7/30: METALLICA TOP 20 LIST, LARS ULRICH CALLS IN TO TRUNK NATION, DEE SNIDER SPECIAL TUES 4P ET.

What a blast doing the latest Trunk Top 20 so far this week on Metallica! And HUGE thanks to Lars Ulrich who called in to Trunk Nation and got involved with some great comments. I’ve always said one of the many things I love about Metallica is they never forgot what it is to be a fan despite being one of the biggest bands in the world. Great lists from many and that continues today and I suspect tomorrow. Here is my Metallica Top 20 (it was not easy as most of these aren’t!):

1: Master Of Puppets (puppets)

2: One (justice)

3: For Whom The Bell Tolls (Ride)

4: Battery (puppets)

5: Seek & Destroy (Kill Em)

6: Creeping Death (Ride)

7: Disposable Heroes (Puppets)

8: Fade To Black (Ride)

9: Blackened (Justice)

10: The Thing That Should Not Be (Puppets)

11: Fight Fire With Fire (Ride)

12: Ride The Lightning (Ride)

13: Welcome Home Sanitarium (Puppets)

14: The Unforgiven (Black)

15: The Four Horsemen (Kill Em)

16: And Justice For All (Justice)

17: Broken Beat & Scarred (Death Magnetic)

18: Now That Were Dead (Hardwired)

19: Sad But True (Black)

20: Hardwired (Hardwired)

The above show is now On Demand on the SiriusXM app along with the Lars Ulrich interview. The interview will also replay this Sat & Sun over the air 8-10P ET on 106.

All new podcast exclusive interview now up with Steve Gorman! Former and original member of The Black Crowes! This interview only heard on my podcast, so grab it now free www.podcastone.com, Apple Podcasts or Spotify!

I’ll be hosting a special hour with Dee Snider airing next Tues at 4P ET on Trunk Nation SiriusXM Volume 106!

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GODSMACK’S SULLY ERNA HOSTS “LIVE FROM THE LIVING ROOM” MARATHON FUNDRAISER IN SUPPORT OF SCARS FOUNDATION

Sully Erna of Godsmack has gathered some of rock’s top voices for his Live From the Living Room marathon fundraiser to benefit The Scars Foundation, which he founded. Click here for more info. The August 6th benefit will stream on his YouTube channel and the Foundation’s Facebook page at 8:00 PM (ET)/5:00 PM (PT) and will feature special sets from Godsmack special and Sully solo (accompanied by Chris Lester and Máiréad Nesbitt), plus performances from Aaron Lewis (Staind), Brent & Zach Of Shinedown, Papa Roach, Mike & Adam Of Saint Asonia, Nuno Bettencourt and Clint Lowery (Sevendust).
“I had always looked for ways to give back and help others in some way after reaching certain levels of success in my life,” Sully Erna says. “But I could never really figure out where to dedicate my time and attention and what was important to me, or where I even had experience to offer.” 
“One day I started thinking about my own life and being a survivor of such an extremely rough inner city and that’s where all my experience was.  It was all the battle wounds and scars I’ve carried that made me stronger and made me the man I am today.  Instead of being ashamed of my imperfections, or hiding from them, I learned how to embrace them and grow from those experiences.  I want to share that with people and lend my stories, my experiences, and my theories on how you can overcome challenging times rather than letting them ruin your life. 
And that’s why the Scars Foundation is so important to me.  It’s personal.  It’s my life.  And it’s important that people who struggle with these mental health issues and ‘imperfections’ or ‘Scars’ as we call them, learn how to embrace them, and show them to the world loudly and proudly!  I hope the work we do with TSF inspires people to come forward and share their stories so that those stories inspire more people to come forward and break the silence and internal struggles.  Just remember you’re not alone.  And we’re all imperfectly perfect.  Just the way we’re supposed to be.”
Beyond the livestream (which will feature a live ticker displaying how much money is being raised throughout the event), a 10-day auction will advance the event with a variety of Godsmack instruments (listed below); bids can be placed here. Proceeds from the live event and auction will benefit The Scars Foundation. All donations made through The Scars Foundation efforts will go to benefit those programs with a proven track record of effectiveness in addressing mental health issues.
Auction items include:  

