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Decibel Geek Podcast

English, Hard Rock, 1 season, 529 episodes, 3 days, 1 hour, 33 minutes
About
A rock & metal music discussion show that takes an in-depth view on such earth-shattering topics as the level of sphincter pain generated by Nickelback's discography and debating what lives under Bret Michaels wig. We also occasionally interview some music-y folks you may have heard of. Yes, we really did just end that sentence with a preposition. That's how rock and roll we are.
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1983 Year in Review Part 2 - Ep577

This week we’re back for a close look at the second half at the year that was 1983! In this episode, we dissect the news stories, pop culture moments, and rock albums that were released from July-December of 1983. News stories covered include The Rolling Stones hitting pay dirt, a near-catastrophic Russian attack thwarted, a funeral for thousands of Atari games, and more. News in the rock world included the loss of Dennis Wilson, KISS' long-awaited unmasking, final shows by Humble Pie and Thin Lizzy, and much more. Numerous important albums were released in these months including debut releases by Metallica, Slayer, RATT, Suicidal Tendencies, and many more as well as important releases by Motley Crue, Billy Idol, Ozzy, and a bunch more. Additionally, Chris will talk about the TV and movie happenings of 1983 as well as more classic commercials! It’s a deep dive into a great year. We hope you enjoy 1983 Year in Review Part 2 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/21/20241 hour, 48 minutes, 26 seconds
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1983 Year in Review Part 1 - Ep576

This week we're taking a close look at the first half at the year that was 1983! In this episode, we dissect the news stories, pop culture moments, and rock albums that were released from January-June of 1983. News stories covered include a volcano eruption, the emergence of HIV/AIDS, and Sally Ride's trip into space. News in the rock world included the loss of Karen Carpenter, Michael Jackson's run at the top of the charts, Quiet Riot putting the Sunset Strip scene on the map, and much more. Numerous important albums were released in these months including releases by Black Sabbath, Def Leppard, Ramones, Motorhead, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden and many more. Additionally, Aaron will talk about the Sports happenings of 1983 as well as provide a list of some of the top toys of the year. It's a deep dive into a great year. We hope you enjoy 1983 Year in Review Part 1 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/14/20241 hour, 32 minutes, 15 seconds
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Geekwire Week of 06.03.24 - Ep575

We're back to discuss all the weird, wonderful, and ridiculous in the rock world with Geekwire! Here's what we're gabbing about this time: Dave 'Snake' Sabo of Skid Row is not a fan of redundancy Sebastian Bach is a fan of hypotheticals Skid Row fans are fans of Lzzy Hale Tony Iommi thinks he can produce a miracle K.K. Downing likes big bucks Jon Bon Jovi searches for his voice Tommy Thayer thinks Las Vegas could get KISSed Matt Sorum embraces reality A Vixen leaves the pack All that and the Camaro Segment featuring rock star death days, album anniversaries, and exciting upcoming releases. We hope you enjoy Geekwire and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/3/20242 hours, 20 minutes, 45 seconds
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Beat the Geek Week - Ep574

We're back this time to present 3 rounds of the greatest music game show of them all with Beat the Geek Week! In this edition, the Geek (Chris) will take on challenges from Joseph Kay (Play That Rock n Roll Podcast) and returning guest and friend of the show Andy Connors. Both of these guys bring a ton of music knowledge. Are they up for the challenge? Will they mop the floor with Chris when it comes to nerdy rock trivia? You'll have to listen to find out! Additionally, you'll get a Reverse Beat the Geek round in which Aaron will taken on longtime friend, radio vet, and podcast host (What The Hell Man! Podcast), Greg Berlin. Greg is well-schooled in music as well. But, can he defeat Aaron? Listen to find out! We thank all three of our special guests this week and appreciate you listening to the only show that goes to eleven, Beat the Geek! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/21/20241 hour, 29 minutes, 16 seconds
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Geekwire - Week of 05.09.24 - Ep573

We're back to discuss all the latest, greatest, and weirdest news from world of rock with Geekwire! Here's what we're covering this week: Motley Crue drops a new song and Vince Neil falls off a stage The Bulletboys want to do business with you Lemmy returns home Kerry King is not a promotions guy Gene Simmons gets the Led out Matt Cameron received a unique KISS collectible Sebastian Bach's missed connection with David Lee Roth Additional stories covering Biohazard, P.O.D., and Judas Priest as well the Camaro Segment including rock album anniversaries, rock star death days, and upcoming releases. We hope you enjoy Geekwire for the week of 05.09.24 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/20242 hours, 4 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Best & Worst of Aerosmith 1993-2012 - Ep572

We're back this week to examine an era for a classic band that resulted in huge sales but possible long-term damage as we consider The Best & Worst of Aerosmith 1993-2012. Coming off the heels of back-to-back successes 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump,' Aerosmith was riding high. Those two albums opted to inject a more commercial flavor to their sound and the results spoke for themselves. Heading into the 90's, the band leaned further in that direction going forward with sometimes mixed results. In this episode we'll pick our favorite and least favorite tracks from 'Get a Grip,' 'Nine Lives,' 'Just Push Play,' 'Honkin' on Bobo,' and 'Music From Another Dimension.' Aerosmith sold a ton of albums through these releases so their bank accounts approved of them. However, did they push things too far and alienate hardcore fans? We discuss this entire era, songs that got left off, drama behind the scenes, and much more. It's an hour-plus of Aerosmith discussion covering an era that rarely gets brought up. Is that for a reason? Did we find some gold among these albums? Listen and find out! We hope you enjoy The Best & Worst of Aerosmith 1993-2021 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/29/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 19 seconds
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Geekwire - Week of 04.18.24 - Ep571

We're back to discuss the good, bad, ugly, and weird in the world of rock n' roll with a brand new edition of Geekwire! Here's a look at what we're covering this time: - Firehouse mourns the loss of singer C.J. Snare - Nikki Sixx gets sarcastic; people are dumb - Rudolf Schenker might be as crazy as his brother - Bruce Dickinson does shift work - Sammy Hagar blows out his flip flop - Category 7; a new metal band with familiar faces - Jon Bon Jovi won't fake it - Vinnie Vincent makes another announcement of a future announcement All that and the Camaro Segment where Aaron brings you notable album anniversaries, rock star death days, and upcoming releases to get excited about. We hope you enjoy Geekwire for the week of 04.18.24 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/20241 hour, 35 minutes, 21 seconds
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Radio Sucks Radio Show April 2024 - Ep570

We're back to drill a bunch of awesome music into your ears with the latest edition of the Radio Sucks Radio Show! You won't hear the same tired hits that radio focuses on. Instead, you're getting a bunch of great songs from artists newer and older. Here's a look at what we're spinning this time: Chris has new tunes from Tuk Smith and the Restless Hearts, The End Machine, and The Fifth. Additionally, you'll hear an incredible modern take on a Jefferson Starship classic by Dino Jelusick, Mike Portnoy, and Joel Hoekstra and a very masculine tune by Velvet & Cashmere. Aaron Camaro is serving up new tunes from classic artists Jesse James Dupree and Vain while supporting the future with a track from Dawn of the Rising. Also, some buried treasure from Saints of the Underground, and a killer song from Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Morrison and Steve Stevens. It's an hour-plus of ear candy with some laughs thrown in. We hope you enjoy the April 2024 edition of the Radio Sucks Radio Show and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/10/20241 hour, 31 minutes, 42 seconds
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Geekwire Week of 04.03.24 - Ep569

We're back to discuss all the weird,wild, wonderful, and ridiculous news in the rock world with Geekwire! Here's what we're covering this time! - Skid Row playing musical chairs once again and Bach wanting to be picked - Wolf Hoffman finding inspiration from artificial places - Mudvayne's Chad Gray gives his take on Motley Crue - Ace Frehley claims preference for a whiskered drummer - AC/DC doing gangbusters in Europe - Anthrax welcoming back an old friend after 40 years - Rikki Rockett trading his sticks for a pen - Lars Ulrich and Chad Smith heading for trouble on the silver screen - Juan Croucier steps forward; Bobby Blotzer laughs All that and the Camaro Segment featuring notable album anniversaries, rock stars we're remembering, and upcoming releases we're excited for. We hope you enjoy Geekwire and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/3/20241 hour, 44 minutes, 2 seconds
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Conversation with Ace Frehley - Ep568

We return this week with a conversation with the one and only Ace Frehley! With the recent chart success of his latest solo album '10,000 Volts,' Ace is doing the podcast rounds and we wanted to hop on board ourselves. With our long-running fandom of KISS, this was an entertaining talk that we're excited to share with you. In this discussion Ace shares some backstory on the new album, his collaboration with Steve Brown, the updated 'Back Into My Arms Again,' and more. Additionally, we ask Ace about numerous moments in KISStory including his friendships within the New York rock scene of the 70's, the early camaradarie within the band and when it changed, the infamous Tom Snyder appearance, his friendship with John Belushi, memories of the KISS crew, the rise of AI, aliens and UFOs, and a lot more! If you haven't purchased it yet, pick up the new album 10,000 Volts at https://mnrkheavy.com/products/ace-frehley-10-000-volts-cd Special thanks to Tim Bream and Giovanna at MNRK Heavy for their assistance in setting up this interview. This episode is dedicated to the memory of Arnold Bushar. Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/24/20241 hour, 23 minutes, 32 seconds
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Fresh Blood March 2024 - Ep567

We're back to turn you on to 10 great artists that are flying the flag for rock n' roll with a new edition of Fresh Blood! This time, Chris brings great tracks from Wings of Steel, Blazing Rust, Anchor Lane, The Lightbringer of Sweden, and Nitrate! Aaron presents awesome tracks from Whiskey Scenario, Creeper, Jayler, Hatezero, and Riverghost! There's a lot of variety in this Fresh Blood episode and we think you'll find some new favorites this time. Like something you hear? Be sure to follow the artists on social media, share their music, and support them through purchases and seeing them live when they come through your town. We hope you enjoy Fresh Blood for March 2024 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/20241 hour, 30 minutes, 57 seconds
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Geekwire Week of 03.08.24 - Ep566

We're back with all the latest, greatest, and weirdest news in the rock world with Geekwire! Here's a look at what we're covering this time! GENE SIMMONS goes boxless for less ROB HALFORD hints at release of the twin turbo WEDNESDAY 13 going back to his roots for his next album Ex-SLIPKNOT drummer JAY WEINBERG wants a Pepsi KORN announces 30th-anniversary show in LA SCOTT STAPP attributes Divine intervention for recent success BLACK SABBATH's 'Paranoid;’ a billion served GEORGE LYNCH talks lying and agendas ALICE COOPER turns 190 million JACK RUSSELL puts the literary shovel away LEMMY becomes immortal in his U.K. birthplace. All that and the Camaro Segment featuring rock album anniversaries, rock star death days, and albums we're fired up about in the near future. We hope you enjoy Geekwire for the week of 03.08.24 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/9/20241 hour, 59 minutes
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Metal Shop Memories with Charlie Kendall - Ep565

This week radio legend Charlie Kendall joins us to discuss the past, present, and future of Metal Shop! From 1984-1995, broadcast superstar Kendall was a driving force of the metal revolution as he hosted this iconic program on over 250 stations. Metalshop was to rock radio what Headbanger’s Ball was to television. Now, he’s joined forces with KRFK Radio (a division of Keel’s RFK Media) to deliver new shows to a worldwide audience that celebrates and enjoys the music of the wild and the young. In this discussion Charlie covers the history of Metal Shop; how he got the idea, how it was pitched, and how Judas Priest played a big role in the show getting green-lit. The show became an institution for rock and metal fans and the genre grew exponentially in popularity throughout the 1980's. As with the music, the rock radio world went through a tidal wave of changes in the 1990's and Metal Shop was not spared. Charlie shares his thoughts on how the show ended, the state of radio in today's society, and his take on music podcasting and it's marketability going forward. Other topics covered include Charlie's early experience in radio at the age of 14, his work with NEWHD Media and it's charitable efforts for people with autism, and more. Stories involving Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, Dee Snider, Artie Kornfeld, and Alice Cooper are also included. Throughout the episode you'll hear clips from the the heyday of Metal Shop to help take you back in time. For now though, you can check out the all new Metal Shop on KFRK Radio! The full Metal Shop broadcast schedule can also be found at charliekendall.com. You've got to check it out, it's everything you loved about the show brought into today! Also, grab a t-shirt to support the show. We hope you enjoy Metal Shop Memories with Charlie Kendall and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 12 seconds
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Geekwire Week of 02.22.24 - Ep564

We're back to discuss all the latest, greatest, and weirdest news in the rock world with Geekwire! Here's a look at what we're covering this week: AC/DC announces Spring/Summer 2024 European Tour Alex Van Halen's Autobiography 'Brothers' due in October Poison Will 'one million percent' tour again, says Bret Michaels Bret Michaels On 'Parti-Gras 2.0' Tour With Don Felder, Lou Gramm, Dee Snider: 'So Many Hits, It's Illegal' Dave Mustaine is 'preparing' to start writing next Megadeth album: 'I feel like I still have the mojo in my hands' Official Nickelback documentary 'Hate to Love' coming to cinemas worldwide in March Vinnie Vincent Cancellation Rob Halford says new Judas Priest song 'The Serpent and the King' will 'rip your head off' Sebastian Bach recalls telling Gene Simmons's daughter how Kiss inspired him to launch his own career in rock Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner, and Jane's Addiction among nominees for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2024 Induction Geoff Tate on why he hasn't released a solo album in seven years: 'It's so much work' Dana Strum says there is 'Crazy Interest' in upcoming Slaughter film 101 Hilarious and Bizarre Tour Rider Requests 42 Years Ago - Ozzy Osbourne Arrested for Urinating on Alamo All that and rock album anniversaries, departed rockers we're remembering, and upcoming releases to get excited about in the Camaro segment. We hope you enjoy Geekwire and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family of shows. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/20241 hour, 50 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Best & Worst of Warrant - Ep563

We're back this week to discuss a band that experienced highs, lows, and tragedy throughout their career as we pick The Best & Worst of Warrant. Warrant, formed in Hollywood in 1984, would go through changes in their early years that would lead to recruiting then-Plain Jane members Jani Lane and Steven Sweet into the band. A false start under Prince, a soundtrack appearance, and touring would result in the band getting signed to Columbia Records. 1989's 'Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich' would spawn several hit singles including 'Down Boys,' 'Big Talk,' and 'Heaven' with the latter hitting #2 on Billboard. The doors would blow wide open with the release of 1990's 'Cherry Pie,' a song that was a blessing and a curse to the band. Controversy would also follow the band on their first two albums with British guitarist Mike Slamer being rumored to handle all guitar parts in the studio. 1992 would see musical tides shifting amid the release of 'Dog Eat Dog,' a tougher album produced by Michael Wagener. Things would stranger and more experimental with the band's 1995 and 1996 releases, 'Ultraphobic' and 'Belly to Belly' respectively. The band would flame out and briefly reunite before shifting singers twice more. Lead singer Jani Lane would tragically pass away to alcohol poisoning in 2011. We cover the Jani Lane lane era of Warrant this week and discuss those albums as well as the new tracks on Greatest & Latest (1999) and Under the Influence (2001) while picking what we deem to be the best and worst track off each. There's a lot to cover on and off the stage with this band and we think you'll enjoy our discussion. Let us know what your Best & Worst of Warrant is in the comments! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/20242 hours, 16 minutes, 54 seconds
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Geekwire Week of 02.05.24 - Ep562

We're back to talk all the latest, greatest, and weirdest news in rock with another edition of Geekwire! Here's a look at what we're covering this time! Ozzy Osbourne's West Hollywood condo available for $9,500 rent. Ex-Great White singer Jack Russell nearing completion of long-awaited book. Mick Mars hints at potential release of unreleased song with John Corabi. Cliff Williams rumored to skip AC/DC's 2024 tour; replacement bassist soon. Dee Snider inspired by Iron Maiden's gallop for Twisted Sister's "I Wanna Rock". Paul Stanley clarifies KISS fans' initial misunderstanding of avatars. Mötley Crüe celebrates anniversary with virtual museum, "Crüeseum". Smashing Pumpkins receive over 10,000 applications for new guitarist. Kerry King wrote all songs on upcoming album, expresses his love for it. Bonus: Loudwire's list of the top 25 metal mascots. All that and rock album anniversaries, fallen rock stars we're remembering, and upcoming releases to be excited for in the Camaro Segment. We hope you enjoy Geekwire and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/5/20241 hour, 46 minutes, 46 seconds
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BEST OF 2023 - Ep561

We're back this week with our long-awaited Best of 2023 episode and there's a lot for you to wrap your ears around. In a time that many seem all-too-thrilled to declare the death of a genre, there was an increasing number of great albums and songs released in 2023. Plenty of new material from veteran artists was released in 2023 including albums by The Rolling Stones, Alice Cooper, Overkill, Dokken, Halestorm, Prong, Metallica, Metal Church, Extreme among others. Lots of newer bands were forging their own path last year with new music such as Rock City Machine Co, Ravenstine, Seven Ravens, Iron Void, Crown Lands, Fortune Child and more. Other notable releases for 2023 including music from Marvelous 3, Wolfgang Van Halen, and Halestorm. Did any of these albums make our lists? You'll have to listen to find out. Chris and Aaron each count down their Top 10 releases from the year that was 2023. We hope you enjoy and share YOUR choices in the comments! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/29/20242 hours, 24 minutes, 23 seconds
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Geekwire Week of 01.22.24 - Ep560

We're back to talk all the latest, greatest, and weirdest news from the rock world with Geekwire! This week's a doozy so strap in! BRUCE KULICK Says KISS Did Not Honor And Respect 'Kisstory' At Final Concert PAUL STANLEY's Son EVAN Is Not Interested In Leading New Version Of KISS ACE FREHLEY To Work On 'Origins Vol. 3' After Release Of '10,000 Volts' Album ACE FREHLEY 'Got Along Famously' With VINNIE VINCENT At Last Year's CREATURES FEST Vinnie Vincent charging annual fee for his ‘Euphoria’ Facebook group starting on February 1st Ex-SAIGON KICK Singer MATT KRAMER Blasts Former Bandmates Over Upcoming Anniversary Tour; JASON BIELER Fires Back Alcatrazz members say “F*** You**” to former singer Graham Bonnet and his girlfriend ROSS THE BOSS On His Creative Relationship With JOEY DEMAIO: People Called Us 'The LENNON And MCCARTNEY Of Metal Songwriting PEARL JAM's New Album Will Be 'A Lot Heavier Than You'd Expect' DAVID ELLEFSON On Scandal That Led To His Latest Exit From MEGADETH: 'When You Bare It All, You've Got Nothing To Hide' All that and the Camaro Segment featuring album anniversaries, rock star death days, and great upcoming releases! We hope you enjoy Geekwire and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/22/20241 hour, 29 minutes, 33 seconds
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Beat the Geek Week - Ep559

As we finish preparations for our Best of 2023 episode, this week we bring you the best in rock trivia with Beat the Geek Week! If you are unfamiliar with Beat the Geek, it's the game show that goes to 11! Aaron Camaro brings the knowledge and personality of a master host. This time, Chris goes up against our friends Al Horta (Blackspinner's Circle/Be Cool or Be Podcast Out) and Ray Coon (Dawn of the Rising). Will they dethrone the Geek or go down in flames? You'll have to listen to find out! Additionally, the tables get turned in a round of Reverse Beat the Geek as Aaron takes on our friend Metal Mike (Voltage Junkie). Chris goes the extra mile and includes an Ugly Kid Joe round! Who will win this brain busting challenge? Listen and find out! Play along at home and let us know how many YOU got right! We hope you enjoy Beat the Geek Week and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 49 seconds
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Geekwire Week of 12.29.23 - Ep558

We're back to finish off 2023 with all the relevant rock news with Geekwire! Here's a look at what we're covering this time! First KISS Avatar Show Scheduled for 2027 Ace Frehley Believes He Will Get Paid for Use of 'Spaceman' Makeup in KISS Avatars KISS Nearly Launched an NBC Cartoon in 1979 Ugly Kid Joe Bassist Cordell Crockett in Praise of Michael Anthony SLIPKNOT, KORN and NICKELBACK Namechecked in Rand Paul's Report on Wasteful Government Spending Sebastian Bach on Potential SKID ROW Reunion: 'I Don't Understand Why We Never Tried' Working with a Therapist Would TESLA's Frank Hannon Be Open to One-Off Reunion With Tommy Skeoch and Troy Luccetta? He Responds The Metallica & Nirvana Apartment Buildings All that and, of course, the Camaro segment where we celebrate album anniversaries and remember those that we've lost. We've had a blast with you in 2023 and look forward to much more in 2024. Happy New Year! We hope you enjoy Geekwire for the week of 12.29.23 and SHARE with a friend Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/30/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 23 seconds
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Radio Sucks Radio Show - Ep557

We're back to give you a Rock n Roll party for your ears with the Radio Sucks Radio Show! We've got ten awesome songs by ten awesome artists for you today; none of which you'll hear on the radio. Aaron's bringing great tracks for you from Lost Circus, Jetboy, Ugly Kid Joe, Dizzy Lane, and Stevie Rachelle. It's an awesome mix of classic and new rock and metal to sing your teeth into. Chris dishes out killer audio from Dixie Dragster, Invaded, Ravenstine, Gun, and Floerence Black. It's an awesome selection of tunes all released in 2023! Some definite contenders for the upcoming Best of 2023 episode! What songs this week did you like the best? Let us know in the comments section below! We hope you enjoy the Radio Sucks Radio Show and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/19/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 9 seconds
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Geekwire Week of 12.12.23 - Ep556

We're back to discuss all the latest, greatest, and weirdest in the rock world with Geekwire! Here's a look at what we're talking about this time! KISS: New era, plans to continue as avatars. Dee Snider: KISS farewell tour, says they're done when they see the bodies in the coffins. Puddle of Mudd: Wes Scantlin considering country record. Wolfgang Van Halen: Stoked about Sammy Hagar's 2024 tour. Mick Mars: Right choice not to have John Corabi sing on solo album. Aerosmith: Dream On surpasses 1 billion streams on Spotify. Def Leppard and Journey announce 2024 stadium tour with Heart, Cheap Trick and Steve Miller Band. Ozzy Osbourne: Open to making a new song with AI-generated Randy Rhoads? All that and album anniversaries, rock stars we're remembering (including two big losses), and upcoming albums we're excited about. There's a lot to cover and we want to hear YOUR thoughts in the comments! We hope you enjoy Geekwire for the week of 12.12.23 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 31 seconds
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Label Wars (1980-1984) - Ep555

This week we look back to a time when the music industry was, mostly, run through a handful of record labels. With big money to be made, record companies such as Capitol, Epic, Columbia, and Atlantic wielded a lot of power. Buyouts were happening such as in the case of Polygram acquiring Casablanca Records which would result in a very in-flux KISS winding up on Mercury Records. Smaller labels, while limited financially, were successful at times due to scouting new talent and breaking it. This circumstance would lead labels such as Elektra, Metal Blade, and Megaforce to be on the ground floor of some legendary careers and genres. In this discussion, we discuss all of these record labels, many of the notable artists that inhabited their rosters, how they stacked up in the rock world, and much more. The era we're focusing on this time is 1980-1984.  Was the rule and oversight of the early 80's music industry a good thing? Is today's wide open musical climate a better thing for artists? Let us know what YOU think in the comments! We hope you enjoy Label Wars (1980-1984) and SHARE with a friend. Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/5/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 13 seconds
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The End of KISS(?) - Ep554

With this week marking the end of KISS as a touring entity, we thought we'd serve up a Torpedo Dudes 4 All! This is Decibel Geek's KISS-exclusive podcast and there's plenty to discuss!   KISS recently had to cancel shows in Ottawa, Toronto, and Knoxville due to Paul Stanley contracting the flu. The band got back on track for Indianapolis and is moving forward with the final dates. Between the Ottawa and Toronto cancellations a tragic car accident/explosion made news as a possible terror attack. How does this (potentially) relate to KISS? Listen to find out.   As the band prepares for this weekend's final shows at Madison Square Garden, we discuss our thoughts on the current lineup, how we got to our opinions, and the multiple KISS-themed doings in NYC this week. Activities discussed include the NYC KISS takeover and, of course, the shows themselves.   It was confirmed recently that no ex-members, including Bruce Kulick, will be guesting at the shows. Will there be any surprises or shakeups for these landmark shows? We give our predictions. Speaking of ex-members, Ace Frehley released the title track to his upcoming album '10,000 Volts' which is due next February. We give our reactions to the new single, our hopes for the album, and more.   We hope you enjoy Torpedo Dudes 4 All and consider joining us on Patreon as a DBG VIP! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcast family.   Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/1/202352 minutes, 2 seconds
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Geekwire Week of 11.19.23 - Ep553

We're back to discuss all the latest happenings in the rock world with Geekwire! Here's a look at what we're covering this week: A Kurt Cobain cigarette pack is going up for auction. Sammy Hagar invites David Lee Roth and Alex Van Halen to join him on his 2024 tour. Gene Simmons is "sad and angry" about Ace Frehley and Peter Criss' absence from Kiss' upcoming tour. Judas Priest announce their "Invincible" tour. Steven Adler says Vince Neil's voice is "rock and roll gold." Geddy Lee says Rush used to do a lot of cocaine to keep their energy up. Alice Cooper's official book, "Starring Alice Cooper," is due out in May 2024. Jack Russell and Tracii Guns announce collaborative album, "Medusa." We reflect on our memories of the passings of Eric Carr and Freddie Mercury. All that as well as notable album anniversaries, rock stars we're remembering, and upcoming albums to get excited about. We hope you enjoy Geekwire and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/20/20231 hour, 53 minutes, 11 seconds
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Radio Sucks Radio Show - Ep552

It's been a long time but we're backed to serve up some great, loud goodness with the Radio Sucks Radio Show! This week Aaron is bringing great tracks from Marvelous 3, Spirit Adrift, Andy Taylor, Chris Catalyst, and The Coyote Stylite. Additionally, we discuss the recent Marvelous 3 reunion shows and potential future plans. Chris is sharing cool tracks from Rock City Machine Company, Freakshow, Thundermother, Brother Cane, and Riley's LA Guns. The guys also discuss the RCMC album, Freakshow's recent addition of bassist Rik Fox, and more. It's a fun mix of rock music and discussion to help you through your day. We hope you enjoy the Radio Sucks Radio Show and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 56 seconds
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Geekwire Week of 11.01.23 - Ep551

We're back to cover all the latest, greatest, and weirdest news in the rock world with Geekwire! Here's a look at the stories we're covering this time: JEFF SCOTT SOTO Says MIKE PORTNOY Didn't Tell Him He Was Rejoining DREAM THEATER: 'I'm Pissed Off At' Him L.A. GUNS' PHIL LEWIS Was 'Very Shocked' To Hear About STEVE RILEY's Passing: 'We Were Never Truly Friends' THE ROLLING STONES' 'Hackney Diamonds' Tops U.K. Album Chart THE BEATLES Announce Release Date For Last Song, 'Now And Then' GODSMACK Is 'Talking About' Covering LED ZEPPELIN And PINK FLOYD On Upcoming 'Stripped-Down' U.S. Tour JOEY BELLADONNA To Sing National Anthem At KANSAS CITY CHIEFS Game: 'Maybe TAYLOR SWIFT Will Be There' PHIL COLLEN Doesn't Think DEF LEPPARD's Story Is 'Interesting' Enough For Proper Biopic: 'It's Been Done' MÖTLEY CRÜE Guitarist MICK MARS's First-Ever Solo Single To Arrive On Halloween SHARON OSBOURNE Calls NIKKI SIXX An 'A**hole', Says She Doesn't Believe OZZY's Ant-Snorting Story All that and album anniversaries, rock stars we're remembering, and upcoming albums we're excited about. We hope you enjoy Geekwire and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/1/20232 hours, 10 minutes, 42 seconds
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Shootin' the Breeze with Dawn of the Rising - Ep550

