Had a great chat with Keith Nelson of Buckcherry this afternoon on my Trunk Nation daily show on SiriusXM Volume 106. The band are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their 15 album. It’s a great story I was happy to play a role in and one I’m not sure could happen in today’s record business. Hear the interview again tonight 9-11P ET when my show replays every night. Or grab my new show on Volume on the SiriusXM app. Tomorrow will be the return of Free For All Friday! 2 hours of rock talk about anything YOU want! Call in from 2-4P ET while the show is live at 844-6VOLUME. Having a blast doing this new live daily show!
My new podcast is up now at www.PodcastOne.com and Itunes free as always. My guest is Steve Whiteman of Kix.
On my FM show this weekend Eddie Trunk Rocks catch my interview with Michael Anthony and 3 hours of hard rock and metal music! Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston 11P ET tomorrow and all affiliates over the weekend.
No news on That Metal Show but you can join Don, Jim and I for a TMS reunion weekend in Woodstock NY 11/18. Details on the link on my site under appearances.
Just back from two great radio shows today. I was live 2-4P on 106 Volume and then live 5-8P ET on Trunk Nation on Hair Nation 39. Tons of great rock discussion and music. Thanks to all who called in.
Tomorrow Steve Vai is live in the studio for my Volume show on SiriusXM 106. The show as usual is live 2-4P ET, Steve scheduled for the 3P hour. Call in and talk to the guitar legend. Miss the show live? Catch the replay at night from 9-11P ET.
Back from a great week in LA. I’ll be live tomorrow/Monday first on SiriusXM 106 Volume from 2-4P ET (replay 9-11P ET) with music talk, and then live on channel 39 (Hair Nation) from 5-8p ET/2-5 PT with music and talk. Tuesday on the Volume show Steve Vai will be in studio. See you all week for the daily show on Volume and the double dip tomorrow/Monday!
My latest podcast has had great response and been top 15 on Itunes. Thanks to guests Jon Bon Jovi and Michael Anthony! Get it now free at Itunes and www.podcastone.com
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What a great week of radio from LA. Thanks to all my great guests! Yesterday was a great show with M Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold and today Tom Morello and Dave Navarro. All of these shows available or available soon on the SiriusXM app. Just search my name or Trunk Nation on Volume. Back live from NYC Monday for Volume on 106 and Trunk Nation on Hair Nation 5-8P ET.
New podcast up now with Jon Bon Jovi and Michael Anthony! Don’t miss this one free Itunes or www.podcastone.com
Off to host the Dio Cancer Fund event at Pinz in Studio City. Hope to see you there. Home to NJ tomorrow. Have a great weekend.
Great week of radio shows continue here from LA for my new Trunk Nation on Sirius XM 106 Volume. Yesterday I had a great visit with Joe Bonamassa and Glenn Hughes. It was their first interview together on radio since the breakup of BCC. Who will be back next year! I thank them both for coming in.
Today had a great roundtable chat with Fred Coury, Nuno Bettencourt and John 5. We got into all sorts of great wide ranging rock talk! Tomorrow M Shadows from Avenged Sevenfold is in studio! Richie Sambora was scheduled but needed to reschedule. Hope to have him on soon. The guests are always changing and being added here in LA so please keep an eye on my twitter for updates.
New podcast tomorrow includes my recent interviews with Jon Bon Jovi and Michael Anthony! Free on Itunes and www.podcastone.com
First day of Trunk Nation from LA was fun today, but not what was expected. Manager Doc McGhee was booked to be on my show to talk about his entire career. As you all know Doc has managed Kiss since 1995. Although Kiss would have been discussed I was really looking forward to covering all of Doc’s career and hear some great stories. I was happy when he agreed to be my first show from a week of shows from LA. Minutes before I went on air I was informed by the talent booker for SiriusXM that Doc was unable to do the interview because it was with me and he didn’t realize that (which seems really strange since I saw the emails that said it was for MY show). Why would there be an issue with Doc doing this with me? Well because of Kiss of course! I’m not going to rehash it here but most know that regardless of playing Kiss on the radio for 33 years, fighting for them to get in the HOF, and way more, I could tell you, Kiss, and more specifically Paul Stanley, don’t like me. Why? Because I have an opinion about what the band does now that doesn’t match what they want to sell currently. Instead of having an adult discussion about it, they run from me. It is really that simple as sad and juvenile as it sounds. They once blocked me from appearing at a Kiss Mini Golf! True story! I guess I should take all this as a huge compliment. I mean I must have a MAJOR platform and voice that I could wield this panic whenever I get close to anything in their world right? It’s pathetic that I can’t have an opinion (which I am very objective about all sides of) and the band continues to treat me like the devil, forgetting the 95% of positive things I have done and said.
I pride myself on covering ALL sides of stories in rock and letting fans express their opinions as well. Even if I differ with them. Kiss is the only band it seems that that is not allowed. No independent thought. You must fall in line with what they are selling that day, or you are a threat. I haven’t cared about Kiss since the original band ended. The impersonation act is not for me (even though I never blamed Tommy and Eric for taking the gig, who wouldn’t!). And I never judged people that still go and are okay with it. I love all sides and debates on this stuff. It is what I do! And I have still supported what they do, although I really am starting to question why..
I don’t blame Doc for doing this. It sucks and he has to know how shitty it is to bail on a radio show minutes before, especially when I could have booked other guests. But he’s not going to take a chance pissing off the super thin skinned hyper sensitive (by his own admission, read his book) Paul Stanley. They are his cash cow, and I get it. But I am not going to pull punches and I’m going to lay it out there straight as to what happened here to my audience. It’s all so silly you just have to laugh sometimes! MANY feel the same was as me, few in the business have the balls to say it (except Dee Snider, who also was attacked by Paul recently for his opinion and it resulted in a social media war). So that’s what happened today, as dumb as it sounds. To those looking forward to the interview, as I was, I wanted to give you the truth.
But we still had a great show with many of your calls and guests Wendy Dio (Hear N Aid in 2018) and Jeff Pilson talking Dokken and Foreigner. Tomorrow Joe Bonamassa joins me first hour in studio, then Glenn Hughes. And I will have them together for a segment as well. Other guests this week from LA include Dave Navarro, M Shadows, and more TBA. Join me live 11A-1P PT/2P-4P ET on SiriusXM Volume 106 for TrunkNation from LA. Happy Halloween!