3/12: ADLER PODCAST UP, HEADED TO BATTLE CREEK MI FRIDAY NIGHT!

My new podcast is now up and available free worldwide with Steven Adler of GnR talking Guns reunion, his addiction battles, and his new song with his band Adler and much more. Grab it free on Itunes or at www.podcastone.com now. And remember to vote for The Eddie Trunk Podcast daily at www.podcastawards.com in Cultural/Arts category. Thanks!

All new TMS this Saturday 9P ET on VH1C with Darrell McDaniels (he is doing metal now), Marky Ramone, Gary Holt, David Coverdale and Joel Hoekstra.

I’m headed to Michigan. If in the Battle Creek area please come see me tomorrow night at The Music Factory. Just packed up a bunch of prizes for live Stump The Trunk and more! Tickets and VIP Meet & Greet tickets available now and at the door. http://musicfactorybc.com/ Signed books and merch available. All of my live appearances listed on this sites home page as they are confirmed.

Have a good weekend, more soon and on Twitter @EddieTrunk

3/11: THIS SATURDAY’S NEW THAT METAL SHOW INFO, ADLER PODCAST, MORE

Episode 4 of the new season of That Metal Show is a wrap. The show we shot yesterday featured 3 first time guests all from different backgrounds of music. We are always trying different things when we can at TMS and honestly I had no idea how this one would go but happy to say it was great! Marky Ramone, Gary Holt and Darrell McDaniels all came out together at the same time. None of them really knew each other well but it made for great TV and stories. For those questioning the “metal cred” of Marky Ramone he was in a very early metal band called Dust, not to mention that Motorhead did a song called “Ramones” they love his band so much! We are a rock and metal show and Marky and the Ramones are rock icons plain and simple. As for DMC aside from the groundbreaking pairing with Aerosmith he is also a huge rock fan. And Darrell has two rock projects coming out, one with former Exodus singer Rob Dukes and his band Generation Kill that is all out metal! Watch the show and you will get it before judging. It really was a blast. If all that wasn’t enough we also had David Coverdale join us via Skype and new Whitesnake guitarist Joel Hoekstra as our guest player. Man some serious variety in this one! Hope you like it, see it this Saturday 9P ET on VH1 Classic with a replay at 11P.

My new podcast tomorrow is my much talked about recent interview with Steven Adler talking GnR reunion and more. I recorded this interview and premiered it on my radio show and will now offer it on my podcast due to popular demand. There is also added podcast exclusive content as well. Grab it free worldwide starting tomorrow on Itunes or www.podcastone.com And don’t forget to vote daily for my podcast in the annual podcast awards at www.podcastawards.com ! Thanks!

I am in Battle Creek MI this Friday at The Music Factory! Come on out if in the area. All appearances on the home page.

3/9: TMS RECAP & UPDATE, PODCAST AWARDS, RADIO TONIGHT, BATTLE CREEK FRIDAY

Hope everyone had a great weekend. Thanks for all the great response to this past weekends TMS. Again everyone freaking aver the ability of John 5. The bit he did playing up by the tuning pegs was something he thinks might have never been done before. Of all the amazing players we have had on John is the guy that gets the most reaction. In the beginning it was because most had not heard of him, now it’s just “holy shit’! Catch him now on his solo tour if you can. I had to miss it in NYC because of a snow storm. I also did an in depth interview with him you can hear in my free podcast on Itunes or at www.podcastone.com Thanks also to Dave Lombardo. Dave was a great sport and great to spend some time with him. Clearly Slayer is still a hot button topic he didn’t want to spend a ton of time on, but we did get to get something from him. Dave was also a guest on my recent podcast if you’d like to grab that one and hear more. And it was cool to have the Motorhead guys on a couple minutes from the studio. Lemmy looked in good health which is most important! We tape episode 4 tomorrow and you will see it this Saturday. Variety is the word for this weekend with Darrell McDaniels (who is doing a metal band!), Gary Holt, Marky Ramone, David Coverdale on Skype and Joel Hoekstra on guitar! Should be a jam packed wild one and we will touch on all kinds of stuff no doubt. Remember you can see TMS and extras online at www.thatmetalshow.vh1.com Thanks for watching our new season!

