First day of Trunk Nation from LA was fun today, but not what was expected. Manager Doc McGhee was booked to be on my show to talk about his entire career. As you all know Doc has managed Kiss since 1995. Although Kiss would have been discussed I was really looking forward to covering all of Doc’s career and hear some great stories. I was happy when he agreed to be my first show from a week of shows from LA. Minutes before I went on air I was informed by the talent booker for SiriusXM that Doc was unable to do the interview because it was with me and he didn’t realize that (which seems really strange since I saw the emails that said it was for MY show). Why would there be an issue with Doc doing this with me? Well because of Kiss of course! I’m not going to rehash it here but most know that regardless of playing Kiss on the radio for 33 years, fighting for them to get in the HOF, and way more, I could tell you, Kiss, and more specifically Paul Stanley, don’t like me. Why? Because I have an opinion about what the band does now that doesn’t match what they want to sell currently. Instead of having an adult discussion about it, they run from me. It is really that simple as sad and juvenile as it sounds. They once blocked me from appearing at a Kiss Mini Golf! True story! I guess I should take all this as a huge compliment. I mean I must have a MAJOR platform and voice that I could wield this panic whenever I get close to anything in their world right? It’s pathetic that I can’t have an opinion (which I am very objective about all sides of) and the band continues to treat me like the devil, forgetting the 95% of positive things I have done and said.

I pride myself on covering ALL sides of stories in rock and letting fans express their opinions as well. Even if I differ with them. Kiss is the only band it seems that that is not allowed. No independent thought. You must fall in line with what they are selling that day, or you are a threat. I haven’t cared about Kiss since the original band ended. The impersonation act is not for me (even though I never blamed Tommy and Eric for taking the gig, who wouldn’t!). And I never judged people that still go and are okay with it. I love all sides and debates on this stuff. It is what I do! And I have still supported what they do, although I really am starting to question why..

I don’t blame Doc for doing this. It sucks and he has to know how shitty it is to bail on a radio show minutes before, especially when I could have booked other guests. But he’s not going to take a chance pissing off the super thin skinned hyper sensitive (by his own admission, read his book) Paul Stanley. They are his cash cow, and I get it. But I am not going to pull punches and I’m going to lay it out there straight as to what happened here to my audience. It’s all so silly you just have to laugh sometimes! MANY feel the same was as me, few in the business have the balls to say it (except Dee Snider, who also was attacked by Paul recently for his opinion and it resulted in a social media war). So that’s what happened today, as dumb as it sounds. To those looking forward to the interview, as I was, I wanted to give you the truth.

But we still had a great show with many of your calls and guests Wendy Dio (Hear N Aid in 2018) and Jeff Pilson talking Dokken and Foreigner. Tomorrow Joe Bonamassa joins me first hour in studio, then Glenn Hughes. And I will have them together for a segment as well. Other guests this week from LA include Dave Navarro, M Shadows, and more TBA. Join me live 11A-1P PT/2P-4P ET on SiriusXM Volume 106 for TrunkNation from LA. Happy Halloween!

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  • Coredrum on

    Pretty unprofessional for Doc, no matter the reason…plus, he was the perfect guy to “settle this thing down” with you and Kiss. They blew it. I have criticized you Eddie, several times when I think you’ve let the frustration you have with Gene and Paul (for ignoring you) to take over some of your commentary, but for someone from their camp like Doc McGee to cancel last minute is a very bad move on their part. I am one who still supports Kiss today, but I take it for what it is…a celebration of a great band, and it is usually a good show, but the originals it is not. However, I feel cheated by them too…you are the premier face for not only the genre of hard rock and heavy metal, but you are the face of the fans, and for them to ignore the major medium that people like me watch or listen to, is absurd… If they are at going to do the show,mother Doc should be on there. I think you’ve been harder on them for doing the “impersonators” tour, because they ignore you…ironically, if they sat down and explained themselves, or listened to your point of view (as a fan), both sides would ultimately be ok with the others reasoning, as both sides are understandable. I think that Doc should have the balls to speak to you…I mean doesn’t he still manage Bon Jovi?? There’s a reason to speak to you…rock on Eddie.

  • Jason Falkinham on

    He doesn’t manage Bon Jovi anymore.

  • elliot goldberg on

    “calling dr. snub”

  • Jason Falkinham on

    It really is pathetic that a guy of Stanley’s stature goes out of his way to downplay the importance of Trunk and ripped his tv show, yet he does everything he can to blacklist him regarding all things Kiss. If Trunk was as unimportant as he says, why would he even bother telling anyone to cancel interviews with him? Its not as if Doc McGee is Peter Grant. He had a nice stable of bands 30 years ago, but doesn’t have much left besides Kiss, and they’re just a nostalgia band playing small arenas now a days…and cant seem to even fill those! You’d think they’d want all the publicity they can get.

  • jeffrey heffernan on

    paul is suck a punk with all his bulls–t about therapy and the such ,hes such a changed guy and blah blah blah ,another pompous a–hole,and doc is just a spineless exjunkie,puppet what a shame cowards

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