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Eddie Trunk is a 34 year music industry veteran who has built a reputation for being one of the most respected personalities in the world of Rock, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. Eddie has spent time as a record executive and has also worked in artist management, but has really found his calling as a broadcaster, host and interviewer on radio and TV.

Eddie began his broadcasting career in 1983, after convincing the execs at his favorite local radio station, WDHA in NJ, to allow him to produce a hard rock/heavy metal specialty show – one of the first of it’s kind. That show continues to this day under the banner of Eddie Trunk Rocks (also labeled Friday Night Rocks in NYC). “Eddie Trunk Rocks” originates out of New York City, the number one radio market, on Q104.3 and is syndicated nationally and heard on more than 35, stations including other top 10 markets such as WAAF in Boston. The 3 hour weekly show includes new and classic hard rock music hand picked by Eddie as well as news making artist interviews and more. It is also available on various streams free.

Eddie also hosts Eddie Trunk Live, a weekly live music, talk & interview show every Monday night (6 – 10p ET/ 3-7 Pacific) on SiriusXM satellite radio channel 39 (Hair Nation), which is branded “Trunk Nation” during his program. The show has become appointment listening throughout America and Canada due to its in depth interviews, commentary and wide ranging guests and audience calls. It is one of satellite radios few live interactive shows on a music channel and features Eddie’s brand of “music and talk that rocks”.

In 2002 Eddie took the leap into television after being hired as a host on VH1’s sister station, VH1 Classic, where Eddie was regularly seen hosting the interview series Hanging With, as well as appearing on many of the station’s other segments and specials. From 2008-2015 he was host and co-producer of the hit series That Metal Show, the longest running program in the station’s history. That Metal Show is seen around the world and is a favorite destination for many Rock/Heavy Metal fans and artists. Over more than 120 episodes the show features the biggest names in all genres of rock music. VH1 Classic was terminated as a channel in August of 2016.

Eddie is armed with a true passion for the music he so feverishly champions. A true scholar of the genre, his encyclopedic knowledge of both it’s history and it’s current events has led him to be widely regarded as one of it’s foremost authorities by fans and artists alike. Consequently, it made perfect sense that Eddie would eventually turn his attention to writing. In 2010, Eddie added “author” to his list of media credits and released his first book “Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock & Heavy Metal.” The book was very well received by critics and fans alike. In 2013 the sequel, “Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Vol. 2,” was released to equally strong sales and response. Both books were released by Abrams Publishing.

In 2014 after many requests Eddie added a weekly podcast to his outlets. “The Eddie Trunk Podcast” is produced by the worlds leading podcast company PodcastOne ( and new episodes post every Thursday on their website as well as Itunes free worldwide. The podcast is typically top 15 on Itunes every week and features Eddie’s commentary and a wide range of guests.

In 2016 Eddie was named host of the AXS TV series Real To Reel, which spotlights music documentaries of all genres.

In October 2016 Eddie became one of 3 daily live radio shows on the newly launched SiriusXM 24/7 music talk channel called Volume (106). Eddie is heard live daily hosting Trunk Nation Monday-Friday 2-4PM ET (replay 10-Mid ET) taking calls, doing interviews, and providing commentary on all things rock with a wide variety of the biggest names in rock. In August of 2022 Volume was discontinued by SiriusXM as a broadcast channel and Eddie’s show is now heard daily 3-5P ET on Faction Talk 103 as well as streaming on the app. His interviews make world rock news almost daily.

July 1st 2018 AXS TV debuted TrunkFest hosted by Eddie Trunk. In this brand new TV series Eddie takes viewers on a tour of experiences at music festivals around the world. The program airs Sunday nights 9:30P ET on AXS. Eddie also has appeared and consulted on various music based documentaries, most recently the Dio documentary which he appears in and several shows for Reelz channel related to music.


After years of headlining rock and country shows and opening up for some of the greatest acts in history in previous bands (supporting Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Tim McGraw, etc), Minneapolis-native Tony Williams recently began a journey focusing on writing, producing, and performing as a solo artist. Performance is what gives Williams life, and now becomes his focus heading into 2023, where finding ways to thrive while sharing music across the states is paramount. His live performance incorporates an abundance of looping, quickly layering the separate instrumental elements together on the fly (nothing prerecorded) to sound like a full band. This creates a uniquely engaging show for any audience. Williams shared his own songs in direct support of Andy Grammer as part of a special Cities 97 radio event recently. Other past performance opportunities have brought him back and forth across the states, Canada, Mexico, over to Europe, and even to the Middle East twice. His debut solo EP “Destined To Be Real” was released in 2012 showcasing his soaring voice and keen songwriting, while his newest solo offering is now ready for release early in 2023, a full-length appropriately entitled “Aestivation”. The final mixes are a blend of driving rock and indie/electronic with a notable drizzle of new wave and progressive influences; these new songs feature huge, melodic choruses that leave your head nodding, and revealingly honest lyrics that leave your heart aching.

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