Great debut today for my new show on the new SiriusXM channel Volume (106). It’s really exciting to see where this is going to take me and there are so many great possibilities now doing a daily rock talk show. My first guests were Lars Ulrich and Peter Frampton (like I said, I will have variety in rock in this show). The complete Lars interview will be available as my free podcast posting this Thursday. I only aired about half in the Volume show due to time constraints. The podcast is free and Lars will go up this Thursday on www.podcastone.com and Itunes. It was great to talk with Frampton as well. A true legend and very underrated guitarist and super nice guy. Tomorrow Rick from Cheap Trick is among the guests plus we dissect the latest R&R HOF nominees. This is a LIVE show so you never know what will happen. Join me 2-4PM ET tomorrow and get involved by calling 844-6VOLUME. Replays every night of my show 9-11P and it’s also on the SiriusXM app. Huge thanks to all the great staff I have attached to this show. We will no doubt have some fun in the days, weeks and months ahead!
Please note my Monday show on Hair Nation channel 39 resumes live next Monday at a new time of 5-8P ET. That will still be the usual mix of music and hard rock/metal only talk and guests.
I’m about to embark on a new chapter in my broadcast career that started back in 1983 right out of high school. An all new daily rock talk show on SiriusXM channel 106. As many know I have hosted a hard rock / metal music and talk show on SiriusXM since 2002, when I started on XM. Doing live radio is something that has always been important to me and sadly is becoming increasingly rare. When I entered the world of satellite (I have and continue to do FM radio as well, which is also very important to me) in ’02 I had to fight to do a live show. And the backlash to me taking a bunch of calls and talking to artists and the audience, as much as playing music, was substantial at the time. But quickly people got it, and it became destination listening for the audience and a must visit for the artists, something I have always been very proud of. I love including YOU and your voice in my satellite shows. Flash forward a couple months ago and I get a visit from an old friend from VH1 Roger Coletti. Rog had just started at SiriusXM, told me he was launching an all music talk channel, and he wanted me as one of his 3 live daily anchor shows. Roger fought for me to be a part of the new channel “Volume” and I am grateful for the opportunity. That leads us to this Monday and the launch of the channel and my shows as a live daily rock talk program.
The company has decided to keep the “Trunk Nation” branding I have been using on Hair Nation on Monday’s. So all of my shows on SiriusXM are called that. Trunk Nation on Volume 106 will air live (most days) 2-4P ET and replay each night 9-11P ET. It will differ slightly from the Hair Nation show in the it will be a broader range of rock. Still plenty of metal, but also more varied areas of rock. There will be Best Of shows that will also run over the weekend. Trunk Nation on Hair Nation also continue live at a slightly new time of 5-8P ET on channel 39. That format remains unchanged. I know many have asked about replays of that show but that is not up to me. Some of my interviews on my shows will also post as my podcasts, so another way to hear the content if you miss it when it happens. So I now have 6 live SiriusXM shows a week (2 on Monday, 1 Tues-Fri on Volume only), the free podcast every Thursday, and of course the syndicated FM Eddie Trunk Rocks mostly music show. And I was hoping to slow down in my older age haha! But seriously I am grateful to Roger and SiriusXM and most of all my amazing loyal audience. This should be a fun adventure and I will also be doing this show from the road. As a matter of fact I am already doing a full week from LA week of 10/31. Early guests already booked include Joe Bonnamossa, Rick Neilsen, Peter Frampton, and Lars Ulrich. Many more TBA. I truly hope Trunk Nation becomes the destination for the artists we love and as importantly a national voice for you the rock fan! Join me for this new journey as it all kicks off this Monday at 2P ET on SiriusXM channel 106.
If you don’t have SiriusXM you can get online subs, radio subs, and a free trial by going to www.siriusxm.com for more info.
PS: Doing this show in now way means I have any less interest in reviving That Metal Show. If we find a new home I will do it! I also have some other new TV things cooking..
Had a great chat on my SiriusXM show last night with both Biff Byford of Saxon (who called from the UK) and Steve Riley of LA Guns. Biff and I discussed the just announce UFO & Saxon tour happening in the US next March as well as the bands new live album coming soon. This tour is so cool in that it really is two of the great all time underrated British hard rock acts teaming up. I can’t wait to catch a bunch of shows on this tour and I’m giving away and presenting both dates in NYC at BBs!
Also had a great chat with Stephen Riley of LA Guns. Steve has a great attitude about there being two different versions of the band (one he is not in), and expressed an interest in trying to get a WASP classic lineup reunion going. He is playing a date with Randy Piper this week in Vegas with Sin City Sinners.
