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We recently attended a SciFi convention and we're taking you with us for Radio Sucks V36! The good people at ICCC (Imperial Commissary Collectors Convention) invited us to be part of the festivities this year. Featuring tons of actors from scifi movies including Star Wars, Cosplayers, toy/collectable vendors and more, we thought we'd see if there were some rock fans in the crowd. You'll hear our results today as well as some of their favorite songs.

Radio Sucks V36

Additionally, we spin some great tracks from Checkpoint Charley, Toddzilla, Lipstick Generation, Eclipse, Alice Cooper, and many more!

It's a Radio Sucks episode like no other! We hope you enjoy Radio Sucks V36 and SHARE with a friend!

SONGS:

Star Wars Theme by Galactic Empire

Viva la Victoria by Eclipse

New Gods by Thy Art is Murder (clip)

Nice Boys by Guns N’ Roses

Hand of Doom by Black Sabbath

Waiting for the Cloud - Legendary Pink Dots (clip)

Archangel Thunderbird by Amon Düül II (clip)

Howling at Nothing by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (clip)

Bedlam in Beligium by AC/DC

Matilda Mother by Howling Giant

Invader by Checkpoint Charlie

Eyes of Love by Lipstick Generation

Breathe by Toddzilla

East Side Story by Alice Cooper

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We return this week with one of the most "inside" KISS-related shows we've ever done as we have a Conversation with a KISS Meme. To explain, in 2010 teenager Rich Cser was basking in the discovery of rock and metal music. For fun, he filmed himself singing and doing air guitar to some of his favorite songs and uploaded the videos to Youtube. Of these videos, his choice of KISS' Ready My Body from 1989's 'Hot in the Shade' album was a strange one. Furthermore, his animated air guitar performance, complete with tongue wagging and throwing "the horns" got the attention of the KISS Army. Soon, the video would be the topic of much discussion on many KISS groups and message boards. Not all of the response was positive. Ultimately, it was a conversation starter regardless of good or bad reaction.

KISS Meme

After 2010, the video of Cser asking if the letters are big enough kind of fell by the wayside; until this year. Popular Youtube host Ralph Viera (aka Dr. Fukk) resurrected the video on his channel for a bit of playful satire, explaining that his girlfriend had left him for Cser before throwing to the original video.

Not one to stand idly by, Decibel Geek host Aaron Camaro got to work and actually found Rich Cser on social media. Once explaining to him that his video had gotten quite a reaction, he surprisingly agreed to appear on Decibel Geek. Today we give you Conversation with a KISS Meme. Thanks to Rich Cser for the cool talk and to Ralph Viera for reminding us of the badassery that is the Ready My Body video.

WARNING, please have your girlfriends or wives leave the room before playing this episode. Unless you want them to leave you.

Original Video of Rich Cser performing Ready My Body

Ralph Viera's Video

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:48pm EDT

We return this week with special guest Brian Davis for Bonus Tracks Vol2! For whatever reason, certain great songs are left off of albums. Fortunately, through the process of remasters, deluxe editions, and box sets, these hidden gems are released to the fans. In this episode, we highlight a ton of great tunes from many of our favorite artists.

Bonus Tracks Vol2

In this nearly 2 hour episode you'll get tracks from Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Motorhead, Alice in Chains, The Donnas, Aerosmith, AC/DC, and tons more!

Be sure to check out Brian's Damn Good Movie Memories podcast as well!

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Bonus Tracks Vol1 can be heard HERE

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:34pm EDT

We return this week for a peach of a discussion about The Heavier Side of the Black Crowes! We've never really delved deeply into this Georgia-born group led by the brothers Robinson. For this episode we turn to an expert as David Hudson from the State of Amorica podcast joins in to school us on Crowes history. Additionally, your hosts and guest spin some of their favorite 'heavier' songs by the band.

Black Crowes

 

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The guys are back to break down all the details of an incredible weekend with the ROCKNPOD 2019 Recap! There's a lot to go over from the third annual celebration of rock music and podcasting and the guys take you through the entire weekend. In this episode, Chris and Aaron share details of what went on including the Friday and Saturday concerts as well as behind the scenes information.

ROCKNPOD 2019 Recap

So many bands, so many guests and so many podcasts; it's a lot to keep up with! You'll get it all in this ROCKNPOD 2019 Recap!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:12pm EDT

With the ROCKNPOD Expo around the corner, we're back this week to kick back and talk about some current rock and metal happenings with New Noize 5!

There's some strange doings in the world of Rock and Metal and we're tackling a few of them this week. In this relaxed discussion we share our thoughts on a guy butt-smuggling a cell phone in jail, the untimely passing of a Sunset Strip legend, an iconic Heavy Metal guitarist that's beating the odds while churning out killer riffs, a reunion that probably never-will-be, and a concert ticketing scandal that'll have you yelling, "Kill Em All!"

New Noize 5

We touch on those subjects and a few others in New Noize 5!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:53pm EDT

We return this week with an in-depth discussion on the written word of the Hottest Band in the Land as we discuss KISS Lyrics. While they will never be viewed by the elite on a par with wordsmiths such as Dylan or Springsteen, there's plenty to talk about when it comes to the lyrical catalog of KISS.

KISS Lyrics

With so many lyrics to possibly go through, we're making this volume 1 and capping the discussion at 1977. We hope you enjoy KISS Lyrics Best and Worst and SHARE with a friend!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:14pm EDT

We're late starting KISSmas in July but it's finally here with The Best and Worst of KISS! In this episode we go through the KISS discograph and make our selections for best and worst song. Some albums were quite a challenge and there's some definite disagreement between us.

The Best and Worst of KISS

We also get a phone call from Kruisefest organizer Joe D'Angelo who gives us some details on this amazing event coming up in Miami this October. Find out more about Kruisefest at www.kruisefest.com

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KIX guitarist Brian "Damage" Forsythe joins us this week to break down the making of KIX's Midnite Dynamite album! Released in 1985, this album sees the band going in a heavier direction while also embracing pop elements and production of the day via producer Beau Hill.

In this long form discussion Brian shares his memories of the status of the band at the time. After putting out two major label releases, the average music fan would think the band was riding high; in this episode you'll release it was much more of a struggle. Brian's openness in this conversation is both informative and refreshing.

Midnite Dynamite

Midnite Dynamite spans 10 tracks. In this episode, Brian recalls his memories of the recording of these songs including details on gear that was used as well as some uncomfortable moments that led to this album's creation.

We appreciate Brian "Damage" Forsythe for joining us for this in-depth conversation about the making of a KIX classic!

Meet Brian at the upcoming Nashville Rocknpod Expo taking place Saturday August 10th at Nashville Airport Marriott. Get your tickets at www.nashvillerocknpodexpo.com/ticketing

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:41pm EDT

We dive deep into a murky period for one of rock's great as we discuss the Alice Cooper Blackout Era! The substance abuse was at its absolute peak in the early 80's for our favorite shock-rocker. Many years of drinking followed by a craving for cocaine had started to destroy Alice from the inside out. Starting in 1980 with the Flush the Fashion era, Alice Cooper abandoned his classic eye makeup for a psychotic Mommie-Dearest image. Combined with his gaunt frame, it still registers as once of his most frightening looks.

Aside from the substances, the early 80's were a strangely creative time for Alice. The albums produced during this period yielded some brilliant, yet uneven, moments. Starting with 1980's Flush the Fashion, Alice takes a swing at disco and new wave with certain tracks. 1981's Special Forces is filled with an authoritarian concept while still providing a wink and a nod to androgyny. The cocaine abuse hits mass effect on 1982's Zipper Catches Skin and the songs bear that out despite some great moments. 1983's DaDa rounds out the Blackout Era in grand fashion with an album made purely from the heart. With Warner Brothers all but guaranteeing no promotional push, Cooper reunites with Dick Wagner and producer Bob Ezrin for an album that still sounds otherworldly today.

In this episode we share our thoughts on this 4 album run and spin our favorite tracks from each. We hope you enjoy Alice Cooper Blackout Era - Ep365 and SHARE with a friend!

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Jeff Scott Soto joins us this week for an enlightening conversation on a remarkable career. Jeff's journey from his early days with Yngwie Malmsteen to his current day projects including the new SOTO album Origami, is quite a tale to tell.

Luckily for us, Jeff was in a talkative mood for this episode. We hit many important markers from his career including Malmsteen, his demo work with Vinnie Vincent, a stint with Journey, recent dates with Jason Bieler, and much more!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:16am EDT

We're back to talk your ear off about all the doings in the world of Rock n Roll with New Noize 4! We begin this week's festivities with an extended discussion on Vinnie Vincent. This not only involves yet another promised event for fans of the ankh warrior but in how it related to the upcoming Nashville ROCKNPOD Expo. In this diatribe that we were sent, it includes an asinine claim by the former KISS guitarist about our expo. We take the time to read this statement and give our response as well as the truth behind the situation since you aren't getting it from him.

New Noize 4

As with all New Noize episodes, we touch on our thoughts on current rock news of the day. This week we're covering the possibility of a new Tool album, new material from Guns n' Roses, Tommy Thayer throwing shade at Ace Frehley, and Courtney Love making news for anything but her music. All that and much more in New Noize 4!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:28pm EDT

We're putting our spin on a current trend with Rock n Roll Spirit Animals! This week's episode has us spinning tracks from band names from the animal kingdom. Sure, it's silly but we promise you a great time filled with awesome tracks.

Rock n Roll Spirit Animals

You'll get cool tunes from White Lion, Eagles of Death Metal, Spread Eagle, Dogs D'Amour, Scorpions, King Kobra, Faster Pussycat, Whitesnake, Tygers of Pan Tang, and The Black Crows!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:57pm EDT

Your holiday soundtrack is now set as we pay tribute to some great rockers we've lost with Memorial Metal! In this episode, we are remembering some of our favorite lost musicians and spinning tracks in their honor. This time we're honoring such greats as Eric Carr, Dave Pritchard, Ronnie James Dio, Dave Brockie, Phil Kennemore, Bernie Torme, Vinnie Paul, Motorhead, Steve Marriott, and Dick Wagner!

Memorial Metal

Crank this episode up at your Memorial Day barbeque for a soundtrack that will wake the neighbors!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:20pm EDT

This week we focus on the Prince of Darkness as we celebrate our Top 5 Ozzy Osbourne Songs 1980-1986! One year after being fired from Black Sabbath in 1979, Ozzy came back with a vengeance with Blizzard of Ozz. The combination of Osbourne's lyrics and the guitar gymnastics of Randy Rhodes took the rock world by storm. Additionally, bassist Bob Daisley and drummer Lee Kerslake rounded out an incredible sonic assault that would rattle the early 80's.

Top 5 Ozzy

 

Not only known for great songs, Ozzy's reputation grew by leaps and bounds in the 1980's. The "Satanic Panic" movement was in full swing and Ozzy was at the top of the list. His crazed antics freaked parents out and, in turn, spawned even crazier rumors about the former Sabbath front man. We touch on our memories of Ozzy during this time as well as our first experiences buying his music.

Following Blizzard Ozzy releases three other great albums during this period. Diary of a Madman continued the momentum before tragedy struck with the untimely death of Rhodes in a plane crash. Enlisting former Mickey Ratt guitarist Jake E. Lee, Osbourne soldiered on with stellar material on Bark at the Moon and The Ultimate Sin.

What are YOUR Top 5 Ozzy Songs from this era? Let us know in the comments and SHARE with a friend!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:15pm EDT

This week bring you up to date with New Noize Vol4! There's a lot going on in today's rock world and and we're ready to tackle them head on. Rock news covered this week includes Ozzy Osbourne's continued immortality, Vinnie Vincent's recent interview and his future plans (allegedly). We also discuss the new Wildhearts record, Geoff Tate driving wine drinkers around Europe and Corey Taylor covering Poison? Additionally, you'll get an update on the upcoming ROCKNPOD Expo taking place August 9-10 in Nashville TN. Get your tickets at www.nashvillerocknpodexpo.com/ticketing.

New Noize Vol4

Also, we share our review of the recent Ace Frehley show that took place at Marathon Music Works in Nashville. Did Ace deliver? Were the gloves off? You'll have to listen to find out!

That's just the tip of the iceberg. We cover a lot this week!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:17pm EDT

This week we bring you another sonic sampling of killer rock music with Radio Sucks Radio Show v35! It's been half a year since we kicked back and just spun some tunes we love. So sit back, relax, and enjoy some killer music from the likes of Ace Frehley, Hair of the Dog, Stryper, MSG, Anthrax, Motorhead, Motley Crue, Hollywood Vampires, Love/Hate, and Aerosmith.

Radio Sucks Radio Show V35

If we turned you onto something you liked this week we implore you to purchase the music directly from the artist. Music survives when you support the artists!

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After reading an article written by Claire Gillespie from the website Delite documenting their list of the Top Live Bands of All Time, Aaron and Chris set out to compare notes with Top 5 Live Acts! The Delite article makes some interesting choices (30 of them in total) and we do not agree with all of them. How do our picks contrast with theirs? You'll have to listen to find out!

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Top 5 Live Acts

We hope you enjoy Top 5 Live Acts and SHARE with a friend! Please remember to go to the Decibel Geek Podcast page on Facebook and leave YOUR selections in the comments section of this episode. Thanks!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:47pm EDT

We're back this week with the long-awaiting second volume of Camaro's Cutout Bin! Aaron Camaro is always on the hunt. His journey's to record stores, thrift stores, yardsales, and more have resulted in a CD collection in the thousands. Aaron has rolled the dice on a ton of CD's over the years. An album or artist may not be familiar but if it looks like it might possibly rock, he'll pick it up.

