Busy time playing catch up from being away the last week. Was great to be live on the last two radio shows. Rex Brown called in to the Q104 show last Friday to discuss his new book. Also Ricky Warwick from Black Star Riders also called in to debut new music. Remember this show airs on all affiliate stations this weekend and for AA Members of the site On Demand. I’ll be live again this Friday on Q104, details to come soon. Coming April 5th Chris Jericho returns live to the studio before the big Wrestlemania for a Metal Summit show!
Thanks to Snake Sabo for sitting in for the entire SiriusXM show this past Monday. Always a blast with my old pal and we premiered three new Skid Row songs for the first time. Also thanks to Michael Sweet for coming by toward the end of the show. New Stryper album out now called Second Coming. Live again this Monday with Jesse James DuPree and more TBA. Please note, I have NO CONTROL over my show being On Demand or replaying on SiriusXM. I would contact them for info, I have asked. Thanks.
About a month away from filming the new TMS episodes in LA. The ticket info should be released any day. I will post here and on my Twitter. The episodes are about 50% booked. Once all slots filled I will announce the new seasons guests. Guests are booked based on if they are available when we shoot (many on tour) and if they want to do the show. We ask! If there is a major act you want on TELL THEM, all we can do is ask. Let them hear from YOU the fans! We have new features coming and the guests will be a mix of new and classic artists and first time and returning guests. The shows will start to air early June on VH1 Classic. A special hello and thanks to TMS viewers outside the USA. I know season 9 just started in S America and other markets. I am hoping to find a way to come and visit some of these other countries that have rabid TMS fans soon.
For those asking I will once again be special guest host at M3 this year. I’ll be heading to Maryland direct from LA right after we tape the new TMS shows. Hope to see you all out there again. Free tix being given away on my radio shows.
Also will once again be hosting this years Rocklahoma. Huge lineup and this should be one of the biggest years yet. Honored to have hosted this great event every year and look forward to seeing you in Pryor OK Memorial Weekend.
Look forward to being back live on my radio shows for the first time in a few weeks due to travel. Hope you enjoyed my Rush interview with Geddy and Alex that aired last week on Q104.3. Remember that show airs on all my FM affiliate stations this weekend usual date and time as well as various online outlets. Just check the drop downs on this site for Syndication info and a list of stations if you missed it. It will also be On Demand here for AA Members of the site and we will have video and bonus content of that interview posting here Monday. AA Members get exclusive look at that for a week, then free to all. If you’d like to become an AA Member of this site info is right on the banner, just click on it on home page.
Tonight I’m live on Q104.3 NYC starting 11P ET. New music from Black Star Riders (Thin Lizzy) and singer Ricky Warwick calls in. Also a live interview with Rex Brown of Pantera / Kill Devil Hill and new music from Deep Purple. Much more! Listen online outside NYC area at www.q1043.com or with the free iheartradio app. Show is live 11P-2A ET. Also M3 tickets to giveaway.
This Monday back live on SiriusXM channel 39 Trunk Nation (Hair Nation) 6-10P Eastern/3-7 Pacific. Snake Sabo will be my guest co-host and we will world premiere new Skid Row. I will also world premiere new Queensryche (with Todd) at 7P ET. Also Michael Sweet of Stryper is expected to drop in later in the show. Plus both shows will have all the news from the Monsters cruise and more. Remember SiriusXM show does not repeat and is not On Demand (NOT up to me, sorry, no clue), so catch it or record it!
Finally I am thrilled to be a part of a benefit for victims of Hurricane Sandy for NJ in Freehold May 11th with Twisted Sister, The Rods, Anvil, Raven, Lords Of Mercy, Snake Sabo, Jim Florentine, and just confirmed TT Quick. This should be a great night of metal to benefit those in my home state put together by my former boss at Megaforce the legendary Jonny Z. More info at www.oldbridgemetalmilitia.com
Back from the Monsters Of Rock Cruise. What a blast! 45 bands, 4 days! Thanks to all the bands, fans and crew. WAY too many stores to tell here, but I will on the radio this weekend. Still very much recovering! Also want to thank the MANY fans I met on the ship from Brazil who tell me how big TMS is there. I appreciate all our viewers from outside the US and if there is an opportunity that makes sense to visit your country I hope to soon. For those that don’t get the show outside the US it is out of my control, but I have heard from some they know ways to see it… Metal fans are resourceful, awesome!
Hung with Nicko McBrain at his ribs restaurant in Coral Springs FL last week. Great time and Nicko is hands on. Really good food and thanks to Nicko for the hospitality. If in the area check out Rock n Roll Ribs.
Back live this Friday on Q104.3 show with a live interview with Rex Brown and the premiere of new music from Deep Purple and Black Star Riders (Thin Lizzy). Also M3 tickets. Listen live 11P-2A ET on 104.3 FM in NYC area or online via the free stream at www.q1043.com or with free iheartradio app. Be sure to enter to win the Rex bass on the home page.
Back live this Monday on SiriusXM channel 39 Trunk Nation (Hair Nation). Snake from Skid Row guest co-hosts and I will world premiere brand new Skid Row. Plus tons of calls. Always fun with my old pal Snake so don’t miss it. We will cover everything as well as all the stories from the MOR cruise.
New TMS starts shooting in a month in LA. Ticket and guest info to come. Working daily with VH1 on the next chapter of the show’s history which will include new features, set and more! Again, VH1 has final approval on ALL GUESTS who appear. ALL major guests are approached. Appreciate all the requests but it is a process and we do what we can based on who is available when we tape. Ozzy and Kiss will not do the show, so tell them not us if you want to see them on it. Everything else is just timing and availability. Appreciate all the support. New shows start airing early June!
