Thanks to my radio guests last night on my SiriusXM show Joel Hoekstra, Michael Sweet and Bobby Blitz. FYI if you miss any of my interviews on satellite radio they are available on the SiriusXM app On Demand. Just search my name or Trunk Nation.

I’m headed to Vegas tomorrow. Have a couple of meetings and going to see Judas Priest and Mastodon this Saturday at The Palms. I’m going to be out of town when they play NJ and didn’t want to miss a chance to see JP one more time. Also Saturday night after Priest a bunch of friends are doing a new Rush tribute show under the name Hurry at Vamp’d in Vegas. The band includes Brian Tichy, Brent Woods and James Lomenzo. Can;t wait to see everyone and see these guys kick ass doing Rush tunes. I’ll be home late Sunday night and back live on SiriusXM next Monday. Possibly with a member of Priest as a guest. Then it’s off to Dallas and OK for appearances. Then Milwaukee. Please check the listings on the home page and come out if I am in your area.

Congrats to Queensryche and The Winery Dogs on their top 30 debuts for their new albums. It’s great to see fans support these bands first week but lets hope radio supports them and continues to keep them selling. So many die after a week or two. Kind of the opposite of how it used to work when albums used to build.

All new FM show this weekend, usual times and outlets.

Holidays are near. Personalized signed copies of either of my books available. Just hit the Books tab. And be sure to check out my shirt designs in the merch store for some early gift ideas.


Once again the R&R HOF bands being CONSIDERED for induction was released today, and once again I was flooded with people asking for my reaction. As many know I have long screamed about how flat out disgraceful the HOF has been to hard rock. VERY important to note the bands announced today are only on the ballot to be considered, they are NOT in yet. Deep Purple has been on before and passed over. I mean why would you want the band that created guitar riff 101 in Smoke On The Water in something called the Rock HOF?!?! I can’t rehash again how wrong on so many levels this all is. The fact that a band like Purple has been eligible for over 30 years and passed over is madness at this point. Especially when you consider the number one criteria is influence! If they do make it in finally it will be great, but forever tainted. Especially now that Jon Lord is dead. Disgrace!

Yes? Not a huge fan personally, but again, INSANE they aren’t already in! Cheap Trick? Good to see them come up on the ballot. Amazing band and songs, but I’d be pleasantly stunned if they got in. The Cars? One of the most iconic rock debuts ever. Of course they should have went in long ago. Same for Steve Miller.

Bottom line is we have something called the R&R HOF that is STILL deciding if the bands I mentioned should be in it?! Think about how utterly insane that is! Especially when bands that were influenced by these groups like Chili Peppers and GnR to name a few went in first ballot! It is disgusting! Of course I hope these bands and their fans finally get their due. But because the HOF continues to ignore these guys for decades if/when they do get in it still burns my ass that they made them wait. Pathetic! Can you imagine being on a voting board for a HOF for rock that is still trying to decide if DEEP PURPLE should be in it after 30 years??????

The only reason these bands are even getting a shot now is because bands THEY influenced are now in and have a vote. And you have guys like Tom Morello fighting for some rock. And because the HOF needs to sell a TV show and finally realizes they need acts people know and love. God forbid they may even realize soon there are bands like Journey, Foreigner, Boston, Priest, Maiden, Motorhead and others people actually care about too one day…


Busy few days catching up from being away. Thanks to Todd LaTorre for a great interview Monday on the radio show. Queensryche also featured on my podcast soon. All new podcast tomorrow with producer Michael Wagener. Many have asked for more producers after my recent Bob Rock podcast and I’m psyched to have Michael on. He’s an old friend who has worked with Metallica, White Lion, Ozzy, Accept, Tesla and many others. It debuts tomorrow as usual on www.podcastone.com and Itunes. Free as usual to stream and download. Thanks for all the great response to last week with Lita and thanks for making my podcast top 10 Itunes almost every week! An average of over 100K listen each week all over the world, very cool!

Be sure to enter the Motley contest on the home page. Just hit the banner to enter. It will be ending soon so don’t wait. Also just added Priest tickets in NJ to ETs Box Office!

Tons of requests for new TMS. As usual 100% up to the network however unlikely at this point new shows before next year. There are many replays and I can tell you I have learned that VH1 will soon be posting almost every episode on YouTube for the first time. This is huge news for those around the world who have wanted to see the show over the years online and have been blocked. More news on that when I have it. Again, VH1 controls all when it comes to this stuff.

Megadeth/Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler in my FM show this weekend. Debuts Friday 11P-2A ET on Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston. Both stations stream free.

Upcoming appearances include 10/22 at Guitar Sanctuary (solo speaking show, Dallas area), 10/23 Hosting Winery Dogs Ardmore OK, 10/24, show with Don & Jim Pompton Plains NJ. All info and updates on the home page. Come on out!

Let’s Go Mets & Giants!


Back from 9 days in CA. Great time! Saw AC/DC again, did my show from SiriusXM last week in LA that people loved, and did a great podcast with Lita Ford also getting rave reviews. Also saw a killer show from Marty Friedman and my good friends Trixter. Wrapped up this weekend doing my speaking show in Ramona and Huntington Beach. Thanks to all who came out and the venues for having me. Next up McKinney Texas for speaking show at Guitar Sanctuary and Ardmore OK to host The Winery Dogs and an after party with Gilby Clarke. All appearances on the home page as usual.

Back live from NYC HQ of SiriusXM tonight 6-10P ET on channel 39 (Hair Nation). Lots to cover and Todd LaTorre of Queensryche checks in live from the road.


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.