12/16: BACK FROM LA, RIKKI ROCKETT, FT WAYNE, BRAD WHITFORD PODCAST, MERCH SALE, MORE
Back from an incredible 5 days in Los Angeles., I’ll talk more in detail about everything on my podcast next week and SiriusXM show on Monday, but lots of good stuff!
The Tony Macalpine benefit was one of the top concert experiences I have seen in a long time. Just an incredible array of talent assembled in once in a lifetime pairings. Was an honor to host this event for such a great cause. Some good funds raised for Tony. Be sure to check out the auction items at www.tonymacalpine.com and help out if you can. This was a really special night as I’m sure you can see if you checked out the many Youtube clips or watched my Periscope.
Had a blast at the Lemmy 70th. So many legends at The Whiskey Sunday night to celebrate and great performances there as well.
My SiriusXM show Monday from LA was another jam packed guest show. All different guests from the previous LA show stopping by and for the first time in 33 years in radio I did 4 hours non stop! No breaks, no music. Was incredible! Great conversations and way too many guests to mention at the moment. But thanks to all who came by. Major news was made in this show when Rikki Rockett announce his battle with cancer and broke the news at the start of the show. Rikki contacted me about this around a month ago and planned to go public on this show. I thank him for trusting me with the announcement and most importantly wish for a speedy recovery which he seems on the way to. He did say Poison would celebrate 30 years next year one way or the other and was unsure of Bret’s status with the band for it. Get well Rikki!
Brad Whitford of Aerosmith is my guest on my new podcast for the week posting tomorrow free at www.podcastone.com and Itunes. Brad talks about the future of Aerosmith and the return of Whitford/St Holmes.
On the FM show (Eddie Trunk Rocks) week 2 of the year end theme shows. This weekend for the first time ever an all Dio special, including Rainbow, Sabbath, Dio and more. Premieres this Friday 11P ET Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston. Both stations stream free.
We have reinstated the 30% off sale through Christmas for holiday shopping. No coupon needed! Shop now in the merch store and get that gift at a great savings!
Off to Ft Wayne IN tomorrow. I’ll be hanging at my radio affiliate 98.9 The Bear’s Electric Christmas this Saturday. Maybe even do some Stump The Trunk. I’ll have books and T Shirts for sale also. And don’t forget the annual TMS Christmas party is 12/26 at Dingbatz in Clifton NJ as usual!
Get well, Rikki! Poison is just a fun band to see live, and Rikki really carries that Poison torch proudly. I hope they manage to get some dates put together. Still have my Rikki Rockett drum stick on display, which he basically handed to me a few years back. Just pointed at me and leaned over to make sure I got it. Why do I sound like a 13 year old right now?