Camaro's Cutout Bin

Camaro's Cutout Bin Vol2 features songs from some of these blind album picks. We defy our listeners to say they've heard of any of these bands. If you have, let us know! This episode features music from artists such as Tsar, Black Lipstick, Deep Jimi and the Zep Creams, Young Heart Attack, The Hellhounds, Diamond Dog, Pig Pen, Detroit, and Peter Blast.

If you're into music discovery, you're gonna love this episode. Thanks for listening and SHARE with a friend!

Camaro's Cutout Bin Vol1

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Back by popular demand, we bring you one of our favorite guests ever as Toddzilla Returns! For the uninitiated, Toddzilla is a Nashville music scene fixture. His amazing image (tall hair, flashy suits, etc) is only outshined by his incredible guitar playing. Furthermore, Todd is a master storyteller and this episode doesn't disappoint. This is a fun conversation and Todd gives his views on a ton of different subjects.

Toddzilla Returns

Toddzilla now fronts an amazing show entitled Toddzilla's Rip-Roarin' Rock 'n' Roll Big Top. This killer show features Toddzilla fronting a great band performing classic rock tunes with tons of flare. Additionally, the show features several dancers performing acrobatic numbers on stage. It's an impressive display. Get more information on upcoming shows at https://www.facebook.com/RnRBigTop/

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More Toddzilla Episodes!

Six Songs Toddzilla Thinks You Should Hear

Conversation with Toddzilla

Roth-Era Van Halen Discussion w/Toddzilla

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This week we celebrate one of America's greatest bands as we pick our Top 5 Ramones Songs 1976-1980! Born in Queens, NY, Ramones were a powder keg of chemistry as Johnny, Dee Dee, Joey, and Tommy (and later, Marky) lit a match that ignited an entire movement. The simple, edgy arrangements of throwback pop put through a buzzsaw turned up to 11 inspired an entire generation to start their own bands and, in turn, kick off the punk rock wave that would take the world by storm.

Ramones

As you'll hear in the episode, Aaron and Chris' favorite tracks vary wildly. We hope you enjoy Top 5 Ramones Songs 1976-1980 and SHARE with a friend!

ALSO!

Chris and Aaron will be hosting the upcoming Headbangers Ball concert at Little Harpeth Brewing in Nashville, TN on March 30! Great hard rock covers from Toxic pistols and Iron Tribe: A Tribute to Iron Maiden will be delighting your ears. An Iron Maiden prize pack with 2 tickets to the upcoming Nashville concert as well as 2 VIP Passes for the upcoming ROCKNPOD Expo will be given away! Be sure to attend and join us for a great night of music and fun! More details at https://www.facebook.com/events/157454911841884/

Also, David Ellefson of Megadeth will be joining us at ROCKNPOD! We're super stoked to have David and his business partner Thom Hazaert on hand this year for signing sessions with fans as well as panels presented by their Playback Independent Music Expo! More details can be found at www.rocknpod.com!

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Bill Elam, David Gregory Karsh, Kevin Williams, Greg York, James Nicholson, Shea Hargett, Matt Ashcraft, David Cathey, Ray Coon, Victor Ruiz, Marc Alden Taylor, Free Form Rock Podcast, Dan Nation, Rockin Ron Runyon, Decibel Geek TV, Denver DeSeranno, Gino Ames, David Glynn, Chris Mikula, Brad Shick, Aaron Baker, Sons of Kong, Lipstick, Greg Troyan, Rodney Dickson, James McEllhiney, Mike Parnell, Trevor McDougall, Rob Web, Chris Akin, Mikael Burell, Dave Kostka, Joseph Capone, Brad Kalmanson, Sean Cullen, Jay Szczeblewski, James West, Shane Hebert, Adam Cox, Cobras & Fire Podcast, Christopher Stokes, Bipolar Billy, Coxy, Ernesto Aguilar, JJ MAC, Jeff Mendenhall, Digital Killed, I Love It Loudcast, The Mooger Fooger

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:23am EDT

In light of the false declaration of rock's demise, we bring you Fresh Blood Volume 7! Regardless of what you've hears, there's a ton of great rock music being generated today. In this episode, Chris and Aaron bring you 10 killer tracks from bands that will be fresh to your ears! Artists this week include Liliac, The Mysterines, Images of Eden, Denman, Babylon Shakes, Alien Weaponry, Sons of Kong, The Radio Sun, Massive Wagons, and Lipstick.

Fresh Blood Volume 7

One of this week's artists, Images of Eden, are trekking across the US this Spring with Metal Church and Doro Pesch. Be sure to check them out if they hit your town! More info at www.imagesofeden.com.

We also share new information on this year's ROCKNPOD weekend happening August 9-10 in Nashville, TN. Go to www.rocknpod.com for more details!

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With Aaron moving this week, the guys needed a week off. But, have no fear, you're still getting an episode this week! In this Torpedo Dudes Preview episode, you'll get a taste of what you're missing by not being a DBG VIP on Patreon. Listen this week for free and join us for back catalog and future episodes of the best KISS podcast on Patreon, The Torpedo Dudes!

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Torpedo Dudes

Greg Troyan of the band Lipstick and podcast The Lipstick Panel joins us for some hilarious KISS talk! 

This episode goes all over the place but is entertaining as can be. 

Subjects touched on include Italian stereotypes, bathroom habits, cocaine, discovering KISS as a millenial, the greatness of Peter Criss, Greg's awkward interaction with Gene Simmons, The Thong Song, who blew who first, socks, Desmond Child, Diane Warren, KISS being a four wheel drive vehicle, Bill Aucoin, Sean Delaney, showmanship, terrible song requests, Japanese rock, lip syncing, set lists, painters and more!

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We give a little Irish to you this week with our Thin Lizzy Discussion! Greg Troyan of the band Lipstick and podcast The Lipstick Panel joins us to cover the Thin Lizzy discography. Join us as we take you through each album, giving detailed stories about the production and songwriting. Additionally, we provide our thoughts on each album, picking our favorite songs.

The Thin Lizzy history starts in 1971. Distributed by Decca Records and featuring the trio of Phil Lynott, Eric Bell, and Brian Downey, the first two albums, Thin Lizzy and Shades of a Blue Orphanage (1972), show a band struggling to find it's signature sound. However, there are several solid tracks on the first two albums. The original lineup ends its run on a high note with 1973's Vagabonds of the Western World.

The classic Thin Lizzy lineup gets its start with 1974's Nightlife album. While new guitarists Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson display a bit of their future firepower on tracks like Sha La La and It's Only Money, the album is markedly mellow with such laid-back tracks as the title track, She Knows, and Frankie Carroll.

1975's Fighting album would see Thin Lizzy hone their sound into a tight, melodic hard rock. Tracks such as Fighting My Way Back, Suicide, and Freedom Song would show more edge while not losing melody. The ballad Wild One and moody Spirit Slips Away make Fighting a great album from front to back.

Thin Lizzy would burst onto the world stage in 1976 with the release of Jailbreak. The title track and breakthrough single The Boys Are Back in Town propels the band to a much larger audience. Additionally, this strong effort is rounded out with such musical gems as Romeo and the Lonely Girl and Emerald.

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1976 would see two releases from the band. Johnny the Fox, while not as successful as the previous album, boasts an impressive track list. Songs like Don't Believe a Word, Massacre, Old Flame, and Borderline would continue to show the diversity of song-craft from this band.

Furthermore, Thin Lizzy would continue to impress in 1977 with the release of Bad Reputation. While marred with personnel issues during production, the album still delivers. Brian Robertson is in and out of the band during the making of this release, leaving Scott Gorham to handle the bulk of the guitar playing. Nevertheless, Bad Reputation is loaded with fantastic songs such as the title-track, Opium Trail, and the heartfelt Southbound.

Thin Lizzy would document their awe-inspiring live sets with 1978's Live and Dangerous. Produced by Tony Visconti, the album would becomes a musical gateway drug for many aspiring rock musicians. Named by many as the greatest live rock album ever created, it is a blistering live document.

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Gary Moore, who had subbed previously over time for Brian Robertson, becomes a full member of Thin Lizzy in time for the next album. Black Rose: A Rock Legend is touted by many fans as the band's finest work. Songs such as Do Anything You Want to Do, Waiting for an Alibi, and Sarah do a great job of showing up the band's sense of melody and technical proficiency.

Gary Moore's tenure doesn't last long and guitarist Snowy White is brought in for 1980's Chinatown album. Considered by some as a letdown in comparison to Black Rose, it still boasts some impressive songs such as the anthemic We Will Be Strong, Sweetheart, and Killer On the Loose.

1981's Renegade album is a divisive one among Thin Lizzy fans. The choices of keyboardist Darren Wharton and noted heavy metal producer Chris Tsangarides leaves some fans wondering if Thin Lizzy is abandoning their sound. While different, Renegade still has plenty of strong material including Leave This Town, No One Told Him, and the incredibly dark Angel of Death.

Thin Lizzy releases their final album in 1983. Thunder and Lightning is a strong way to go out. Featuring the playing of John Sykes and, again, produced by Chris Tsangarides, the album is a ferocious final sonic document of a band that should have ruled the world. Songs like the title track, Cold Sweat, and The Holy War close out the Thin Lizzy canon with a bang.

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We're honored to be joined by a 4-time Olympian this week as Jason Morris picks Six Songs he thinks you should hear! After meeting Jason in Atlanta a year ago, we've been looking forward to having him on the show to share his story. In this episodes, Jason talks about growing up in New York, getting into Judo at an early age, and persevering as an athlete and, later, a coach.

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Not only is Jason a great athlete, but his taste in music is fantastic as well! In this Six Songs special, he's turning you onto some great rock music. Notably, you're getting great tracks from Hardline, Edguy, Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Dio, and Dan Wos Project. It was great having Jason on the show. Be sure to check out his website at https://www.realjudo.net/

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With so much happening in the KISS world, we thought we'd return with a KISS Edition of New Noize! In this hour-plus talk, we get down to our thoughts on the nuts and bolts of the KISS world in 2019; and boy is it active!

KISS kicked off the beginning of their End of the Road tour in Vancouver this week. Specifically, the stage is massive and is getting lots of attention. Additionally, the specter of backing tracks being piped through the sound system is being discussed. Is the new KISS show live or is it Memorex? We'll dissect and give our thoughts.

Also of note, on the eve of the new KISS tour, Ace Frehley took aim at his former band mates; blasting Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley with some serious allegations. Have Paul and Gene cost Ace millions of dollars due to badmouthing him? Did Gene really make a pass at Ace's girlfriend? Consequently, did Ace even actually write the salvo that was launched via his social media? We'll examine and give you our take.

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Finally, the Vinnie Vincent saga takes yet another major twist. After lots of silence from Vinnie, the promoter, as well as Rocketown, the two shows scheduled in Nashville for February 8th and 9th have been cancelled by the promoter. According to him, Vinnie backed out of the shows. Subsequently, Vinnie (and his attorney) released statements essentially saying he backed out of the shows due to non-payment. Either way, the remaining fans of Mr. Vincent are, once again, left disappointed. Does this pay out in court? Will the ticket buyers get their refunds? Will there be another concert scheduled and who would trust that the show will happen? We give our take on this circus.

As a result of all of this, there's no shortage of drama within the KISS Kamp. There's been speculation that the band would eventually launch a reality show. This begs the question, are we living through it right now?

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This week Tesla's Troy Luccketta joins us to discuss the making of Mechanical Resonance. Released in December of 1986, Mechanical Resonance introduced this Sacramento-based 5 piece to the world. Produced by the duo of Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero, the album peaked at 32 on the Billboard charts. Additionally, it provided Tesla with some bonafide material that still gets played live today including Modern Day Cowboy, Cumin' Atcha Live, and Little Suzi.

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Mechanical Resonance

In this long-form discussion, Troy shares the origin story of Tesla. Details covered include the name change from City Kidd, marathon writing sessions, who's responsible for the name Tesla, and much more! As always, we also go track by track with Troy to get recollections of the making of each song.

2019 is shaping up to be a big year for Tesla. While Troy provides lots of great stories of the making of Mechanical Resonance, he also fills us in on the current state of the band. The new album, Shock, is slated for release in March of 2019. Consequently, the band is set to hit the road extensively. One of those dates is February 19th, in Nashville at the legendary Ryman Auditorium. To see such a great band in a venue with acoustics such as this is something you won't forget. So, if you are anywhere Nashville on February 19th, join Chris and Aaron for a killer night of live music with Tesla!

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We look to the year in music ahead this week with Album Anticipation! This week we're discussing albums that are in production for a 2019 release. You're getting great new tracks from Shark Island, Axl Rose, Yellowcake and Tora Tora. Additionally, we're discussing bands that are rumored to be making a return to the studio this year. As a result, you're getting some classic tracks from Dokken, Poison, Tesla, the Wildhearts and more!

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What are some albums that YOU are looking forward to in 2019? Be sure to leave a comment on this post in Decibel Geek Podcast facebook page!

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We hit the ground running in 2019 but looking back at our favorite songs and albums of last year with Best of 2018! If you have friends that say there's no good music being produced these days just punch them in the nuts and direct them to this episode. In this mega-long episode, we're turning you onto some incredible rock and metal that came out last year.

