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.
Really enjoyed the latest TMS episode. My daughter, who is 16 and loves the BVBs, thought it was incredible that I actually think that the Biersack kid is a pretty cool guy, from what I saw. Taime is always hilarious, even if he hasn’t put out a great song in 25 years. Mark Slaughter seems like a very nice and genuine person. And THANK YOU for having Jennifer on again, and mentioning the “hate” mail, I was like that’s hilarious. We men all love Jen. I was laughing like crazy that Eddie couldn’t get that last guy’s name in Guiffria. I love how he gets all worked up…I get the same way lol. Anyway, please have a great week everyone, and I cannot stand the fact that the end of the TMS season is upon us. Goes by way too fast.
Looks like 70% of the Rush R40 set list has been put on the net inadvertently by the band shipping out the tour books early part of the ticket vip packages.
Cygnus X-1 Book 2
The Camera Eye
Distant Early Warning
The Big Money
Roll The Bones
One Little Victory
The Spirit of Radio
Closer To The Heart
Keeping my fingers crossed for more TMS in the Fall.
I was never a fan of Slaughter, but Mark seems like a nice guy, and I respect him. I just can’t forgive them for “Up all night” 😉 But seriously, I really liked the guests on this show, representing three generations of Hard Rock/Metal. Also, Eddie, Is there any way you could throw your weight around, and get John Sykes to be a guest guitarist? You’re the only one he seems to talk to.