Eddie Trunk is a 30 year music industry veteran who has built a reputation for being one of the most respected personalities in the world of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. Eddie has spent time as a record executive and has also worked in artist management, but has really found his calling as a broadcaster.
Eddie began his broadcasting career in 1983, after convincing the execs at his favorite local radio station, WDHA in NJ, to allow him to produce a hard rock/heavy metal specialty show – one of the first of it’s kind. That show continues to this day under the banner of Eddie Trunk Rocks (also labeled Friday Night Rocks in NYC). Eddie Trunk Rocks originates out of New York City, the number one radio market, on Q104.3 and is syndicated nationally and heard on more than 15 stations including other top 10 markets including WAAF in Boston.
Eddie also hosts Eddie Trunk Live, a weekly live music, talk & interview show every Monday night (6 – 10p) on SiriusXM satellite radio channel 39, which is branded “Trunk Nation” during his program.
In 2002 Eddie took the leap into television after being hired as a host on VH1’s sister station, VH1 Classic, where Eddie was regularly seen hosting the interview series Hanging With as well as appearing on many of the station’s other segments and specials. He is currently host and co-producer of the hit series That Metal Show, the longest running program in the station’s history. That Metal Show is seen around the world and is a favorite destination for many Hard Rock/Heavy Metal fans.
Eddie is armed with a true passion for the music he so feverishly champions. A true scholar of the genre, his encyclopedic knowledge of both it’s history and it’s current events has led him to be widely regarded as one of it’s foremost authorities. Consequently, it made perfect sense that Eddie would eventually turn his attention to writing. In 2010, Eddie added “author” to his list of media credits and released his first book “Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock & Heavy Metal.” The book was very well received by critics and fans alike. Eddie has just finished work on the sequel, “Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Vol. 2,” which will be released in late 2013.