This week Aaron hangs out with Ray and Iggy from Dawn of the Rising during their recent trip to Nashville. The guys were in town to attend the Josie Awards at The Grand Ole Opry where they were nominated for Rock Group of the Year. Chris was attending to an family matter at the time but Aaron got to sit down with the guys to talk about numerous topics including the band, future plans/recordings, the awards show, and tons more. Additionally, you'll get a special round of Beat the Geek for good measure! We'll return soon with a brand new Geekwire but, in the meantime, hope you enjoy this fun chat. Enjoy! More on Dawn of the Rising can be found at https://dawnoftherisingmusic.com/ Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/25/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 11 seconds
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Geekwire Week of 10.13.23 - Ep549

We're back with the latest, greatest, and weirdest in rock and metal news with Geekwire! Here are the stories we're covering this week! Sharon Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne have an assisted-suicide pact. Some serious drama in the Pretty Boy Floyd camp (yes, there is one). Roger Waters yelled at an audience at a recent concert. Pantera's "Vulgar Display of Power" album cover behind the scenes story. The top-selling rock and metal artists for concert ticket sales. Graham Bonnet was once approached about joining Black Sabbath. Metallica, AC/DC, and Judas Priest performed at the Power Trip Festival. Judas Priest will release their new album, "Invincible Shield," in March 2024. Dave Mustaine doesn't know when Kiko Loureiro will return to Megadeth. Mitch Malloy sang the U.S. National Anthem at the SuperMotocross World Championship Finals. Rich Ward has had lots of bad interactions with famous musicians over the years. All that and rock album anniversaries, notable rock star death anniversaries, and albums we're excited about! We hope you enjoy Geekwire and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download , Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/14/20231 hour, 45 minutes, 1 second
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Brushes With Greatness - Ep548

We're back with a new edition of Brushes With Greatness! This time, our friend bassist Rik Fox (Steeler/Freakshow) joins us to share some of his run-ins with the famous/infamous. If you didn't already know, Rik was a part of the 1970's New York rock scene as well as the 80's Sunset Strip heyday. Additionally, time spent working in the film industry made it even more likely to have run-ins with well-known people on a regular basis. In this discussion, Rik Fox shares his brushes with greatness. From his days as a fan through his days in the industry, you'll get stories of interaction with David Lee Roth, Sam Kinison, Eric Carr, Ronnie James Dio, Pat Thrall, and many others. It's a fun conversation that we think you're gonna really dig. Rik is the new bassist in Freakshow; a band featuring Ronnie Borchert, Carlos Cavazo, and Stet Howland. Get full info on Freakshow at https://www.facebook.com/Freakshow2023 We hope you enjoy Brushes With Greatness and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/5/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 15 seconds
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Geekwire Week of 09.29.23 - Ep547

We're back to cover all the latest, greatest, and weirdest happenings in the rock world with Geekwire! Here's a look at what we're covering this week: Live Nation ends artist merchandise cuts at clubs around the country. Steve Brown says Trixter will "never" reunite with Mark "Gus" Scott. Ace Frehley completes mixing eight songs for his next solo album. Ozzy Osbourne wants to record a new studio album in 2024. Dave Mustaine speaks out about his acrimonious relationship with some of his former Megadeth bandmates. Mike Muir falls off stage while singing "You Can't Bring Me Down" at Suicidal Tendencies concert in California. Vince Neil's concert at the Oklahoma State Fair was cut short after a shooting in the crowd. Gavin Rossdale explains why it's taken Bush three decades to release greatest-hits album. Don Dokken speaks out about his relationship with his former bandmate, George Lynch. Stryper plans to return to their "pop metal" sound on a "few" songs on their next studio album. Jann Wenner ousted from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame board amid controversial comments. All that and album anniversaries, rock stars we've lost, and albums we're excited about in the future. We hope you enjoy Geekwire for the week of 09.29.23 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts network of shows. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/29/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 56 seconds
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Fresh Blood September 2023 - Ep546

We're back to serve you up a special slab of great new rock and metal tunes from killer new artists with Fresh Blood! In this edition, Chris is delivering great tracks from The Sunset Drip, Iron Void, Midnight Vice, The Lazys, and Samarkind. All five tracks are killer and run the gamut of the genres. Aaron's bringing you excellent new tracks from Seven Ravens, Roadwolf, The Cold Stares, Wanted, and The Gems. It's a great collection of tunes to discover. If you hear something you like, be sure to support the artists through purchasing albums, merch, following them on social media, and watching for them on tour near you. The future of rock depends on YOU! We hope you enjoy Fresh Blood for September of 2023 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/25/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 30 seconds
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Geekwire Week of 09.15.23 - Ep545

We're back with another look at the weird, wild, and wonderful world of rock with Geekwire! Here's a look at the stories we're focusing on this week! Nuno Bettencourt says Extreme had three albums' worth of material to choose from for their new album, Six. Steven Tyler has sustained vocal cord damage and Aerosmith has postponed several shows on their farewell tour. Stephen Pearcy of Ratt says he would take the following albums to a desert island..... Chad Kroeger says he will no longer talk about the hate for Nickelback. Blue Ridge Rock Festival has canceled weekend performances due to "severe weather." Freddie Mercury's piano from Bohemian Rhapsody sells at auction for a ton of dough. The Rolling Stones announce Hackney Diamonds, their first studio album in 18 years and release a great video. A signed Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy album sleeve sells at auction for big bucks. Sebastian Bach doesn't have a problem with Paul Stanley using backing tapes during live shows; just with everyone else. All that and album anniversaries, rock stars we're remembering, and upcoming releases we're stoked about. We hope you enjoy Geekwire and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/19/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Best & Worst of Led Zeppelin Part 2 (1974-1982) - Ep544

We're back to discuss the second half of the Led Zeppelin discography as we pick our Best & Worst tracks from each album. Led Zeppelin's career from 1974-1982 was a period of great success, with the band releasing some of their most iconic albums, including Physical Graffiti, Presence, and In Through the Out Door. They also toured extensively during this time, playing to sold-out crowds around the world. However, the band's success was not without its challenges. In 1977, drummer John Bonham died suddenly, leaving the band devastated. They eventually regrouped and released one more album, Coda, in 1982, but they never fully recovered from Bonham's death. The band disbanded in 1980. In this episode we each pick what we think is the best song and worst song from each album during this period. Will we agree? Will we argue? You'll have to listen to find out! Let us know what YOUR best and worst songs are for each of these albums in the comments section! We hope you enjoy The Best & Worst of Led Zeppelin Part 2 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/9/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 32 seconds
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Geekwire Week of 09.01.23 - Ep543

We're back to discuss all the weird, wild, and wonderful stories from the rock world with Geekwire! Here's a look at the stories we're covering. Ronnie Younkins will perform with KIX at their final concert. Metallica now holds the highest single-show attendance record at SoFi Stadium. Sebastian Bach thinks "American Idol"-style shows are terrible. Nevada Governor wants AC/DC to play the 2024 Super Bowl in Las Vegas. Lou Gramm says Foreigner's exclusion from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is based on a personal vendetta. Suicide Tendencies will tour the US in October 2023 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their debut album. Volbeat will work on a new studio album in 2024, but will not tour next year. Geoff Tate is writing his autobiography. Geoff Tate looks back on his guest appearance on Hear 'N Aid's "Stars." Disturbed's David Draiman wants to collaborate with Taylor Swift. Judas Priest's Rob Halford would take these albums to a desert island: David Ellefson says he lets things come as they come. Faster Pussycat's Taime Downe is working on his autobiography. All that and rock album anniversaries, rock star death anniversaries, and albums we're excited about. We hope you enjoy Geekwire for the week of 09.01.23 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/1/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 31 seconds
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Beat the Week Week - Ep542

It's time to get our rock trivia on with another edition of Beat the Geek Week! This is the game show that goes to eleven and this week is no exception as we've got THREE rounds of the game for you! In round one, Chris takes on Decibel Geek listener Steve Szelepski as Aaron dishes out brainbusting questions. In round two, you'll get a Reverse Round of Beat the Geek as Aaron takes on the challenge of Bill Elam of A2Z Radio. Finshing things out, Chris takes on challenger and host of The French Connection on CGCM Radio, Eric Lussier. How did your hosts fare? Did they emerge victorious? Did they get crushed under the depth of rock knowledge from the challengers? How did the KISS round go? Those questions can't be answered until you listen but, we can tell you, it's a fun hour-plus of rock trivia with a lot of laughs thrown in. We hope you enjoy Beat the Geek Week and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/22/20231 hour, 41 minutes, 20 seconds
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Geekwire Week of 08.16.23 - Ep541

We're back to cover all the latest in the rock and metal world with Geekwire! Here's a look at what we're talking about this week! Dee Snider blasted bands who wait too long to retire, saying that they often lose their passion and energy for performing. Glenn Hughes, who was once considered for the lead singer position in Van Halen, talked about his admiration for the band and their music. Van Halen announced a new compilation album, "The Collection II," which will focus on their studio albums with Sammy Hagar. Country-pop superstar Carrie Underwood covered Motörhead's "Ace of Spades" while opening for Guns N' Roses on their recent tour. Bruce Dickinson teased Iron Maiden's plans for after their current tour, saying that fans will be "happy." Dokken announced details of their upcoming album, "Heaven Comes Down," and shared a music video for the single "Fugitive." Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx is working on his fifth book. Anthrax's Scott Ian is okay with the use of backing tracks during live shows. Corey Taylor blasted bands who rely heavily on backing tracks, saying that it takes away from the live experience. Metallica launched their official podcast, "The Metallica Report." Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx said that the band is in the "we-don't-give-a-f***" phase of their career. Additionally, our friends in Dawn of the Rising were nominated for Rock Group of the Year at the upcoming Josie Awards show in Nashville taking place October 22nd, 2023. To help them fund their travel to and from the event, you can help contribute at https://gofund.me/8d940769. Let's help our friends make it to Nashville! All that and notable album anniversaries, rock star death anniversaries, and upcoming releases to watch for! We hope you enjoy Geekwire for the week of 08.16.23 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/16/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 12 seconds
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Alternate KISStory - Ep540

July may be over but KISSmas isn't as we time travel to another dimension with Alternate KISStory. Imagine, if you will, KISStory playing out differently. Imagine that certain albums were never released. Imagine the original band splitting up at a different time; and the subsequent solo efforts. Imagine certain replacement members never entering the picture and a reunion tour happening at a completely different time. Imagine a reunion album being released in a different era. It's interesting to think about and that's what we did. Thanks to a brilliant idea by Aaron Camaro and a fully-fleshed out alternate history, we present to you what might have taken place in a different dimension. Different, but still plausible. Additionally, Chris and Aaron will reveal their idea for a reunion album by KISS in a much different era. You'll get the album title and tracklist. Also, be sure to check the Decibel Geek social media pages for reveals of their album artwork! We'd love to hear your thoughts on Alternate KISStory, how you think it would have differed, and what YOUR picks would be for a reunion album from the era mentioned. We hope you enjoy Alternate KISStory and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/7/20231 hour, 1 minute, 34 seconds
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Geekwire Week of 08.02.23 - Ep539

We're back to talk all the latest and weirdest in the rock world with Geekwire for the week of 08.02.23! Here's a look at the stories we're covering this week. Nuno Bettencourt apologizes to Richard Fortus: "I need to keep my f***ing mouth shut." Phil Lewis takes a swipe at Nikki Sixx. Nikki Sixx: There will be no setlist changes for Mötley Crüe's upcoming U.S. shows. Rock City Machine Company debut album is awesome. Dolly Parton's video for cover of Queen's "We Are The Champions/We Will Rock You" to promote 2024 Olympic Games. Ozzy Osbourne gives health update, says he just had a blood clot filter removed. Joe Rogan has chance encounter with Axl Rose at restaurant in Greece. W.A.S.P. cancels 2023 U.S. tour due to Blackie Lawless's "extensive back injuries." Paul McCartney announces new podcast "McCartney: A Life In Lyrics." Blink-182's Tom DeLonge credited with helping UFO disclosure. Nikki Sixx picks band Motley Crue would "destroy the world" with. Hair metal gets a documentary with ‘I Wanna RockDream’ Paramount+ series. VV October event. All that and rock star birthdays, death days, and upcoming releases we're excited about. We hope you enjoy Geekwire and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/1/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 55 seconds
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Cadillac Dreams with Bill Barnett - Ep538

We continue KISSmas in July with a trip back to 1975 in Cadillac, Michigan! Bill Barnett was a member of the Cadillac High School football team and was at ground zero for one of the most unique moments in KISStory as KISS visited Cadillac, Michigan. If you're unfamiliar with the history, we'll quickly bring you up to speed. The 1974 Cadillac High School football team was in a slump. To motivate the team, assistant coach Jim Neff started playing KISS music in the weight room and locker room. To take things a step further, defensive formations were named after KISS songs. This unique approach would go on to fire up the squad and result in the team winning a title. Realizing what a unique story this was, Coach Neff contacted KISS' management office and told them the story. The band and management seized on the unique story and agreed to come to Cadillac in 1975 during the school's homecoming week. The band would perform a concert in the school gym, meet with city leaders the next morning and finish things off being featured in the homecoming parade downtown. In this discussion, Bill Barnett shares his memories of being a player on that KISStoric football team, his memories of Gene, Paul, Ace, and Peter, and much more. The story of how the whole event came together has to be heard to be believed as well as the legacy it's created. Bill also fills us in on different potential film projects that might be happening to document the event in the future; one of which involves a rock legend coming to Cadillac himself to research. We hope you enjoy Cadillac Dreams with Bill Barnett and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/26/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 22 seconds
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Geekwire Week of 07.19.23 - Ep537

While KISSmas in July is still in effect, there's a lot of rock news still out there to cover with Geekwire! Here's a look at what we're covering this week. Creed is planning a 2024 tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their album Human Clay. Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares says that venues taking a cut of artists' merchandise sales is making it harder for bands to survive. Sammy Hagar says there will never be a Van Halen reunion. Over 30 artists have been announced for the 2024 Monsters of Rock Cruise. Mark Tornillo talks about how he ended up singing for Iron Maiden at a club show four decades ago. A documentary about late Snot singer Lynn Strait is in the works. Judas Priest will officially replace Ozzy Osbourne at the Power Trip Festival. Buckcherry's Josh Todd says rock is no longer dangerous. Richie Faulkner reveals the best piece of advice he ever got from Rob Halford. Eddie Van Halen nearly had a cameo in the third Bill & Ted movie. Jeff Young blasts Dave Mustaine for comments about ex-Megadeth members never "amounting to anything." Mick Mars doesn't want to talk to his Mötley Crüe bandmates ever again. Friend of the show and singer for Dawn of the Rising Ray Coon has a new gig with Angel Black. All that and rock star birthdays, death days, and releases we're excited for. We hope you enjoy Geekwire for the week of 07.19.23 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/19/20232 hours, 9 minutes, 40 seconds
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Storytime with Diamond Tim (KISSmas in July) - Ep536

We're kicking off KISSmas in July with an unforgettable guest that's got loads of entertaining stories as we present Storytime with Diamond Tim! Diamond Tim is a Nashville native that grew up as the stepson of the city's longtime sheriff, Fate Thomas. Between his insatiable fandom for KISS and his connections to the city leader, Tim was able to get access to KISS in many different ways over the years. From his first concert in Nashville during 1979's 'Dynasty' tour to hanging backstage with the band on the 'Creatures of the Night' tour to presenting members of the band with keys to the city jail to much more, Tim had some amazing run-ins with members of the band. In this long form discussion, Diamond Tim shares his personal KISStory, his meetings with the band, his thoughts on the many changes of the band and much more. Additionally, he would go on to work for the band, interview members at conventions, and even go fishing with Peter Criss! On top of all of that, Tim's got a personality that'll have you laughing throughout the episode; we certainly did. We hope you enjoy Storytime with Diamond Tim and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/11/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 28 seconds
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Geekwire Week of 07.06.23 - Ep535

We're back with all the latest and greatest happenings in the rock world with the latest edition of Geekwire! Here's a summary of what we're covering this week! Nuno Bettencourt talks about Extreme's new album, "Six." Twisted Sister's 40th-anniversary expanded edition of "Under The Blade" will include an album of early covers. Ex-W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes discusses why he didn't play guitar on Hear 'N Aid's "Stars." Former Tesla guitarist Tommy Skeoch quits Resist & Bite, joins Bad Marriage. Vince Neil says Mötley Crüe will embark on another stadium tour in 2024. Marc Storace believes Krokus will "carry on" playing shows, five years after announcing their "farewell" tour. David Lee Roth shares documentary about Van Halen's appearance at the 1983 US Festival. Michael Anthony reveals when he first "came to the conclusion" that David Lee Roth was "bipolar." Queen's Brian May says they'd "love to make a sequel" to "Bohemian Rhapsody" biopic. New ZZ Top album will feature tracks recorded with late bassist Dusty Hill. M. Shadows says it's "okay to hate" the new Avenged Sevenfold album. K.K. Downing's KK's Priest announces second album, "The Sinner Rides Again"; "One More Shot At Glory" single available. Gene Simmons says both Ace Frehley and Peter Criss turned down invitations to perform at KISS's final concerts. All that and rock star birthdays, death days, and upcoming releases we're excited about! We hope you enjoy the latest edition of Geekwire and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/7/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Best & Worst of Led Zeppelin Part 1 (1969-1973) - Ep534

We're back this week to dive deep into the discography of one of the greatest rock bands of all time, Led Zeppelin. Specifically, we'll be exploring their albums released between 1969 and 1973, picking our favorite and least favorite songs from each. Led Zeppelin, the iconic rock band formed in 1968, released their self-titled debut album in 1969. The album featured a diverse range of rock and blues-influenced tracks, showcasing the band's talent and establishing their unique sound. The album opens with the energetic "Good Times Bad Times" and includes other standout tracks like "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You," "Dazed And Confused," and "Communication Breakdown." Led Zeppelin's debut album set the stage for their future success and solidified their status as one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Led Zeppelin II - 1969 Following the success of their debut, Led Zeppelin released their second album, Led Zeppelin II, later in 1969. The album featured a heavier sound and showcased the band's growth as songwriters and performers. It includes the iconic track "Whole Lotta Love," along with other notable songs such as "What Is and What Should Never Be," "Heartbreaker," and "Ramble On." Led Zeppelin II further established the band's dominance in the rock music scene and demonstrated their ability to create powerful and memorable rock anthems. Led Zeppelin III - 1970 In 1970, Led Zeppelin released their third studio album, Led Zeppelin III. This album showcased a more acoustic and folk-influenced sound compared to their previous releases. It includes tracks like "Immigrant Song," "Since I've Been Loving You," and "Gallows Pole," which blend the band's signature rock sound with elements of folk and blues. Led Zeppelin III displayed the band's versatility and willingness to experiment with different musical styles, earning critical acclaim and further expanding their fan base. Led Zeppelin IV - 1971 Led Zeppelin's fourth album, commonly known as Led Zeppelin IV or untitled, was released in 1971 and became one of the band's most iconic and commercially successful albums. It features the legendary track "Stairway to Heaven," a monumental rock epic that has become one of the most celebrated songs in rock history. The album also includes other hits such as "Black Dog," "Rock and Roll," and "When the Levee Breaks." Led Zeppelin IV solidified the band's status as rock legends and remains a classic album revered by fans and musicians alike. Houses of the Holy - 1972 In 1972, Led Zeppelin released their fifth studio album, Houses of the Holy. The album continued to push the boundaries of their sound, incorporating elements of funk, reggae, and even orchestral arrangements. Tracks like "The Song Remains the Same," "The Rain Song," and "No Quarter" showcased the band's musical maturity and their ability to create dynamic and atmospheric compositions. Houses of the Holy further cemented Led Zeppelin's reputation as one of the most innovative and influential rock bands of their time. What are YOUR choices for the Best & Worst of Led Zeppelin from 1969-1973? Tell us in the comments and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/30/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 47 seconds
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Geekwire Week of 06.23.23 - Ep533

We're back to cover all the current news happening in the rock world with Geekwire! Here's a rundown of what's being covered this week. A morbid, yet entertaining, article on rock stars last meals was recently released. We go over some of the more interesting items. Richie Sambora, former member of Bon Jovi, reveals he has not been approached about rejoining the band. Adam Bomb performs "Firehouse" on Tommy Thayer's guitar during a KISS soundcheck, creating a unique moment. KISS adds more shows to the End of the Road tour including an upcoming date in Crandon, WI. Aerosmith plans to release a new 'Greatest Hits' collection in August. But, is it needed? Andy Scott of The Sweet shares that Ronnie James Dio nearly joined the band in 1979, providing insight into a potential collaboration. Phil Collen explains why Adrian Smith didn't become Def Leppard's guitarist after a 1991 audition, shedding light on a missed opportunity. Mitch Malloy describes his time with Great White as exhausting chaos. Billy Corgan reminisces about a confrontation with Pantera, where he told them to "shut the f*** up" about Metallica. Alice Cooper announces details about his upcoming album 'Road' and shares the single "I'm Alice." The new song has had some divisive reviews. Former Hanoi Rocks singer Michael Monroe finally met Vince Neil in person at a recent festival. Axl Rose's AI-generated version of Velvet Revolver's "Fall to Pieces" is released and it's interesting, to say the least. All that and rock star birthdays, death days, and upcoming album releases of note! We hope you enjoy Geekwire and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/23/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 52 seconds
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Fresh Blood June 2023 - Ep532

We're back to give your ears a bunch of rock goodness with Fresh Blood! While we all love our old favorites, they aren't getting any younger. For rock to survive, we have to look towards the future and that's exactly what we set out to do with the Fresh Blood series. We've got 10 new(ish) bands for you to chew on this week and we think you'll find some stuff you love. Chris brings new tracks from Fortune Child, Formosa, Hot Breath, Gin Annie, and The Defiants. Aaron is serving up new tunes from Plush, Roxxi Red, Crash Midnight, Bad Penny (ft. Corey Glover), and Scary Canaries. It's an hour-plus of great music to turn you on! We hope you enjoy Fresh Blood and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/15/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 51 seconds
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Geekwire Week of 06.08.23 - Ep531

We're back to bring you up to speed on all the pertinent news happening in the rock world with Geekwire! Steel Panther drew mixed reactions from rock fans and musicians with their recent audition on America's Got Talent. We share our thoughts on this move. Bob Rock claims he drew praise from both Jack White and Jimmy Page for the St. Anger album. We mull over the mental state of all parties involved. Deep Purple's Roger Glover has put the kibosh on the recent rumors of a Richie Blackmore return to the band. We also discuss his take on bands doing 'farewell' tours. Brian Johnson says the AC/DC camp is excited for their upcoming Power Trip performance. We share our thoughts on if this is a harbinger of things to come for the legendary band. Other stories include Guns N' Roses breaking out some live rarities, Gene Simmons continuing to be delusional, Scott Rockenfield's lawsuit against Queensryche, why Sammy Hagar deserves credit for everything, and much more! All that and rock star birthdays, death days, and upcoming releases we're excited about. We hope you enjoy Geekwire for the week of June 8th, 2023 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/8/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 47 seconds
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Conversation with Klaus Eichstadt of Ugly Kid Joe - Ep530

We return this week with our conversation with guitarist Klaus Eichstadt of Ugly Kid Joe! Chris & Aaron ventured to the Hi-Fi Annex in Indianapolis to see the bill of Ugly Kid Joe, Fozzy, and Pistols at Dawn. Before the show, Klaus was kind enough to welcome them (along with friend Voltage Junkie Photography) onto the tour bus for long-form conversation about the history of the band! With the help of Decibel Geek listeners, Chris and Aaron asked Klaus numerous questions about the history of Ugly Kid Joe. From why they haven't toured the US in many years to favorite bands to tour with to the story behind the band's mascot, and tons more! It's a great conversation and made even sweeter that it took place mere hours before the band tore things up onstage in front of a wild audience! Big thanks to Tim Binder from New Ocean Media and tour manager Gav for their help in arranging this interview. We hope you enjoy our conversation with Klaus Eichstadt of Ugly Kid Joe and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/2/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 55 seconds
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Geekwire Live From Indy - Ep529

We've been on vacation but didn't want to leave you hanging so this week you're getting Geekwire Live from Indy! While preparing for their upcoming in-person interview with Klaus from Ugly Kid Joe (coming soon), Chris and Aaron (and their wives) were hanging at a house in Indianapolis along with friends "Metal" Mike Gahafer of Voltage Junkie photography as well the world famous Mooger Fooger (as well as Mrs. Fooger). With drinks flowing and fun being had, the guys decided to break out the digital recorder and go over several current rock stories. In this episode we take on numerous topics including the release of the first single from Dolly Parton's "rock" album, KISS cancelling a show in England, the lack of a Eddie Van Halen tribute concert, Jason Newsted returning to the stage, Motley Crue vs RATT, Paul Di'Anno bashing Ghost, new Greta Van Fleet, new Doro, and more! All that and rock star birthdays, death days, and upcoming albums. We hope you enjoy Geekwire Live from Indy and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download  , Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/25/202349 minutes, 7 seconds
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Geekwire Week of 05.18.23 - Ep528

We're back to discuss all the weird and wild happenings in the rock world with Geekwire! Aerosmith's upcoming farewell tour with The Black Crows is making news due to it's pricing. For a paltry $400, you can attend the show and sit on a bar stool with a blocked view. We share our thoughts on this bargain of the century. Elvis Presley, apparently, was more than aware of KISS in the 1970's and had a penchant for Ace Frehley's guitar playing. We discuss this interesting anecdote. Iron Maiden is suing a women's intimate apparel line and it's giving us creepy visuals. MTV News has shut down. Apparently, it was still a thing. Who knew? Other stories covered this week include the return of Jason Newsted to the Metal world, John 5 vouching for Motley Crue's live integrity, David Ellefson blasting Dave Mustaine, KIX hanging it up, BraveWords launching a record label and more! We hope you enjoy Geekwire for the week of 05.18.23 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family of shows. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 43 seconds
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Albums Unleashed Dangerous Toys with Jason McMaster - Ep527

This week we're joined by Jason McMaster to discuss the making of the 1989 self-titled debut from Dangerous Toys! As per usua with our Albums Unleashed episodes, we dig into many facets of this album as well as the circumstances around it. In this long-form discussion, Jason gives us the origin story of Dangerous Toys including how changes with his serious gig with progressive thrash band Watchtower would lead to him to moonlight with cover bands. One of these cover bands would turn into Dangerous Toys. The story behind how, basically, a party gig would turn into a major label band is pretty incredible. The chain of events, circumstances, and connections that would lead the band to being signed will surprise you. Additionally, Jason discusses the making of several songs on the album including 'Scared,' 'Sportin' a Woody,' 'Feels Like a Hammer,' 'Queen of the Nile' and more as well as what the studio environment was like with legendary producer Max Norman. Other interesting topics covered include the backstory of Bill Z. Bub, the band's mascot, hanging out on the Sunset Strip during the area's heyday, album photography done with Mark Weiss, a special promo jack-in-the-box item story that's crazy in and of itself and much more! If you love Dangerous Toys, this episode is a MUST-LISTEN! We thank Jason McMaster for being such a great guest with so many great stories! Be sure to check out Jason and co-host "Metal" Dave Glessner on the Talk Louder podcast as well! It's a great show! We hope you enjoy Albums Unleashed Dangerous Toys with Jason McMaster and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/20232 hours, 16 seconds
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Geekwire - Week of May 1, 2023 - Ep526

We're back discuss all the recent happenings in the rock and metal world with Geekwire for the first week of May 2023! Motley Crue just continues to be in the news. This time, it's a combination of their Facebook admin battling it out with fans and the band performing "live" at the NFL Draft ceremonies in Kansas City. We cover a triple-shot of Alice Cooper news including stories on his upcoming studio album, deluxe treatments of two of his classic-era albums, and the setlist for his current 'Too Close for Comfort' tour. We discuss several tours that were recently announced including Powerman 5000, Ann Wilson, Skid Row, Metal Church, and Aerosmith. Other artists and stories covered this week include Megadeth, ACCEPT, Corey Taylor, Overkill, Bulletboys, and more! All that and rock star birthdays, death days, and upcoming releases! We hope you enjoy Geekwire and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/6/20231 hour, 57 minutes, 49 seconds
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Radio Sucks Radio Show April 2023 - Ep525

