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10 Albums that changed Eddie Trunk's life

From Raspberries to Metallica, the Metal broadcast icon was influenced by everything 'heavy.'
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Eddie Trunk eats, sleeps and breathes hard rock and heavy metal. He knows stuff about groups that even the members don’t know, or at best, have forgotten. Thankfully, Eddie uses his superpowers for good, not evil, as host of VH1’s “That Metal Show,” Sirius/XM’s “Eddie Trunk Live” and the syndicated “Eddie Trunk Rocks” on New York’s Q104.3 FM His new book is “Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal,” which, trust us, really is an essential volume you need to add to your music library (To purchase this book at 15% off in Goldmine's store, click here!). Here’s a look at the music that changed Eddie Trunk’s life.

That Metal Show 2011

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Raspberries
Go All The Way

“Go All The Way” was the first time I ever heard distorted electric guitar and power chords. I was a kid in my parents’ back seat, and it came through the AM radio, and my hair stood up. Raspberries were the first real rock I ever heard, and I was consumed instantly.

KISS
Destroyer

The first real heavy rock I heard and the band that really started it all for me as a crazed fan. This was my first Kiss album. I remember dropping the needle, hearing “Detroit Rock City” and starring at the cover of the album. I was 12 and Kiss changed my life and set me on a path of rock obsession I’m still on!

UFO
Strangers in the Night

One of the greatest live album of all time and one of my favorite albums ever. Tragically underrated melodic hard rock by one of my all-time favorite bands. This is them at their peak.

Aerosmith
Toys In The Attic
I actually like “Rocks” better, but “Toys” was my first, and after Kiss, Aerosmith became my next big obsession.

Billy Squier
Don’t Say No
The first album I ever cued up on a college station while still in high school. Billy is a tremendous talent and this is one of his greatest albums.

Metallica
Kill ’Em All
The first real thrash I ever heard. I was in my first year of metal radio and Jonny Z drove to my studio and asked me to play this when nobody else would. I did, had no idea what I was hearing, but knew it was a game changer.

Judas Priest
British Steel
Classic British metal at its finest from one of the gods of the genre.

Ace Frehley
Frehley’s Comet
The first artist I ever had a hand in signing to a label and working in the studio with. Nine years after my first show ever (KISS @ MSG), I had signed the band’s lead guitarist to his first solo deal and was in the studio with him.

Black Sabbath
Heaven & Hell
The Dio Sabbath was my introduction to the band, then I went back and discovered the other stuff, but this album is amazing, and Dio was a god.

Van Halen
Van Halen
I remember getting this album from a record club. I knew I was hearing something that was going to change everything instantly.

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