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Best of 2018 has you getting killer tracks from artists such as Stryper, Massive Wagons, Primal Fear, Skull Fist, Judas Priest, Turbonegro, Ace Frehley, Enuff Z'nuff, Clutch, and tons more! Additionally, we read off the albums that came close to making our lists. It's a celebration of 12 months of killer rock and metal music! We hope you enjoy Best of 2018 and SHARE with a friend!

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We close out the year in excellent fashion with DIO-CEMBER VOL2! We left off last week with Ronnie James Dio fronting Black Sabbath. Inasmuch as the chemistry was palatable, Ronnie needs and change and things pick up in 1983. The Holy Diver album is an absolute powerhouse because of its lineup. Guitarist Vivian Campbell, bassist Jimmy Bain, and drummer Vinny Appice were the perfect arsenal to back Ronnie up. Accordingly, the results are made clear in the material they released. To follow up Holy Diver with such strong albums as Last in Line and Sacred Heart speaks to the power of this lineup.

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DIO-CEMBER VOL2

DIO-CEMBER VOL2 explores the many changes that took place in Ronnie's career. While the original lineup gets plenty of love in this episode, we also aim to show you that fantastic material was released well after they ceased to be a unit. Consequently, you'll get tracks from DIO albums including Dream Evil, Lock Up the Wolves, Strange Highways, Magica, Killing the Dragon, and Master of the Moon. Additionally, Aaron spins a great track from the Heaven and Hell lineup.

Ronnie James Dio may no longer be with us but he leaves a musical legacy that endures. Indeed, his incomparable voice raised the bar for such legends as Richie Blackmore and Tony Iommi. Additionally, the impressive material that he put out through the DIO is an undeniable template to the greatness of Heavy Metal. We hope you've enjoyed DIO-CEMBER.

DIO-CEMBER VOL2 is the end of our two-part tribute to the great Ronnie James Dio. However, there's always next year!

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We celebrate the holidays this week by releasing volume 1 of a 2 part special on a legend; DIO-CEMBER Vol1 is here! In this special, we pay tribute to the late, great Ronnie James Dio. This week's entry has us focusing on Ronnie's first decade in the rock world 1972-1981.

Ronald Padavona was born in New Hampshire in 1942. His family would soon move to New York where he would be raised around music. Beginning at the age of 5, Ronnie was a born-performer. Stints playing trumpet and bass would lead the way to Ronnie fronting bands. After changing his name to Dio around 1960, his first real step in the world of rock would be taken in 1972. ELF's self-titled debut album features Ronnie and childhood friends performing while Deep Purple legends Roger Glover and Ian Paice produced. This would lead to extended touring opening for Purple and, eventually, the formation of Richie Blackmore's Rainbow.

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DIO-CEMBER Vol1

Rainbow's history is well-covered but, in short, the Dio-led version of the band is legendary in its output. Richie Blackmore's Rainbow, Rising, and Long Live Rock & Roll are testaments to the powerful partnership between the singer and guitarist.

Unfortunately, the clash of egos would lead to Ronnie leaving Rainbow. On the other hand, rock history was waiting to be changed as Dio would then team up with Black Sabbath who had recently parted ways with Ozzy Osbourne. The newfound chemistry between Dio and guitarist Tony Iommi was undeniable. As a result, Black Sabbath would release two landmark albums with Ronnie; Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules. Despite the incredible material, it would be a short-lived union. But, that's for us to discuss on volume 2.

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We're back this week to tackle the who, what, when, where and why of the second half of our 1981 Year in Review Part 2!

July of 1981 is a strong month for the rock genre. Strong efforts include releases by Foreigner, Def Leppard, and the Ramones. Additionally, some great under the radar albums by Demon and New England help bolster and already solid month.

The month of August is a busy one in news and pop culture. The launch of MTV on August 1st is a landmark moment that's about to turn the music world on its head. Also taking place in August of 1981, John Lennon assassin Mark David Chapman is sentenced. Furthermore, a fantastic musical release by Brad Whitford and Derek St. Holmes is getting attention.

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1981 Year in Review Part 2

September of 1981 is filled with great rock music as well as a shocking personnel change. The month is marked with solid outings by Triumph, Grand Funk Railroad, Michael Schenker Group, KIX, and Alice Cooper. Additionally, Iron Maiden do the unthinkable and switch lead singers right as the band is beginning its ascent.

The music news for October of 1981 includes a young Prince being boo'd off the stage while opening for the Rolling Stones. Also, music piracy is on the radar as the "Home Taping is Killing Music" campaign is launched. Music releases for October include new solo material from Ozzy Osbourne as well as a big release from his previous band, Black Sabbath. Notably, KISS venture into uncharted waters with a new look and a strange concept album.

Hollywood death gripped the United States in November of 1981. Famed actress Natalie Wood tragically drowns while on a boat ride with two other notable thespians. Mystery continues to surround the case. Also of note, porn star John Holmes is arrested, and later acquitted, in the Laurel Canyon "Wonderland" murders. Additionally, November of 1981 is highlighted by big releases from Motley Crue and AC/DC.

All of this is covered this week as well as classic commercials in our 1981 Year in Review Part 2! We hope you enjoy and SHARE with a friend!

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We're hopping in the De Lorean and heading back in time this week for our 1981 Year in Review Part 1! So many things happened from January - June 1981 that you're getting an earful this week! Wendy O. Williams arrested, Steven Tyler cheats death, and the Urban Cowboy fashion movement takes hold. Other stories include Ozzy eating a bird (uncooked), President Reagan in the crosshairs, riots in the UK, and much more.

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1981 in sports sees championships won by the Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Dodgers. In the wrestling world, Hulk Hogan is having an identity crisis. We touch on these stories and more this week. Additionally, American television audiences are caught up in shows such as Three's Company, M.A.S.H., Dukes of Hazzard and Love Boat. This week we'll tell you the top 5 shows on 1981 and touch on our thoughts of them.

Our 1981 Year in Review Part 1 wouldn't be complete without music. Notably,  you'll get tracks from UFO, GenX, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Cirith Ungol, Hanoi Rocks, Accept, Van Halen, Y&T, and tons more!

Additionally, you're getting another dose of nostalgia in the form of classic commercials and facts and numbers of 1981!

In summary, it's a trip through time that'll take you back. We hope you enjoy 1981 Year in Review Part 1 and SHARE with a friend!

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Filmmaker Andrew Sgambati is with us this week to talk about The Greatest Show on Earth as well as to pick our Top 5 KISS Songs 1974-1977! While there's a ton of controversy surrounding the Hottest Band in the Land in 2018 we're happy to have Andrew on to discuss a time when all was right in the world. The mid-1970's were a magical time for KISS. The strength of their six studio albums and two live albums propelled the band into the heights of pop culture consciousness in 1977. Inspired by such a special era for the band, Andrew channeled that inspiration into making The Greatest Show on Earth; a concert film/documentary sourced from video from live 1977 concerts and audio from Alive II.

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Additionally, Andrew sticks around to join us in picking our Top 5 KISS Songs 1974-1977. We know you'll agree with a number of choices while probably scratching your head at others. Don't you just love list shows?

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Promoter Joe D'Angelo joins us for Vinnie Vincent Special vol6; our thoughts on Miami, Memphis, and more. We said we'd never do another one of these but with recent events taking place, we had to chime in. In this latest volume, Joe tells us about his experience booking and working with Vinnie Vincent. Vinnie appeared in Miami for The Gathering KISS Kruise Preparty. He appeared for two meet and greet days as well as a performance with Four by Fate onstage for a few songs. Joe gives us the details on what it's like working with Vinnie, how he was to the fans, as well as his thoughts on the onstage performance. We also give our thoughts on Vinnie's performance of Lick It Up, I Love It Loud, and Cold Gin.

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Moving on from Miami, Joe stays with us to discuss our thoughts (at that time) about the upcoming 2 night stand at Graceland in Memphis. We delve into what are expectations would be for the fans that are traveling to Tennessee, how ticket sales seemed to be going and speculation on what would go down.

A few days after recording with Joe, a Vinnie Vincent bombshell was dropped. The Memphis shows have been postponed (just weeks away from their confirmed dates) and the show is being moved to Nashville in February. While refunds and exchanges seem to be available to ticket buyers, it became apparent quickly that a number of Vinnie Vincent fans were going to be mightily inconvenienced due to this short notice schedule/city change. We give our unfiltered thoughts on this whole mess and state what we think is going to happen (or not happen) in Nashville in February of 2019.

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Shawn Franklin joins the guys this week to discuss his continuing involvement with Anthrax; this time for the 1988 classic State of Euphoria! This thrashterpiece was released on September 19, 1988 and helped cement Anthrax's place in The Big 4. With killer tracks like Be All End All, Who Cares Wins, Misery Loves Company, and the single Antisocial, State of Euphoria reached No.30 on the Billboard charts and would be certified Gold a year later.

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Shawn Franklin, as you'll also hear in our past Albums Unleashed for Spreading the Disease, has been given the enviable task of sifting through drummer Charlie Benante's Anthrax audio archive. In this 30th Anniversary deluxe edition of State of Euphoria you're getting some incredible material. Disc 1 features a remastered version of the studio album as well as bonus material recorded during the sessions. Disc 2 features Charlie's Archive; tapes from the man himself that Shawn worked on. He painstakingly assembled the best parts of the tapes to give you, the listener, an audio evolution of the songs on the album. From idea tapes to rehearsals to recording to final mix, you'll get a backstage pass to Anthrax in the late 80's as they put State of Euphoria together. 

We appreciate Shawn Franklin joining us this week and encourage you to purchase the new 30th Anniversary Deluxe edition of Anthrax State of Euphoria!

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We're wishing you a Happy Halloween this week with our Type O Negative Discussion! Patreon DBG VIP and donor to the ROCKNPOD Expo Andy Connors joins us to break down the history of this legendary Brooklyn band.

The roots of Type O Negative stretch back to the 1980's when Peter (Ratajczyk) Steele and Josh Silver perform in local metal band Fallout. This would lead to Roadrunner act Carnivore and then morph into Type O Negative with Steele, Silver, drummer Sal Abruscato, and Kenny Hickey.

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In this long form discussion, Andy shares with us the history of Type O Negative. From the debut album Slow, Deep, and Hard through 2007's Dead Again, they blazed a trail of dark, sludgy metal that had a sound all its own. Additionally, you'll hear personal song picks from our guest relating to each album in the discography.

It's a moody hour-plus of music and talk for you this week. Turn out the lights, kick back with some candy, and enjoy Type O Negative Discussion and SHARE with a friend!

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We’re back to further prove that Rock is NOT dead with Fresh Blood V6. Particularly, we've got 10 great up and coming bands this week and we’re confident you’re gonna find something you dig. At the present time, classic artists such as AC/DC, KISS, and Judas Priest continue to roll on. In due time, they will be gone. Accordingly, we're shifting focus this week to younger, hungry bands that are giving their all in a challenging musical climate.

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In this hour-plus chunk of great music you'll hear from City of Thieves, The Watchers, Kaleo, Salem's Lott, Taco Mouth, The Rocket Dolls, Under the Radar, SkeetZo N' Krysis, Black Paisley, and Starcrawler.

Also, you'll notice that two of our song picks were selected by DBG VIPs from Patreon! If you want to become a DBG VIP, simply go to www.patreon.com/decibelgeek and be a $3.00 + patron. Perks include song suggestions, bonus content including the Chris & Aaron Show and much more!

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We return this week to bring you our choices for the Top 5 Worst KISS Songs! It's no secret that we love the Hottest Band in the Land. It's also no secret that, for the great number of awesome songs in the KISS Kanon (spelled with a "K" of course), there are some serious Klunkers.

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This week Chris and Aaron are counting down their personal 5 least favorite songs from KISStory. You may think you're only going to be hearing from a specific era in the band's history. Well, think again! Between the guys' lists, you're hearing songs from Dressed to Kill, Destroyer, Music from the Elder, Animalize, Hot in the Shade, Carnival of Souls, Psycho Circus, and Sonic Boom! It's an hour-plus of fun talk of some dire tunes. You Wanted the Best? Too Bad! This week you're getting the worst!

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We're bringing the news this week with New Noize v3! There are some big happenings going on in the rock and podcasting world. Notably, the Ear Peeler Podcast Kings Tournament. What started out with a 64 podcast field has come down to only four and Decibel Geek is one of them! The semifinals see us going up against the juggernaut of Rock & Metal Combat Podcast. While these guys are our friends, we want to win this thing and that's where YOU come in! Simply go to https://www.facebook.com/earpeeler/ and click on the Decibel Geek logo to submit your vote! Nothing to fill out, no spam. It's as simple as that and you'll be helping us go to the finals!

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In recent rock news, KISS appeared on America's Got Talent and announced their upcoming End of the Road tour. Is this really farewell? Will past members of the band be invited? What do we think? You'll get our take in the episode.

In other KISS-related news, Ace Frehley is set to launch his upcoming Spaceman album. Since we got an advance stream of the album, we're giving you a track-by-track review today. Does this album hold up to past work by Ace? We're letting you know!

Other rock news discussed this week includes an inebriated Stephen Pearcy on stage as well as peace in the Guns n Roses camp! Also, what are the chances of an Axl/DC album?

All of that and a bunch more for your listening pleasure with New Noize v3! We hope you enjoy and SHARE with a friend!

