10/4: VEGAS TONIGHT, MÖTLEY CRÜE, THE WINERY DOGS, MORE!

Thanks to all who came to my signing last night at Book Soup in LA. I was able to finish the signing and catch most of The Winery Dogs set in the valley (they just get better!), then finished off the night with a drink at The Rainbow with some friends. Was good to be back in LA even though it was only 24 hours.

About to fly to Vegas now. Tonight should be a huge signing since it happens just before Mötley Crüe plays The Joint in the Hard Rock Casino! Starting at 6 I will be in Vinyl, the theater right next to the Joint. So if going to Mötley come hang pre show! It is free and no ticket is needed! My books will be signed and sold and i’ll start with a Q&A at 6P. Mötley goes on at 9, and if your seeing The Winery Dogs at Vamp’d tonight they are on at 11. So plenty of time to do it all in Vegas tonight! I look forward to seeing Mötley tomorrow night. Hope to see you in Vegas inside Vinyl inside Hard Rock Casino tonight 6-8 for the final stop of the first leg of the book tour for VOL 2!

10/3: LA & VEGAS BOOK SIGNINGS, ICON

Spent some time last night in Phoenix with my old friend Dan Wexler and John Aquilino of the band Icon who I loved so much I actually signed them for a third album when I worked for Megaforce. They are building an INCREDIBLE underground recording compels that I toured last last. Crazy cool! And they plan on making a new Icon album with the bands original lineup including singer Stephen Clifford. Can’t wait to see how this progresses and the facility is like nothing I have seen before. Hopefully new music from them next year. Hugely underrated band from the 80s.

On very little sleep but flying to LA now. Book Soup signing tonight 7-9 and if I can make it The Winery Dogs at Canyon Club later. And tomorrow should be a massive signing before Mötley plays at The Hard Rock Casino. Join me right next door to The Joint inside Vinyl for a signing and Q&A starting around 6P! Book tour has gone so well. Thank you all for supporting the books an these events. More soon and be sure to follow on Twitter @EddieTrunk

10/2: BOOK TOUR HEADS WEST! AZ, LA, VEGAS!

Book tour heads West today as I fly to Phoenix in a few hours from IL. Look forward to being in AZ for the first time in 25 years since I worked with the band Icon. I’ll be live on air on KDKB at 5P then at Changing Hands books in Tempe for a signing and Q&A tonight 7-9P. Look forward to seeing everyone tonight if in the Phoenix area! Tomorrow is Book Soup in W Hollywood CA 7-9, Friday Vinyl Theater inside Hard Rock Casino in Vegas 6-8P before Mötley show that night in the Joint. Vinyl is right next to The Joint entrance. Hope to see all my W Coast buds if in these areas. Thank you and thanks to all who have or will purchase VOL 2! Available now physical and digital anywhere you buy books. Also don’t forget if you want a signed personalized boom shipped anywhere in the world you must order by 7P Pacific tonight so I can sign them at Changing Hands while there. Order Now

10/1: MILWAUKEE, TEMPE, LA, VEGAS NEXT ON BOOK TOUR

Greeting from IL. I look forward to the next stop on what has been a great tour for my new book tonight in Milwaukee at Boswell Books 7-9P. Then I fly to AZ and visit that state for the first time in ages for a signing at Changing Hands in Tempe Wed night also 7-9. Hitting W Hollywood Thursday at Book Soup on Sunset 7-9 and then wrap up this leg with what should be a huge one Friday inside the Vinyl Theater at the Hard Rock Casino in Vegas. This theater is right next to where Mötley will play at The Joint that night. So it’s also a Mötley pre show hang! Come early, should be there by 6. Q&A, signings and more.

Also if going to the Winery Dogs show in LA or Vegas the same night of my signings there you will have plenty of time to make those shows and still hit my events. Also don’t forget you can order either of my books from the store I’m at in Tempe AZ tomorrow and have me sign and personalize them and the store will ship them to you anywhere in the world! But you must place the order before I arrive there for the signing tomorrow night at 7P Pacific! Here’s the link to do that for Changing Hands: Order Now

Don’t miss this chance to get personalized books sent anywhere in the world!

Thanks to all who purchased the new merch from my just opened online store. Appreciate you representing. More soon.

