Shocking sad tragic news today with the announcement that Neil Peart has passed away. Like most I have been a lifelong Rush fan and been lucky throughout my career to do many interviews with the guys. But only once with Neil and it was for a TV shoot for VH1 Classic back in 2006. It’s amazing because over the years so many have asked me about that interview because Neil did so few for TV one on one. It’s something I’ve always felt so lucky and grateful to have done and it couldn’t have been a better day. He was such a grounded, nice, wonderful guy above and beyond the incredibly brilliant drummer and writer he also was. Like many I held out hope maybe one day we would hear him play again having no idea what he was battling. Neil, and the entire Rush family and management have endured some really sad losses over the decades, made even sadder by the fact that they are all such nice people. My recent all Rush holiday special is re airing tonight on Q104.3 NYC and streaming on the free IHeartRadio app 11P-2A ET. My next live show on SiriusXM Volume 106 on Monday 2-4P ET will be dedicated to talking about Neil with some guests calling in. Condolences to his family, friends, many fans, Geddy & Alex, and the entire Rush office. RIP Neil Peart. We will never see the likes of him again.
The next TrunkNation LA Invasion and the first of 2020 is set for next Thursday Jan 16th! As usual it will be live on SiriusXM 106 Volume from the patio at the Rainbow in LA 7-9P Pacific. It will then replay Friday 2-4 and 10-Mid ET on 106 and also be on the SiriusXM app. My guests will include Joe Satriani and more TBA and as usual admission to attend if in LA is free! No ticket or guest list needed, just come by if in town. Hope to see everyone for the first Invasion show of 2020.
My new podcast for this Thursday features and interview with Megaforce Records founder (and my old boss!) Jon Z. Jon talks about his new book and his many discoveries in metal. Free as always www.podcastone.com and Apple Podcasts.
Back to the regular format this weekend for my FM show. Joe Elliott talks Stadium tour and more. On all affiliates usual dates and times.
Happy 2020 all!
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2020. A sincere thanks to you all for your continued support. Live radio shows resume Thursday 2P ET on 106 Volume on SiriusXM. One last year end special on the FM show this weekend which will be all Black Sabbath. New podcast this Thursday with Joe Elliott of Def Leppard. Have a good one!
My 3rd of my 4 year end specials for my FM/sydicated show Eddie Trunk Rocks debuts tonight. It’s the Merry Maiden special! 3 hours of all Maiden music! Kicks off 11P ET on Q104.3 NYC and streaming free on the IHeartRadio app. Just dial up Q104.3, NYC, Classic Rock. Show airs on all affiliates over the weekend usual day and time. Full list on the site under Live and On The Air. Enjoy!
Just a quick note to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and happy holidays and thanks as always for your support! Also a happy Hanukkah to those that celebrate. I will be live this week Thur & Fri for TrunkNation on SiriusXM 106 Volume 2-4P ET, replay 10-Mid ET or On Demand SiriusXM app. Tomorrow is a replay of my recent Holiday Invasion special from LA in those time slots. Video of which was just added to the app.
This weekend is my 3rd year end special of all Iron Maiden. Debuts 11P ET on Q104.3 NYC and streaming free with the iHeartRadio app. On all affiliates over the weekend.
New podcast this Thursday with Frank Hannon of Tesla.
Have a great one!
Some upcoming stuff for my daily show TrunkNation on SiriusXM 106 Volume:
12/19: the top 30 grossing artists of the last decade
12/20: Joe Elliott of Def Leppard joins me live
12/23: I fill out my official R&R HOF ballot live on air. Voice your opinion for a REAL vote for the HOF!
11/24: Special all mailbag show.
11/26 & 27: Live with all your calls
11/30: Your album and concerts of the year and decade.
ALL SHOWS LIVE 2-4P EST AND REPLAY 10-MID ET AND ON DEMAND ON THE SIRIUSXM APP.
Also my FM syndicated show this weekend is the all Kiss special. Debuts 11P ET on Q104.3 NYC and streaming free with the IHeartRadio app. Also on all affiliates over the weekend.
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