Tragic news today involving a band that has endured way too much, Adrenaline Mob. They are on tour and today their vehicle was hit by a tractor trailer. This is still a very fresh and developing situation and news is still coming in. I have received return texts from Mike Orlando and Russell Allen, so they seem to be somewhat okay. I did not know the bands drummer but hoping for the best for him and all involved. However I do have confirmation of the absolutely tragic news that bassist David Z has passed away. David was a friend for many years and we had many good times. A great musician, always a smile, always very positive. I first met David, his brother Paulie Z, and drummer Joey Cassata during their days as a Kiss tribute. Later they became the trio ZO2 and came on my shows many times. They also had a TV show called Z Rock that I was once a guest on on IFC, along with many rock legends doing cameos. ZO2 was also an educational fun kids band. Both of my kids grew up learning and singing to their CDs and they would also entertain at kids parties around NYC. My good friend Bob Held and his wife Lynn worked hard to get both the real rock band and kids version of the band off the ground, and that’s what the TV show was about (It’s on DVD). Unfortunately, although they came close, ZO2 didn’t quite make it. Paulie moved to L.A. where I see him when I go out hosting jams, among other things. Joey continues to play out and about in NYC. David played on recent tours for Trans Siberian Orchestra. I saw him with the band this past year and he was a perfect fit and really showcased. I was very happy for him. All of these guys were never bitter about the industry as many can often be. They always had a great spirit about them and are always great to see and hang with. Recently David joined Adrenaline Mob. He told me about it and was really thrilled to be a part of the band, their new album, and the tour they have been on. I was happy for his emerging success and long overdue recognition. We also hung out on the Monsters cruise where David played with a few artists including Soto. He and I would go to the gym on the cruise and he would give me pointers, and trust me I needed them! David was always kind and encouraging and supportive. Today David Z has died way too young in a tragic accident. He will be missed and my condolences to his family, friends, bandmates and fans. This is beyond crushing. My best to all impacted by this accident and all the AMob guys who are also good friends. RIP David Z, you will be missed brother…
Wrapping up a great week of TrunkNation on Volume this week. Guests have been Tommy Shaw, Juan Coucier and Jack Russell. Tomorrow all listener calls with Free For All Friday. Join us to talk rock live 2-4P ET on SiriusXM 106 Volume. Coming guests include Greta Van Fleet, Jesse Malin, Jamie St James, and Dave Pirner. Follow on Twitter for up to the second updates @EddieTrunk
On my live SiriusXM show this Monday on 39 I will have a final pair of tickets to see Guns N Roses at the private show Thursday night at The Apollo in NYC. I will be at the show and will post updates as they happen, more on this TBA. Listen between 5-8P ET on 39 on Monday to win, it’s the only way in!
If you missed my latest podcast with Ace Frehley it’s up now free on www.podcastone.com or Itunes.
Loud In Lima coming next weekend! See you in Ohio, should be a fun weekend.
All new Eddie Trunk Rocks this weekend on FM. Debuts tomorrow 11P on Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston. Both stations stream free.
Hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend here in the U.S. and enjoyed a long weekend. I was back at it today with a live show on SiriusXM discussing the greatest American rock bands of all time. You can hear it again tonight 9-11P ET on SiriusXM Volume 106. All of my show replay every day 9-11P ET/6-8P Pacific for those that can’t listen live and are also On Demand on the SiriusXM app. I did do a live show last Friday with Ace Frehley. If you missed that grab it on the app now. Tomorrow former Van Halen manager Noel Monk is my guest talking about his new book Running With The Devil. Then we have our usual Free For All Friday to wrap up this short week! TrunkNation is LIVE 2-4P ET on 106 Volume on SiriusXM!
Be sure to check out my latest podcast up now free with Kevin Cronin or REO Speedwagon, then posting tomorrow a brand new interview with producer Max Norman talking Ozzy and more! Free www.PodcastOne.com or Itunes!
Due to a technical glitch the Nicko McBrain interview didn’t air last week on my FM show. It will air in this weekends show which premieres this Friday 11P-2A ET on Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston.
Had Ace Frehley on my radio show today. Ace confirmed he has written 2 songs with Gene for his next solo album. Ace maintains he has had no offer from Gene or Paul to rejoin the band. He gets the fan interest and thinks if it gets loud enough from fans it could happen. But swears there is nothing in the works he is aware of. He said his recent weight loss (which has also fueled reunion talk) was due to back problems. He is continuing to go about his business as a solo artist for now, but ruled nothing out. He agreed that Paul and Gene are smart and said they are driven by business and money, so if the offers get big enough it’s all possible. But for now nothing he is aware of involves his with Kiss despite how things look. We also talked about Love Gun at 40 and more. Great and funny chat as always. Hear it again tonight 9-11P ET on SiriusXM 106 Volume or on the SiriusXM app.
New podcast up now with Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon. Free on Itunes or www.PodcastOne.com .
I’ll be at Harpo’s in Detroit tomorrow to host LA Guns. Hope to see you.
Hope everyone has a great 4th of July weekend. My FM show this weekend features All American hard rock and metal. 11P-2A ET tonight WAAF Boston and Q104.3 NYC, and all affiliates over the weekend. I apologize due to a technical issue the wrong interview clip aired in last weeks FM show. Nicko McBrain audio will come soon. It’s now on my podcast as well.
Back live on SiriusXM Volume next Wednesday 7/5 2P ET
Back early from vacation and doing a special live TrunkNation today 2-4P ET on SiriusXM Volume 106. Ace Frehley calls in live and talks 40 years since Love Gun! Show replays 9-11P ET. 844-686-5863 is the call in!
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