Greetings from my first ever NAMM here in non sunny CA. I’m about to head into the Expo area for the first time in a few minutes. I’ll be at the Samson booth, which will be my home base, today at Noon. Just about every musician I have ever known is here. Just amazing! Tons of friends and TMS fans EVERYWHERE. o grateful for all the amazing love and support for my shows. Today should be pretty crazy.I’ll be tweeting as much as I can next 2 days from the NAMM floor so be sure to follow.
The Dee Snider roast was a blast last night. Hope you caught it on AXS TV. Lot of great barbs tossed around all in great fun and Dee was a great sport. Thanks to Revolver & Guitar World for having me as a part of it. Again, SO many people hard to write about here. Also caught the tale end of the Bonzo Bash, which is a real cool drum tribute to John Bonham headed by the great Brian Tichy. Really really cool concept! I hear many more shows are coming for this including on the east coast so you will be hearing more about it soon.
Also saw Frank Hannon’s solo band for the first time. Also really good.
I know who the new Whitesnake drummer is, most will be happy.
More changes in the Tate Queensryche. Blotzer and Drover out, Robert Sarzo and Simon Wright in from what I am hearing. Both Tate and other version of Ryche were at the roast last night but non Tate version bailed. Geoff told me KK Downing will be on his Queensryche album as a guest. The drama in this situation is pretty nuts to say the least.
More from NAMM as I can post. Keep up to the second @EddieTrunk on Twiter.
Q104 show all new tonight at 11P ET, just not live.
Look forward to escaping the crazy cold here in NJ and heading to L.A. tomorrow to attend my first ever NAMM event. My activities start Thursday at the Dee Snider roast at The Grove in Anaheim. I’ll be doing some red carpet interviews and also be on the dais to roast Dee and no doubt be roasted back! Should be a blast. After the roast I’ll do some late night hosting at the Bonzo Bash at The Observatory in Anaheim with a who’s who of elite drummers jamming on Zeppelin. Should get there around 11:30. By the way the Dee roast is live on AXS TV starting at 9PM Pacific time Thursday.
Friday & Saturday I will be at the NAMM event and various functions. Look for me at the Samson/Zoom booth signing and saying hello to all at various times TBA each day. Follow on Twitter and I’ll let you know when I’m there. Also will have tons of coverage on Twitter as well as lots of exclusive content here for the site when I return.
Q104 radio show Friday is all new, but not live.
Thanks for all the response on the coming return of That Metal Show. Guests, tape dates, tickets, location all TBA, but will be in April sometime.
The sequel to my first book coming in Sept! You can get the current book signed from me by clicking the link on the banner on this site. Non signed copies available anywhere books are sold and also via Itunes.
More cool stuff coming as this new site develops, thanks for all the patience as we grow.
Great news today as VH1 Classic has officially ordered another season of That Metal Show! Many have asked about when new shows would be coming and to be honest we were wondering soon. As I have said many times, VH1 owns and controls the show and makes all decisions as to when, where and how we do it. Got the notice today and we will be doing all new episodes sometime in April that I imagine will start airing shortly after. Very early in the process and no details yet, but will keep you all posted as to where and when the shows tape, guests, and how to get tickets when I know. Appreciate all your support and good to know more TMS is on the way! More when I know and can share.
Live show tomorrow night at 11PM ET on Q104.3 NYC. Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian will join me live to discuss the bands upcoming tour with Exodus, new covers album “Anthems”, the bands latest lineup change, and the Dee Snider roast we will both be a part of next Thursday in L.A. I’ll also play the new Anthrax cover of the Rush classic Anthem for the first time. In addition I’ll have copies of the new Metallica Quebec Magnetic DVD for giveaway and much more. You can hear this show live on Q104.3 NYC or via the free iheartradio app and streaming free at www.q1043.com The show airs on all affiliates next weekend usual day and time. Hope you can join me live 11P-2A ET tomorrow night for Eddie Trunk Rocks, music & talk that ROCKS!
PS: Note to my audience in NYC on Q104.3, although this station labels my show Friday Night Rocks, it has actually always been called Eddie Trunk Rocks on a national level since the show airs many places not on Friday nights. It’s the same show you have always heard, but the national name is “Eddie Trunk Rocks”.
