7/18: BACK FROM SC, PODCAST WEEK 2, BLITZ, TMS, MORE

Just back from a few days with the family in Myrtle Beach SC. Also did a signing at a great store at Broadway At The Beach called Retroactive. Had a huge turn out and the signing went for over 3 hours. So grateful to Amy and Amy from the store and my local radio affiliate Rock 107 for the support. Was really a good one and my thanks to all who came out. Many asked if I went to the Kiss coffee house. They had requested me there many times over the years and would have at least stopped in, however the place is no longer there and out of business. But met so many great rock fans and had a great time. Was cool to check out Myrtle Beach as well for the first time. TONS of families with kids which I contributed to. If you are in that boat it’s great. If you want a vacation without a million kids I would not ever go during the Summer when schools are out. Next event for me is hosting a concert at Thunder Valley in Lincoln CA with Don & Jim that features Anthrax, Living Colour, Corey Taylor and Burned Halo one week from tonight. This is NOT a TMS taping however should be a fun show. We will be there Friday and Saturday and I will have both of my books for sale there as well. Hope to see you if coming, more soon.

My new podcast is up now with Blitz from Overkill. Hope you are all enjoying episode 2 of The Eddie Trunk Podcast. It is FREE and available worldwide via Itunes and www.podcastone.com THANK YOU for making my debut a top 10 podcast overall and #1 music on Itunes last week! So many great interviews and other things I will do in the podcast world as we go forward. This is all new to me so appreciate all the feedback and support. FYI music and songs can not be played on podcasts for publishing reasons. It is an all talk format.

ALL NEW “Eddie Trunk Rocks” FM/syndicated show this weekend on usual affiliates on days and times listed. Remember back on AAF/Boston now Friday nights 11P-2A. This weekends show features a visit from Blitz from Overkill and new music from the band as well.

I do not know when TMS will tape next. I only know we will for sure at some point. Probably not for a while unfortunately. These decisions are NOT up to me and I get as frustrated as you guys with the things you’d like to see happen with the show. Once I know from the network when we will shoot next I will post. Enjoy the many replays for now. Thanks.

Benefit show tomorrow in Garwood NJ at Crossroads with Blitz from Overkill, Mark & Dave of TT Quick and more. I’m going to try and swing by also.

Finally happy birthday to my Mom Rose today!

7/12: HEADED TO MYRTLE BEACH FOR SIGNING THIS WEDNESDAY, MORE.

Headed to Myrtle Beach SC for the first time for a few days this week. Hope you guys come see me 5-7P at Retroactive at Broadway At The Beach this Wednesday 7/16. It is a free event and both of my books and my T Shirts will be available for purchase. My local radio affiliate Rock 107 will also be broadcasting live at the store 3-7P. Should be fun, don’t miss it if in the area.  Since I’ll be away a few days this week the Monday SiriusXM show is pre recorded.

Huge thanks to all who made my debut podcast a Top 10 Itunes success! New episodes post every Thursday. This week the always hysterical Bobby Blitz of Overkill. Subscribe and download The Eddie Trunk Podcast at www.podcastone.com or Itunes. It is FREE.

Ace sent me his new album last week. Been listening and liking what I am hearing. His best playing and for sure singing in a very long time. Loving the title track Space Invader which I hope is the next single. I’ll play more from it when I get the green light.

7/11: BACK ON AAF/BOSTON TONIGHT, AEROSMITH, SLASH, MORE

My FM/syndicated show returns to WAAF/Boston tonight! Very cool and very important to have a major station and city back on board with my show and I am appreciative of all the Boston rock fans for the support. The show airs on AAF every Friday 11P-2A ET and can also be streamed at www.waaf.com . The show now airs there the same time as the airing on Q104.3 NYC. It is the same show. All stations that air my program now air the same show every weekend. No more delays. Thanks to AAF and all the stations that believe in bringing my mix of hard rock and metal for three hours a week! I’ll be in Boston 8/1 hosting Winery Dogs and then doing my own gig with Don & Jim 8/2. Both events are at The Wilbur Theater. See you there soon.

