Due to the blizzard weather conditions here in the NY/NJ area my SiriusXM show tonight is pre recorded. I actually went in last night and recorded it knowing we were going to get hit with bad weather. Tons of music (most of which I picked) and the show is all new, just not live as I am stuck home in NJ riding the snow out.

This Thursday’s podcast interview is with Jake E Lee and Gregg Chaison. It is free via www.podcastone.com and Itunes starting this Thursday.

Next live appearance is with Don & Jim this Saturday night in Teaneck NJ at Mexicali Live. We did this club last year and had a blast. Whitesnake guitarist Joel Hoekstra has just been confirmed as a special guest! Tickets and VIP meet & greet tickets on sale now and at the door. Hope to see you! All confirmed appearances on the home page.

New stuff I’m loving; Marilyn Manson, Black Star Rider, Farmikos and Motor Sister to name a few.

Stock is now in for both of my books. If you’d like to order signed personalized copies of either they will ship quickly. Order details on the Books tab.


Hope everyone checks out my all new podcast exclusive interview with Vivian Campbell up now. Viv talks Dio, The Last In Line, his cancer, Def Leppard and more. Free now www.podcastone.com or via Itunes.

Just recently added a new feature to this site. My weekly Pick Of the Week. This is something we do on TMS and now I’ll do one every week or so here on this site. So many people ask me about new things to check out so hopefully this will be helpful and provide some suggestions from what I like. You can find them by clicking on Pick Of The Week under the Media tab on this site. Just another way to help promote new releases and music in general that I hope you find useful.

The guests for the new season of TMS are coming together nicely. Looking like a big array of new guests and many genres or rock and metal will be represented. Can’t wait to announce our season premiere guest. A LEGEND! I will reveal him soon! 1st new episode coming 2/21 9P ET on VH1C. More soon..

All new radio show this weekend loaded with new and classic hard rock and metal. Premieres tonight on Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston 11P ET and streaming on both stations. On all affiliates over the weekend. All new live SiriusXM show this Monday 6-10P ET on SiriusXM 39 TRUNKNation. Udo will be in studio, Vinnie Moore will call in.

Have a nice weekend all. What to do without football….


Hosted Extreme last night in NJ at Bergen PAC. The band recently started a tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of their breakout album Pornograffiti and are playing it in order along with a set of other tunes as well. If you get a chance see this band! Nuno is truly one of the most amazing players out there. After a stint with Rhianna he is back and on fire playing blazing hard rock! Obviously a huge share of the attention goes to Nuno but the role Gary, Pat and Kevin play makes this a truly complete amazing band. And the harmony vocals are incredible and all real! In this day and age where so many bands are running stuff on tracks (if you know it or not) what Extreme does all real is incredible. They do have some of the horns from the album as samples because they can’t carry extra musicians with them at their level, but everything else was real and spot on! Phenomenal band, catch them if they can. I’ll be seeing them next on the MOR Cruise.

All new exclusive podcast interview with Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell goes live tomorrow. This interview was recorded just this past Monday on his final day of recording with his side band The Last In Line, which is the original Dio band. Viv talks about his health, the next Leppard album, Dio and more. Get it free on Itunes or www.podcastone.com just after Midnight tonight Pacific time. Also if you subscribe to my podcast on Itunes you will get every episode free every Thursday instantly. It is 100% free of charge to download or stream each week! PS: The Jake E Lee interview will now post next week FYI.

New TMS coming 2/21!

Be sure to grab your Rocklahoma tickets on the pre sale before prices go up and reserved seats sell out. See you in Pryor! Also enter on this site to win M3 tickets and tickets to see me, Don, Jim and Jackyl at Starland in NJ 2/20.

The new Black Star Riders coming soon is killer!


Had a great talk with Michael Sweet last night on my SiriusXM show. The new album he did with George Lynch is out one week from today. So many of these bands don’t last or even see a live show. Will this one be different? I hope for Michael’s sake it is. Real good guy and talent.