We're back to fill your ears with some killer rock n' roll goodness with the Radio Sucks Radio Show! If you're sick of hearing the same damn 50 songs on FM radio, tune into this episode and get turned onto some tunes that'll blow all of that outta the water! Aaron Camaro comes to the table with awesome tracks from Deraps, Hurtsmile, Towers of London, Dome, and Rock City Machine Company. Chris counters with killer cuts from Lost Hearts, Blackwood, Elegant Weapons, Haunt, and Danko Jones. It's an hour-plus of great rock and metal that's sure to leave you satisfied. We hope you enjoy Radio Sucks Radio Show for April 2023 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/27/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 39 seconds
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Geekwire Week of 04.21.23 - Ep524

We're back to discuss all the happenings in the rock and metal world with Geekwire! The drama in the Motley Crue camp just continues to heat up. Between Mick Mars' lawsuit, Nikki Sixx's disparaging response, Carmine Appice getting into the action, and the potential for new music from the band, there's a lot to cover. We share our take on this situation. KISS' End of the Road tour continues to roll on but not without some speed bumps. In a recent show, Gene Simmons had to take a seat during the band's set due to dehydration. We discuss our thoughts on where things stand with the band and what the future may hold. Dolly Parton recently welcomed Nikki Sixx as a guest on her upcoming rock album. We share our thoughts on the non-creative song list for this upcoming project. Some good news in the Soundgarden world, as the dispute between Chris Cornell's widow and the surviving band members appears to have been settled. Other stories covered this week include Cherie Currie's thoughts on the slim chance of a Runaways reunion, Ozzy Osbourne looking rough, Blackie Lawless fighting back issues, Mr. Big potentially recording new music, Richie Blackmore and Deep Purple reunion rumors, new Great White music, and much more! We hope you enjoy Geekwire for the week of 04.21.23 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/22/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ask Us Anything - Ep523

It's been a while since we interacted with you directly but that changes this week as we invite you to Ask Us Anything! We put out the call for questions from our beloved listeners and you all came through in spades! In this question and answer session we get into some ROCKNPOD memories, discuss favorite/least favorite moments in the podcast's history, share particular concert memories, and much more. Additionally, we get into some of our favorite releases by classic bands, favorite newer bands, discuss the Motley Crue drama, and, as expected, plenty of KISS discussion. It's a solid hour-plus of us answering YOUR questions! We thank you for your input and hope that you'll SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 36 seconds
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Geekwire for Week of 04.07.23 - Ep522

We're back with all the latest happenings in the rock and metal world with Geekwire! Tragically, one person died and several were injured at a recent Morbid Angel show outside of Chicago. We discuss this sad situation and are sending good vibes to the people affected. Chris recently ventured to the theater to see the Neil Bogart biopic 'Spinning Gold.' Did it accurately portray Neil and the Casablanca Records story? Was it a mess of factual inaccuracies? Above all else, was it worth a watch? Chris gives his full review of the movie. Sebastian Bach recently pranked Skid Row fans by claiming a deluxe edition of 'Subhuman Race' was being released. Did this work as an April Fool's day gag? We give our thoughts. Other stories covered this week include Vinnie Vincent bringing Marq Torien on board for his next event in Nashville, Vivian Campbell professing his love for Phil Lynott, Udo Dirkschneider claiming his current band is more authentic than ACCEPT, and more. We also touch on the recent Ace Frehley and KISS drama (this was recorded before his recent followup interview). We hope you enjoy Geekwire for the week of April 7th, 2023 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/7/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 15 seconds
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ROCKNPOD Recap - Ep521

We're back, along with special guest Courtney Cronin-Dold, to recap all the recent happenings in Nashville with our ROCKNPOD Recap! ROCKNPOD Weekend took place March 17-19 in Music City. It all started Friday with the Rare Hare Pre-Party concert at The Wash at Eastside Bowl. Hosted by Courtney and Don Jamieson, the show features loads of great performances by Eric Martin, Steve Blaze, Stevie Rachelle, Jason McMaster and MANY more! We share our memories of the show as well as what stood out to us. Saturday March 18th brought us the ROCKNPOD Expo as well as Keelfest II at Bowie's Nashville. Loads of celebrity guests, live interviews, panel discussions, vendors, and podcasters from all over the world. We discuss our favorite moments from throughout the day and how we think it turned out. Sunday March 19th included a special screening of KISS Exposed at Full Moon Cineplext featuring commentary from Courtney, Don Jamieson, and Craig Gass and guest commentary by Ralph Viera and Ian Wadley of Rock and Metal Combat Podcast. So many funny moments took place at this screening. You'll get our thoughts on all of it. The weekend closed out Sunday night with a special Punchlines & Backlines show that included comedy from Courtney, Don, and Craig and Eric Martin doing comedy for the first time. The night closed out with a special acoustic show from Eric and his band mates. We share our memories of this special night including your hosts getting up on stage to speak to the crowd. ROCKNPOD 2023 was another memorable event that celebrated rock music and podcasting and we loved meeting and hanging with so many of you. We hope you enjoy ROCKNPOD Recap and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/4/20231 hour, 58 minutes, 19 seconds
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Beat the Geek Week - Ep520

We're back this week for some rock and metal trivia as Chris takes on 3 opponents for Beat the Geek Week! Recorded just before ROCKNPOD (recap episode coming next week), Aaron returns as your favorite game show host. We welcome challengers Sonny "Hollywood" Pooni, LC from Cobras & Fire, and The Mooger Fooger himself! Did Chris defend his throne and lay waste to the competition? Or, had expo planning turned his brain to mush; resulting in a severe beatdown from the challengers? You'll have to listen to find out! We hope you enjoy Beat the Geek Week and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 14 seconds
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Geekwire Week of 03.12.23 - Ep519

We're back with all the intriguing news of the rock and metal worlds with Geekwire! We start things off with our very own Aaron Camaro who has now become famous in the KISS fandom world. Listen to the the show to find out why! Former Ozzy Osbourne bassist Phil Soussan recently recalled the experience of having a young Metallica open for his boss back in 1986. Imagine having to follow that! Mr. Big has finally announced the touring drummer for their upcoming tour. Surprise, we were both wrong in our predictions. Listen to find out who it is. KISS made their big announcement on Howard Stern's radio show that they will be wrapping up touring at Madison Square Garden in December. Should we take this seriously? Listen and find out. Other stories touched on this week include Nita Strauss returning to Alice Cooper's band, Corey Taylor hyping his upcoming solo album, Rob Halford's potential guest spot on Dolly Parton's upcoming "rock" album, and more! All that and rock star birthdays, death anniversaries, and upcoming releases we're excited about. We hope you enjoy Geekwire for the week of 03.12.23 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family of shows. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/12/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 6 seconds
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Fresh Blood February 2023 - Ep518

We return this week with a bunch of musical greatness for your ears with Fresh Blood! We've got 10 bands that have incredible material that you (most likely) haven't heard. This week Chris brings great tunes from Spidergawd, Girish and the Chronicles, Twister, Brake Loose, and Spyder Byte. Aaron is serving up great tracks from Fuzzbubble, Seasons of the Wolf, Spirit Adrift, Drew Cagle & The Reputation, and Cross Eyed Lover. It's an hour-plus of awesome rock music for you. If you dig it, give the bands a LIKE on their social media and purchase the tunes. Watch for them coming to your town and support them. We hope you enjoy Fresh Blood for February of 2023 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/26/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 37 seconds
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Geekwire for Week of 02.20.23 - Ep517

We're back to discuss all the current happenings in the rock and metal world with Geekwire! We start with a double-shot of Megadeth-related news as the band proper will be joined by former guitarist Marty Friedman at their upcoming Budokan show in Tokyo. On a less-positive note, former guitarist Jeff Young didn't hold back in his opinion of Dave Mustaine's current talent level. We share our thoughts on both of these stories. KISS manager Doc McGhee had a very awkward exchange in an interview recently. When pressed by Synchin' Stanley about Paul Stanley's use of vocal tracks, Doc had a confusing answer. We share our thoughts on this news. Rolling Stone Magazine released a "Horrible Albums by Brilliant Artists" article which included KISS. Are they now claiming KISS are brilliant? We share our thoughts and take a peak at the article. Other artists covered this week include Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Geezer Butler, Bon Jovi, Dio, and Dave Grohl among others. All that and rock start birthdays, death anniversaries, and upcoming releases we're excited for. We hope you enjoy Geekwire for the week of 02.20.23 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/20/202356 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ultimate ROCKNPOD Preview 2023 - Ep516

This week we're doing something a little different. Aaron Camaro takes the mic to give you a full rundown of ROCKNPOD Weekend coming up next month in Nashville! Chris has been hard at work with the team getting everything in place for what promises to be the biggest ROCKNPOD yet. Over 40 podcasts from across the globe will be in attendance as well as over 50 celebrity guests, over 50 vendors, and tons more. Additionally, there will be several awesome concerts and events taking place throughout the weekend. Aaron gives you the run down on everything in this deep dive episode. If you're on the fence about coming, this should help push you over the top to join us in Nashville. Go to www.rocknpod.com to get your tickets and info! We hope you enjoy the Ultimate ROCKNPOD Preview 2023 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/13/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 52 seconds
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Geekwire Week of 02.02.23 - Ep515

We're back to break down all the current rock and metal news with Geekwire! After many years of pleading, Ugly Kid Joe are finally doing a stateside tour. KISS manager Doc McGhee recently appeared on Podcast Rock City for a long interview about the upcoming plans for finishing out the End of the Road tour. We share our reactions to his comments. Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper have announced a co-headlining tour for this year. We share our thoughts on the pairing as well as on the size of the venues selected. Twisted Sister recently reunited for a one-off reunion for their Metal Hall of Fame induction. We discuss Dee Snider's recent comments about the potential for future shows (or lack thereof) Other stories covered this week include the next KISS Off the Soundboard release, Pantera being removed from European festivals, Motley Crue rehearsing with John 5, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame redefining what the term means, and more! All that and rock star birthdays, death anniversaries, and upcoming releases. We hope you enjoy Geekwire and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/3/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Best & Worst of Guns N Roses with Craig Gass - Ep514

We're back with a great talk with a great guest as comedian Craig Gass joins us for The Best & Worst of Guns N Roses! Formed on the Sunset Strip in 1985, Guns N Roses quickly ascended to the top of the rock world with their debut album 'Appetite for Destruction.' Along with the success would come controversy as the band truly lived the rock star lifestyle. The combustible mix of attitude, agression, talent, and addiction made the band stand out from their peers. Even their stripped down look would signal to the music scene that times were changing. The band would go on to release the massive 'Use Your Illusion' parts 1 and 2 and graduate to stadium tours. But, just as quickly as they rose, the band started to fall apart. Members leaving one by one would cause a long dormant period for the band while singer Axl Rose labored over his opus 'Chinese Democracy.' By the time the album finally was released, it did more to confuse fans than excite them. Guns N Roses have found new success in recent years with the return of guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan. In this discussion, we pick our favorite and least favorite track from each album. Additionally, we share our stories of how the band first came on our radar as well as our memories of each album. Craig Gass brings some great stories to the table as he's had multiple interactions with the band members going back to nearly the beginning. It's a fun talk about a very intriguing band. We hope you enjoy The Best & Worst with Guns N Roses with Craig Gass and SHARE with a friend! You can also meet us and Craig Gass at ROCKNPOD Weekend coming up in Nashville March 17-19! Get your tickets at www.rocknpod.com Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/27/20231 hour, 41 minutes, 28 seconds
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Geekwire: Week of 01.19.23 - Ep513

We're back to cover all the current rock and metal news happenings with Geekwire! Legendary guitarist Jeff Beck recently passed away and a huge outpouring of tributes from the music world ensued. We share our thoughts and memories of Jeff Beck. Alternatively, former Stryper bassist Tim Gaines posted a controversial post on Beck's final destination. The post angered many across social media, including Chris. We go over his comments and share our reactions to it. Current Great White front man Brett Carlisle has been wowing rock crowds recently. We discuss some recent comments about him made by guitarist Mark Kendall. Additionally, Brett was recently announced as a guest at the upcoming ROCKNPOD Expo in Nashville. You should come and see him. Just sayin. Motley Crue front man Vince Neil recently cancelled a Florida appearance at the RokIsland festival in Florida due to battling Covid. There are swirlings that there's more to it. We share our thoughts. Other stories covered this week include Mike Portnoy joining Twisted Sister for their Metal Hall of Fame induction performance, Obituary drummer Donald Tardy's love of felines getting attention on CNN, Ace Frehley's former house now available to rent as an Airbnb, Iggy Pop turning down the gig in AC/DC, and the price list of memorabilia on offer at Vinnie Vincent's recent S.I.R. gathering. All that and rock star birthdays, death anniversaries, and upcoming releases. We hope you enjoy Geekwire for the week of 01.19.23 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/20/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 56 seconds
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Best of 2022 - Ep512

We're back this week to take a look at the year that was with our Best of 2022 episode! As we tend to say every year, if you think rock is dead, you're not looking hard enough. There were a ton of great releases in 2022 and we're each gonna highlight our top 10. 2022 saw the release of new records by old favorites including Scorpions, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Korn, GWAR, Halestorm, and many others. Did they make our lists? You'll have to listen to find out. Other great releases came out from younger and more modern bands came out including albums by Goodbye June, Gunshine, H.E.A.T., Ghost, Treat, and more. Did any of them make our lists? We're, obviously, keeping our picks close to the vest as we want you to hear for yourselves. What are YOUR favorite records of 2022? We'd love to hear from you in the comments! We hope you enjoy Best of 2022 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/13/20231 hour, 57 minutes, 19 seconds
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Geekwire: Week of 01.05.23 - Ep511

We're back to talk all the rock and metal news that's fit to spit with Geekwire! Topics covered this week include Rolling Stone magazine's new list that's pissing everyone off, Peter Criss singing a deep track from Dynasty at his house, new and upcoming releases from David Lee Roth and Tony Iommi, confirmed and potential tours from Mr. Big and AC/DC, Wolf Hoffman's quote being turned into click bait, Mick Sweda searing off working with Bulletboys, and much more. We also take a moment to remember and pay tribute to our late friend Bob Nalbandian. Bob did a helluva lot for the metal and music podcasting worlds and will be very much missed. All that and rock star birthdays, death anniversaries, and anticipated releases. We hope you enjoy Geekwire and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/5/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Best & Worst of Metallica Part 2 (1996-Today) - Ep510

We're back for the second half of our 2 part series on the Best & Worst of Metallica! This time, we're joined by our friend and fellow podcaster Joshua Toomey to cover the latter half of the kings of thrash career as we focus on 1996 through today. Riding high on the success of The Black Album, Metallica returned in 1996 with Load and Reload a year later. The band had a new look and a new, stripped down sound. While the changes didn't necessarily resonate with their hardcore fans, it opened the band to a new audience and success continued. They would continue to change with the release of St. Anger before returning to an earlier sound with Death Magnetic. However, they'd take a huge left turn courtesy of the collaboration with Lou Reed in Lulu. Righting the ship, they'd release Hardwired...to Self Destruct to the joy of their fan base. In 2022, they'd give fans a glimpse of the future with the release of the single 'Lux Aeterna.' This release would coincide with the announcement of their next album '72 Seasons' as well as a huge tour with Pantera to come in 2023 and 2024. In this discussion, the guys pick their favorite and least favorite tune off each album, give their thoughts on the ever-changing sound of the band during these years and state their hopes for the next album. Additionally, they discuss singles, EP releases, and cover songs released during this period. We hope you enjoy The Best & Worst of Metallica Part 2 (1996-Today) and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/30/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 19 seconds
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Geekwire: Week of 12.23.22 - Ep509

We're back to discuss all the rock and metal news that's fit to spit with Geekwire! This week we talk news stories including Sebastian Bach reflecting on what he misses about the old days, Queensryche promising some deep cuts on their next tour, Michael Sweet and King Diamond becoming besties, John Corabi calling out Motley Crue, Brian Johnson becoming a fanboy, KISS announcing even more tour dates, new/old material from Quiet Riot, and more. Additional stories discussed include KK Downing being rude to the rest of Judas Priest (allegedly) at their Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame induction, a discussion on the Kings of Stage Banter, Miles Kennedy's early days of air guitar, and Sharon Osbourne's recent hospital stay. All that and rock star birthdays, death anniversaries, and much more! We hope you enjoy Geekwire for the week of 12.23.22 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/23/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Best & Worst of Metallica Part 1 (1983-1991) - Ep508

This week we begin a mega two part series as we look at The Best & Worst of Metallica! In this episode, we're joined by fellow podcaster Metal Mike Tyler from That Metal Station & The Plug podcast. This time, we're focusing on the formative years of the bay area legends. Metallica broke onto the scene in 1983 with the release of 'Kill Em All.' The melding of punk and NWOBHM influences created a bombastic new sound that would create the genre of thrash metal. The band wouldn't slow down; releasing 'Ride the Lightning' in 1984. In 1986, the band would unleash 'Master of Puppets' on a ravenous fan base. While riding high on the momentum of their first three albums, Metallica would encounter tragedy on the road as bassist Cliff Burton was killed in a bus crash in Sweden. The band would quickly regroup and recruit former Flotsam and Jetsam bassist Jason Newsted. Metallica would work out the kinks on 1987's 'The 5.98 EP: Garage Days Re-Revisited' before launching a full scale assault on the ears with 1988's '...And Justice for All.' The release of the 'One' single and music video would elevate the band into the public eye. In 1991, the ascendancy would be complete with the release of 'Metallica,' better known simply as The Black Album. The simplified direction didn't exactly please die-hard fans but certainly earned the band superstar status. In this episode, the guys will discuss their history of becoming Metallica fans, reminisce on their experiences as fans, and each pick what they deem the best and worst song from each album of this era. What are YOUR picks for the best and worst songs from each album? Let us know in the comments below! We hope you enjoy The Best & Worst of Metallica Part 1 (1983-1991) and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcast family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/15/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 44 seconds
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Geekwire Week of 12.08.22 - Ep507

We're back with all the rock news that's fit to spit with Geekwire! The biggest news recently has been the Lux Aeterna single release by Metallica as well as their upcoming album and stadium tour. We share our thoughts on the song, the album, the tour and more. Pantera has returned to the stage with performances in Mexico. We go over our thoughts on their return, the setlist and more. Lawsuits galore in the Autograph and Journey camps. We discuss them both and give our thoughts. Other stories include Bret Michaels' upcoming Parti Gras tour, Blackie Lawless admitting to using supplemental vocal tracks, Aerosmith's recent cancellations, Axl Rose injuring a fan via microphone and more! Additionally, we go other rock star birthdays, death anniversaries, and upcoming releases. We hope you enjoy Geekwire for the week of 12.08.22 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcast family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/8/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 40 seconds
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Christmas Shopping 2022 - Ep506

We all remember getting the annual Wish Book from the department store and drooling over all the cool stuff we wanted from Santa each year. The modern day equivalent to that these days is eBay. You can literally find just about anything on there. With the holiday season now in full swing, this week we take a look through eBay for some of the highest priced rock and metal offerings from our favorite bands. We find some amazing stuff, some interesting stuff, and even some truly disturbing items. We cover everything from stage used items from Alice Cooper and Brad Whitford to hand-written setlists from Alice in Chains to an Aerosmith crew ashtray to strange items relating to Sebastian Bach and Jon Bon Jovi. There's even a car owned by John Bonham!        In this episode you'll hear out takes on some awesome items that we'd love to find under the tree this Christmas. If you've got a special rock fan in mind this holiday season and some money to burn, this might be a great guide for your shopping list. We hope you enjoy Christmas Shopping 2022 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/1/20221 hour, 50 minutes, 56 seconds
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Geekwire: Week of 11.17.22 - Ep505

We've got a new name but the same, goofy news coverage as we present Geekwire! As per usual, we're covering all the rock and metal news that you care about. Starting things off is our announcement of Keelfest as a part of ROCKNPOD weekend in March of 2023. We go over the lineup and much more. If you haven't yet, get your tickets, VIP, podcast registration and more at www.rocknpod.com Ex-Iron Maiden singer Paul Dianno has recently clarified a statement he made about Steve Harris.  Eric Martin is hinting that new things from Mr. Big might be on the way. Steven Pearcy is planning a big release of career-spanning material. Nickelback actually gets some love in this episode (no spoilers here). Foreigner announces their farewell tour. Kurt Cobain's smashed up guitar has sold for almost a half million dollars. Other stories discussed include Zakk Wylde learning Pantera tunes, KISS getting slammed on a Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame list, Sharon Osbourne bashing Bruce Dickinson, and Metallica paying an amazing tribute to Jonny and Marsha Zazula. As always, Aaron brings you up to date or rock birthdays, death anniversaries, and notable upcoming releases. It's a lot of news to digest, but we're here to bring it to ya. We hope you enjoy Geekwire for the week of 11.17.22 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/18/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Best & Worst of Motley Crue 1990 & Beyond - Ep504

Every now and then we like to challenge ourselves. Our Best & Worst series has become a listener-favorite. Many times, we focus on the glory years of a band. But, NOT today! For as massive as Motley Crue was in the 1980's, the years beyond that have been a study in contrasts. After a decade of churning out memorable, fist-pumping arena rock anthems, the new decade of the 90's was a battle for the legendary Hollywood band. The 1990's started strong with the release of 'Decade of Decadence.' However, the dismissal of front man Vince Neil would signify a big fall from the top. The self-titled 1994 album showed off a new side to the band with their new addtion, John Corabi. However, commercial success would elude them. This would force the return of Vince Neil and an album that did more to confuse fans than excite them in 'Generation Swine.' Since then, only one full release 'Saints of Los Angeles' has been issued along with several greatest hits compilations, soundtracks, and singles that provided a smattering of new material. In this episode, we go through all of these releases including the one-off singles of recent years. Did we find some diamonds in the rough or will this be tough sledding? You'll have to listen to find out. We hope you enjoy (as best you can) The Best & Worst of Motley Crue 1990 & Beyond and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/11/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 14 seconds
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New Noize - Ep503

We're back to cover all the interesting news out of the rock and metal worlds with New Noize! John Bush was once again asked about touring on his catalog of Anthrax material. Mick Mars has officially retired from Motley Crue and has been replaced by guitarist John 5. Ozzy will relaunch Ozzfest but in a much different way. WASP has kicked off their new tour to mixed reviews. Former Foreigner singer Lou Gramm is not impressed with current vocalist Kelly Hansen. KISS play a private show for cigarette big wigs. Pantera's upcoming show in Chile has been moved to a much larger venue. AC/DC's Brian Johnson has released his autobiography. We cover all of these stories this week and much more! We hope you enjoy New Noize and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 6 seconds
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Fresh Blood - Ep502

We're back again with some awesome tunes from new-ish bands with another edition of Fresh Blood! The reports of rock's demise have been greatly exaggerated and we're gonna prove it to you with with ten killer examples. This week Chris is bringing you great tracks from Living Wreckage, DeWolff, Crown Lands, Crashing Wayward, and South of Salem. Aaron comes to the table with awesome tracks from Dead City Ruins, Scream Taker, The Sheepdogs, The Dirty Delusions, and Cobra Whip. As we mention every time we do a Fresh Blood episode; if you like what you hear, go out and buy some merch, albums, and follow these artists on social media. If they are playing in your vicinity, make sure you see them live and tell them Decibel Geek sent you! Don't forget, ROCKNPOD Weekend will be taking place March 17-19, 2023. Join us in Nashville for the ultimate hang for rock artists, rock podcasters, rock vendors, and rock fans. Multiple nights of music, the ROCKNPOD Expo, and an awesome comic and pop culture convention. Tickets, VIP, Podcaster Registration, Vendor Registration, and more available at www.rocknpod.com Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/25/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 4 seconds
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New Noize Weekly - Ep501

We're back to discuss all the rock and metal news that's fit to spit with New Noize Weekly! ACCEPT ran into some trouble on their 'Too Mean to Die' US tour as vocalist Mark Tornillo is suffering through a viral infection. This caused the band to put on quite a different show at their Toronto stop, with vocal duties being handled by drummer Christopher Williams and bassist Martin Motnik. We share our thoughts *note - the temporary addition of vocalist Jason McMaster had not been announced as of the date of this recording. We wish Jason well and know he'll do a great job. See ya in March at ROCKNPOD!* Iron Maiden suffered a potential Spinal Tap moment at their show in Worcester as their replica Spitfire stage piece malfunctioned. George Lynch has brought the 'Lynch Mob' name back after changing it to 'Electric Freedom.' We share our thoughts on this name change and what we think his motivation wa$. Skid Row's Erik Gronwall stated in a recent interview that some fans coming to the shows think that Sebastian Bach is still fronting the band. We discuss how prevalent this actually is among bands and general ticket buyers as well as how quickly Bas' head must have exploded after hearing about this. Corey Taylor has taken a page out of Rob Zombie's book with the purchase of the Famous Monsters brand. This acquisition will allow Taylor to move into magazines, film production, toys, and more. Other stories covered this week include KK Downing confirming his participation with the Judas Priest induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, John 5 possibly joining Motley Crue, Ron Keel confronting Blackie Lawless about Rik Fox's involvement in WASP, Joey Ramone's estate selling his catalogue for millions, Ozzy stating that David Lee Roth has a screw loose, and more! Additionally, Aaron brings the notable birthdays, death days, and upcoming releases in the rock and metal world. We hope you enjoy New Noize Weekly and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/21/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 9 seconds
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500! A Look Back - Ep500

What a long, strange trip it's been. When we got together in 2011, we couldn't have envisioned that we'd still be doing this over 11 years later. Moreover, we never expected to have made the connections, friendships, and memories that will serve us for the rest of our lives. In this mega-long episode, we share drinks, stories, memories and more as we look back on 500 episodes of Decibel Geek. From the theme shows to the interviews to the behind the scenes stories, we covered a lot of ground. It was heartening to take a moment to remember the stories, the people, and the response to these episodes. We discuss a lot of behind the scenes stories from over the years including the now-infamous April Fool's episode that got mixed reviews at the time. Additionally, we hear from several friends that are listeners and podcasters who graciously provided great feedback and audio clips. It was a blast to hear from you all. We don't take the friendships and listenership lightly. While we've entertained you, you've done even more for us over the years and it's appreciated. While this is a very long, rambling talk, we hope you enjoy our look back at 500 episodes of the Decibel Geek podcast and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/14/20222 hours, 31 minutes, 37 seconds
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New Noize Weekly - Ep499

We're back talking current rock and metal news with New Noize Weekly! The new documentary on the legendary life of Ronnie James Dio, 'Dreamers Never Die,' was released to theaters recently. Noticeably absent was original Dio guitarist Vivian Campbell. We discuss his absence and the reasons behind it. According to guitarist Richie Faulkner, Judas Priest will bet acknowledging the 40th anniversary of their 'Screaming for Vengeance' album on the road. How will they do this? We share our thoughts. Troy Luccketta recently mentioned that he's unsure if he'll return to the drum seat for Tesla. We give our thoughts on the situation. New and upcoming releases by Enuff Z'nuff and Iron Maiden are among those discussed this week as well as rock star birthdays and death days. Falling in Reverse recently cancelled a show due to the loss of a couple of laptop computers. Could the band have gone on without them? Is this becoming a problem or just the new normal for live performance? We share our take. Other topics covered this week include half of Motley Crue performing at the Taylor Hawkins tribute show in LA, Sebastian Bach making an ill-timed joke at the same show, drama between Acey Slade and Wednesday 13, WASP announcing meet and greets for their tour, and Dave Mustaine hoping to write with James Hetfield again. It's a lot to cover and we're here for it. We hope you are too! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/6/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Best & Worst of White Lion - Ep498

We're back this week for another Best & Worst episode; this time we're tackling the catalog of White Lion. White Lion, formed in New York in the early 1980's, featured all the ingredients that a band needed to propel them to stardom. Led by Danish-born front man Mike Tramp and the virtuosity of guitarist Vito Bratta, the band had the hooks, mind-bending guitar solos, and looks that were required to make it big in the 1980's. White Lion would start to build a following in the New York and New Jersey areas culminating with the release of 1985's debut album 'Fight to Survive.' After dealing with record company politics that would cause the album to be released overseas first before it was available in America, the band failed to hit it big but would garner attention in the rock press. With 1987's sophomore release 'Pride,' the band hit pay dirt. Produced by the legendary Michael Wagener, the album was replete with arena rock tunes that seemed a perfect fit for radio play. Once the single for 'Wait' hit MTV, the band's profile rose quickly. The release of power ballad 'When the Children Cry' catapulted the band to new heights. 1989's 'Big Game' album saw the band team up with Wagener again to continued success. The single 'Little Fighter' did well at radio and also showed listeners that White Lion wasn't going to shy away from heavy subject-matter. Other songs like 'If My Mind is Evil' and 'Cry for Freedom' cemented that point. The juxtaposition of the bands' image combined with their willingness to break out of the 'party-rock' trend of lyrical content certainly was a contrast to other bands of the day. By 1991, the tides of popular rock music were shifting, making the release of 'Mane Attraction' a possible victim of circumstance. The album is every bit as eclectic as it's predecessor; but was it to a fault? We talk about all of these releases this week and share our thoughts on the songs, the playing, the direction of the band and more. We also pick our favorite and least-favorite song from each album. We hope you enjoy The Best & Worst of White Lion and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family of shows. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/29/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 46 seconds
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New Noize Weekly - 09.20.22 - Ep497

