12/7: JAKE E LEE, HOUSTON & AUSTIN THIS WEEKEND, MORE.

Hope everyone had a great weekend. My Giants actually won a game! Good because I want Coughlin to stay, not so good for our draft next year. Hosted Jake E Lee and Red Dragon Cartel in NJ Friday night. As someone who hosted this bands first ever show in LA (which was a well documented disaster) it’s great to see how far they have come. I am sad to see Ron Mancuso out of the band but Greg Chaison does a great job and obviously has some history with Jake going back to the Badlands days. Mancuso played a huge role in bringing Jake back and getting an album out (and connecting me with him for radio and TMS) so his role in the existence of this band can not be overlooked. But shit happens in every band and Jake seems very engaged with Greg back as a band member. If you didn’t hear my recent interview with Jake we get into a TON of stuff. Podcast is coming soon too. A lot of things are explained about RDC as well as Badlands, Ozzy and more. The thing I really want to point out of singer Darren Smith. This guy was CRUCIFIED on social media after his debut with the band with everyone screaming for him to be canned. Granted it was not a good moment by any stretch as he will be the first to tell you. But I was vocal about not letting him go. The guy could always sing, but was never a front man (he’s a drummer in his past band). So the performance stuff could be fixed and the nerves were understandable. And it has been fixed big time. Darren has really grown into his role fronting this band and does a great job covering so many singers live. I’m glad for him. Nice to see someone hang in there and turn it around. Funny how quiet it is when someone is doing a great job huh? That’s social media for you and the world we are in today. We’ll see where this all goes but there were some cool song additions to the set (Dreams In the Dark, Now You See Me No You Don’t) and Jake is playing way better with the rust knocked off. Positive signs for this band going forward, we’ll see what the next moves are after these final few live dates for 2014.

Thanks to everyone who came out to Dingbatz Saturday night in NJ for the Karl Cochran benefit. Was great to see Karl who is making progress after a very serious stroke. Joe Lynn Turner, Pat Travers, Carmine Appice, Steve Brown and many more rocked for over 3 hours and it was a blast for a great cause. JLT can still sing and Carmine even at this age is one of the most powerful drummers you will ever see. Steve and Travers ripped as well. Ears still very much ringing!

Austin & Houston TX I am coming to you this Friday and Saturday! Friday I’m at The Original Emo’s (new location) in Austin. Broken Teeth with Jason McMaster and more are playing. Saturday I’m at Concert Pub North in Houston. A UFO and Thin Lizzy tribute will play. Had a blast with these guys about a year ago! Come out for some drinks, music, Q&A, rock stories and more.

First of the year end special edition shows this coming weekend. The all Iron Maiden special!

Many more appearances about to be announced. Keep an eye on the home page for the dates and info as always.

12/5: JAKE E LEE TONIGHT, COCHRAN BENEFIT, COVERDALE, SATRIANI, TMS, MORE

Happy Friday everyone! Excited to announce the first guest of the upcoming new 12 episodes of That Metal Show is booked. One of the two guys has never been on before and is from a major metal band! Hate to be a tease but until the network is ready to release the info I can’t give details yet. We have tons more to do but it’s great to finally be working on a new season of TMS which will debut 2/21! Audience tickets and more info when I have it.

Hosting Jake E Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel tonight in NJ at Mexicali Live in Teaneck. Then hosting the benefit for guitarist Karl Cochran at Dingbatz in Clifton NJ tomorrow night. Both shows start around 9P. The benefit will include guests Joe Lynn Turner, Carmine Appice, Pat Travers, Steve Brown and more. Hope to see you there if in the NJ area.

Latest podcast up now with David Coverdale talking John Sykes, Cozy Powell, Blackmore, Page and more. Don’t want to miss this one! As always it’s free and worldwide to stream or download with Itunes or www.podcastone.com or hit the banner on this site.

All new Eddie Trunk Rocks FM show this weekend. Debuts tonight 11P ET on Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston. Final regular format show before the year end specials kick in. Joe Satriani is the guest talking about the future of Chickenfoot. On all affiliate stations this weekend!

