8/12: DOKKEN REUNION, RADIO SHOWS, GLENN HUGHES, HAIR NATION FEST, MORE

Summer seems to be blowing by. Hope you all are having a good one.

Be sure to have a listen to my latest podcast. It features a new interview with Don Dokken talking about the coming, very brief, Dokken reunion. Rarely has anyone been so refreshingly honest about the motives behind a reunion! It’s a fun chat I think you will like. Grab it free on Itunes or www.PodcastOne.com

This week also includes a new interview with Glenn Hughes, who is now on his first ever US solo tour. I hosted a show with GH in NYC this past Wednesday. It is STUNNING what he can still do vocally! And his trio kicks ass as well. See them if you can! Few singers on the planet can do what Glenn can still do after all these years, amazing! New album coming soon too!

I am super excited to share with you all soon some new on a few new projects. Can’t wait, coming soon. Also for those asking about TMS apparently the “new” MTV Classic is going to show old episodes. No word still about new shows.

FM “Eddie Trunk Rocks” show this weekend features an interview with Robert Trujillo of Metallica. Debuts tonight 11P ET on Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston. Streaming free on both as well.

Live on SiriusXM this Monday 6-10P ET on channel 39 with the guy who invented the Dio hologram!

I’ll be in LA next Wednesday 8/17 for launch events for the Hair Nation Festival. Join me 5-7P at The Rainbow then 7-11 at The Whiskey for a Battle Of The Bands.

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8/8: LIVE ON SIRIUSXM TONIGHT W/ DON DOKKEN, GLENN HUGHES, JOSH TODD, BRIAN WHEAT.

Just back from a week in Vegas with my family and playing catch up. Huge thanks to all for the many birthday wishes coming in. Yes I am 52 today! Crazy!! I started in radio at 18! Where did the years go? But here I am 34 years later and what am I about to do today? Radio! So I am lucky for sure to do what I love all these decades. Join me tonight 6-10P ET live on SiriusXM channel 39 for music and talk that rocks. Packed show! Guests include Brian Wheat, Don Dokken, Josh Todd and Glenn Hughes, all live! More soon.

PS: We have made some major changes and improvements to the functionality of this site, more to come. Thanks for your patience if you had issues.

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7/31: ON VACATION UNTIL 8/8

Taking a week off the spend some time with my family for a Summer vacation. I’ll be back 8/8 (my birthday) live on SiriusXM 6-10PM ET to celebrate my birthday on the air with you guys doing what I love! So join me on channel 39 TRUNKNation. I’m sure there will be some guests as well.

New podcast this week features Jesse and Danny of DGeneration as well as my take on the end of VH1C and the start of MTV C.

Capped an amazing week last night at Citi Field as I was on the field for Mike Piazza’s jersey retirement followed by a great party in a suite during the game. Huge congrats to Mike for the HOF and Mets honors and my sincere thanks for inviting me to all!

I am aware some areas of this site are still not working properly. It has been MASSIVELY frustrating and it is being addressed. Thanks.

Follow on Twitter @EddieTrunk for news and updates. If I have time I’ll post here while away. Otherwise much more when I return 8/8.

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7/29: EDDIE LIVE ON ESPN RADIO NYC & YES NETWORK TODAY 3-7P ET, MORE

Really excited to be guest co-hosting The Michael Kaye show today on 98.7 ESPN Radio in NYC (streaming as well on the ESPN Radio app) and simulcast on TV on the YES Network. I’ll be with my old friend Don Lagreca. Although I’m far from a sports expert I’m thankful Don asked me to sit in with him. Hope to hear from you guys and work in some rock talk as well (Don is a huge metalhead also!). This should be a blast so listen and watch and join us on air. Also just got Mike Piazza to call in at 6P!

My new podcast for the week is up now with Ted Nugent. Even if you are anti- Ted, listen, I think you will be entertained. Free on Itunes or www.podcastone,com.

Eddie Trunk Rocks debuts tonight 11P ET on Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston and all affiliates over the weekend.