Headed to Myrtle Beach soon. See you THIS Wednesday 5-7P at Retroactive. Both books signed and sold and event is free.

Great time last night at Jones Beach NY for the start of the Aerosmith/Slash tour. Great bill! Slash and the guys opened with an hour set of solo, GnR and a VR tunes. Unfortunately the doors opened just after 7 and the band went on at 7:30 so not many in the building for the start, but it filled in a bit later. Love what Slash has been doing with this band. Set also included one new song. They are out all Summer and also will do headline shows on nights off with Aerosmith. New album out in Sept.

What can I say about Aerosmith I haven’t already? They are one of my all time favorite bands. Grew up with the Live Bootleg poster on my wall! To see a band 40 plus years on, still the same 5 guys, and most importantly STILL great playing and singing, is truly a rarity! And it’s all real. No tracks or trickery. Tyler remains one of the all time great singers and performers. Amazing what this guy can do in his mid 60′s. He hits every note in many ways better than he used to because he is sober. Aerosmith has so many mega hits from so many decades they could easily do an all hits set. But even though many are in the set they always through some deep cuts in for the hardcore. Those cuts last night that had me losing it were “Kings & Queens” and “Chip Away The Stone”. Tyler hit every note in Kings! The high parts and all, amazing! Never thought I would see that live even though Joey Kramer promised it on my show Monday. And Aerosmith did a 2 hour plus set. Crazy. A great night of hard rock music. You have to savor what’s left from the icons of rock. Nobody getting any younger. But what Aerosmith does in this day and age of sampling, short sets and diluted lineups is truly remarkable and rare for a band in its fifth decade!

Again huge thanks to all that made my debut podcast such a huge hit! Top 10 was beyond my wildest expectations. The cool thing about podcasts is they are always there to grab even as new ones post. New one for me will post every Thursday. Grab the Priest debut now on Itunes or at www.podcastone.com Next Thursday guest is Bobby Blitz of Overkill.

Have a good weekend. I’ll be in S Carolina Monday so SiriusXM show is pre recorded this week coming up.

7/10: THANK YOU! PODCAST DEBUT TOP 10 W/ JUDAS PRIEST!

Just heard from Podcast One that my debut podcast is Top 10 debut on Itunes! Thank you all for your amazing support and kind words about it. Thanks to Priest for doing it. What a way to start in the podcast world! Listen and subscribe now FREE via Itunes or visit www.podcastone.com We talk Halford’s voice, new album, tour, Steel Panther and more!  Thank you all!

7/10: DEBUT PODCAST NOW LIVE. MORE

My debut podcast is now live and available free worldwide via Itunes and www.podcastone.com . Thanks for all the great early response and thanks to Judas Priest for being my first ever guests. Hard to ask for more than the metal Gods! Since it has now launched you can subscribe to get them sent every week to your device. This is all new to me and I’m learning as I go but so far it’s a fun new addition. Also we had some issues with the audio of the interview with Priest. Did the best we could to salvage. Future interviews will not sound like that. But content is king and thought it best to run anyway. New episodes will post every Thursday. Please note this is a talk only format. No music is allowed due to publishing laws. Thanks for all the support and hope you guys like what’s coming.

Just took my kids to see Katy Perry at MSG. Although not my music I must say it was a massive production in the sold out arena and I give her credit for putting on a great show and really singing and writing her songs. Hoping my kids get more into rock as they get older but won’t force them. I also know when I was their age I was into pop too. So we will see.

Lots of debate on this site on all sides about the eventual no original Kiss members discussion. Mostly all of it has been intelligent and interesting. For those that accuse me of posting dated news to “stir the pot” (I already admitted I didn’t know it was from ’08 at the time) you may want to realize that Paul also said this would happen THIS YEAR. Several times including on Ron & Fez and in RS. Amazing to some I can be the enemy for discussing a topic THEY said they would eventually do! If people got this crazy at the discussion can’t wait to see what happens when they actually do it. And somehow some will find a way to blame me for that too. Scary!