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ROCKNPOD donor and friend of the show Aaron Baker joins us this week for Rock n Roll Diaries. This new theme features Aaron showcasing artists and songs that are markers in his journey through life. Additionally, these songs have a therapeutic element in their ability to help him through difficult times.

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Aaron is bringing an incredible list of songs to share this week. You're getting killer tracks from Van Halen, Eclipse, KISS, Dokken, Ozzy, Tom Petty, Fozzy, Aerosmith, Queensryche, and much more! Also, his stories of a music fan from a younger generation will give you hope that rock is, indeed, very much alive for future generations.

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Growin’ Up Rock & Podcast Rock City host Sonny Pooni joins us this week for a Jeff Scott Soto discussion. Known for his previous work with Yngwie Malmsteen and current work with W.E.T. and Sons of Apollo, Soto has built an incredible career.

Jeff Scott Soto rose to prominence in the early 1980's as the singer for Yngwie Malmsteen. Consequently, Soto has become a rock n roll renaissance man, performing on numerous tribute albums as well as provided backing vocals on tons of hit albums.  Additionally, Jeff Scott Soto has been a contributing part of various bands and solo projects throughout the years. Also, he gained notoriety for his soundtrack performance for Rock Star  as well as a touring stint fronting Journey.

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Ultimately, Sonny is giving us an education this week as we focus on the middle years of Jeff Scott Soto’s career. In this long-form discussion you’ll get cool tracks from Soto’s many projects including Eyes, Talisman, Hollywood Underground, Soul SirkUS, JSS, and Jeff’s solo work.

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In honor of episode 333 we’re spinning our Top 5 Pantera Songs! It’s been 18 years since the last Pantera studio release and both Vinnie and Dime are no longer with us. But even so, the music they left behind still reverberates today.

With the exception of the lesser-known “Glamtera” years, Pantera burst onto a turbulent music world. Indeed, the early 90's were a time of great transition. Notably, grunge was driving out “hair” metal; causing divisions among the music-buying public. Brothers Vinnie and Darrell Abbott, Rex Brown, and Philip Anselmo lit a fire that burned bright and inspired thousands. Considering the environment, for a metal band from Texas to capture the public’s attention and unite different cliques is remarkable. Additionally, the wild, untamed stories of excess while on tour only helped to build the Pantera legend.

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Choosing our Top 5 Pantera Songs was no easy task. Since both of us are huge fans, we could have easily picked five contenders off each album! This week we give your our favorites. They come from such classic sonic platters as Cowboys from Hell, Vulgar Display of Power, Far Beyond Driven, The Great Southern Trendkill, Official Live: 101 Proof, and Reinventing the Steel.

Pantera is no stranger to Decibel Geek Podcast. We’ve featured their music several times and even devoted a couple of previous episodes to the Cowboys from Hell. Click the links below for those episodes after you listen to this one!

Episode 154 - Pantera Discussion with Chad Lee (Photographer)

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Episode 166 - Ride for Dime Nashville Coverage

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Digital Killed the Radio Star host David Hudson is here to spin killer tunes with Radio Sucks 34! David was one of the many awesome VIP donors to ROCKNPOD and this week we're returning the favor. In this hour-plus chat David digs into some great rock tunes that radio just won't touch.

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Radio Sucks 34

This episode is full to the brim with killer tracks from some of your favorite artists. You'll get ear candy from Tesla, Poison, Def Leppard, Warrant, Jerry Cantrell, Izzy Stradlin, Enuff Z'nuff and The Cult!

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Original member of Kid Rock's Twisted Brown Trucker Band Kenny Olson brings some amazing stories this week! Devil Without a Cause was unleashed on the world 20 years ago and it's place in music history is solidified.

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In this long-form talk, Kenny Olson gives the backstory of how a diverse group of Detroit musos found each other, blended together a sound like no other, and went out and dominated the world.  The late 90's were a difficult time for guitar driven rock music. The grunge era had come to an end and the mainstream world was preoccupied with pop tarts and boy bands rising up the charts. To have a foul-mouthed white rapper spitting bars over a rhythm section that would make Motown proud and a guitar duo that could simultaneously belt out the blues while ripping your face off sharing space on TRL is one of the most unique success stories we've ever heard.

Kenny Olson goes incredibly in depth in this long for talk; sharing stories on the making of the album as well as experiences that came out of its success. You'll also get an update on the amazing things he's been up to since including his new band 7 Day Binge.

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We're back this week to wrap up KISSMAS in July by calling YOU to ask about Your First KISS! We hit up Skype this week to talk to friends, fellow podcasters, musicians, etc to get the stories of their first exposure to KISS. It's a fun trip through the rolodex talking about the Hottest Band in the Land!

Additionally, you'll get a cool one-on-one chat that Aaron Camaro had with his father-in-law Jimmy. As a teen, Jimmy was one of the few lucky people in Nashville to see their first live performance in Music City. The venue was Muther's Music Emporium and Jimmy's recollections of that gig in 1974 are really cool to hear!

We hope you've enjoyed the 2018 series of KISSmas in July episodes. Hearing about Your First KISS was a nice way to cap off a fun month every year. We hope you enjoy Your First KISS and SHARE with a friend!

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Nashville-based guitarist Mike Hutchens is with us this week to talk about his gig with Peter Criss in the 80s. Given that there is so little known about Peter's activities during the mid-1980's, this talk is an eye opener. How did Peter and Stan Penridge decide to base out of Nashville in 1984? How did they choose the band members? Why was the band named Alliance? Those questions, and many more, are answered by Mike in this discussion.

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Peter Criss in the 80s

 

The 1984-1985 era of Peter Criss' life is a bit of a mystery. Reuniting with songwriting partner Stan "Doc" Penridge, they formed a band dubbed The Desperate Men in Nashville that had a much different sound than what KISS fans were accustomed to. Additionally, the band name changed to Alliance in the process. They would make their live debut at a radio festival in Nashville titled One for the Sun. Also on the bill, RATT and Alcatrazz; but this band sounded much different. After the Music City debut, Alliance would go on to perform just a handful of dates after recording some demos. What caused the band to end so quickly? Mike sheds light on the subject.

We want to thank Mike Hutchens for this in-depth discussion of Peter Criss in the 80s. Check out Mike's material in the links below. We hope you enjoyed Peter Criss in the 80s and SHARE with a friend!

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We're kicking off KISSmas in July with our favorite Bob Kulick KISS moments. Bob Kulick has a very interesting place in KISStory. His relationship goes back before the band was even complete. Auditioning ahead of the eventually-chosen Ace Frehley, Bob left an indelible impression on Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley that would pay dividends down the road.

Bob Kulick's performances on KISS records are undeniable. His leads on the studio side of ALIVE II, especially on Larger than Life and All American Man, shine through as well as some great playing on Paul Stanley's 1978 KISS solo album.

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Additionally, Bob's writing talent features on the Unmasked album with his contribution to Naked City; a complex track that digs into Beatles influences and pop sensibilities.

By 1982 KISS were in a confused state and Bob is brought back to help steer the ship in a rockier direction on Killers. His leads on the compilation album would help the band regain a foothold in credibility as they emerged from a very experimental phase.

In addition to us sharing our favorite Bob Kulick KISS moments, we have some cool excerpts of a fun conversation we recently had with the man himself. Between the great songs and great stories, we think you'll agree that KISSmas in July is off to a great start.

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With Chris out of town, Aaron's flying solo this week with a salute to all the hard working men and women out there with Working Class Heroes - Ep325. This episode is jam packed with great songs that'll make your day on the job more tolerable. You're getting great tracks from Sea Hags, KISS, Tuff, King's X, Todd Rundgren, Steely Dan, Motorhead and the Supersuckers. Additionally, Aaron gives you information on the top 10 most popular jobs in the US and how those relate to possible podcast listening habits.

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We're back this week to spin some awesome tunes with Radio Sucks Radio Show v33! This episode is packed with great music from artists like Angel, Kik Tracee, Loudness, Jizzy Pearl, Enuff Z'nuff, Saxon, Grand Funk, Stryper, Murderer's Row, and Dream Child!

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We also respond to the Larry, Moe, and Curly of KISS podcasting and clear up a few things. Plus, a ROCKNPOD Expo update and big concert announcement! We hope you enjoy Radio Sucks Radio Show v33 and SHARE with a friend!

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We're back this week with a humdinger of an episode that features Ralph Viera (aka Dr. Fukk) picking six songs he thinks you should hear! Ralph is a true renaissance man of rock metal. He hosts multiple live shows on That Metal Station and fronts multiple bands including Thrash or Die. Additionally, Ralph is well known in podcasting circles as the host of the Rock and Metal Combat Podcast. Each week Ralph and co-host Ian Wadley bring great knowledge and humor with an edge. We highly recommend it.

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Equally interesting this week is our discussion at the top of the show of Vinnie Vincent. As we announced a couple months ago, Vinnie was confirmed and announced as a guest for the Nashville Rock n Pod Expo. A lot of work went into promoting his appearance and things were about to go into overdrive. However, things started changing over the past week and ultimately, Vinnie's appearance was cancelled. We share with you the story of what went down and our take on it. The Nashville invasion is now an aborted mission. Such a shame.

The Nashville Rock n Pod Expo is moving forward and is expected to be a big success. Current/former members of KISS, Korn, Winger, ACCEPT, Joan Jett, Loudness, Bang Tango, Kik Tracee and more will be there. Additionally, producing legends Michael Wagener and Toby Wright are returning. More great guest and event announcements are coming soon. Get all of the info HERE and buy tickets HERE or donate to helping fund the expo HERE.

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Nashville Rock n Pod Expo donor Kevin Williams joins us this week for a talk about Japanese Metal! In this extended episode, Kevin has the knowledge and the tunes you need. Visual Kei, extreme image coupled with music, is a dominant force in Japan. Kevin gives you the backstory of what leads up to the Visual Kei movement in Japan and spins a number of great metal tunes.

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Japanese metal and its history is incredibly interesting. Uniquely, western bands like Black Sabbath and KISS had a definite impact on the culture. With this in mind, Kevin is connecting the dots on how that early influence lead to Visual Kei. As a result, you're getting some fantstic music from artists such as X-Japan, Exist-Trace, Vamps, MUCC, Big Bites, Quaff, Dir En Grey, Aldious, and Maximum the Hormone.

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We're back this week to share our favorite songs by Sunset Strip legends WASP! In 1982 Blackie Lawless builds WASP was built to shock. Their over-the-top image garnered a ton of attention in an already-growing LA music scene. From Lawless' buzzsaw codpiece to models being tied to a torture rack to throwing raw meat into the audience, WASP takes the blueprint set by Alice Cooper and KISS and elevates it to raunchy new heights. Amid all of the theatricality, though, lay some of the best hard rock music of the decade and beyond.

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While Blackie Lawless remains the constant in WASP's career, the band has featured a number of fantastic musicians and incarnations over the years. The early days of the band included bassists Rik Fox and Don Costa and, later, Johnny Rod. Notably, some amazing guitarists have graced albums by WASP including Chris "Mean Man" Holmes, Randy Piper, Darrell Roberts, and Bob Kulick. Additionally, a who's who of rock drumming history have passed through the WASP ranks including Tony Richards, Frankie Banali, Stet Howland, Steve Riley, Mike Dupke, and Randy Black. The band currently surrounding Lawless features Doug Blair, Mike Duda, and Aquiles Priester.

As mentioned in the show, we're showcasing our personal Top 5 WASP Songs. You're getting great tracks from virtually all eras of their more than thirty year career. In conclusion, it's a deep dive into one of the landmark metal bands of the 1980s and beyond.

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We are back this week to give you our take on current rock news with New Noize V2. There are some interesting stories coming from the world of rock and we're going to cover some of our favorites.

Gibson Broke?

Gibson Guitar filed for bankruptcy recently. There are a lot of armchair critics. We're no exception. Listen this week to hear our thoughts on the decision making process of a legendary luthier.

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Perry, Tyler, and...Spongebob??

Steven Tyler and Joe Perry are nominated for a Tony Award. That's not the weird part. It's in connection to a Spongebob Squarepants musical. Hear our take on this story as well as a discussion on how Spongebob may be the most metal cartoon ever.

Starchild Going Solo Again?

Paul Stanley recently spoke out about the possibility of another solo album as well as his thoughts on doing new music for KISS. Our thoughts on this may surprise you.

Consistent Overkill?

The mean, green killing machine from New Jersey, Overkill, are back at work on another album. In this episode we discuss the amazingly consistent track record of this band; always delivering top flight metal. The followup to The Grinding Wheel is sure to please fans.

All Spectacle and No Substance?

KISS manager Doc McGhee recently ruffled some feathers in the KISS Army with his take that, basically, the band could continue forever due to the fact that they are closer to superheroes than credible bands. His quote seemed to downplay the importance of KISS' musical legacy. Needless to say, we have a few things to say about this.

Head to the Movies?

Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch is headed to the big screen. His new documentary, 'Loud Krazy Love,' will be screened in Dallas and Nashville in May before a wide release in the fall. Part of the promotion for the movie will include Brian making an appearance at the upcoming Nashville Rock n Pod Expo on Saturday August 25, 2018 at the Nashville Palace. He will appear on stage for a panel about the movie and his career as well as an autograph and photo session for fans and recording with various podcasters that will be on-site at the event. More info on the movie can be found HERE and info on the expo and how to gain admission available HERE.

Heavy Metal Mickey Mouse?