I am aware we are still having some issues with this site. Trust me I am as frustrated as anyone. It is being addressed. Thanks for your patience.

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7/25: CONGRATS MIKE PIAZZA, BACK FROM COOPERSTOWN

Just back from an amazing weekend in Cooperstown NY and my first visit to the MLB HOF. My good friend Mike Piazza was inducted yesterday and it was a true honor to be invited by him for this incredible event. If you’ve never been and are a baseball fan Cooperstown is a must! As a lifelong Mets fan it was surreal to see the second ever Met be inducted and it just happen to be one of my closest friends. Met many other HOF-ers as well including another rock fan Randy Johnson, who I’ve know for some time and takes amazing photos (he did the R-40 Rush cover). If you followed on Twitter you saw many photos and maybe even caught a glimpse of me on MLB Net during the ceremony. Congrats and thank you Mike! For the long time radio listeners out there you know what a huge part of my radio show Mike was for a long time and it was an honor that he asked me to attend. Congrats of course also to Ken Griffey Jr who was also inducted.

I’m back live on SiriusXM 6-10P ET tonight on channel 39 TrunkNation.

More soon..

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7/20: RIP VH1 CLASSIC, TMS, PIAZZA, MORE

Just back from a week on the W Coast. Had some great shows with Don & Jim in Vegas, LA and Orange County. All were well attended and had a ton of great fans and friends come out. Thanks to all! I also had some great meetings while in LA for possible new projects and spent some time with friends Zach Throne, Brent Fitz, Todd Kerns, Frank Sidoris, Ron Mancuso (Vegas) and Richie Kotzen, Brent Woods, Jay Ruston and Fred Coury in LA. Was good catching up and breaking bread with all. And most of all it was a blast doing some shows with Don & Jim.

By now most have heard the announcement that VH1 Classic will cease to exist as of August 1. I knew this was happening for some time and it was mentioned in the past. But now MTV Networks has made it official. We were first told of this happening last year. It’s the reason That Metal Show was cancelled. You see TMS was THE franchise for VH1C. But when they decided there would be no more VH1C, there was no need to continue to make the flagship show. They didn’t care nobody was watching because they knew they were pulling the plug on the channel in due time. Most of the execs I worked with are now no longer there. So all of this had something to do with things way bigger than TMS. VH1C will become MTV Classic as of 8/1. I have no idea what that channel will look like or if they will air old TMS. For me seeing VH1C end is truly the end of an era personally. It was my first TV job back in 2002, and I have worked for the channel 13 years! I did a ton of stuff beyond TMS over the years. I am as equally as proud of that stuff that less people saw, as I am in producing and co-hosting what became the channels biggest ever show. When I think of all my years with VH1C I am grateful to have been such a huge part of it and work with many great people, but I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t a part thinking what could have been if they invested in developing the channel more. RIP VH1 Classic. MANY great memories!

As for TMS I assure you the show is still being shopped and still looking for a new home. It is owned by the our producer of TMS. He just called me today with his new plan for finding a new network. I don’t control what happens to TMS but needless to say I am in if he finds a new spot. In the meantime catch me on AXS TV hosting their series Reel To Real, and keep an eye for exciting new stuff TBA .

There is a benefit tonight at the Stress Factory in New Brunswick for my friend Karl Cochran who is recovering from a stroke. Shuli, Craig Gass and Don Jamieson among the performers. Get there if you can.

New podcast tomorrow with Ozzy guitarist Gus G and a recap of the end of VH1 Classic. Free www.PodcastOne.com and Itunes.

Congrats to my brother from another mother Mike Piazza on his induction into the HOF this weekend! I will be in Cooperstown with him and many to celebrate. Mike was a huge part of my radio shows for years and I was just interviewed by the Daily News in NY about that. Look for it in the Piazza special on Sunday! Mike is one of my best friends to this day and I am grateful and honored he asked me to attend this really special and deserved weekend!

 

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