We're back to cover all the latest happenings in the rock and metal music worlds with New Noize Weekly! Wendy Dio recently stated in an interview that Ronnie James Dio was always overlooked while he was alive. Is that true? We give our thoughts. Ozzy Osbourne is releasing a documentary on the making of his new album 'Patient Number 9.' We give our thoughts on the album as well as our take on the recent Halftime performance that was cut early for television viewers. Mental health struggles continue to be a hot topic in the music community with the recent passing of Soilwork member David Andersson at a young age.We discuss our feelings on this sad trend that's taking place not only in the entertainment field, but society at large. The Dead Daisies have been forced to temporarily shuffle their lineup with the recent illness suffered by Glenn Hughes. The band had to cancel their Nashville appearance due to Hughes' fighting a throat infection. Other topics covered this week include Ghost's Tobias Forge commenting on the over-saturation of the touring industry, Chris Holmes not receiving any help (or even a phone call) from Blackie Lawless during his cancer fight, Kane Robert's recent return to Alice Cooper's band and much more! We hope you enjoy New Noize Weekly for the week of 09.20.22 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/19/202248 minutes, 44 seconds
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Where You Come From: France - Ep496

This week we're joined by fellow podcaster Victor Ruiz as we travel overseas for Where You Come From: France! After highlighting French band BlackRain on a recent episode, our friend Victor clued us into several great rock and metal bands from that part of the world. It just made sense to turn the idea into an episode and share this music with you! Bands highlighted in this special episode include Rising Steel, Eternal Flight, Gojira, Iron Lizards, Avaland, Overdrivers, Rise of the Northstar, Hangman's Chair, Devoid, Headcharger, Dagoba, H-Bomb, Satan Jokers, and Molybaron. It's a whole lot of stuff that was new to us and we're assuming it'll be new to you. Check out Victor Ruiz on the now-completed Mars Attacks podcast and the upcoming Signals from Mars podcast. We hope you enjoy Where You Come From: France and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/13/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 55 seconds
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New Noize Weekly 09.10.22 - Ep495

We're back to talk about all the latest, coolest, and ridiculous rock stories going with New Noize Weekly! The Nirvana Nevermind baby lawsuit is dismissed, Bobby Blotzer pushes for a RATT reunion, Manowar recruits Michael Angelo Batio to tour Europe, Joe Lynn Turner makes a significant change to his appearance, Dug Pinnick talks King's X's financial woes, Riki Rachtman takes his storytelling to a live audience, Rachel Bolan responds to online trolls, and Tommy Lee pulls out his weiner. We discuss those stories as well as rock star birthdays, death anniversaries, new album releases and remember our good friend Rockin' Ron Runyon. We hope you enjoy New Noize Weekly for 09.10.22 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/9/202241 minutes, 51 seconds
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Fresh Blood September 2022 - Ep494

We're back to give you some of our favorite newer rock and metal with Fresh Blood for September 2022! This week Chris brings great tracks from Guillotine, Who on Earth, Revival Black, Madhouse, and Ethyrfield. Aaron comes to the table with awesome songs from The Night Flight Orchestra, Star Circus, I Love Rich, Gunshine, and Wicked Revival. Be sure to listen and show some support for these artists by liking and following them on social media, purchasing their music, and seeing them live when they hit your town. Just like with forest fires, only YOU can prevent the death of rock n' roll! We hope you enjoy Fresh Blood for September 2022 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/2/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 49 seconds
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New Noize Weekly 08.30.22 - Ep493

We're back to discuss all the current rock and metal news with New Noize Weekly! Kingdom Come drummer James Kottak will be sitting out their upcoming Texas concerts; giving way to former Slaughter drummer Blas Elias. Does this mean Kottak's tenure in the band is done? We discuss it. Sammy Hagar claims that he was visited by Eddie Van Halen in a dream and that it resulted in a new song. He says he'll be recording it and giving co-writer credit to the late, great guitarist. Is this true or is it Sammy just drumming up more press for himself? We give our thoughts. Paul Stanley says that new KISS music would be setting himself up for disappointment. Is he right? We give our take on the subject. Bret Michaels claims that a new Poison album would result in a fist fight between the band members. We share our take on his recent statement. Blackie Lawless purchased Elvis' master bedroom furniture. Huh? We share our thoughts on this as well as if Animal (F*ck Like a Beast) was inspired by 'Hound Dog.' Other stories covered include Stryper postponing some concert dates, Alex Lifeson teaming up with Gibson Guitars for philanthropy, Dave Mustaine's regrets about Metallica, Krokus' retirement about-face, and the new Ugly Kid Joe single. We hope you enjoy New Noize Weekly and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/30/202253 minutes, 58 seconds
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Radio Sucks Radio Show August 2022 - Ep492

We're back to give your ears a wild ride with tunes you'll never get on traditional radio with Radio Sucks Radio Show for August of 2022! This week Chris is bringing you great tracks from Nordic Union, Andy McCoy, Ryder's Creed, BlackRain, and Tuk Smith & The Restless Hearts. Aaron comes to the table with great tunes from Klassik 78, Cycle Sluts from Hell, The Sensational Whitskateer Band, Ralph Viera & Friends, and Thee Rock n Roll Residency! It's a lot of great music that you haven't heard a million times on the radio. Crank 'em up! We hope you enjoy Radio Sucks Radio Show for August of 2022 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcast Network family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/26/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 8 seconds
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New Noize Weekly - Ep491

We're back to discuss all the latest rock and metal news with New Noize Weekly! KISS' Gene Simmons recently did an interview with comedian/podcaster Dean Delray on his Let There Be Talk podcast. There were quite a few cool nuggets of info covered in this interview including some more talk about the recent video leaks. We share our thoughts on it all. Marq Torien recently made some seriously puzzling claims about Metallica's James Hetfield in a recent interview. We go over his quotes and try to figure out how accurate his story is. A 25 foot tall inflatable Ozzy Osbourne has been popping up all over the country as a marketing tool for his upcoming 'Patient #9' album. We share our thoughts on this marketing tactic. Speaking of big things, Tommy Lee recently bared it all on Instagram and set the internet on fire. We share our thoughts on this rising story as well as our favorite reactions to it. It's a slow news week, give us a break. Ozzy Osbourne recently appeared live alongside Tony Iommi at Britain's Commonwealth Games in his hometown of Birmingham, England. Speaking of recent cool popup appearances, Rush's Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson appeared at Denver's Red Rocks Ampitheater for a rendition of 'Closer to the Heart' in celebration of the South Park anniversary. Wednesday 13 recently announced his next album, 'Horrifier' which is set for release soon. A new 'Exorcist'-inspired video single is already available. In the world of live music, recent stories include the Flannel Nation Festival being cancelled at the last minute, recent health issues in the Anthrax touring camp, as well as a tour announcement for Joel Hoekstra and Brandon Gibbs. Gary Holt from Exodus had a hilarious Lemmy story in a recent interview. We go over that while having a laugh. There's even more covered in this episode but you gotta listen to find out what it is! We hope you enjoy New Noize Weekly and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/16/202258 minutes, 13 seconds
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Demolicious - Ep490

We're back this week with a brand edition of Demolicious! Sometimes, the coolest stuff gets left off of albums from our favorite artists. This week, we thought we'd highlight some of our favorite tracks that were either left off or were earlier versions of the finished product. This week you'll get cool demos and unreleased tracks from lots of great artists. Aaron brings cool songs from AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Faster Pussycat, Wednesday 13, Enuff Z'nuff, Metallica, Tuff, Micky Ratt, and Mark St. John (allegedly). Chris features tracks by Alice in Chains, Pantera, Cinderella, Scorpions, Killer Dwarfs, Alice Cooper, Thin Lizzy, and King Kobra. Finding much info on many of these songs was difficult. If you have more background on some of these tracks, please let it in the comments section. Also, let us know what are some of your favorite demos and unreleased tracks! We hope you enjoy this edition of Demolicious and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/10/20221 hour, 44 minutes, 7 seconds
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New Noize Weekly 08.05.22 - Ep489

We're back to bring you all the latest, greatest, and weirdest news in the rock and metal world with New Noize Weekly! Kerry King recently did an interview and stated that his new project is on par with Slayer; quite a comment. Billy Sheehan recently stated that he's in possession of a pro-shot concert from the David Lee Roth 'Eat 'Em & Smile' tour. Aerosmith has begun releasing streaming concerts on YouTube from each decade of their 50 year career. Metallica just keeps getting bigger as 'Master of Puppets' has achieved renewed interest due to the Stranger Things connection. We discuss all of these stories this week. Other topics covered this week include Skid Row playing for more than peanuts, a deluxe version of Motorhead's 'Iron Fist,' the future of the Dio hologram, John Corabi's past driving a big rig, Andy McCoy shredding Nikki Sixx in an interview, Don Dokken's shocking recent live performance, and Rob Halford reconsidering the Judas Priest induction to the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. It's a lot to cover but we get to it all. We hope you enjoy New Noize Weekly and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/5/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Best & Worst of Pantera - Ep488

This week we're joined by fellow podcasters Joshua Toomey and Chris Akin as we go over The Best & Worst of Pantera! With the Texas metal legends making news recently with the reunion of Philip Anselmo and Rex Brown along with drummer Charlie Benante and guitarist Zakk Wylde, we figured it's as good a time as any to look back on this incredible band's musical catalog. Starting with 1990's 'Cowboys from Hell,' Pantera blazed a whole new path for thrash and metal music. The Abbott brothers; Vinny Paul and Dimebag Darrell, cemented their place in music history and begun a run with Anselmo and Brown that hasn't been equalled. The subsequent releases 'Vuglar Display of Power,' 'Far Beyond Driven,' 'The Great Southern Trendkill,' and 'Reinventing the Steel' helped the band lay claim as one of the most influential metal bands of all-time. In this long-form discussion, we all share our thoughts on these albums, tell stories of how they personally affected us, and a lot more while picking our favorite and least favorite from each album. This was no easy task but we think you'll enjoy it. We also discuss the 101 Proof Live album as well as some of the b-sides and rarities that Pantera churned out over the years. We hope you enjoy The Best & Worst of Pantera and SHARE with a friend! Check out Chris Akin and Joshua Toomey on the Talk Toomey Podcast presented by Knotfest as well as The Classic Metal Show at CMSPN.com Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcast family of shows. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/3/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 5 seconds
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New Noize Weekly 07.27.22 - Ep487

We're back to discuss all the current happenings in the rock and metal world with New Noize Weekly! The past few weeks have been like KISSmas for die-hard fans of the Hottest Band in the Land as a treasure trove of unreleased KISS footage spilled out onto Youtube. The uploader, using the moniker 'Sam Loomis,' appears to be a disgruntled purchaser of the material and points the finger at a well-known KISS fan and author. We're not sure of who or what really led to the release of these videos but we're certainly happy we got to see them. A big loss to the KISS world (and rock at large) took place recently with the passing of producer Michael James Jackson. Known by many for his stellar work on the 'Creatures of the Night' and 'Lick it Up' albums, he more than left his mark in KISS fan circles. We share our thoughts on his passing as well as his career. Some big news came out of the Alice Cooper camp recently with the exit of guitarist Nita Strauss and the return of Kane Roberts. Nita left to join Demi Lovato's touring band and Kane's return gives us all hope that more material from his era will be featured in the live setlist. We discuss Nita's departure as well as Kane's return. What do you think about it? Leave your thoughts in the comments below. Van Halen was back in the news recently in a couple of stories; both relating to David Lee Roth. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Wolfgang Van Halen explains that the long-anticipated Eddie Van Halen tribute concert has been put on ice due to difficulties with 'a certain person.' It doesn't take a genius to figure out who he's talking about.  We share our thoughts on all of this stuff. One of the biggest stories of the past few weeks was the announcement of the Pantera reunion that's set to take place in 2023. This has caused a firestorm of response; both good and bad. With the additional announcement of Charlie Benante and Zakk Wylde being recruited to replace the dearly-departed Abbott brothers, it's added a new dimension to the situation. We share our feelings on this controversial upcoming tour. We'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Other topics covered this week include news on the new Skid Row single, the upcoming Rob Zombie 'Munsters' movie, David Draiman from Disturbed losing his mind, and Tim 'Ripper' Owens feeling snubbed in regards to the Judas Priest Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame nomination. We hope you enjoy New Noize Weekly and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/28/202249 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Best & Worst of 80's Iron Maiden - Ep486

This week we're upping the irons as we pick The Best & Worst of 80's Iron Maiden! Joining us for this talk is Chris Dunnett of Powerslave (The Iron Maiden Experience). Chris has been a die-hard Iron Maiden fan since the early days. His fandom has led him on a cool path that includes not only his great tribute band but two opportunities to actually appear on stage with Iron Maiden themselves! In this episode, we're focusing on the formative years of the band. We start with the two Paul Di'Anno-fronted albums Iron Maiden (1980) and Killers (1981). From there, we go over the Bruce Dickinson era including Number of the Beast (1982), Piece of Mind (1983), Powerslave (1984), Somewhere in Time (1986), and Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988). For each of these albums, we'll share our thoughts and memories on them and pick what we think are the best and worst tracks. Will we agree? Will we disagree and start yelling at each other? Will our picks infuriate you? You'll have to listen to find out! We also cover the upcoming Powerslave/Rock United show taking place this weekend at Bowies in Nashville. It's gonna be a great night of rock and metal music. What are YOUR favorite/least favorite tracks from the 80's Iron Maiden albums? List your choices in the comments below! We hope you enjoy The Best & Worst of 80's Iron Maiden and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/22/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 10 seconds
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New Noize Weekly - 07.13.22 - Ep485

We're back with all the rock and metal news that's fit to spit with New Noize Weekly! There's a lot going on in the world of music and we're here to discuss it. There have been a lot of cancellations out on the road; notably from Whitesnake and Poison. We discuss these cancellations and what it could mean for touring, in general in this episode. Speaking of Poison, Rikki Rockett recently told Eddie Trunk that he's game for new material from the band. We discuss this quote and hope that Poison will go out on a higher note than 'Hollyweird.' Other stories touched on include Tommy Lee's broken ribs, Mikkey Dee performing the highest drum solo for Volvo, new music from Ozzy, the chances of a Cinderella reunion, Def Leppard launching a beauty collection, and much more! We hope you enjoy New Noize Weekly and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/13/202235 minutes, 41 seconds
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Radio Sucks Radio Show July 2022 - Ep484

We're back this week with another slab of awesome music to feed your head with Radio Sucks Radio Show for July 2022! Radio may not be spinning these songs but we are! This week's music includes some great new tunes from old favorites such as GWAR, Tora Tora, Stryper, Flipp, and Warrior Soul. You'll also get a classic track from Chicago doom-metal pioneers, Trouble. Additionally, you'll get killer new tracks from Native Sons, The Lonely Ones, Grave Digger, and The Great Affairs. It's a super eclectic mix of tunes that we think you'll really dig. If you like what you hear from these artists, be sure to give them a LIKE on social media, purchase their music, attend their shows, and help spread the word. The future of rock n'  roll is in your hands! We hope you enjoy Radio Sucks Radio Show for July 2022 and SHARE with a friend! The Decibel Geek Podcast is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/9/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 42 seconds
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Fresh Blood July 2022 - Ep483

We're back this week to bring you tons of great rock and metal with Fresh Blood for July 2022! For Chris' picks, he's bringing you some awesome music from Kodiak, White Raven Down, Wicked Smile, Wicked Stone, and Stonetrip. For Aaron's picks, you'll get great tracks from Balls Gone Wild, Rivetskull, Wicked Smile, Kore Rozzik, and Sisters Doll. There's a ton of great music this week that confirm that rock is NOT dead! If you like what you hear this week, be sure to go to the bands' social media and give them a like, buy a t-shirt or other merch, and look for shows that they are playing in your area. The future of rock music is in your hands! Be sure to tell 'em that Decibel Geek sent ya! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts network. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/30/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 29 seconds
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New Noize Weekly 06.23.22 - Ep482

We're back to cover all the most important, noteworthy, and ridiculous recent rock news with New Noize Weekly. The Stadium Tour featuring Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett kicked off recently. We break down all the happenings and controversy including Tommy Lee's rib injury, Vince Neil's vocals, Def Leppard's new songs, and Poison taking things up a notch. KISS found themselves mired in a bit of controversy at their concert in Antwerp, Belgium as their use of vocal tracks got exposed due to some timing errors. We talk about the coverage it received. Kingdom Come's recent performance at Sweden Rock drew the wrong kind of attention as James Kottak's drumming was very off-kilter. Additionally, a bass solo that was, shall we say, memorable was performed. We talk about James Kottak's current state, the rumors of his substance abuse, and his recent explanation. Ugly Kid Joe had a busy week; releasing the first single for their upcoming album as well as having a band member arrested in California. We share our thoughts on the new track and hopes for their future. Other topics touched on this week include the Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts, ACCEPT hitting the road in the U.S., a cool upcoming Cheap Trick book, two new Alice Cooper albums, and much more! We hope you enjoy New Noize Weekly and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/23/202257 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Best & Worst of Poison - Ep481

This week we're taking a deep dive into the discography of one of rock's most polarizing bands as we discuss The Best & Worst of Poison! Initially called Paris and formed in Mechanicsburg, PA, the band headed west for Los Angeles; landing on the burgeoning Sunset Strip scene. Quickly gaining popularity for their over-the-top look and relentless promotion, Poison became one of the must-see acts in Hollywood. With the release of 1986's 'Look What the Cat Dragged In,' the band scored hits with singles 'Talk Dirty to Me,' 'I Want Action,' and 'I Won't Forget You.' Superstardom would come next with 1988's 'Open Up and Say...Ahh!' release which resulted in chart positions for 'Fallen Angel,' 'Your Mama Don't Dance,'  and the mega-ballad 'Every Rose Has It's Thorn.' The 90's would start strong on the release of 'Flesh and Blood' but everything was about to change. The exit of guitarist C.C. DeVille, entrance of Richie Kotzen, and change of sound on 1992's 'Native Tongue,' combined with the rise of grunge music, saw Poison's fortune change for the worse. Kotzen would be replaced by guitarist Blues Saraceno on the great, but shelved, album 'Crack a Smile' before DeVille returned a few years later. Since 2000, product from Poison has been sporadic but the band does still do well on the touring circuit; currently on the road with Motley Crue, Def Leppard, and Joan Jett. In this episode we take a spin through the whole Poison catalog and pick out our favorite and least favorite tracks. Did we get it right? Are we way off in our assessment? You tell us in the comments as well as YOUR picks for this episode. We hope you enjoy The Best & Worst of Poison and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/19/20221 hour, 58 minutes, 40 seconds
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Torpedo Dudes 4 All (Creatures Fest Review) - Ep480

Since no other podcast has done it, we're back this week to review the recent Creatures Fest event that took place in Nashville. Yes, we're totally being sarcastic. A lot of our friends in the podcast world attended this KISS-related event over Memorial Day weekend and Aaron Camaro was no exception. This is a special free episode of The Torpedo Dudes; a KISS podcast from Decibel Geek that appears exclusively on Patreon. If you like what you here and want to hear more, subscribe to be a DBG VIP at www.patreon.com/decibelgeek. You'll get future episodes as well as over 100 hours of archived material. This event was headlined by former KISS members Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, Bruce Kulick, and Vinnie Vincent. Rounding out the lineup were rock mainstays such as Enuff Z'nuff, Vixen, and Pretty Boy Floyd as well as younger talent such as Kore Rozzik and Sisters Doll. Additionally, several special events took place including performances by Kuarantine, Minefield, an All Star jam, and an Unplugged pool party. Throw in vinyl and merch vendors as well as meet and greets and it seems like a cool event for KISS fans. So, did it live up to the hype? In this episode, Aaron shares his thoughts and memories on Creatures Fest from the atmosphere to the vendors, to the guests and, especially, the performances. Ace Frehley and Peter Criss reunited on stage for one of the nights, Bruce Kulick headlined the closing ceremonies but it was Vinnie Vincent's performance that seemed to grab the most attention; for a variety of reasons. What were our thoughts? You'll have to listen to find out. You'll get the on-the-ground review from Aaron and Chris gives his take from the peanut gallery (ie. Youtube videos). We hope you enjoy Torpedo Dudes 4 All (Creatures Fest Review) and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 18 seconds
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New Noize Weekly - Week of 06.07.22

We're back to talk about all the notable current rock happenings with New Noize Weekly for the week of June 7, 2022! Aerosmith recently cancelled several dates of their upcoming Las Vegas residency due to singer Steven Tyler checking into rehab. We discuss this sad development as well as our thoughts on the current state of the band. On the heels of the recent passing of Cynthia Plaster Caster, the famous cast of Jimi Hendrix's um, member, was recently put on display at Iceland's Penis Museum. Yes, this is a real story. We never expected to cover a story like this but here we are. A couple of very big auctions recently took place. One yielded the sale of Kurt Cobain's guitar from the 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' video for over 4 million dollars. Another notable rock auction featuring items from late Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul took place. We go over some of the items up for auction and share our thoughts. Other stories covered this week include the upcoming autobiography from WASP's Blackie Lawless, feuding between current and former members of ACCEPT, drama between Yngwie Malmsteen and Jeff Scott Soto, Bret Michaels bandana folding tips, new releases from Dio and Queensryche, a controversial Rolling Stone article on the last days of Taylor Hawkins and much more. We hope you enjoy New Noize Weekly for the week of June 7, 2022 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/202243 minutes, 59 seconds
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On Assignment - New England (1979) Ep478

This week we return to the classroom as they go On Assignment for the 1979 self-titled release by New England. This time our teacher is Dennis Talbott from the Ages of Rock podcast. If you don't know, Ages of Rock is a fantastic music discussion show that you should check out. Dennis has plenty of reasons why he assigned us this record. He bought it as a new release and has since purchased over 20 copies! Say what?! Would we feel the same enthusiasm for this album as Dennis? You'll have to listen and find out! We give each song an A-F grade as well. New England featured band leader guitarist/vocalist John Fannon, drummer Hirsh Gardner, bassist Gary Shea and keyboardist Jimmy Waldo. The group was best known for the song "Don't Ever Wanna Lose Ya", which received heavy radio exposure on Album-oriented rock (AOR) stations and reached the US Top 40 in 1979. "Hello, Hello, Hello" also received some airplay. The quartet formed in the Boston area and was discovered by manager Bill Aucoin, who also managed Kiss. Paul Stanley helped produce the debut album along with producer Mike "Clay" Stone, best known for his work with Queen and Asia. Guitarist and vocalist John Fannon was the leader of the band. The group had a live stint supporting Kiss, but New England slid between the cracks of other Aucoin projects. The group's success stalled when their label Infinity Records was absorbed by its parent company, MCA Records. Gardner, Waldo, and Shea would go on to work with a then-unknown Vincent Cusano on a project dubbed Warrior before disbanding due to Cusano being brought into the KISS fold to replace guitarist Ace Frehley. Waldo and Shea would then go on to help form Alcatrazz. We hope you enjoy our On Assignment episode discussing New England and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 46 seconds
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New Noize Weekly - Week of 05.25.22 - Ep477

We're back to talk current rock news with the weekly edition of New Noize as we close out May of 2022! There's lots to get to so let's get going! A less-than-credible source has stated that Motley Crue are doing rehearsals with Vince Neil's son in case dear old dad isn't up to the task of the upcoming Stadium Tour. Is this a nothingburger or could there be something to it? We share our thoughts. The tongue-meister himself, Gene Simmons, recently made waves at a KISS soundcheck in Hartford, CT as he donned a bath robe (with nothing under it) in front of fans that paid to be in attendance. Chris made a simple joke post on Facebook for laughs and all hell broke loose. We address the God of Slumber as well as some choice comments from the post on social media. Mental health came to the forefront in a couple of recent stories including the recent death of Black Dhalia Murder's Trevor Strnad as well as an out-of-character moment onstage between Metallica's James Hetfield and his band mates. We talk about both stories as well as share our thoughts on mental health struggles. Def Leppard's Joe Elliott recently made headlines calling their upcoming 'Diamond Star Halos' album "career defining" as well as comparing it to some pretty legendary releases by other groups. A few songs have been released so far. We each share our thoughts on what's been released as well as our expectations for the new album. Other stories covered this week include KK Downing getting the green light for the upcoming Judas Priest Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame induction, Spinal Tap finally doing a sequel, and the online original music competition show by Hit Parader called 'No Cover.' We hope you enjoy New Noize Weekly and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/20221 hour, 1 minute, 19 seconds
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Radio Sucks May 2022 - Ep476

We're back to blast your ears with some rock and metal goodness as we present the Radio Sucks Radio Show for May of 2022! We've got a great lineup of songs by amazing bands for you this week. Chris has got great tracks from Cleanbreak, Bastardane, Lost Circus, Shameless (featuring Bruce Kulick), and Torpedohead. Aaron's serving up great music from Enuff Z'nuff, Supersuckers, Fuzz, Orchid, and Gunfire 76. Be sure to listen, follow, and buy music from these great artists. And, please, share this episode and review us on Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or Facebook and we'll read it on the show! We hope you enjoy Radio Sucks May 2022 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 16 seconds
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Eric Dover Reflects on Slash's Snakepit 'It's Five O'Clock Somewhere' - Albums Unleashed

This week Eric Dover joins us to discuss Slash's Snakepit's 1995 release 'It's Five O'Clock Somewhere.' In 1995, Guns N' Roses were one of the biggest bands in the world; yet one of the most divided. Ongoing tensions between the members of the band would lead to constant delays in new material and the future of the band in limbo. Not one to sit around, Slash was moved to create new material on his own. With the go-ahead from label heads at Geffen Records, Slash started assembling a lineup of players and got right to work. Bringing in fellow Guns members Matt Sorum, Gilby Clarke, and Dizzy Reed as well as the bass talents of Alice in Chains member Mike Inez, he quickly got several songs written and demoed musically. With additional songwriting contributions from Izzy Stradlin and Duff McKagan, the album is loaded with Guns n' Roses attitude and sound; albeit without Axl Rose on vocals. With lots of great music ready to go, Slash needed a singer. After auditioning over 40 others, the job went to former Jellyfish member Eric Dover. It was an unlikely hiring considering Eric was a backing vocalist with Jellyfish. But, after an impassioned audition and showing he had the songwriting chops to hang with him, Slash offered him the job. The resulting album 'It's Five O'Clock Somewhere' is a lean, mean slab of bluesy rock n' roll featuring blistering vocals and Slash's identifiable guitar tone and solos. Eric Dover shares his memories of his time with Slash's Snakepit for this special Albums Unleashed episode; from his audition to the songwriting and recording process to the tour for the album. There's a lot of great stories in this chat that give you a behind the scenes look at what Eric went through during this time. We think you'll enjoy this one for sure. Eric has done a lot more in his career and we hope you'll check out his other projects including Sextus and more recently The Lickerish Quartet. We hope you enjoy our talk with Eric Dover about his time with Slash's Snakepit and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 51 seconds
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New Noize May 2022 - Ep474

