Happening now through Monday in my online store on this site 30% off all Eddie Trunk Rocks/Trunk Nation shirts, hats and more. No coupon or code needed. Have a look and grab something now at our biggest sale ever for you or someone for the holidays. Thanks for the support and for representing!

Even though tomorrow is Thanksgiving it’s still a Thursday which is new podcast day! All new podcast exclusive interview with Richie Kotzen tomorrow. Richie talk The Winery Dogs, Poison, Mr Big, and his entire career. Don’t miss this new exclusive in depth conversation with someone I feel is one of rocks greatest all around talents. Free as usual at www.podcastone.com and on Itunes. Just search “The Eddie Trunk Podcast”.

All new FM show this weekend. Brad Whitford of Aerosmith checks in. This may be the last regular format show before we start the year end specials, but not yet sure. I’ll announce the schedule for the balance of the year early next week. Just a reminder the FM show is free to all via streaming from any affiliates. Including Q104.3 NYC or WAAF where it premieres 11P-2A ET Friday nights. For Q stream use the free Iheartradio app, for AAF go to www.waaf.com . Or see the station list on this site of days and times and grab their stream or listen via the free streaming stations.

To everyone here in the U.S. have a great Thanksgiving holiday!


Hope everyone had a great weekend. It was my first one home in a while so caught up on a bunch of stuff I had been neglecting. Unfortunately the event I was supposed to host in WI this Thanksgiving Eve with Stephen Pearcy has been cancelled. Stephen is battling some health issues and I wish him a speedy recovery. Next appearance is now at The Wiltern in LA for the Tony Macalpine benefit I will be hosting 12/12. Then Ft Wayne IN 12/19 for the Electric Christmas for my affiliate The Bear. All appearances on the home page as usual as they come in.

We are about to pick our winner for the big Motley contest. If you didn’t enter yet try and get in before we end it!

Huge 30% off all merch in my online store on this site starting Wednesday thru next Monday. No coupon needed. Take advantage of this great holiday sale. Please note this is only for items in the merch store, not my books. Signed books are still available shipped at $30 each anywhere in the US. Order info under the Books tab. Great gift as well!

Live on SiriusXM tonight 6-10P ET on channel 39. Leslie West among my guests.

All new podcast exclusive interview posts this Thursday with Richie Kotzen. Wide ranging conversation you don’t want to miss. Free on Itunes or www.podcastone.com

Many questions about new That Metal Show. I honestly appreciate the interest but have no news for you. I’m working on a few cool things and when there is an official announcement I’ll post. In the meantime many replays still on VH1C.

I’ll be announcing the year end special edition theme shows for 2015 very soon for my FM show very soon.

Happy Thanksgiving week everyone, be safe.


Two great shows this weekend with Don and Jim in Buffalo and Syracuse. Amazing crowds and thanks to all who came out to The Waiting Room and The Palace Theater. Really was a blast and the promoters were great to work with as well. So much fun doing these stage shows, more TBA for 2016.

That Metal Show replays on VH1 Classic now until 5P ET. News on the new season when I have it but won’t be before 2016.

Next live appearance for me Thanksgiving Eve Kenosha WI. Info on the home page.

Whitford/St Holmes at BBs in NYC this Wednesday. See you there. ET Box Office winners notified shortly. Also King Diamond this Thursday-Saturday at Play Station Theater (Best Buy). Ticket winners also notified soon.

Live SiriusXM show tonight 6-10P ET channel 39 TRUNKNation. Vivian Campbell calls in live from Australia to premiere new Last In Line music, plus Eric Martin in studio and  Brad Whitford Aerosmith calls in.

There is so much conflicting info on the GnR stuff I’m not even going to deal with it until something real from a band member is announced. It is total madness the rumors and reporting being done considering the “sources” being quoted. All I’ll say is something must be up because not one person involved in Guns has issued a statement of denial. It could happen, it could blow up, at any time. Maybe it did already, maybe an announcement is coming. But I won’t get involved in the baseless rumor nonsense going on now and feed into that. Makes zero sense unless from a real credited source.

Thoughts with all those lost and injured by the latest attacks from terrorist animals in Paris. This must be stopped!


Huge response to part 1 of my podcast with Billy Squier from my archives. Part 2 goes up tomorrow. As usual it is free worldwide via Itunes or www.podcastone.com . Just search The Eddie Trunk Podcast. Upcoming podcasts include Richie Kotzen, Rickey Medlocke, Michael Monroe and more.

I’ll be premiering a brand new track from The Last In Line this Monday on my SiriusXM show. The band is the original Dio band with singer Andrew Freeman. Very good new album from these guys. Much like Black Star Riders who were born out of Thin Lizzy, TLIL will play classic Dio but also has some killer new music as you are about to hear. Thrilled to have the US premiere this Monday. The album is out in Feb and the band played the Def Leppard Cruise in Jan which I will be hosting.

The benefit I’m hosting for Tony Macalpine in LA is on sale now. Tom Morello has just been added to the jam. This is going to be a special night for a great cause. Please come out if in the LA area 12/12 to The Wiltern. Then the next night is Lemmy’s 70th! 12/14 it’s Trunk Nation live again from LA on SiriusXM!

