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KISSMAS in July has been a big success and loaded with great guests and great stories. This week, though, we talk to our favorite people; YOU!

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Aaron and Chris close out KISSMAS in July in interactive style. What If? is 90+ minutes of your humble hosts going over KISStoric scenarios that you, the listener, submitted through the Decibel Geek facebook fan page. All eras of KISStory are covered as well as some possible future scenarios such as KISS 2.0. You'll hear Chris and Aaron's take on many facets of KISStory while going over great suggestions from the listeners. It's a KISS nerdfest and we hope you'll enjoy What IF? - Ep199 and SHARE with a friend!

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After a great first two weeks, we're back with a very special guest this week.

Pixie Esmonde

Konversation with Pixie Esmonde

 

 

Pixie Esmonde, wardrobe manager for KISS (1979-1980), joins Aaron and Chris for an in-depth revealing discussion of a very transitional period in the band's history. In this hour-plus discussion, you'll hear Pixie share her memories of the Dynasty tour and costumes, tensions within the band as the tour drew to a close, the test sessions for Eric Carr's makeup design, and the massive 1980 tour of Europe and Australia in support of the Unmasked album.

Pixie also clears the air on whether or not she delivered the Love Gun-era costumes to the band for the opening night of their Creatures of the Night tour after the plane carrying those costumes was snowed in at an airport. All of that and lots more. It's an hour-plus of some great stories from a KISS insider. Enjoy Konversation with Pixie Esmonde and SHARE with a friend!

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The Great Affairs' Denny Smith joins Chris and Aaron this week for a long-form discussion on all-things KISS. Denny worked for the hottest and in the land for their Butterfields Auction in 2000. With items being auctioned such as band-owned guitars, handwritten lyrics, and original customs at stake, Denny had a front row seat to KISStory. He got to handle many amazing pieces of the band's archives. Being a huge fan himself, he took it all in and has many stories to share with the guys this week.

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Konversation with Denny Smith

 

Other KISStorical run-ins are discussed in this hour-plus talk including Denny witnessing the Detroit Rock City film premier in Hollywood as well as meetings with each member over the years. This all morphed into a KISS talk that includes Chris, Aaron, and Denny's takes on many eras and topics of interest involving the band.

It's a fun talk with a good friend of the show and we're thrilled to bring it to you. Be sure to check out Denny and The Great Affairs, Highly recommended!

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It's officially KISSMAS in July! Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season of the Hottest Band in the Land! We thought we'd kick things off in a big way!

Big John Harte

Konversation with John Harte

 

Former KISS security director "Big" John Harte joins Aaron and Chris this week to discuss his career working for the Hottest Band in the World. In this hour-plus conversation, John reflects on a wild time as KISS rose to prominence during his initial years working for the band. During these years (1975-1976), John saw the ascension of this New York band to the highest of highs. He also was there to see them drop to their lowest of lows by the early 1980's. Subjects covered in this in-depth chat include the Paul Lynde Halloween Special from 1976, a death threat on one of the band members, the recording of the 1978 solo albums, the strange period that produced the sharp left turns stylistically with Dynasty, Unmasked, and Music from the Elder as well as the Creatures of the Night tour. There are numerous inside stories in this episode; many of which have not been heard before.

Grab yourself a shot of cold gin and egg nog and sit back and listen to "Big" John Harte giving Aaron and Chris a guided tour through rock and roll KISStory.

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In the 4+ years Aaron and Chris have been doing this podcast, they never expected to meet today's guest. We're thrilled to share this talk with you.

Desmond Child
Episode 195

Legendary songwriter/producer Desmond Child welcomes Chris and Aaron into his studio for an in-depth discussion about his life in music. In this hour-plus talk, Desmond looks back on his early days as a performer in the NY-based disco group Desmond Child and Rouge. This band was a favorite of KISS singer/guitarist Paul Stanley, who used to frequent the band's live shows. A friendship was struck as well as gold when the two collaborated on 'I Was Made for Lovin' You', a Top 10 smash that spanned the globe. Desmond's career in writing/producing took off from there.

In this conversation, Desmond shares his memories of working with some hard rock and metal legends. From his time working with Stanley and KISS on albums such as Animalize, Asylum, Crazy Nights, and Hot in the Shade, Desmond shares his memories of Paul Stanley's songwriting process as well as a strained relationship with Gene Simmons over some words said in an interview during the buildup to 1992's 'Revenge' album.

Desmond Child helped propel Bon Jovi to superstardom due to his collaboration with band on songs such as 'Livin' on a Prayer' and 'You Give Love a Bad Name' from 1986's Slippery When Wet album. In this discussion, Desmond sets the scene of a trip to a suburban New Jersey home and the process in which two of the biggest anthems in rock history were born. The songs carry a very personal meaning to Desmond and he explains how the stories in these songs related to his real life.

Also notable in the hard rock world is Desmond Child's work with Boston rockers Aerosmith. Once again, his contributions would make a massive difference in a band's career; this time in the resurrection of a band that had been long-thought finished. Desmond's contributions in the form  of, most notably, '(Dude) Looks Like a Lady' and 'Angel' would help 1987's Permanent Vacation album go on to sell over 5 million copies in the US alone. His collaboration with Aerosmith has lasted ever since with the writing partnership being evident on subsequent albums such as Pump, Get a Grip, Nine Lives, and Music from Another Dimension.