Speaking of my podcast it is up for an award in the annual Podcast Awards. Voting is open now and you can vote for me once a day! Just go to www.podcastawards.com , register and vote for mine under “Cultural/Arts”. Thanks!

My next live appearance is this Friday night at The Music Factory in Battle Creek MI. Come and join me for an evening of stories and Stump The Trunk on stage! Info on the home page for all appearances.

Live SiriusXM show today 6-10Pm ET channel 39 TRUNKNation. Join me for music and talk that rocks. Dee Snider expected to be a guest.

Frank Hannon of Tesla is the guest on my latest podcast. All are 100% FREE and on Itunes or www.podcastone.com

3/6: ROGER EBERT & SPEAKING YOUR MIND.

Watched a great documentary last night on late film critic Roger Ebert of Siskel & Ebert fame called Life Itself. I was a big fan of that TV show for many years because I loved seeing them debate and discuss films with such unfiltered passion. If I agreed or not I loved watching and appreciated how honest they were. Now that I think about it there is certainly some similar things in the spirit of that show and at times what we do on TMS. But what really struck me about the film was how these guys were so loved by the film industry, the actors, directors, etc, even if they slammed one of their films! Ebert was close with Martin Scorsese and loved most of his films. But he didn’t like Color Of Money and had to give his honest feelings to his TV audience and to his friend. Scorsese didn’t like it but respected it. There was a clip of Ebert on the Tonight Show sitting right next to Chevy Chase and when Carson asked him what he thought of Chevy’s latest film he said “I can’t recommend it”. Chase laughed and made some light jokes back at Roger. But he didn’t storm off the set, didn’t say he would never let him see one of his films in advance, didn’t say he would never interview with him. It was amazing to see Siskel & Ebert grow to be so powerful in their business that they had to be respected and couldn’t be ignored for their honest critiques. And it got me thinking, why can’t most people do that in the music industry? Why do we live in a world today that people constantly ask for your opinion, then go crazy and accuse you of “shit talking” a band or album when you give it? As many of you know I don’t care and never did care about the blow back. I feel it is important to give an honest appraisal in a respectful way always. But it amazes me every day that you say one thing negative (even if it’s true) and people just run to the web, blow it out of proportion, and mount attacks. Why on earth does everything need to be so sanitized and so PC that just giving an OPINION in the music world sends a portion of that artists fan base going crazy after you to the point of totally taking things out of context. Or worse yet that the artists believe what these people embellish and throwing hissy fits about it without even really learning the facts. It’s something I struggle with everyday, and yes there are a couple artists that actually do this sadly, with skin that thin.  Imagine if Ebert and his partner ever caved to that? Something tells me we wouldn’t be seeing documentaries about their career if they did. I also love sports talk radio. Every day I hear hosts slam players, GMs, etc. But these people step up, come on, and give their side of things. You have to respect both sides. I’ve been lucky that most artists get and respect and want an honest opinion and don’t hold it against me if it isn’t positive. We all know the very few that do. But I couldn’t help to see the amazing impact Siskel & Ebert had and how they were able to still serve their audience while still having the support of the artists and industry. There is no logical reason why this can’t also be the case in the music industry, but sadly what I call the “pounce” world of social media we live in today seems to do everything to prevent such free thinking. Hard to imagine what a young journalist coming up today with no following is up against in this super safe PC world.

3/6: TMS, GEDDY LEE ON RADIO SHOW, PODCAST AWARDS, BATTLE CREEK MI, MORE

Be sure to check out my podcast now up for the week with Frank Hannon of Tesla as the guest. Free worldwide at www.podcastone.com and on Itunes. Speaking of my podcast I have been nominated for an award for the 10th annual Podcast Awards in Vegas! Thanks so much! Voting is now open and you can vote for The Eddie Trunk Podcast as often as once a day at www.podcastawards.com Mine is under “Cultural/Arts”. So if you can please vote often and thanks for the support. Amazing just to be nominated in my first year as a podcaster so why not try and win!

My radio show this weekend features a new exclusive interview with Geddy Lee I recorded backstage at TMS when he did the show. Hear it tonight when my show debuts at 11PM ET on Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston and all affiliates over the weekend.

