23 Facts About Eddie Trunk


Edward Scott Trunk was born on August 8,1964 and is an American music historian, radio personality, talk show host, and author, best known as the host of several hard rock- and heavy metal-themed radio and television shows.


Eddie Trunk was born on August 8,1964, in Summit, New Jersey.


Eddie Trunk grew up in Madison, New Jersey, where he attended Madison High School.


Around 1986, Eddie Trunk became an employee of Megaforce Records which had signed both Metallica and Anthrax.


Eddie Trunk became vice president of the company at age 25.


Eddie Trunk was the main driving force behind reviving Ace Frehley's career, convincing Megaforce Records head Jon Zazula to sign Frehley to a solo deal.


Eddie Trunk was one of the first people hired for the new concept.


Eddie Trunk wanted to do a metal show for the station, and eventually Saturday Night Rocks was born.


WNEW became a talk radio station, but Eddie Trunk's show was one of the few retained.


From late 1983 through 1994, Eddie Trunk became a fixture at WDHA, the station he grew up listening to.


Eddie Trunk hosted Friday Night Rocks and Saturday Night Rocks for WNEW-FM in New York City until the radio station underwent a format change in 2003.


Eddie Trunk was a regular disc jockey on Q104.3 before joining WNEW-FM and was a VJ who hosted the weekend episodes of Metal Mania on the cable television channel VH1 Classic.


Eddie Trunk hosted a weekly Saturday four-hour program on XM Radio's Ozzy's Boneyard Channel.


Eddie Trunk was suspended after an interview with New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza in which Piazza was critical of XM Radio's programming on the Boneyard Channel.


Eddie Trunk was not heard on XM again until late November 2006, when he appeared on the Ron and Fez show to announce his return to XM.


Eddie Trunk began hosting Eddie Trunk Live on the Boneyard beginning the first week in December 2006.


Eddie Trunk was the host and co-producer of That Metal Show, which aired weekly on VH1 Classic from 2008 to 2015.


Eddie Trunk revealed in 2019 that he had recorded backing vocals on Anthrax's 1989 cover of the KISS song "Parasite" and was credited in the special thanks as Ed "Parasite" Eddie Trunk.


Trunk hosts Trunk Nation on the Sirius XM Radio channels Faction Talk and Hair Nation, and is a music host and interviewer for the MSG Network, a cable network based out of New York City.


Eddie Trunk hosted the Hall of Heavy Metal History on January 18,2017.


Eddie Trunk is outspoken in his contempt of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, calling it the "Hall of Shame".


Eddie Trunk has blogged and commented over the open air on That Metal Show his disgust at the Hall for almost entirely ignoring heavy metal and hard rock, citing examples such as Dio being passed over in favor of Madonna and ABBA.


Eddie Trunk became a voting member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.