Just had a great meeting with my agent and the producer for TMS. Hope to have some news for you about future episodes soon. Won’t be before early next year however. Enjoy the replays in the meantime on VH1 C and thanks for your support and interest in the show. When I know you’ll know.

Orders for signed copies of either of my books as holiday gifts are coming in. Hit the Books tab or banner on this site for order info and remember to put Vol 1 or 2 with the order. US shipping only.

I’ll be in Buffalo (for the first time in 30 years) and Syracuse (for the first time ever!) this weekend with Don & Jim. Hope to see you at The Waiting Room or Palace Theater if in these areas. Info on the home page.

And THANK YOU to the REAL rock stars, our Veterans! Appreciate your service!


Just back from a great weekend with Don and Jim in Chicago and Detroit area for our live gigs. Thanks to all who came to The Token Lounge and Q North. Really great crowds and thanks to the promoters for having us.

Headed into NYC now. Live SiriusXM show with guests Michael Monroe and Rickey Medlocke on channel 39 6-10P ET. Prior I’ll be live on the Anthony Cumia show at 4P ET. Ant is an old friend from my WNEW radio days and looking forward to seeing his new studio set up.

Huge response to the Billy Squier podcast. Part 2 is this Thursday!

I will be doing my SiriusXM show live again from LA in December! Details soon..


Just back from a long overdue family vacation. Took the kids to Disney in FL for a few days. My kids are 8 & 11 so a perfect age for them to take it all in and go on all the rides, etc. If you have never been it is super expensive! They do an awesome job but you do pay for it. So my suggestion if you have younger kids is to wait until they are older and can at least take it in. But being on the road so much lately it was good to get some time with them and family in sunny FL. Great time despite a Mets loss in the series and a brutal Giants loss!

Back on the road this weekend. Been a bit since I did some live stand up shows with Don and Jim. We go out together appearing in Glendale Heights IL tomorrow at Q North and Token Lounge in Westland MI this Saturday (with Michael Angel Batio). Hope to see you if in these areas. All appearances on the home page. Next weekend in Buffalo and Syracuse!

My podcast that went up today is my first ever from my archives and is an in depth album by album interview with Billy Squier. This is in 2 parts. Part 1 now, part 2 next Thursday. A must listen for fans of Billy and some interesting stories for the average rock fan for sure. As usual free worldwide on Itunes and www.podcastone.com

Honored to be hosting a benefit in LA 12/12 for guitarist Tony Macalpine who is battling colon cancer. It’s at The Wiltern and features Steve Vai, Mike Portnoy, Zakk Wylde, John 5, Derek Sherinian and surprise guests TBA. Please join us and help out Tony and his family if you can.

Back live in SiriusXM this Monday. Michael Monroe among my guests.


Latest podcast went up yesterday with new Whitesnake guitarist Joel Hoekstra. Joel discusses Rock Of Ages, TSO, Night Ranger and his new solo album 13 as well. Grab it now free on Itunes or at www.podcastone.com . Just search The Eddie Trunk Podcast. It is free worldwide. Coming next week part one of two parts of album by album in depth interview with Billy Squier. This will be my first ever podcast from my archives but it is a great one! Billy talks in detail about his career, the ups and downs, every album, and how he is currently the most sampled rock artist ever in Hip Hop music (Jay Z, Eminem, etc). Interesting stuff from an artist I was always a huge fan of back to Piper. Part one posts next Thursday!

Todd LaTorre of Queensryche is my guest on this weeks Eddie Trunk Rocks FM show. Debuts 11P-2A ET tonight on Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston. Both stations stream free.

Just back from Milwaukee where I spent two days hosting show with The Winery Dogs. Thanks to the band and the Bob Rech and the Potowatomi Casino and staff for having me. Had a great time meeting so many fans as well as 3 of my WI based radio affiliates for ET Rocks. Even paid a visit to the studios of The Hog and went on air with Joe and Borna. Thanks to them for having me and airing my show and also thanks to Lana for her help.

Starting to get holiday orders for my two books. Yes they are still available and if you want them signed just follow the instructions under the Books tab on this site. I’ll write whatever you’d like and mail them out. PLEASE BE SURE TO SPECIFY VOLUME 1 OR 2 OR BOTH WITH YOUR ORDERS. Thanks. Check my merch store too for other cool gift ideas.

Just added a new appearance at The Brat Stop in Kenosha WI with Stephen Pearcy and Enuff z Nuff Thanksgiving Eve. All appearances on the home page.

Headed to Disney for a few days with my family. Been traveling so often for work related stuff it will be good to get some time in with my kids. As a result the SiriusXM show Monday will not be live. Go Mets, Go Giants!