Warren DeMartini was supposed to call in but decided not to at the moment until the legal issues with the band are resolved. Warren told me he is confident he will get control of the name Ratt soon and then take the band that debuted on Monsters cruise last week on the road. That band is the last lineup of Ratt ( Juan, Pearcy, Carlos and Jimmy DeGrasso on drums). As soon as he’s ready to tell his side of this he will be on with me. As I have said many times my door is open to all and it should be interesting to see how this all plays out…
Less than a week from my all new show launching on the all new SiriusXM channel Volume 106! I’ll be live every day 2-4P ET with a replay 9-11P ET. Guests and the new time for my Hair Nation Monday show will be announced by end of the week. Trunk Nation is about to get a whole lot bigger and broader with 6 live radio shows a week! Exciting time! Lars Ulrich will be among my first week guests. More soon. If you were on the fence about getting a sub for SiriusXM you might want to jump in now if you enjoy my programs!
Podcast this week is new as usual on Thursday with guest Michael Sweet.
Just back from hosting another epic Monsters Of Rock cruise. Sold out ship, tons of bands, and some amazingly cool passionate fans. It was a blast as always! Big news was made by the mystery band who i introed to kick it all off. That band ended up being the last lineup of Ratt with Jimmy DeGrasso on drums. It’s no secret there has been major drama around the Ratt camp, not to mention legal actions, with Bobby Blotzer using the Ratt name for his band. I have had Bobby on my radio shows a couple times explaining his position on this. Now comes a band that is all of the Ratt guys except Blotz. This band was rumored to be taking shape and now has played their first gig kicking off MORC. Their debut was a huge surprise to everyone on board and by design they don’t have a name yet. But they went down a storm and played an hour of all Ratt songs. The next moves should be interesting to watch and Warren DeMartini might be calling into my radio show soon to discuss. As I have said many times, my door is open to all when stuff like this happens, so it will be interesting to watch this latest chapter of the Ratt saga unfold.
The cruise itself really was great. I saw so many bands and then some I had no time to see. But of everyone I saw I thought many had great sets. I loved seeing Vain again who I hadn’t seen in a long time. The Winery Dogs played their final shows for a while as they are about to take a break. Portnoy has many projects, Sheehan will do some Mr Big (who also played and sounded great) and Kotzen has a new solo album done. But contrary to rumor TWD are not breaking up. Quiet Riot sounded great. I had no idea I was seeing Jizzy’s last show with the band as they just announced a new singer. Faster was the dirty mess you expect and want, and yes I drank with them as has become tradition! Loudness was as heavy as ever and Akira as amazing as ever. I loved The Atomic Punks, one of the best VH tributes I have ever seen. Kix fun and kick ass as always. And Britny Fox who I hadn’t seen in ages sounded great. Slaughter turned in two incredible sets. Really so many bands and much I’m, probably missing .. like Rough Cutt who hadn’t played in 30 years! Sorry if I didn’t get to see everyone, lots of stuff overlaps and it can be overwhelming. But it was a blast! Look forward to talking more about it on air Monday. Thanks to Larry Morand and Mike London for treating me so well and having me host these amazing events. Hope to see you on board the next one in Feb and I will have a cabin to giveaway on this site soon!
New podcast now up with Jesse James DuPree of Jackyl.
My new SiriusXM daily show on channel 106 Volume launches 10/17 LIVE 2-4PM ET, replay 9-11P. I’ll also be doing this show live from LA the week of 10/31. Lots of exciting stuff to announce soon!
Monsters Of Rock Cruise West is here! I’ve had the honor of hosting these great rock cruises ever since they began, and it’s awesome to see how they’ve grown. A couple years ago I said to Larry Morand how cool it would be to do one from the W coast, and sure enough here we go! Many great bands and I get to hang with so many great fans on these as well. It truly is an adventure! If you are sailing I’ll see you on board. if you aren’t more when I return. I fly to LA today and get on the ship Saturday. We return Wednesday and then fly back to NJ. Then full steam ahead into my new radio show just announced today! Lot’s going on, appreciate all the support. Please note that while on the cruise I will have no access to phone, social media, email or texts. Back on the grid 10/6!
I am extremely excited to announce that I will be a daily host on a brand new SiriusXM channel called Volume (channel 106) that was announced today! My show “Trunk Nation” will air Monday-Friday LIVE from 2-4PM ET, with replays later in the day (times TBA). As many of you know I have been doing a rock talk and music show on SiriusXM for years now on channel 39 on Monday’s from 6-10PM ET. That show will also continue on Monday’s but at a slightly revised time to be announced. Trunk Nation on Volume will be all talk and interview and calls, and also cover a wider range of rock. I also look forward to making it a platform for you guys, the voice of the fans, much like my current Monday show is. So expect plenty of calls around the interviews as well! I’d like to thank Roger Coletti for his belief in me and having me a part of this exciting new channel. As you guys also know I travel often and am attached to events all over the US. One of the really cool things about this show is it will travel with me. So expect to hear me doing it from all different places and with all different people no doubt! Volume launches 10/17 on channel 106 on Sirius and XM radios. I am so thrilled to now have a daily outlet for artists and fans to talk rock and interact live! I look forward to making Trunk Nation the place for all the news, releases, tours and interviews in the world of rock daily! Thank you to my existing base of fans that listen to me each and every Monday on SiriusXM. I appreciate everyone’s support! Can’t wait to start this new and exciting chapter in my broadcast world!