Greetings from Tampa! Great night here last night with Y&T and Kip Winger who opened with an acoustic set at Largo Cultural Center. Y&T were amazing as usual. What Dave still can do after 40 years as a singer and player is truly mind blowing! Kip kept the crowd entertained and warmed up everyone solo acoustic. Good seeing all the guys and had a great hang with Kip after when we went to dinner and swapped some hysterical stories. He is a guy that needs to write a book! Thanks to Largo for having me and all who came to my signing. Sold out of both books! As always you can order signed books direct from me shipped anywhere in the USA, just hit the Books tab under Media on the site. I fly to Ft Lauderdale tonight then to Miami tomorrow to host Monsters Of Rock Cruise. If going I’ll see you on board! I can confirm I am also hosting the Def Leppard Cruise and Monsters West Coast next year! So if you were shut out of this one try and make those. It is a blast! This will be my final post until I’m back on land likely. More when I get back in range next Wednesday/Thursday. Be sure to check out my new podcast with Skid Row up now, my FM radio shows this weekend on all affiliates, and of course That Metal Show tomorrow 9P ET on VH1 Classic. It is EPIC with Michael Schenker, Kirk Hammett (the jam everyone is talking about!) and Damon Johnson. More when I return!
Unreal moments yesterday at the taping of two new That Metal Show’s. Kirk Hammett jammed with his hero Michael Schenker and in show two Ace Frehley and Mark Farner teamed up for a fun hang. Sorry to be brief but running to catch a flight. if you follow on Twitter, Instagram or FB you saw photos. The Schenker/Hammett show airs this Saturday. Ace/Farner 4/25. Thanks to guitarists Nita Strauss and Damon Johnson for playing in the shows.
I am not sure if/when I will be able to update here over the next week. I’m headed to the Florida. Hosting Y&T tomorrow in Largo (signing and selling my books pre show in the lobby), then on the MOR Cruise to host once again. On a cruise there is no connection so I will be disconnected from 4/18-22. But I will update and post to social media outlets when I can. Radio shows are all new just recorded this weekend and this Monday. Twitter is best for update when I can connect for the next week @EddieTrunk
TONS of stuff going on, please watch the home page of this site for more info as it comes in appearances.
Taping 2 new That Metal Show’s today with the guests in the headline of this post! Should be awesome! Info and details from the set via Twitter @EddieTrunk. Livin the dream.. Thanks for watching/listening/reading.
Michael Schenker was awesome on my radio show last night. Podcast coming soon too. I also world premiered Skid Row doing 18 & Life with Tony Harnell. Curious of your thoughts on it. Post a comment if you heard it. Thanks.
Thanks for all the great response to this weeks new TMS with Lzzy Hale, Zakk Wylde and Kerry King! 4 more new episodes to come in our current season 14. Because I am on the Monsters Cruise next week we tape the next two weeks worth of shows in one day this Tuesday, and what a double dip it is! In one show Kirk Hammett of Metallica is back with us, and in that show Kirk’s guitar hero Michael Schenker as well! Michael and Kirk will both be interviewed and may also do a guitar dual to end the show! Damon Johnson is the guest player from Black Star Riders. In the other show Ace Frehley returns to our set and for the first time ever Mark Farner from Grand Funk Railroad! Nita Strauss from Alice Cooper plays guitar. Can’t wait to shoot these new episodes this Tuesday in NYC. Photos and info on my Twitter as always as it happens @EddieTrunk
Michael Schenker in studio with me tomorrow live 6-10P ET for TRUNKNation SiriusXM 39.
Congrats to my ticket winners for many recent coming shows and M3 as well. Be sure to visit ETs Box Office on this site to win tix to many events!
I’ll be in Largo FL this Thursday night at The Cultural Center hosting Kip Winger & Y&T. I will be in the lobby pre show selling and signing both of my books. And of course hosting Monsters Of Rock Cruise once again leaving this Saturday. I am also honored to announce I will be the host for the first ever Def Leppard “Hysteria On The High Seas” cruise next year as well as the coming Monsters Of Rock West Coast run! All appearances on the home page as they are confirmed.
My FM radio show this weekend features an interview with John Bush and Joey Vera talking Armored Saint, Metallica and much more. It premieres tonight 11P ET on Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston and all affiliates over the weekend. Remember most stations also stream free. Just check their websites for info. Hope you join me for 3 hours of new and classic hard rock and metal!