12/2: YEAR END SPECIALS REVEALED, JAKE E LEE, BOOKS, COVERDALE PODCAST, MORE

Thanks to the over 10,000 who voted in the poll for my year end radio specials. I thought this year I would do something different and spotlight music of the 3 most requested bands by you guys during 3 shows in December. I’ll do the annual Year In Review show with all music released in 2014 as usual as well. This show is so important in this day and age when so much good new rock and metal is out and so little gets sold and supported. So you will hopefully discover stuff you missed. Obviously I can’t play it all but I get in what I can and what I dealt with in the year in 3 hours. Remember my FM radio show debuts every Friday night 11P ET on Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston. Both stations stream free as well. Q104.3 via the iHeartradio app or at www.q1043.com and WAAF at www.waaf.com . Full list of stations to hear the show on this site over the weekend as well as online outlets. The top 3 vote getting bands were Kiss, Rush and Iron Maiden, so those will be the special editions. Van Halen was close but just missed. Kiss was trailing but made a late surge to get the #1 amount of votes so the Kissmas Special I have been doing since 1990 lives on! The schedule for the shows will be 12/12 weekend all Maiden, 12/19 all Kiss, 12/26 all Rush, 1/2 Year In Review.

Had a truly interesting and in depth interview with Jake E Lee yesterday. Jake is back on the road with Red Dragon Cartel and has his former Badlands bassist Greg Chaison now in the band. Was sorry to see Ron Mancuso go. He is a friend and was my link to connecting with Jake. he also played a huge role in bringing Jake back and making the album. But Jake seems very happy with the band now and also seems to be a bit more engaged and committed to it. I asked him some real tough questions and he was totally honest. It is really rare to be able to get as in depth with an artist as I did yesterday and get such honest answers. I’ve known him for a while now and it was interesting to learn some new stuff in our over two hour chat about his time in Ozzy, what really happened to Badlands and Ray Gillen, and of course where he is at now. I’ll share the interview with those that didn’t hear it via my podcast in a few weeks. I’ll be hosting RDC in NJ this Friday at Mexicali in Teaneck. Thanks to Jake and Greg for coming in.

Thanks to all who placed orders for signed copies of my books. I will ship them ASAP so you have them for the holidays. Be sure to order now if you’d like to have one or give one as a gift. Just hit the Books tab on this site under Media for order info. Both VOL 1 & 2 also in stores if you don’t want them signed. And please check out my merch store for shirts and more gift ideas. Appreciate all the support!

Podcast this Thursday is my conversation with David Coverdale who is always entertaining talking about the new Whitesnake ’84 DVD and CD.  The podcasts are free worldwide on Itunes and www.podcastone.com

TMS is back 2/21/15

12/1: JAKE E LEE IN STUDIO TONIGHT

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend! Back live tonight on SiriusXM channel 39 (Hair Nation) 6-10PM ET. Jake E Lee and bassist Greg Chaisson will be live in studio talking Red Dragon Cartel and more. I’ll be hosting Jake’s show in NJ this Friday at Mexicali. He also plays NYC tomorrow. More soon. Please follow on Twitter @EddieTrunk for up to the second updates.

The benefit for Karl Cochran was rescheduled due to bad weather and will now take place at Dingbatz in Clifton NJ this Saturday!

11/26: HAPPY THANKSGIVING, WEEKEND UPDATE ON ALL KINDS OF STUFF!

Due to bad weather here in Northern NJ the benefit scheduled for tonight for Karl Cochran has been rescheduled for 12/6. Hope to see you at Dingbatz then.

Bummed to hear the news about both Sean Drover and Chris Broderick leaving Megadeth. I don’t think there is really much more behind it than both musicians wanting to move on. Lets be honest, Megadeth IS Dave Mustaine. And whenever you have an arrangement where one person is the dominant writer and runs the show most bands don’t have decades together. Megadeth has had many many players in its history. I’m sure Dave will find more great guys to fill the void and I wish Sean and Chris the best. More when I know.

All new Eddie Trunk Podcast goes up tomorrow for your Thanksgiving enjoyment with Scott Ian and Chris Jericho together. Coming soon Carmine Appice & Joe Lynn Turner, David Coverdale, Dave Lombardo and Bob Rock. New every Thursday on Itunes and www.podcastone.com

My FM/syndicated radio show this weekend is all new with an extra helping of your favorite artists for the holiday weekend. Long sets from some of your favorite artists. Debuts Friday 11P ET on Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston. Don’t forget to vote now for the theme shows on the home page!

For your holiday hard rock shopping both of my books are available personalized and signed by me however you want. Hit the “Books” tab under Media on this site. Also check out my shirts, hats and more in the merch store on the site.

Please check the new dates added and changed on the home page for my appearances. Just added Austin TX (Original Emo’s), Cincinnati (MVPs) and Pittsburgh (Rex Theater). I’ll be in Oaks PA outside of Philly this Friday for All Things That Rock 1-4P. Both of my books signed and sold.