In one of the stranger stories from the rock world this week, A new instrumental album of hard-rock covers of classic Disney songs, Disney Super Guitar, has been announced, and it features a jaw-dropping team of world-class guitarists. Zakk Wylde, Paul Gilbert, Orianthi, Phil X, Richie Kotzen, Tak Matsumoto, George Lynch, Mike Orlando, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal and Jeff Watson all contribute to the album. Each track on Disney Super Guitar features a backing band comprised of guitarist John Bruno, drummer B.J. Zampa, bassist Chris Vescera and keyboardist Michael Vescera, who co-produced the record with the album’s mastermind, producer Death-Rider. Michael Vescera will also be appearing at the Nashville Rock n Pod Expo. More info HERE.

The BIG Announcement!

As we've hyped for the past couple weeks, we have a BIG announcement to make this week. We certainly don't want to spoil the surprise so PLEASE listen first. But, after you listen click HERE for more details on this BIG announcement!

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Veteran drummer Brent Fitz joins us this week for an entertaining talk about his life and career. Born in Winnipeg, Brent  took to music early. After learning drums to a steady soundtrack of bands like RUSH, Fitz was playing the club circuit at age 15. Ultimately, a gig with Canadian band Streetheart gives Brent the confidence to make the leap to Los Angeles in 1996.

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In the 20+ years since arriving in America, Brent Fitz has carved out quite a career. Initially cranking out great tunes with the criminally underrated Union, Brent would join up with LA stalwarts Bulletboys and Vince Neil for road work. Furthermore, this  experience would help prepare Brent for his next challenge, filling the drum chair of Eric Singer in Alice Cooper's band. This long-form interview has lots of great stories from these gigs. Brent's openness and honesty paints a clear picture of what a working musician goes through during a very turbulent time for rock music.

As can be seen within KISS fan circles, Brent is at ground zero for two very cool offshoot projects from members of the band. In 2017, he and fellow Slash band mate joined Bruce and Bob Kulick for a performance on The KISS Kruise. The deep cut-laden set was the talk of the Kruise. His position in the Gene Simmons Band has also been a childhood dream come true. Additionally, it was recently announced that Ace Frehley would be using Gene's band as his backing band on an upcoming tour of Australia. As a result of his childhood KISS fandom, it's entertaining to hear Brent's stories about all of these projects.

This episode features tons of great stories as well as updates on Gene Simmons, the Kulick Brothers, and Slash. It also underscores the importance in rock history of Streetheart (trust us, it's pretty interesting).

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In an interview seven years in the making, Vinnie Vincent joins us this week.  Undoubtedly one of the most intense rock records ever made, Vinnie Vincent Invasion was a natural topic choice. Our Albums Unleashed criteria is simple; discuss the making of an album we love with a key player in its creation. The debut album by Vinnie Vincent Invasion is an over-the-top, face-melting masterpiece.

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Vinnie is incredibly candid in this long-form discussion. After thirty-plus years of others sharing their story on this album, it's namesake goes on on the record to share his memories. Moreover, Vinnie discusses the back story of how Invasion went from being an album title into becoming a band. Additionally, you'll hear him share revelations never heard about the studio environment for this album. Notably, the intense, meticulous nature of how this album was pieced together is an interesting story unto itself.

As can be seen, 2018 is shaping up to be the comeback year of Vinnie Vincent. Since his return at the Atlanta KISS Expo in January, Vinnie has been ever-present online and in public. He's made appearances at Orlando's Spooky Empire convention as well as Gene Simmons' recent Vault Experience stop in Nashville. He's got upcoming appearances at the Chiller Theatre expo as well as Days of the Dead and a special appearance at The Gathering 3 ahead of the KISS Kruise.

Vinnie recently launched his official website. You can keep track of his personal appearances and buy autographed merchandise at the online store. He's also very interactive with fans on his official Facebook fan page.

The Decibel Geek Podcast truly thanks Vinnie Vincent for appearing on the show. Additional thanks to Randy Dietrich for his help setting up this interview.

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Guitarist Mick Sweda and engineer Toby Wright join the guys this week to reflect on 1988's Bulletboys album. Produced by the Ted Templeman for Warner Bros Records, the album reached #34 on the Billboard 200 chart. Correspondingly, the band received heavy rotation from MTV. The videos for 'Smooth Up in Ya' and 'For the Love of Money' were ever-present at the time.

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Mick shares the story of how he, bassist Lonnie Vencent and vocalist Marq Torien exited King Kobra. With the addition of drummer Jimmy D'Anda, the band started turning heads quickly in Hollywood, including that of Templeman. Between the chops of the members and an essential image, Bulletboys were armed with plenty of ammunition.

Working as an engineer in 1988, Toby shares his memories from the production side of things including an instance of him showing Mick and the guys reels from the recently-completed 'And Justice for All' album by Metallica.

The production of Bulletboys took place at One on One Studios in Hollywood, CA. In this episode, Mick and Toby discuss some differences of opinion on certain aspects of recording and the lessons learned from that process. Additionally, the guys give their thoughts on working with producer Ted Templeman.

Next, we move on to get Mick's memories on the songwriting process with a track-by-track discussion. Bulletboys features ten very strong tracks. In contrast to other bands of the era, there isn't a single ballad on the album. Nonetheless, the album thrives in spite of the expected with songs full of attitude and swagger.

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Although lead singer Marq Torien has made certain claims about the songwriting on this album, Mick takes time to share his side of the story. In light of Mick's stories today, it makes for an interesting picture of the making of this album.

Ultimately, the past came back around to the present. Mick reformed with Jimmy D'Anda and Lonnie Vencent to form Lies Deceit & Treachery; a new band with a classic sound. Check out more on them HERE.

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DBG VIP and Nashville Rock n Pod Expo donor Scott Smith joins us to celebrate Women's History Month with Queens of Noize 3! While the rock genre is considered a man's world by many, our guest is here to help dispel that myth. With this in mind, you are getting a unique audio experience this week. As proven by previous legends such as the Runaways, Lita Ford, Joan Jett, and others, the now and future of women in rock is promising.

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In contrast to the past, currently there are a ton of female-led bands in the rock and metal genres. In this hour-plus episode, Scott is sharing just a fraction of the great rock that he's discovered from female-fronted bands. You're getting great rock from The Amorettes, Damone, Thundermother, Fireflight, Tequila Mockingbyrd, The Agony, Skarlett Riot, The Nearly Deads, Fit for Rivals, and Diemonds. It's a solid slab of great rock as well as discussion.

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All the rock news that's fit to spit this week is covered with New Noize! 2018 is off to a roaring start with tons of stories coming from the rock world as well as some incredible releases. We're happy to dish it up and serve you our opinions.

Judas Priest is possibly the top story in the rock/metal community right now. Sadly, Glenn Tipton recently announced a diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease; forcing him to sit out the Firepower tour. In light of this news, producer Andy Sneap is filling his shoes. What are our thoughts on the Firepower album? Chris is giving you his review. Additionally, we discuss the incredible set list for the opening night of the tour.

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Kid Rock soon enters the WWE Hall of Fame. What does Kid Rock have to do with wrestling? We'll let you know. Donnie Vie recently announced a Pledge Music campaign to fund his new album. We share our thoughts on this endeavor. At the same time, Denman announced their first full-length recording with producer Michael Wagener is complete. We share our hopes for this great young band in this New Noize episode.

Slash has a stalker, Iron Maiden has a lawsuit, and Lynch Mob has a new singer. Moreover, Motley Crue has a movie (sorta). In this New Noize episode, we are giving your our thoughts on it all.

Also joining us this week is Nick Tieder; the General Manager of North American operations for Frontiers Records. In this New Noize segment, Nick gives us a little back story on himself and Frontiers Records. Coupled with his fandom and experience in different aspects of the label, Nick is the right guy for the job as you'll hear. We go over some recent and upcoming Frontiers releases such as Stryper, Jizzy Pearl, LA Guns, and more. Additionally, we talk about some of the new breed of rock coming out of Frontiers such as Shiraz Lane, Animal Drive, Perfect Plan, and Doomsday Outlaw. Equally interesting are some wish-list bands that Frontiers hopes to secure deals with including Vinnie Vincent.

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Things get explosive this week when Rock Superpowers unite with Marvelous Team-Ups! We've got collaborations that will leap bad radio in a single bound. This audio spread includes fantastic unions of Motorhead with CC Deville, as well as Dee Snider with Zakk Wylde.

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You also get a Hollywood team-up of Lizzy Borden and Betsy Bitch.  Additionally, you get team ups of Axl Rose and Alice Cooper, Volbeat and Danko Jones, and Paul Stanley with Ace Frehley. All that and two legendary metal voices combine to blow your mind.

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This week we share our Top 5 Enuff Z'nuff Songs. Born in Chicago, Enuff Z'nuff are one of Rock's most criminally underrated acts. Between hooky tunes, an over the top image, and incredible songwriting, the band has racked up an impressive body of work.

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Starting with 1989's self-titled debut through 2016's Clowns Lounge, Enuff Z'nuff have released 13 studio albums. They have survived numerous challenges including shifting music trends, addictions, and even death. In this long-form music and discussion episode, we share our thoughts on the band's career, it's members, and our favorite songs. Additionally, we share an in-person chat we had with Chip Z'nuff after a recent set in Nashville.

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We're back this week with more killer rock tracks and talk with Radio Sucks Radio Show v32! If you are new to the podcast, this particular format is easy to explain. Radio sucks and has for a long time. The limited amount of artists coupled with the limited amount of songs by those artists makes radio a frustrating experience. Additionally, the ignorance of new material by classic artists makes no sense at all. Do we really need to hear Rock n Roll All Nite again?

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This week's Radio Sucks Radio Show v32 has you covered on great songs old and new. We've got classic tracks by The Doors, Ace Frehley, and W.A.S.P. Additionally, you'll get fresh tracks from Circus of Power, John Corabi, Animal Drive, and Honeymoon Disease. We finish things up strong with KISS talk and an update on Vinnie Vincent.

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Vixen keyboardist and friend of the show Tyson Leslie returns for More Rare Hare. Now in it's sixth installment, the Rare Hare series of concerts have become a favorite of Nashville concert-goers. Incredible players from across the board perform deep cuts and favorites from the heady days of the 80's. Moreover, the playing is coming from members of some of your favorite bands.

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In this long form talk, Tyson gives us the details on the upcoming concert that features Enuff Z'nuff kicking off the night with a set of tunes. Additionally, he tells us about his new gig with Vixen. Coupled with his experiences with The Big Rock Show, Tyson's tenure in Vixen has put him into some surreal scenarios. In fact, his multiple "pinch me" moments make for some entertaining discussion. Moreover, Tyson has some great stories of his piano bar job and some strange song requests. Finally, we finish off with a playout track by Vixen of Tyson's choice.

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I started listening to podcasts in early 2017 and immediately went looking for a decent rock/metal show. I found a few that were forgettable, and a few that were downright awful. I stumbled upon Decibel Geek and noticed that they had an entire episode dedicated to the mighty Y&T. I said to myself, “OK, this is worth checking out”.

I love being right, and boy was I ever right.

These guys freakin’ GET IT. They cover a wide spectrum of everything that rocks, and have a good knowledge of some obscure bands that never get enough love. They live what they love, and you can tell that their love for the genre is as real as it gets.

Keep it up guys. You've got a great show, and you’ve got a listener for life. \m/

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In an ongoing quest to make you question your sanity, we're back this week with Bizarro Covers. The concept is simple; hard rock and metal bands covering songs that are anything but. After doing 7 previous volumes of this theme, we had our work cut out for us. We think you'll enjoy the results. Who doesn't want to hear heavier versions of Miley Cyrus, Daft Punk, Roxette, Neil Young, and many more?

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Additionally, we also clear up any confusion over comments made about a certain podcast with a monetary name. It's the last time we do. We wouldn't want it to look like we're trying to get attention or anything.

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We're back this week to share our reaction to last weekend's return of Vinnie Vincent! The Atlanta KISS Expo brought back the elusive Ankh Warrior, Vinnie Vincent to the delight of KISS fans everywhere. We had an eventful weekend and you'll hear about it all this week. Additionally, you'll hear our take on the return of Vinnie as well as our hopes for the future.

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We went into the weekend with a lot of questions. How would he act towards us? Does he know of the show? Would he agree to be interviewed? Answers to those questions and more are included as well as our thoughts in general on the reception to this KISStoric occassion! We hope you enjoy Vinnie Vincent Reaction - Ep309 and SHARE with a friend!

Special shout out to promoter Derek Christopher for doing the impossible in bringing Vinnie back to the fans. Additional shout out to Christina Greene and the fine folks at the Vinnie Vincent...Full Shredd!!! Facebook page for their longtime devotion.

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by Ashcrafty on Jan 15, 2018
Rating: ★★★★★

I've been listening to podcasts since 2005 & tried to find rock podcasts. There were a handful out there but they weren't quite what I was looking for. Finally I found Decibel Geek & they checked all the boxes on my list! Chris & Aaron have great chemistry & passion for music. The show has everything you want the music you love, the hidden gems you missed back in the day, & the amazing new music that's needs to be played for the world. They do great interviews with players big & small in the industry. Even if it's just the two bantering, it's always entertaining.If creating a great podcast isn't enough. They've started a movement of fellow podcasts & an exhaustively rewarding website full of all the content you need. Decibel Geek is the hub for all the music content you need. Thanks to Decibel Geek I'm listening to more music than ever. Thanks for all the hard work, guys.