Tonight I took the kids to see Katy Perry, tomorrow night is my night to go see JOE PERRY and Aerosmith! This Perry a bit more my scene haha. And look forward to seeing Slash and the guys as well. Slash wrote the forward for my second book and always good to see him and hang with the guys. Reports from that show tomorrow via Twitter @EddieTrunk

Don’t forget I am back on AAF/Boston THIS Friday 11P ET and every Friday!

Book signing and selling THIS Wednesday at Retroactive Myrtle Beach SC 5-7P.

I’ll be hosting the Winery Dogs in Boston at The Wilbur Theater 8/1 and then me, Don and Jim perform there 8/2.

7/9: NEW QUIET RIOT DOC

Watched an early screener of an upcoming new documentary on Quiet Riot called “Now Your Here There’s No Way Back”. Found it to be really good. It was sad, funny, and very honest in what they showed and how it was dealt with. Cameras followed them around and captured some amazing and at times pretty raw moments. There is some footage from the early Randy years and tells the story of the bands many lineups, how they evolved, and how they seemingly overnight became massive. I think the importance of Metal Health is often overlooked. It was a HUGE album and in many ways a gateway to the 80′s metal explosion. Both Dee Snider and Glenn Hughes (very close friend of Kevin DuBrow’s) offer some great commentary. But the story also revolves greatly around Frankie Banali, his friendship with Kevin, his life now, and his attempts to keep the band going for better or worse. Loved the honesty and how transparent and tough things can be for a band from the 80′s now, especially lacking a key member. How Frankie deals with Kevin’s death is also dealt with. Really recommend the film and I’ll keep you posted as to when and where you can see it once it is released.

7/9: THE KISS NO ORIGINAL MEMBERS STORY.

Last night we posted a story in the news section that was sent to me via Twitter about Kiss replacing Gene and Paul and continuing on with a band of no original members. We later found out the original story was from 2008. While the haters will just attack and say it was calculated to further some insane anti – Kiss agenda (love how I am so anti Kiss and STILL PLAY ALL THEIR MUSIC, too funny!), I left it up for two reasons. One the amount of differing opinions on this generated in comments was interesting and ALL views were posted, and two this is still the plan and closer than ever to happening! If this is what they were planning 6 years ago it is really just around the corner now! Clearly the way they do it might be altered but this is still happening and the band has discussed it in the press even recently. So nothing has changed except for it is more imminent! I am hearing maybe two years away from launching at this point with the current (Gene and Paul) band having maybe one more run left after the current tour. What was stunning about this is how many saw it as major news they never heard? This has been talked about and discussed for a long time by Gene and Paul. So no mater where you fall on it I decided to leave it up because I found ALL sides of the reaction interesting and posted ALL response to it. Unlike some I respect and appreciate all opinions and they are represented here as well as my radio and TV shows. But to see this as some crazy dated story that is no longer the plan is not the case. Some may want to live in some fantasy land but all our heroes are getting older (so are we!) and how they handle the end of their careers will be interesting. Who really retires, who stuck around too long, who does bands with no original members. All good debate and all welcome here.

7/8: PRIEST, PODCAST DEBUT, AEROSMITH, WAAF/BOSTON, MORE.

What a day yesterday! It started with the recording of my first ever podcast in NYC at Epic Records with Glenn, Richie and Rob of Judas Priest (new album out now!). Now I never did a podcast before and was thrilled to have Priest for it. The label and PR had some folks come in to record the audio for me since I don’t have gear to record 4 people remotely at the moment. Well that didn’t work to well as the audio came out less than great. The interview however went well and content is king so Katy Irizarry (who is producing my podcast) worked hard to salvage it and it is good enough to post. I assure you the future podasts will have much better audio but this is Priest and you can clearly hear what is going on so we are going with it. Hope you like it and apologize in advance for the audio. Hey, I’m new to this! Haha. The Eddie Trunk Podcast posts every Thursday free worldwide via Itunes and www.podcastone.com It all starts this Thursday AM with Priest. Future guests include Bobby Blitz, Night Ranger, Glenn Hughes, King Diamond and many more. It will be a wide range of guests and some weeks just talk and commentary and emails. Try doing some different stuff too at times maybe a little outside of music. Hope you join me on this journey into my latest platform. Itunes sign ups now. Hit the banner on the home page.

