Welcome to a brand new station bringing you Eddie Trunk Rock (my weekly FM show) starting this Saturday at Midnight! Great to be on KCAL Riverside CA. Go to www.KCALFM.com for more and to listen online.
Back live on Q104 and SiriusXM this Friday/Monday. Talk about Rocklahoma and more.
Bonzo Bash in Englewood at Bergen PAC this Saturday. Check this show out, really killer. See you there. Last free tix this Friday on Q104.3 show at 11P ET.
ALL NEW That Metal Show kicks off this Saturday finally on VH1 Classic at 11P ET with Jason Newsted as the guest. I’ll likely be live tweeting during it so follow @EddieTrunk
Thanks to Time Out NY for including me in this tribute to NYC metal:
Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. Just back from hosting another Rocklahoma and it was a blast as usual. This years was the best attended one yet, and had a great mix of new and old school fans and bands. The weather was great also. Most importantly we raised a bunch of money for local charities and the folks recovering from the tornado in Moore OK. In guitar auctions alone I was able to get 50K from the stage, not to mention the other charitable stuff that went on. Really great generous people and if you follow on Twitter you saw the photos and stats of the money made on the items I auctioned. As usual with festivals I am running in many directions and can’t see every band or every song, but from what I did see I was most impressed by Alice In Chains (first time seeing them with Will, who was great!), Ratt (great to see them again, so many great songs), Korn (not a huge fan but respect their intensity and Ray Luzier is a beast drummer), Cheap Trick (amazing as always, Zander unlike anyone else still this great at this age, even Korn was side stage watching and rocking), Bullet For My Valentine (really good mix of heavy with good vox too). If I didn’t mention the band I didn’t see them or they just weren’t standouts. Just about all the bands I saw really did a great job and the crowd was awesome at around 30K a day strong. Thanks to Rocklahoma for having me host once again. An honor to do this every year. Thanks to the incredible fans in OK and thanks to the Hard Rock Casino Tulsa for the great accomodations. Can’t wait for 2014 already!
Eddie Trunk appears in Time Out New York‘s story about NYC Metal 2013.
When asked what defines NYC metal? Eddie replied,” “As someone who has been a fan, supporter and personality for 30 years in this market for hard rock and metal, the place that screams NY metal more than anything is the now defunct club L’Amour in Brooklyn. From my earliest years seeing shows, I would venture to Bay Ridge from my home in NJ, over two bridges, getting home at 4am, just to hang and see the many great bands that played there. There was such a grit about L’Amour, but also a great sense of community with fellow metalheads. There was a point where I think the club became almost bigger than some of the bands that played there. Anthrax, Overkill, White Lion, Type O Negative and many others with area roots literally broke out of that club. L’Amour was as NY as metal got and I miss it almost every day.”
photo: Krista Schlueter
See the rest of Time Out New York‘s story on NYC Metal 2013 including Anthrax, Saint Vitus, Ross the Boss, among others, please clicking here.
The world’s most notorious band will be coming back to the world’s most notorious city this fall, when Mötley Crüe returns to Las Vegas. The rockers best known for going to the extreme will once again take over the stage at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for an exclusive twelve show engagement September 18th through October 6th. The band blew away fans and critics last February with twelve over-the-top, sold-out shows.
Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am PST, however fans can join the brand new Mötley Crüe Fan Club to gain access to an exclusive general admission presale beginning tomorrow at 10AM PST!
Click here for information on how to join.
The fall shows will be an all-new production and the band is pushing their own envelope once again. The production will be designed exclusively for The Joint in partnership with AEG Live. There will be plenty of surprise elements for fans and a set-list full of hits.
“We are proud to have pioneered the Las Vegas rock residency last year and can’t wait to come back this year to take it over the top with a brand new show that will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen Mötley Crüe do before,” said Nikki Sixx.
“The guys had such a wild and successful run the first time around, I’m sure they will want to do everything bigger and better this time. We are extremely excited to see what the band brings to The Joint and Vegas during their second residency,” said Paul Davis, vice president of entertainment at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino “If some is good, more is better! That was our thought when we got serious about bringing the Crüe back to The Joint. The run went so well last time…..the show was awesome, the numbers outstanding and working with the band and their management was a pleasure,” said Bobby Reynolds, Vice President of Booking for AEG Live Las Vegas. “I’m honored to bring one of the most entertaining bands ever back to their element.”