Have a happy Thanksgiving to all my friends here in the U.S.A. Best to all! New TMS coming 2/21/15!

 

11/26: ACE FREHLEY IN NYC LAST NIGHT

Hosted Ace Frehley last night in NYC. It was his second night at BB Kings and the place was jam packed sold out. Very holiday vibe in the room with it being Thanksgiving week and many of the NYC fans were in great spirits to see one of their own rock again! As you would expect the band got much tighter since when I last saw them a couple weeks ago on the tours first night. There were also a few changes to the set list that I think were positive including adding Rip It Out as the opener and dropping Lost In Limbo. Otherwise the same balance of classic Kiss songs and Ace solo songs. Ace was clearly having fun on stage and decided to fire back a little at his former band mates. When you consider the sniping in the press this isn’t a surprise. After a set of Kiss/Paul songs (Love Gun, Strutter, King Of The Nightime World) sung so well and in the original key by drummer Scot Coogan, Ace said to the crowd; “there’s some Kiss sung better than Paul can sing it, the way it supposed to be, what the hell happened to him”, followed by a cackle and an “ouch” from the crowd. Before “Deuce” Ace said to the crowd; “Gene thinks rock is dead? What the hell is wrong with him? he’s out of his fuckin mind”, again followed by the cackle. Ace played many key Kiss songs he wrote and sang (Parasite, Cold Gin, Shock Me, Rocket Ride, Strange Ways) and then ones he just played on like the Paul and Gene stuff. I for one am glad he is doing that. He was a part of all of the material he plays and his solos and guitar sound are a HUGE part of what made the material great, regardless of who wrote it or was the singer. If he suddenly started playing Lick It Up or Heaven’s On Fire I would agree it is weird, but the 70’s stuff was played on and made great by the original 4 and they have every right to perform it of course. After the show I encouraged him to work up “Into The Night” and also told him of the hard core fans desire to hear Dark Light live. He said he’s consider both and found it amusing people would want Dark Light, a deep song from an album most hated. But he didn’t rule out giving it a shot. New songs included Space Invader, Toys, Change, and Gimme A Feelin. Interesting to note I met a couple members of the Kiss crew who were in the crowd watching. Apparently they are here because Kiss is playing (to a track) on a float tomorrow. It was a fun, loud, raw, rock show and the band is really coming together well. They play a few more dates here in the US, then European festivals, then more shows being discussed for the US next year including rumors of a possible package tour I can’t yet reveal. I was only at last nights show but during the 1st night in NYC Anton Fig jumped up with Ace and played Breakout which would have been cool to see. You never know how much the older legends are going to keep going so catch them when you can!

11/25: ACE, COVERDALE, ROCK, PITT, BVB, MORE

Off to host Ace Frehley night #2 sold out at BB Kings NYC. Looking forward to hearing how the band gelled and the changes to the set since the opening night of the tour. I’ll provide updates as I can.

Had a great talk with David Coverdale. I’ll post it as a podcast soon. We talk Jimmy Page, Blackmore, Jon Lord, Sykes and more. Also did a podcast interview with the great producer Bob Rock. That will be posted in the coming weeks as well. This Thursday all new with Carmine Appice and Joe Lynn Turner together. All podcasts free and available on Itunes or www.podcastone.one

Had a visit from Andy from Black Veil Brides to my radio show last night. Good to meet him and get to know the next generation of hard rockers.

Just confirmed a new Eddie, Don, Jim live show 2/21 at the Rex Theater in Pittsburgh. I have never been to Pitt before so look forward to this. Early and late show. Tix on sale soon.

If in NJ please join me for the Karl Cochran benefit show tomorrow night at Dingbatz in Clifton. Many special guests! Also I will be in Oaks PA at All Things That Rock 1-4PM this Friday. Both of my books for sale.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

11/24: COVERDALE, CARR, COCHRAN BENEFIT, AUSTIN VENUE CHANGE, MORE

Hope everyone had a nice weekend. Another rough Sunday for my Giants but I think they will be solid once they get healthy next year.

PLEASE NOTE: New venue for my upcoming appearance 12/12 in Austin. It is now at The Original Emo’s. Please see the flyer attached to the link on the home page for details.

Live SiriusXM show tonight 6-10P ET on SiriusXM channel 39 TRUNK Nation. David Coverdale calls in live at 8P ET.

