Another great week of TrunkNation wrapped up today with Joe Elliot of Def Leppard as my guest. Joe talked 30th of Hysteria and more. Hear it again tonight 9-11P ET on SiriusXM 106 Volume or On Demand on the SiriusXM app. I’ll also air this interview Monday on my Hair Nation show on 39 between 5-8P ET, and at some point in my podcast. Always good to talk rock with Joe!
New podcast now up with Cheap Trick, Greta Van Fleet & Mike Portnoy talking about his new band Sons Of Apollo.
Just announced I’ll be doing my SiriusXM show live from House Of Blues in Houston 8/17 & 18 1-3PM Central time. This is free and open to the public. Friday night 8/18 I’ll be making an appearance at Tumbleweed Texas in Houston at the Stephen Pearcy/Bulletboys show that night.
Monday on TrunkNation on Volume 106 Todd LaTorre will be my guest. Hosting a show with Ryche 8/12 in Oakdale CA.
Have a good weekend!
TrunkNation off to a great start for the week. Monday I had Marty Friedman on the Volume show and LA Guns on the Hair Nation show debuting new music. Today I had Mike Portnoy on Volume talking about his new supergroup as well as Doug Aldrich live from Poland. Tomorrow Rex Brown joins me, Thursday legendary photographer Mark Weiss, Friday Joe Elliot of Def Leppard for the 30th anniversary of Hysteria. All live 2-4P ET with a replay 9-11P ET on channel 106. For those listening thanks, to all others hope you join us! For the price of a couple Starbucks you could get 6 live shows a week of rock talk and music!
My new podcast for Thursday features interviews with Great Van Fleet, Cheap Trick and Mike Portnoy. Free www.PodcastOne.com or Itunes.
Next appearance 8/12 Oakdale CA for Sierra View Music Festival.
Wrapped up another great week of TrunkNation on SiriusXM today with a ton of great calls. Back live Monday 2P ET for Volume on 106 with Marty Friedman as my guest, then 5-8P ET on 39 with LA Guns in studio premiering new music! Tuesday Doug Aldrich joins me on the Volume show.
On the FM side all new Eddie Trunk Rocks music show this weekend on all affiliates. Debuts tonight 11P ET on Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston. Both stations stream free.
New podcast now up and free at www.PodcastOne.com and Itunes. Chester Bennington is remembered with my Feb interview featured, and Taylor and Ben of The Pretty Reckless are my guests.
I’m attending a memorial show tonight at Irving Plaza in NYC for David Z. If in town please come and celebrate this great guy and musician who left us far too soon. RIP David Z.
Have a great weekend!
Been a bit since an update here from me, sorry, been super slammed. A few things:
Had a great time hosting Loud In Lima this past weekend in Ohio. First time festival but with some tweaks it can be a great one if they continue. SO many festivals and live events these days, but good to see new ones come on and we shall see what happens with this one.
Had a blast hosting two radio shows from The Apollo during the private GnR show last Thursday. Had the honor to intro the band as well! It was awesome to be on that legendary stage and intro a legendary band! There are photos and video of it on my social media. I watched Guns rock for over 3 hours from 10 feet away all night and watched their soundcheck (they jammed James Brown!). Incredible night. GnR is now booked with gigs pretty much the rest of the year. So the real question is what do they do in 2018?
Sad news on Chester Bennington. I had him on my Volume show this past February. It will be rebroadcast in my new podcast this Thursday, along with Ben and Taylor of The Pretty Reckless. Free as usual PodcastOne.com and Itunes. Be sure to check out my Amazon store front: www.amazon.com/shop/eddietrunk . Hand picked stuff from me, then go through that page to buy. Please bookmark it and always start on my store, thanks!
Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum was on my show today. Huge fan, was a fun chat. Will be a podcast one day soon.
Be sure to listen daily on 106 Volume on SiriusXM live 2-4P ET, 9-11P ET (replay) and On Demand on the app. And follow on all social media (especially Twitter @EddieTrunk) for up to the second news. Thanks.
Excited to announce that I will be hosting two broadcasts this Thursday live from The Apollo Theater in NYC prior to Guns N Roses private SiriusXM show that night. First my daily show TrunkNation will be live from The Apollo Thursday at its usual time of 2-4P ET on Volume channel 106. Then I will co-host the pre show of the actual concert live from The Apollo with my old pal Keith Roth on GnR Radio channel 41 starting 9P ET. This will lead into the broadcast of the live audio of the Guns show! We will also do a brief wrap up show once the band is done playing. No idea as far as guests or interviews, but it’s live so anything can happen! Be sure to listen to Volume 2-4P ET on 106 and then GnR Radio 41 at 9P ET. Should be a blast. And congrats to my ticket winners for this historic event! See you there.
Tomorrow on TrunkNation new band Greta Van Fleet in studio and all 4 members of Cheap Trick! Live 2-4P ET, replay 9-11P ET on channel 106.
Loud in Lima in Lima OH is this weekend. See you out there Friday night and Saturday!
Tragic news today involving a band that has endured way too much, Adrenaline Mob. They are on tour and today their vehicle was hit by a tractor trailer. This is still a very fresh and developing situation and news is still coming in. I have received return texts from Mike Orlando and Russell Allen, so they seem to be somewhat okay. I did not know the bands drummer but hoping for the best for him and all involved. However I do have confirmation of the absolutely tragic news that bassist David Z has passed away. David was a friend for many years and we had many good times. A great musician, always a smile, always very positive. I first met David, his brother Paulie Z, and drummer Joey Cassata during their days as a Kiss tribute. Later they became the trio ZO2 and came on my shows many times. They also had a TV show called Z Rock that I was once a guest on on IFC, along with many rock legends doing cameos. ZO2 was also an educational fun kids band. Both of my kids grew up learning and singing to their CDs and they would also entertain at kids parties around NYC. My good friend Bob Held and his wife Lynn worked hard to get both the real rock band and kids version of the band off the ground, and that’s what the TV show was about (It’s on DVD). Unfortunately, although they came close, ZO2 didn’t quite make it. Paulie moved to L.A. where I see him when I go out hosting jams, among other things. Joey continues to play out and about in NYC. David played on recent tours for Trans Siberian Orchestra. I saw him with the band this past year and he was a perfect fit and really showcased. I was very happy for him. All of these guys were never bitter about the industry as many can often be. They always had a great spirit about them and are always great to see and hang with. Recently David joined Adrenaline Mob. He told me about it and was really thrilled to be a part of the band, their new album, and the tour they have been on. I was happy for his emerging success and long overdue recognition. We also hung out on the Monsters cruise where David played with a few artists including Soto. He and I would go to the gym on the cruise and he would give me pointers, and trust me I needed them! David was always kind and encouraging and supportive. Today David Z has died way too young in a tragic accident. He will be missed and my condolences to his family, friends, bandmates and fans. This is beyond crushing. My best to all impacted by this accident and all the AMob guys who are also good friends. RIP David Z, you will be missed brother…