Tickets, starting at $49.50 (plus applicable service fees), go on sale Friday at 10am at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.
Mötley Crüe will perform 12 shows at The Joint. Show time is 9pm.
Wednesday, Sept 18th
Friday, Sept 20th
Saturday, Sept 21st
Sunday, Sept 22nd
Wednesday, Sept 25th
Friday, Sept 27th
Saturday, Sept 28th
Sunday, Sept 29th
Wednesday, Oct 2nd
Friday, Oct 4th
Saturday, Oct 5th
Sunday, Oct 6th
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi discusses his ongoing battle with cancer as Black Sabbath’s new album 13 will be released.
“When I’d finished the chemo and the radiotherapy, I went to see the doctor again for my regular blood tests,” he tells Guitar World. “I said, ‘So it’s gone now?’ And he said, ‘No, it’s not going to go. You’re not going to get rid of it. But we can treat it and work with it.’ I got all dismal, because I thought it was gone. He said there was a 30 percent chance of it going away, but I was probably going to have this for life. Now I get treatments to keep it from spreading.”
“So every six weeks I go in for an infusion of Rituximab, which is one of the four ingredients when they give you the chemo. It takes a few hours, and it makes you feel a bit crap inside and a bit sick. But a couple weeks after, I start perking up again. So that’s how we are working it with the shows. I go out, then come back and go into the hospital for more treatment, more blood tests and all the rest of the rubbish. And then we do it all over again.”
Read more in the July issue of Guitar World.
Black Sabbath’s 13 will be released on will be released on June 11th.
Black Sabbath North American Tour Dates:
Jul 25th Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Jul 27th Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
Jul 29th Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre
Jul 31st W. Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
Aug 2nd Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Aug 4th Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug 6th Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug 8th Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug 10th Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Aug 12th Boston, MA Comcast Center
Aug 14th Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Aug 16th Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug 18th Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
Aug 22nd Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Aug 24th Seattle, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
Aug 26th San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
Aug 28th Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug 30th Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
Sep 1st Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sep 3rd Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Sports Arena
*Previously announced date.
^On sale Friday, May 3rd
+On sale Saturday, May 4th
~On sale, Friday May 10th
>On sale TBD
Stone Temple Pilots accuse former frontman Scott Weiland of misusing the band’s name to further his solo career and want a judge to strip the rocker of his ability to use the group’s name or songs.
A lawsuit filed on May 24th in Los Angeles accuses Weiland of being chronically late to concerts while the group was together and having his lawyer attempt to interfere with the airplay of the group’s new single Out of Time.
Weiland and Stone Temple Pilots parted ways in February, and the 45-year-old singer said at the time that he learned that he was no loner in the band from a statement released to the media.
The suit sheds light on the band’s breakup, accusing Weiland of interacting with band mates only through lawyers or managers and showing up late to the group’s 2012 shows. It cites Weiland’s addiction struggles and poor performances as detriments to the band’s earning potential.
“The band endured much strife and lost significant opportunities because of Weiland,” the suit states.
The lawsuit claims the band owns the rights to the name Stone Temple Pilots, and the band’s songs, copyrights and trademarks. Wieland has used many of the band’s hits in his solo shows, the lawsuit states. The band wants a judge to block him from even calling himself a former member of the band.
The band has been reconstituted with Chester Bennington of Linkin Park taking the frontman role.
The lawsuit claims that Weiland’s lawyer called the head of programming at KROQ, a Los Angeles modern rock station, and said if the station played Out of Time it would be infringing on Weiland’s rights.
“Enough is enough,” the band’s lawsuit states. “Without relief from the court, Weiland will continue violating STP’s rights, misappropriating STP assets and interfering with the band’s livelihood.”
The lawsuit states the band entered into agreements in 1996 and 2010 that state that no former members can use the Stone Temple Pilots name.
The band’s hits include Vasoline, Interstate Love Song and Plush, which won a Grammy in 1993 for best hard rock performance with vocal.
Weiland alluded to lawyers getting involved when the band’s statement about his departure was released.