All new TMS tomorrow 9P ET on VH1 Classic. Guests are Lzzy Hale, Kerry King and Zakk Wylde! Replay at 11P
I will be appearing tonight in NJ at Crossroads in Garwood. Show starts at 8P with Randy Jackson of Zebra solo acoustic. Then I’ll be on around 9 with some speaking and live Stump The Trunk! Then Edgar Cayce plays some kick ass covers. Should be a fun night in NJ tonight and hope to see all of my hometown friends out! All appearances on the home page.
Kix is at Bergen PAC in NJ tomorrow. Congrats to my ticket winners. Be sure to check out ETs Box Office on this site to enter to win all kinds of tickets. Just added tickets to Kings Of Chaos in Hollywood FL at The Hard Rock!
Hard to believe the Monsters Cruise is finally here next weekend! Psyched to host once again! See you all on board.
Live SiriusXM show this Monday 6-10P ET. Michael Schenker in studio guest!
Another great taping of TMS last night in NYC. Lzzy Hale joined us on set for the first time, Kerry King also joined us once again, and Zakk Wylde played for the first time. The new Halestorm album is out this Tuesday and Lzzy said doing TMS was a bucket list item for her. Very honored for one of rocks top emerging newer artists! Kerry ranks 9 Slayer albums in this show and talks about their new album out in August. After the taping he treated us to a sneak listen to a few new songs and I can honestly say they sounded great. Obviously a pivotal album is the Slayer catalog being the first without Jeff and the first with Gary. It sounded exactly like Slayer should. No title for it yet. Zakk has his own line of amps now and showcased his Wylde Audio line shredding like a maniac to close the show. Hope you guys enjoy this one! It debuts this Saturday 9P ET on VH1 Classic. Be sure to see episodes and extras online at thatmetalshow.vh1.com
Since I’m headed to the Monsters Cruise see we shoot two new shows next week that will feature Ace Frehley, Kirk Hammett, Michael Schenker, Mark Farner, Damon Johnson and Nita Strauss. More soon on those.
If in NJ come see me this Friday night at Crossroads in Garwood. Details on the home page for all appearances. Will be announcing additions soon in IL, Vegas, Orange County CA, FL and more.
Hope everyone had a good holiday weekend. Response to this weeks TMS with Jericho, Corgan and Cavalera has been awesome. So much fun! Great guests make for great shows like that. It was a pleasure to beat down Jericho AGAIN, haha! We tape this weekends episode tomorrow with Lzzy Hale, Kerry King and Zakk Wylde! See it this Saturday 9P ET VH1 Classic. Photos and info from the set tomorrow as it happens on my twitter @EddieTrunk
Live on SiriusXM 39 tonight 6-10P ET. Snake and Rachel will call in live with some Skid Row news at 7P ET and Bobby Blotzer from Ratt calls at 8P ET. Should be an action packed TRUNKNation tonight LIVE!
Hope all my hometown friends come out this Friday to Crossroads in Garwood NJ. I’ll be hosting a night of music and doing some live Stump The Trunk and more. Randy Jackson of Zebra plays and also killer covers from Edgar Cayce.
Thanks to all who came out to our live gig in NYC this past Wednesday at BB Kings. These live shows with Don and Jim (and on my own) have been a blast. So much fun talking with everyone and doing some live Stump The Trunk, which in a bar setting really goes off the rails! Next up for me a solo show at Crossroads in Garwood NJ April 10th. Music performances by Randy Jackson of Zebra (acoustic) and Edgar Cayce Band (some old friends that play awesome covers!). It will be a fun night, hope to see you there! All appearances on my home page. New ones will be announced very soon including the Iowa State Fair, Queens NY, and more. Don’t forget I will also be back in Largo FL on 4/16 to host Y&T at the Cultural Center. I’ll be in the lobby pre show selling and signing both books. Then on Monsters Cruise 4/18!
Eddie Trunk Rocks FM radio show is all new this weekend. Jay Jay French checks in to talk Twisted Sister and the loss of AJ Pero. Debuts tonight 11P ET on Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston and all affiliates over the weekend.
New podcast is up now with guest Doug Aldrich. Doug addresses recent comments by Dee Snider and more. Dee will respond and his interview posts next Thursday. As usual the podcast is free via Itunes or www.podcastone.com
All new That Metal Show tomorrow night with Max Cavalera, Billy Corgan & Chris Jericho. Plus Rich Ward on guitar. 9P ET VH1 Classic.
Live Monday on SiriusXM channel 39 TRUNKNation 6-10P ET.
Have a great Easter weekend for those that celebrate.