Rocklahoma 2015 is announced. See Music News on this site for the details. I have hosted every year since it started in ’07 and I’m back again. I’ll also have tickets for giveaway on this site soon. Grab them now on the pre sale for best location and pricing. www.rocklahoma.com Tons of great bands and friends on the bill this year! Slayer, Tesla, Winery Dogs, Anthrax, Red Dragon Cartel and many others including some new ones I love as well. It should be a great one Memorial weekend! See you there I hope!

All new podcast exclusive interview with Vivian Campbell posts this Thursday. I pushed Jake E Lee one week because this is super new and fresh with Viv talking Dio, Def Lep, his health and more. You don’t want to miss this ALL NEW exclusive to my podcast interview! As always free to stream or download worldwide starting Thursday on Itunes or www.podcastone.com . Vivian just completed a new album with his side band The Last In Line made up of the original Dio band. So now this becomes more of an original metal band as oppose to a Dio tribute. Should be interesting and hear what he has to say Thursday.

Thanks to all who picked up one of my new T Shirts in the merch store. Check out the new designs!

Off to host Extreme in NJ. Congrats to all my ticket winners. Can’t wait to see Nuno rip! One of my favorites!


Had a great weekend of live shows in Cincinnati and Oshkosh WI over the weekend. Thanks to all who came out to MVPs and The Dockside Tavern. It’s a blast to come out and hang with everyone, tell some stories, do some live trivia and also see some of the bands the promoters put on the bill. In Oshkosh there was a band made up of very young kids (the drummer was 12, guitarist/singer 16!) called Bad Habitz that played 80’s hard rock covers and nailed it! Pretty amazing to see. All the fans and venues were so cool and were packed. Thanks so much to all! By the way, if you are a venue interested in booking me for my live shows contact artistsworldwide@aol.com . Next up shows with Don & Jim 1/31 in NJ back at Mexicali in Teaneck. Tickets and VIP tickets are on sale now. We will also be at Starland Ballroom in NJ 2/20 with Jackyl! All dates including shows in NYC, Pittsburgh, DE, VA and more on the home page now.

I’m back at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood FL 2/18 to host Alice Cooper! Get your tix and come on out!

I will be live 6-10P ET / 3-7P Pacific tonight on SiriusXM channel 39 TRUNKNation with music and talk that rocks. Michael Sweet will call in live.

All new Eddie Trunk Podcast this Thursday with Jake E Lee and Greg Chaisson. Upcoming podcasts include Joe Holmes, Frank Hannon, Vivian Campbell and more. FREE on Itunes and www.podcastone.com

TMS back 2/21 9PM on VH1 Classic!


The official news release on the new season of TMS went out today. The only real news other than what I have told you guys that follow here is the time change of 9P debut with a repeat at usual time of 11P. The guests will be announced as we get closer. Audience ticket link in last post.

Posted today my podcast for the week with former Ratt singer Stephen Pearcy. It is available now free and worldwide on Itunes or www.podcastone.com

I’m headed to Cincinnati tomorrow. I’ll be at MVPs Friday night. Also listen to the Kidd Chris show tomorrow morning to hear an interview I did with the guys. I hit the stage around 9P at MVPs with some stories, Q&A and live Stump The Trunk. Then live music. Tickets available while they last. Also VIP Meet & Greet tickets available that include a signed 8×10, photo and more. Hope to see you in Cincy!

And this Saturday I’m in Oshkosh WI at The Dockside Tavern. Same deal there (no VIP tix however) and live music as well. Be a great warm up for Championship Sunday and hope to see listeners from my local Appleton affiliate TCX in the house.

My FM syndicated radio show this weekend features a very interesting interview with Jake E Lee and tons of new and classic hard rock and metal. Kicks off Friday 11P ET on Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston and all affiliates over the weekend. Also had a bunch of new AA Members to this site recently so thanks!

Monday is a holiday but I will still be live on SiriusXM 39 TrunkNation 6-10P ET. Michael Sweet checks in to talk Sweet & Lynch and more.

