Back from a long weekend in Tulsa and Dallas. The Tulsa end of the trip was expected, and I hosted an event downtown called Streets Gone Wild that was lots of fun. The fans of OK have been so cool to me for so long and this weekend was no exception. Thanks to all the fans and bands I met and hung with. FYI the Chicago Farm Rock show is being moved to December, info soon.
I unexpectedly went to the Giants Cowboys game on Sunday. Thanks to Doug Burgess for the hook up and amazing seats. My first time at Jerry World. As much as I tolerate Dallas fans in my stadium it was fun to return the favor, and most importantly fly home with a WIN! Had a blast and it was worth all the last minute rerouting, because the Giants won! If they lost I would have been miserable! After the Giants win I celebrated at The Rail Club in Ft Worth by going to see my buds Don Jamieson and Faster Pussycat. Fun time in Dallas!
Last night I had all 4 members of Alter Bridge on my radio show. Great to see the guys. Their great new album The Last Hero is out 10/7. Audio coming soon to my podcast. Myles did confirm that around 8 songs were in the works for a new Slash album before the GnR relaunch and he does feel there is still a future for that band in a year or so.
Sad news on the passing of Y&T drummer Leonard Haze at just 61 on Monday. I played a set of Y&T last night and had Dave Meniketti on from Germany to discuss. Leonard was battling some health ailments but played right up to his last days. Although not a marquee name, Haze was a huge influence on many and known for his massive kick drum prowess. He played on all the classic Y&T stuff and will be missed. RIP Leonard.
Podcast this Thursday is with Dio hologram creator Jeff Pezzuti and Wendy Dio. It’s a fascinating talk about the future of deceased rock stars touring as holograms. Posts this Thursday free as always.
I head to LA on Thursday. I’ll be hosting the first ever Hair Nation Fest this Saturday at Irvine Meadows. This should be a blast and $5 GA tickets were just made available. Hope you can come join us!
Big news coming soon on the radio front…..
Headed to Tulsa for the weekend to host Streets Gone Wild/Farm Rock downtown Friday and Saturday. Looking forward to this first time event. I’ll also be live on KMOD radio at Noon on Friday to promote the weekend. If you are attending I will have merch and both of my books available for purchase. I’ll tweet details when I’m there and also try and get out and sign some. Hope to see you this weekend if in Tulsa.
Just found out that the Farm Rock in Chicago has been postponed until December. Don’t know much at this point but will keep you posted.
Pleased to announce I’ll be back in board to host M3 next year after a year away. Looking forward to resuming those duties. Lineup TBA.
Podcast tomorrow features a new interview with Jason Newsted. Many have asked what happened to him after he got back into metal. Well find out why he bailed and what he’s doing now in this in depth and interesting talk. Free worldwide tomorrow for the Eddie Trunk Podcast on www.PodcastOne.com or Itunes.
Hair Nation Fest tickets going fast for 9/17. Get em now and see you soon So Cal!
Live Trunk Nation this Monday 9/12 with Alter Bridge in studio. 6-10P ET SiriusXM 39.
Big news on the radio front coming soon…..
Have a good weekend, GO GIANTS!
Hope everyone had a great labor day weekend. I spent mine trying to organize literally thousands of CDs. Music CDs and my interview archives which are on everything from open reel, to DAT, to Mini Disc, to CD! Over 30 years of radio with no organization! Total nightmare! I pretty much gave up that it’s just not going to happen in this lifetime unfortunately. Just no time to deal with it and much more than a long weekend is needed! Hope you all had a great one.
The next month or so will be extremely busy for me with travel. First up is this weekend in Tulsa for Streets Gone Wild/Farm Rock. I’ve been going to OK to host rock shows now for 10 years, with Rocklahoma being my anchor since 2007. Excited to be headed back this weekend for this first time event to a city that has been so supportive of what I do. If attending I’ll have books and merch for sale and will do my best to get out and sign and see everyone. Should be a fun weekend in downtown Tulsa.
And Hair Nation Fest is 9/17! Psyched to be hosting this event in S CA at Irvine Meadows. All appearances on the home page as they are confirmed.
I have a MAJOR new radio project TBA very soon.. More new projects in the works as well. Info when I can share. Should be an exciting 4th quarter of 2016!
Back live on SiriusXM this Monday 9/12. Alter Bridge will be in studio.
Just back from a long weekend with appearances in Syracuse and the Cleveland area. In Syracuse I did a promo appearance for my affiliate there 105.9 The Rebel that included a stop at a club called Sharkey’s where Joey Belladonna played with his cover band Chief Big Way. Lot of fun and good to see Joey belting out the classic rock so well, while he also played drums! Thanks to Bob Staffa and Dave Frisina for having me and all the fans I met in that area.
This past Saturday I was a guest host at a party in Doylestown OH called the Ferraintti Fest, named after two brothers who passed away and were big metal fans. Their friend Jim throws a MASSIVE party on his property each year in their honor. It was amazing and a very cool thing for Jim to do for his late friends. The live music included some great tribute and cover bands as well as a set by Tim Ripper Owens who was in great voice as usual. Fun day and it was an honor to be a part of it. Met many cool rock fans!
Off to NYC. Live show on SiriusXM today 6-10P ET on channel 39. Guests include Michael Sweet and Jason Newsted. Many have asked what happened to Jason. Tune in and find out. Michael at 6:30, Jason on 8P ET live.
New podcast tomorrow features an interview with Winger and The Dregs drum maestro Rod Morgenstein. Rod tells his story and how he joined Winger and what he does now, which includes being a professor at Berkley. Hope you enjoy the chat. I also give my review of Guns N Roses last week in LA. Podcast posts free tomorrow (after Midnight Pacific tonight) on www.podcastone.com or Itunes.
Have a few appearances this weekend. Tomorrow I’ll be at Sharkey’s in Syracuse from 6-at least 8P selling and signing my books, hanging out and seeing Joey Belladonna (Anthrax on Seth Myers tonight) play with his side band Chief Bigway. I’ll also be on 105.9 The Rebel sitting in with Dave Frisina late afternoon around 4P.
Then this Saturday I’m in the Cleveland area hosting at The Ferrantti Festival. Tim Ripper Owens plays live and many more. Should be a fun event. I’ll be there from around 4 on. As usual all appearances on the home page.
This Monday on my SiriusXM show Jason Newsted breaks his long silence and will be a guest live! More details soon.
Happy birthday today to my son Raymond who is 9 years old! Also huge happy birthday wishes to Dana Rosen. Dana has donated her time to do the music news on this site since it was launched. I greatly appreciate her contributions. So take a minute to wish Dana a happy birthday here in the comments section if you are so inclined. Here’s hoping for a Blue Murder reunion or anything from John Sykes for her birthday! Ha!
I’ll be live on SiriusXM tonight 6-10P ET on channel 39 with music and talk that rocks. Scheduled guests include Tracii Guns (7P ET) and Bobby Blotzer (8P ET). Plus I’ll recap GnR in LA and more.
Next appearance is this Thursday at Sharkey’s in Syracuse at 6P. Joey Belladonna’s band Chief Bigway plays. I’ll be selling and signing books. Hope to see you. All appearances on the home page.