We're back with a whole bunch more rock and metal news with New Noize May 2022! We're covering a ton of stuff this week and giving our unfiltered takes so strap in. Autograph bassist Randy Rand recently passed away. The sad news came in around the time of this recording. We give our thoughts on Autograph the loss of Randy. As requested in the episode, let us know of some recommended Autograph tracks. Metallica's James Hetfield is, reportedly, still fuming over the album covers for 'Load' and 'Reload.' Why? We get into the reasons in this episode as well as share our take on this era of Metallica. Jason Newsted recently spilled the beans on his potential involvement in a Van Halen-related project. This news was confirmed by guitarist Joe Satriani who was also asked to contribute. As strange as this story is, it appears that something was in the works. We share our thoughts on this strange story as well as cover David Lee Roth's recent statement on the situation. Other stories covered this week include the passing of Cynthia Plaster Caster, Matt Sorum's recent comments on the breakup of Guns n' Roses, John 5 revisiting a tense on-stage moment with Marilyn Manson, Machine Gun Kelly, Dave Mustaine relieving himself in an odd location, Queensryche lawsuits, Judas Priest albums news, and more! We hope you enjoy New Noize May 2022 and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/20221 hour, 1 minute, 37 seconds
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Fresh Blood April 2022 - Ep473

We're back this week to bring you some killer new rock with Fresh Blood April 2022! If you know of anyone stating that "rock is dead," be sure to clue them into this episode and prove them wrong! Chris' picks this week include killer selections from great newer artists like Lydia's Castle, Living Wreckage, Crash Midnight, Fortune Child, and Battering Ram. Aaron's awesome picks include cuts from Skills, Space Panther, Electric Black, The Bom Squad, and Flickertail. We have no doubt that you'll find something you love with our picks this week. Be sure to check out the bands, purchase their music (or merch), give their pages a "like" and share this episode to turn others onto them! The future of rock is IN YOUR HANDS!!! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/23/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ask Us Anything - Ep472

You've got questions and we've got the answers this week as we present Ask Us Anything! We put out a call on the Decibel Geek social media channels and many of you responded. We take on a variety of questions from a whole spectrum of topics; music and otherwise. Some of the topics covered include our thoughts on bands playing without original members, our day jobs, how we met each other, ROCKNPOD updates, past podcasting feuds, producers we love, album rankings, future plans, foods we love, and tons more. We thank all of you that submitted questions and did our best to answer honestly. We think you'll get to know us a bit better after hearing this. It was fun to do. We hope you enjoy Ask Us Anything and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/14/20222 hours, 10 minutes, 41 seconds
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New Noize April 2022 - Ep471

We're back this week with all the rock news that's fit to spit with New Noize April 2022! It's been a heavy past couple weeks in the rock world with sad stories including the untimely death or Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins and the reverberations felt worldwide from it. We share our thoughts on Taylor and some of the reactions to it including that of Ted Nugent. Skid Row announced their newest singer recently with the hiring of former H.E.A.T. front man Erik Gronwall. The band released a brand new single 'The Gang's All Here' featuring Gronwall's vocals. We share our thoughts on the hiring of Gronwall, the firing of Z.P. Theart, and what we think the future holds for Skid Row. Bon Jovi recently kicked off their latest tour and the press is definitely not going wild for it. A recent brutal review from their St. Paul show led us to find some audio of the tour kickoff show in Omaha the night before. You won't believe your ears. Even worse, you won't believe the crowd reaction to it. Additionally, Chris Jereicho recently admitted that Fozzy does make use of backing tracks for their live performances and claims that "everybody does." Between these two stories, it's clear that there's some not-so-great things on the horizon for the rock world and Chris makes his feelings known on the subject while pulling no punches. Other stories touched on this week include Vivian Campbell reflecting on his bad deal with Ronnie James Dio, Tom Keifer publicly commenting on his late band mate Jeff Labar's passing, Spike getting sacked from The Quireboys, and Ugly Kid Joe announcing a new tour; spoiler alert, the US is once again not included. We hope you enjoy New Noize April 2022 and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/8/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 49 seconds
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Radio Sucks Radio Show March 2022 - Ep470

We're bringing you a great batch of ear candy for you this week with the Radio Sucks Radio Show March 2022! If you're new to Decibel Geek, the premise is simple; radio continues to spin the same 50 songs over and over again while newer artists and new material by our favorite bands regularly get ignored. That's not the case here! We've got 10 great tunes to band your head to this week. You'll get great tracks from young bands including Whiskey Grin, Bloody Heels, On Top, and Junkyard Dive. Also, a fresh new rock track from Eightball and new tracks from great artists such as Kane Roberts, Santa Cruz, Million $ Reload, and John Corabi. We close things out with a spin on classic KISS' sound with a track from Klassik '78 from their new 'Phantoms' album. It's an hour-plus of great music and talk so join us for Radio Sucks Radio Show March 2022! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/17/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 11 seconds
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On Assignment: Marvelous 3 Ready Sex Go Ep469

This week we debut a new theme with On Assignment for the Marvelous 3 album 'Ready Sex Go.' Here's how it works. Each time, we seek out a fellow podcaster that we respect to assign us an album to review. We give the album several spins, in our own time, and then reconvene with our guest and grade the album on a A-F scale; going track by track through the album. For this inaugural edition of On Assignment, we're joined by Jay Scott of The Hook Rocks podcast. As a fellow Pantheon network member, Jay's show has steadily climbed in popularity and regularly produces great episodes for the musically obsessed as well as fantastic interviews. We asked Jay to assign us an album that he loves and he chose the third, and final, Marvelous 3 album 'Ready Sex Go.' Released in 2000, the album completely flew under the radar of most rock fans despite getting modest airplay with the single 'Sugarbuzz.' In this episode everyone shares their memories of Marvelous 3, how they discovered the music, and their links to Butch Walker's solo material and Southgang. We, then, go through all the tracks from 'Ready Sex Go' and give our thoughts as well as our letter grades. This album is loaded from front to back with power pop rock greatness. The hooks, the melodies, the production, the playing and more are highlighted. If you haven't checked out Marvelous 3, Southgang, or Butch Walker's solo material, we highly recommend you do so. So, what do YOU think? Did we pass the assignment? What letter grades would you give these songs? Let us know in the comments. We hope you enjoy On Assignment: Marvelous 3 Ready Sex Go and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Best & Worst of 70's Cheap Trick - Ep468

This week we welcome good friend, podcaster, and author Brian J. Kramp to discuss The Best & Worst of 70's Cheap Trick! In addition to his hosting duties of the awesome Rock and/or Roll Podcast, Brian's got an awesome new book coming out this Summer based on the early days of Cheap Trick! This Band Has No Past tells the story of a bar band from the Midwest—the best and weirdest bar band in the Midwest—and how these four baby boomers, having been lucky enough to avoid the Vietnam draft, doggedly pursued a most unlikely career in rock’n’roll and made it on their own terms. It traces every gnarly limb of the family tree of bands that culminated in Cheap Trick, then details how this unlikely foursome paid their dues—with interest—night after night, slogging it out everywhere from high schools to bars to bowling alleys to fans’ back yards, before signing to Epic Records and releasing two brilliant albums six months apart. Drawing on more than eighty original interviews, This Band Has No Past is packed full of new insights and information that fans of the band will devour. How was the Cheap Trick logo created? How did the checkerboard pattern come to be associated with the band? When did Rick Nielsen start wearing a ballcap 24/7? Who caught their mom and dad rolling on the couch? Read on and find out. The book is set for release June 21, 2022 and we can't wait to get it! In this episode, the guys each share their favorite and least favorite songs from Cheap Trick's 70's output. This episode covers the self-titled debut, In Color, Heaven Tonight, and Dream Police as well as the landmark Cheap Trick at Budokan release. There are some definite differences in taste among the guys in this episode and it makes for an interesting discussion. What are your Best & Worst of 70's Cheap Trick picks? Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to pre-order your copy of This Band Has No Past by Brian J. Kramp at https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1911036874/creativepubco-20 Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/21/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 59 seconds
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Album Anticipation 2022 - Ep467

This week we talk about all the music we're looking forward to in the New Year with Album Anticipation 2022! There was a ton of great music released in 2021. You can hear all about that including our picks in our Best of 2021 episode. 2022 promises to be another great year for rock and metal music. In this episode, we discuss some of the great stuff already released this year including new material from Tony Martin, Steve Vai, and others. Additionally, we discuss confirmed new releases from Guns N' Roses, Slash, Scorpions, Ty Tabor, Night Demon, GWAR, Hardcore Superstar, and many more. Other albums that are seemingly planned for release without a definite issue date are discussed. Some of the artists covered include Megadeth, Ozzy Osbourne, Clutch, Dokken, Overkill, Queensryche, and many more. The year in music for 2022 looks bright and we're here to cover it all for you. We hope you enjoy Album Anticipation 2022 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 45 seconds
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Chris & Aaron Do Florida - Ep466

This week the guys recount a roller-coaster of a weekend in the sunshine state as Chris & Aaron Do Florida! One of the more memorable guests from Decibel Geek history was Dick Wagner. The original career-spanning interview with Dick as well as his appearance for an Albums Unleashed episode on Alice Cooper's Dada album were listener favorites and it led to a friendship between the guys which was cut short due to Dick Wagner's untimely passing a few years ago. Dick's partner Susan Michelson also became a friend through that experience. Susan would go on to found the Dick Wagner Remember the Child Fund; a music therapy program that provides musical instruction and instruments to sick and disabled children. That's what led to last week's events in Florida. The Dick Wagner Remember the Child Fund recently added Woodstock co-founder and music industry legend Artie Kornfeld to it's board. Artie will be working with the charity in many ways in the near future. Chris & Aaron were selected by the charity to be the interviewers for an upcoming film project featuring Artie. The guys met up with Artie at Dogmanic Studios in Pompano Beach, FL for several hours of discussion of his amazing career with a hyper-focus on Woodstock and it's societal impact. The interview was a definite highlight of Chris & Aaron's trip to Florida but not the only thing that happened. In this episode, the guys give a day-by-day account of the trip. There are many ups and downs throughout this loose discussion. From too much alcohol on too little sleep to rental car adventures to meeting some special friends while in town to flight issues to having one of those friends come in and save the day; there's a lot to discuss. We hope you enjoy Chris & Aaron Do Florida and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Chris & Aaron would like to give special thanks to Susan Michelson, Deborah Peak, Artie Kornfeld, Ralph Viera, Charlie & Daniella Hill, videographer Albert Aronov, and Christian and the team at Dogmanic Studios for the hospitality. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/25/202259 minutes, 15 seconds
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DBG Classic - Alice Cooper Dada - Albums Unleashed - Ep465

With Chris & Aaron out of town for an interview, this week we look back on a DBG Classic as we revisit Albums Unleashed - Alice Cooper's Dada with guest Dick Wagner. Chris and Aaron are currently working with the Dick Wagner Remember the Child Fund this week; conducting an interview with a legend of the music industry for a future project with the charity. In honor of the charity, they thought it best to republish this classic interview with Dick Wagner in his honor. Original notes below: Released in 1983, DaDa was, for all intents and purposes, dead on arrival due to being the final album in Cooper's contract with Warner Brothers as well as the out-of-the-box style of songs. Part art-rock, part esoteric/theatrical concept, DaDa's synthesizer-infused production combined with a healthy amount of humor crossed with dark subject matter left 1983 audiences confused; and they weren't the only ones. The early 80's were a self-professed "blackout" period for Alice Cooper with the rocker going as far as saying that he barely even remembers the songwriting process or production of this album. Cooper's lack of recollection has led many die-hard Cooper fans to create their own theories as to the concept behind DaDa. Guitarist/composer Dick Wagner, a longtime collaborator of Alice's, was the principal songwriter on this album and was kind enough, while in Nashville in May of 2014, to sit down with Aaron and Chris to discuss the entire album track by track and memory by memory. In this discussion, Wagner shares his memories of the difficulties that led to getting Alice to come to ESP Studios in Buttonville Ontario from his Pheonix home to join he and producer Bob Ezrin in the making of DaDa. Alice's alcohol abuse hit record highs during this period and Dick shares his recollections of their songwriting and recording process that led to the songs on the album. From the creepy title track's intro that features producer Ezrin aping a psychiatrist talking to Cooper as DaDa's featured character over a bed of strange reverberating sounds and the voice of a child calling out for its father to the dark tale of self-destructive realization that is album closer 'Pass the Gun Around,' Wagner tells the story of the album's basic concept. During this in-depth discussion of 1983's DaDa, Dick Wagner reveals the inspiration for the man-in-the-attic track 'Former Lee Warmer' and how, while it has horror opera feel, it's true roots lie in a bad business realtionship with Alice's record label. A fantastic fan-created theory of the albums concept and storyline was written online in 2008 for Ultimate-Guitar.com by a user named madpaperboy89. Aaron and Chris were so intrigued by the review that they read parts of it to Dick to get his take on it. As you'll hear in the discussion, the writer was spot-on in parts. As you'll hear in this installment of Albums Unleashed, DaDa still holds a very special place in Dick Wagner's heart and it's finally earning some much-deserved attention after all these years. Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/14/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 27 seconds
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Best of 2021 - Ep464

As we barrel into the new year, we share our favorite music in our Best of 2021 episode! The general public (over 30) tends to repeat a tired old cliche; there's no good music being released. As you'll find out in this 2-plus hour mega-episode, that's a load of hogwash! There was a massive amount of great music released in 2021! In this episode, we each showcase our Top 15 albums released last year. Narrowing down their choices was a tough call. By our estimation, there were 80+ records released last year that were in contention. There were releases from old favorites such as Alice Cooper, Helloween, Iron Maiden, ACCEPT, LA Guns, Dee Snider, The Wildhearts, Volbeat, Eclipse, and many others. Additionally, there were breakout albums from newer acts such as Dirty Honey, Jax Hollow, Resist & Bite, The L.A. Maybe, Native Sons, The Pretty Reckless, Mammoth WVH, and more. Killer combo releases featuring a combination of great artists were released including The End Machine, Sunbomb, Seven Ravens, Minefield, and many more. As you can see, we had a lot to consider. So, which artists/albums made our lists? You have to listen to find out! Do you agree with our picks? Did we get it right? Who did we overlook? What are YOUR top albums of 2021? Let us know in the comments! As always, we hope you enjoy our Best of 2021 episode and SHARE with a friend! Happy New Year to all of you Decibel Geeks! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family of shows. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/7/20222 hours, 44 minutes, 27 seconds
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Albums Unleashed - KISS Psycho Circus - Ep463

We're delivering a big KISSmas gift this week as we are joined by producer/engineer Mike Plotnikoff for Albums Unleashed - KISS Psycho Circus! This album, released in 1998, promised to be the return of the original fearsome foursome to the studio. Unfortunately, it turned out to be anything but that. Psycho Circus has become a very polarizing album among the KISS fan base. Coming off the heels of the successful Alive Worldwide reunion, anticipation was high for a reunion album. The final product, however, would include more Tommy Thayer and Kevin Valentine contributions than those of Ace Frehley or Peter Criss. Mike Plotnikoff joins us for this in-depth talk about the making of Psycho Circus. After growing up a KISS fan, it was a big deal for Mike to be involved in the project. Producer Bruce Fairbairn had been on a run of big albums from bands like Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, AC/DC, and Van Halen. His knack for a polished, big guitar sound would also be achieved on Psycho Circus. In this long-form discussion, Mike Plotnikoff talks about the making of Psycho Circus, the mood between the members in the studio, the use of outside musicians, songs that didn't make the album, and much more! We hope you enjoy Albums Unleashed - KISS Psycho Circus and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/23/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 34 seconds
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New Noize December 2021 - Ep462

We're back this week to discuss all the rock news that's fit to spit with New Noize December 2021! As we close out another year, there's quite a few interesting stories going on in the rock world and we're here to cover it for you all. We recently passed the anniversary of the loss of Dimebag Darrel. Coinciding with that, the venue where the tragic shooting happened (Alrosa Villa in Columbus Ohio) met it's fate with a wrecking ball. We discuss our memories of that tragic day as well as the impact that Dimebag had on our lives. David Lee Roth recently added more dates to his upcoming Las Vegas residency. Billed as his final shows, the addition of dates makes one wonder if this was just another ploy to sell more tickets. We give our thoughts on Diamond Dave's recent announcement. Former Black Sabbath vocalist Tony Martin recently launched a new single from his upcoming album and it is damn good! We talk about Tony's contributions to Black Sabbath as well as our thoughts on his upcoming album. Other topics covered this week include Steve Vai reminiscing on playing EVH songs and honoring him, Ted Nugent's strange way of delivering songs, Motley Crue selling their catalog for serious bucks, KISS possibly going on with new members, a Vinnie Vincent festival that was just announced for Nashville, KK Downing being angry, and way more! We hope you enjoy New Noize December 2021 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/13/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 59 seconds
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Michael Wagener: The Final Word Part 2 - Ep461

This week we present part 2 of a special 2 part interview with legendary producer Michael Wagener. Upon his retirement from the music industry in 2021, Michael has graciously granted Decibel Geek his final podcast interview. When you hear the phrase 'the soundtrack of our lives,' no one can lay more claim to it than producer Michael Wagener. His work with such rock greats as Dokken, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Alice Cooper, and tons more is a testament to his talent, professionalism, personality, and direction. His continued work with upcoming artists such as Jax Hollow, Black Smoke Trigger, and more show that he never lost his desire to showcase new talent to the world. The sales of his works top over 90 million albums. He's more than earned this retirement. As you'll hear in this 2 part interview, Michael shares numerous stories and memories from his life and career. From the early influence of the Beatles to his work with Don Dokken that brought him to America to producing classics for legendary bands and his hopes and goals for the future; this is an all-encompassing chat that we're thrilled to bring you. We hope you enjoy Michael Wagener: The Final Word Part 2 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/30/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 10 seconds
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Michael Wagener: The Final Word Part 1 - Ep460

This week we present part 1 of a special 2 part interview with legendary producer Michael Wagener. Upon his retirement from the music industry in 2021, Michael has graciously granted Decibel Geek his final podcast interview. When you hear the phrase 'the soundtrack of our lives,' no one can lay more claim to it than producer Michael Wagener. His work with such rock greats as Dokken, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Alice Cooper, and tons more is a testament to his talent, professionalism, personality, and direction. His continued work with upcoming artists such as Jax Hollow, Black Smoke Trigger, and more show that he never lost his desire to showcase new talent to the world. The sales of his works top over 90 million albums. He's more than earned this retirement. As you'll hear in this 2 part interview, Michael shares numerous stories and memories from his life and career. From the early influence of the Beatles to his work with Don Dokken that brought him to America to producing classics for legendary bands and his hopes and goals for the future; this is an all-encompassing chat that we're thrilled to bring you. *Please Note* - There is some static interference during the first 5-10 minutes of the interview portion of Part 1 but the conversation is still listenable and clears up soon after. We apologize for this technical difficulty and hope you enjoy this long form chat. We hope you enjoy Michael Wagener: The Final Word Part1 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/19/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Best & Worst of 80's Judas Priest - Ep459

We're back this week to share our thoughts on the classic 80's era of heavy metal legends Judas Priest! Mark Strigl from the Talking Metal podcast joins us as we pick our favorite and least favorite song off each album from British Steel through Ram It Down. Judas Priest had built up their reputation as one of metal's godfather bands with great 70's releases such as Stained Class, Sad Wings of Destiny, and Hellbent for Leather. They'd up the ante in the 1980's with an amazing run of albums and even more success. Singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glen Tipton and KK Downing, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Dave Holland were an astounding group of musicians that would help shape hard rock and heavy metal for many future generations. We had a great time recording this episode and hope you will share YOUR Best & Worst of 80's Judas Priest in the comments below! Please listen, comment, and SHARE with a friend! Catch Mark Strigl on the Talking Metal podcast at https://art19.com/shows/talking-metal. Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/8/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 50 seconds
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Radio Sucks Radio Show October 2021 - Ep458

We're bringing the music back this week as we celebrate the return of the Radio Sucks Radio Show! We've dug deep to bring you some of the best hard rock and metal that's been released in 2021! Are you tired of hearing the same 50 songs on classic rock radio? Well, fret no more as we're loading your ears with a bunch of killer music this week. In this episode, Chris brings several new tunes to the table by artists like Eclipse, The Lucid, The Sonic Overlords, Dirtbag Republic, and The L.A. Maybe. Aaron also brings great new material from Bad Marriage, Sons of Kong, Hammer Down Hard, Sons of Liberty, and Resist & Bite. It's an hour-long block of great rock talk and music. We hope you get turned onto something new this week and SHARE this episode with a friend. Leave your comments/reviews below! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/27/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 17 seconds
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New Noize October 2021 - Ep457

We're back again with all the rock news that's fit to spit with New Noize for October 2021!. There's a lot going on in the rock and metal worlds and we're here to cover it all. On the day of this recording, news broke of David Lee Roth's upcoming retirement. We share our fresh reactions of hearing this news and speculate on what we think is behind it. We're gonna miss you, Diamond Dave! Troy Luccketta recently stepped away from performing with Tesla. In this episode, we talk about the announcement, Frank Hannon's take on the situation, and even attempt to contact Troy himself. Our host network, Pantheon Podcasts, recently announced a deal with The Who's Roger Daltrey for a new podcast that delves into the healing power of music. We share all the details and our thoughts on this great new show. Other stories covered this week include KISS' new Destroyer box set, Rock Festival Chaos, Richie Faulkner's recent health scare, Johnny Ramone's guitar selling for big money and more! We hope you enjoy New Noize for October 2021 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcast Network. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/15/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 48 seconds
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Conversation with Munsey Ricci - Ep456

We're back this week with loads of cool stories about the music business in our Conversation with Munsey Ricci. You may not know his name but you definitely know his work. With a career in the record industry going back nearly 40 years including 30 as the head of Skateboard Marketing, Munsey has helped push countless records to rock radio around the world. If a rock or metal artist has released something in the past 30+ years, chances are good that Munsey was behind its marketing. Seriously, look at his past client roster at https://www.skateboard-marketing.com/pastros.html and see for yourself. Munsey has lots of great memories and stories of working with legendary artists. In this episode we hear about his time working with KISS, Motorhead, Alice Cooper, AC/DC, Metallica, Dio, and tons more. Additionally, he gives us his perspective on how marketing albums to radio has changed over time. It's an interesting insight into a side of the industry that you may not know. We hope you enjoy our Conversation with Munsey Ricci and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/30/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Producer Switch - Ep455

We're back this week with a new concept we think you'll enjoy as we ponder The Producer Switch! A producer can, many times, make or break an album. Sometimes they can bring it to another level and, conversely, can hold back the potential of an album. As rock and metal fans, there are numerous examples of albums we all think could have been improved with a different producer at the helm. With that in mind, this week we're making The Producer Switch. In this episode, we'll switch producers for albums by KISS, Black Sabbath, Enuff Z'nuff, David Lee Roth, Alice Cooper, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, an Ozzy Osbourne. What albums did we pick? What producers are being replaced? You'll have to listen to find out! We want to hear from YOU! What producer switch would you make to your favorite albums and why? Say so in the comments! We hope you enjoy The Producer Switch and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/20/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 48 seconds
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ROCKNPOD Recap & Rockin' Ron Tribute - Ep434

We return this week with a show that will run the gamut of emotions as we present our ROCKNPOD Recap and a tribute to our fallen brother Rockin' Ron Runyon. ROCKNPOD Weekend was definitely a blur but we've had time to reflect. In this episode we'll share are thoughts on the entire weekend. Starting from Friday's preparty concert all the way through the comedy show that closed things out on Sunday, we have a lot to reflect on. Tragically, we recently lost our friend and Decibel Geek TV producer Rockin' Ron Runyon this week after a hard fought battle with cancer. Ron's enthusiam, hard work, and spirit took Decibel Geek to new heights. More importantly, his friendship is going to be missed immensely. We go through some of our favorite Rockin' Ron memories and stories and reflect back on what a blessing he was to so many. Ron was also a huge part of ROCKNPOD and his connection to the event is also discussed. As we mention in the episode, there's a GoFundMe campaign setup for the Runyon family. You can donate to it at https://gofund.me/5d3b7c82. We hope you enjoy our ROCKNPOD Recap & Rockin' Ron Tribute and SHARE with a friend. Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/10/20211 hour, 43 minutes, 14 seconds
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Albums Unleashed Eat 'Em & Smile with Billy Sheehan & Gregg Bissonette - Ep453

We're back this week with another great conversation as Billy Sheehan & Gregg Bissonette reflect on Eat 'Em & Smile. This legendary album by David Lee Roth was released July 7, 1986 and peaked at #4 on the US Billboard charts. More importantly, it was an absolute statement being put forth by the former Van Halen front man that he could still swing for the fences. With a powerful backing band including the rhythm section of Sheehan and Bissonette combined with the guitar acrobatics of Steve Vai, the Eat 'Em & Smile album is loaded with hooks, precision, and the patented tongue-in-cheek lyrics of Roth. It's a true example of rock's dominance in the 80's. This interview was recorded live on-stage at the ROCKNPOD Expo in Nashville, TN on Saturday August 7, 2021. In this discussion, Billy & Gregg give the full backstory of how they hooked up with David Lee Roth, the audition process, album recording and much more. Their stories are incredibly entertaining and we think you'll get a kick out of these two legends reconnecting with each other. We hope you enjoy Albums Unleashed Eat 'Em & Smile with Billy Sheehan & Gregg Bissonette and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/2/202159 minutes, 14 seconds
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Appice Brothers Rock History Talk - Ep452

We finally return with a whopper of an interview. Recorded live at S.I.R. Nashville on August 8th, 2021, we proudly present the Appice Brothers Rock History Talk. This long form discussion, recorded in front of a live audience captures Carmine & Vinny Appice sharing some amazing stories from their careers in the music industry. The chemistry between these two makes for an incredibly entertaining discussion. In this interview you'll get lots of stories of the Appice Brothers career including tales from their upbringing, behind the scenes craziness from the road, and lots of funny and notable moments. Some highlights include stories of the largest crowds they played to, Vinny attempting to "improve" Carmine's hand-me-down drum set, and Vinny's experiences working with John Lennon. That's just the tip of the iceberg. We hope you enjoy the Appice Brothers Rock History Talk and SHARE with a friend! Also, be sure to catch Carmine and Vinny's podcast 'Hangin' & Bangin' on the Pantheon Podcast Network! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/25/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 53 seconds
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Koncert Memories - Ep451

We're back this week to talk about memories of KISS live with Koncert Memories! We know many of you have seen KISS live going all the way back to the glory days of the 70's. However, Aaron and Chris didn't get started until the early 90's. This makes for an interesting discussion as we got into the band at a commercial low-point and got to witness the resurrection of their popularity with the reunion tour in 1996 and all the strange twists and turns that lead us to today. Tours discussed this week include the Hot in the Shade tour, Revenge tour, Bad Boys of KISS tour, Alive Worldwide 96-97 tour, Psycho Circus tour, Farewell tour, World Domination tour, Rock the Nation tour, Alive 35 tour, and End of the Road tour. Additionally, we discuss some Ace Frehley solo shows and notable one-off performances including KISS playing on a floating stage in Nashville in 1994 and the Vinnie Vincent acoustic performance at the 2018 Atlanta KISS Expo. There's a bunch of fun and interesting stories in this episode. We hope you enjoy our Koncert Memories and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts Family Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/16/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 31 seconds
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New Noize July 2021 - Ep450

We're back this week to discuss all the latest happenings in the rock and metal worlds with New Noize July 2021! It's been an interesting past few weeks in the industry and some of our favorite artists have been making news. We've got stories that include Yngwie Malmsteen trying to strangle Graham Bonnet, Sammy Hagar trashing David Lee Roth (again), Judas Priest threatening KK Downing, a song we're all sick of hitting one billion streams on Spotify, Sebastian Bach being a schmuck (again), Black Sabbath looking to spruce up their worst sounding album, The Black Crowes being hypocrites (again), and much, much more! We also give an update on our friend Gary Corbett in his cancer fight (donate to help Gary at https://gofund.me/a291222c), ROCKNPOD updates, an update on our buddy Rockin' Ron Runyon, and more! We hope you enjoy New Noize July 2021 and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/2/202154 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Replacement Singers - Ep449

This week we're covering a topic that certainly seems to rile up a fan base; Replacement Singers. Switching out a front man can be a tricky process. Many times, it does not go well. In fact, the vast majority of the time, the attempt to replace a singer is not successful. There are some cases where it works, though. This week we're gonna talk Replacement Singers; the good AND the bad. There have been some legendary acts that have replaced their front man. From AC/DC to Van Halen to Deep Purple and many others; it's a difficult feat. This week we go through some of the notable lead singer changes. Towards the end we'll each give our Top 5 Best and Top 5 Worst replacement singers. Will we agree? Will we fight? You'll have to listen to find out. Plus, we want to hear YOUR thoughts on this subject. Please list YOUR Top 5 Best and Worst Replacement Singers in the comments! We hope you enjoy The Replacement Singers and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/15/20211 hour, 43 minutes, 18 seconds
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Rock Mag '95 - Ep448