Have a nice weekend everyone and if in Cincy or Oshkosh hope to see you! Books and T-shirts available at both appearances as well.


As we get closer to the new season of That Metal Show starting to get more news I can share with everyone. The season debut will be 2/21. The guest will be announced soon. The major change I just learned is that we will now premiere at 9PM ET instead of the usual 11PM on Saturday nights. The show will now debut at 9 and then also replay at 11 each Saturday. Needless to say many replays throughout the week also. And the link for audience tickets has now been made available. Please remember the show now tapes in NYC every Tuesday starting 2/17. You need to be in the NYC area to get tickets. Everyone is not assured a spot in the audience even if you get tickets so they do not encourage people to fly in just for a taping. If you live in the area or will be in the area anyway then they will likely consider you for a spot. Please note I have NOTHING to do with audience tickets. So please follow the application. I also have no idea why they ask for a photo. Again this is not my area to work on. Good luck scoring tickets and hope to see you at one of the tapings. More info soon. Here’s the link: http://gothamcasting.com/gothamrsvp/



Thanks to my guests Stephen Pearcy, Frank Hannon and Joe Holmes who called into my radio show last night. All have killer new music out you should check out. The Farmikos album I have been playing (Joe Holmes) is finally out this Thursday via Amazon and CDbaby.com.

Spoke last night about the effects of Tinnitus. A condition that creates a constant ringing in your ears that is non treatable. I had a hearing test yesterday because ever since I went to see Ace Frehley at BB Kings over 6 weeks ago I have had a slight ringing noticeable when I try and sleep and it’s quiet. My doctor said my hearing is within normal range still (how I do not know but I’ll take it!), but there were some very early signs of this being an issue. Now what I have is right now very mild, but this at more severe levels as you could imagine could drive you insane. So many times as a kid I’d come home from a loud show, ears ring for a day, then back to normal. When I was real young I worked at a car wash by the blower. Same deal. After 32 years in radio with headphones, countless concerts, in ears for TV, etc, and turning 50, well lets just say the recovery isn’t what it once was. Thankfully my situation right now is very manageable and still in normal limits, but I can’t imagine it really bad as it is for some especially musicians and concert goers. I write this as a heads up because it was pretty revealing to learn about this from an ear doctor yesterday. There is literally nothing they can do for it. So as us metal heads get older don’t be afraid to use plugs or some protection at shows. I’m as guilty as anyone of wanting to hear my favorite band cranked and everyone uses ear buds and headphones now. But I only pass along this friendly word of caution because this really is a huge problem for many exposed often to loud volume and it can be a total bitch of you don’t pay attention to it. Ever since I brought it up on my radio show last night I have heard from many about it so thought I’d pass along the new to all here for what it’s worth.

All new podcast this Thursday. New exclusive interview with Stephen Pearcy of Ratt. Free and worldwide on Itunes or www.podcastone.com

Hope to see you in Cincinnati at MVPs this Friday and in Oshkosh WI at The Dockside Tavern this Saturday.

TMS returns 2/21! Audience and guest info coming very soon!


