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.
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 in 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.
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!
Had a great chat today with Scott Gorham who called my show live from the UK. Today is the 31st anniversary of the death of Phil Lynott and we remembered Phil, talked Lizzy and also Black Star Riders. Hear it again tonight 9-11P ET SiriusXM Volume 106. We also spent a good part of today’s show talking about The Doors on the 50th anniversary of their debut album. Remember all my shows are available On Demand also on the SiriusXM app. Live shows tomorrow and Friday as well 2-4P ET, with the replays 9P ET.
New podcast tomorrow features interviews with Kirk Hammett of Metallica, and Neal Schon of Journey from the day he found out he was going in the R&R HOF. Free www.PodcastOne.com or Itunes.
Hosting a show tomorrow in NYC with Udo and special guests Black Dawn. Show starts at 8 at Stage 48. Come down if in the area.
Hope everyone had a great happy New Year! I’m back at it resuming another year and can’t wait to see what it brings. I currently have 6 live SiriusXM shows a week, a weekly syndicated FM show, and a weekly podcast. So my plate is pretty full when you consider all of my appearance and hosting work added in, but I do have some exciting new things cooking as well. And of course I truly hope we find a new home for TMS, but as I mentioned that is not up to me. Fingers crossed for 2017. I also am about halfway through my next book which will be my autobiography. With any luck if I get the time I can finish that and maybe even get it out this year. And the pilot I shot with Ace Frehley of my one on one interview show is also still be shopped to TV. I’m extremely grateful to all the continued support you guys have shown me as I enter my 34th year in the rock biz! I’m back live on SiriusXM tomorrow 2-4P ET on 106. My new podcast posting Thursday features Neal Schon and Kirk Hammett. Happy healthy to all!
JUST A QUICK WORD OF THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR GREAT SUPPORT FOR ALL OF MY PROJECTS. WISHING YOU AND YOURS A HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR. RADIO SHOW IS BACK LIVE TUESDAY 1/3 ON SIRIUSXM VOLUME 106 2-4P ET.