Four guitars, signed by all the members of Godsmack: 
* Takamine 12 string (Blonde): Used to record Avalon and during the Avalon touring cycle 
*Takamine 12 string (Red): Used to record Godsmack’s song Serenity as well as on several Godsmack tours and TV appearances. 
* Takamine Tube 6 string (Big Body): Used to record Sully Erna’s My Light and seen on the Journey To Avalon video 
* Takamine 6 string Cutaway Sully Erna solo live guitar on Hometown Life tour. Also used to record A Different Kind Of Tears and Don’t Comfort Me 
* A custom drum kit: Five Piece Green Yamaha Maple Custom Drum set Sully used to record the 2001 Godsmack album Awake featuring iconic songs such as Greed, Bad Magick and Awake  
The Scars Foundation has been established by Sully Erna and Godsmack to help raise awareness of the mental health issues that so many are faced with today.
Recent The Scars Foundation beneficiaries include:

Thrive Boxing: Scholarships for at risk youth boxing program in New Hampshire 

Winter Polish Open Championships: Swimming Championships for the Disabled 2019

GUITARS4VETS: The Scars Foundation is providing a mental health toolkit for all the veterans that participate in all 110 locations 

Partnerships:

Best BuySchool of Rock Services: During the month of May/ Mental Health Awareness Month and June/ PTSD Awareness Month, The Scars Foundation provided 12 hours per week for both months of free counseling with master’s level therapists to our Scars Foundation Facebook Group (over 3200 members)
For more information on The Scars Foundation, please visit:

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SLADE TO RELEASE “CUM ON FEEL THE HITZ ON SEPTEMBER 25th

On September 25th 2020 BMG proudly release Slade’s Cum On Feel The Hitz, a superlative and comprehensive collection of Slade singles from 1970 to 1991. Cum On Feel The Hitz  is released as a  single CD and single LP collection: the CD comprises of 43 singles, while the double vinyl features 24 singles, In addition, there will be a 1LP and 1CD version available for North America exclusively. To purchase go to slade.lnk.to/bestofPR.
Cum On Feel The Hitz includes all six of their UK Number one singles: Coz I Luv You, Take Me Bak ‘Ome, Mama Weer All Crazee Now, Cum On Feel The Noize, Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me and Merry Xmas Everybody  and a total of 16 Top 10 singles.
The affection for Slade’s music and attitude remains undimmed today, as 1973’s Merry Christmas Everybody has gone on to become Britain’s best loved Christmas song.
Formed in Wolverhampton in 1966, Slade’s chart career spanned three decades. Slade were unstoppable throughout the seventies becoming one of Europe’s biggest bands, releasing 6 smash hit albums, including three No-1’s, and their hit singles are synonymous with the era. The sensational songwriting partnership of Noddy Holder and Jim Lea provided a soundtrack to the Glam Generation and with a run of 17 consecutive Top 20 singles between 1971 and 1976, no other act of the period experienced such success.
In the eighties Slade enjoyed a renaissance, buoyed by a spectacular appearance at the Reading Festival in 1980, their hits included My oh My , which reached number two in 1983 and a year later with Run Runaway, cementing their legacy as one of the UK’s greatest bands.
The iconic Slade are one of the most exciting bands to ever come out of Great Britain and this collection serves as testament to the high quality of Slade’s unique and distinctive talent. 
I love Slade..They wrote the catchiest songs around.” 
Alice Cooper
“Noddy Holder’s got one of the greatest voices in rock ever” 
Ozzy Osbourne
Cum On Feel The Hitz track listing:

CD1:                                                                                        

1.         Cum On Feel The Noize                                 
2.         Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me                                                                    
3.         Mama Weer All Crazee Now                          
4.         Coz I Luv You                                     
5.         Take Me Bak ‘Ome
6          Gudbuy T’Jane                                               
7          My Friend Stan                                               
8          Far Far Away                          
9          My Oh My                                                       
10        Everyday                                                         
11        The Bangin’ Man                                            
12        Look Wot You Dun                                         
13        Thanks For The Memory                                
14        Run Runaway                                     
15        We’ll Bring The House Down             
16        In For A Penny                                                
17        Let’s Call It Quits                                            
18        How Does It Feel                                            
19        All Join Hands                                     
20        Get Down And Get With It      
21        Radio Wall Of Sound  

CD2:

1          Lock Up Your Daughters                                
2          My Baby Left Me: That’s Alright                     
3          Gypsy Roadhog                                              
4          (And Now the Waltz) C’est La Vie 
5          Myzsterious Mizster Jones 
6          Ruby Red 
7          Do You Believe In Miracles 
8          Wheels Ain’t Coming Down 
9          7 Year Bitch 
10        Still The Same 
11        The Shape Of Things To Come 
12        Know Who You Are 
13        Nobody’s Fool 
14        Burning In The Heat Of Love 
15        Give Us a Goal 
16        Ginny Ginny 
17        Sign Of The Times 
18        Knuckle Sandwich Nancy 
19        Ooh La La in L.A 
20        That’s What Friends Are For 
21        We Won’t Give In 
22        Merry Xmas Everybody
2LP version:

Side A:

1. Get Down And Get With It  
2. Coz I Luv You 
3. Look Wot You Dun 
4. Take Me Bak ‘Ome’
5. Mama Weer All Crazee Now 
6. Gudbuy T’Jane 

Side B:

1. Cum On Feel the Noize
2.  Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me   
3. My Friend Stan 
4. Everyday 
5. The Bangin’ Man   
6.Far Far Away

Side C:

1. How Does It Feel  
2. Thanks For The Memory  
3. In For A Penny  
4. Let’s Call It Quits     
5. We’ll Bring The House Down
6. Lock Up Your Daughters  

Side D:

1. My Oh My 
2. Run Runaway
3. All Join Hands 
4. Myzsterious Mizster Jones 
5.  Radio Wall Of Sound
6. Merry Xmas Everybody
The full Slade catalogue received a global digital release across all Digital Service providers on April 12th, 2019.

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ACE FREHLEY TO RELEASE “ORIGINS VOL.2” ON SEPTEMBER 18TH, STREAMS FIRST COVER, DEEP PURPLE’S “SPACE TRUCKIN'”

Founding KISS guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame member Ace Frehley announces the release of Origins Vol. 2, his highly-anticipated second collection of eleven rock n’ roll covers, due out on September 18th. Today (July 28th), he also releases the first single, a flawless cover of Deep Purple’s 1972 hit, Space Truckin’ available now on all streaming platforms, and as an official music video. Listen to the song here.
Recorded at The Creation Lab in Turlock, CA, Frehley recorded guitar, bass, and vocals on Space Truckin’ with long-time studio drummer Matt Star and keyboard player Rob Sabino (Peter Frampton,  Simon & Garfunkel). 
Ace offers,”Space Truckin’ was recorded years ago, and then I just re-recorded some parts and changed it a little. We never ended up putting it on a record, so it was just sitting around. It turned out very well. Rob Sabino is a very accomplished studio musician, and we actually grew up in the Bronx together, so we go way back.”
Frehley has also re-signed with eOne for more new releases, which extends his original deal signed in 2013. During his tenure, he has released three albums worth of new material, Origins Vol. 2 is the fourth. A new studio album is planned for 2021 with two additional releases to follow
eOne’s Scott Givens, SVP, Rock & Metal, Music says, I am thrilled to extend our partnership with Ace Frehley.  He is a core artist for eOne and I look forward to more continued success with him.” 
eOne’s Ken Gullic, VP, Sales & Acquisitions, Music, offers, “We were warned, before our first meeting with Ace in 2014, that he’d never deliver an album or get on the plane for that very meeting. He showed up with an early version of Steve Miller’s The Joker in hand and then cranked out eleven brand new songs at lightning speed for his first top 10 solo album ever, Space Invader, just in time for his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction as a KISS member in 2014. With nine albums into his vibrant solo career, one that clearly stands on its own, it’s time for Ace to be considered as a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted solo performer too.”
Frehley continues his reflections on a lifetime in music with this release of Origins Vol. 2. No stranger to cover versions throughout his musical history — having recorded, rebranded and repossessed such notable nuggets as New York Groove, Do Ya and I Wanna Go Back throughout his eight previous studio efforts — this new collection presents a thoughtful and exciting selection of songs that inspired and helped shape the legendary guitarist. That spirit of fun is carried through with exquisite execution, and guitar aficionados will enjoy Frehley’s fresh interpretations of these classic songs.
Origins Vol 2. features some extraordinary guests, including Robin Zander of Cheap Trick on Humble Pie’s 30 Days In The Hole, and former KISS comrade Bruce Kulick on Jimi Hendrix’s Manic DepressionOrigins Vol.1 alumnus John5 also returns, playing on Cream’s Politician, and The Beatles’ I’m Down. Finally, the exquisite Lita Ford returns on vocals, this time on The Rolling Stones’ 1968 hit Jumpin’ Jack Flash. Full tracklisting below.
Track List:

