12/8: MY TAKE ON THE ENDLESS GUNS N’ ROSES REUNION RUMORS

Over the last few months few I have been inundated with people asking me about the rumored Guns n’ Roses reunion. It’s been incredible to see the massive amount of rumors (many being reported and taken as fact) out there. I get that this is something many would like to see, but to watch the incredible amount of misinformation is mind boggling. People are literally making shit up, and there are many just waiting to buy it. I had someone on Twitter ask me about a “second leg” of the tour, when of course there is no FIRST LEG!. A UK website said the tour if off until 2017 recently so Axl can do a proper farewell with the current band. What current band?? He’s down two guitarists! So what, hire two new guys and do a farewell essentially for Tommy Stinson? It’s insane! I get TONS of questions about this because as many know I have a friendship, or know, almost all the players involved potentially. But I have refused to get into the rumor game and promote baseless sources. Just the other day I asked Dana to not post stories about this unless it is CREDITED TO AN OFFICIAL SOURCE. What a concept huh? Actually wait for REAL information!? So what’s going on since there is still no real news? Here is my two cents:

I have said for years I think one day some sort of reunion will happen. Why? Because it’s too big not to, the members are still relatively young, and the money is way too attractive to ignore. The main reason I would like to see it is because as a lifelong promoter of rock and metal it would give our genre a shot in the arm. I do believe and have been told by very reliable sources over the last year or so that indeed there have been talks. But “talks” can go several ways as we all know and have seen. Promoters can and sometimes do make offers for bands and tours not currently formed. Hoping the amount of money makes the bands reunite. Zeppelin, Floyd, etc. I have personally been asked to make offers to the guys in Skid Row to reunite by promoters half a dozen times over the years. Offers happen all the time, putting the pieces in place to make tours happen, not so much. Ego, politics, control, money, merch, control of the name and brand, all play a part. Factor in that when a band splits all the members now have their own managers and agents who must then negotiate. So I think 100% there are talks and hopes of doing something with GnR. How close they are or if they actually happen is anyone’s guess. It could be tomorrow, it could be in five years, it could be never. Unless you are on the very inside with lawyers, agents and managers you just don’t know. And with how volatile this stuff can be it could have been set and pulled off the table five times already for all we know.

Here’s where the fans can’t be blamed for speculation; there has been no announcement from any source that this ISN’T happening! To end this all that would need to happen is Slash, Duff, or Axl put out a statement saying this is not happening and they are staying on their current paths. They would have to be on another planet to not know it’s being talked about everywhere. But if Axl came out tomorrow and said “I have a new lineup, here are my new guys replacing Bumble and DJ, here’s what we are doing” , it would all be over. A statement from anyone killing it will stop all the madness. But since that has not happened you can’t blame any fan who wants this for dreaming. And it likely means there are still talks ongoing. So the speculation and rumors will continue until we get an announcement saying one thing or the other. All I will say is be careful what you believe and consider where it’s coming from. The “media” world is so saturated with irresponsible people who’s affiliation might be a twitter feed or web page that it can make your head spin. And it amazes me how some people in my industry of radio put some of this on the air as fact! Everyone is looking to be the first, or get the most clicks for their page. Let’s all chill and discuss and dissect when there is REAL information one way or the other. I actually had people calling my radio show the other day upset about who’s not being included in a reunion that hasn’t even been announced at all in any way, shape or form! If/when there is REAL news we will get into then. And as I said, for all I know that can be tomorrow, next week, or never. But until then all we need is a little patience…

PS: I’ve also been asked by many, “hey, you know these guys, ask them what’s up”. I’m not going to put these guys in that position. They know me, if they want to tell me anything on or off the record they will. They aren’t dumb and neither am I. The way to handle stuff like this properly and professionally to maintain relationships is to make requests at times like these through proper channels for interviews. I of course have done that and my doors are wide open to any and all to discuss. To date Steven Adler and Gilby Clarke were the only ones to come forward and discuss this on my radio show from LA a couple months ago and give their take. I truly hope when the time is right and there is something to announce either way I can share it with you through the band members when they want to talk. But I’m not going to put these guys who I have been friends with and worked with often over the years in an awkward position until they are ready to discuss. It would serve no purpose and obviously nobody is going to say anything on the record with anyone until they want to and know what’s up.

