3/19: ALICE COOPER PODCAST UP, FLORENTINE OFF VA DATE, ADLER ON FM SHOW, TMS

My podcast for the week just went up today and is available free and worldwide now via Itunes or www.podcastone.com My guest is the legend Alice Cooper! Check it out!

Due to a schedule conflict Jim Florentine will not be appearing with us for our live show tomorrow night in Falls Church VA at The State Theater. That show will just be Don and I. But we will still do live Stump and give you some cool extras in that show with the extra time. Apologies for this but it has nothing to do with us and we still plan to come and do the gig and hope you all still join us. However if you’d like a refund on your ticket because Jim is not on this date they will be offered at place of purchase. Otherwise all tickets and VIP tickets will be honored and the show goes on with me and Don! PLEASE NOTE  Jim remains on the date with us in Delaware this Saturday. There is no change to that date.

Steven Adler is the guest on my syndicated FM show Eddie Trunk Rocks this weekend premiering 11P ET tomorrow on Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston.

ALL NEW TMS this Saturday 9P ET on VH1C with John Bush, Joey Vera, Jamey Jasta, Michael Angelo Batio and Jason Becker.

3/18: NEW TMS W/BUSH, VERA, JASTA, BATIO, BECKER. DEE SNIDER/KISS, ALICE COOPER

Episode 5 of the new season of That Metal Show was shot last night. As I said many times this season is no doubt our most diverse and has many first time guests. That theme continues this Saturday with John Bush and Joey Vera of Armored Saint joining us for the first time (both were also in Anthrax) and Jamey Jasta returning to the show. Also via the Metal Modem Jason Becker joins us. As you may know Jason has ALS and had a film made about his life called “Not Dead Yet” that was amazing. Jason now speaks with his eyes and we connect with him through an interpreter. Incredible talent and story and he is still making music against all odds. See the film if you can. Also playing in the show is Michael Angelo Batio, another first time guest and insane shredder on two necks at the same time! Be sure to catch it 9P ET this Saturday on VH1C with a replay at 11P.

My podcast for the week posts tomorrow and features an interview with Alice Cooper. Free worldwide on Itunes or at www.podcastone.com Be sure to vote for me at the Podcast Awards via www.podcastawards.com . Thanks!

My recent interview with Dee Snider made some news when the portion of him talking about Kiss was posted on some websites including Ultimate Classic Rock. I recorded an in depth interview with Dee about his recent comments about Doug Aldrich and rock in general, and we also discussed Kiss, Foreigner and much more. Next Thursday I will post the Doug Aldrich interview and the following week the complete Dee interview for my podcast. So you can hear it completely. As you will hear in the full interview I don’t agree with him on some stuff and do on others. Dee reflects the same opinion I do about Kiss dressing Tommy & Eric as Ace and Peter. Here’s the truth, MANY people feel this way, including some members of bands Kiss has actually toured with in recent years. I hear about it constantly off the record. But hardly any will say it in a public setting or to the media. It’s just another byproduct of the super PC world we live in where so few will give an honest opinion on anything because to some you aren’t allowed to have an opinion and it will be distorted and attacked on social media. I have always respected people who speak honestly how they feel if I agree or not. As I have said so many times I love Bill Maher and Bill O’Reilly and watch both of their shows. I do NOT agree with every position they both have, but respect the hell out of their willingness to speak their mind. It’s no coincidence they are both massively successful. So props to Dee for being open about his feelings about Kiss and others. I have weighed in countless times on my position on Kiss so no need to revisit all that again. But it is so refreshing to find others in the public forum who speak openly. Trust me, there are many that feel one way but will never say it openly for fear of public backlash and that just sucks on all levels and makes things really boring I think. I’ll discuss this more in my podcast when I post Dee’s interview, which was a response to his comments on Doug Aldrich and we just started talking about other stuff along the way.

I’ll be in Falls Church VA and Willmington DE this weekend for shows with Don & Jim. Info on the home page!

3/17: ARMORED SAINT, JAMEY JASTA, BECKER, BATIO THIS WEEK’S TMS, MORE.

Great time last night on my radio show with John Bush and Joey Vera of Armored Saint in the studio. Today the guys join us for the taping of episode 5 of the new season of That Metal Show along with Jamey Jasta, Michael Angelo Batio on guitar and via skype Jason Becker. See it air this Saturday 9P ET on VH1C and follow on Twitter @EddieTrunk for updates from the set today.

Don’t forget I’m in Falls Church VA at The State Theater this Friday and in Willmington DE this Saturday at World Cafe at The Queen for stage shows with Don & Jim. Both shows start 8P sharp and tickets and meet & greet tickets are available. More on the home page.

This week’s podcast going up Thursday features my interview with Alice Cooper!

3/15: TMS RECAP & NEXT WEEKS SHOW, VA AND DE SHOWS THIS COMING WEEKEND, MORE

Hope everyone had a great weekend and thanks for all the awesome response to last nights new TMS. As usual the Top 5 gets a ton of reaction, which of course is a good reason to do it! So many people scream “WHAT ABOUT……”. That of course is the whole reason to do it! The whole point is you can ONLY list 5, and of course we will always forget some and leave some great ones off. The fact I left off “Love To Love” by UFO, which is pretty much my favorite song ever is nuts for me! But I always think of the live version vs the studio version that ends Lights Out. It’s all good fun and debate for sure. This weeks show was a bit of an experiment having three first time guests, all rock fans, and all from different styles of music. And none of them knew each other. So we decided let’s bring them all out together and just have fun. And it worked great! As usual some stuff was cut out due to time (which kills me but that’s TV!) but we had a great hang for sure and most people really loved it. Thanks to Marky Ramone, DMC and Gary Holt. Hope to have them all back again soon.  Also always nice to check in with David Coverdale and have Joel Hoekstra play as well. It was a jam packed show for sure! It repeats all weekend and online at www.thatmetalshow.vh1.com with extras.

Next show we shoot is this Tuesday that you will see this Saturday. Guests include John Bush and Joey Vera of Armored Saint (debut appearance), Jamey Jasta and on guitar Michael Angelo Batio. Plus via Skype guitar great Jason Becker. Jason’s story is remarkable and I am excited to have him on for a few minutes.

Thanks to all who came out to my live show Friday night in Battle Creek MI at The Music Factory. Thanks to Jeff Harris, his wife Buffy and his staff for being so cool to work with. Hope to be back soon. Next live shows this weekend with Don & Jim. We will be in Falls Church VA this Friday and Willmington DE this Saturday. Tickets and VIP meet & greet tickets available for both shows. Details on this sites home page. Come hang with us! I will have books and merch available as well at both shows.

I will be live on SiriusXM channel 39 TRUNKNation tomorrow 6-10P ET with music & talk that rocks. Guests TBA

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.