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In the early 1980's a pair of Texas brothers decided to form a band. 30+ years later, they are heavy metal legends. Pantera's rise to the top of the thrash heap happened despite a lack of heavy radio airplay and media hype. Their ascent was due to the power of grassroots word-of-mouth brought on by a legion of loyal fans that are still as fanatical about the band as they were at the end of their run in 2003. Today, we talk to a fan of the band that wound up in the inner-circle.

 

This week, Chris and Aaron are joined by rock photographer Chad Lee to discuss all-things-Pantera. Chad is not only a talented photographer but was a personal friend of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. He organizes the Nashville chapter of Ride for Dime. With the Nashville event coming up on September 27th, Chad sat down to discuss Pantera and Darrell's legacy, their material, and other entertaining stories about the "Cowboys from Hell." 

 

Ride For Dime Inc, a 501 (c) 3, charitable organization, honors the lives of guitar hero and friend, "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Jeff Thompson, Nathan Bray, and Erin Halk. Ride for Dime has proudly given back to charities that were of interest to Darrell during his life as well as charities he would have been proud to be a part of, like IAVA. In 2010, they started planning and began raising funds for their own "Ride for Dime Scholarship Fund" and are well on their way with the addition of new chapters.

 

We encourage all of our local listeners to purchase a ticket to the upcoming event and hang out with us! Ticket purchase includes entry into a raffle for autographed guitars from KORN & Halestorm. If you aren't local, you can still purchase a ticket and that money will go towards the charity so you can help from abroad as well. All proceeds benefit Rock Against MS and Nashville animal rescue Proverbs 12:10

 

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Ride For Dime Nashville 2014 3rd annual Motorcycle run and concert

 

Main Street Music

527 W. Main St.

Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Date: Saturday September 27, 2014 06:00 PM Doors: 5:00 PM

 

Headliner:

KIST -AMAZING KISS tribute full costume and stage show

FUNGONEWRONG

Opener:

Erasing Never

Sekond Skyn

The F**king Pantera Cover Band

 

Special Guest:

Jonathan Montoya - SALIVA

Nick Catanese - The Evil Twin (Black Label Society)

Nick Bowcott - (Grim Reaper/Marshall Amps/Guitar World Dime tribute)

Jose Mangin- (Sirius XM, Liquid Metal, Ozzy's Boneyard , Affliction Clothing)

Lüc Carl (Sirius XM Hair Nation, Ozzy's Boneyard Drunk Diet author)

 

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After spending a week in the clouds, we're heading south......way south.

 

This week Aaron and Chris spin some of their favorite songs from the underworld. Hell - Ep153 features hellaciously good tunes from KISS, Turbonegro, King Kobra, Black Sabbath, Heaven's Basement, Halestorm, and much more.

 

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Turbonegro

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Heaven & Hell

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Union

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Halestorm

Scary Monster

 

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The guys are back from a week that nearly put Aaron Camaro out of commission and into recovery. After a health scare of pre-pneumonia, Aaron is back to help Chris tackle this week's subject; and is it ever a doozy.

 

This week the guys cover the first half of two very common subjects in songwriting; Heaven and Hell. Rock and metal bands have written about these subjects for decades and that only stands to continue in the future.This week Aaron and Chris spin some of their favorite tracks about the great beyond that is Heaven. In this episode you'll hear great tracks from artists such as Dio, Gunpowder Gray, Volbeat, Suicidal Tendencies, Stryper, Dokken, and much more.

 

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Yngwie Malmsteen

Gunpowder Gray

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Black Sabbath

Great White

Bride

Stryper

 

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It's no secret that we like Ace Frehley around here and the new 'Space Invader' album is in constant rotation in the studio and we can't wait to hear more from the original Spaceman. And on that note....

 

Recently, Ace announced that the wait for his next album won't be as long as us Frehley fans are accustomed to. In fact, Ace is planning an all-covers album for the near future.

 

This week Aaron and Chris spin their wish list of covers that they think would benefit from an Ace-lift. You'll definitely be surprised by some of their choices that include songs from Budgie, Billy Joel, Deep Purple, Head East, Cheap Trick and much more! We also share YOUR suggestions for songs that Ace should consider for this new album. Enjoy this hour+ of songs that we want to hear covered by the space cowboy!

 

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Head East

Deep Purple

Billy Joel

Budgie

Gerry Rafferty

FLIPP

The First Edition

BTO

Cheap Trick

The Normal

George Harrison

Daddy Cool

Thin Lizzy

Ace Frehley

 

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LISTENER SUGGESTIONS:

 

Rhys Lett:

KISS – Crazy Nights

Daddy Cool – Eagle Rock (anthem in Australia)

 

Warren Money:

AC/DC – Back in Black

Van Halen – I’m the One

George Harrison – What is Life?

 

I-am Hoops:

Rush – Working Man

 

Brent Walter:

Ace demos – Catch Me When I Fall aka Audio/Video

 

Todd Cunningham:

Judas Priest – Victim of Changes

 

Ryan Bales:

Eric Clapton – Cocaine

Rolling Stones – Satisfaction

Jimi Hendrix – Manic Depression

 

Ben van Belzen:

VVI – Back on the Streets

 

James Geike:

Sea of Love

Flipp – Freak

 

Thomas Mucaji/Gregory Muse/Steven Conley:

Deep Purple – Space Truckin’

 

Robert Jackson:

Free – All Right Now

 

Paul Wozniak:

Motorhead – Ace of Spades

 

Mensch Maschine :

The Normal – Warm Leatherette

 

Kent Bennett:

David Bowie – Diamond Dogs

 

Collins Janus:

Joe Perry Project – Shooting Star

 

Danny Silvers:

Thin Lizzy – Thunder & Lightning, Bad Reputation, Do Anything You Want to, Havin’ a Good Time, Jailbreak

 

PJ Brown:  

 

KISS - 2000 Man

 

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It's been entirely too long since Aaron and Chris unveiled the Fresh Blood format for Decibel Geek. The first volume received lots of praise and we're happy to now add the second volume to the collection.

