Greetings from Los Angeles. My trip West started last Saturday hosting the charity show Music For Heroes in San Jose. Thanks to the event for having me and to all the bands and fans I hung with. Go to www.musicforheroes.org to donate and for more info.

Got to LA Sunday. Had a HUGE SiriusXM live show from here yesterday that many seemed to really love. Basically a 4 hour roundtable talking music with a slew of rock artists including Don Dokken, Gilby Clarke, Bobby Blotzer, John 5, George Lynch, Steve Vai, Steven Adler, Lonnie Paul, Chad Stewart, Ace Von Johnson, and more that I apoloize forgetting (don’t have the list in front of me). Appreciate everyone coming and it was cool to do the show from LA. Hope to again soon. Lots of news was made in this show already making the rounds. Audio will be on the SiriusXM app On Demand now or soon.

Just did my first ever podcast from the Podcast One studio here in LA. Lita Ford came by and we talked for over an hour about her career. Don’t miss this exclusive posting this Thursday as my free podcast on Itunes or www.podcastone.com . I also review AC/DC and recap the radio show from Monday in the podcast.

Speaking of AC/DC saw them last night at Dodger Stadium. Packed house on a Monday night with no name support. Are there any rock bands bigger? It was the final show of the stadium run here in the US but I can tell you the band will be back in arenas this Winter starting Feb on the W coast and I hear ending in NYC at MSG. Should all be announced soon. I was glad I caught this show a second time. Massive production and I had the chance to watch from the sound board (Thanks Cosmo and Pete Merluzzi!), the besr place to see and hear a show! Also met Stevie Young, who like all the guys in the band is a laid back nice unassuming guy. So cool to see the biggest rock band in the world not be like rock stars off stage!

Don’t forget if in So CA come see me this Friday at Ramona Main Stage and this Saturday in Huntington Beach at Fuzion. Q&A, live music, Stump The Trunk and more! All info on the home page. Follow on Twitter for more


Headed West once again tomorrow for 9 days in CA. I fly into SF tomorrow night and host an event called Music For Heroes in San Jose Saturday. The event includes Tom Keifer, Slaugher, Vixen, Adler and more. This is a charity show for families of fallen heroes. Look forward to hosting this event. Then Sunday I fly into LA. Monday I do my SiriusXM show live from LA. Show will air at it’s normal time of 3-7 Pacific/6-10P ET on channel 39. There will be wide range of guests stopping  by including Don Dokken, John 5, Dug Pinnick, Bobby Blotzer, George Lynch, Steven Adler and more TBA! Then Tuesday I will do my podcast for the week from the LA PodcastOne studios. Guest TBA. Friday 10/2 I’m in Ramona CA outside San Diego for my speaking Q&A show at Ramona Main Stage, Saturday 10/3 I’m at Fuzion in Huntington Beach CA. Merch available at all dates. Hope to see everyone on the W coast. Follow on Twitter and FB for up to the second changes and updates.

My FM syndicated radio show this weekend features a new interview with Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden and music from Book Of Souls. Also the premiere of new Winery Dogs and more. As usual debuts tomorrow night 11P-2A ET on Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston.

This weeks all new podcast is up with Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali talking about the bands doc and more. Grab it now free on Itunes or at www.podcastone.com


Had a great time appearing at the first ever Food Truck & Rock Carnival in my home state of NJ this past weekend. As someone who travels often it was nice to have a huge rock event right in my backyard. The lineup was big time and as a result people responded big time. Great weather helped as well and both days were packed. Hearing over 20K each day to see Slash, STP, Godsmack, Anthrax, BLS and many more on the main stage. Since this event was in NJ it had a very Jersey flavor which was cool for us locals. There was a stage dedicated to the now defunct club Birch Hill that included mostly 80’s bands (Slaughter, Lita, Kix, Faster Pussycat, Stephen Pearcy and many more) and local legends Prophet and TT Quick. A few first year growing pains with organization but all in all a massive success. I did a speaking Q&A session and introed some bands both days. I want to say a huge thanks to Anthrax who pulled me out on stage and thanked me for being their first interview over 30 years ago and playing their music in the area that long. They then played “Lone Justice” for me since I had been requesting they play it for 30 years! Great friends and a really nice moment I appreciated. So good seeing so many bands and fans and hanging with everyone.

