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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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Scott Van Zen Guitar School Official Site

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Nashville Rock n Pod Expo Info

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

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

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

Radio Sucks Radio show v29

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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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Music Valley Event Center, Nashville TN

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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.

1982 Year in Review Decibel Geek Podcast part 1

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:51pm EDT

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.

Albums Unleashed Poison Look What The Cat Dragged In

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!

https://www.gofundme.com/rocknpodexpo

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:56pm EDT

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!)

Nashville Rock n Pod Expo

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Apocalyptic Lovers

Killing Grace

Klassik 78

Electric Guitars

Bleached

White Reaper

Badflower

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Double Crush Syndrome

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