5/29: Ace Frehley

Been getting many questions about my old friend Ace Frehley lately. As usual there seems to be a great deal of misinformation out there. So here are some facts:

 

I am not working with Ace as a producer or in any capacity on a new album. I did suggest a studio and possible producer to him WHEN he wants to do a new album to check out, and I know he did. He had interest from a label for a new album but no idea where he stands with that. Nothing imminent as far as I know.I have always helped Ace when he has asked, simple as that.

 

I did NOT tell Ace he shouldn’t reunite with old Frehley’s Comet band members. As a matter of fact I never discussed this with him at all. Reunions of any kind happen generally for one reason, because they will mean more people and mean more money. If a promoter truly feels a reunion with former members of the band will move the needle and there is enough demand maybe it will happen. But I have not discussed this with Ace at all!

 

Ace is NOT homeless. The house in the news lately he does not live in. He has lived in Southern California for a couple years now. Not NY.

 

All I know is that there was some talk of maybe some live shows soon and maybe an album at some point. When I know anything more I will let you know. Thanks!

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5/28: WELCOME KCAL FM, BONZO BASH, NEW TMS, MORE

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:

 http://www.timeout.com/newyork/music/nyc-metal-2013?pageNumber=6

 

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5/28: BACK FROM ROCKLAHOMA 2013

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!

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5/21: OKLAHOMA & ROCKLAHOMA THIS WEEKEND

Want to send my best to all in the Oklahoma City area devastated by the recent tornado. Truly horrific to see what has happened in that area. Oklahoma has become a regular stop for me since I started hosting Rocklahoma back in 2007. I have been to Tulsa and OKC areas many many times for various events and everyone has always been so cool to me and I have had so many great times. My thoughts go out to everyone who are dealing with a huge loss of life and property in the Moore area. I have several friends in that area I have been trying to reach since everything happened but communications seem to me down understandably. I am flying into Tulsa tomorrow night and will once again be hosting Rocklahoma in Pryor this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It’s something I look forward to every year, but this year we will all be keeping those impacted in our thoughts. The festival will go on as scheduled and the area around it was not impacted by the storms. One of the things I do every year on stage during Rocklahoma is to auction off signed items from the bands to benefit local charities. Needless to say that will be even more important this weekend and we will all do our best to help how we can.

See you this weekend in Pryor for Rocklahoma 2013. Follow on Twitter @EddieTrunk for reports from the event, photos and much more. Enjoy the weekend, be safe, and help OK if you can by donating to the Red Cross.

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5/21: LATEST UPDATE ON MUSIC, RADIO, TMS, MORE

Thanks to Josh and Keith from Buckcherry for dropping by the studio last night for my satellite show. Old friends and always great to see them. Truly one of the hardest working bands out there on the road today and always a kick ass show. Go see them if coming your way. Also thanks to Doug Aldrich of Whitesnake who called in from the UK where the band is touring with Journey. Said the gigs were going well and US shows are coming in July. Doug’s other band, Burning Rain, has their new album released today.

 

I’m headed to Oklahoma for this years Rocklahoma so this Friday and Monday radio shows are recorded and not live. The Q104 show this Friday will be all new and feature 2 songs from every artist or related songs in some way.

 

Love how many people are floored by the Winery Dogs stuff. When I suggested these guys get together I could not have dreamed of a better result. I am really excited that after decades in virtual obscurity here in the US, the amazing voice and playing of Richie Kotzen are finally being recognized. The US release is July 23rd and will have a different track than the Japanese import. Live shows to come later this year. Not being a musician myself the whole reason I got into music 30 years ago was to turn others on to great bands, songs, talents. Great to see so many loving this.

 

Really also loving the debut from Black Star Riders. It’s out in a couple weeks.

 

Exclusive video posted very soon here with me, Rob Halford and Richie Faulkner from the Epitaph screening.

 

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NEW THAT METAL SHOW STARTS JUNE 1 11PM ET ON VH1 CLASSIC WITH JASON NEWSTED!

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5/15: THAT METAL SHOW GUEST/PREMIERE DATES

HERE ARE THE PREMIERE DATES AND GUESTS FOR THE NEW SEASON OF THAT METAL SHOW ON VH1 CLASSIC. IN ADDITION TO THE BELOW LISTED GUESTS THERE WILL ALSO BE MANY SURPRISE CAMEO GUESTS FROM BOTH NEW AND CLASSIC ARTISTS.

 

6/1: JASON NEWSTED W/ CARMINE APPICE ON DRUMS

 

6/8: COREY TAYLOR & JOSH RAND (STONE SOUR) W/ RICHIE KOTZEN ON GUITAR

 

6/15: REX BROWN (PANTERA/KILL DEVIL HILL) & SEBASTIAN BACH W/ VINNIE APPICE ON DRUMS

 

6/22: JAKE E LEE & RICK ALLEN (DEF LEPPARD) W/ VINNIE APPICE ON DRUMS

 

6/29: TODD LaTORRE & SCOTT ROCKENFIELD (QUEENSRYCHE) & DAVE MUSTAINE W/ CARMINE APPICE ON DRUMS

 

7/6: ROB ZOMBIE & JOHN 5, TOM KEIFER (CINDERELLA) W/ RICHIE KOTZEN ON GUITAR

 

7/13: SCOTT GORHAM & RICKY WARWICK (THIN LIZZY/BLACK STAR RIDERS) & NEIL FALLON (CLUTCH) W/ JAKE E LEE ON GUITAR

 

7/20: BUCK DHARMA (BOC) & STEVE WHITEMAN & BRIAN FORSYTHE (KIX) W/ JAKE E LEE ON GUITAR.

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