Getting ready to head to Vail CO for the first time to shoot a new episode of my AXS TV series TrunkFest. Season 2 will debut next Summer, but getting shows done already and this will be my first in a Winter setting. Should be an adventure for sure!
My new podcast posting this Thursday is my recent interview with Tobias Forge of Ghost. Free as always via Itunes or www.PodcastOne.com . Lot of reaction to this one!
My year end theme shows for my FM / syndicated show kick off this weekend. First up the all Van Halen show! 3 hours of all VH all eras. Debuts this Friday 11P ET on Q104.3 NYC and all affiliates over the weekend. Remember most stations including Q104.3 stream free also! Then it’s Kiss, Rush and Maiden the next 3 weeks!
Marty Friedman of Megadeth is my guest tomorrow on SiriusXM 106, Thursday the R&R HOF class is announced. Listen live 2-4P ET, replay 9-11P ET, On Demand SiriusXM app.
My top 3 albums of 2018 in no order: The Struts “Young & Dangerous”, Slash feat Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators “Living The Dream”, Halestorm “Vicious”
TrunkNation is off to a huge week on SiriusXM Volume 106. Yesterday Tobias Forge of Ghost (as Tobias Forge!) was in studio for a very revealing interview. Interesting guy with a real vision having some real success in rock. Great meeting him and appreciate him coming in. Today I did my official R&R HOF ballot on air with my audience. My final votes for 2019 were Def Leppard, Rage Against The Machine, Todd Rundgren, MC5, and The Cure. Tomorrow Ace Frehley calls in, Thursday the next Trunk Top 20 on Queen. Friday you call in with your top 20 Queen songs. It all happens live 2-4P ET on channel 106, replays 9-11P ET, and past shows On Demand on the SiriusXM app.
New podcast this Thursday is Jake E Lee.
FM/syndicated year end specials are now set and start weekend of 12/14. This year it will be 12/14 all Van Halen, 12/21 Kissmass (all Kiss), 12/28 all Rush, 1/4 all Iron Maiden.
I’ll be in Tulsa this weekend hosting LA Guns & Junkyard at IDL Saturday. See you there if in the area.
If ordering signed copies of my books please note ONLY VOL 2 is currently available.
Thanks to all who joined me last week in LA at The Rainbow for the latest LA Invasion show on Volume. Special thanks to guests Dave Mustaine, Richie Kotzen and Mike Portnoy.
Sorry for the late update here, busy as usual with lots of stuff, which is why I always say to follow on Twitter for up to the second news. Had some great recent interviews with Nuno Bettemcourt and Jake E Lee on the Volume show. Grab them On Demand if you missed them.
The Mexico trip with Purple was a great experience. 4 shows ended up being cancelled including the last 2 in Merida and Cancun. I honestly have no idea why and sorry for those that were inconvenienced. I was simply the host on this tour, I had nothing to do with it beyond that. It was awesome to spend time with the band and so many fans. My new podcast posting Thursday will be with Ian Gillan from the tour in Mexico!
Upcoming TrunkNation schedule on SiriusXM 106 Volume 106 live daily 2-4P ET, replay 9-11P ET: This Thursday LIVE FROM THE RAINBOW IN LA! Major guest TBA. Past guests have included Slash, John 5, Tom Morello, John 5, Steve Vai, Sebastian Bach, Joe Perry and more. If in LA come join me at the Rainbow. it is FREE. no ticket needed. Please note on the Rainbow remotes the live show from the Rainbow is 6-8P PT/9-11P ET. All other days live show is 2-4P ET daily! This Friday Steve Lukather in studio from LA. Monday 12/3 Tobias Forge of Ghost in studio. 12/4 you help me vote on a real R&R HOF ballot! 12/6 the next Trunk Top 20 on Queen. 12/7 your Queen top 20’s! Don’t miss any of the rock action daily on TrunkNation on Volume and hope to see you Thursday night if in LA!