Ace Frehley tonight and tomorrow at BBs NYC. I’ll be there tomorrow.

Thanks for all the great response to the Joe Satriani podcast! This Thursday all new with Scott Ian and Chris Jericho. www.podcastone.com or Itunes.

Please join me, Joe Lynn Turner, Carmine Appice, Pat Travers, Steve Brown and more for a charity concert for guitarist Karl Cochran this Wednesday at Dingbatz Clifton NJ. Show starts 9P sharp! Tickets at the door. All money goes to help Karl in his recovery from a stroke.

This Friday I’ll be at the Philly Expo Center for the All Things That Rock Expo. Please note I will only be there 1-4P Friday only. Books available.

RIP Eric Carr who we lost on this day 23 years ago. Eric and I were close friends and I miss him every day. He truly was one of the best and we had too many great times to get into here. Gone but never forgotten!

11/21: SATRIANI, Q104, WAAF, ACE FREHLEY, COVERDALE, MORE

Don’t miss this week’s all new podcast that went up yesterday. It features an all new podcast exclusive interview with Joe Satriani. Joe covers lot’s of things in our chat. Grab it free and worldwide on Itunes (just search my name) or www.podcastone.com You can also stream it on this site if you hit the banner with my podcast on the home page when it comes up.

One week from today I’ll be in Oaks PA in the Philly area for the All Things That Rock Expo. I’ll be there Friday only starting around 1P. This is a huge vendor event and I will have both of my books available for sale. Hope to see you.

All new radio show on the  FM side debuts tonight 11P-2A on Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston with new and classic hard rock and metal.  Full station list under Live & On The Air.

Congrats to my ticket winners for Ace Frehley at BB Kings NYC next Monday & Tuesday. Both shows close to sold out so buy tix in advance if you are going. I’ll be there Tuesday.

This Monday all new live SiriusXM show on channel 39 6-10P ET. David Coverdale will call in live.

Be sure to vote on the poll on the home page for the year end specials!

New TMS 2/21/15

11/18: POLL, TMS, AC/DC, CANCER SCREENINGS, MUCH MORE.

Early results on the year end special poll on the home page at the time I am writing this have Maiden, Rush and VH leading the top 3 for what shows I will do radio specials on in December. Kiss is in 4th just a few votes from VH. Interesting to see and the top 3 bands will get all 3 hours of one of my show for the holiday specials. Voting will close December 1, so whatever are the top 3 get the specials! Be sure to vote for your favorite of the choice there.

Thanks to Nuno Bettencourt, Carmine Appice and Joe Lynn Turner who were my guests last night on my SiriusXM show. As usual you can hear the interviews on the SiriusXM app if you are a subscriber and missed them. Extreme announced a 12 city tour and I will be hosting them in NJ 1/20 at Bergen PAC. Carmine and Joe have a new band together called Rated X. I’ll be seeing both of them Thanksgiving Eve at Dingbatz at the benefit for Karl Cochran.

Please be sure to check the appearances on my home page. Many added and info is always changing. Hope to see you at these gigs if in the area.

Have my first call with VH1 about the new season of TMS this Friday. Taping starts in Feb. Feels good to start the TMS machine rolling again! More info when I have it.

Ran into Brian Johnson of AC/DC last night at SiriusXM. He and Angus (who I saw but didn’t get a chance to speak with) are making the promo rounds through tomorrow in NYC. The scheduling didn’t work for me to get time with them on this run but likely will have some time a little down the line. Both Brian and Angus have been on my radio shows and TMS and I look forward to speaking with them more. Brian is in amazing shape for his age and both seemed in great spirits (Brian was running to have a cigarette before his next interview!). Cool to see the guys and see them looking and sounding so positive when you consider some of the question marks surrounding the band with Malcolm and Phil. They will be on Stern tomorrow. Should be interesting.

I’m getting my every few  years colonoscopy tomorrow. I bring that up because it is so important for us as we get older to not be ashamed of such things and get screened. My Dad had colon cancer and caught it early and is thankfully fine now. Ronnie James Dio did not get screened. If he had we may still have him with us today. It was a huge honor for me to host Dio’s memorial five years ago and I will never forget his doctor telling me it’s so important to get the word out about screening. Also congrats to Peter Criss who is getting an award tonight in NYC for his work creating awareness for male breast cancer. Peter was nice enough to ask me to present the award for him but because I am prepping for my screening tomorrow I couldn’t. Peter is doing great work helping to raise awareness and I’m happy he is getting honored for it.