Tragic week in the world of rock with the deaths of Dusty Hill of ZZ Top, Mike Howe of Metal Church and former Slipknot drummer and founding member Joey Jordison. We don’t know all the details about the passing of these great musicians, but they will be missed by their friends, family and fans. I did not know Dusty. I do know Billy Gibbons fairly well. He has been a regular on my shows and we were in touch this afternoon. I posted more on what he was okay with me sharing with fans on my Twitter earlier. ZZ was amazing in that they are without a doubt the longest running band ever with never a lineup change. Billy confirmed the band will continue with Ellwood (who was subbing for Dusty) on bass. I met Joey a few times, including once when he was making a Murder Dolls album in studio. Knew him but not well. Mainly because of TMS and Don & Jim being close with him and his family. But was always a cool guy and fun to talk to and a great sense of humor. Same with Mike, knew him to say hello to, but not well. Many were thrilled he was back in MC as the albums they made with him were great. Condolences to all impacted by the death of these 3 great artists.
Tomorrow on TrunkNation and all new producer interview special with Max Norman. Amazing stuff on the Ozzy albums, plus Loudness, Lynch Mob, Y&T, Megadeth and more. Don’t miss it. 2-4 and 10-Mid ET SiriusXM Volume 106 or SiriusXM app. Also On Demand on the app tomorrow after first airing like every show. Back live Friday with your calls and Riki Rachtman calling in for the 40th of MTV.
New podcast tomorrow with Steve Whiteman of Kix. Current podcast with Kiss doc director DJ Viola.
This Saturday I’m in Ft Wayne IN hosting Warrant and Eric Martin at Sweetwater Pavilion. Come on out.
Thanks to all for a great early birthday party and send off to IDL in Tulsa. I’ll be back for Rocklahoma soon!
Hope everyone had a great weekend. Doing my best to update here as much as I can, but the schedule is crazy again and most updates on Twitter and IG, so please follow!
This week’s guests on Volume include Jay Buchanan or Rival Sons tomorrow, Dee Snider Thursday and likely a member of Stone Temple Pilots this week as well. Listen live daily 2-4P ET on SiriusXM 106 Volume, replays 10-Mid ET, anytime on the app with audio and video! Including recent interviews with Alex Lifeson of Rush and Anthrax!
New podcasts. Now Alex Lifeson, this Thursday KissTory A&E director DJ Viola, next Thurs Lita Ford and Steve Whiteman. Free anywhere you get podcasts.
This Saturday I’m in Tulsa for the final IDL Ballroom show (and an early birthday party for me!) with Sebastian Bach and Stephen Pearcy. Come out if in the area! Next Sat July 30th in Ft Wayne IN with Warrant and Eric Martin at Sweetwater.
RIP Jeff LaBar and Gary Corbett. Two friends and outstanding musicians. Condolences to family, friends and fans.
Sorry for the lack of updates here. Super busy as normal life returns! Been on the road in Houston, Vegas, Tulsa, and OKC. Great to have shows back. More coming as I host M3 this weekend, then 7/7 Parker CO, 7/11 Corning CA. All appearances on home page!
All American 4th of July special this weekend for my syndicated/FM show.
On the daily TrunkNation on Volume SiriusXM 106 I will be joined by Alex Lifeson of Rush tomorrow! Live 2-4P ET.
Podcast this week features Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top!
Tons going on. Please follow on Twitter! Thanks.
Sorry for lack of updates, super busy as things start up. Please be sure to follow on Twitter, IG and FB fan page for daily updates and info.
On the radio front a new special with Lzzy Hale and Amy Lee debuts tomorrow 2P ET on SiriusXM Volume 106. It will also air tomorrow 10P ET, Sat & Sun 8P ET along with the recent Mike Levine (Triumph) interview. As usual everything is on the SiriusXM app. TrunkNation guests next week: Wolfgang VH Monday, Taylor Momsen Tues, Chris Robinson (Black Crowes) Wed, Caleb Johnson Thrs. All shows live 2-4P ET and replay 10-Mid ET on 106 or SiriusXM app.
New podcast now up with Marty Friedman and KK Downing. Free on all podcast platforms.
My schedule on the road is about to get busy! Check all appearances on the home page. And remember my speaking show 6/18 from McKinney TX is also being offered as a live stream. Grab an in person or streaming ticket now!
Great to have some appearances coming back! Can’t wait to see everyone on the road. Please check the home page for all dates and ticket links. Just a note on June 18th in McKinney TX. The price of the in person ticket includes free beer! And for the first time ever I will be doing a live stream of my speaking / Q&A show that night! So anywhere you are you can join via the stream. I’ll share rock stories, Q&A, rare photos, and of course Stump The Trunk! Hope you join in person or virtual. Get your tix now! All the other dates are mostly me hosting the events.
Tomorrow on TrunkNation I will world premiere the first new Faster Pussycat song in 15 years with Taime joining me. Also Tracii Guns and Michael Sweet join me to talk Sunbomb. This week’s guests earlier in the week included Marty Friedman, Rick Allen of Def Lep, Lanny Cordola, and Charlie Benante. All now on the SiriusXM app with audio and video. Listen live daily on SiriusXM 106 2-4P ET, replays 10-Mid ET.
New podcast tomorrow with Rick Allen and Nancy Wilson of Heart. Free worldwide!
Psyched to announce many coming new appearances on my schedule. Can’t wait to get out there and see everyone again. It all kicks off with an event announced today. My next Q&A / speaking show June 18th at The Guitar Sanctuary in McKinney TX. I’ve done this room before and it’s a great spot and always a great crowd! And like last time this show will include FREE BEER and wine coolers courtesy of Tupps Brewery. How can you beat that? Plus I’ll be bringing my That Metal Show scrap book with some never seen photos and maybe videos from TMS archives! And if you aren’t in the Dallas area this time around a live streaming ticket will be offered! So please join me virtually or hopefully in person if in the area. Should be a blast! June 19th I am in Oklahoma City at Diamond Ballroom hosting Dirty Honey & Joyous Wolf. June 25th catch me in Houston at Warehouse Live with Warrant, Lita and Winger. Then June 26th back in Tulsa at IDL Ballroom with Lita. 4th of July weekend I’m back hosting M3 in MD. July 11 Corning CA hosting Skid Row, Warrant, Winger, and Autograph. More TBA. Please keep an eye on the home page and my Twitter for changes and updates!
New podcast tomorrow with Ace Frehley, John 5 and Zakk Wylde.
Myles Kennedy my guest tomorrow on TrunkNation on Volume.