We're back with another fun read-through of metal on the printed page with Rock Mag '95! This week we're thumbing through the May 1995 issue of Metal Edge Magazine. As you probably remember, 1995 was a strange time in the hard rock and metal world and this magazine is proof of that! Grunge was huge by this time but there was a lot going on in the hard rock and metal worlds. This magazine issue is a definite clash of cultures as it covers stories on Pearl Jam, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Skid Row, Biohazard, KIX, Megadeth, Queensrych and loads more. Additionally, we take a look at our favorite parts of these magazines with the mailbag section, question of the month, and outdated advertisements. It's a fun flip-through from a bygone era. What's even better this time is that you can flip through the magazine with us by going to this link https://fliphtml5.com/hqrk/etyi/basic We hope you enjoy Rock Mag '95 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/1/20211 hour, 25 minutes, 26 seconds
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New Noize v15 - KISS Edition - Ep447

We're back to talk all the latest news on the Hottest Band in the Land with New Noize 15 - KISS Edition! After a pretty non-eventful 2020, KISS has ramped up things this year. This week we're gonna touch on some interesting recent news items pertaining to the band. It was recently announced that A&E will air 'Shout It Out Loud,' a four-hour 2-night documentary on the band. The press release seems to make it pretty clear that the story will be mostly told from the perspective of Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. Apparently, original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss declined to be involved in the project. Will this have a negative affect on the documentary? Will it be portrayed as a one-sided history? We share our thoughts on it. Related to the A&E documentary, KISS will do a live performance at the Tribeca Film Festival following a screening of the event. With this being the band's first performance in 2021, what can we expect? Will rarities get played? Will tape roll? Listen and hear our thoughts. There might be more than one KISS movie coming out. A possible biopic is close to production for Netflix. With some big name production people mentioned as well as a tie-in with Universal Music Group, this has the potential for a large budget. However, how the band is portrayed is, once again, at the heart of concern for KISS fans. There's a lot of possibilities with this one and we go over several scenarios. Another new development in the KISS universe is the upcoming Vinnie Vincent May Metal Madness show at S.I.R. Teasing in his press release (ie. group post) that this "could be" the last of these $500 per ticket parties, he promised more spirits, food, fun, and, oh yeah, music at this upcoming event. Will it be the last of these parties? Will salad be served? Will any actual songs be played instead of mindless noodling? We share our theories. Wrapping things up this week is some discussion on a KISS fan-created project that's apparently gone off the rails. A book called Magic: KISS Khronicles started taking pre-orders in 2018. Judging by some sample pages and the author's notable history of knowing the most minute details of rare and live KISS photos, this book seemed to have everything going for it. Fast forward 3 years and the book has still not been delivered and, it appears, keeps getting pushed back another 3 months every 3 months. A lot of buyers are up in arms and wondering where their book or refund is. We talk about this project and it's apparent hurdles in the episode. We hope you enjoy New Noize 15 - KISS Edition - Ep447 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 6 seconds
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Vinny Appice Remembers Holy Diver - Albums Unleashed - Ep446

Legendary drummer Vinny Appice joins us this week to examine the making of Dio's Holy Diver album. Coming off success with Black Sabbath, Ronnie James Dio was in a tough spot. While the band was in a good place professionally, interpersonal relationships were severely hampered. While in Sabbath, Dio was offered a solo record deal and decided to snap it up and bring drummer Vinny Appice with him. What resulted is an absolute masterpiece of metal music. Holy Diver was released May 25, 1983 and immediately gained traction in a growing rock and metal scene. Powered by the singles 'Holy Diver' and 'Rainbow in the Dark,' the album is loaded with timeless songs. The rhythm section of Vinny Appice and Jimmy Bain combined with guitarist Vivian Campbell's soaring leads and Dio's majestic vocals produced an album that sounds as amazing today as it did upon its release. In this discussion Vinny shares his memories of this album and era. From their split with Sabbath to the formation of the band to the recording of the album, you'll hear about it all. There are some great behind the scenes stories in this chat about the making of the album at the legendary Sound City Studios. Additionally, you'll get stories from Vinny about the songwriting and recording process for Holy Diver. The chat wraps up with some other entertaining stories from this era including backward track recording, performing seances, and Ronnie's addiction to....video games. It's a great view into the making of a metal classic. We hope you enjoy Holy Diver - Albums Unleashed and SHARE with a friend! Check out the Hangin' and Bangin' Podcast with Carmine and Vinny Appice at pantheonpodcasts.com/ Check out Vinny's listream on Facebook every Tuesday at https://www.facebook.com/OfficialVinnyAppice Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/30/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 53 seconds
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Carmine Appice Reflects on Blue Murder - Albums Unleashed - Ep445

Legendary drummer Carmine Appice joins us this week to talk all-things Blue Murder in a special Albums Unleashed episode. This chat contains much more than talk on the first album. Carmine gives us the story of how he joined the band, the making of the album, stories of the video shoots, appearing on Weird Al's tv show, touring the album and much, much more! There are some great behind the scenes stories in this episode. From debauchery to drama to recording techniques, you'll get the full Blue Murder story. The Blue Murder debut album has achieved a massive cult following over the years, with its legend growing over time. In this discussion, Carmine shares his thoughts on the legacy of the band, what led to the band's fortunes taking a bad turn, and why it didn't last longer. Carmine also shares an amazing story of how the members of Blue Murder almost became part of Thin Lizzy as well as how a reunion got within months of happening before things went south in 2012. There are many other great stories from Carmine's career in this episode including his connection to John Bonham and how their professional lives intertwined in the early days. We'd like to thank Carmine Appice for sharing the story of Blue Murder this week. Be sure to check out Carmine's podcast 'Hangin' & Bangin' that has Carmine and his brother interviewing other legendary rock musicians and personalities. You can check the podcast out at https://www.artistsonlockdown.com/ We hope you enjoy Blue Murder - Albums Unleashed with Carmine Appice and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/22/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 35 seconds
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Beat the Geek Week - Ep444

We're back this week with the greatest rock trivia game ever; it's Beat the Geek Week! If you don't know, Beat the Geek is the only rock trivia show with eleven questions. Your host Aaron Camaro lines up guests to take on Chris Czynszak (the geek) with brain-busting rock trivia questions. Can they take Chris down? Will Chris mop the floor with them? You'll have to listen to find out! There are some great guest contestants this week. Ken Mills, the podfather and host Podkisst, Cheap Talk with Trick Chat, Pop, and more brings some awesome knowledge to the game this week. Steven Michael from the Growin' Up Rock podcast is no stranger to rock trivia as they regularly have battles on his own show. Additionally, Tyson Leslie of Vixen and the new host of the new Let's Talk Live interview show on Twitch joins us to battle as well. We hope you enjoy Beat the Geek Week and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcast Family Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 39 seconds
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Fresh Blood March 2021 - Ep443

We're back this time to give your ears some modern goodness with Fresh Blood! Anyone touting the long-overwrought 'Rock is Dead' phrase needs to take a listen this week. Aaron and Chris present you with a plethora of fresh rock tunes that'll make you a believer in the future of Rock n' Roll! Artists featured this week include Starmen, Stone Whiskey, Jax Hollow, Minefield, Howling Giant, Blitz, Unknown Refuge, Midnite City, Charge the Atlantic, and The Bad Somethings! It's an hour-plus of new music to rock your day! We hope you enjoy Fresh Blood and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts Family Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/26/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 11 seconds
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New Noize v14 - Ep442

We're back this week to talk all the rock news that's fit to spit with New Noize v14! Some of the new stories covered this week range from the redundant to the bizarre. Gene Simmons is continuing to die on the 'Rock is Dead' hill. He recently doubled down on his comments in an interview. However, when you take a look at the full context of what he's saying, you'll get a different understanding. In related news, Paul Stanley was asked about his KISS partners' comments and has a different take on the subject. We break it all down in this episode. Motley Crue's 'Time for Change' is being used in a new commercial for Delta faucets. Huh? We share the details and our thoughts on Motley's answer to 'We Are the World' in this episode. John Bush was recently asked about his desire to do a tour performing his Anthrax-era material. With things beginning to look hopeful for concerts again, he shares his thoughts on it and we share our thoughts as well this week. Other topics covered in this New Noize episode include Oz Fox's recent brain surgery, Nikki Sixx warning against eBay bootleggers, Journey's 'Don't Stop Believing' hitting over a billion streams on Spotify and much more! We hope you enjoy New Noize v14 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/13/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 54 seconds
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Sensational Seconds - Ep441

After a week of picking favorite debuts, we return to talk about greatest followups with Sensational Seconds! By now, you've most certainly heard of the dreaded "sophomore slum." While that term could be applied to many artist's second attempt, we're digging for the gold this week. There are a ton of great second albums in hard rock and metal history. This week, we're going over an exhaustive list of great second albums. You'll hear discussion of releases by Metallica, Ozzy, KISS, Tesla, Tora Tora, Saigon Kick, and a bunch more! After we get through the list, we try to pick our individual Top 5 choices. Decisions, decisions! Listen along and pick YOUR top 5 choices for greatest follow-up albums! Be sure to put your list in the comments below and let us know what you agree and disagree with of ours! We hope you enjoy Sensational Seconds and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/2/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 17 seconds
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Best Firsts - Ep440

This week we're talking about bands that never topped their debut with Best Firsts! While many legendary bands take a few albums to fully find their footing, there are certain cases where the artist put their best foot forward on their debut album. Bear in mind, these are purely our opinions and your mileage may vary but we feel pretty confident in our picks this week. In this episode we talk about many well-known rock and metal artists and there's no easy way to not spoil it here in these notes. Did we get it right? Are we way off on some of these? Should we have our heads examined after listening to this episode? Listen and comment below and tell us! We also share some new updates on ROCKNPOD Weekend taking place in Nashville August 6-8th. Get your tickets, VIP, podcast registration, and discounted hotel rooms at www.rocknpod.com! We hope you enjoy Best Firsts and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts Family Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/17/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 10 seconds
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Conversation with Ron Keel - Ep439

This week we're joined by Ron Keel for an insightful conversation on his career and future plans. As recently announced, Ron has been added to the roster for ROCKNPOD weekend taking place in Nashville this August. In this conversation, Ron talks about his early days in Nashville. Coming to Music City in 1979, Ron encountered a much different Nashville than the way it is today. In this discussion, he shares stories of what led him to Nashville, the rock scene at the time (or lack thereof), and how he planted roots and founded Steeler. The formation of Steeler would lead Ron and the band to Los Angeles in the early 80's. In this conversation, Ron shares the story of the band's early days, lineup changes, and how he feels about the legacy of the band. Things would go full-circle in 2019 when Ron reunited with several past members of the band at KEELFEST which would take place at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, OH. It was a great way to cap off the history of Steeler. Steeler would give way to the formation of KEEL. The band would ascend the rock ranks through the 80's and work with producers like Mike Varney, Gene Simmons and Michael Wagener. In 1986, Keel won the Best Band of the Year award in the second annual Metal Edge magazine reader's poll, beating such noted bands as Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. Their studio albums 'The Right to Rock,' 'The Final Frontier,' and 'Keel' are celebrated by many hard rock fans. 2010's 'Streets of Rock n' Roll' showed the band could still rock with the best of them. From that first Steeler album to recent releases like “South X South Dakota” and “Fight Like A Band,” Ron Keel’s 35-year career in entertainment has taken him from the concrete jungles of arena rock to the dirt roads of country music. Along the way, he has sold millions of albums and toured the world as both a heavy metal screamer (KEEL, Steeler, and a brief encounter with Black Sabbath) and a southern rock/outlaw country artist (with dozens of songs in major films and TV shows). For the past two decades, the Metal Cowboy has combined both genres, establishing a style and a persona which captures the heart and personality of this self-proclaimed rock n’ roll outlaw. In this conversation, Ron talks about the great connection he has with his fans. His following spans generations and he regularly interacts with them through his Patreon content which is uploaded constantly. He also shares some details of an upcoming album that he's working on as songs continue to flow. Additionally, Ron hosts his longtime radio show 'Streets of Rock n' Roll' and 'The Ron Keel Podcast,' both of which feature tons of great music and great interviews. We had a great time talking to Ron Keel this week and look forward to seeing him at ROCKNPOD in Nashville this August! Get all-things-Ron-Keel at www.ronkeel.com! We hope you enjoy our Conversation with Ron Keel and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek Podcast is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts Family Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/9/202153 minutes, 53 seconds
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New York Rocks with Tony Mann - Ep438

This week we're taking a bite out of the Big Apple as Tony Mann joins to tell us why New York Rocks! Tony is a man of many talents; musician, author, filmmaker, designer, and writer. He started attending rock shows in New York City back in the early 70's. Over the years, Tony formed a bond with many artists that would go on to become legendary. With the recent passing of Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls, it's a good time to delve into this subject. New York RocksTony Mann was close to Sylvain and has many great stories to share about the history of the Dolls, Sylvain as a person, and much more. Tony also shares his experiences and friendship with the late, great Dee Dee Ramone. Of course, we couldn't do a New York rock episode without including KISS. In this discussion, Tony shares his memories of KISS' early days, how they fit into the scene, and personal interactions with the members of the band. There's so much more to talk to Tony about in the future so, rest assured, he'll be returning in a future episode. Be sure to check out Tony's book Lost Rockers as well! We hope you enjoy New York Rocks with special guest Tony Mann and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/28/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 14 seconds
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New Noize 13 - Ep437

We're back this week to deliver all the news that's fit to spit with New Noize 13! So far, 2021 has been an active year for rock and metal news. In this episode we talk about some of the notable stories that have taken place recently. Def Leppard recently launched an online museum for their fans. This site contains images of passes, stage worn gear, photographs, and tons more from their entire career. Best of all, it's actually free. We take a look at the Def Leppard Vault and share our thoughts on it and how it is a great template that other bands should be using for fan interaction. Some exciting reissues are on the horizon from the Ronnie James Dio era of Black Sabbath. Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules are getting the deluxe treatment and contain some cool bonus tracks. We talk about this cool reissue. Gene Simmons recently partnered with Gibson Guitars for a set of new guitars and basses as well as upcoming digital content. We break it all down in this episode. Legendary label owner Marsha Zazula passed recently. The co-founder of Megaforce Records was an integral part of opening the door to loads of great acts from the 80's. James Hetfield recently released a statement in tribute to Marsha and we discuss that. Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine recently revealed the working title for the next studio album. What is it? What do we think of it? You'll have to listen to find out. Don Dokken recently had some criticism of the new project from former band mates Jeff Pilson and George Lynch. In this episode we talk about those comments and read Jeff's response to them. Other notable news stories we touch on include Scott Rockenfield, Suspect208, Goran Edmond on Yngwie's treatment of the band, and how Elton John might be trying to ruin rock music (it'll make sense when you listen). We hope you enjoy New Noize 13 and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Proud part of Pantheon Podcasts. Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/19/202158 minutes, 32 seconds
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Best of 2020 - Ep436

We kick off the new year with a look and listen back at our favorite albums from the past year with Best of 2020! While last year absolutely sucked for the world, it didn't stop the release of tons of great rock and metal music. By our count, there were over 80 albums released in 2020 that deserved our attention. We've poured over them all and narrowed it down to our Top 15 each. In this episode, you'll hear clips from 30 albums released in 2020 and get an explanation of why we chose them. Lots of legendary acts released new material in 2020. We got new music from the likes of AC/DC, Ace Frehley, Marilyn Manson, Blue Oyster Cult, Bon Jovi, Stryper, Armored Saint and more. Several "supergroup" type projects were released by Revolution Saints, Dirty Shirley, Sons of Apollo, Black Swan, and Tokyo Motor Fist to name a few. Some longtime metal acts returned to the scene with new material such as Primal Fear, Annihilator, Cirith Ungol, Testament and Alcatrazz. Younger bands emerged in 2020 with fresh material such as Massive Wagons, Electric Mob, Speed Stroke, Red City Radio, Prowess, and more. As you can see, we had a lot to choose from. Check out our Top 15 in this episode and tells us YOUR list in the comments section below. We'd love to hear yours! We hope you enjoy Best of 2020 - Ep436 and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek Podcast is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/9/20212 hours, 16 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Best and Worst of 70's Judas Priest - Ep435

We're closing out 2020 with special guest Julian Gill as we talk The Best and Worst of 70's Judas Priest! The Metal God, Rob Halford, and his band of brothers started kicking our asses all the way back in 1974 and continue to do so today. While the vast majority of their catalog is considered essential, the first 5 albums hold a special place in our hearts. In this week's episode we discuss our thoughts on Rocka Rolla (1974), Sad Wings of Destiny (1976), Sin after Sin (1977), Stained Class (1978), and Killing Machine / Hellbent for Leather (1978). These albums would influence countless musicians around the world and help foster the arrival of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal and, later, Thrash Metal. Their importance can't be understated. Picking a Best & Worst track on each of these albums was no small feat and there were some definite differences of opinion in this discussion. We'd love to hear YOUR picks in the comments section below! We thank the awesome Julian Gill for joining us this week and hope you will SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts family. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/31/20201 hour, 1 minute, 27 seconds
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Rhythm Section Draft - Ep434

We're back this week to pick our favorite bass and drum combos with our Rhythm Section Draft! While the singer and guitarist tend to get the most fanfare in bands, there's nothing like a groove being laid down by the bass and drums. When this unit is locked in, it can produce magical results. The rock genre has been home to some amazing rhythm sections from the 60's on. With so many to choose from, we go back and forth and pick our choices. 20 total picks are made (10 for each of us). We think you'll agree with some picks and probably be infuriated with others. Got an idea of YOUR Top 10 rhythm sections? List them below in the comments! We hope you enjoy our Rhythm Section Draft and SHARE with a friend! Decibel Geek is a proud member of Pantheon Podcasts Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/16/20201 hour, 1 minute, 25 seconds
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The Pantheon of Rock - Ep433

We have a big announcement this week in an episode we're calling The Pantheon of Rock! In the nearly ten year history of Decibel Geek, we've been approached by several podcasting networks. While the offers were tempting, we've always shied away. However, we recently were approached by the Pantheon Podcast Network and, after a productive conference call and the possibilities of growing the show and offering more to our listeners, we've accepted their invite. This week Pantheon Podcast Network founders Christian Swain and Peter Ferioli join us to talk about Decibel Geek joining the network. Additionally, you'll hear more about the network and the great collection of music podcasts that are a part of it including our friends at Rock and/or Roll, The Hustle, Should It Out Loudcast, and many more. The network also has great shows by rock author Martin Popoff and the legendary Pamela DesBarres among many others. Christian and Peter also share some entertaining stories of their musical background including concert memories. Our involvement with Pantheon will not a change a thing for the Decibel Geek listeners. We still have free reign to do the show that we want to do and we look forward to working with them in the future to improve your experience as well as to interact with the other shows on the network. Check out all the great shows that Pantheon has to offer at http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ We hope you enjoy The Pantheon of Rock and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/3/202056 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Best and Worst of Motley Crue - Ep432

We're joined by Wally "Gator" Norton of the CGCM Podcast this week as we discuss The Best and Worst of Motley Crue! It's hard to believe that in the nearly 40 year history of this legendary Hollywood-bred band that only 9 proper studio albums exist from them. This week your three hosts pick their favorite and least favorite tracks from each Motley studio album. Starting and 1981's 'Too Fast for Love' and going all the way through 2008's 'Saints of Los Angeles,' there's a lot to cover. Additionally, you'll get our stories of how we discovered Motley Crue, concert experiences, record store purchases, and much more! It's a fun ride through the discography of one of the most notorious rock bands ever! We hope you enjoy The Best and Worst of Motley Crue and SHARE with a friend! Please leave YOUR choices for these albums in the comments below! Decibel Geek Podcast is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcast Network. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/27/20201 hour, 40 minutes, 57 seconds
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New Noize v12 - Ep431

We're back this week to cover all the rock news that's fit to spit with New Noize v12! In a dark, crazy year there's still some interesting stuff going on in the rock and metal world and we're here to talk about it! AC/DC has electrified the music world again with the release of Power Up; a 12 track slab of new rock for your ears. This album has been getting rave reviews across the world. What do we think about it? Is it among the band's best? Listen and find out as we review the record. Wolfgang Van Halen made headlines this week in a series of interviews amidst the release of two new tracks; 'The Distance' is a touching tribute to his recently departed father Eddie. The accompanying video has helped raise Kleenex stock all over the world. Another track, 'You're to Blame' shows some diversity from the rising star; using the moniker Mammoth WVH. We share our thoughts on the songs as well as what we think of the revelations brought out during these new interviews. Other topics covered this week include new and upcoming releases from Alice Cooper, Armored Saint, LA Guns, Jesper Binzer, Soul Station, and Jason Bieler among others. We also touch on our thoughts on the upcoming Stryper livestream in which they'll perform the entire new 'Even the Devil Believes' album. Additionally, we'll talk about Rob Halford's 10 favorite albums and the recent discount vinyl sale at Walmart and how we think it affects smaller record stores. All that and a bunch more is covered this week on New Noize v12. Listen, enjoy, and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/20/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 55 seconds
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Our Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Part 2 - Ep430

We're back this week to present Our Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Part Two! If you thought last week's list was wacky, wait til you hear this! This week we're going from 2000-present. Like last week, we look at the list of official inductees from the Rock Hall and make our picks by comparison. Drawing on what bands were eligible each year, you can imagine how much different our list is from the official one. Of course, it's way better! Let us know what you think of our picks and make your own in the comments below! We hope you enjoy Our Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Part Two and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 57 seconds
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Our Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Part One - Ep429

This week we give our take on a pretty divisive topic in music fandom as we present Our Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Part One! The good people at HBO reached out to us to help spread the word on the 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony taking place November 7th on HBO Max. Inductees this year include Nine Inch Nails, The Doobie Brothers, and T-Rex among others. With that said, we decided why not give OUR take on who we would have picked among those eligible over the years. Our Rock & Roll Hall of Fame This week we're tackling the inductee list from 1986 through 1999. In this episode, we're looking at who got in as well as who was eligible and stating what the Hall of Fame got right and correcting what we think they got wrong. If you're a regular listener of the show, you can imagine how different our lists are. Take a listen and play along with us! Additionally, you can WIN a free blu-ray copy of Doobie Brothers - Live from the Beacon Theatre. We've got 8 of them to give away! Just listen to find out how you can win! Pain and beauty. Rebellion and unity. Noise and harmony. Celebrate the history of music with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Inductions, honoring Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., and T. Rex. Streaming November 7 on HBOMAX. Full info at https://www.hbo.com/specials/rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame We hope you enjoy Our Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Part One and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/5/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 54 seconds
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Rock Mag '87 - Ep428

We return this week with a blast from the past with Rock Mag '87. In the 80's, one of the only sources of rock news and information were magazines. Rock magazine titans of the 80's included Metal Edge, Circus, and Hit Parader. In June of 1987, Hit Parader released their supersized anniversary issue. Featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads on the cover, this giant issue is a great time capsule of a magical time in rock and metal music. In this episode, we scan through the magazine and share our thoughts on several of the stories. Some of the news items, rumors, and letters to the editor are pretty entertaining in hindsight. Topics covered include Steven Pearcy, Whitesnake, Autograph, Black Sabbath, David Lee Roth, KIX, Ace Frehley, Megadeth, Rob Halford, Eric Carr, and tons more! We hope you enjoy Rock Mag '87 and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/27/20202 hours, 13 minutes, 59 seconds
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KISS and Philosophy - Ep427

We're getting cerebral this week while talking about the hottest band in the land as we chat with the authors of KISS and Philosophy; a book that seeks to enlighten you in a rock and roll way. On the surface, you'd probably think that KISS songs are simply about groupies and having fun. To a point, you'd be right. However, as this book seeks to prove, there are a lot of poignant statements made throughout KISS' lyrical history. Editor Court Lewis and contributor Matt Alschbach (along with others) provide an interesting case study in the ways that KISS' music parallels philosophy by Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and more. Don't worry, this is no stuffy read; it's written for the layman and carries some great humor throughout. Plus, these guys are died-in-the-wool KISS fans and you'll get lots of cool nuggets throughout. In this discussion, Matt and Court share their personal KISStories as well as help explain the main points of the book. We had a great time talking to these guys and know you will enjoy listening.  You can pick up KISS and Philosophy: Wiser Than Hell at most major book retailers or direct from Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/KISS-Philosophy-Popular-Culture/dp/0812694910 We hope you enjoy our talk on KISS and Philosophy and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/14/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 23 seconds
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Remembering EVH - Ep426

With the sad news this week of a legends passing, this week we are Remembering EVH. Eddie Van Halen passed away from cancer this week at age 65. The news shook the world impacted us personally. To help process this information, we decided to go live on Youtube and Facebook. It was a cathartic chat between ourselves and several guests that joined us. Additionally, a large number of viewers shared their thoughts in the comments; many of which we reacted to. Guests that joined us for this live tribute included Bakko from Cobras and Fire Podcast, JTB from JTB's Groovy Record Room, Ian Wadley, Rockin' Ron Runyon from Decibel Geek TV, Greg Mangus, and Toddzilla. The void left by Eddie Van Halen is impossible to fill but we're appreciative of the decades of amazing music he left behind. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time. We hope you enjoy the replay of our livestream of Remembering EVH and share with a friend. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/8/20201 hour, 39 minutes, 28 seconds
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Conversation with Phil Shouse - Ep425

This week we welcome back one of our favorite people to the show as we have a Conversation with Phil Shouse! As many know, Phil is one of the founders of Thee Rock n' Roll Residency here in Nashville. You also probably know that he's a member of both the Gene Simmons Band and the Ace Frehley Band. You may even know that Phil recently became a member of ACCEPT. What you might not know is that Phil has entered the world of podcasting/content creation! Shouse Rules recently launched on Youtube and is a welcome addition to our community. In this episode Phil gives us his thoughts on appearing on the new Ace Frehley album Origins Vol. 2 from eOne. The members of Ace's band including Phil, Ryan Cook, Jeremy Asbrock and drummer Paul Simmons perform a scorching version of 'She' by KISS. We got the breakdown of how the song was chosen as well as the story behind the recording. Additionally, with Phil's recent addition to German legends ACCEPT, he shares his story of how he was brought into the fold as well as an update on the upcoming album which promises to be killer. Other topics covered this week include Status Quo, the new album by Thee Rock n' Roll Residency, and a recent ghostly encounter that Phil had at his apartment. It's a fun talk that we know you'll dig. Also, Phil takes on Chris in another round of Beat the Geek! Check it out! We hope you enjoy our Conversation with Phil Shouse and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/1/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 23 seconds
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New Noize 11 - Ep424

This week we're joined by special guest Ian Wadley to talk all the rock news that's fit to spit with New Noize 11! This is a mega-long, alcohol-fueled deep dive into a ton of rock and metal news so strap in! In this edition, we'll discuss news stories such as a possile new AC/DC album, the new Ace Frehley album Origins Vol.2, the recent death of Lee Kerslake, and tons more! Ian also shares some news about the status of the Diabolus in Podcastica podcast. Other topics include Every Mother's Nightmare, Blue Oyster Cult, Marilyn Manson, Sammy Hagar, Tommy Lee, Sevendust, Smashing Pumpkins, Accept, Alice Cooper, L.A. Guns, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Rob Halford, and a great story from Aaron on the unifying power of Heavy Metal. It's nearly 3 hours of news, discussion, and laughs! We hope you enjoy New Noize 11 and SHARE with a friend! More New Noize HERE! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/24/20202 hours, 54 minutes, 41 seconds
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Reverse Beat the Geek Week - Ep423