If in the L.A. area I will be at NAMM starting next Thursday. Schedule of where I will be will be posted here and also on Twitter. Hope to see you if going! Next Thursday I’ll be a part of the Dee Snider roast and then hosting Bonzo Bash.
I HAVE NO NEWS YET FROM VH1 ON NEW EPISODES TAPING OF THAT METAL SHOW. AS SOON AS I DO I WILL POST, THANKS!
Thanks for all the response to the new site and the many new features. Lot’s more coming including the return of the members side, new audio and video and much more. For those interested in advertising with us that info is available in the contact us tab. Thanks for all the kind words about this new site design.
Many comments, some I responded to, about my Top 10 albums list. Hysterical to see the assumptions that are so wrong so many come up with. It’s MY list of what I TRULY loved from 2012. I NEVER felt the need to be someone I’m not and pretend to add or like things just to appear hip, current or cool. So you like what you like and that’s what I TRULY liked with no other agenda regardless of what you believe.I love all opinions and respect all, but its stunning the conclusions people come up with. Wow!
I do not know when new episodes of That Metal Show will be shot! I hope to know by the end of this month what the plan is. All decisions 100% up to VH1, NOT ME! I’d do it every week if it was up to me. Thanks for the support, news I hope soon.
Thanks to all who came and said hello in Boston this past weekend at the NE Motorcycle Expo. Appreciate Sickboy having me all weekend. Check out their clothing at www.sickboy.com Great people and cool shirts. Also cool meeting Theo Rossi (Juice) and Kim Coates (Tigg) of one of my favorite shows Sons Of Anarchy over the weekend. Theo is a Staten Island guy and it was like I’ve known him forever. Hope to have him on the radio show soon.
New Tom Keifer sounds cool. It’s out in Feb. Nice to have new music from Tom solo since Cinderella is not making new music.
If you are in the Boston area hope to see everyone this weekend at the NE Motorcycle Expo at The World Trade Center. Been a while since I’ve been to Boston and it’s always been a great city for me. This is my first time back since being on the airwaves of WAAF, so hope to see many AAF listeners also. I’ll be at the SickBoy booth at the Expo Saturday 1/12 from 10:30-1 and 3-5:30 and Sunday from 10:30-2:30. I will be selling and signing my book as well and happy to sign already purchased books also. There is no fee at all to come and see me, however I am not sure what the access to the actual event is as I have nothing to do with that. I hear this is a really huge fun weekend so glad to be a part of it and thanks to Doug and SickBoy for having me. Some of the Sons Of Anarchy including my Twitter bud Theo Rossi (Juice) will be on hand too. Huge fan of SOA so look forward to meeting up. Follow on Twitter @EddieTrunk for more.
Since I am in Boston this weekend my show Friday night on Q104.3 is all new, but pre recorded. I will be live Monday for SiriusXM show
I’ll also be at NAMM for the first time in Anaheim CA later this month. This is a HUGE music expo and I will be providing more info and updates on that very soon.
Thanks to all for the great response to this new site. Trust me, only scratching the surface of the cool stuff to come. A special thanks to my members for being patient through this transition. You guys will be addressed very soon. We are still tweaking some stuff and will be adding many things soon. Please see Contact Us tab to reach the new management of this site if needed as we continue our transition. And to my friends in the music biz as you can see we have some prime advertising real estate available here also. Hit Contact Us for further info. Appreciate all the support and much more soon.
Finally I admit I have never been great with Facebook, but I have made it a commitment for 2013 to try and connect and develop that a bit more when I have time. Thanks to all friends there and as you have already seen trying to connect a little more there. It is just so hard with so many things to deal with not only in social media, but work as well! Know I am grateful to all for being a part of my world though!
Just got and advance of the new Tom Keifer solo album. Sounds good, review soon.
Bummed my dear friend Mike Piazza didn’t get in the Hall the first time eligible. Seems like the MLB Hall might have some of the same people as the R&R Hall! No doubt Mike will be in very soon as he deserves!
Finally happy birthday to my daughter Elizabeth who turns 9 tomorrow! Had to end with the truly important stuff! More soon.