Back live on SiriusXM 39 TRUNK Nation tonight 6-10PM ET / 3-7 Pacific. Guests include Tom Keifer, Mark Slaughter and Geoff Tate all checking in live. I’ll also world premiere a new Winery Dogs song from the new album Hot Streak! Join me for music and talk that rocks live nationwide tonight. And remember next Monday Trunk Nation is live from L.A. for the first time ever! Guests TBA

Next appearances are back on the West Coast. I’ll be hosting Music For Heroes this Saturday at Heritage Park in San Jose with Tom Keifer, Slaughter, Adler, Vixen and more. Then I’ll be appearing for solo speaking shows in Ramona CA 10/2 and Huntington Beach 10/3. Details on the home page. Hope to see you in N and S CA soon!


Sorry for the lack of updates. I was traveling on the W coast the last 9 days and never made it to a computer to update here. If you follow on Twitter or FB you no doubt saw I was quite busy with various stuff out West including stops in Vegas and San Jose. Too much fun as always in Vegas (despite the Giants disgraceful loss! But I did win the bet with the cover) hanging with friends Zach Throne, Stacy Blades and Ron Mancuso. Ron let me take over his families restaurant one night, the amazing Bootlegger, and we had a great time drinking and cranking Blue Murder, was awesome! Huge thanks to Paul Davis and Mandalay Bay for the hospitality and hooking me up for the Mayweather fight. Been a long time since I went to a live fight and I thought it was a good one and way closer than judged. Also have a new business venture in Vegas I’ll be sharing more with you on soon.

The last 3 days I was in the San Jose area of CA working with Dave Meniketti on the upcoming Y&T documentary. I interviewed Dave for almost 9 hours over two days! How much makes the doc we shall see, but it was great digging deep with him on the history of this great band. Then I was interviewed by the crew for the doc. Check my Periscope, posted some video from Dave’s house during a break. We also shot a day at RockBar in San Jose and it was great to see everyone at that awesome venue again. Also while I was in San Jose I met with the webmaster for this site David Souza. Exciting redesign in the works for this site soon!

I’m home for a week then go back West to San Jose once again to host Music For Heroes 9/26, then go to LA for my first ever SiriusXM TrunkNation live from LA 9/28. I’ll also be doing my podcast for that week from the PodcastOne HQ in Beverly Hills. All guests for all shows TBA soon.

I am live this Monday 6-10P ET on SiriusXM 39 TRUNKNation with guests Geoff Tate, Tom Keifer and Mark Slaughter.

I will be at the Rock Carnival in Clark NJ this weekend. Tomorrow (Saturday) I’ll be appearing in the Game Changer tent from 4:45-5:45 if you want to say hi. Follow on Twitter for more as it happens and congrats to my ticket winners.

Two great contests on this site for Motley’s final show in LA and a Marty Friedman guitar! Enter now.

More soon!


I woke up today to see the latest rock war of words with Paul Stanley firing back at Dee Snider over comments he made about the current Kiss on my podcast. What’s interesting about this is that Dee did this interview with me a few months ago, but I guess Paul just got around to hear about it and made sure to address it on Jericho’s podcast. Paul talks to Jericho, he does not speak with me, so I guess he felt that was the best way to fire back. The shelf life of podcasts is pretty amazing and this proves it. Since they are archived you never know when one will be heard and make news all over again. I agree with Dee’s comments and also don’t blame Paul for firing back. Both of these guys have been outspoken in their own way and I’ve always been a fan of people speaking their mind if I agree or not. Of course my name is in much of the news surrounding this in a few different ways even though I wasn’t the one that made the comments, but I’m used to that by now haha! I appreciate everyone listening to my podcasts. Truly amazing how popular they have become so quickly around the world. New every Thursday and tomorrows guest is Phil Collen of Def Leppard, next week Klaus Meine of Scorpions. Many more cool ones to come!

Headed to Vegas tomorrow. Have a couple meetings and then watching football and catching the Mayweather fight. Then from there I go to SF to do some interview for the upcoming Y&T documentary. I am on the road fairly non stop the next couple months so follow on Twitter @EddieTrunk for updates and I will post here when I can. My FM syndicated show this weekend features an all new exclusive interview from Germany with Klaus from Scorpions! This Monday’s SiriusXM show is recorded. Back live 9/21 with Geoff Tate among the guests.