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Chris and Aaron put on one of the best rock & roll podcasts this side of the TCP/IP stack. I defy you to find a better couple of lads. Their interviews are the stuff of legend and you can always count on them to bring a little levity to your day. In short, the Decibel Geek Podcast makes my pants tight, even if they failed to mention my Liquid Ass purchase via the Amazon link.

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The Countdown to Vindication is on as we share our Top 5 Vinnie Vincent Solos! Additionally, we're sharing our thoughts on the Atlanta KISS Expo which is just days away. It's been over twenty years since Vinnie has appeared in public and this week he's doing it in a big way. The now-sold out Atlanta KISS Expo is sure to be a real experience for KISS and Vinnie fans. What has he been up to? What are his plans for the future? Moreover, did he save his former employers?

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Top 5 Vinnie Vincent Solos

 

Between KISS and solo work, Vinnie Vincent has laid down some incredible guitar solos. This week we've each picked our top five. In this episode, you'll get some shredderific moments from Creatures of the Night, Lick it Up, as well as both Vinnie Vincent Invasion albums. Get your air guitar out and join us.

Leading off the show, we're announcing the venue and date of Nashville Rock n Pod Expo 2! We had so much fun last year we had to do it again. We hope you'll join us and help spread the word.

Chris and Aaron will be at the Atlanta KISS Expo this weekend, Saturday January 20th, 2018. Be sure to stop by the Decibel Geek / Podcast Rock City table to pick up some free swag and talk rock with the guys.

Also, be sure to leave YOUR Top 5 Vinnie Vincent Solos choices on the Facebook fan page post for this episode as well as what YOU hope Vinnie will do going forward. Cheers and long live the Ankh Warrior!

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by Rocr2 on Jan 10, 2018
Rating: ★★★★★

This pod cast gets a five star just for turning me onto Orchid! Can’t even begin to imagine the prep time these guys put into a show bringing a great wealth of knowledge ,humor and entertaining . It’s also refreshing to hear a music related podcast where the host does not talk about himself for half of it. Amazing variety of bands , songs , sounds , interesting bio , little known facts and even some useless information packed into each show. Their passion shows through on every episode!!!!! If your not a subscriber you are missing out.

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Joe Bernstein reviewed Decibel Geek Podcast — 5 star

January 12 at 2:16pm ·

I just discovered Decibel Geek podcasts. As a child of the '70's and '80's, this is right up my alley. I drive truck for a living, and prefer to listen to things to keep my brain engaged, and this certainly fits the bill. Your passion and knowledge for the music we all love makes the podcasts enjoyable. But the interaction amongst yourselves, with the sense of humor, respect (for each other and the guests) as well as love for the deep cuts and out-of-the-ordinary, make this podcast a necessity. Thank you.

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If you think Rock is dead, then we have three hours of audio that prove you wrong. The Best of 2017 features twenty songs from the best Rock and Metal albums released over the past year.  We've selected our top 10 albums and are going to spin tracks from each in a 3-hour marathon episode. Additionally, you'll get discussion on some the events that made 2017 a banner year for Decibel Geek.

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Several veteran acts released strong material in 2017. Alice Cooper proved he still has the macabre touch with the release of Paranormal; an album that features a wide variety of sounds and special guests. Did it make our lists? You'll have to listen to find out. Moreover, other seasoned artists including Living Colour, Mark Slaughter, LA Guns, Warrant, Overkill, Jack Russell, and Vain released new material. We discuss all of these albums and where they rank on our lists.

One new trend in the hard rock world these days are supergroup projects and 2017 had a number of them. Of note, releases from Revolution Saints, Sons of Apollo, Black Country Communion, and Tokyo Motor Fist came out.

Also new for 2017 were offerings from Night Demon, Every Mother's Nightmare, Klassik 78, GWAR, Bigfoot, The Darkness, and Danko Jones. With this in mind, we have a lot to get to. We hope you enjoy Best of 2017 and SHARE with a friend!

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DBG VIP and host of the Damn Good Movie Memories Podcast, Brian Davis joins the guys to spin and discuss some of their favorite Bonus Tracks! Any true Decibel Geek knows that some true gold can be found on import and expanded versions of albums. Average music listeners may chalk them up as throwaways but we know better!

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Bonus Tracks

In this two-hour episode, the guys take turns showcasing some of their favorite bonus tracks released over the years. In this jam packed music and discussion episode, you'll get audio goodness from artists such as RATT, Poison, Lynch Mob, Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Y&T, King Kobra, Black Sabbath, Edguy, Tesla, KISS, Airbourne, Badlands, Judas Priest, and Skid Row. Brian also turns the tables on Aaron and Chris for a quick questionnaire on movies!

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The guys are back this week after realizing their Canadian friends were too busy with their own podcast to cover their normal Thanksgiving duties. For five years, Rich "Meister" Dillon and Wally "Gator" Norton devotedly filled in on the last week of Thanksgiving so Chris and Aaron could enjoy time with their families and celebrate their holiday. However, this year the calls and emails went unanswered and the guys were forced to go back out and knock out an episode. The wives are none too pleased.

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Since Rich and Wally are so caught up in their new CGCM podcast, the guys decided to just rip them off and do some of their routines (with a little tweaking for needed improvement). You'll get some special segments and a Playlist Battle that featured songs picked by each host. Artists spun include UDO, Edguy, Megadeth, Anthrax, and a bunch more. Be sure to keep up with the Decibel Geek facebook page for a poll you can vote in to pick the winning playlist.

The Canadians seem pretty full of themselves. They seem to think they don't need the exposure that Decibel Geek can bring. To that, the guys say "Those Hosers are Fired!"

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When Chris shows up with a box covered in question marks and filled with a wide variety of music, it makes for an interesting episode. After winning a box full of great music at the Nashville Rock n Pod Expo courtesy of the Rock Strikes Ten podcast, the guys decide to pick some of their favorite tunes from the Mystery Box for play this week. If you haven't heard of Rock Strikes Ten, you're missing out. Host Joey Haynie spins ten songs that span numerous genres and educates you at the same time. It's a great show that Chris and Aaron HIGHLY recommend.

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Artists featured in this week's Mystery Box episode include Thin Lizzy, Queens of the Stone Age, RATT, King's X, Extreme, Samantha 7, The Donnas, and more! We hope you enjoy Mystery Box - Ep301 and SHARE with a friend!

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5 Stars

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The Decibel Geek Podcast is a must listen every week for me. I became a faithful listener about a year ago for several reasons.

1) The Music: I always get to listen to great music. The variety of tunes featured is top notch. Into some of the bands more than others, but the exposure to music I haven't heard before is always appreciated.

2) The Guests: Chris and Aaron have what it takes to make an interview worth
listening to. The stars and guest that are on are always entertaining. The insight and humor is always appreciated. I learn something I didn't know almost every time.

3) The Variety: I love themed shows, Toddzilla, KISSmas in July, The featured shows (RUSH, AC/DC) and especially the Radio Sucks episodes. A huge shout
out to the Y&T episode you had. They have always been a top 3 band for me and it was great for them to get the exposure they deserve.

Thats about it. I will continue to make this podcast a weekly must listen. Great Job guys!!

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Chris and Aaron celebrate episode 300 with a discussion of the history of Decibel Geek. In this long-form talk, the guys talk about the circumstances that led to the creation of the podcast, how they met, and reminisce on a number of notable moments. Reflecting on past episodes, the guys also give their own, personal Top 5 list of episodes while also reading listener lists. The guys also announce some plans for the future of the show while a number of listeners and fellow podcasters also call in to join the fun.

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It's a fun discussion of some of our favorite Decibel Geek moments fueled by a beer or six. We hope you enjoy 300 A History and Look Forward - Ep300 and SHARE with a friend.

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The guys return this week with a different type of episode as they discuss Rock n Roll Conspiracies. Joined by guest Casey Conspiracy, Chris and Aaron dig into some of the more high profile conspiracy theories related to the history of rock n roll; with some tangents thrown in for good measure. Topics include Paul is Dead, Jim Morrison and Elvis Alive, Nirvana 9/11, Kurt Cobain Murdered, Ace Frehley's UFO experience, the PMRC, and more.

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Podcast Unleashed!

by ChaosDP on Oct 19, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

I know, what you want! You want, what I got! And that's a 5 star review. This is a great podcast, I love the Albums Unleashed features, the multitude of Vinnie Vincent shows, and the annual KISSmas in July specials. This show has turned me on to some bands I didn't know much about, specifically Tora Tora and Roxy Blue, which I had only read about before. I can't recommend this podcast enough.

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Nashville music scene legend and dear friend of the show Todd Austin returns for Six Songs Toddzilla Thinks You Should Hear.

If you are new to the show and unfamiliar with Toddzilla, be sure to familiarize yourself with his first two appearances on Decibel Geek. His first appearance, Roth-Era Van Halen Discussion, introduced the listeners to a master storyteller. Todd's memories of growing up a Van Halen fan in the late 70's and his hilarious stories of seeing the band live made him an instant hit to Decibel Geek listeners.

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Toddzilla's second appearance on the show focused on his story. Conversation with Toddzilla included stories of Todd's many years as a professional musician (including highs and lows), his unique appearance, run-ins with legends such as Robert Plant and Billy Gibbons, a strange music store encounter with Vinnie Vincent, and an Ace Frehley story and impression that will have you cackling like a spaceman from Jendell.

Things were no laughing matter, however, earlier this year when Todd's life was turned upside down due to a house fire that destroyed his home, most of his belongings, and nearly all of his beloved pets. The music community (including many Decibel Geek listeners) rallied around Todd to chip in to a GoFundMe account that was put in place to help Todd and his partner Abbie replace much of what was lost.

In this Six Songs episode, Toddzilla gives us an update on where things stand in the recovery process, stories about the fundraiser and an incredible benefit concert, details on his projects including Funkhammer, Jones World, and Purple Masquerade, as well as fantastic stories that coincide with each of his Six Songs choices. We wrap things up this week by spinning one of our personal favorite Funkhammer tunes.

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Chris & Aaron return this week for a Vinnie Vincent Discussion. With the internet ablaze in excitement for the upcoming Atlanta KISS Expo that will feature the ankh warrior as special guest, the guys thought it would be fun to discuss Vinnie's history. In this long-form discussion your hosts talk about Vinnie's early years. Born into a musical family in Bridgeport, CT; Vincent John Cusano took to the guitar at a very early age. In this Vinnie Vincent Discussion, Chris and Aaron talk about Vinnie's early musical connections including work with Dan Hartman, The Edgar Winter Group, and Treasure.

Vinnie's pre-KISS career is an interesting subject. After working with Treasure, Vinnie headed to Los Angeles, where he became a staff songwriter for the hit tv show 'Happy Days.' In this Vinnie Vincent Discussion, Chris and Aaron discuss his time working on the show as well as his work on the spinoff 'Joanie Loves Chachi.'

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An interesting pre-KISS project took place next with Vinnie joining forces with ex-New England members Hirsh Gardner, Jimmy Waldo, and Gary Shea. The project was called Warrior and had Vinnie not only playing guitar but singing lead vocals. The guys discuss this short-lived, but awesome, project. You can get these tracks in CD form from Cherry Red Records HERE.

The guys also discuss Vinnie's time in KISS, adding guitar work and songwriting to 1982's 'Creatures of the Night' as well as 1983's 'Lick it Up.' A lot has been written and speculated about this era of the band. Accounts vary depending on who you ask. In this episode, the guys discuss both sides of the issues.

Upon Vinnie's exit from KISS, he got to work building the Vinnie Vincent Invasion. As per usual, this was also a sticky process with numerous differing accounts from members and former members. While the first album was amazing, it was fraught with drama before it was even released. Chris and Aaron discuss the first album, the lead singer situation, and the tracks.

The sophomore album from the Invasion, All Systems Go, would be Mark Slaughter's first and the band's last. With a more commercial sound and a toned down look, it appeared the band was poised for breakthrough success. Unfortunately, the band was falling apart by the time the album was released. The guys discuss the greatness of this second album, the drama behind some of it, and give their take on why this band should have been much bigger.

The ensuing years after the Invasion split were difficult for Vinnie Vincent. Through different struggles, some good did come from this period; highlighted by his brief songwriting reunion with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley for 'Revenge'. These collaborations yielded some great results such as I Just Wanna, Heart of Chrome, and the amazing Unholy. The guys discuss this period of Vinnie's life and career and also touch on the Guitarmageddon/Guitars from Hell sessions that are still unreleased to this day.

In the past couple months, a flury of Vinnie Vincent news has gotten fans incredibly excited. The announcement of his appearance at the upcoming Atlanta KISS Expo in January of 2018, has fans from across the globe very excited. Chris and Aaron share in this excitement and discuss what they think is going to happen at the expo as well as theories about what Vinnie may be up to going forward. There have also been a number of Vinnie fans that are Decibel Geek listeners that have asked if Chris and Aaron will be attending the expo. The guys will address that status as well as communications between Chris and the promoter in this episode.

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DBG VIP and host of Digital Killed the Radio Star podcast David Hudson joins the guys this week for Radio Sucks Radio Show v31. David was a supporter of the recent Rock n Pod Expo in Nashville. When asked for a desired show theme, Radio Sucks was his choice and this one is packed with great tracks. In this long-form music and discussion show you'll get tracks from Warrant, Tora Tora, Poison, Gaslight Anthem, RATT, Roxy Blue, Scorpions, Dream Theater, Skid Row, and Motley Crue.