Greetings from Mexico City. Hope you’ve been able to follow my Mexican adventures via Twitter and Instagram where I am posting as things happen. Show 4 of the Deep Purple / In Flames tour was the biggest yet last night at an arena in Mexico City. Great crowd and both bands sound amazing. Honestly, it is incredible how great DP still sound at this age. Really no reason for them to stop and depending on who you ask that is or isn’t going to happen soon. It’s been an honor to host these shows. The band has been letting me intro them, something they told me they never let anyone do. And by intro I mean truly intro! I bring each member out as they start Highway Star behind me! Just insane!! All the guys and their crew have been great to me. The show on Tuesday in Merida has been cancelled. So the last show is now this Saturday in Cancun. I’ll be flying there tomorrow with the band for an extended holiday stay, final gig Saturday, home next Sunday. More on my social media as we go and here when I can.
I’m going to be doing a TrunkNation mailbag show likely this Friday for my SiriusXM Volume show. So send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll maybe answer it on air about anything you want in rock. Put “Mailbag” in subject and include your name and city. Remember SiriusXM is once again free to all for a limited time. So inactive radios are now on, or listen free online or with the app. I’m back live on Volume on Tuesday with Jake E Lee as my guest, Wednesday hopefully Roger Glover and or Don Airey,
New podcast this Thursday will be with Steve and Mark of Kix talking 30th of Blow My Fuse.
Visited a place called the Kiss Lounge here in Mexico City last night. Enuff Z Nuff played and I swung by after the DP show. The most amazing Kiss collection I have ever seen and a very cool bar as well. Thanks to Kiko for the hospitality and to all I met. If a Kiss fan a MUST place to see if you are in this area. Never saw more memorabilia in my life on the band!
Next TrunkNation LA Invasion broadcast from the Rainbow in LA looks set for 11/29. As usual FREE and from 6-8P Pacific. Come down and be live in SiriusXM Volume! I’ll confirm more on this soon.
Happy Thanksgiving week to all in the U.S.!
Greetings from Guadalajara Mexico! Show 4 of the Deep Purple tour is here tomorrow night. So far this experience has been a blast. SO many amazing fans I have met in Mexico, and still over a week and a half to go! Can’t believe how many are having me sign books as well. So cool! Also if you are listening to my live daily show 0n SiriusXM Volume (2-4 & 9-11P ET on 106) you have already heard Ian Gillan and Steve Morse on Monday, and Ian Paice on today. Great to talk to all of them and hope to have Roger Glover and Don Airey on before the tour concludes, as well as Anders from opening act In Flames. Tomorrow Marty Friedman will join me live from Japan, Tuesday Jake E Lee is my guest. All LIVE on Volume daily for TrunkNation! Remember all interviews and shows On Demand as well on the SiriusXM app. Please note due to travel the Volume show this Friday and Monday will likely be Best Ofs.
New podcast tomorrow with Mike Inez and Dave Mustaine. FM/syndicated show this weekend all new as well.
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Greetings from San Louis Potosi Mexico. Tonight is show 2 of the Deep Purple tour here that I have been honored to be asked to host. It has been amazing being on this tour already and 2 more weeks to go. I have met SO many amazing Mexican fans and taken many many pictures. Last night Ian Gillan was nice enough to invite me to an amazing dinner. I sat with Ian 4 hours eating, drinking and hearing stories from a true rock legend. Soaked it up like a sponge! All the Purple guys have been great so far and sound amazing, and In Flames opening is different but working well actually. Cool guys also. I have also been flying to come cities private with Purple, but will also be driving to a few due to differences in our schedules (I have to do radio most weekdays). But so far so good early on and promoter George Santos and his crew assigned to me (Julio and Fidel) have been great! And don’t forget my daily SiriusXM show will still be live most days 2-4P ET on 106 (no Hair Nation show on Monday for a few weeks). So listen then or to the replay and follow all the action as well. Purple members will be on soon also. More via Twitter @ EddieTrunk . Updates here when I can. Also if you are in Mexico and coming to these shows I usually do a free meet & greet by merch in the lobby’s around 8P for 45 minutes or so.