Hope everyone has a great weekend. I am headed to Louisville to shoot episode 3 of my soon to be announced new TV show at Louder Than Life. I will be out and about shooting on Saturday.
New FM show for the weekend debuts tonight 11P on Q104.3 NYC, Midnight on WAAF Boston. Guest is Scorpions!
New podcast now up with Joe Satriani.
I am broadcasting all next week from SiriusXM in LA. Monday-Friday on 106 Volume live 2-4P ET, replay 9-11P ET as usual. Guests in studio include Stone Temple Pilots, JoshTodd, and more TBA. Follow on Twitter for updates. My STP Town Hall debuts tonight 7P ET on Volume.
Dio Cancer Fund bowling event is at Pinz Studio City 10/6. Hope to see you all there if in S CA. I’ll also be on a panel at Book Soup W Hollywood with Brian Slagel, Don & Jim and more for the new Metal Blade book. 7P this Monday, free.
Thanks to Joey Tempest of Europe for joining me today on TrunkNation. Hear it again tonight 9-11P ET on 106 Volume on SiriusXM. Also On Demand on the app. Tomorrow live 2-4P ET with all open phones. Also tomorrow 7P ET my Town Hall with Stone Temple Pilots premieres on 106.
New podcast now up with Joe Satriani talking G3, new album, Chickenfoot and more. Free www.PodcastOne.com or Itunes.
Bid on your chance to bowl on my all star team for the Dio Cancer Fund 10/6 in LA. All money goes to the fund! Auction for the spot on my team now happening here:
I’ll be in Louisville this Saturday shooting a new TV show at Louder Than Life. Come say hi. I’ll be out and about all day and night.
In L.A. all next week doing Trunk Nation from the W coast. FM show tomorrow features Scorpions, next weekend Satriani. To listeners of WAAF in Boston my show there now airs Midnight-3A Friday nights.
Great start to the week on TrunkNation on SiriusXM 106 Volume. Ahmet Zappa was in Monday to talk Zappa hologram with Jeff Pezutti from Eyelussion. Today Justin and Rufus from The Darkness were in. Never met these guys before and they were a fun interview. Both available now On Demand on the SiriusXM app if you missed it. New Darkness album out 10/6 called Pinewood Smile. Coming this week to my Volume show Joey Tempest of Europe on Thursday and possibly Ace Frehley.
My exclusive SiriusXM Town Hall with Stone Temple Pilots talking about the 25th anniversary of Core and more debuts on SiriusXM 106 this Friday 7P ET. Replays:
Friday 9/29 @ 11pm ET
Saturday 9/30 @ 3am & 1pm ET
Sunday 10/1 @ 3pm ET
Don’t miss this great chat with Dean, Robert and Eric about this now classic STP album. New special edition out that day as well.
Caught UFO, Saxon & Jared James Nichols last night on their first date of the latest leg of their tour together. Didn’t get there early enough to see JJN, but I have seen him in the past and he is an artist to watch for sure. Ballsy blues based hard rock. New album coming. Saxon played a set that featured some different tracks than usual which was nice to hear. Biff and the boys in fine form, and have a major metal tour they will be on next year.. Many know UFO are one of my all time favorite bands. They simply never dissapoint, and didn’t last night. Phil Mogg in particular was in great voice. At 69 he still sounds amazing. Has to be one of rocks most underrated singers and writers. See this great package on tour here in the US the next month. Truly great bill and all 3 acts really really killer.
Latest podcast now up with Scorpions. Free Itunes or www.podcastone.com
Monday on TrunkNation live 2-4P ET with Ahmet Zappa talking Zappa hologram. Monday night show on 39 will be Robert Mason as guest. Tuesday The Darkness in studio for the Volume show 2-4P ET on 106.
I’ll be in Louisville Saturday to shoot a new episode of a new TV show at Louder Than Life. Say hi if around. Then to LA for a week of radio from the W coast and the Dio Bowling event!
Have a good weekend.
Today on TrunkNation Joe Satriani joins me live to discuss his new album, G3 and more. Show is LIVE 2-4P ET, replays 9-11P ET on SiriusXM 106 Volume. Satch calling in 2:30P for the live show.
Tomorrow more guitar greats as Joe Bonamassa joins me in studio along with legendary producer Kevin Shirley (Maiden, BCC, many many more. Also LIVE 2-4P on Thursday.
New podcast posting tomorrow is my recent Scorpions Town Hall! Free www.PodcastOne.com or Itunes
So Friday night I left a massive amazing festival in San Diego called Kaaboo , where I was backstage hanging in the headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers compound with Chad Smith. I left that before RHCP even went on because I had to fly overnight to Vermont (no direct, so add a stop in Chicago in the middle of the night) to host a small 80s festival Saturday called Shrinedom. Land in VT 9:30A Sat morning local time, get a rental, then drive 2 hours to Irasburg where the event is. Check into a hotel at noon, sleep till 3, wake up to go to the event and… Jeff Blando, Dana Strum and Erik Turner call me to tell me it’s cancelled! I had concerns about this one since it was announced. Hard rock festival in the farm land of VT? Lineup changes? Sadly it folded after me and some of the bands arrived in town. Apparently money problems. In my 35 years doing this I’ve seen it all. For every amazing huge well run festival, there are as many run, promoted, organized and booked by people with no clue, either in front of the scenes, or behind. I see it every day.. So sorry to the fans that may have ventured out for this. I have no idea what went on in detail, but seems everyone took a hit. I just wish people who want to do rock festivals defer to qualified knowledgeable people about the viability of doing these events in their area, and what lineups to book, etc.. crazy exhausting weekend.
Back live on radio tomorrow 2-4P ET (replay 9-11P ET) for Trunk Nation on SiriusXM 106 Volume. Derek Sherinan and Mike Portnoy will be in studio. Then live 5-8P ET on channel 39.
New podcast now up with Deep Purple! Free www.podcastone.com or Itunes.