5/14: JIMMY PAGE, LED ZEPPELIN LISTENING EVENT, FOZZY, BUCKCHERRY, MORE
Had a really cool day in NYC yesterday that began with a private listening reception for the first in a series of Led Zeppelin reissues. It took place in a small theater in a hotel in NYC in SoHo and Jimmy Page was there to answer questions! To be able to sit in a small room with maybe 40 people total and listen to Zep with Jimmy Page is surreal to say the least. The tracks played were live and alternate versions from the new deluxe remasters. The first three albums come out next month. All feature extra material including different takes of classic songs. We heard nine tracks in total, including a version of Immigrant Song that had some different sounds and voices in it that was really cool. Also different takes on Heartbreaker, Whole Lotta Love, and live versions from ’69 of Communication Breakdown and You Shook Me. No photos were allowed but Page did take a good amount of time after answering questions about the music we heard. I asked him how the remastered original recordings will differ from the last time he did it twenty years ago. He explained that as technology advances he is better able to meet the needs of the various ways we hear music. He also alluded to now having all the albums in a super high quality version and the technology to listen in this way is still to come. Pretty cool event to say the least and I was honored to be among a very small group invited to listen and discuss with a legend in the truest sense. And yes I am working him for TMS next time we tape!
Last night caught Fozzy and Buckcherry at The Gramercy in NYC. Really impressed with how far Fozzy has come as a band and Jericho as a singer. Crowd was into it the entire time. Buckcherry as maybe the hardest touring band I have ever seen. But they still turned in a great energetic set and have a new EP coming in August. I caught a good amount of their show between running to the bar next door to see the end of the Ranger game!
New “Eddie Trunk Rocks” bumper stickers now available thanks to Goody’s Headache Shot. They are free. If you’d like one send a legal size self addressed stamped envelope to: Sticker, PO Box 41, Cedar Knolls NJ 07927. US addresses only please. Thanks for representing! Also so cool to see son many wearing my T shirts out there at the shows. Some new designs in the online merch store on this site so have a look. Appreciate all the support! I will have shirts for sale at the merch stand at Rocklahoma as well Memorial weekend.