ALL NEW That Metal Show tomorrow 9PM ET on VH1 Classic with Dave Lombardo, John 5, Motorhead and more!

Live SiriusXM show this Monday. Dee Snider will be the guest. 6-10P ET SiriusXM 39 TRUNKNation.

My next live appearance one week from tonight at The Music Factory Battle Creek MI. Join me for a night of rock stories, music and live Stump The Trunk! All of my live appearances both solo and with Don & Jim on the home page.

Be sure to check out all of the brand new T shirt designs and more now available in my merch store. Just hit the Shop tab on this site.

Have a good weekend all!

3/4: TMS EPISODE 3 THIS SATURDAY, GEDDY LEE ON RADIO, FRANK HANNON PODCAST

Episode 3 of That Metal Show is a wrap. Dave Lombardo & John 5 were both great on set. John ripped as usual on guitar and sat with us for a bit. He is playing in NYC tonight at The Gramercy and I’m going to try and make it. The guy is just mind blowing as a player and always kills on TMS. Lombardo discussed Slayer, his new band Philm and much more. We also had all 3 members of Motorhead on via Skype from the studio. We were going to also include the Joe Elliott interview in the show this week but will hold that for a couple more weeks in a show we have a bit more open time. Great audience that came out as well in what was some awful weather. See it all this Saturday 9P ET on VH1 Classic and starting Sunday online at www.thatmetalshow.vh1.com

I’ll be in Grand Rapids MI at The Music Factory for my one man speaking show next Friday 3/13. Hope to see you if in the area. Please sell all appearances both solo and with Don & Jim on my home page.

My podcast has been nominated in it’s first year for the 10th annual Podcast Awards! Thanks! You can vote soon at www.podcastawards.com All new podcast posts tomorrow with Frank Hannon of Tesla as the guest. Free as usual on Itunes or www.podcastone.com

This weekend on my FM syndicated show a new exclusive interview with Geddy Lee. The show premieres this Friday 11P ET on Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston. All affiliates as well over the weekend.

3/3: ROB HALFORD ON ROCK ICONS

If you saw the Rock Icons show that aired after TMS this past Saturday with Rob Halford you saw a very emotional segment where he tells the story of calling a sick fan who was dying from cancer. I was very happy to see Rob tell that story because I was the one who asked him to do it. This happened about a year ago and I never said anything about it simply because I didn’t know if Rob wanted people to know he did it and I didn’t want to start a trend of always calling on friends like Rob for favors. I was asked by a friend who works at SiriusXM if I would reach out to Rob. It was his best friend who was a huge Priest fan and sadly had days to live. A call from Halford was something he could have only dreamed about. The story was very moving and I reached out to Rob and told him about it. I didn’t want to put him on the spot and knew how incredibly difficult it would be for him to call someone he didn’t know at all who was dying, so I didn’t pressure at all and just told him the story. Rob said to me to set a date and time and to send him the number and he would call. Sure enough at the appointed day and time Rob called this man in the hospital and had a nice chat with him. I was not there and I didn’t know the man who was ill. It was his best friend Steve who I knew and who contacted me. Steve called me shortly after thanking me for setting it up and blown away by Rob doing it and what it meant to his friend. Sadly he lost his battle with cancer a few days later. But needless to say it was an incredibly powerful moment for all. When Rob talked about it in the Icons show you could see how moving it was for him as well. I was surprised and pleased he revealed he did this. Why? So many artists go on about how much they love their fans, and many truly do. But so few would go the extra mile of calling a complete stranger at an incredibly tough time to help lift their spirits for a few minutes. That is Rob Halford. Rob reminds me a lot of our mutual late friend Ronnie James Dio in that way. Always will going the extra mile for their fans and truly truly appreciating them. Needless to say shortly after the show aired Saturday my friend Steve contacted me again. He was watching and saw the emotion in Rob’s face when he mentioned it in the show. It caught everyone off guard who was in on making it happen and all were grateful Rob did it. I only relay this all to you because it is important to acknowledge the total class act Halford is. Having him as a friend for a very long time I always knew this. But in a day and age where all most media seems to do is want to pounce on people or celebrate the train wrecks, I think it is cool to hear stories like this and give credit where credit is due to not only phenomenal talents in our genre of music, but equally awesome human beings.

