Greg Prato of the Long Island Pulse the spoke to our very own Eddie Trunk. Portions of the interview appear below.

Long Island Pulse: What do you attribute your ongoing popularity with your radio shows and as a spokesperson for heavy metal music?

Eddie Trunk: I think it’s consistency. I’ve been doing this for so long now on so many different levels, that after a while, people just kind of get in a comfort zone with you. They know that you’re coming from a place of passion. They know that even if they don’t necessarily agree with your positions on things, that you’re going to have a dialogue about it. I love giving other people a chance to engage in the discussion. I started doing this over 33 years ago. I’ve never wavered. I just believe what’s in my heart and I call it like I see it. That being said, that doesn’t mean I don’t respect other people’s opinions or other music that people like. Over time, the artists and the fans realize that at my core, I’m still first and foremost a fan. But I’m a fan with a voice to not only give the artists a voice, but to also be a voice of the fans.

Long Island Pulse: You just started a daily talk show about music for SiriusXM, Trunk Nation. What’s that been like so far?

Eddie Trunk: One of the really cool things about what I’m doing now with this new show is that it is not exclusively heavy metal. I love that genre, but I’ve always loved and respected other genres of rock music. In my first week-and-a-half, I had members of Yes in the studio, Peter Frampton, Perry Farrell. Great conversations. Even though some of these guys I may not know every song or crank up every one of their albums—like I would with UFO or KISS—I certainly respect and know what they do. It’s really exciting for me to be able to serve my natural audience, but now, also bridge out a little bit further.

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source: lipulse.com

2 Responses

  1. I’ve enjoyed the program on Volume. But sometimes Eddie has a tendency to talk over his guests when they are getting ready to talk. It’s kind of annoying. GREAT show though.

  2. you have come a long way from the old wdha nights eddie ,good for you brother,i worked midnights as a police officer for the city of paterson nj,and you were a good source of entertainment during very rough times,i have long since retired now,but still watch and listen to your shows.and its still great when i go to a show that your m.cing ,keep up the good work,i wish you nothing but the best ….

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