In the middle of a super busy run of travel, working on new TMS shows, and of course the two radio shows. This Friday on Q104.3 show will be an all new interview with Geddy & Alex of Rush! I recorded it a week and a half ago and we talk about the new album, tour, old albums, baseball, and the bands future. Don’t miss this all new exclusive interview this Friday. Show starts at 11PM ET. You can listen in the NYC area over 104.3 FM or anywhere in the US via the free stream at www.q1043.com or with the free iheartradio app. If using the app hit Q104.3/NY/Classic Rock. Please note I have no control on streams being available outside the USA. The show this Monday on SiriusXM is recorded. Back live there 3/25. Also I have video of the entire Rush interview. That will be posted first for AA Members of the site, then a week later for all here after the audio runs on all radio outlets. Look for that around 3/25 for members, the next week free to all.
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New season of TMS being scheduled now. We will have a new look to the set, new features and a mix of new and returning guests. Once the guest list is set I will announce it. Same with when audience tix are released and available. I appreciate all the guest requests but once again the show is booked based off of who the NETWORK approves, and who is available and wants to do the show in the windows we tape. As usual rock and metal artists will be represented and we will me mixing in new bands with the classics ones as well. All details TBA but the new shows will start airing early June. In the meantime enjoy the many repeats of nearly 100 episodes now running on VH1C.
Very sad to hear of the passing of original Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr. CLive was ill for a long time battling MS. Credit the Maiden camp for always trying to help him and doing benefits for him through his struggles. I saw Maiden with Clive twice. First time I saw Maiden was opening for Priest in NJ at Convention Hall in Asbury Pk on the Killers tour. Then I saw them headline at The Palladium in NYC on the Beast tour. Clive’s role in the early days of Maiden can not be understated. Great player and fun to watch too. Killers and Beast are two of my top 5 Maiden albums, so he will always live on with us through this brilliant music. Condolences to his fans, friends and family. I’ll do a musical remembrance when back on the radio live since this weeks shows are pre recorded. RIP Clive Burr.
Off to Florida tomorrow. Honored to be special guest host once again for the second annual Monsters Of Rock Cruise. This year it’s 4 nights of Mayhem with a TON of bands! It’s also sold out. So hope you have your tix and yes I have my Passport this year (forgot it last year)! Look forward to hanging with all. The cruise runs from Saturday till Wed 3/20. Since there is no cell or internet service i’ll update you when I can and have signal.
I will once again be hosting M3 in Maryland and Rocklahoma in Pryor OK. Hope to see you at those shows too. More info soon. Be sure to follow on Twitter @EddieTrunk for up to the second news. More here when I return from the high seas!
Sorry for the lack of updates here. If you’ve been following on Twitter you know I was in Vegas the last week for my first ever appearance at a R&R Fantasy Camp. More details on this soon but it was great to meet the campers and hang with so many friends and musicians working with them. Had a blast as always with the great Sammy Hagar at his Cabo Wabo there. He could not have been cooler with the campers at the camp and he sang a song with all of them. It was stunning watching a guy now 65 sing EVERY song, Montrose, VH, etc, NOTE PERFECT! There is simply nobody at his age that can sing like that STILL and has lost nothing. Everybody was just in disbelief that hasn’t seen him in a while. Total freak in a good way!
Much more to report from Vegas. I’ll post more tomorrow before leaving for Florida Thursday to host the Monsters Of Rock Cruise. Hope to see you on board if you are going. Have to run now. Judging round 3 of Hard Rock Rising battle of the bands and about to shoot a segment for an upcoming Deep Purple Behind the Music.
About to kick off a busy couple of weeks. Headed to Vegas tomorrow to appear as a guest at my first ever R&R Fantasy Camp with Sammy Hagar, Steve Vai, Billy Sheehan, Lita Ford, Ron Keel and many more. Always love Vegas and this should be a fun event. It’s at MGM and might be sold out, but be sure to check if in the area. Then home next week for a couple days before heading off to host the second annual sold out Monster Of Rock Cruise from Florida. Both radio shows are recorded next 2 weeks as a result of this travel. Remember all new interview with Geddy & Alex of Rush will premiere on Q104 broadcast 3/15 starting at 11P ET. Listen outside NYC with free iheartradio app or at www.q1043.com Airs on all affiliates the next weekend as usual. All recorded shows all new, just recorded.
Had a great meeting with VH1 execs yesterday. New TMS is a full go right now with work starting on guests and who is available and also some cool new makeovers to the show, set and new features. We tape last week of April in L.A. and the shows will start airing in early June. More news when I have it and can share and I will also post when audience tix are made available.
Had an interesting chat on air last night on SiriusXM show about paid meet & greets and fans thoughts on them. Good discussion as to the pros and cons and what is too much. Love doing that stuff on radio and thanks for all the calls.
Be sure to check out the new video interview on the home page with Michael Anthony, one of the truly nice guys in rock! Nicko McBrain interview coming soon..
The Guns n Roses special scheduled for this weekend which featured the full O2 show from last year has been cancelled due to a contract issue with clearing it. Legal stuff I have nothing to do with. The video block I hosted may still air at some point but the concert will not. Sorry but a network issue/decisions, not me.
I’ll update here as often as I can. Next couple weeks going to be hectic so keep an eye on the Twitter for up to the second news and info @EddieTrunk
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