Amazing response again to last nights new That Metal Show with Ace Frehley, Mark Farner and Nita Strauss. Ace was hysterical as always and was cool seeing him Rank his Kiss albums. So many people loved Mark Farner as well. Really cool to see how the TMS audience has really embraced all the variety in this season. From new, to classic, to rock, hard rock and metal, we have featured it all and had more first time guests than ever and it’s been great. Two more shows to tape in our current season the next two Tuesday’s. This week it’s first time guests Mark Slaughter and from Black Veil Brides Andy Biersack, and from Faster Pussycat Taime Downe. On guitar for the first time Mike Orlando from Adrenaline Mob. That airs this Saturday. Then our season finale will feature Joe Elliott (unaired interview from when he joined us for our debut with Geddy Lee), Frankie Banali from Quiet Riot and Bobby Blitz from Overkill. Joining us on bass the return of the master Billy Sheehan! Also a good chance former Judas Priest guitarist KK Downing will Skype in on one of these final two shows! Two more weeks of new shows in what’s been a killer season. Thanks for watching. Replays all week on VH1C and see it online at www.thatmetalshow.vh1.com

Back live on SiriusXM tomorrow 6-10P ET on channel 39 TRUNKNation. In studio guests will include Faster Pussycat and Mark Slaughter.

I’ll be hosting M3 once again this coming weekend in MD. Tickets are still available. Congrats to all my winners here online in ET’s Box Office. I will be selling and signing books for an hour or so on Saturday. Follow my Twitter or listen for me to announce from the stage when I will be out on the grounds at the Chuck Levins Washington Music Center booth that will host me once again. Exact times TBA but it will be sometime Saturday later in the day likely. Both books will be available for purchase there as well and all merch stands will have my latest line of T Shirts available.


Quick update on some other stuff now that I’m back from the cruise:

My podcast this week is all new and features an interview with Shaun Morgan of Seether. One of the reasons I wanted to do a podcast was to every once in a while do some bands slightly outside of what I am known for. So it’s cool to have Shaun on this week and he has an interesting history and is also staging a charity concert soon. It is free as all Eddie Trunk Podcast’s are via Itunes or www.podcastone.com

My FM Eddie Trunk Rocks radio show this week is a double shot special. Two in a row from all your favorites. Premieres this Friday 11P ET on Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston. Both stations stream free.

I’ll be live on SiriusXM this Monday 6-10P ET on channel 39 TRUNKNation (Hair Nation). Guests include in studio Faster Pussycat and Mark Slaughter. Plus we will recap the Monsters Of Rock Cruise and I’ll have new Scorpions and more.

This Saturday an all new That Metal Show with guests Ace Frehley, Mark Farner and on guitar Nita Strauss. 9P ET with a replay at 11P on VH1 Classic. Two more new shows to come after this Saturday in season 14 with guests Taime Downe, Mark Slaughter, Andy Biersack, Mike Orlando, Bobby Blitz, Frankie Banali, Joe Elliott and Billy Sheehan! We will finish jam packed and with a ton of variety as has been the case all season!

I’ll be hosting M3 in Maryland next weekend. All ticket winners on this site via ET’s Box Office have been notified. See you there. More soon.


Back from a great 4 nights on board the Monsters Of Rock Cruise I once again had the honor to host. You can’t imagine the non stop party this thing is! I was averaging going to bed around 6A and waking up around 9A! To say I am fried would be an understatement! Just a TON of music and a TON of my fans and I can’t thank you all enough for the support and kind words. I swear I took a photo with all 3,000 plus on the ship! So cool, thank you thank you! This is a pretty exhausting event for me. There are so many bands and getting around takes time. Sadly I actually don’t get to see many of the bands that play because it is a working event for me and I am pulled in many directions. There are SO many bands of every level on board. Some I don’t see at all, some a few songs, some I do an intro and then have to run to an interview. Of what I did see here are a few comments (all bands played twice):

Europe: Their new album War Of Kings is a favorite. Band sounded unreal. Tempest’s voice spot on and John Norum is a cross between Schenker & Blackmore. Great to see them again and look forward to catching a full show if I can at M3. Interesting to see all the crew on the ship (which was European) come out to watch this band who are much bigger with that fan base. Thanks to Joey for adding “Second Day” from the new album into the set and sending it out to me. New album may be their best.

Black Star Riders: New album another early candidate for album of the year. Band was on fire. Changed the set a bit in their two performances. A few Lizzy classics and mostly stuff from their own albums as they become more of an original band. So good! Europe and BSR are together on tour at some dates, GREAT bill!