The Food Truck Rock Carnival is coming to NJ 9/19 & 20. Huge lineup! My ticket winners from this site will be notified very soon. Feel free to enter right up until showtime for last minute free tickets. I don’t know my schedule yet as to specific things I’ll be doing but will be there both Saturday and Sunday night. Other upcoming appearances include San Jose for Music For Heroes 9/26, and Ramona CA at Ramona Main Stage 10/2, Huntington Beach CA at Fuzion 10/3. Ramona & Fuzion will be my speaking / Q&A show. Tickets and VIP Meet & Greet tix on sale now. Hope to see you, all appearances as they come in on the home page.

Finally I have no update on a new season of TMS yet. When I do I will share. Thanks and enjoy the replays until then.


Hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend. I’m headed to Wauconda IL this weekend to co-host the 3rd annual Farm Rock concert on Saturday and Sunday. I did this event year one but missed it last year. Look forward to going back and seeing all the bands and fans. Follow on Twitter and Periscope for updates from the show. If going my merch will be for sale at the band merch booth.

My FM show this weekend features a “Double Play Labor Day”  special with at least two in a row from your favorite hard rock and metal artists. Debuts tomorrow night 11P ET on Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston and all affiliates and online outlets over the weekend.

My SiriusXM show is pre recorded for the holiday. Next live show is 9/21.

Tons of travel the next few months. Please see the home page for all dates and come out if in the area. Follow on Twitter and now Periscope for video as well.


My podcast from Tuesday night with a live audience from the Hard Rock in NYC with Bruce Dickinson is now available free worldwide! The entire program is around 90 minutes and includes email and fan questions. I hope you enjoy this special Eddie Trunk Podcast. Grab it free now on Itunes (just search my name under “Podcasts”) or stream or download free at www.podcastone.com . Thanks to all who came out and all who helped make it happen.


Had a great couple days with Bruce Dickinson in NYC. Monday Bruce dropped by my live SiriusXM show and sat in for about an hour talking Maiden and taking calls. That interview is now available on demand on the SiriusXM app. Just search my name or Trunk Nation.

Last night over 200 people came out to watch my podcast interview with Bruce at the Hard Rock in Times Square (photos now on my Twitter, FB and Instagram). We covered lots of stuff and took questions from the audience as well as some that were emailed to me through this site. People literally came from all over the world to be at this podcast recording! A testament to the Maiden fan base and my loyal audience as well who entered to win tickets on this site. The complete audio from last nights special event will be available free to all worldwide starting tomorrow as my podcast for the week. It will be available as usual either through Itunes Podcasts or www.podcastone.com . The entire event plus bonus content was also filmed. I hope to be able to share with you a very cool video of the night in the next week or so. I also hope to do more live podcasts with an audience in the near future. Audio from last night will also be featured in coming editions of my FM radio show. Huge thanks to the Maiden camp, John Pasquale and all at the Hard Rock NYC, John Warden and Rive Video, Ron Akiyama, and all the great fans that came out. I’ve done so many special events with the Hard Rock in NYC and this was another great one!

This weekends FM/syndicated show will be a Double Play Labor Day special with at least 2 in a row from your favorite artists. As usual it debuts Friday 11P-2A ET on Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston. Both stations stream free. All outlets listed under Live and On The Air tab.

Just launched on this site a contest to win a signed Marty Friedman guitar and coming very soon a trip to see Motley in LA!

I’ll be co hosting the Farm Rock show this weekend in Wauconda IL Saturday and Sunday. See you there if going. I also just added an event hosting Music for Heroes in San Jose CA 9/26. Please see all my appearances on the home page.


Last call to enter to win a cabin for 2 on the Def Leppard cruise I will be hosting in January. Please be sure to enter if interested under the Contests tab on this site. Closing it out after Labor Day weekend and picking a winner shortly after. Good luck! More cool contests coming including an all expense paid trip to see Motley on the final show NYE in LA! Keep an eye on this site (which FYI will be redesigned very soon!).