Getting tons of reaction to Van Halen’s recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmell. The response is very different from person to person it seems. Some thought it was awful, others loved it. To me it was pretty much what I expected. Much of the talk these days when it comes to VH centers around David Lee Roth and his vocals. As I have said countless times if you ever thought DLR sang well live and like the albums then you never saw DLR even back in the day! He was NEVER a strong live singer! Look at the US festival! He didn’t even sing half of the first song! Dave was always a showman first, and on record was perfect for the band and the brilliant albums they made. If you are looking for a powerful singer in VH then that would have been the Hagar years. Incredible vocals were always a hallmark of Hagar’s ability and amazingly he can still do it. But if you are a Roth VH guy (I like both versions of the band) you know what you are seeing and hearing is not new. If you saw VH on the tour for the last album you know this is exactly what you will get from DLR at this stage in his life. As i say all the time you vote with your wallet. So if you don’t like it don’t go to the shows or buy the albums. But if you are cool with it enjoy. My point is this isn’t a case of a guy who was a once great live singer falling apart, this truly always was what he was about. Sure maybe a bit rougher and not able to hit the high squeals like he used to, but in my view he’s trying harder now at least (and thankfully lost the headset!). Alex was Alex and for those hoping for Michael to come back forget it. I love Mike but do you think EVH is ever going to fire his son? Wolf does a fine job but it is kind of silly we have 3/4 of original VH and Mike is the odd guy out. But it is what it is and they have their reasons right or wrong. Most importantly Eddie is playing great, looks good and is smiling and sober! If you saw him on the reunion tour with Hagar you know it was NOT good. To see Eddie in this form now for a few years is great to see! As for the live album I hate re recorded live records as most are. So I give them credit for releasing a live album that is truly live for better or worse. I haven’t heard the entire thing yet but will soon. This is VH with DLR in 2015. It isn’t going to suddenly get better overnight. DLR is not going to suddenly become Freddie Mercury. To me the ultimate scenario as a fan is a tour with half a set DLR, half Hagar, and Michael back in. VH has a HUGE catalog of massive hits that will never be played by them again without Hagar since DLR could never dream of singing like that. Split the sets and you get the “best of both worlds” and both singers don’t have to work as hard every night. Now that would be special! But also it’s about as likely as me replacing Letterman. So enjoy VH for what it is now and the amazing songs and one of the worlds all time greatest guitarists back in top form. But if you have been given another fair warning of what to expect live between the TV show and the new live album. If you DON’T like that then don’t buy a ticket and then complain about it. That would make no sense as a now educated consumer.
PS: I have asked VH to do TMS every single season. So far they have done a TV performance but continue hardly doing any interviews at all (notice no sit down on Kimmell). Their press decisions and refusal to do interviews with just about anyone is baffling and goes all the way back to the release of A Different Kind Of Truth. Clearly Kimmell and Ellen are way bigger mainstream shows than TMS but I doubt more rock/VH fans are watching them. EVH is pretty much our number one requested guest. I’ll keep asking but don’t hold your breath.. they seem to just not do interviews these days outside of extremely rare events
Hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed the new TMS. We are bringing more variety than ever on the show this season and it’s been lots of fun. Had old school 80’s hard rock with Frank Hannon who really pulled out all the stops including a theramin! Then new school hard rock with Taylor Momsen who is a huge emerging young artist with her band The Pretty Reckless. Then Mark Tremonti who has made two albums now under his own name that are amazing and heavy as hell (unreal drumming too from Garret Whitlock). Was also please to find a few minutes to remember AJ with the TS guys. The show was already fully booked so we didn’t have much time, but at least we were able to do something. Show repeats all week on VH1 Classic and online at www.thatmetalshow.vh1.com Check the many outakes and extras online too!
We tape this weekends episode tomorrow in NYC. Another jam packed show loaded with variety! Chris Jericho is back, and for the first time Max Cavalera and Billy Corgan are guests as well. No idea what will happen in this one, should be a free for all. Rich Ward plays guitar for the first time. So many have asked for new and classic artists and a wide variety on TMS and I am pleased to see so many into us mixing it up like this.
Fighting a virus but will be in live tonight 6-10P ET on SiriusXM 39 TRUNKNation. Wendy Dio and Joey Tempest of Europe (great new album) among the guests.
Don’t forget I am at BB Kings NYC with Don & Jim and Van Halen tribute Unchained this Wednesday night! Join us for comedy, Q&A and more. We start 8P sharp, tickets and VIP tickets at the door. I am solo at Crossroads in Garwood NJ 4/10 with Randy from Zebra and Edgar Cayce!