Hope everyone had a great 4th. I spent it with family, BBQ, Fireworks, all the good stuff. Was super hot in NJ but that’s usually the case with the 4th. I will be LIVE tonight at 11P ET on Q104.3 NYC. Outside NYC area listen via www.q1043.com or with the free Iheartradio app. Also be live Monday for SiriusXM show 6-10P ET on Channel 39 Trunk Nation. Guitarist Kiko Loureiro will be stopping in and we may also have a call in from Tracii Guns. Be sure to follow on Twitter @EddieTrunk for last second updates.


ALL NEW That Metal Show with Tom Keifer, Rob Zombie, John 5 and Richie Kotzen tomorrow at 11/10C on VH1 Classic. Great response to this new season and I appreciate that. Also, many comments pro and con about our new set, which is funny to me because it’s truly the last thing I think about or worry about with the show. I appreciate the passion, but the network can put us on milk crates on the street and I’d be okay with it, AS LONG AS WE ARE DOING THEM! I mean look at the 3 of us, you really think we worry about the cosmetic? haha!


Congrats to Queensryche on the strong first week sales on their new album. TMS has presented both sides of the Ryche fallout between last season and this season, now it’s all up to the fans to decide what they like more, or perhaps you like both? In either case all good as all opinions are valid. I love the comments on this site on all our news and postings. All are welcome however blatant hate will not be accepted on the site. Also for those asking for more time for Scott & Todd in that episode the truth is we have covered the Ryche world extensively by TV standards. They were the lead guests in the episode and split equal time with Mustaine. I also did extensive interviews with them on my radio shows where I have much more time. VH1 makes all the calls on editing and what’s what, but we do the best we can with the time we have in TV world. Trust me, if it was up to me I’d do an hour straight interview each week with every guest and nothing more, but it is not. That’s why my radio shows can be so much more in depth because I 100% control that.


I should have all the dates for my coming book tour in Sept. VOL 2 is out 9/24, pre orders now at Amazon. And yes signed copies of book 1 are still available direct from me, just hit the Books tab under Media on the site. Unsigned copies anywhere books are sold. I’ll announce all bands in Book 2 here very soon.


Enjoy the weekend everyone!

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  • Todd on

    Agreed that “Origins” is a great new segment. Having john 5 and Kotzen in the same show is also definitely a plus. What’s the latest on the Jon Sykes Album Eddie, get on him!

  • Ryan B. on

    Agree with both comments above…..probably best show of the year, and Origins is probably best new segment until there is some sort of segment where Jen is in a bikini. The only thing I didn’t understand (being a big fan of the Dead) is why a Deadhead would be arguing with anyone about Jimi Hendrix’s awesomeness. That just didn’t compute when Dee said that. The Dead were contemporaries and fans of Hendrix and no Dead fan I’ve ever met has issues with Jimi. I wasn’t there, though, so I’ll trust what Dee had to say.

  • Scott Rathbun on

    Eddie Trunk,

    Saw above about Queensryche and the new album with Todd LaTorre is excellent. I heard the discussion last Monday on Trunk Nation about Geoff Tate and tried to call in, but it was late in the call in segment. The Geoff Tate show with Operation Mindcrime was fantastic and he sounded great. My son thought he sounded just like he did on the original album or CD (18 year olds don’t know albums or records). Chemistry of the band was real good and they all seemed to have a good time playing.

    Also, I saw the Todd LaTorre version a few month back at the Wolf’s Den at Mohegan Sun and they were equally great and also had great chemistry. Both were excellent shows.

  • Markus kohn on

    Last season you bumped members of Cheap trick and you said that next season ..well it did not happen. You nod to give the hardest working band in America some props….

    • Eddie on

      Rick WAS on TMS. The other guys were offered. As always it comes down to SCHEDULE. And management did not want them on because they had a show later that night.

  • Chris on


    You’ve gotta dig out those old Angra albums. I’d love to see power metal get a bigger following in the U.S, but it seems to have been corrupted by the DragonForce and “euro metal” image. Meanwhile great bands like Angra go unnoticed…

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