Faster Pussycat: THE party on the ship! Just great fun dirty rock n roll. These guys are the real deal and really bring it. I even jumped up with them at 2A at the pool set, did a shot of Jack with Taime and Danny and sang (badly) the chorus of Bathroom Wall! Too much fun! They are on tour for the next month. Was cool to chat with Riki Rachtman for a bit who did a Cathouse themed night with Taime that I never made it to.

The Winery Dogs: Two stellar performances. These are just a couple warm up gigs before the band heads in to do album 2 which is written and recording starts soon. They did one new song that opened the set. Mind blowing as usual. They will also be at M3 and Rocklahoma. Mike Portnoy had a birthday Monday night and I led the crowd in a sing along. Good to have TWD about to start up again and prove this band does have legs.

Richie Kotzen; RK played with his solo trio and like last year blew peoples minds! If you never saw this guy solo you can’t imagine how insane it is. There are great players all over the place but this guy is just next level, and he sings great as well. How brilliant? Well lets just say Nuno Bettencourt sat front row with his jaw on the floor watching Kotzen play. Yes a bad ass like Nuno! He was so blown away that he walked up and grabbed the mic when the set was done and told the crowd they just witnessed true greatness and that if Hendrix was still alive he might be like what he just heard. He also compared him to Jeff Beck, and then said that wasn’t fair because he was his own style too. Then he jokingly proclaimed he hated him for how good he was. This was from NUNO! Could not be prouder of my friend RK and the new converts he makes every day by just doing what he has been doing. The difference is there is just way more attention on it now due to the success of TWD.

Extreme: On fire. Much of the focus on Nuno for good reason, but I have said many times what all of these guys do is incredible and the vocals are all real. People were raving!

Tesla: Sounded great. First set mostly new album, second classics. When I kicked off the cruise they were the first band to play. Huge tour with Def Lep this Summer. They have always been one of the best of the era and still are.

Night Ranger: Only saw their acoustic set. Sounded good as always and did some Damn Yankees too. Kerri Kelly replaces Joel Hoekstra.

Y&T: STILL amazing. Dave has to be among the worlds most underrated players and singers and is still amazing. He said this may be the best lineup the band has ever had too. They will be doing a doc on their history I will be a part of. More soon.

Lita Ford: Barely made the cruise due to issues with her paperwork and passport but it all worked out and she rocked as usual.

Frank Hannon Band: Another very underrated player and his solo band was heavier than I thought they would be. Frank always getting better as a singer also.

Queensryche: Sounded strong and wrapping up a new album. I hosted their Q&A as well.

Krokus: Hosted their Q&A but barely saw them play sadly. Hopefully at M3. Marc and Chris are very excited to be back in the US and hopefully restart a following here. However some fans upset the band would not play MTV hits from albums like The Blitz. Chris explained he feels that’s the bands glam period and was never really what they were about. But there was some grumbling about the lack of Midnight Maniac, etc. Otherwise people I spoke with said they sounded good.

Tyketto: An example of a band that never had huge success in their day but through events like this cruise are gaining fans late in their history, and many new ones. These guys are old friends and it was good to see them.

Tom Keifer: In fine voice once again and the band sounded punchier than it ever has. Tom is fully committed to his new band and latest album. Something rare to see in an era where everyone is always pushing 5 things at the same time.

Mike Tramp: Another old friend that plays solo acoustic these days with some backing tracks for drums, etc. Mike has found his niche doing this vs trying to front a big loud rock band and seems happy mixing White Lion with other stuff.

Again if I didn’t mention them it’s just that I didn’t see them. Truly every band sounded great and it was a blast! Was also fun hanging and having my TMS partner Don Jamieson on board for the first time. He and Craig Gass were among the comics that did stand up. And good to see my SiriusXM buds Luc Carl and Keith Roth, Nikki from The Bone in SF, DJ Will and all my other friends and co-hosts. Next cruise will be the Def Leppard Cruise I will host Jan 21-25, then MOR East and West! Honored to host these great events and I want to thank Larry Morand and the entire On The Blue Cruises staff for being such pros and for making me a part of them. Most of all thanks to the MANY bands and fans I met and who are so amazingly supportive. Tons of photos coming to my Twitter and FB and maybe I’ll make a page to post them here as well from my friend and photographer Ron Akiyama. M3 next week, details to come on that but I will be back hosting. All confirmed events on the home page.


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.