Playlist – 8/23/13

Mike Portnoy and M Shadows were guests:

Iron Maiden: The Wickerman
Cinderella: Night Songs
Megadeth: Wake Up Dead
Winery Dogs: Elevate
Avenged Sevenfold: Hail To The King
Manowar: Battle Hymns
Metallica: Of Wolf & Man
UFO: Dr Dr (Live)
Anthrax: Only
The Winery Dogs: Not Hopeless
Dio: Stand Up & Shout
Motley Crue: Too Young To Fall In Love
Alter Bridge: Addicted To Pain
Dream Theater: Enemy Inside
Extreme: Play With Me
Fight: Nailed To The Gun
T&N w/Sebastian Bach: Alone Again

Playlist – 8/9/13

Tesla: Modern Day Cowboy
Dokken: It’s Not Love
Aerosmith: Rats In The Cellar
Skid Row: Slave To The Grind
The Winery Dogs: Not Hopeless
Triumph: Magic Power
Rob Zombie: Teenage Nosferatu Pussy
Type O Negative: Christian Woman
Dio: Welcome To My Nightmare
Rainbow: Long Live R&R
Black Sabbath: Symptom Of The Universe
Queensryche w/Tate: Running Backwards
Queensryche w/LaTorre: Vindication
Bret Michael w/Ace Frehley: Nothin But A Good Time
Accept: The Abyss
Metallica: Am I Evil
Tom Keifer: Solid Ground
Whitesnake: Slow & Easy
The Godz: Gotta Keep A Runnin (UC)
Device w/Lzzy Hale: Close My Eyes Forever

8/2/13 – Playlist

Judas Priest: Freewheel Burning
Black Sabbath: Heaven & Hell
Ozzy: Killer Of Giants
Alice In Chains: Stone
Aerosmith: Tell Me
Aerosmith: Chicquita
Metallica: Creeping Death (Live)
Newsted: As The Crow Flies
Ratt: Nobody Rides For Free
VH: Light Up The Sky
The Winery Dogs: Time Machine
AC/DC: For Those About To Rock (Live)
Kiss: Almost Human
Queensryche: Redemption
Rush: Distant Early Warning
Avenged Sevenfold: Hail Tp The King
Prophet: Cycle Of The Moon (UC)
Skid Row: Breaking Down

7/27/13 – Playlist

Metallica: Disposable Heroes
Faith No More: From Out Of Nowhere
Pantera: Drag The Waters
Iron Maiden: Phantom Of The Opera
Kiss: Ladies Room
Zebra: Who’s Behind The Door
Avenged Sevenfold: Hail To The King
White Zombie: Black Sunshine
Gary Moore/Phil Lynott: Out In The Fields
Anthrax: Jailbreak
The Winery Dogs: The Other Side
Mr Big: Addicted To That Rush
Dream Theater: Caught In A Web
Michael Monroe: Ballad Of The Lower E Side
Hear N Aid: Stars
Black Sabbath: Voodoo
Newsted: Heroic Dose
Quiet Riot: Stay With Me Tonight (UC)
Lita Ford: Mother

UNIVERSAL TO RELEASE DELUXE EDITIONS OF RUSH’S LANDMARK RECORDING “2112″

Rush2112-300In time for 21/12 celebrations, on December 18th, 2012, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) will release the Deluxe Editions of Rush’s 1976 platinum-selling, landmark album 2112 in three different configurations: 2112: Deluxe Edition (CD/DVD and CD/Blu-Ray) and a special Super Deluxe Edition (CD/Blu-Ray/Hardbound book case).

 

The deluxe editions contain a CD/DVD or CD/Blu-Ray material including the remastered 2112 CD with three live bonus tracks and a DVD or Blu-ray™ disc with a 5.1 surround sound audio mix and an interactive digital comic book, a new album cover by original album designer Hugh Syme, liner notes and unpublished photos. The super deluxe contains the CD/Blu-Ray and is meticulously assembled in a hardbound bookcase packed with a 40-page comic book representing every song on 2112.

 

Originally released in 1976, Rush’s epic, landmark release 2112 was their creative and commercial breakthrough as well as one of the band’s most highly regarded releases among both fans and critics alike. With lyrics written by Neil Peart, and influenced by author Ayn Rand, 2112 kicks off with the ambitious seven-suite title track (side one), set in a futuristic world run by the Priests of the Temples of Syrinx who regulate “every single facet of every life,” which includes books, music, work and play. 2112 conveys the story of humanity’s instinctual, inner need for one’s free will.

 

After the mythological journey through 2112, side two brings you back to the present and continues with five stand-alone tracks. From hard-rocking tracks such as A Passage to Bangkok,Lessons, and a trip to into the fourth dimension with The Twilight Zone, to the album’s soaring conclusion, Something For Nothing, 2112 is the album that ushered in the next stage in their continuing evolution as artists.

 

2112: Deluxe Editions (DVD Version and Blu-Ray Version):

 

*2 Disc: CD + DVD Audio/Video

*2 Disc: CD + Blu-Ray

 

Expanded artwork, liner notes, lyrics and unreleased photos by original album designer Hugh Syme. Brand new liner notes by David Fricke, Rolling Stone.