Back from Texas and OK. Want to say a big thank you to everyone who came out to see me at Guitar Sanctuary in McKinney on Thursday and with The Winery Dogs in Ardmore OK Friday. The weather was not great in TX and OK but I appreciate everyone who came out anyway. Thank you Brian Meader and all at Guitar Sanctuary and bands Franzen Stine and The Red Rockers. And thanks to Aubry Harris and all I hung with in OK, and everyone at Two Frogs. Great night with Damon Johnson, Gilby Clarke and more. Saturday I was with Don in NJ at Regency House and that was a fun gig as well. Thanks to Steve Brown of Trixter for hanging out and apologies to the Bon Jovi Stump The Trunk girl for getting upset when we were having fun with her! Great 3 nights of gigs!

Back on the road tomorrow. I’m with The Winery Dogs this week Tuesday and Wednesday nights at Northern Lights Theater at Potowatomi Casino in Milwaukee. I’ll have shirts and both books available for purchase likely after the show ends in the lobby. Come say hello if going to these show. I’ll also be a guest at 3:15 PM Wednesday in studio at my radio affiliates there The Hog.

My schedule is non stop so see all appearances on the home page and follow on Twitter for updates @EddieTrunk

One other thing. I have been getting many questions about the future of That Metal Show. You may recall we only did 12 episodes in 2014. We have done 12 so far in 2015. I have no idea of the future of the show. Which is the case after EVERY season. There have been some changes and I have had meetings with my producer. When I have a definite answer as to the plan going forward I will let you know. As has been the case every season all decisions belong to VH1 Classic. NOT up to me if, when, where and how many episodes we shoot. When I have news to post I will and thank you for watching and caring. Plenty of replays in the meantime. Thanks.

Go Mets, Go Giants!


Had some great calls last night on my SiriusXM show. One of the reasons I love doing this show so much is it’s live nationwide and you never know what direction the conversation will take. We got on the topic of the pros and cons of casino shows from the fan and artist standpoint. Was interesting. Also had call ins from Ian Hill and Mike Portnoy. Ian said it is very possible Priest will make another album and continue as long as everyone is feeling good. Judging from what I saw in Vegas Saturday they have no reason to stop. Enter to win Priest tickets for NJ on this site in ET’s Box Office.

Portnoy discussed the current Winery Dogs tour and said it will continue through all of next year pretty much around the world. He reiterated that this band is the priority for all 3 guys and everything else just gets slotted in when there is time. Good news to hear and cool to see new fans discover this band each day. I’ll be with them in Ardmore OK this Friday and next Tuesday and Wednesday in Milwaukee. Hope to see you if coming to those shows. I will be selling books and merch prior to both shows in Milwaukee in the lobby at those shows. Come say hi, no purchase needed for that!

Headed to Dallas tomorrow. I’ll be in McKinney TX this Thursday at The Guitar Sanctuary. I was there a couple years ago. Really cool guitar store with a performance space in the back. Live music from Franzenstine and The Red Rockers (Hagar tribute). In between I’ll be doing Q&A, speaking and of course Stump The Trunk! Tickets and VIP Meet & Greet tickets on sale now. Link on the home page. Books and shirts also for sale. Music starts at 7, I start around 8. Friday I am in Ardmore OK hosting Winery Dogs. After party at 2 Frogs with Gilby Clarke. Saturday I am in Pompton Plains NJ with Don Jamieson. Jim was originally on this show but can’t make it now. Don will do stand up and I will do some Q&A and Stump. Hope you guys will join us in our home state. Info on all appearances and links on the home page.


Just home from a great few days in Vegas. I saw Judas Priest Saturday night in Vegas. I’m out of town when they play NJ and didn’t want to miss one more show. The were GREAT! Truly truly sounded amazing! Halford was in top form, moving well now that has back issues have been resolved and looking great. Vocally he was amazing! Nailing Beyond The Realms Of Death, Victim Of Changes, and new additions to the set like Screaming For Vengeance, The Rage and Desert Plains! To me after Sabbath, Priest are the most important band in metal history. To see them still this good is very inspiring. Do not miss them if you have a chance. Also caught some of Mastodon live for the first time who played an hour set and were a great addition to the bill for some newer blood. Thanks to all the great fans I met in Vegas and it was great seeing all the Priest guys. Ian Hill is live on my SiriusXM show tonight 6:15PM ET on channel 39.

I also saw a new Rush tribute called “Hurry” that featured Brian Tichy, Brent Woods, James Lomenzo and Sebastian Bach at Vamp’d in Vegas Saturday night. Really fun band and a must see if you love Rush. Tichy is one of my favorite players and goes off on drums. J Lo and Woods nailed it, and Bach sang the hell out of his part of the set. This was their first official show and it will get better as they do more, but the packed house loved it. Thanks to Korie and both Danny’s at Vamp’d for the hospitality as always. Also was at their club Thursday night where I saw the new lineup of Sin City Sinners who were also really good and spent some time seeing my good friend Zach Throne and his band Metal Shop at Venetian. Great to see so much rock and metal around Vegas! Also huge thanks to Mandalay Bay where I had another great stay!

Live on the radio 6-10P ET tonight for TRUNK Nation on SiriusXM 39 to cover all of this and more. And don’t forget I’m in McKinney TX this Thursday and Ardmore OK this Friday and NJ this Saturday! Info on the home page. Go Mets, Go Giants!