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Eddie Trunk Claims Sharon Osbourne ‘Has Not Allowed’ Ozzy to Appear on ‘That Metal Show’

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Eddie Trunk, co-host of Vh1 Classic’s ‘That Metal Show,’ discusses why Sharon Osbourne has never allowed Ozzy to be on the show and how Trunk’s radio program got the boot once the Osbourne clan took over the station that hosted it.

Eddie Trunk is one of the most well-known faces (and voices) in rock journalism — the fact that he scored a rare interview with enigmatic Guns N’ Roses vocalist Axl Rose recently, should be an indication of his clout in the field. He serves as one of the hosts of Vh1 Classic’s ‘That Metal Show’ as well as his own show on SiriusXM’s ‘Hair Nation’ channel.

Despite all his credentials, Trunk still doesn’t get the stamp of approval from Sharon Osbourne. According to Trunk, Ozzy’s wife and manager has proved to be an impassable roadblock in getting “The Prince of F—ing Darkness” on his popular program. “She apparently has some issue with me. I don’t know her and have no idea what it is,” Trunk tells Steppin’ Out. “She has not allowed Ozzy on the TV show after all these years.”

The issue became public once Trunk’s show on SiriusXM’s ‘Boneyard’ was moved to another channel after the Osbournes took over — another move that the radio personality doesn’t have an explanation for. “You would have to ask Sharon Osbourne,” says Trunk. “[She] decided my 4 hours of live radio a week was not going to work for her when ‘Boneyard’ became ‘Ozzy’s Boneyard.’ It is bizarre for sure.”

“I have never said anything critical about Ozzy that he didn’t say about himself many times,” continues Trunk. “And even if I did, this is a woman who now has a career on TV judging people and hosting a talk show!?! That’s the greatest hypocrisy of them all! Clearly my show and the music I do is the best fit for ‘Boneyard,’ but as long as Sharon has the deal for the channel, my same exact show just moves to channel 39 on Sirius and XM.”

Trunk can now be heard on the ‘Hair Nation’ channel, which he says isn’t the most ideal pairing. “Honestly I hate the name [Hair Nation] and the stigma attached to it, plus I play so much more than that niche, so SiriusXM suggested I use ‘Trunk Nation’ when I’m on. It is new and classic hard rock and metal, talk, interviews, calls, and music from Stryper to Slayer! What I have always been about.”

‘That Metal Show’ will return to VH1 Classic for its 10th season on March 30.

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