During this in-depth talk, Desmond shares his passion in protecting music creator's rights and his thoughts on the decline of sales in music and how this trend is negatively affecting the industry and its impact on future generations of musicians. In this discussion, he shares information about the Songwriters Equity Act and the Fair Trade Music Initiative, a wholly independent advocacy network for music creators. Its goal is the championing of a set of Fair Trade Music Principles designed to ensure transparency, fair compensation, and autonomy for music creators in an increasingly complex and non-transparent music business landscape. More information on the Songwriters Equity Act can be found HERE. More information on the Fair Trade Music Initiative is available HERE.

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This week we serve up volume 6 of what equates to a giant audio glass of WTF?!

Aaron and Chris are back this week to get weird as they bring you Bizarro Covers 6! This hour-plus slab of killer bands putting a fresh spin on some definite non-rock/metal tracks includes some fabulous upgrades.

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Bizarro Covers 6

 

 

You'll get awesome renditions of songs by Phil Collins, Blondie, Depeche Mode, Elton John, The Pet Shop Boys and more performed by killer bands like GWAR, Jaded Heart, In This Moment, Stone Stour, Vince Neil, Volbeat, and more! It's a strange sensation but it feels so good. Enjoy Bizarro Covers volume 6 and SHARE it with a friend!

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After a smashing success with last week's NWOBHM episode, we thought we would return to tell you that what was great in the past is still great today thanks to some ambitious newer bands with resplendent taste in respectable music!

NWOTHM

Aaron and Chris are back this week to celebrate and clue you into a movement that is helping continue the genre we all love! The New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal is exactly what it sounds like; young, hungry bands recapturing the big, epic sounds of the great bands from the late 70's and 1980's and exposing them to a new generation of metalheads.

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NWOTHM Episode 193

The greats are not going to be around forever but with these NWOTHM bands carrying on their sound and attitude, the genre has continued life and will help fight the evil forces of Bieber and Riannah. In this hour-plus episode you'll hear edgy, kickass metal from bands such as Chrome DivisionSkull FistToledo SteelCrimson FireHesslerStrikerAlpha Tiger, and many more. Enjoy the ride this week as we go back to the future with the NWOTHM and SHARE with a friend!

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It's hard to believe that in 4 years of the show's existence, we've never tackled this one. Better late than never.

This week Aaron and Chris head across the pond to celebrate one of metal's biggest milestones; the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. This monumental shift in heavy music was born in the United Kingdom in the late 70's, flourished in the early 80's, and was heavily responsible for the birth of thrash music.

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This wave of heavy metal bands emerged due to the death of arena rock. Taking the attitude and hard edge of punk music, this group of British bands thumbed their noses at the new wave trend that was dominating the airwaves and cranked up their amps and their tempos and let'er rip. A number of bands from this very influential movement would go on to legendary status while many talented groups fell by the wayside. This week the guys aim to give you a heaping helping of both! In this NWOBHM-themed episode you'll get killer tracks from legends such as Judas Priest, Motorhead, Iron Maiden, and Def Leppard. You'll also hear great tracks from some of the lesser known acts that deserved more attention such as Fist, Witchfinder General, and the Tygers of Pan Tang. Other great acts featured include Fastway, Saxon and Raven. Check out this week's NWOBHM episode and SHARE with a friend!

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We return with the latest installment of our Albums Unleashed series and this one is Wild!

Aaron and Chris return this week along with special guest Anthony Corder to discuss the fantastic 1992 A&M Records release of Tora Tora's Wild America. This album hit the shelves amidst a tidal wave of grunge music that was taking over the airwaves. The musical climate at the time relegated it to a slot just outside the Billboard Top 100. While it didn't get its just due back then, Chris and Aaron set out this week to shine a spotlight on this rock n' roll masterpiece. Joining them to tell the story of Wild America is lead singer Anthony Corder. In this long-form discussion, Anthony takes you through the writing and recording process for Wild America.

Tora Tora Wild America Albums Unleashed

Tora Tora Wild America Unleashed 

Recorded at Memphis' legendary Ardent Studios, this album's writing and recording feature tie-ins to many legendary names in the industry including songwriter Taylor Rhodes, drummer Stan Lynch (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers), producer John HamptonThe Memphis Horns, and Ardent Studios owner John Fry among others. Anthony also shares some great road stories that helped shape the writing of this album including treks with LA Guns and Dangerous Toys. It's an in-depth look at a masterpiece of a rock album. We hope you enjoy Albums Unleashed - Tora Tora Wild America with Anthony Corder. Please SHARE with a friend!

PS: In addition to this talk on Wild America, Anthony gave Chris and Aaron the lowdown on the early days of the band including stories about his audition process, the Memphis scene at the time (Roxy Blue, Every Mother's Nightmare, Dotz, etc.) as well as an entertaining story about a chance opening slot for Motorhead and Alice Cooper. Check out this segment in the video below:

 

 

 

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Some weeks it's fun to just kick back, forget about a theme or topic and play deejay. This is one of those weeks.

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Chris and Aaron return this week to spin some great tracks that the suits on corporate radio are just not gonna give you. In this hour plus episode you'll get classic tracks from Bulletboys, Krokus, Rough Cutt, and Richie Scarlet.

You'll also get get great newer tracks from Crobot, Whitesnake, Armored Saint and much more! Crank up Radio Sucks Radio Show vol21 and SHARE with a friend!

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Temple of Silence featured artist for Decibel Geek podcast Radio Sucks Radio Show volume 21
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