12/7/: DAVE MUSTAINE LIVE TONIGHT ON SIRIUSXM TRUNKNATION

Hope everyone had a great weekend. Live on SiriusXM channel 39 tonight with Music & Talk That Rocks on TRUNKNation. My guest will be Dave Mustaine checking in live at 6:15P ET. Show is live nationwide as usual 6-10P ET/3-7 PT. Don’t forget next week I’m doing it live from LA again with a guest list TBA soon.

12/3: YEAR IN REVIEW SPECIALS REVEALED, MICHAEL MONROE PODCAST, MORE

My new podcast for the week is up today. New episodes every Thursday as always free worldwide on www.podcastone.com or Itunes. This week my guest is Michael Monroe. Michael has made 3 great albums in a row including the latest Blackout States. He talks about that, Hanoi Rocks and much more. Plus my weekly commentary and more.

I’ve settled on my annual Year End specials. For those that are newer listeners on my FM/syndicated show for decades I have done special theme shows the last 4 weeks of the year. The one constant being my Merry KISSmas special of all Kiss which I have been doing since 1992. This year I am doing two I never did before. weekend of 12/11 the Priest/Maiden special. One song Priest, one Maiden, for the entire 3 hours! The two monsters of British metal and greatest metal bands of all time song after song! 12/18 for the first time an all Dio special, that will include Dio, Rainbow and Sabbath. As you all know RJD and I were very close and he’s been gone over 5 years. Thought it would be cool to celebrate much of his work in this special. Weekend of 12/25 the KISSmas special. All eras, all lineups. 1/1 is the Year In Review special. Nothing but music from 2015. A great way to hear some new stuff you may have missed. As usual all shows are free and most stations stream also free. Complete list of places and ways to hear under “Live & On The Air” “Eddie Trunk Rocks”.

Hit the “Books” tab under “Media” on this site for order info for signed copies of either of my books. Great gifts for the holidays!

Dave Mustaine is my guest this Monday for the live SiriusXM show. 6-10P ET channel 39 TRUNKNation.

Final regular format FM show for the year this weekend with Alice Cooper.

11/30: BACK FROM THANKSGIVING UPDATE, LIVE WITH STEVE VAI TONIGHT SIRIUSXM

Hope everyone here in the U.S. had a great holiday weekend. Live radio show tonight 6-10P ET on SiriusXM channel 39 TRUNKNation (Hair Nation). Join me for live music and talk that rocks. Steve Vai will be my guest expected to call around 6:15P ET. Steve will discuss the Tony Macalpine benefit in LA 12/12 and more.

Last day to take advantage of 30% off anything in my online merch store. Don’t miss the sale, shop now

As many of you know I end every year on my FM / syndicated show with theme shows. This weekend will be the final regular format show and I will announce the 4 weeks of year end theme shows here later this week. Welcome to our newest affiliate KBHQ in Harrison AR airing Sunday’s 6-9PM.

Michael Monroe is my guest on this weeks podcast premiering Thursday as usual on Itunes and www.podcastone.com . Great response to the latest episode with Richie Kotzen. Sorry the audio quality was a bit rough. It was a new recorder set a bit too hot. But the content was great!

11/25: 30% OFF MERCH NOW, KOTZEN PODCAST, HAPPY THANKSGIVING

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!

11/23: THANKSGIVING WEEK UPDATE

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.

11/16: BRAD WHITFORD, LAST IN LINE PREMIERE, ERIC MARTIN TONIGHT, GUNS, MORE

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!

11/11: SQUIER PT 2 PODCAST, MACALPINE BENEFIT, TMS, BUFFALO, SYRACUSE, MORE

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!

11/9: SIRIUSXM TONIGHT, CUMIA SHOW, MICHAEL MONROE, RICKEY MEDLOCKE, MORE

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..

11/5: DETROIT & CHICAGO AREA THIS WEEKEND, SQUIER PODCAST, MORE

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.