Back from a great week in Southern CA and some great radio shows and hosting gigs! Huge thanks to my radio guests for the week Rob Zombie, Don Airey, Jay Weinberg, Bret Michaels, Richie Sambora, Orianthi, and Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters. Was also a blast to host the first ever Hall Of Heavy Metal History as well as Randy Rhoads Remembered and LA Guns. Really everything went so well, the shows were great, and it was a blast doing my Volume show each day with so many cool guests. Richie Sambora had me get in his car and cranked me new music which was great! Then I saw him and Ori play at NAMM. Really really cool bluesy hard rock band coming called RSO. LA Guns back with Phil and Tracii together was kick ass. Phil Lewis sounded incredible, and two guitars with Tracii and Michael Grant had LA Guns sounding incredible. RRR was awesome players playing awesome songs. So you know the deal there. SO many people I saw at and around NAMM, many I did not unfortunately. It is just so massive and so much going in it’s impossible. Thanks to all, especially Pat Gesualdo and the Hall of HM for making it all happen. I’ll cover much of this on the air this week and if you missed any interviews get the shows now On Demand on the SiriusXM app. Some will also air in coming podcasts.

Back live on SiriusXM tomorrow 2-4P ET on 106 Volume, then 5-8P ET on channel 39. Guests include Stephen Pearcy and Simon Kirke of Bad Co.

Latest podcast up now with Kip Winger and Sebastian Bach. FREE www.podcastone.com and Itunes.

This Saturday I am doing my Q&A speaking show at Blackthorne 51 in Queens NY. Come on out!

The Monsters cruise and Cruise To The Edge will be here soon! I’ll be on board both doing my radio show from both each day LIVE!

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Headed to Los Angeles tomorrow for a week of radio and appearances (listed on home page). It all starts Tuesday from SiriusXM LA with Rob Zombie sitting in with me. Join us LIVE 2-4P ET/11A-1P PT as Rob talks music, movies and more in studio. Then I’ll be in Anaheim the rest of the week doing TrunkNation live from NAMM. Don’t miss all the W coast action LIVE 2-4P ET on Volume channel 106.

New podcast this Thursday features recent interviews with Sebastian Bach and Kip Winger.

Be sure to follow on Twitter @EddieTrunk for updates as I may not be able to post here while on the road. Thanks.

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Had a great chat with some great callers today about rock festivals and other stuff on TRUNK Nation on SiriusXM Volume 106. Catch the replay tonight 9P ET. Or On Demand on the SiriusXM app. Tomorrow on Trunk Nation Mick Jones of Foreigner joins me in studio to discuss the bands coming 40th anniversary tour. Looking forward to that! Friday Free For All open phones about all things rock. LIVE 2-4P ET every day, replay 9-11P ET.

New podcast tomorrow with Dave Navarro and Steve Stevens. Free at www.podcastone.com and Itunes.

Live Volume shows from LA next week starting Tuesday. Rob Zombie is in studio with me! Look forward to having Rob sit in and taking your calls. Then Wed-Fri from Anaheim and the NAMM show.

Happy 13th birthday to my daughter Elizabeth!

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My daily show on SiriusXM is off to a great week. We celebrated David Bowie today and gave away a bunch of cool stuff and had some great callers. RIP David Bowie one year after his passing. Live again tomorrow 2-4P ET on SiriusXM 106 Volume. Thursday I’ll have Mick Jones of Foreigner in studio. Next week the show comes from L.A.

My new podcast will post this Thursday with guests Dave Navarro and Steve Stevens. Free as always on www.PodcastOne.com and Itunes. Current new one features Neal Schon and Kirk Hammett!

Many have asked for my comments on recent statements about what I said about the current Ratt situation by Bobby Blotzer. Unfortunately Bob only heard what he wanted and not the context of the entire conversation, which was inspired by a caller, not me. I can only report what is happening in the here and now and my take on it. One band is announcing major shows using the name Ratt, including Rocklahoma yesterday. The other (Bob’s) just had a show not play over whatever issues there are connected with him now using the name. It does not take a genius to see things have been tilted in the Pearcy led bands favor AT THIS MOMENT. I can only report and give my take as I see it at that time. Just like when Bob was doing shows and the other band wasn’t, he was clearly winning AT THAT TIME. I wish them all the best. But I won’t resort to name calling and verbal attacks with anyone. It’s lame, dumb and juvenile. For Bobby to insinuate he just stumbled on my show, and that he doesn’t listen, is beyond absurd. He has been on recently with two in depth interviews letting him give HIS position on all of this, and has texted me during it often. So he was and has been well aware of the program. Finally, Bob is correct I do not use the “hair” branding for this music as I find it disrespectful. But I didn’t name the channel or any event I do that does use it. I’m also not going to pass on work or chances to support this music because of what a company branded an event or outlet as. Which is why my show is called TRUNK NATION and has been for years on that channel. NOT Hair Nation. I now do 6 shows a week on SiriusXM called TRUNK Nation! My show on Hair Nation was ALWAYS branded TRUNK Nation. So perhaps maybe he might be best served to check the facts..? I have nothing to do with any of this or how it all plays out. That is for lawyers and judges to decide. As news continues to unfold I will continue to report it as it stands at that time, and discuss all sides of it with my audience and relevant parties.

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Hope everyone had a great weekend. I watched football all weekend for the most part. My Giants are done, which is a total bummer, but it was a great season and with some tweaks the future is bright.

Back with two live radio show today on SiriusXM. 2-4PM ET on 106 Volume with Damn Yankees/Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Michael Cartellone in studio. Then live 5-8P ET on channel 39 with Tony Higbee from Tom Keifer’s band. Tony has a charity event in Nashville to discuss. Also this week on the daily Volume show Mick Jones of Foreigner inĀ  studio Thursday. Be sure to follow on Twitter @EddieTrunk for updates.

I will be in S CA next week for NAMM week. Hosting Heavy Metal Hall Awards on Wednesday, Randy Rhoads Remembered on Thursday and LA Guns on Friday. And doing radio shows from Anaheim. Guests TBA soon.

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Had a great chat today on Trunk Nation with Triumph guitarist/vocalist Rik Emmett. You can catch it again tonight 9-11P ET on SiriusXM channel 106, and on my weekend best of 9-11P ET on Saturday and Sunday. The weekend shows will also include my interview from earlier in the week with Scott Gorham of Thin Lizzy and Black Star Riders. This Monday on Trunk Nation when I’m back live Lynyrd Skynyrd/Damn Yankees drummer Michael Cartellone in studio.

This weekend my FM show resumes after the holiday specials back to its original format of new and classic hard rock/metal. Debuts tonight 11P ET on Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston. Both stations stream free.

New podcast now up and free on Itunes and www.PodcastOne.com with guests Neal Schon of Journey & Kirk Hammett of Metallica.

Have a great weekend, GO GIANTS!

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