Decibel Geek Podcast

Guitarist and KISS co-writer Scott Van Zen sits down with the guys this week for a long-form talk about his life, guitar playing, and the experience of writing with our favorite demon, Gene Simmons. In this hour-plus discussion, Scott talks about his early years in central California. Inspired by a wide cross-section of guitarists ranging from Jeff Beck to Johnny Winter to Ted Nugent to Eddie Van Halen; Scott Van Zen worked his way through the ranks to become one of the California's best guitarists in the 1980's and 90's. A musical partnership with singer Ken Tamplin would lead Van Zen to a friendship with KISS' Gene Simmons. In this discussion, Scott talks about Gene's influence not only in songwriting, but in business. His advice has paid dividends for the guitarist over the years.

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Scott Van Zen

Scott Van Zen penned numerous songs with Gene Simmons, noteable among them 'Spit' for 1992's Revenge album and 'Hate,' 'In My Head,' 'Seduction of the Innocent,' for 1997's Carnival of Souls album. Also in this episode, Scott shares a story about an unknown contribution to 1998's Psycho Circus album that hasn't been revealed until now.

Scott Van Zen founded the highly successful Citrus Productions in LA in 1996. His production company, now Van Zen Music, based in Nashville, is working everywhere. Van Zen has written/produced the main titles, background, source music for a myriad of media: Paramount Television, Fox, MTV, ABC, NBC, CBS, ESPN2, WB, FOX Sports, VH1, Entertainment Tonight; etc. His credits include Extreme Makeover, Batman, Nestle, Hot Wheels, Barbie,  Nickelodeon, Justice League, Game Boy, Ellen, Entertainment Tonight, Max Steel, Kung Fu Panda, Big Brother, Hot Wheels, High School Musical, Major League Soccer", Yugioh, "Cars", Fox Sports and many more.

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Scott Van Zen Guitar School Official Site

Scott Van Zen guitar School Facebook Page

Nashville Rock n Pod Expo Info

Meet Scott Van Zen at the Nashville Rock n Pod Expo! Happening Saturday August 26, 2017 at Music Valley Event Center, the Nashville Rock n Pod Expo features podcasters from all over North America recording on-site and meeting listeners. Also, numerous vinyl and memorabilia vendors will be on hand. In addition to this, special guests from some of your favorite bands as well as legendary producers will be there signing autographs, holding meet and greets, and participating in panel discussions for a live audience. So much to see and do! Go to www.nashvillerocknpodexpo.com for more info!

Scott Van Zen will also be performing the night before the expo at the official preparty with his band Desolation Angels: A Salute to Bad Company! Go HERE for full event details!

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DBG VIP Sonny Pooni joins the guys this week for Radio Sucks Radio Show v29! In this fun rock and talk episode Sonny talks about how he discovered Decibel Geek and what hooked him into being a DBG VIP. Additionally, he shares some killer rock and metal music from artists including Winery Dogs, Lord Tracy, Talisman, Restrayned, Halestorm, Steelheart, Black Label Society, Y&T, Extreme, and Vinnie Vincent Invasion!

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Radio Sucks Radio Show v29

 

The guys also talk more about the upcoming Nashville Rock n Pod Expo coming on August 26, 2017. Numerous podcasts from all over North America, vinyl/memorabilia vendors, and special guests from the world of rock participating in signings and meet and greets. It's gonna be a rock n roll party and YOU'RE invited! Go to www.nashvillerocknpodexpo.com to get more info and find out how YOU can make it happen!

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Winery Dogs

Lord Tracy

Talisman

Restrayned

Halestorm

Steelhart

Black Label Society

Y&T

Extreme

Vinnie Vincent Invasion

Nashville Rock n Pod Expo Info:

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Music Valley Event Center, Nashville TN

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:37pm EST

Aaron and Chris return to the wayback machine for 1982 Year in Review Pt2! In this nearly two hour nostalgia extravaganza, your hosts have more facts, pop culture happenings, news stories, and music to share from an awesome year!

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1982 Year in Review Pt2

You'll get music from 20+ artists including Judas Priest, April Wine, Aerosmith, Tygers of Pan Tang, Plasmatics, Twisted Sister, Foghat Led Zeppelin, Wishbone Ash, Whitesnake, Billy Squire, Alice Cooper, Hughes/Thrall, Demon, Michael Schenker Group, ACCEPT, KISS, Y&T, Headpins, Girl, and more! All that and, of course, classic commercials! It's a great trip back in time. We hope you enjoy 1982 Year in Review Pt2 and SHARE with a friend!

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April Wine

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Tygers of Pan Tang

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Alice Cooper

Hughes/Thrall

Demon

MSG

ACCEPT

KISS

Y&T

Headpins

Girl

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