Been a busy week catching up from being back from the cruises. Had a couple of great shows on radio this week discussing and dissecting the Grammy debacles on so many levels with rock and metal, as well as Lady Gaga and Metallica (seems weird to even write that to be honest..). Great calls about all of this. Tomorrow on my SiriusXM Volume show Blitz from Overkill and Geoff Tate are my guests. Live 2-4P ET, replay 9-11P ET on channel 106. I fly to Vegas for a couple days tomorrow night so my Volume shows Thursday and Friday will be Best Of from the cruises. Monday is a holiday so the Volume show will be a Best Of from NAMM. After tomorrow the next live Volume show is 2/21.
New podcast this Thursday is a special from Monsters cruise with Vince Neil, Michael Sweet and George Lynch. Free www.PodcastOne.com and Itunes.
Psyched to finally see Alter Bridge in Vegas this Thursday and catch up with some friends. Then over to Santa Rosa CA Saturday to appear at House Of Rock and host V2.
About to fly home from Tampa after spending 9 days on a cruise ship and broadcasting 7 radio shows. It was a bit risky trying to do live radio from a moving cruise ship, but it went off without a hitch! That was due to my engineers Scott Gulden and Frank Lovre and their tremendous help, as well as the great staff of Royal Caribbean and On The Blue Cruises. I had a massive range of guests on between Monsters of Rock and Cruise To The Edge from the worlds of hard rock and prog. On the prog side I learned a lot and met some great very welcoming people to that side of rock. My close friend Mike Portnoy turned in a killer DT set last night as well. I’m still far from a prog expert, but it was great to cover this world of very passionate fans. And of course “my people” on MORC were a blast and party as always! Big thanks also to Larry Morand and his entire team for all the support and having me. It’s been a great experience to be a part of these cruises since day 1 and I appreciate it. Can’t wait for next year already! And huge thanks to the always amazing supportive fans for what I do on both cruises and all the bands who stopped by my show. Too many and to wide ranging to even begin to cover here!
New podcast features actor Billy Bob Thornton and his band The Boxmasters. Free now Itunes or www.podcastone.com
Live on SiriusXM Volume 106 Monday 2-4P ET, then on Hair Nation live 5-8P ET on channel 39.
Late addition to my appearance schedule. I’ll be in Santa Rosa CA this coming Saturday hosting a show by a very young band called V2 at House Of Rock. See you there if in the area. On my way out I’m going to stop in Vegas for a couple days. Good way to break up the trip and I missed Alter Bridge in NYC. So I will finally get to see this band live who I love!
Greetings from the final day of Monsters Of Rock Cruise. Had a blast this weekend, so many bands, too much to cover here. I’m live from the ship 2-4P ET today on SiriusXM Volume 106 (replay 9-11). Guests scheduled include Lynch Mob and Queensryche. Tomorrow the ship transitions to Prog with Mike Portnoy cohosting with me live all week from Cruise To The Edge. Should be fun!
Huge bucket of gas thrown on the Kiss/Ace reunion rumors with Gene going to Ace’s show. I knew this was happening last week. John 5 made it happen and told me. Needless to say I had to stay quiet. Honestly I have no idea if this is all messing with the fans, just Gene reconnecting, or part of a bigger play kind of “checking Ace out..”. But here’s what I will say, Gene and Paul have been selling the “anyone can be in Kiss” and it doesn’t matter who the lineup is line now for a while. If it doesn’t matter I wonder why there is so much excitement at the POSSIBILITY of a reunion with Ace? Guess what? It has ALWAYS matter and always will…
Monsters Of Rock Cruise is here! It’s been awesome to have hosted this cruise since the very first one, and can’t wait to fly to Tampa tonight to kick off another adventure this Thursday. A new element will be added for me as I broadcast my daily rock talk show “Trunk Nation” from the ship each weekday live 2-4PM ET (as usual replay is 9P ET daily) on SriusXM Volume 106. Hoping all the gear works and it all goes smooth. Tune in and find out with me! Once MOR wraps up next Tuesday 2/7 I stay on the ship and also broadcast from the prog cruise Cruise To The Edge. From 2/7-11 I’ll bring you guests from this world and Mike Portnoy will co host with me. I’ll update here again when I can, but between now and 2/11 I’ll be busy on board the ship for the two cruises. Follow on Twitter @EddieTrunk and I’ll try and update there as well.
New podcasts this week feature Rob Zombie, next Thursday Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters.
Busy week coming up! Monday on TRUNK Nation on SiriusXM 106 Volume Jack Russell of Great White joins me 2:15 P ET live. Then Tuesday Rob Halford joins me live. Trunk Nation is live 2-4P ET on SiriusXM 106 Volume. I’ll also be doing my show Monday night 5-8P ET on SiriusXM 39 playing music and taking your calls. Then Thursday begins a week and a half of live shows from the Monsters of Rock Cruise and Cruise To The Edge. Join me as I attempt live radio from a cruise ship!
I’ll be at Blackthorn 51 in Elmhurst NY tonight for my speaking Q&A show. I go on around 11. Come on out.
Had a great couple radio shows taking calls on two topics the last two days on my Volume show. Tuesday was the remaining top R&R HOF snubs, and today I did a show called “They should have been huge..”. Something I hear often from rock fans about bands they love but never made it big. Great calls and engaging conversation. So much fun doing this daily show on SiriusXM Volume 106. Thanks to all who join me and listen live 2-4P ET or to the replay 9-11P ET. Tomorrow Damon Johnson of Black Star Riders joins me, Tuesday 1/31 Rob Halford. Up to the second updates on my Twitter.
Getting closer to Monsters cruise and Cruise To The Edge. Can’t wait for these great events!
If in NYC join me this Saturday at Blackthorn 51 in Elmhurst NY for Q&A, prizes and rock talk. Live music too! Hope to see you there on my home area turf!
New podcast up tomorrow with guests Kenny Aronoff who has played drums with everyone, and Triumph guitarist Rik Emmett talking about the prospects of a reunion! FREE starting tomorrow www.podcastone.com and Itunes.