So now that things are settling in with the new site how about some updates?
TMS will shoot new episodes in late April. Unsure if it will be in L.A. (most likely), Vegas or NYC. The decision is 100% up to VH1 and based on what is most cost effective and where the most artists are (why we moved to L.A., they all are based there). Once the dates and location are set the booking process will start. That is handled by me and VH1 with VH1 making the final call. Of course it is also based on who is available when we shoot and if THEY want to be on TMS. You would be surprised how many artists are picky about what they do and when they do it, but we do ask. Much more on TMS when I know, for now enjoy the many replays on VH1C.
Almost complete with Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Vol 2. Lot’s of work but it should be as good as book one with all different bands, stories and photos not in the first book, but same format. It will be released later this year. Exact date TBD. More soon. My debut book still available everywhere you buy books (physical stores, Amazon) and also via Itunes as a digital version. You can still order personalized signed copies direct from me. Just click the banner on the site for order info.
Had a great radio show with my bud former MLB star Mike Piazza in studio last night. Check out his book Long Shot. Also thanks to the great Sammy Hagar for calling in. He even put Bob Weir from the Dead on the phone. Never was a Dead head but that was pretty funny. Sammy working on new music and a 40th anniversary tour. I’ll be seeing him in Vegas next month when we both appear at R&R Fantasy Camp at MGM, details on the banner on my site.
Interesting interview in our news section from RS with David Lee Roth. Sounds like VH situation once again clouded. My ides? Get Michael back (all respect to Wolfie but Mike is Mike and Wolfie can be much more active with another band for now), and do a tour half set with DLR and half with Sammy. I like BOTH versions of VH and they had HUGE hits with Hagar that only he can sing. This would also give Dave a rest for his voice to maybe be stronger? Just thinking out loud and doubt it will happen, but that would make sense to me. Nobody getting any younger here!
Looking forward to sold out Monsters Of Rock Cruise next month. Once again I’ll be hosting this and it was a blast last year. If you are on board I’ll see you soon.
New special edition of the great new Overkill coming in a couple weeks with bonus live tracks. Look forward to hitting Testament/Overkill/Flotz this Thursday in NYC.
Live radio show this Friday on Q104.3 NYC 11P ET. Listen via the free iheartradio app too. Last Friday I was snowed out so had to run a Best Of. I will also be live this Monday on SiriusXM even though it’s a holiday. Tom Keifer will be my guest. SiriusXM channel 39 6PM ET.
I’d like to welcome two new affiliates airing my FM show each week! WYKT 105.5 FM in Kankakee IL (just outside Chicago) every Saturday 9AM-Noon, and K Rock in Honolulu Hawaii every Sunday night 9P-Midnight. Thanks to these stations for adding “Eddie Trunk Rocks”. Be sure to spread the word if in that area. And if your local stations does not air my weekly show let them know you want it, it helps. Thanks!
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