 

This week the guys are spinning tracks by up and coming bands that have the talent, chops, and spirit that all Decibel Geek listeners can appreciate. Tracks from artists such as Gang Forward, We Are Harlot, Diamond Lane, Thundermother, Hardone, Red Wine Hangover and much, much more. It's all new and all for you with Fresh Blood volume 2

 

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Massive

Preachers Son

Thundermother

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King of the North

The Black Moods

Red Wine Hangover

Diamond Lane

Hardbone

We Are Harlot

 

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After a full month of covering KISS and the second half of an Anthrax career/discography discussion, Aaron and Chris are ready for a week of their favorite format; no format!

 

We return this week with volume 18 of the Radio Sucks Radio Show. If you’re new to the show, the idea behind this format is simple. We play great songs by great artists that rarely, if ever, get radio play. Corporate stations can waste your time with advertisements and the same 10 songs every hour. This week we’re breaking out awesome deep cuts from W.A.S.P., Alice Cooper, Angel, Ugly Kid Joe, Nazareth, Heavens Edge, and LA Guns. We’re also playing brand new stuff from Judas Priest and Sixx A.M. On top of that we, honor the late great Dick Wagner at the top of the show. Lots to sink your audio teeth into!

 

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After a jam-packed KISSMAS in July, we're back this week for the second half of our Anthrax discussion with special guest Victor M. Ruiz from Mars Attacks and Talking Metal.

 

In this long-form discussion Chris, Aaron, and Victor dissect the second decade of the Anthrax story. Starting with 1993's 'Sound of White Noise' and going all the way through 2013's 'Anthems' EP, there was a lot of change in the Anthrax camp. What started out as a new life with former Armored Saint front man John Bush would lead to an interesting game of musical chairs over the years and would ultimately result in the return of Joey Belladonna.

 

In part 2 of this Anthrax career discussion, your hosts share their thoughts on the musical and personnel choices made by the band in the past 10 years. Was 'Sound of White Noise' a stab at being a grunge band? Did 'Stomp 442' have no chance at equaling the success of 'White Noise'? Was Bush's more serious side pushing out the youthful and humorous spirit of the Belladonna-era?

 

Other topics touched upon in this coversation are the behind the scenes power moves that have taken place, trouble with record companies, surviving an American tragedy, and unsung heroes in the Anthrax alumni.

 

It's a fun, thoughtful discussion and not everyone agrees with the choices made. We'd like to hear YOUR take on all of this and you can give it to us by any means listed in the Contact Us section below.

 

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KISSMAS in July is now drawing to a close for 2014 and there were so many things we wanted to cover we figured, why not cover them all?

 

This week Aaron and Chris open up a KISS Grab Bag of topics to discuss. Listeners of the show submitted KISS-related subjects and your hosts give their take on those topics this week. Everything from discussion of KISS' merchandising reaching into things like Hello Kitty and arena football to favorite/least favorite albums, stages, costumes, songs, and much much more is covered in this free-form discussion. We also give an update on Vinnie Vincent, plans for more KISS-related shows later in the year and a track by track discussion of the Ace Frehley album 'Space Invader.'

 

A whole lot to cover to round out KISSMAS in JULY so take it all in and enjoy our talk on the Hottest Band in the Land!

 







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While Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons are the 2 constant mainstays in KISS, the lead guitar position has faced the most changes of their 40 year history.

 

This week Aaron and Chris dissect and spin their Top 10 favorite KISS guitar solos. Aaron takes the Ace Frehley route for his list and Chris pulls his 10 favorite from the combined tenure of Vinnie Vincent, Mark St. John, Bruce Kulick, and Tommy Thayer. There's some very interesting and unexpected picks. Let us know what YOUR top 10 KISS guitar solos are by commenting below or on the facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/decibelgeek).

 

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Some of the most memorable KISS discussions we've had are the ones we've conducted with crew members. This week's guest should prove to continue that tradition.

 

Former KISS crew member Ken Barr joins Chris and Aaron this week for an in-depth discussion of a very transitional phase in the Hottest Band in the Land's career. Ken was a drum tech/guitar tech/carpenter for KISS from 1992 - 1996. His tenure included the Revenge tour, Alive III, the 1995 convention tour, MTV Unplugged, Reunion tour rehearsals, and the 1996 KROQ Weenie Roast. Lots of stories about the personalities behind the members of KISS, stories from the road, and Ken's thoughts on what the band is doing today.

 

Our talk with Ken today is just the tip of the iceberg of experiences that he's had throughout his career in the music industry. For much more, check out his book We Are the Road Crew at http://theroadcrew.wordpress.com/


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Keith Doyle, Kal Hinz, Paul Stamm, Joe Lascon, KISS Army Omaha, David Alpizar, James North, Todd Cunningham, Brad Kalmanson, Shane Hebert, PJ Brown, Wayne Cross, Andy Lafon, Billy Hardaway, I-am Hoops, Joel Hebensperger, Lee Maslin (Audio Junkies Podcast), Jody Havenot (Strange Ways Podcast), Andrew Jacobs, Brent Walter, Derik Novak, James Brendon Dunn, Chris Karam, Matt Syverson, Justin Hayes, Stephen Newton, Ron Strowdomis, Denis Schoen, Antonio Espin Ufano, Jason Thomas Broadrick, JTB’s Groovy Record Room, Dave Shirt.

 

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