6/24: GNR, KEIFER, WHITESNAKE, JAMEY JASTA, MUCH MORE!
Hope everyone had a great week. Reports from last nights GnR kickoff in Detroit have all been positive. The set list is in the news section. Very similar to what I saw in Vegas for the first night. I am unsure what show I will make on this tour. I am away when they play in NJ, but I am in LA when they play there, so hopefully then if not sooner. Still waiting on the interview I discussed with Axl. Hopefully soon. Will we see Izzy or Adler on this tour for guest appearances? Only time will tell. But I wouldn’t not be surprised if either or both turned up at some point. And for the many asking about the start time of the show it’s worth noting there have been no issues in that area for Axl either with AC/DC or last night. Let’s hope this keeps on this path. It’s great for rock to have these guys doing their thing again and bringing our music into stadiums.
Saw Tom Keifer last night in NJ. I give Tom major credit. When so many artists try and sell you five bands in a year, Tom has worked with and stayed with his solo album for about 3 years now. It’s great to see how committed he is to this album, band and tour. He is really building something and sounds as good as ever. I also give him major props for keeping it real. So many bands today are running recorded tracks to supplement their live sound. With Tom’s past vocal issues it would almost be understandable if he did. But he has an amazing band and backing singers that do it live and real the way rock should be. Great stuff and plenty of Cinderella tunes in the set.
Saw Whitesnake as well this past week with Whitford/St Holmes opening. Both bands turned in strong sets. For those that were unhappy with Coverdale doing Deep Purple this tour is for you. All Whitesnake hits and no Purple at all. Spent lots of time talking with Derek and Brad after the show. They are very committed to Whitford/St Holmes and plan to keep it going around any upcoming stuff with Aerosmith and Ted Nugent. Derek can still sing his ass off! Also cool to see my good friend Brent Fitz of Slash’s band now on drums with them since Troy Lucketta is busy with Tesla.
All new podcast for the week now up with Jamey Jasta. Don’t miss this podcast exclusive interview where Jamey and I discuss music and more. Free on Itunes and www.podcastone.com as usual.
My FM show Eddie Trunk Rocks debuts tonight 11P ET on Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston. Both stations stream free. Rudy Schenker is the guest. Huge welcome to 98 The Rock in KC who starts airing the show 9P this Sunday!
Live SiriusXM show this Monday 6-10P ET channel 39. In studio guests are The Dead Daisy’s (John Corabi, Doug Aldrich, Brian Tichy) and DGeneration (Danny & Jesse)
Seeing Soul Asylum tonight in NJ at The Wellmont. One of my all time favorite non metal acts. Have a good weekend. More on Twitter @EddieTrunk
Whitford/St. Holmes play anything from when Derek formed St. Paradise? What a cool album that was.