1. Good Times Bad Times (Led Zeppelin)
2. Never In My Life (Mountain)
3. Space Truckin’ (Deep Purple)
4. I’m Down (The Beatles)
5. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (The Rolling Stones) 
6. Politician (Cream) 
7. Lola (The Kinks)
8. 30 Days In The Hole (Humble Pie)
9. Manic Depression (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
10. Kicks (Paul Revere & the Raiders)
11. We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (The Animals)
12. She (KISS) [Bonus Track]
Pre-orders are available today at acefrehleyorigins.com — which includes an exclusive 180g Opaque Gold Double LP variant (limited to 1000 copies + download card).
Origins Vol. 2 will be the followup to 2016’s Origins Vol. 1, which hit #23 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, and was his second highest-charting solo album and his 4th Top 40 album. 
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FORMER SILVERTIDE GUITARIST NICK PERRI, AND HIS BAND, THE UNDERGROUND THIEVES ANNOUNCE LIVE STREAM ALBUM RELEASE SHOW

Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves, a Philadelphia-based rock band led by artist/songwriter/producer Nick Perri, announced a live-stream album release show at the Ardmore Music Hall today. The full band, full production concert will take place the day the group’s anticipated debut album Sun Via will be released on August 14th. 

Ardmore Music Hall is one of the first venues in the country to produce live audience-free concerts available for streaming during the pandemic. 

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Ardmore and Nugs.TV to bring our full stage show to fans anywhere in the world via live-stream,” said Perri. “Especially in a time like this, I think music plays an important role in uniting and up-lifting.”

The webcast will be free, but tips & donations are welcome. All tips will be split between the band and Ardmore Music Hall staff. Everyone who makes a contribution by 8/13 will be entered to win a $40 Ardmore Music Hall merchandise voucher. VIP Virtual Meet & Greet packages are available as well as “Virtual Front Row Access” via Zoom. More information here: ardmoremusichall.com/fanparty.

– Where To Watch: ✔️ Ardmore Music Hall’s Facebook Live ✔️ Ardmore Music Hall’s Youtube ✔️ Nugs.net

Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves consists of Perri on lead vocals and guitar, singers/songwriters Anthony and Michael Montesano, bassist Brian Weaver, keyboardist Justin DiFebbo, and drummer Zil Fessler, all of whom originate from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Recorded and produced by Perri, Sun Via is comprised of 10 original songs—a cohesive mix of rock-, alternative-, Americana-, and psychedelia-infused tracks. The album is available now for pre-order no on Vinyl, CD, and digital here: linktr.ee/nickperri.

The album’s opening track and first single, Feeling Good (see Perri performing the song from home here), which is currently rising up rock radio charts, has already begun earning praise from the band’s music industry contemporaries, including Greta Van Fleet’s Danny Wagner, Blackberry Smoke’s Charlie Starr, and Gibson’s Director of Brand Experience, Mark Agnesi. 

To learn more about Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves and sign up for the band’s mailing list, visit nickperrimusic.com.

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7/27: METALLICA TOP 20 DEBUTS TOMORROW, STEVE GORMAN FORMERLY OF BLACK CROWES EXCLUSIVE!

Back from a week off from radio and ready to kick into Metallica mania! The next Trunk Nation Top 20 debuts on my SiriusXM radio show on 106 tomorrow 2-4 and 10-Mid ET featuring the 20 all time greatest Metallica songs. Then Wed 2P ET you call in your 20 live on air. And I suspect this will go for much of the week. Tune in and get involved if you have SiriusXM!

New podcast this Thursday is a podcast exclusive! All new and the only place to hear an in depth interview with original Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman about his phenomenal new book on the band and more. Free and posting Thurs on www.PodcastOne.com , Apple or Spotify!

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