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Eddie Trunk's Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal (2011)
« on: February 19, 2014, 11:30:37 am »
Eddie Trunk's Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal





I have what you would call a love / hate relationship toward Eddie Trunk. On the one hand, he is a brother-in-arms headbanger that has been (one of many) the voice out there keeping the Heavy Metal flag flying high and making sure that former bands from the 80's and 90's as well as newer hard rock bands stay in the lime light in both print as well as airwaves, be it his radio show or That Metal Show. For that I have to give him props where it is earned. I've been a follower of TMS since Episode 1 and the first couple of seasons were really good. Now for the 'hate' I have toward him. Over the years he has gotten to be very whiny about a lot of topics. Some will argue that he is just passionate. But to me he is a broken record and it has gotten old very fast. With his constant whining, he is making TMS all about him, rather than the bands he professes to love. Eddie will have you believe that he is the sole reason why KISS finally got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Just because he yells the loudest and longest doesn't make it so.

What does any of this have to do with his book? A lot actually. I'm not going to knock him about the career that he has made. As I've said, he has earned it. But reading the book, it comes off more about bragging and patting himself on the back for things that he really didn't have anything to do with. It seemed that with every band that gets a chapter in this book, he somehow "saved" them, be it from getting them a gig, reuniting them or whatever else it may have been that got them some press at that time. It's his story and he has a right to tell it as he sees fit, but the book overall wasn't what I had hoped for. I would say it's worth checking out from your local library, but it's certainly not worth it to buy because as soon as you flip through it, you will never bother to check it out again. I give this 3 Stars out of 5.
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Egotism turns me off. If I even get a whiff of it, usually I just shut them off.

Tiz a shame.

Uh, dude, I don't see one woman in that fan shot of the book... WTF
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Uh, dude, I don't see one woman in that fan shot of the book... WTF

Would you let your wife, sister or mother into a mosh pit? Of course not!!!!
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