EDDIE TRUNK ON HIS NEW FIVE-DAY-A-WEEK SIRIUS/XM RADIO SHOW, “IT IS NOT EXCLUSIVELY HEAVY METAL”
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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