We're back again to tease your brain and test your metal with Reverse Beat the Geek Week! Reverse? Well, this time we're switching it up as Chris Czynszak hosts the festivities this time as three DBG VIPs from Patreon take on Aaron Camaro in the only game show that goes to eleven! Will Aaron claim the new crown? Will the contestants beat our favorite Wisconsin metalhead? Will Chris have any idea how to come up with decent questions? You'll have to listen to find out! Want to be a contestant on a future Beat the Geek episode? To be eligible, all you have to do is become a DBG VIP on Patreon for as little as $1.00! Head to www.patreon.com/decibelgeek to get signed up today! Plus, you'll get lots of great bonus audio content including The Chris & Aaron Show as well as Torpedo Dudes; a KISS podcast! We hope you enjoy Reverse Beat the Geek Week and SHARE with a friend! More Beat the Geek HERE Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/16/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 35 seconds
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Conversation with Mike Fraser - Ep422

This week we bring you our in-depth chat with producer & engineer Mike Fraser. Mike's credit list is a Who's Who of rock and metal music. In this conversation, we talk to Mike about many of his notable projects. Getting his start at the legendary Little Mountain Studios in Vancouver in the early 80's, Mike Fraser was in good company right away; working with such production greats as Bob Rock and Bruce Fairbairn among many others. From his early days working on projects such as Rush's Exit...Stage Left, Brian Adams' Reckless, and Loverboy's Notorious, Mike got his feet wet quickly on quality albums. Things would go up a notch in 1987 with Aerosmith's Permanent Vacation. Fraser, Rock, and Fairbairn would collaborate on the making of this comeback album from the Bad Boys from Boston. In this episode, Mike shares some cool behind the scenes stories about making of the album and working with the members of the band during big change in their lives. Mike also reflects on the making of the Pump album that would come out in 1989 and how the experience differed from the previous one. Another pair of albums of great interest to Decibel Geek listener are from the short-lived supergroup Blue Murder. In this conversation, Mike shares his thoughts on working with the band and his opinion on its material. Additionally, Mike Fraser has worked on 5 AC/DC albums starting with 1989's The Razors Edge. In this chat, Mike discusses what it's like working for such a legendary band, their personalities, and more. There have been rumors that AC/DC have recently been in Vancouver working on an album. Does Mike shed any light on these rumors? We asked, you'll have to listen to hear his answer. Other artists discussed include Dan Reed Network, Bad English, The Cult, Thunder, Coverdale/Page, Dio, Metallica and more! We truly thank Mike Fraser for joining us this week and can't wait to have him back on in the future! We hope you enjoy our Conversation with Mike Fraser and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/10/20201 hour, 30 minutes, 46 seconds
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Brush with Greatness - Ep421

We try out something new as some of friends share their stories of a Brush with Greatness! In today's world of pre-planned, prepaid meet and greets, it's hard to find very many memorable stories of encounters with artists. This new series endeavors to talk to friends of ours that had genuine encounters (good and bad) with the artists. Joining us first today is voiceover artist and radio deejay Jeff Cecil. Jeff goes way back with Aaron Camaro to his radio days in the 90's. In this talk, Jeff and Aaron reflect on the old days and talk about run-ins with William Duvall of Alice in Chains, Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch, and David Lee Roth among others. Up next is drummer Richie Rivera. Richie is a veteran gun-f0r-hire who also plays for Janet Gardner (formerly of Vixen). Richie truly brought it this week with a truly entertaining story about a meeting with Rick James. It must be heard to be believed! Rounding out today's show is music industry member and publicist Dave Tedder. Today, Dave shares a story going back to the 80's that involves a chance meeting with Dokken in Germany and how it relates to their video for 'In My Dreams.' Pretty interesting stuff! *Note* - If you think YOU have a great story that could be shared of your Brush with Greatness, be sure to leave the name of the artist involved in the comments section! You never know, you might be on a future episode! We hope you enjoy Brush with Greatness and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/2/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 28 seconds
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Beat the Geek Week - Ep420

We're back this week with a fan-favorite as it's Beat the Geek Week! Originally launched during The Quarantine Sessions, this game show that goes to eleven quickly gained in popularity among Decibel Geek listeners. Your host Aaron Camaro brings some of the most brain busting rock trivia questions imaginable and this week is no exception. This week 3 of our DBG VIPs from Patreon take on Chris in Beat the Geek. Brian Ingbretsen, Paul Korn, and Rockin' Ron Runyon try to unseat the Geek! Did they pull it off? Did Chris defend his title? You'll have to listen to find out! Beat the Geek Week   Additionally, we announce this week that Beat the Geek will be a featured part of Decibel Geek TV Live coming soon to Youtube and Facebook! DBG VIPs from Patreon will be eligible to become contestants. Become a DBG VIP for as little as $1. Join us at www.patreon.com/decibelgeek. We hope you enjoy Beat the Geek Week and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/27/20201 hour, 38 minutes, 51 seconds
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Camaro's Cutout Bin - Ep419

This week we're back with the third installment of Camaro's Cutout Bin! What is Camaro's Cutout Bin? Our host-with-the-most, Aaron Camaro, has a penchant for digging for musical gold in the form of CD's. He regularly combs through record stores, thrift stores, yard sales, etc for great rock and metal. He sometimes finds great stuff from classic bands but often finds relatively obscure bands of which many may have missed the boat. The band name, album name, or cover may speak to him as something that potentially "rocks." What are the results? Listen this week and find out if these ten selected albums made the cut! In this edition of the cutout bin, you'll hear tracks from Electric Frankenstein, Penicillin, Two-Bit Thief, Jesse's Powertrip, The Power Trio from Hell, The Camaros, Jet Circus, Ambush, and Radiovipers. Aaron and Chris go over the bands, their stories, and check out some of the music. Does it rock? Did it make Aaron's playlist? You'll have to listen to find out! We hope you enjoy Camaro's Cutout Bin vol3 and SHARE with a friend! Other Camaro's Cutout Bin episodes HERE Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/20/20201 hour, 55 minutes, 12 seconds
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ebay Treasure Hunt - Ep418

We're taking things outside the box this week as we go on an ebay Treasure Hunt! Rock music and memorabilia collecting is as popular as ever these days with fans shelling out big bucks for stage worn items, autographed items, rare posters, and lots more. This week we're taking to ebay in search of some of the highest priced items from our favorite rock and metal artists! Searches for high-dollar items include artists such as KISS, Alice Cooper, Metallica, Thin Lizzy, Ramones, Faster Pussycat, Danzig, Black Sabbath, and Motley Crue. You won't believe some of the prices that are being asked! Additionally, this leads to a discussion of the rampant amount of counterfeit autographs and collectibles that permeates the online marketplace. We hope you enjoy our ebay Treasure Hunt and SHARE with a friend! Let us know what some of YOUR most prized collectibles are in the comments below! Show and Tell! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/13/20201 hour, 45 minutes, 13 seconds
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New Noize v10 - Ep417

We're back this week to talk about all the rock news that's fit to spit with New Noize v10! There's definitely been some wacky and interesting news in the rock world in recent weeks and we're going to break it all down for you and give our unfiltered opinions!   Several relevant KISS-related stories and rumors have been in the ether recently. In this episode we'll touch on the new single from Ace Frehley's upcoming Origins Vol 2 as well as a cache of personal ephemera of the Spaceman's being sold by a bitter ex; yikes! Also, Vinnie Vincent made an announcement to his private following, yet it still got leaked out. Is it bizarre? What do you think? We share our thoughts and predictions.   Other topics covered this week include Chris Jericho vs Sebastian Bach, new Overkill album updates, discussion of the new Enuff Z'nuff album and why Steve Gorman may have penned the greatest rock bio ever.   Additionally, we talk the upcoming Ellefson 'No Cover' album, Ron Keel covering Dio-era Sabbath, Lars Ulrich defending the St. Anger snare drum sound (blech), and much more!   We hope you enjoy New Noize v10 and SHARE with a friend!   Contact Us!   Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel!   Support Us!   Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn   Become a VIP Subscriber!   Click HERE for more info! Comment Below   Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/6/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 49 seconds
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Raised on KISS - Ep416

With our scheduled guest unable to join us we decide to kick back, drink a few, and talk about how we were Raised on KISS! In this discussion we share some stories from throughout our personal KISStory. From being ostracized by fellow students to concert memories to remembering where we were during landmark moments in the band's history, it's funny and revealing. We even learned a few things about each other. What are some of YOUR memorable moments of being Raised on KISS? We'd love to hear them so leave yours in the comments section! We hope you enjoy this last episode for KISSmas in July for this year and SHARE with a friend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/30/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 57 seconds
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KISS Top 10 Bottom 10 - Ep415

We welcome back Bakko from the Cobras and Fire podcast to join us as we list our KISS Top 10 Bottom 10! In addition to his hosting duties, Bakko has been a longtime writer for the Decibel Geek website. Recently, he put out an article ranking every song in the KISS catalog; not an easy feat! As with most lists, it's reflective of the writer's personal take and we had our share of differences with his list. So, we figured the best way to rectify the situation was to bring him on and give our Top 10 and Bottom 10 KISS songs while going over his list as well. Would we agree? Would there be verbal bashing? Honestly, due to the amount of beer consumed in this episode, we don't really remember! Additionally, Bakko takes on Chris in a rematch of Beat the Geek hosted by Aaron Camaro! Did Chris get embarrassed? Did Bakko get crowned? As said previously, we don't remember so join us and find out! We hope you enjoy KISS Top 10 Bottom 10 and SHARE with a friend! Merry KISSmas in July! More KISSmas Content HERE Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/24/20202 hours, 19 minutes, 1 second
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Road Stories with Barry Ackom - Ep414

Former KISS guitar tech Barry Ackom joins us this week to share some incredible KISS Road Stories! Hired on to work for the band during the Alive! tour, Barry would pull double duty doing guitar tech work for both Paul Stanley and Ace Frehley. His tenure with The Hottest Band in the Land lasted through Alive II around 1978. Barry had a front row seat to the fast ascent of KISS and was a part of numerous landmark moments in the band's zenith. We barely scratched the surface in this entertaining chat but touch on topics such as the sold out 3 night run at Cobo Hall in 1976, the Anaheim Stadium show, the making of Destroyer, and KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park! Other subjects covered include a hilarious story of a barefoot Ace Frehley in Sweden, Ace getting shocked in Lakeland, Florida, and the subsequent use of wireless gear. Also, Barry shares how his Chicago-area band Lois Lane was almost a farm club for KISS replacement members. It's an hour-plus of great stories told by a man that witnessed the magic of KISS first-hand. We hope you enjoy Road Stories with Barry Ackom and SHARE with a friend Merry KISSmas in July! Other KISSMAS in July Episodes HERE Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/14/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Quarantine Sessions Vol16 - Ep413

We kick off KISSmas in July with a special KISS-themed version of The Quarantine Sessions! This week we're joined by host of the InObscuria Podcast Kevin Williams! Aside from his podcasting duties, Kevin is a member of The Swear. The band will release 'The Clinic and the Sane' on July 17th and you'll get a sneak peak in this episode!   As always, we're answering YOUR listener-submitted questions/topics and Kevin is along for the ride. Subjects discussed include a KISSmas album, KISS saves Santa on Family Guy, Animalize, Vinnie Vincent Invasion, Crazy Nights, Eric Carr, a rumored 1988 reunion, and much more!   Rounding things out, Kevin takes on Chris in another rousing edition of Beat the Geek hosted by Aaron Camaro! Did Kevin lay the smackdown? You'll have to listen to find out!   Check out the new album by The Swear at https://ingroov.es/the-clinic-and-the?fbclid=IwAR2_2SHHlWOKajUEOK6YqcEj19LtGFVbgeixaJpbp1F1tcRyu0STr9pSHvs   We hope you enjoy The Quarantine Sessions Vol16 - Ep413 and SHARE with a friend!   Contact Us!   Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel!   Support Us!   Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show!   Stream Us!   Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn   Become a VIP Subscriber!   Click HERE for more info! Comment Below   Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/9/20202 hours, 21 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Quarantine Sessions Vol15 - Ep412

Author and host of The Classic Metal Show Chris Akin joins us this week for The Quarantine Sessions Vol15! The Classic Metal Show has been in existence for over 25 year and, in that time, entertained and offended a lot of people.   There are no punches pulled and opinions are doled out mercilessly. Chris Akin's background in radio pushed him into the field of "new media" in the 90's and has led to the success of the CMS to this day. Also of note, are Chris' many books on the subject of rock and metal. You can follow past and future book releases at https://www.facebook.com/chrisakinbooks/https://www.facebook.com/chrisakinbooks/   In this week's Quarantine Sessions Vol15, Chris Akin joins us to answer YOUR listener-submitted questions. Topics touched on this week include Frank Zappa, Hulk Hogan, Woodstock, favorite actors, Pringles, Bret Michaels stories, games shows, Deftones, box sets, crazy concert stories, Nu-Metal, terrible opening acts, drinking songs, Nita Strauss and much more!   Rounding things off is another rousing edition of Beat the Geek hosted by Aaron Camaro! Did Chris Akin dethrone Chris Czynszak? You'll have to listen to find out!   We hope you enjoy The Quarantine Sessions Vol15 and SHARE with a friend!   Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/3/20201 hour, 59 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Quarantine Sesssions Vol14 - Ep411

Ralph Viera (aka Dr. Fukk) joins us this week for The Quarantine Sessions Vol14! Known for many things including the bands Thrash or Die and Combat as well as the AlmostHuman56 Youtube channel and, previously, The Rock & Metal Combat podcast, Ralph has blazed quite a trail in the rock and podcasting worlds. With over 17,000 subscribers and over 10 million views, his AlmostHuman56 Youtube channel has become a go-to for rock and metal fans all over the world. In this episode of the Quarantine Sessions, Ralph joins us to answer YOUR listener-submitted questions. Topics this week include KISS producers, favorite Cheap Trick albums, RATT records, Rush, Judas Priest, rock band t-shirts, Cliff Burton, Dokken, Nazareth, Hulk Hogan movies, the Traveling Wilburys, The Cure, Music from the Elder, and tons more! And, as always, we wrap things up with another round of Beat the Geek hosted by Aaron Camaro! Did Ralph get the best of Chris? You'll have to listen to find out! We hope you enjoy The Quarantine Sessions Vol14 and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/24/20202 hours, 22 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Quarantine Sessions Vol13 - Ep410

The Canadian Heartbreaker, Lee McCormack joins us this week for The Quarantine Sessions Vol13! Aside from his hosting duties at the Tramps Like Us: A Bruce Springsteen podcast, Lee is also a working musician. With a significant background in Rockabilly music and a style all his own, Lee wears his influences on his sleeve. If you dig The Stray Cats, Johnny Cash, and The Clash (among others), you'll really love Lee's music. His new 7" single 'Train to Heartbreak' is available on most streaming platforms as well as on pressed vinyl. You can get full details at www.moonviolet.com. As always, we're answering YOUR submitted questions and Lee joins in on the insanity. Topics include Riverdogs, CD collecting, KISS as Sesame Street characters, cruise ship gigs, pie, Bruce Springsteen songs, Rocky vs Rambo, favorite Overkill albums, Raging Slab, and much more! Lee also takes on Chris in another round of Beat the Geek hosted by Aaron Camaro! Did Lee emerge victorious? You'll have to listen to find out! Also, be sure to check out Aaron and Chris on the Cassius Morris show at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taXwc7dTDuo&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR03JpaZ-UZMTSH51dnke3U4LOW_tcjychZb6fAivHAqZyozr2VzRYf1t18 We hope you enjoy The Quarantine Sessions Vol13 and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/17/20202 hours, 10 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Quarantine Sessions Vol12 - Ep409

Eightball vocalist David Bush is our special guest this week for The Quarantine Sessions Vol12! Eightball's new album Love Struck will be released in June of 2020. You can get more information at https://www.eightballrocks.com/.   As always, we're answering YOUR listener-submitted questions. Topics covered this week include Wrathchild America, female rock guitarists, Dr. Seuss, Friday the 13th movies, movie soundtracks, RATT selling insurance, 90's Metallica, Iron Maiden eras, Rush albums, Black Sabbath, DIO guitar players, and much more!   Additionally, David will take on Chris in another round of Beat the Geek; the game show hosted by Aaron Camaro! Did David unseat Chris?? You'll have to listen to find out!   We hope you enjoy The Quarantine Sessions Vol12 and SHARE with a friend!   Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/20201 hour, 59 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Quarantine Sessions Vol11 - Ep408

We're joined by a Decibel Geek legend this week as Shane "The Mooger Fooger" Paisley joins us for The Quarantine Sessions Vol11! If you've listened to Decibel Geek for any amount of time you're more than familiar with The Mooger Fooger as he's named pretty much every week during our Geeks of the Week segment. Who is this mystery man and how did he get his name? Listen and find out! As always, we're answering your submitted questions. Topics covered this week include our thoughts on the recent passing of Bob Kulick, time-travel concerts, Deep Purple, Judas Priest, Dial MTV, Bill & Ted soundtracks, Mutt Lange, guitar bodies, concert home videos, pizza, and tons more! And closing things out, Mooger Fooger vs Chris Czynszak in another exciting round of Beat the Geek hosted by Aaron Camaro! We hope you enjoy The Quarantine Sessions Vol11 - Ep408 and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/20202 hours, 32 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Quarantine Sessions Vol10 - Ep407

Rock photographer Mike G of MDG Rock Photography joins us this week for The Quarantine Sessions Vol10! Mike has been a staff photographer for many years and has taken some amazing live shots of many rock icons. You can check out his work at www.mdgrockphotography.com as well as the Decibel Geek Instagram account.   This week we touch on a myriad of topics including supergroups, favorite rock photographs, country acts covering rock songs, bands that inspired our love of rock, Ace Frehley's solo career, authors, video games, rock mascots, Winger's Purple Haze cover, and tons more!   Also, Aaron Camaro returns to host another round of Beat the Geek! Did Mike beat Chris? You'll have to listen to find out! We hope you enjoy The Quarantine Sessions Vol10 and SHARE with a friend!   Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/29/20202 hours, 8 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Quarantine Sessions Vol9 - Ep406

We're doing the KISS thing again this week with special guest Andrew Sgambati for The Quarantine Sessions Vol9! Andrew recently released his new KISS fan film One Last Time Live from New York City The Movie!   This part documentary / part concert film is an inside journey into the KISS End of the Road tour. While the movie is focused on the current tour, it's so much more. The movie also touches on Andrew's personal KISStory; going back to the beginning of his fandom in 1988. You can watch the movie for FREE on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hDIvQSYrwY   As per usual with The Quarantine Sessions, we're taking YOUR questions. This week, all the questions are KISS-related. You guys submitted a ton of great questions and we got to as many as time would allow.  With so much KISS to focus on, we had to forgo Beat the Geek this week but it WILL return next week. We hope you enjoy The Quarantine Sessions Vol9 and SHARE with a friend!   Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/21/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Quarantine Sessions Vol8 - Ep405

It's our craziest episode yet as Rockin' Ron Runyon from Decibel Geek TV joins us for The Quarantine Sessions Vol8! If you aren't aware, Rockin' Ron has been capturing glorious live footage of your favorite bands for years. That footage is distributed via Decibel Geek TV on Youtube. Additionally, Ron has created some amazing enhanced versions of some of your favorite Decibel Geek episodes. It's all available at Decibel Geek TV. Please go there and subscribe, won't you? This episode goes off the rails in the best way as we answer YOUR listener questions while imbibing in our favorite spirits. Subjects covered this week include AXL/DC, Extreme, Paw, and Skid Row. Also, we talk about how we approach potential guests, Lizzy Borden, and lip-synching. Other topics include Saigon Kick, thrash metal, and Ozzy Osbourne. As always, we finish things off with another round of Beat the Geek; the weekly trivia show hosted by Aaron Camaro! Did Ron take out Chris? Honestly, it's hard to remember. Take a listen and find out for yourself! We hope you enjoy this alcohol-soaked episode of The Quarantine Sessions and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-Shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/15/20202 hours, 24 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Quarantine Sessions Vol7 - Ep404

This week we're joined by Loose Cannon from the Cobras and Fire Podcast for The Quarantine Sessions Vol7! As we did last week with his digital life partner Bakko, LC joins us for another round of listener questions. We touch on all kinds of stuff in this episode. Topics include bad KISS lyrics, Badlands, the Big 4 of Sleaze?, beer, recording podcasts in a car, uses of umlauts, the smell of CD booklets, replacements for Gene Simmons, favorite podcasts, the harm that Sammy Hagar has done to this world and much more! Quarantine Sessions Vol7 Additionally, LC takes on Chris in another round of Beat the Geek hosted by Aaron Camaro! Did Loose Cannon outsmart Chris? Did Aaron pick brain-busting questions? You'll have to listen to find out! We hope you enjoy The Quarantine Sessions Vol7 and SHARE with a friend! The Decibel Geek Podcast is brought to you by Klick Tee Shop. Get your Decibel Geek swag and much more at www.klickteeshop.com! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Buy a T-shirt! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/7/20201 hour, 38 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Quarantine Sessions Vol6 - Ep403

This week we're joined by Bakko from the Cobras and Fire Podcast for The Quarantine Sessions Vol6! This week the guys are taking another round of YOUR questions. We touch on Van Halen albums, Paul Stanley's voice, underrated/overrated/perfectly rated bands, our planned career paths in high school, the Big 4, streetfighting theme songs, and tons more! Additionally, Bakko takes on Chris in another round of Beat the Geek! This trivia show that "goes to 11" is hosted by Aaron Camaro and he brought some serious brain busters this week. Did Chris defend his title? You'll have to listen to find out! We hope you enjoy The Quarantine Sessions Vol6 and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/30/20202 hours, 10 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Quarantine Sessions Vol5 - Ep402

We return this week for more listener questions, rock discussion, and trivia with The Quarantine Sessions Vol5! This week, host of the Mars Attacks podcast Victor Ruiz joins us for a spirited discussion based on YOUR questions! Subjects covered this week include Judas Priest, KISS, Quarantine tv shows, albums, and snacks of choice, and Van Halen's A Different Kind of Truth among many others. Quarantine Sessions Vol5 Additionally, Victor takes on Chris in another round of Beat the Geek! Did Chris return to form after last week's beatdown? You'll have to listen to find out! We hope you enjoy The Quarantine Sessions Vol5 and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/22/20202 hours, 10 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Quarantine Sessions Vol4 - Ep401

We're back again with another episode recorded via social distancing with The Qurantine Sessions Vol4! This week we're joined by the one and only Sonny "Hollywood" Pooni from the Growin' Up Rock and Podcast Rock City podcasts!   As we have been doing, we're back to answer YOUR questions that were submitted via our social media channels. We'll touch on lots of subjects this week including Pink Floyd, Weird Al, favorite rock documentaries, Van Halen, Hulk Hogan, Nickelback (yeesh), Vinnie Vincent (double-yeesh), and much more. Additionally, we discuss tons more KISS questions including Eddie Kramer, Eric Carr, Creatures of the Night, Psycho Circus, and tons more.   Quarantine Sessions Vol4   Finally, we play another round of Beat the Geek (yep, new title) as Chris takes on Sonny for 11 questions of rock n' roll trivia! We hope you enjoy The Quarantine Sessions Vol4 and SHARE with a friend!   OTHER Quarantine Sessions epiosdes   Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel!   Support Us! Donate to the show!   Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn   Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below   Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/20201 hour, 51 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Quarantine Sessions Vol3 - Ep400

We hit our 400th episode this week as the weirdness continues with The Quarantine Sessions Vol3! Joining us this week for this KISS-centric episode is Podcast Rock City host Joe Polo! We've been fans of PRC since the very beginning and were stoked to have Joe on to help us answer KISS-related listener questions! We touch on damn near everything this week from thoughts on makeup design evolution, favorite guitars, hatred for Tommy and Eric, Paul Stanley's acting career, why Asylum rules and tons more! Additionally, Joe tried unseat Chris this week as reigning champion in Aaron Camaro's Rock n' Roll Game Show! Did he win? You'll have to listen and find out! We hope you enjoy The Quarantine Sessions Vol3 and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/7/20201 hour, 50 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Quarantine Sessions Vol2 - Ep399

This week Chris and Aaron are joined by Ian Wadley and Josh Toomey from the new Diabolus in Podcastica podcast for The Qurantine Sessions Vol2! We're stuck inside but that doesn't mean you don't deserve a show! This week Ian and Josh sit in with us to continue answering your listener questions. We touch on tons of subjects this week including music and otherwise! Above all else, we're happy to bust each other's balls for YOUR entertainment! Be sure to check out the Diabolus in Podcastica Podcast at https://www.spreaker.com/show/diabolus-in-podcastica and be sure to SHARE this episode with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/20201 hour, 32 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Quarantine Sessions Vol1 - Ep398

We're living in a strange time but that's not stopping us from getting on microphones and being ridiculous and we do just that with The Quarantine Sessions Vol1! We are having to practice social distancing but thanks to the magic of Skype, we're getting together virtually and answering your pre-submitted questions. The topics bounce around wildly in this episode and you'll get music related questions as well as some real life stories from the our childhoods. Additionally, we take some live phone calls for the first time. As you can figure, it's a comedy of errors. We're still figuring this technology out but had fun talking to a few of you and plan to do more of it going forward. We hope you are staying home, washing your hands, and enjoying The Quarantine Sessions Vol! Please SHARE and comment below! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/25/20201 hour, 34 minutes, 33 seconds
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Conversation with Vincent DiGerlando

We get into some cool behind-the-scenes KISStory this week with our Conversation with Vincent DiGerlando! Vincent worked for Howard Marks Advertising for 14 year and, by proxy, KISS. Meeting the band in 1974, he would go on to design the iconic KISS Army logo! Additionally, Vincent had a major hand in several landmark KISS albums and products including the album covers for Double Platinum, the 78 solo albums, Unmasked, and Creatures of the Night. In this conversation, Vincent shares many interesting stories of working with the KISS team behind the scenes, the differences in design and printing compared to today, as well as his thoughts in hindsight of working with such a legendary band. We hope you enjoy Conversation with Vincent DiGerlando and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/20/20201 hour, 28 minutes, 34 seconds
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New Noize 9 - Ep396

We're back this week to focus on all the news in the rock and metal world with New Noize 9! There's a lot of bleak news outside of the music world these days so we hope to provide a brief escape from it all in this episode. Starting things off, we give our in-depth review of the latest Ozzy Osbourne offering 'Ordinary Man'. Did we love it? Did we hate it? Do we disagree with each other? You'll have to listen to find out. Additionally, we discuss some of the latest developments between the Donnie Vie and Enuff Z'nuff camps. A lot has been put forth publicly by the former singer of our favorite pop rock band and we have our thoughts on the whol situation. Other topics discussed include Twisted Sister becoming licensing kings, updates on the Mick Mars solo album, Riot's singer trying out on The Voice (yes, we're serious), and a Nu-Metal tour that nobody asked for. Finally, we dig into some recent comments from Robb Flynn of Machine Head that didn't sit too well with Aaron Camaro. You'll hear Robb's comments and Aaron's response in this episode. We hope this break from our bleak reality helps you get through your week. Keep on rockin'! (and wash your freakin' hands!) Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/12/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 48 seconds
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Albums Unleashed - TESLA Psychotic Supper w/Tommy Skeoch Ep395

We're blessed to be joined by Tommy Skeoch this week as he reflects on the Tesla classic 'Psychotic Supper.' Coming on the heels of the successful 'Five Man Acoustical Jam' album, Tesla hit the studio in New York playing with house money. The recent success afforded them free reign to create an album devoid of record company pressure. The band went to work with producers Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero. The resulting album is a sonic platter of greatness. Psychotic Supper sounds as fresh today as it did in 1991. Boasting five successful singles including What You Give, Edison's Medicine, Song and Emotion, and Call It What You Want, Psychotic Supper achieved platinum status.  In this long-form discussion, Tommy Skeoch shares his memories of the making of this great album. Track by track, story by story; you'll get it all. We also get the inside track on Tommy's new band Resist and Bite. Putting the finishing touches on material, the band will soon be shopping for a label. In the meantime, we're giving you a sneak peak with podcast world premier of the song The Myth I'm Livin.' Don't miss seeing Tommy Skeoch at ROCKNPOD Weekend taking place August 14-16 in Nashville, TN! Get your tickets NOW at www.rocknpod.com! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/2/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 45 seconds
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Rock Mag '83 - Ep394