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Tora Tora and Roxy Blue (along with Every Mother's Nightmare and Under the Radar) will be sharing the stage with Bret Michaels on October 28th at the Bankplus Ampitheatre in Southaven, MS. The show is celebrating the 40th Anniversary of local radio station Rock 103 in Memphis.

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This week we present a live recording of the Producer Panel with Michael Wagener and Toby Wright. This panel discussion, recorded on stage at the Nashville Rock n Pod Expo, has the two legendary producers sharing stories that span their career, recounting some of their favorite recording moments, and some discussion on the current state of recording today. Artists from throughout their career are discussed including Warrant, Skid Row, Alice in Chains, KISS, Dokken, Denman and more.

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Chris & Aaron (in addition to being some of our finest citizens) know their stuff and they also know what they like. With a guest roster I am jealous of plus a true passion for Rock, it's a no-brainer that you must listen and subscribe.

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Sandy Gennaro joins the guys this week for a career spanning discussion that goes deeper than just the music.

Sandy has toured and/or recorded with: Blackjack, Cyndi Lauper, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Bo Diddley, Johnny Winter, The Monkees, Joe Lynn Turner, Michael Bolton, Benny Mardones, Craaft, The Mamas and Papas and Jon Paris. He has recorded several Top 10 singles and has performed for for over a billion fans spanning his 50 year career.

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Sandy has also made numerous TV appearances including The Tonight Show, The Grammy Awards, The American Music Awards, The MTV New Years Ball, and The Late Show with David Letterman among others. He is also a favored councelor at the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camps.
He is currently recording and gigging with various artists in Nashville.

In this long-form discussion, Sandy shares stories of growing up in New York, a passion for the Yankees, his early musical influences, experiencing KISS playing in a small Queens club and many other great stories. As is known with Decibel Geek, KISS stories are always of interest and Sandy has a lot of tie-ins to KISS including his time working Bruce Kulick in Blackjack as well as a stint of coaching Peter Criss in preparation for the KISS Alive IV Symphony shows in Australia.

Sandy is also a speaker and, as you'll hear, has a knack for solid, inspirational advice. His advice on persevering through adversity and sticking to your dreams comes through loud and clear in this conversation.

Sandy will be performing this Friday, August 25th at Cobra Nashville with his band Desolation Angels (A Salute to Bad Company). It's the kickoff to Rock n Pod weekend in Nashville that will have Sandy at the preparty on 8/25 as well as at the Nashville Rock n Pod Expo for a signing session and a recording session with Zilch: A Monkees Podcast.

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Chris and Aaron return this week to preview the party of the summer with Rock n Pod Primer - Ep292. The Nashville Rock n Pod Expo takes place Saturday August 26th, 2017 at the Music Valley Event Center in Nashville, TN. Over 25 rock podcasts will be on-site as well as vinyl vendors and current and former members of Nelson, Tora Tora, KISS, Winger, Roxy Blue, Monkees, ACCEPT, and many more! In this hour-plus episode, the guys talk about the upcoming Rock n Pod Expo as well as spin music from artists/personalities that will be on-hand as guests.

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Tracks from Roxy Blue, Every Mother's Nightmare, Tora Tora, Budderside, Blackjack, Joe Lynn Turner, ACCEPT, KISS, Kenny Olson Cartel and more are featured. It's a Rock n Pod party. We hope you enjoy Rock n Pod Primer - Ep292 and SHARE with a friend!

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When a planned episode gets shelved due to audio issues, we improvise this week with KISS Lightning Round - Ep291. We put out a last-minute call for KISS-related questions and topics and, boy, did you guys respond! In this 2 hour-plus loose discussion, we tip a few beers and try to address as many KISS-related topics that the listeners through our way via the Decibel Geek facebook page.

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We can talk KISS non-stop and this week is no different. However, we definitely disagree on a number of facets of the Hottest Band in the Land. In this long-form talk, we touch on all sorts of subjects including the current lineup makeup situation, the possibilities that would've altered history had Vinnie Vincent stayed in the band, why Chris won't see KISS live anymore, and the limitations that certain members of the band are facing.

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KISSMAS in July gets even cooler this week with The Return of Pixie Esmonde! Pixie, former wardrobe manager for KISS (1979-1980), quickly became one of our favorite guests. Her quick wit and fantastic stories had us in stitches and we knew we had to have her back on the show. If you missed her first appearance, be sure to go HERE and check it out. We promise, you won't regret it.

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Return of Pixie

 

In this Return of Pixie Esmonde episode, we came armed with questions; not only from us but also from listeners of the show. Pixie did not disappoint in her answers, giving bold, honest answers about a number of topics. Subjects including the drama that permeated the Dynasty tour, her memories of certain behind the scenes personnel, run-ins with celebrities backstage and thoughts on some of the opening bands that went out with KISS during her tenure; Loverboy, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden among them.

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Join us Saturday, August 25th for the Nashville Rock n Pod Expo! Over 25 rock podcasts (including this one) on-site recording episodes and meeting listeners! Signing/Meet & Greet sessions with current and former members of Winger, The Monkees, Joan Jett, Tyketto, ACCEPT, Tora Tora, Budderside, and more! Panel Discussions with legendary producers Michael Wagener (Ozzy, Alice Cooper, Dokken, Skid Row etc), Toby Wright (KISS, Alice in Chains, Sevendust, etc.), and Kevin Beamish (REO Speedwagon, Y&T, etc.) All that and a Heavy Metal Parking Lot Screening and Reunion!

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The guys are back for week two of KISSMAS in July with Demolicious KISS Edition. While KISS has released a great catalog of music over the past 43 years, there's been a wealth of solid material that didn't get released officially. In this long-form episode, Chris and Aaron spin some of their favorite KISS demos.

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Demolicious KISS Edition

 

You'll get material that pre-dates the first album all the way through unreleased songs from 1998's 'Psycho Circus' album. It's a fun peek at what could have been. We hope you enjoy Demolicious KISS Edition and SHARE with a friend!

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KISSmas in July kicks off with an in-depth talk with members of the Gene Simmons Band. Guitarists Ryan Cook, Jeremy Asbrock, and Philip Shouse have been garnering rave reviews since their debut in March of 2017. Those names should be familiar to Decibel Geek listeners and readers as they've made numerous appearances on the podcast to discuss The Big Rock Show, Hair of the Dog, and Guitar Duos. They are also members of Thee Rock n Roll Residency; a weekly covers show that has been wowing Nashville crowds with its spot-on renditions of classic rock hits and deep cuts. Additionally, Thee Rock n Roll Residency has a rotating cast of musicians that come from all eras of rock history.

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The Gene Simmons Band has been impressing die-hard KISS fans at every show on this tour. What started as a six show commitment has turned into a full-on world tour with more dates being released recently.

In this conversation, the Gene Simmons Band shares the circumstances that led to them being hired. Moreover, they discuss their personal KISStories and their take on the band's history.

One of the bigger reasons for the success of the Gene Simmons Band has been the wealth of deep KISS cuts that are being performed. Songs such as Charisma, Got Love for Sale, and Almost Human among many others have been thrilling KISS fans en masse. In this discussion, the guys tell Chris and Aaron how those songs were chosen as well as what songs have been rehearsed and are possibly going to be included in future setlists. Furthermore, they discuss the upcoming addition of drummer Brent Fitz to the band. Brent is a member of the extended KISS family tree; known for his work in the band Union with Bruce Kulick.

Gene Simmons plans to release a massive box set later in 2017. The set is to contain a large amount of demo and unreleased material. In this long-form talk, the guys share some details they've learned about the box set and plans for it.

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Donnie Vie appears on the Decibel Geek Podcast this week for a revealing conversation.  This long-form discussion covers a life and career of ups, downs, triumphs, rejections, celebration, turmoil and ultimately, rediscovery. Vie, known by many as the controversial front man for Chicago greats Enuff Z'nuff has churned out an impressive catalog of work. However, demons (both individually and collectively) seemed to overshadow the band at every step. Shifting musical climates,  substance abuse, changing members, and even death threatened to eliminate Enuff Z'nuff but the band pushed on; eventually without Donnie Vie. It's been an interesting ride to say the least.

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In this long-form discussion, Donnie Vie discusses the band's early days including how he met bassist Chip Z'nuff, his thoughts on late-guitarist Derek Frigo, wild gigs and after-gig activity, and tons more. Additionally, Vie discusses the stories behind many Enuff Z'nuff songs as well as his thoughts on how songwriting credits were given.

Also in this long-form talk, Vie discusses his current situation including how he's adapting to his newfound sobriety. Additionally, he sheds light on some interesting projects that he's currently working on both musically and otherwise. It's a deep dive into one of the most unique people to ever appear on the Decibel Geek Podcast.

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Chris & Aaron continue the love-fest for Geddy, Neil, and Alex this week with RUSH Covered in Metal. There are a lot of cover versions of RUSH songs out there by a lot of different artists. What your hosts found out in research for this episode is that there are a lot of bad RUSH covers. However, this week you're gonna get the best gems that they could find in a sea of mediocrity. Clearly, RUSH is a very difficult band to successfully cover. Try to put too much of your own spin on it and you trash what people remember. Try to straight up mimic them and you come off sounding like a poor imitation. This week you'll get harder-edged, unique (but not too unique) renditions of RUSH classics.

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RUSH Covered in Metal featured covers performed by Mark Slaughter, George Lynch, Sebastian Bach, Michael Schenker, Skid Row, Machine Head, Local H, Allegaeon, Jani Lane, Billy Talent, and Mindless Self Indulgence.

Before the festivities the guys give an update on a tragic situation that befell former guest and friend of the show, Todd "Toddzilla" Austin. Full details within the episode including the GoFundMe link to contribute to the cause.

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Chris & Aaron return this week to discuss The Heavier Side of RUSH; songs that kick a little harder from the legendary Canadian trio. RUSH, formed in 1968, and solidified in 1971 with a lineup of Geddy Lee (bass/vocals), Alex Lifeson (guitar), and John Rutsey (drums) would find aid in manager Ray Danniels and producer Terry Brown. The self-titled 1974 debut album was filled with hard rock numbers reminiscent of Led Zeppelin. The band would ultimately break on the strength of the song 'Working Man' receiving airplay on WMMS in Cleveland. Rutsey, however, would have to retire from the road due to health complications. Enter Neil Peart. The multi-talented drummer had incredible skill not only on the kit but would go on to become the band's principal lyricist. From that point, RUSH carved their own path; releasing trailblazing albums that straddled the worlds of hard and progressive rock; building a rabid following along the way. 40-plus years later and RUSH sit, rightfully, in the upper echelon of rock music history.

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The Heavier Side of RUSH

In this long-form RUSH-themed episode, the guys share their personal take on RUSH's history, their influence, their legacy, and more. They also spin some of their favorite heavier RUSH tunes. Using it as a helpful guide, they also discuss the awesome new RUSH: Album by Album book penned by Martin Popoff and also share how YOU can win a copy!

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DBG VIP and Decibel Geek writer, Steven Michael, joins Chris and Aaron for Under the ACDC Influence; a deep dive into bands that were influenced by the Australian hard rock giants. Steve and the guys discuss their love for ACDC, the evidence of their influence on rock and roll history, and spin a bunch of tracks by a bunch of bands that were influenced by Angus Young and company. Many fads come and go, and with them so do many bands. What is the flavor of the week will soon be a punchline to a joke told decades later. ACDC never fell into that trap. Through numerous trends including Prog Rock, Punk Rock, Disco, New Wave, Glam Metal, and Grunge, the Australian-born legends stayed the course; continuing to pump out headbanging, hooky rock n roll. This consistency has produced an influence that has transcended multiple generations of fans.

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Under the ACDC Influence

In this jam packed episode you'll get tracks from Jackyl, Four Horsemen, Voodoo Piston, Ugly Kid Joe, The Treatment, Rhino Bucket, Koritni, Black Aces, Airbourne, Dirty Looks, ACCEPT, Guns N Roses, Rose Tattoo, 77, and Krokus! It's 2 hours plus of drinks, discussion, tunes, and more drinks. We hope you enjoy Under the ACDC Influence and SHARE with a friend!

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Stevie Rachelle joins the guys this week for Albums Unleashed - TUFF What Comes Around Goes Around. In this long-form discussion, Stevie discusses the circumstances that led to him fronting TUFF. Originally from Wisconsin, Rachelle was bitten by the bug early and headed west to Los Angeles in search of fame. However, it's not instant success. In this talk, Rachelle reflects on his audition with TUFF, what led to his hiring, and the band's rise on the Sunset Strip.

TUFF - Albums Unleashed What Comes Around

TUFF - Albums Unleashed What Comes Around

TUFF would slug it out on the Sunset Strip for a while; building their core audience at clubs such as Gazarri's, The Whisky, Perkins Palace, and The Country Club. During this time, they'd be rejected by dozens of labels. Determined, the band would continue to tread the boards on regional tours through the Southern and Midwestern United States until Atlantic Records came calling.

What Comes Around Goes Around, released in 1991, was produced by Howard Benson and mixed by Sir Arthur Payson.

This episode features some great behind-the-scenes stories. We hope you enjoy Albums Unleashed - TUFF What Comes Around with Stevie Rachelle and SHARE with a friend!

