Back from a few days in Los Angeles where I kicked off the month leading up to the Hair Nation event with a couple of events and also saw Guns N Roses at Dodger Stadium. Wednesday I hosted and did press for the event with some of the artists performing. Some of the musicians that made it out included members of Bulletboys, Pretty Boy Floyd, Odin, Lita Ford, Tracii Guns, Gabie Rae and many more. This took place at The Rainbow and was a good time for sure. Then later in i judged and hosted a Battle Of The Bands to play the event at The Whiskey. I recruited Tracii, Lita, Brent Woods and producer Jay Ruston to judge. My thanks to all for donating their time. And congrats to Electric Hounds (runners up) and The Aviators (winner). Both will open stages next month at the festival. Looking forward to it 9/17 at Irvine Meadows. Thanks to all the bands, press and Live Nation LA for taking great care of me.
Hit GnR on Thursday at Dodger Stadium. First time I saw them since the very first show in Vegas. I have had nothing but positive reviews from fans who have seen the stadium dates, and you can add me to the group. It was stunning how great GnR sounded. For all the differing opinions on who is and who isn’t in the band, if Axl could deliver, if they could coexist, this reunion is a smash slam dunk in all ways. Axl is singing unbelievably well for almost 3 hours every night. And now that his leg is better moving as he always did. The band is in top form. I mean everyone is just at the top of their game. Of course the focus is Axl, Slash and Duff. All look and are playing phenomenally well. But let’s not look past Richard Fortus, Frank Ferrer, Dizzy Read and Melissa Reece. Super important to this band and how great they sound and they are all killing it as well. This reunion is working, is selling well (rock in stadiums always good for rock) and shows no signs of stopping any time soon. In addition to shows around the world I would fully expect another US run likely in arenas.
I spoke with Duff (thanks for the hookup!) and Slash but didn’t see anyone else in the band. It was LA and quite a scene and I got out ahead of the massive traffic in and out. I also did see The Cult who also sounded great and really are a good fit as an opener for GnR. Good catching up a bit with old friend John Tempesta a bit. If you are lucky enough to be a guest backstage at a GnR kick they have one of the biggest hospitality tent I’ve ever seen with an open bar. So that was a fun hang as well. I’ll discuss more on my radio show tomorrow. Still not sure when the GnR interview will happen, and no idea if they will do new music, but right now they really are killing it on these shows. And the fan base is diverese; metal, rock, old, young, male, female. Everyone coming out to see this band either again, or for the first time. Pretty damn cool and again, great for rock to be on this massive of a stage!
Greetings from Los Angeles. Always great memories here from all the recent years shooting TMS in this city. Tonight I’ll be hosting a Battle Of The Bands at 7P. The top 2 winners get to play the Hair Nation Fest next month. Should be a fun night at The Whiskey and it is open to the public.
Tomorrow catching Guns N Roses at Dodger Stadium. Home Friday. Follow on Twitter @EddieTrunk for up to the minute info and updates.
Hope everyone had a great weekend. Busy week and super busy few months coming up for me. I’m live on the air tonight 6-10P ET on SiriusXM channel 39 TRUNKNation. Jeff Pezzuti who created the Dio hologram and Wendy Dio will be my guests to discuss this new technology. Plus plenty of time for your calls.
This Tuesday-Friday I’m in Los Angeles. Wednesday is the Battle of The Bands at The Whiskey I will be hosting. Special guests joining me include Tracii Guns, Lita Ford, Brent Woods, producer Jay Ruston and more. The top two bands get to open the festival. I also hope to catch GnR at Dodger Stadium this Thursday.
If in the Syracuse area don’t forget I’ll be live on The Rebel with Dave Frisina at around 4:30P on August 25th, then at Sharkey’s starting around 6P. Chief Bigway (featuring Joey Belladonna) will perform. I’ll have books and merch for sale. Hope you join us if in the area!
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.
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.
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.