I then went to SiriusXM for my live show and had a surprise call from Joey Kramer of Aerosmith. He was listening and called in. The band just returned from headlining festivals in Europe and kick off the US dates with Slash this Thursday at Jones Beach. Audio is On Demand on the SiriusXM app if you missed it. Thanks for calling in Joey and see you at Jones Beach if going Thursday! Then Brian Slagel came in and hung out. Then I did a late night recording of an interview with King Diamond! We get into all kinds of stuff with KD who’s tour is almost sold out in advance (NYC sold out but win tickets here on this site in ET Box Office!). This will debut as a podcast in a few weeks.

Thrilled to announce my FM/syndicated show is returning to the airwaves of WAAF/Boston this Friday! My new slot is Friday’s 11P-2A ET. In radio syndication it is key to have major market stations and having AAF back is huge for me. Grateful to all the stations in my network and hope to add more soon. If in Boston spread the word and listen Friday nights!

See you next Wed 7/16 in Myrtle Beach SC for a signing 5-7P at Retroactive. It is free and both books for sale at the store while there. Live radio broadcast as well with my affiliate there!

7/7: LIVE SIRIUSXM SHOW TONIGHT, JUDAS PRIEST DEBUT PODCAST THURSDAY!

Off to NYC for a live show on SiriusXM 6-10P ET on channel 39 TrunkNation!

My debut podcast launches this Thursday! The Eddie Trunk Podcast is free and available worldwide through Itunes and www.podcastone.com Because this is the debut you will not find it until the first one goes live this Thursday. Then from that point on you can register to get it sent every week. Excited to add this platform and honored to announce my first guests will be Judas Priest! I am taping it today and will ask some questions that came in from you guys via this site. Much going on, gotta run. Follow on Twitter for more. Hope you all had a good weekend.

7/3: HAPPY 4TH, LATEST UPDATE.

Wishing everyone a happy and safe 4th of July holiday weekend. My FM radio show this weekend celebrates the 4th with an all new all American hard rock and metal special. Might not seem like a big deal as far as a radio special but think about how many bands I play on a regular basis that excludes. So it opens some time for other artists maybe not played as often too. It is on Q104.3 11P ET as usual and all stations that run my show each and every week usual day and time. Full list under Live & On The Air.

Excited to welcome back WAAF/Boston which starts airing the show a week from Friday from 11P-2A. I’ll be in Boston with Don & Jim at The Wilbur 8/2.

Judas Priest are doing a signing this Tuesday to celebrate the release of their new album at The Hard Rock in Times Sq. Starts at 6:30 and you must purchase the new album from FYE at The Hard Rock to get it signed. It will be Rob, Richie and Glenn and only copies of new album will be signed.

SO much great new music out there. Buy it, support it, listen for it on my shows. Stuff I am listening to now includes Slash, Overkill, Mastodon, Fozzy, Priest, Accept, Tesla, Night Ranger and much more. Great time for new music so check it out.

My debut podcast launches 7/10 via Podcast One. Should have a link to subscribe very soon. www.podcastone.com will also post and you can listen there. More details on guests soon. I will also be answering email from you guys on the podcast. Send them to me via Contact Us on this site and put “Podcast Question” in the subject.

Appreciate everyone asking about new episodes of TMS however when we do them is 100% up to VH1. Right now the latest is not until early next year unfortunately. I have no control over this at all and also wish we did more per year. For now enjoy the replays and set your DVR to catch them all. They run constantly from all seasons. Thanks.