Headed to Tulsa for the weekend to host Streets Gone Wild/Farm Rock downtown Friday and Saturday. Looking forward to this first time event. I’ll also be live on KMOD radio at Noon on Friday to promote the weekend. If you are attending I will have merch and both of my books available for purchase. I’ll tweet details when I’m there and also try and get out and sign some. Hope to see you this weekend if in Tulsa.
Just found out that the Farm Rock in Chicago has been postponed until December. Don’t know much at this point but will keep you posted.
Pleased to announce I’ll be back in board to host M3 next year after a year away. Looking forward to resuming those duties. Lineup TBA.
Podcast tomorrow features a new interview with Jason Newsted. Many have asked what happened to him after he got back into metal. Well find out why he bailed and what he’s doing now in this in depth and interesting talk. Free worldwide tomorrow for the Eddie Trunk Podcast on www.PodcastOne.com or Itunes.
Hair Nation Fest tickets going fast for 9/17. Get em now and see you soon So Cal!
Live Trunk Nation this Monday 9/12 with Alter Bridge in studio. 6-10P ET SiriusXM 39.
Big news on the radio front coming soon…..
Have a good weekend, GO GIANTS!
Hope everyone had a great labor day weekend. I spent mine trying to organize literally thousands of CDs. Music CDs and my interview archives which are on everything from open reel, to DAT, to Mini Disc, to CD! Over 30 years of radio with no organization! Total nightmare! I pretty much gave up that it’s just not going to happen in this lifetime unfortunately. Just no time to deal with it and much more than a long weekend is needed! Hope you all had a great one.
The next month or so will be extremely busy for me with travel. First up is this weekend in Tulsa for Streets Gone Wild/Farm Rock. I’ve been going to OK to host rock shows now for 10 years, with Rocklahoma being my anchor since 2007. Excited to be headed back this weekend for this first time event to a city that has been so supportive of what I do. If attending I’ll have books and merch for sale and will do my best to get out and sign and see everyone. Should be a fun weekend in downtown Tulsa.
And Hair Nation Fest is 9/17! Psyched to be hosting this event in S CA at Irvine Meadows. All appearances on the home page as they are confirmed.
I have a MAJOR new radio project TBA very soon.. More new projects in the works as well. Info when I can share. Should be an exciting 4th quarter of 2016!
Back live on SiriusXM this Monday 9/12. Alter Bridge will be in studio.
Just back from a long weekend with appearances in Syracuse and the Cleveland area. In Syracuse I did a promo appearance for my affiliate there 105.9 The Rebel that included a stop at a club called Sharkey’s where Joey Belladonna played with his cover band Chief Big Way. Lot of fun and good to see Joey belting out the classic rock so well, while he also played drums! Thanks to Bob Staffa and Dave Frisina for having me and all the fans I met in that area.
This past Saturday I was a guest host at a party in Doylestown OH called the Ferraintti Fest, named after two brothers who passed away and were big metal fans. Their friend Jim throws a MASSIVE party on his property each year in their honor. It was amazing and a very cool thing for Jim to do for his late friends. The live music included some great tribute and cover bands as well as a set by Tim Ripper Owens who was in great voice as usual. Fun day and it was an honor to be a part of it. Met many cool rock fans!
Off to NYC. Live show on SiriusXM today 6-10P ET on channel 39. Guests include Michael Sweet and Jason Newsted. Many have asked what happened to Jason. Tune in and find out. Michael at 6:30, Jason on 8P ET live.
New podcast tomorrow features an interview with Winger and The Dregs drum maestro Rod Morgenstein. Rod tells his story and how he joined Winger and what he does now, which includes being a professor at Berkley. Hope you enjoy the chat. I also give my review of Guns N Roses last week in LA. Podcast posts free tomorrow (after Midnight Pacific tonight) on www.podcastone.com or Itunes.
Have a few appearances this weekend. Tomorrow I’ll be at Sharkey’s in Syracuse from 6-at least 8P selling and signing my books, hanging out and seeing Joey Belladonna (Anthrax on Seth Myers tonight) play with his side band Chief Bigway. I’ll also be on 105.9 The Rebel sitting in with Dave Frisina late afternoon around 4P.
Then this Saturday I’m in the Cleveland area hosting at The Ferrantti Festival. Tim Ripper Owens plays live and many more. Should be a fun event. I’ll be there from around 4 on. As usual all appearances on the home page.
This Monday on my SiriusXM show Jason Newsted breaks his long silence and will be a guest live! More details soon.
Happy birthday today to my son Raymond who is 9 years old! Also huge happy birthday wishes to Dana Rosen. Dana has donated her time to do the music news on this site since it was launched. I greatly appreciate her contributions. So take a minute to wish Dana a happy birthday here in the comments section if you are so inclined. Here’s hoping for a Blue Murder reunion or anything from John Sykes for her birthday! Ha!
I’ll be live on SiriusXM tonight 6-10P ET on channel 39 with music and talk that rocks. Scheduled guests include Tracii Guns (7P ET) and Bobby Blotzer (8P ET). Plus I’ll recap GnR in LA and more.
Next appearance is this Thursday at Sharkey’s in Syracuse at 6P. Joey Belladonna’s band Chief Bigway plays. I’ll be selling and signing books. Hope to see you. All appearances on the home page.
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!