Live SiriusXM show today 6-10P ET on channel 39 TRUNKNation. There is a chance Bruce Dickinson might stop by, but not confirmed. I will be hosting a live interview with an audience with Bruce tomorrow in NYC at the Hard Rock. This interview will be posted as my podcast THIS Thursday! It will also be shot on video for uses TBD. Additionally some audio will be in my radio shows in the coming weeks. But be sure to listen for an exclusive in depth live podcast to post free this Thursday with Bruce on the usual outlets; www.podcastone.com and Itunes under “The Eddie Trunk Podcast”. Really loving the new Maiden album which is out Friday. Takes a few listens since it’s long but very solid new release. If you won tickets to the event tomorrow doors at 5:30 and we start at 6:30 sharp. Please note this is NOT a meet & greet or party for Bruce/Maiden. It is simply an interview with an audience and some audience questions as well. Video and audio recording is NOT permitted.

Pointless to talk about how bad the MTV VMAs are. For us there is nothing on MTV anymore and for many of us we are way out of their target audience. So to rail on the bands and music is pointless because it’s not for us. But what really sucks is that in a 2 hour plus show they couldn’t find a spot for ONE real rock/hard rock band? That is pathetic and sad. If they would have given a band like Rival Sons 3 minutes they would have annihilated everything else. Incredible to think there was a time MTV meant something to rock and the VMAs were destination viewing..

See you this weekend if going to Farm Rock in Wauconda IL. I’ll be there Saturday and Sunday. All appearances on the home page.



Caught AC/DC last night in NJ at Metlife Stadium (which as a lifelong Giants fan will always be GIANTS Stadium to me and many others). Was real curious how they would hold up at this stage of their career. Brian is in his late 60’s, stadium size stage, and music that needs to be played with a ton of energy. Amazingly the band delivered on all fronts and add Brian to the very short list of aging frontmen that can still perform and sing incredibly well (Steven Tyler still being the king for me in this category). Angus was Angus, incredible guitar tone, non stop energy, every bit the icon that he is. Cliff rock solid as usual. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss Malcolm and Phil. That’s not to say for a minute Stevie Young and Chris Slade didn’t do a great job, because they did, but there will always be a void felt whenever legendary bands lose iconic members along the way. Stevie totally channeled Malcolm, looked and acted very much like him, played great. And Slade has been there before and delivered on all fronts. But it’s not only the sound and performance that changes when you see legendary bands replace members, it’s also a reminder the end for the band itself is likely near. Every group has one or two guys that they can’t exist without. And the cold reality is as long as they are there the draw and interest won’t suffer. Outside of the hardcore last night nobody knew or cared who was on second guitar and drums last night. They saw Angus, they saw Brian, they heard the hits, they loved it. And that is the dynamic for most bands (except maybe Rush!). It is incredible how huge AC/DC are. A global stadium act that sold out a stadium in NJ last night on a Wednesday with no name support act (Vintage Trouble opened but got there too late to see them, heard mostly good though). They appeal to everyone. I was in a box with EDM superstar Tiesto, a bunch of young models, and guys that were around 70, all loving it and bopping around. Few hard rock bands have ever had a more mass appeal. The stage was massive, lighting very cool, and there was a huge ramp out into the crowd which wasn’t used all that much. The set featured all the key hits from the last 4 decades, 5 songs from Back In Black, and a few deeper cuts. R&R Train from the last album and a few from Rock Or Bust including the title track and Play Ball. The only negative was they opened with the song Rock Or Bust which I found a strange decision. There was this huge build up on the screens to the band coming out that lasted like 10 minutes, then when they finally hit the stage it was with a song that almost nobody in the crowd knew. With the amount of powerhouse classics they have I found that a strange choice to open with and to lose most of the crowd after a dramatic intro. But it was quickly forgotten when they kicked into Shoot To Thrill next. Goes without saying this is one of rocks all time great, and certainly biggest bands. I worry about bands staying too long at the party when they reach this age, and honestly some have. But outside of being down two key members AC/DC showed no signs at all of losing anything in delivering an incredible catalog of songs still on the biggest stages out there. I am generally not a fan of stadium shows. Too big, too many distractions, too much sound moving around and getting lost. But AC/DC always pulls it off. No fake tracks, no gimmicks, just raw real rock like it should be!  I am happy to report that I hear an arena tour for early next year in the U.S. is likely. So it looks like plenty of gas left in their tank and that’s good to hear!