3/2: TMS RECAP & THIS WEEKS SHOW W/LOMBARDO, JOHN 5, LEMMY, MORE

Hope everyone had a great weekend. More snow here in NJ. Looking forward to this being over soon! More great response to this weeks TMS. Couldn’t not be a blast with my old friends in Anthrax and Alex Skolnick ripped as usual! If you follow me closely you know I have been talking about the effects for hearing loss on some for the last couple months. Clearly that was in effect for me when I heard Randy Rhoads as Rudy Sarzo in this weeks Stump! Made for more ball busting and was fun. The episode and extras can be seen at www.thatmetalshow.vh1.com and replays on VH1 Classic all week. We shoot another new episode that will premiere this Saturday tomorrow. Guests will be first timer Dave Lombardo, John 5 (who will also play), Lemmy (via Skype) and our pre recorded interview with Joe Elliott. See it 9P ET this Saturday. Photos and new from the set tomorrow as wee shoot via my Twitter @EddieTrunk and Instagram eddietrunkofficial.

Be sure to see all of my appearances on the home page. Next up for me a solo show in Battle Creek MI! And make sure you check all the show listings and enter to win free tix on this site. Many giveaways if you look closely.

Thanks and welcome to WJJO Madison WI. Our newest affiliate for my FM show. I start there 3/22 and every Sunday at 8PM.

Headed to NYC now. Live SiriusXM show 6-10P ET on channel 39 TRUNKNation (Hair Nation) with guest Steven Adler. Join me for music and talk that rocks!

2/27: WEEKEND UPDATE. RADIO, TMS AND MORE

Hope everyone has a great weekend. Tonight my FM radio show debuts 11PM ET on Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston. 3 hours of new and classic hard rock and metal! Both stations stream free as well. See “EddieTrunk Rocks-FM” under Live & On The Air on this site for the list of stations that air my show every weekend with the days and times. Coming in the next two weeks new exclusive interviews on the FM radio show with Geddy Lee and Joe Elliott from backstage at TMS!

Speaking of TMS ALL NEW episode tomorrow night. Our second show of the new season features Charlie, Frank and Scott of Anthrax on set, and Joey checking in via Skype from the studio in LA. Alex Skolnick also joins us and plays guitar. It’s a fun show with some great ball busting with old friends and a legendary metal band. Debuts 9P ET on VH1 Classic. Remember you can see shows online starting Monday as well as outakes at www.thatmetalshow.vh1.com if you don’t get VH1C. Please note the channel is available on just about every service in the USA however some require you to buy up a tier to get it.

Be sure to check out my interview with Joe Holmes this week on the Eddie Trunk Podcast. Joe tells great stories about his time with Ozzy and David Lee Roth and much more. FREE on Itunes or www.podcastone.com Love his new band Farmikos as well.

Dee Snider will check in live on my SiriusXM show this Monday 6-10P ET. LIVE on channel 39 TRUNKNation (Hair Nation)

RIP Leonard Nimoy. Grew up a huge Trek fan, sad day.

Rare weekend home for me with the family. Have a good one all. More soon.

 

2/25: ANTHRAX TMS COMING THIS WEEKEND, MORE

Episode 2 of TMS is in the books. The Anthrax guys have been friends for 30 years, so to say this will be a relaxed hang “interview” would be an understatement! Frank, Charlie and Scott were on set and Joey checked in from LA via Skype where he was doing his vocals for the new album. Alex Skolnick ripped on guitar as usual! You will see it all this Saturday 9P ET on VH1 Classic with a replay at 11P ET. And thanks to all who watched our debut with Geddy Lee! Had some stellar ratings by the channels standards. Good to know the TMS faithful are still out there!

My podcast posting tomorrow is with former Ozzy/DLR guitarist Joe Holmes. Free on Itunes or www.podcastone.com

Going to see the Aerosmith concert film on the big screen tomorrow here in NJ. Info on this site. It’s playing around the country one night only.

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