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DBG VIP and contributor to the upcoming Nashville Rock n Pod Expo Henning Mielke joins the guys from Germany for Radio Sucks Radio Show v30! In this 2-hour plus block of rock talk and music, Henning shares his story of growing up a rock and metal fan in Germany. Additionally, he also discusses his time working in Marketing for Warner Music; sharing some tales of working with some legendary artists.

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Radio Sucks Radio Show v30

Also included in Radio Sucks Radio Show v30, Henning shares 10 songs of his choosing to share with the Decibel Geek listeners. In this long-form episode, Henning shares some familiar artists as well as bands you may not know about. Artists spun this week include Farmikos, Kip Winger, Feeder, Karnivool, Leprous, Army of Anyone, Opeth, Winery Dogs, Saraya, and T&N. It's a fun talk with a great soundtrack. We hope you enjoy Radio Sucks Radio Show v30 and SHARE with a friend!

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When a scheduled interview is derailed by their call recording program, Skype, going down, the guys decide to crack a few beers and bring you an off-the-cuff conversation that features a number of things that are offered in their DBG VIP subscription program on Patreon. In this long-form discussion, the guys go over some current rock news events including Zakk Wylde rejoining Ozzy Osbourne's band, Local H winning a contest to open for Metallica on their upcoming tour, and KISS (of course). The news/shooting the breeze stuff is a regular feature of the DBG VIP program entitled The Chris & Aaron Show. There are now over 50 episodes of this segment and they are available for all DBG VIP's. Find out how you can become a DBG VIP at https://www.patreon.com/decibelgeek.

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Skype's Down!

Another DBG VIP feature that you get free this week is the album tournament. In this segment, the guys each pick 16 CD's from the massive collection in the Decibel Geek studio. The CD's are pitted head to head in matches until one winner emerges. The tournament in this week's episode is a tough one that causes some difficult decisions to be made.

Chris and Aaron have a great episode planned out for next week but wanted to get an episode out this week and thought you'd like to get a taste of what the VIP's are getting. We hope you enjoy Skype's Down - Ep281 and SHARE with a friend!

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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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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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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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The guys go back in time this week as they bring you 1982 Year in Review Pt1. In this long-form trip through the first half of the year, Chris & Aaron cover a lot of ground. 1982 saw some pretty historic beginnings in technology and pop culture including the Commodore 64 and Late Night with David Letterman. 1982 was also a year of loss in the entertainment community. Notably, the losses of John Belushi and Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads left their mark on the movie and music industries. Speaking of Osbourne, he would cement his status as a controversial figure with two news-making incidents that shocked many.

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1982 Year in Review Pt 1

1982 Year in Review Pt1 also boats a lot of great music. The first half of the year included releases from Magnum, Nazareth, UFO, Iron Maiden, Tank, Scorpions, Misfits, Van Halen, Motorhead, Uriah Heep, Cheap Trick, Status Quo, and many more. In this episode, the guys break it all down and cover the sports, movies, and pop culture of 1982. And, as always, classic commercials!

The guys wrap things up by sharing more details on the upcoming Nashville Rock n Pod Expo. Visit www.nashvillerocknpodexpo.com for full details on special guests, ticket information, and how to get some pretty cool perks!

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Hosts from numerous participating podcasts get together on one call to discuss the upcoming Nashville Rock n Pod Expo happening August 26, 2017 at Millennium Hall in Nashville TN. 

 

Discussion includes details on advance tickets, perks offered by the shows, information on vinyl and memorabilia dealers, as well as some special guest announcements. 

 

The Nashville Rock n Pod Expo is being crowdfund by rock and podcasting fans to cover travel and other expenses. This is a first year DIY event. The goal is to make this Expo successful this way in year one and use the success as leverage for a bigger, better event for years to come. We need YOUR support to make this happen! So, give this a listen and please contribute to help us take rock podcasting to the next level!

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Rikki Rockett joins the guys this week for Albums Unleashed Poison Look What the Cat Dragged In. In this long-form discussion, Rikki shares stories from the early days of Poison including the decision to move from Pennsylvania to Hollywood in the early 1980's. Also in the episode, Rikki talks about the departure of original guitarist Matt Smith and an audition process that would go down to a head to head battle between Slash and CC DeVille.

In this Albums Unleashed Poison Look What the Cat Dragged In special, Rikki reflects on the recording process of the album. Producer Rick Browde was on board early for the sessions but things got tense quickly due to creative differences. In this episode, Rikki also discusses the struggle to survive in a Hollywood scene that was very unforgiving. Those struggles would be played out lyrically in some of the songs. While the album was recorded on a meager budget and on limited time, it would go on to spawn three big singles and sell 4 million copies worldwide.

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Albums Unleashed Poison

Albums Unleashed Look What the Cat Dragged In also features a track-by-track breakdown of the album including song inspirations and production techniques used. It's an hour-plus of discussion about a remarkable album from a very transitional time in popular music.

The Decibel Geek podcast would like to thank Sher Bach, Brandon Gibbs, Kenny Bailey, and the entire Devil City Angels team for their help in securing this interview. Be sure to check out Devil City Angels when they come to your town! 

Before we get to the interview, Chris & Aaron give you the inside details of the upcoming Nashville Rock n Pod Expo. Taking place August 26, 2017, the expo will feature rock podcasters from all over North America, vinyl/memorabilia dealers, and rock celebrities and personalities mingling with fans. The event is being crowdfunded and we need YOU to help us make it happen. Go to the link below and contribute today to be eligible for early admission, specialty t-shirts, guest spots on podcasts, and much, much more!

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Chris and Aaron return this week for Fresh Blood v5; a block of rock and metal from awesome newer bands. In this music-packed episode, the guys spin great tracks that span the entire rock genre. You'll get awesome tracks from Inglorious, Bleached, Apocalyptic Lovers, White Reaper, Killing Grace, Badflower, Klassik 78, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Electric Guitars, and Double Crush Syndrome.

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Fresh Blood v5

In addition to all of that, the guys clue you in on the upcoming Nashville Rock n Pod Expo. This convention will see rock podcasters from all over North America converge on Nashville as well as vinyl/merch dealers and celebrity signing/meet & greet. It's expected to be a lot of fun but we need YOUR help to make it happen. This event is a total DIY event funded by the listeners/rock fans. Please click THIS link to contribute to the cause! (PS: Original goal of venue funding has been met; new goal announced in coming days. Please continue to donate. It all goes to the goal!)

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Bassist Rik Fox returns to Decibel Geek this week for Albums Unleashed - Steeler. Fronted by vocalist Ron Keel, Steeler had migrated west from Nashville. Upon his arrival, Keel would realize he needed new players to compete with a burgeoning Sunset Strip scene that included rising stars such as Motley Crue and Quiet Riot. In this long form discussion, Rik shares his memories of auditioning for Steeler, his meeting with drummer Mark Edwards, and the circumstances that would lead to Swedish hotshot guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen joining the band. Upon his arrival, Malmsteen certainly made his presence felt. In this discussion, Rik shares some entertaining stories of the eccentric shredder including a very tense moment in rehearsal between Malmsteen and Keel.

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Albums Unleashed - Steeler

Also in this discussion, Fox shares his personal feelings of the recording process of the Steeler album as well as memories of particular shows on the Sunset Strip. Steeler was a very well-known band in the Hollywood area and would pack clubs regularly. In this long-form talk, Rik recalls a show opening up for Quiet Riot that took place as the Metal Health album was taking off.

As the bassist of Steeler, Rik Fox was a member of one of the most pivotal bands in L.A heavy metal history. Steeler, while a popular act of the era that had great songs, did not seem to have the all-for-one-and-one-for-all type of relationship that many other bands had. According to Fox, tensions mounted as the band's popularity began to rise. Issues with Malmsteen's critique of the material and songwriting led to growing tension between the guitarist and Keel. In this discussion, Rik also shares his memories of the end of his version of Steeler including how he was let go from the band.

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DBG VIP Joe Becht joins the guys this week for Radio Sucks Radio Show v28. In this two-hour music and discussion episode, Joe spins killer tracks from artists and albums that he think weren't given a fair shake by the mainstream radio community. However, in this long-form episode you'll get great songs from Skid Row, Wendy O. Williams, Plasmatics, King's X, Angel, Trouble, Rush, Love/Hate, Cheap Trick, and The Cult. It's a fun ride with great stories and an even better soundtrack.

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Radio Sucks Radio Show v28

 

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iTunes Review:

Rock & Roll will never die!

by jcapone3rd on Jan 31, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Found Decibel Geek when Chris did a guest shot on Inappropriate Earl podcast and figured I'd give them a chance. After all, anyone who talks fondly about the Vinnie Vincent Invasion can't be that bad... Needless to say I was hooked after two episodes and have now begun my journey through the archives! I love the open format of the show. Whether they are introducing me to obscure bands and songs I've never heard of before, or giving their own personal insights to the music I grew up with (I'm 43 - so do your own math ;p), each episode has been a fun ride. A few years ago, Gene Simmins claimed "Rock & Roll is dead"... but with guys like the Decibel Geeks serving as Defenders of the Faith, the Spirit of Rock will Keep on Rollin' and give you a Reason to Live! Ok, enough bad puns. Give them a listen and let them take you Over the Edge! Up the Irons! \m/

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Shane Hebert, Ian Wadley (Rock & Metal Combat Podcast), Mike Stewart, Kevin Williams, Anthony Britt, David Glynn, Aaron Baker, William Douglas, Rock N Ray Osborne, Ron Butler, Joe Lascon, FJA Mods, Ben Doubeldown Denman,Jeniffer Schliep,Dave Kostka, Dan Chaput, Brad Kalmanson, Wayne Cross, Mikael Burell, Dakota Denman, Hoops, Denman, Michael Wagener, Andrew Jacobs, Todd Cunningham, Cool World, James Brendon Dunn, Marc Alden Taylor, Adam Cox, Brent Tibbetts, Kenneth Roy, Greg McGlone, WhitePolarBearMount, Tom Smoke, Christopher Stokes, Stephen Atchison, Derik Novak, Sean Cullen, SNJM Session, Graham Spark, Ernesto Aguilar, The Mooger Fooger

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The guys are joined this week by Ben and Dakota Denman for Shredders Discussion with Denman. In this long-form talk, you'll hear the history of this awesome young from Nashville by way of upstate New York. Multiple twists of fate took place to bring these guys where they are today including run-ins, collaborations, etc with rock personalities such as Mark Slaughter, Luc Carl, Greg Mangus, Tony Higbee, and ultimately Michael Wagener who produced their new 5 song EP, The Life We Live, that you can purchase HERE.

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Shredders Discussion

 

The guys in Denman are no strangers to shredding, as you'll hear throughout the show. They may be in their 20's but their influences fall right in line with what you, the Decibel Geek listener, like to hear. Shredders discussed include, of course, the big names such as Van Halen, Malmsteen, Vai, Satriani, Gilbert, etc. Other shredders discussed include Michael Angelo Batio, Vito Bratta, George Lynch, Dan Spitz, David Davidson (Revocation), and a debate on the merits of Vinnie Vincent.

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iTunes Review:

Best Rock N Roll Podcast Ever!!

by Brian Troester on Feb 01, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

If you're looking for great music and conversation look no further. Excellent guests with real stories and music that matters. I make it a point to listen to at least one episode every day. It's shows like this that prove rock n roll is alive and well!!

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Dave Shirt, Joe Royland, Sit and Spin with Joe, Todd Cunningham, Kal Hinz, Thomas Mucaji, Derek Leyba, Joe Lascon, Kevin Williams, David Glynn, Brian Knapp, Trevor McDougall, Joseph Capone, Wayne Cross, Adam Cox, Rockin’ Ron Runyon, Sean Cullen, Mike Grabowski, Andrew Jacobs, Warren Money, Kenneth Roy, Mikael Burell, Greg McGlone, Marc Alden Taylor (Free Form Rock Podcast), Shane Hebert, Daniel Lee, Derek Novak, Tom Smoke, Jeff Mendenhall, Christopher Stokes, Luc Carl, Ernesto Aguilar, David Glynn, Graham Spark, The Mooger Fooger

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Sirius/XM deejay Luc Carl joins Chris & Aaron this week for Six Songs Luc Carl Thinks You Should Hear. In this long-form episode, Luc and the guys discuss a variety of subjects including record store release days, why it's a bad idea to wear a Metallica shirt in front of Dave Mustaine, and the best motorcycle route in Tennessee among much more.

Six Songs Luc Carl Thinks You Should Hear

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On top of all that, Luc's got Six Songs that he thinks you, the listener, should hear. Great tunes from the likes of AC/DC, Faster Pussycat, Motorhead, Rhino Bucket, White Zombie, and Van Halen are included. We hope you enjoy Six Songs Luc Carl Thinks You Should Hear and SHARE with a friend!

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★★★★★  in iTunes by Andy G from Toronto from Canada on January 17, 2017       

I love you guys. Recently you turned me on to so many things, Detective, Ace Frehley solo stuff, too many to mention. I write the names down in the middle of the night. I have been drumming since 8th grade , or grade 8 as we say in Canada. I am a VP stuffy banker now but fortunate enough to still drum with my band The Big Wigs at charity events in the big T.O. We cover Cheap Trick, ACDC , Bowie etc . mostly 70s. I am am a little older than you guys so I remember seeing the made for TV KISS movie, premier on my parents fat box TV. I am sure that your Canadian friends have told you about GODDO> If you like Pat Traverse etc. Check out Goddo on youtube>       

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