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Eddie Trunk from "That Metal Show" is one of the hosts of the VH1 Classic heavy metal talk show, where legends of rock hang out and discuss their past and current projects in front of a live studio audience full of metal maniacs.

A lifelong New Jersey resident, Trunk was into music at a very early age. It started like any young kid in the early 70s, with the Partridge Family and various top 40 radio hits on the close and play (remember those?). Then in the mid-70s Trunk was introduced by a friend
Eddie Trunk in "That Metal Show"
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to a band called The Raspberries. The next year he found his way to his lifelong favorite band, KISS. From there his interest in hard rock music exploded to include Aerosmith, UFO, Black Sabbath, Rush, AC/DC, Billy Squiers and many others.

Trunk's interest in hard rock music was his passion throughout high school and became so intense in college that it actually distracted him from his studies. By 1983 Eddie had finished his brief stay in college. He'd done a few college radio shows but now found himself working at a record store. It turned out that the store was right across the street from radio station WDHA-FM in New Jersey. In a short time Eddie became known as "the hard rock guy" at the record store. Air personalities from WDHA frequently came into the store and Eddie always had new album recommendations and hard rock information for them. One thing led to another and Eddie ended up hosting a weekly hard rock show on WDHA from 1983–1994. He was now working at the station he grew up listening to!

In 1998 Eddie earned himself a job at Pure Rock 104 in New York City. That job was Eddie's biggest career step and has served as the foundation for his success today.

For the past eight years, Eddie has been the host of "Eddie Trunk Rocks," a weekly syndicated radio show on hard rock music, flagshipped out of WAXQ-FM (104.3) in New York. His popularity with the audience is at an all-time high. In 23 years as a radio host dedicated to the genre of hard rock, Eddie has talked to all the artists and knows most of them very well. They all know Eddie is not a normal radio personality—he's a crazed fan too.

In July 2001 Eddie signed his first TV contract with VH1 Classic to serve as a full time host and VJ for the channel. After a lengthy audition process it was determined he would serve as the featured male host and interviewer for VH1's new sister channel. Trunk spent five years as the main host for VH1 Classic, interviewing a wide diverse group of artists including John Mellencamp, Rush, Carly Simon, Ringo Starr, Robert Plant and countless more. He also hosted the channels heavy metal and alternative rock hours.

In July 2004, Eddie re-launched "Saturday Night Rocks" due to popular demand on XM Satellite Radio. He left the show in August 2005, citing philosophical differences with the program director. In 2006 Eddie was hired by VH1 to serve in a consulting producer capacity for the first ever "VH1 Rock Honors" show in Las Vegas. The program honored KISS, Queen, Judas Priest and Def Leppard. In May of the same year, radio history was made as Eddie Trunk scored the first real interview with Axl Rose in nearly 15 years. Rose walked into Trunk's radio studio unexpectedly and hung out on the air with him and his guests for over two hours making world news.

In December 2006, Trunk returned to XM satellite radio with an all new show "Eddie Trunk Live." As a result of the merger with Sirius in 2008, "Eddie Trunk Live" is now available to both Sirius and XM subscribers as part of the basic package.

In 2007 Eddie signed on to a new TV gig as a host and interviewer for the MSG Network in NYC. MSG is the TV home of Madison Square Garden and the NY Knicks and NY Rangers and is a basic channel in over 12 million homes in the tri-state. Eddie serves as an interviewer and host for music and entertainment features inside the show "MSG, NY" and also serves as host of the "MSG Concert Series." Interviews have included Chris Cornell, Julliet Lewis, Meat Loaf, Peter Criss, Jesse Malin, David Coverdale, Ace Frehley, 5 Finger Death Punch, Seether, OAR, Dispatch and many more.

In April 2011 Eddie released his first ever book titled "Eddie Trunk's Essential Hard Rock & Heavy Metal" through Abrams Image.

Eddie's other interests include movies and sports (NY Giants, Nets, Rangers, and Mets). He continues to live in New Jersey with his wife Jen and two children Raymond and Elizabeth, and two cats Leo and Lovey.

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Age: 52 years old
Birthday: August 8, 1964
Birthplace: New Jersey
Current Residence: New Jersey

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