5/4: TMS AND M3 RECAP, SIRIUSXM SHOW TONIGHT, CREST HILL IL THIS SATURDAY.
Hope everyone had a great weekend. Just back from hosting this years M3 Festival in MD. Great weather, great crowd, great bands. It is so cool to see some of these bands get to play a big stage with a huge PA at M3. An event like this is pretty much the only time you get to see these bands at this level of sound and production and it’s so killer. Same deal as the cruise and other events I host. These are working gigs for me so I am in many directions and often don’t see more than a song or two from most acts and sometimes none at all. But everything I did see was really solid. The only band I was able to watch full on from the crowd was Europe because they closed and I had nowhere else to run off to. I LOVE their new album War Of Kings and like on the MOR Cruise they were great! Joey Tempest has been dedicating one of my favorite tracks from the album “Second Day” to me at all the shows which is really cool of him. I don’t know the band all that well but they clearly appreciate I’m one of the few embracing their new music at radio. Tragic more don’t listen objectively instead of just thinking “oh, it’s the Final Countdown band..”. Great stuff! Thanks to all I hung with at M3 and all who formed a massive line to meet me at my signing. Pictures on my Twitter if you followed @EddieTrunk
More great response to this weekends new That Metal Show with Mark Slaughter, Taime Downe, Andy Biersack and Mike Orlando. Another TMS variety pack and most fans loved it. Still can’t believe I forgot the drummer in Giuffria’s name! Haha! One more new one in our current season. We shoot the season finale tomorrow and you will see it this Saturday. Guests include Joe Elliott, Frankie Banali, Bobby Blitz and Billy Sheehan. It has been an awesome 12 episode TMS Season 14 loaded with variety and many first time guests. Sucks it is almost over. I wish we did it all year but not my call. The plan is a break over the Summer then more in the Fall. But as usual all decisions are with the network. When I know specifics I’ll of course let you all know.
Next appearance is this Saturday in Crest Hill IL with Michael Angelo Batio and many more bands. Come out for a night of live Stump The Trunk and more at Bada Brew. Tickets and VIP tix now on sale.
I’ll be live on SiriusXM 39 tonight 6-10P ET for TRUNKNation. Guests include Jeff Scott Soto, Billy Sheehan and Jay Buchanan from Rival Sons.