Been going non stop on the road last 6 weeks. Just home from M3. Another great year of many killer 80’s bands. Like most festivals I don’t get to see all the bands. Some I only see a song or two. These are working events for me and I get pulled in many directions, but that’s why I’m there. Was an honor to host again and of the bands I did see all truly sounded good. Night Ranger continues to be a killer dual guitar live band. Tesla sounded great and played a new song called MP3. They remain one of my all time favorite bands from the 80’s and are still one of the very best. Also saw some of Winger, Queensryche, Red Dragon Cartel, LA Guns and Kix. The highlight for me was seeing Extreme, simply because they had not played a proper US live show for five years. The band was incredible and Nuno is as brilliant as ever. Amazing to watch this guy play and see how strong the entire band is playing and vocal wise, awesome! Look forward to seeing them again at Rocklahoma. Most of the other bands that played I simply didn’t see because of other commitments on site. M3 will be back in 2015. Thanks to all the great fans I met and to those that sold out my books at my signings. If you didn’t get one you can order signed personalized copies on this site.

Also had a great time hosting the Golden Gods in LA. This show airs on VH1C May 24th at 8PM ET. I’ve seen many comments about the sound quality of some of the acts. Very hard to judge from a stream or bootleg video. What I heard on stage was strong from most. Let’s hear what the TV mix sounds like when it airs. I am also aware of the Jani Lane error in the memorial segment. I did not have anything to do with the production of this show. Was simply one of the hosts. So I can not speak for what happened there. There were also some curious decisions on who won some awards. But again, I have no control over that at all and do not run this or have any influence. It was a fun night and a star studded turn out for sure, but lets be honest, any awards is really just a huge party for the most part. And I can tell you this was a party backstage before and after!

I broke the news about Stephen Pearcy leaving Ratt Thursday when he texted me his statement on the way to LAX airport. Both the Ratt camp and Stephen have reached out to me to come on the radio and discuss and I will let both do that when the opportunity comes up in my schedule. It’s unfortunate this has happened as I have always said Ratt was and still is a great band. We will see what the next events are soon..

So much more to tell you but want to spend a bit of time with my kids before hitting the road yet again. I’ll be live on SiriusXM 39 tomorrow 6-10P ET. M Shadows will call in live. I’ll be hosting Avenged Sevenfold, Hellyeah, Adrenaline Mob at Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood FL this Wed! My book signing/selling starts at 6 outside the venue entrance. Me, Don and Jim will be live on stage this Saturday at The Troc in Philly. Again these are NOT TMS tapings but live stand up shows. Hope to see you there. Books for sale then as well.

Much more to come when I get time. Follow on Twitter @EddieTrunk

Happy birthday ACE FREHLEY!

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  • Dave Z on

    Eddie, will the M3 shows air on TV anytime? AXS TV has aired this in the past, but they had some God-awful Country festival on all weekend!! Very disappointed with their choice of festivals to cover live. I am seeing Tesla at the end of May, and wanted a little taste prior to it. Take care, and God-speed with all your traveling!!

    • Eddie on

      It will not be on TV. Music very expensive to cover on TV with publishing…

  • doug r. on

    it was nice to see especially after all the bullshit the last month or so, ace frehley being wished a happy birthday @ kissonline.com, hopefully everybody got everything off their chest now and we can just focus on what matters the most, the music. speaking of music, does anybody know if ace ever performed rocket ride live with kiss? I’ve never seen or heard of it, but I’d really like to know. I love all of ace’s songs, especially rocket ride, and I still can’t believe a song that good was only on the billboard charts for 10 weeks & only made it to #39 back in april 1978. in my opinion, rocket ride was, is & always will be ace’s best song. what a blast!

    • Brian on

      It never was. It should have at least been on the Dynasty tour setlist, but they had so many songs they didn’t do live that they should have, but singles should always be performed at least at the time they are out. Sure Know Something wasn’t performed at the time either dispite being a single. I just don’t get it.

    • doug r. on

      yeah, me neither, sometimes I wish they would really let the fans pick the setlist, at least 50% of it. I would’ve given anything to see rocket ride performed live, and I’m sure alot of other people would have too.

  • Kelly Boggs on

    Cant wait to see You with Don and Jim at the Troc for that Philly show this Saturday!!!!!

  • Trapper on

    Safe travels Ed! Look forward to seeing The Golden Gods show on tv soon. So excited that you and the boys did the hosting! Very cool!

    I am very curious to see what happens with RATT in the next few months to couple of years. I think it was Warren that said on TMS that the reunion with Stephen was a business decision. I never followed them closely, but it sure looked like they weren’t doing much without Stephen. Question remains, will they be lucky enough to make it post Stephen this time around, like Styx post Dennis or Journey post Steve Perry. I believe alot of those circumstances comes down to luck, and smart management. Foreigner is a good example. They replaced Lou Gramm once in the late 80s, it flopped. They had a good run with Lou back in the band, and then Lou dropped out for health issues and they picked up a star singer this last time.

  • Joe K. on

    Eddie – nice to hear you share the sentiment that I’ve had for years regarding Extreme. I’ve traveled all over the Northeast (and Canada) to see them and any other manifestation that Nuno has been a part of (solo, Mourning Widows, Pop1, DramaGods, et al.) since 1993. They’re gracious when approached and couldn’t be tighter live. They say “your greatest strength is also your biggest liability” – with Extreme, it’s been “not being able to compartmentalize them into a particular genre” which makes the music biz skittish. . .for me, it’s their greatest strength. Admittedly, the core listening audience out there knows them for “More Than Words” and “Hole Hearted” and that has certainly worked for them assuredly more than it has against them, but songs like “Warheads” off of “III Sides” or “There Is No God” off of “Punchline”? The public is completely missing out. Nuno’s sensibility on a guitar (or piano, or even a cello, yes – a cello)? He breathes rarified air. When him and Pat harmonize? None better. Gary? The consummate showman. You get your money’s worth – EVERY TIME. They’re FINALLY coming to my backyard in July (BUFFALO, NY) – and I get a break from the “touring”. . .cannot wait.

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