CD – Digitally remastered plus 3 unreleased bonus live tracks:

 

- Overture (Northland Coliseum, Edmonton, AB – June 25th, 1981)

- The Temples of Syrinx (Northland Coliseum, Edmonton, AB – June 25th, 1981)

- A Passage To Bangkok (Manchester Apollo, Manchester, England – June 17th, 1980)

 

DVD Audio/Video And Blu-Ray Contain:

 

- Digital Comic Book – experience the comic book formatted for widescreen televisions during playback of the album.

-Photo Gallery – unreleased photos and handwritten lyrics by Neil Peart.

 

-DVD Audio/Video Specs:

 

-5.1 Surround Sound mix by Richard Chycki in PCM (DVD-Audio players) and 48kHz / 24-bit Dolby Digital (DVD-Video players)

- 96kHz / 24-bit PCM Stereo (DVD-Audio players) and 48kHz / 24-bit Dolby Digital Stereo (DVD-Video players)

 

-Blu-Ray Specs:

 

-5.1 Surround Sound mix by Richard Chycki in 96kHz / 24-bit PCM and DTS-HD Master Audio

- 96kHz / 24-bit PCM Stereo

 

2112: Super Deluxe Edition:

 

2 Disc: CD + BLU-RAY version contained in hardbound book case.

Housed in a hardbound book with a 40 page comic book by story artist Tom Hodges (Star Wars The Clone Wars, The Simpson’s Treehouse of Horrors #17) and a 24 page book with expanded artwork, liner notes, lyrics and unreleased photos. New liner notes written by David Fricke, Rolling Stone.

ROCK N’ ROLL HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2013: RUSH & HEART IN, DEEP PURPLE OUT

rush400pixPhil Gallo of Billboard reports:

 

After more than a decade of irate rants and enthusiastic lobbying from fans, Rush is finally a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

 

The Canadian trio will be inducted into the hall on April 18th along with Heart, singer-songwriter-pianist Randy Newman, rap group Public Enemy, the late disco queen Donna Summer and blues guitarist Albert King. Label executive and music impresario Lou Adler and producer-arranger-composer Quincy Jones are headed as Ahmet Ertegun Award — aka non-performer — honorees.

 

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, inducted with the hall’s last class, announced the awards Dec. 11th at the Nokia Theater where the induction ceremony will be held next year. It is the first time in 20 years since the festivities have been held in L.A.; it will again be open to the public and aired on HBO on May 18th.

 

This year’s class represents the first time fans have been allowed to participate in the selection process and it’s little surprise that Rush is the big winner. More than any other act’s fan base — with the possible exception of KISS — Rush fans have created online petitions, Facebook pages and websites to push for the band’s induction. Lifeson told Billboard earlier this year that the slight has been mitigated by that dedication.

 

“I know for me, and I would say it’s true of all of us, we felt that you’ve got to enjoy every moment that you’re out there doing this. It’s a privilege to be able to play music, especially for your whole life,” Lifeson explained. “And it’s an even greater privilege to have such a fantastic audience who’s willing to support you and listen to what you’re doing and become so passionate, like Rush fans always become. You know, it’s really, really something special and it’s never lost on us.”

 

Generally speaking, the hall has overlooked bands from the prog-rock era, inducting only Genesis in 2010. This is the first ballot Rush has appeared on.

 

Public Enemy, in its first year of eligibility, becomes the fourth rap act to enter the hall, following Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Run-D.M.C. and the Beastie Boys. The New York rap group debuted on record in 1987 with Yo! Bum Rush the Show and followed it up with the landmark It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. Voted the best album of 1988 in the Village Voice’s Pazz & Jop poll of critics, it peaked at No. 42 on the Billboard 200.

 

Heart, which appeared on the ballot for the first time last year, has had a particularly active year. Ann and Nancy Wilson published a joint biography,Kicking and Screaming: A Story of Heart, Soul and Rock & Roll; released a new album, Fanatic; and maintained an active touring schedule that continues from January through March, in the U.S. and Canada.

 

Summer, who died in May, gets in on the sixth time her name appeared on the ballot. King, whose single-string, bent-note approach to the electric guitar was a significant influence on Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, is best known for Born Under a Bad Sign from 1967. Newman, whose debut was released in 1968, wrote uniquely caustic and insightful pop songs in the ’60s and ’70s before devoting most of his time to film work.

 

Nominees who did not make the cut this year include the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, the Meters and N.W.A. There was some belief among voting insiders that the presence of two rap groups — from opposite coasts — would split the votes and neither would get in. While the album widely acknowledged as their debut, Straight Outta Compton, came out in 1988, a compilation of their singles was issued a year earlier making them eligible for the class of 2013.