This weekend is the start of the 32nd year of my FM/syndicated radio show. After 4 weeks of year end specials my usual format of new and classic hard rock and metal resumes on all affiliate stations and streams. It debuts as usual tonight 11P ET on Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston. It is amazing to me that this show that is at the core of everything I have ever done if entering year 32. Seems like just yesterday I was playing this unknown band called Metallica and having this new band called WASP in my radio studio (see my 2nd book for that story!). Over the decades so much has changed in the world of radio, but thanks to you guys and your support this show continues on as one of the first ever programs to focus on this music we love. When I started it in 1983 it was not easy to get on the air. Thanks to big albums that year by Metallica, Quiet Riot, Def Leppard, etc I was able to convince my local NJ station WDHA to give me a shot doing something called a “metal show”. Then 1994 came and I was able to make the huge move from NJ to market #1 NYC when I was hired by then Pure Rock Q104.3. Then 1998 and the legendary WNEW through it’s last years of rock and short period as a talk station (some great times there!). When NEW was blown up due to the Opie & Anthony stunt Q104.3 brought me back and there the show has been flagshipped since. The show is now heard on about 25 radio stations and various streams. Many have no idea how syndication works. It is not about how many stations you have but the size of the markets, what time your show runs, etc. You can easily have a show that has WAY more audience on 5 stations than one on 50 if the show with 5 is on in major cities. So I am extremely fortunate to have the support of Q104.3 as my anchor in NYC and other great cities like Boston and Milwaukee running my show. I am truly grateful for every outlet I have because those stations have the stones to break from the norm for a few hours a week and give their hard rock fans something different. You would not believe after 32 years how tough it still is to find believers to run a 3 hour weekly hard rock/metal show. Many will have me as a guest on their AM show and rave about TMS, but few will actually give me 3 hours (at zero cash cost) to play some of this music. In a day and age where I think it is vital to do something different in radio you would be amazed at how hard this still is after 32 years. But I am grateful and honored to still do it. The 25th year of the show was celebrated with a private Judas Priest concert, the 30th year with a reunion of Ace Frehley & Peter Criss (maybe the last time they ever play together?). So on to year 32! Thanks to every station that gives me 3 hours a week to do my thing and the great audiences that listen. Here’s hoping in this new year some new stations also can find some time to lend their signal to our kind of music. You can find a list of all stations and streams that air the show every weekend under Live & On The Air tab, just hit “Eddie Trunk Rocks-FM”. Remember Q104 and WAAF both stream free as do many of the other stations, so if you don’t live in these markets you can still listen that way. Happy new year all!


Hope everyone is having a good first week of 2015. I’ve been head and shoulders into all kinds of stuff including both radio shows, my podcast and lining up guests for the new season of TMS. As usual that is a tricky balancing act between who’s available when we tape (everyone lives on the W coast, we are back in NYC, so many on tour, etc), who I want, who the network wants, who wants to do the show, etc. But some cool stuff cooking and it should really start to take shape in the next couple weeks. We tape for 12 weeks in NYC starting 2/17 with the season debut 2/21 on VH1C. The network tells me I should have audience ticket info to post in a week or so. I have no doubt when all is said and done we will have a great mix of new, classic, first time and returning rock, hard rock and metal guests. It’s been almost a year lay off and I’m psyched we are finally back! Thanks for all your amazing support and patience. If it was up to me I’d do the show every day! More news here when I can share.

All new exclusive Eddie Trunk Podcast posts tomorrow (new every Thursday). This week’s guests are Carmine Appice and Joe Lynn Turner talking about their new band Rated X and much more. As usual free and worldwide on Itunes or www.podcastone.com You can also stream it by hitting the banner on the site.

Have many new AA Members of this site from the holidays. Welcome to all. All members get my radio show on demand, a signed 8×10, 15% off coupon for my merch store and a free bumper sticker all for a very small yearly fee. Click the banner for info. Also check out the new T shirt designs now available in my merch store!

Very weird to see AC/DC’s first announced US show at Coachella which is far from a hard rock event. But AC/DC are so huge they transcend all music formats these days. Still would have been cool to see them maybe do a big hard rock oriented event. It always strikes me as strange when huge bands do major events outside of their world and that most of their fan base doesn’t care about. Reminds me of when Kiss did their first reunion show for the KROQ Wienie Roast in LA. An alternative radio station that would never play Kiss. But for older bands many get off on seeing younger hip bands show their affection. It makes them feel more contemporary. I’m not saying that’s why AC/DC decided to play this, but I have seen that as the catalyst for decisions like this first hand before. No doubt more AC/DC dates to come for those that aren’t as musical diverse as Coachella.

I’ll be at MVPs in Cincinnati 1/16 and Dockside Tavern in Oshkosh WI 1/17. Tickets on sale now for both. Links on my home page. Come on out and hang! All appearances including a just announced date in DE (3/21 World Cafe Live At The Queen) with Don and Jim on the home page.