In a completely new experimental series we read and react to a Hit Parader magazine from back in the day with Rock Mag '83! Reaction videos seem to be a big trend these days but, in this case, we're reacting to the printed word. The Rock Mag series has us flipping through the pages of an old school rock magazine and reacting to it. Did these articles age well? Do we agree with the takes given? Are these letters to the editor actually legit? We go through it all, crack wise, and share our opinions of their opinions! Rock Mag '83 Topics from this issue of Hit Parader from 1983 include Eddie Van Halen, KISS, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Charles Atlas, Button Making, B-Movies, Fake Letters, Ridiculous Rush Takes, and much more! We also touch a bit on last week's Universally Rejected episode as well as provide an update on ROCKNPOD 2020! Get your tickets at www.rocknpod.com! We hope you enjoy Rock Mag '83 and SHARE with a friend! And, please add your thoughts on this episode in the comments below! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/19/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 12 seconds
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Universally Rejected - Ep393

We tackle some heavy stuff this week as we explain how we were Universally Rejected. A growing group of rock podcasts were recently booted off Spotify and we were one of them. We explain the situation and what changes are going to take place from this recent development. Hear us out and give us your feedback as we really look to the listeners for the next steps! Universally Rejected We also touch on the recent passing of Jesus Chrysler drummer Craig Duffy. It's a sad loss to his family, friends, and fans. Our condolences go out to you all and, in tribute, all music on the show this week is by Jesus Chrysler. Shine on, Duffy. Additionally, we are saddened by the recent news of the ending of the Rock & Metal Combat Podcast. It is quite a surprise and this week we share our feelings on the podcast, the possible plans for Ralph and Ian going forward, and a proposal from Chris to the guys directly. If you agree, let 'em know! We hope you enjoy Universally Rejected and SHARE with a friend! Buy Jesus Chrysler Music! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/11/202055 minutes, 42 seconds
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Albums Unleashed Alice in Chains Jar of Flies w/Toby Wright - Ep392

This week Toby Wright joins us for an in-depth discussion on the making of the Alice in Chains classic 'Jar of Flies.' Released on January 25, 1994, through Columbia Records, it is the first EP in music history to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, with the first week sales exceeding 141,000 copies in the United States. Recorded over the course of a week at the London Bridge Studio in Seattle, it was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 1995; Best Recording Package and Best Hard Rock Performance for "I Stay Away". It has been certified triple-platinum by the RIAA, selling 4 million copies worldwide. Jar of Flies In this long-form talk, Toby recounts his memories of getting the phone call from Jerry Cantrell to book studio time once the band got off tour. Assuring Toby that plenty of material was ready to go, Cantrell revealed later that no material had been written as of day 1 of recording. What happened next can only be described as catching lightning in a bottle (or a jar). Wright and the members of the band hunkered down for 14+ hour days and churned out 7 amazing songs in 7 days. With a 10 day window for mixing, Jar of Flies took form from conception to finished product in just 20 days. Additionally, Toby shares his memories of the creation of the songs as well as production techniques used for creating the timeless sound of Jar of Flies. Also, Toby and his partner Jay give the details of their company, Taummhoms. Taummhoms is a subscription based sleep sound streaming service that can be accessed from any internet connected device. It features unique, on- demand, HIGH DEFINITION sounds that can help you in promoting sleep and revitalization. The options once in the FREE TRIAL section allow you to customize your desired length of time you are wishing to sleep in 30 minute increments. The sounds compliment each other creating a sense of deepened enlightenment, kindness and gratitude. You can get full details on Taummhoms and how to get a FREE 3 day trial at https://www.taummhoms.com/ We hope you enjoy Albums Unleashed Alice in Chains Jar of Flies w/Toby Wright and SHARE with a friend!   Check out other Albums Unleashed episodes HERE Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/4/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 55 seconds
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Radio Sucks V39 Classic Rock Edition - Ep391

We're back this week to fill your ears with some classic goodness on this edition of the Radio Sucks Radio Show! This time we're keeping things old-school with killer tracks from the Golden Age of rock! In this music-filled edition, you'll get great tracks from Judas Priest, Alice Cooper, B.T.O, Grand Funk Railroad, Black Oak Arkansas, Heart, Scorpions, The James Gang and Queen! Sure, you hear songs by most of these bands to this day on the radio but it's the same handful of tracks every single time. This week we're spinning songs that deserve the attention of the masses. We hope you enjoy this Classic Rock Edition of the Radio Sucks Radio Show and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneI Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/27/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 28 seconds
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Neil Peart, David Lee Roth, and More Discussed on New Noize 8 - Ep390

We return this week to discuss all the latest happenings in the rock world with New Noize 8! The past couple weeks have been a roller coaster of emotions for many rock fans. We start things off on a somber note with a discussion on the recent passing of drum god Neil Peart. We share our thoughts on Rush, Neil's legacy, and some of our favorite songs from the legendary Canadian trio. David Lee Roth recently made news with a sad note about Eddie Van Halen as well as a controversial opening to his Las Vegas residency. We give our feelings on both of these stories and you might not like what we have to say. You've been warned. Ozzy recently released another song from his upcoming album Ordinary Man. This time he's joined by Elton John for the title track. What did we think of this tune? Listen and find out. Additionally, we cover stories involving Dee Snider, Glen Danzig, KK Downing, and Robin McAuley. It's all the news that's fit to spit with New Noize 8! Please SHARE with your friends and leave your comments below! Geeks of the Week: Simon Catt, Mike Grabowski, Rockin’ Ron Runyon, Decibel Geek TV, MercuryArc, Matt Ashcraft, Eric Lussier, Brian Knapp, Paul Smith, Dee Stroyer Sr. InObscuria Podcast, Shea Hargett, James Nicholson, Aaron Baker, The Bakery Podcast, Bakko, Brad Shick, Shane Hebert, Todd Cunningham, Andrew Jacobs, Christina Greene, Allen Tate, Christopher Stokes, David Cathey, James West, Joseph Capone, Tom Cullen, Jay Szczeblewski, Kristen Schembeck, Wayne Cross, Brian Knapp, Jeffery Mendenhall, Adam Cox, Rob Harris, Trevor McDougall, David Glynn, Growin’ Up Rock Podcast, Scott Crouch, Mike Parnell, Brad Kalmanson, Bill Elam, Brandt Cattell, Sean Cullen, Mikael Burell, Rodney Dickson, Warren Edward LaRue Baker, Paul J Kane, Michael Bartley, John Phillips, Todd Rodgers, KISS Army Omaha, Joe Lascon, Marc Alden Taylor, Free Form Rock Podcast, BrookeCriss19, Rob in the Hood, Eladio, JJ Mac, Murmles, Vette Halen, TrunkNation, Chris McGowan, Daniel Lee, Jeff Taylor, Twisted KISSter, Andrew McNeice, The Mooger Fooger More New Noize Episodes! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/21/20201 hour, 8 minutes
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Album Anticipation 2020 - Ep389

With 2019 now in the rear view mirror, we're back this week to share our Album Anticipation for 2020. Several great artists are planning new releases in the coming year.   This week we're spinning some of our favorite tracks by these artists while speculating on what these releases may hold. Some of the releases are still in the rumor stage but you'll still get a health dose of great tunes!   Artists featured include AC/DC, Black Swan, Weezer, Ace Frehley, Ozzy Osbourne, Anthrax, Armored Saint and more!     Album Anticipation 2020   We hope you enjoy Album Anticipation 2020 and SHARE with a friend! Be sure to leave YOUR feedback including what albums you are looking forward to in 2020!   Check out last year's Album Anticipation and see if we chose wisely!   Contact Us!   Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel!   Support Us!   Donate to the show!   Stream Us!   Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn   Become a VIP Subscriber!   Click HERE for more info!   Comment Below   Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/13/20201 hour, 30 minutes, 34 seconds
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Best of 2019 - Ep388

Decibel Geek breaks into the New Year with a look at the past one as we count down our Best of 2019! As we march into a new decade, we're reminded again that rock is far from dead. In this episode, Chris and Aaron count down their top 10 songs of the year from rock and metal. In this music filled episode you'll get tracks from The Darkness, Tora Tora, Pretty Maids, Ron Keel Band, Roxy Blue, Michael Sweet, Starbreaker, Tygers of Pan Tang, Flotsam and Jetsam, D-A-D, and tons more! What topped their lists? What albums, surprisingly, didn't make their lists? You'll have to listen to find out! Best of 2019 We hope you enjoy Best of 2019 and SHARE with a friend! Be sure to leave YOUR Top 10 for 2019 in the comments section! Happy New Year from Chris, Aaron, and the entire Decibel Geek staff! Let's make 2020 Rock! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/6/20202 hours, 42 minutes, 4 seconds
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Did Vinnie Shredd the Halls? - Ep387

We're giving you a KISSmas miracle with yet another Vinnie Vincent-themed episode. This time we're covering the recent Merry Metal Christmas show.   Chris and Aaron had lunch with several attendees before the event and got a few of them on mic to share their KISStories and their expectations of what was to come.   You'll hear from Kruisefest promoter Neil Davis, podcaster Mike Brunn and Vincent Larussa, Rosie Luck and her son Aleister and frequent KISSFAQ board poster Rip Rokken.       After the lunch interviews Chris chats with another attendee about his experience at the Merry Metal Christmas event from start to finish.   Today's guest Rick (aka Shecky, Poserboy71 online) has been a VV fan since the 80's, witnessed the Invasion play live in 1988, and is very well versed on Vinnie's playing and gear over the past 30+ years. He's also a trusted friend of Chris and Aaron. With so much speculation on Vinnie's playing ability due to a shroud of secrecy surrounding these events, we'll get Rick's take on what went down at S.I.R.   So, Did Vinnie Shredd the Halls? You'll have to listen to find out!   Please SHARE this episode with your friends on social media. Merry KISSmas from Chris and Aaron and everyone at Decibel Geek!   More Vinnie Vincent-Related Episodes HERE   Geeks of the Week:   Mike Grabowski, Dan Nation, Simon Catt, David Cathey, John Philips, Jeffrey Mendenhall, Aaron Martel, Eric Lussier, James West, Darren Parkin, Dee Stroyer Sr, Jay Szczeblewski, InObscuria Podcast, Rob Harris, David Glynn, The Bakery Podcast, Aaron Baker, Wayne Cross, Kristen Schembeck, Mike Parnell, Bill Elam, Andrew Jacobs, Christopher Stokes, Marc Alden Taylor, Free Form Rock Podcast, Andy Lafon, Todd Cunningham, Nate Atchison, Sean Cullen, Mikael Burell, Warren Edward LaRue Baker, Shane Hebert, Scott Crouch, Jeff Taylor, Daniel Lee, Eladio, Rob in the Hood, The Mooger Fooger   Contact Us!   Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel!   Support Us!   Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn   Become a VIP Subscriber!   Click HERE for more info!   Comment Below   Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/27/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 49 seconds
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Gift Giving Ideas - Ep386

We're cutting out all your Christmas confusion this week with some rock solid Gift Giving Ideas! The holidays can be a very stressful time. Interactions with family can leave something to be desired. Additionally, figuring out what to give your loved ones can become a stressful burden each year. Not to worry! Let Chris and Aaron take all the guess work out of things this year! In this episode, your hosts look to rock and metal legends for inspiration. We think you'll be most pleased with the results. Gift Giving Ideas Tracks from Judas Priest, Riot, Testament, Ace Frehley, Supersuckers, Saxon, and more! On behalf of the entire Decibel Geek staff, we hope that all of our listeners and readers have a wonderful holiday season. Your support means so much to us and we love hearing from you. Thanks for listening! Geeks of the Week: Jeff Reid, Eric Lussier, Sit and Spin with Joe, Matt Ashcraft, InObscuria Podcast, Kevin Williams, Jeremy Bednarski, Daniel Spencer, Brent Tibbetts, Bakko, Cobras and Fire podcast, Growin’ Up Rock Podcast, Shane Hebert, John Phillips, Christopher Stokes, Jeffrey Mendenhall, Andrew Jacobs, Wayne Cross, Joseph Capone, Trevor McDougall, James West, Andy Lafon, Brian Knapp, Mike Parnell, Adam Cox, Thorbjorn Olsson, Kristen Schembeck, The Mooger Fooger Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/13/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 11 seconds
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Top 5 80's Aerosmith Songs - Ep385

This week we dive into a time of great change as we pick our Top 5 80's Aerosmith Songs! To describe the decade of the 80's when it comes to the bad boys from Boston is tough. Perhaps, it's best to lean on the reverse of an old analogy of 'in like a lamb, out like a lion.' Although hugely successful in the early to mid 70's, Aerosmith entered the 80's with a thud. The decade-closing 'Night in the Ruts' did little to gain chart position and resulted in Joe Perry's exit from the group. By 1982, even Brad Whitford had had enough and exited the band early in the sessions for 'Rock in a Hard Place' leaving replacement guitarist Jimmy Crespo to shoulder the load. [caption id="attachment_53302" align="alignright" width="350"] Top 5 80's Aerosmith [/caption] After finally reuniting in 1985, the band issued 'Done with Mirrors' to another tepid response. However, the fuse was lit for the explosion that would take place in 1986 when genres crossed. Upstart rappers Run DMC collaborated with the band for a cover of Walk this Way that took the world by storm. 1987's 'Permanent Vacation' and 1989's 'Pump' would solidify arguably the biggest comeback story in music history.  This week Aaron and Chris each pick their favorite 5 songs from the 80's Aerosmith catalog. Be sure to tell us YOUR Top 5 in the comments section! YOU MIGHT LIKE: Top 5 70's Aerosmith Songs Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/7/20191 hour, 33 minutes, 34 seconds
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Fresh Blood - Ep384

We're bringing you an infusion of up and coming rock this week with Fresh Blood 8! It's an hour-plus of pure evidence proving the continued existence of rock music! Aaron brings some great selections to the table including Midnite City, The Laidbacks, Tokyo Taboo, Revival Black, and Black Smoke Trigger. Additionally, Chris shares some great rock from Edge of Paradise, Silverthorne, Dirty Honey, Bombus, and Like Machines! We hope you enjoy Fresh Blood 8 and SHARE with a friend! Fresh Blood 8 Geeks of the Week Aaron Martel, Bakko, Cobras and Fire Podcast, Joe Lascon, Matt Ashcraft, Todd Cunningham, Bay Ragni, Marc Alden Taylor, Free Form Rock Podcast, Dan E, Simon Catt, Sean Cullen, Shea Hargett, The Bakery Podcast, Aaron Baker, Scott Crouch, James West, Nate Atchison, Allen Tate, Andrew Jacobs, Shane Hebert, CGCM Podcast, Trevor McDougall, Christopher Stokes, Jeff Gauss, Todd Rogers, Jay Szceblewski, Andy Lafon, Jeff Taylor, Jeff Mendenhall, Daniel Lee, Vette Halen, JJ Mac, Eladio, Ernesto Aguilar, The Mooger Fooger The Fresh Blood series of shows from Decibel Geek Podcast seeks to prove that rock is far from dead. Featuring up and coming talent that carries on the spirit and sound of the greats we grew up on, it's a vital series.Please listen to the previous editions of Fresh Blood in the links below. Fresh Blood 1 Fresh Blood 2 Fresh Blood 3 Fresh Blood 4 Fresh Blood 5 Fresh Blood 6 Fresh Blood 7 Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/26/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 51 seconds
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New Noize 7 - Ep383

We've got a lot to cover and brought along special guests this week to do it for New Noize 7! Broacaster Bay Ragni and record industry veteran Dave Tedder join us this week to go over a ton of recent rock and metal news!   Stories covered this week include Eddie Van Halen cancer rumors, KISS' trio performance for sealife, Bob Kulick exploding on the entire KISS family, and Motley Crue reunion rumors (this was recorded days before the big annoucement so see who got it right and who was dead wrong).   Other topics covered include a new song and tour from Ozzy, a Black Crowes cash grab, Bang Tango reuniting, a Sabbath re-release and more!   We hope you enjoy New Noize 7 and SHARE with a friend!   Contact Us!   Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn   Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below   Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/21/20191 hour, 27 minutes, 6 seconds
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16 in America - Ep382

It stands to reason that many of us come into our "most rocking" phase of life around the age of 16. That would include our favorite rock stars. So, with that in mind, we take a spin through the Billboard charts to see what was possibly influencing some of our favorite rockers; or repelling them.   We touch on members of KISS, Metallica, and many other American rock bands as well as Alice Cooper, Paul Gilbert, Blackie Lawless, and a ton more!   We wrap things up with a look at what was on the charts when Chris & Aaron turned 16.   Be sure to leave what was on the charts when YOU were 16 on the Decibel Geek facebook page in the comments section for this post!   We hope you enjoy 16 in America and SHARE with a friend!   Contact Us!   Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel!   Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn   Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below   Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/15/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 53 seconds
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Conversation with Anthony Esposito - Ep381

Bassist Anthony Esposito joins us this week for an enlightening conversation on his work with three guitar gods. Anthony's musical history makes for a great conversation and, while talking to us, he didn't hold back.   In this episode, Anthony discusses the formation and beginnings of Lynch Mob. Founded by original Dokken guitarist George Lynch, the band wowed music fans with 1990's Wicked Sensation album. The partnership of Anthony, Lynch, drummer Mick Brown and singer Oni Logan resulted in a gem of an album from a very transitional time in music. Anthony talks about his audition for the band, his current thoughts on George, and the odds of a Wicked Sensation lineup reunion in 2020.   Another guitar great that Anthony worked with is Ace Frehley. When Ace was putting together his comeback album 'Anomaly,' he enlisted Anthony to help with song ideas and production. His role grew from there. You won't believe what happened during the recording of this album as well as the reasons for losing his position in the band. It's a 'what could have been' story to the nth degree. Most recently, Anthony was brought on as bassist for Jake E. Lee's Red Dragon Cartel. His solid pocket during the tour for the first album helped hold things together and was a welcome addition on last year's 'Patina' album. In this episode Anthony touches on road stories from the RDC tour, recording conditions for the latest album, working with Jake and Max Norman, as well as the odds of Red Dragon Cartel continuing.   We want to thank Anthony Esposito for a fun, candid discussion this week. We hope he'll join us again. We hope you enjoy Conversation with Anthony Esposito and SHARE with a friend!   Contact Us!   Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn   Become a VIP Subscriber!   Click HERE for more info!   Comment Below   Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/7/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Greatest Show on Earth - Ep380

Andrew Sgambati joins us this week to discuss his creation of The Greatest Show on Earth and we watch it!   In last 50 years, there hasn’t been a more visually exciting band than KISS. Blasting on to the scene in the early 1970’s KISS’ mix of rock, pop and cartoon theatrics made them a household name. By 1977, the people has spoken. KISS was the most popular band in America according to a then recent Gallup Poll.   Led Zeppelin had one. The Who had theirs in 1979. Alice Cooper, David Bowie and The Rolling Stones all had In Concert films that graced the silver screen...but not KISS.   The Greatest Show on Earth takes you back to 1977 and answers the question, what would a 1970’s KISS film look like?   In this episode we watch The Greatest Show on Earth and provide our live commentary. You can check out the movie yourself and watch along with us on Vimeo!   Once we finish the watch-along, Andrew joins us to talk about the basis for creating the movie, the revisions/additions that were made for the Encore edition as well as his plans for another KISS-based movie.   Stream The Greatest Show on Earth on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/359413106   Watch-Along starts at 07:09:00   Director Interview with Andrew Sgambati starts at 01:17:44   Contact Us!   Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/31/20191 hour, 59 minutes, 1 second
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This Is Your Life - Ep379

ROCKNPOD donor and Decibel Geek superfan Mark Starski joins us to spin killer tracks and take us down memory lane with This Is Your Life!   In this episode, Mark picks songs based on previous Decibel Geek episodes spanning the eight year history of the show!   You'll get great tracks from RATT, War Babies, Saints & Sinners, Gary Schutt, Babylon A.D., Shy Tiger, Tales from the Porn, Reckless Love, Winger, and Wildside!   It's an episode unlike any we've done before and we had a great time talking to Mark!   We hope you enjoy This is Your Life - Ep379 and SHARE with a friend!   Contact Us!   Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/25/20191 hour, 59 minutes, 11 seconds
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Harvest Moon - Ep378

With fall in full swing, we look to the sky for great tracks to celebrate the Harvest Moon!   In this hour-plus episode you'll get fantastic selections from AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, King's X, LA Guns, Racer X, Leatherwolf, Dream Theater, Godsmack, Bobaflex, and Dio! It's an episode filled with great rock and metal tracks that will leave you howling!   We hope you enjoy Harvest Moon - Ep378 and SHARE with a friend!   Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/16/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 31 seconds
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Radio Sucks V37 - Ep377

Special guest Patrick Hill joins us for Radio Sucks V37! There are a ton of great tunes for you this week! In this episode you'll get killer tunes from Richie Kotzen, Widowmaker, W.E.T., Wayland, George Lynch, Kan Roberts, Lynch/Pilson, Supershine, and Blue Murder!   Additionally, we touch on some recent drama we've had with Sebastian Bach. Lots of great tunes and talk for your ears to chew on this week! We hope you enjoy Radio Sucks V37 and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/20191 hour, 45 minutes, 40 seconds
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New Noize V6 - Ep376

We're back this week covering all the current happenings in the rock world with New Noize V6! There's a lot going on lately and we're giving our take on it all. Topics covered in this episode include David Lee Roth's upcoming Las Vegas residency, Gene Simmons' recent health scare, a great new track from the upcoming Michael Sweet solo album, and Dee Snider admonishing the NFL. New Noize V6 Additionally, we're tackling news about James Hetfield's fall from sobriety and Ace Frehley declining Tommy Thayer's paycheck. Furthermore, we react to a bold statement by Chris Jericho of Fozzy, and discuss some weird happenings in the Quiet Riot camp. We hope you enjoy New Noize V6 and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/2/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ask Us Anything - Ep375

We're turning the tables this week as we have the listeners Ask Us Anything! After doing the podcast for over 8 years, we figured some of you would have some questions and you proved us right! In this episode we'll tackle all sorts of topics that you, the listener, brought to our attention. Some of the things we cover include how we got into podcasting, recommendations for building an audience, favorite interviews, and more. Additionally, we share some of our pre-Decibel Geek history including jobs we've had in the past as well as thoughts on certain bands and their members. Ask Us Anything It's a free-wheeling good time and we truly appreciate all the great questions we received. We hope you enjoy Ask Us Anything and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/28/20191 hour, 26 minutes, 20 seconds
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Radio Sucks V36 - Ep374

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 Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/19/20191 hour, 23 minutes, 14 seconds
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Conversation with a KISS Meme - Ep373

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 Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/10/201953 minutes, 22 seconds
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Bonus Tracks Vol2 - Ep372

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! We hope you enjoy Bonus Tracks Vol2 and SHARE with a friend! Bonus Tracks Vol1 can be heard HERE Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/5/20191 hour, 56 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Heavier Side of the Black Crowes - Ep371

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   We hope you enjoy The Heavier Side of the Black Crowes and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/29/20191 hour, 42 minutes, 40 seconds
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ROCKNPOD 2019 Recap - Ep370

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! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/23/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 21 seconds
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New Noize 5 - Ep369

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! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/9/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 8 seconds
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KISS Lyrics Best and Worst - Ep358

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! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/3/20191 hour, 26 minutes
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The Best and Worst of KISS

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 We hope you enjoy The Best and Worst of KISS and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/19/20191 hour, 47 minutes, 20 seconds
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KIX Midnite Dynamite Albums Unleashed with Brian Forsythe - Ep366

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 Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/20191 hour, 38 minutes, 22 seconds
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Alice Cooper Blackout Era - Ep365

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! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/1/20191 hour, 26 minutes, 2 seconds
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Conversation with Jeff Scott Soto - Ep364

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! We hope you enjoy Conversation with Jeff Scot Soto and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 15 seconds
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New Noize 4 - Ep363

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! We hope you enjoy this episode and SHARE with a friend! Get your Nashville ROCKNPOD Expo tickets at www.rocknpod.com Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/12/201954 minutes, 56 seconds
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Rock n Roll Spirit Animals - Ep362

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! We hope you enjoy and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/4/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 32 seconds
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Memorial Metal - Ep361

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! We hope you enjoy Memorial Metal and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/26/20191 hour, 21 minutes, 53 seconds
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Top 5 Ozzy Osbourne Songs 1980-1986 Ep360

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! Buy Music! Ozzy Osbourne Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber!  Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/20191 hour, 37 minutes, 37 seconds
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New Noize Vol4 - Ep359

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! We hope you enjoy New Noize Vol4 and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download       Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 47 seconds
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Radio Sucks Radio Show V35 - Ep358

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! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/1/20191 hour, 27 minutes, 51 seconds
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Top 5 Live Acts - Ep357

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! = 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! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/22/20191 hour, 45 minutes, 18 seconds
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Camaro's Cutout Bin Vol2 - Ep356

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 Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/8/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 9 seconds
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Toddzilla Returns - Ep355

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/ We hope you enjoy Toddzilla Returns and SHARE with a friend! More Toddzilla Episodes! Six Songs Toddzilla Thinks You Should Hear Conversation with Toddzilla Roth-Era Van Halen Discussion w/Toddzilla Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/20191 hour, 32 minutes, 49 seconds
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Top 5 Ramones Songs 1976-1980

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! Buy Music! Ramones Geeks of the Week: 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 Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/20/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 7 seconds
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More Great New Rock - Fresh Blood Volume 7

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! We hope you enjoy Fresh Blood Volume 7 and SHARE with a friend! Geeks of the Week (who shared Torpedo Dudes Preview - Ep353)   James Nicholson, Free Form Rock Podcast, Marc Alden Taylor, Greg Troyan, Matt Ashcraft, Warren Edward LaRue Baker, simon Catt, Trevor McDougall, Todd Cunningham, Aaron Baker, Pete LaRussa, Sean Cullen, David Cathey, Decibel Geek TV, Rockin’ Ron Runyon, Andrew Jacobs, Lipstick band, David Glynn, Kristen Schembeck, Joseph Capone, Brandt Cattell, Rodney Dickson, Shane Hebert, Todd Cunningham, Mikael Burell, Boris Petrovski, Adam Cox, Christopher Stokes, Ernesto Aguilar, Digital Killed the Radio Star, Jay Szczeblewski, Bipolar Billy, Eladio, The Mooger Fooger Past Fresh Blood Episodes Buy Music! Liliac The Mysterines Images of Eden Denman Babylon Shakes Alien Weaponry Sons of Kong The Radio Sun Massive Wagons Lipstick. Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below DIRECT DOWNLOAD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/9/20191 hour, 18 minutes, 4 seconds
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Torpedo Dudes Preview - Ep353

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! 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! Become a DBG VIP on Patreon to keep listening to Torpedo Dudes! Simply go to www.patreon.com/decibelgeek to sign up! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/201954 minutes, 22 seconds
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Six Songs Olympian Jason Morris Thinks You Should Hear! - Ep351

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. Jason Morris 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/ Geeks of the Week: Anthony Britt, Joe Royland, Sit and Spin with Joe, Ross J. Feickert, Decibel Geek TV, Ron Runyon, Steve Wright, Kevin Williams, Joseph Capone, Aaron Camaro, Matt Porter, Matt Ashcraft, James Brendon Dunn, Aaron Baker, David Cathey, Andrew Jacobs, Bill elam, Simon Catt, Shea Hargett, Chuck Noseworthy, Trevor McDougall, Andy Lafon, Mike Parnell, Rob Webb, Wayne Cross, Joe Snow, Adam Cox, James Nicholson, Brandt Cattell, Mike Tyler, Otto Erlend Gregersen, Rodney Dickson, Brennan Barrier, Marc Alden Taylor, Chris Akin, Greg Spicoli Reneau, Todd Cunningham, Rich Canamar, Sean Cullen, Mikael Burell, Shane Hebert, Monte, TwistedKISSter, Rodney Berrington, Digital Killed the Radio Star, David Hudson, Jeff Mendenhall, Bipolar Billy, Tom Smoke, Christopher Stokes, Shane Hebert, Alex Thorn, Eladio, The Mooger Fooger More Jason Morris! Official Site Jason Morris Judo Center Facebook Buy Music! Hardline Edguy Deep Purple Whitesnake Dio Dan Wos Project Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/12/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 41 seconds
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New Noize KISS Edition - Ep350

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. New Noize   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? We hope you enjoy New Noize KISS Edition and SHARE with a friend! Previous New Noize: New Noize V3 Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/6/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 52 seconds
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Albums Unleashed - TESLA Mechanical Resonance with Troy Luccketta Ep349

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. 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! We hope you enjoy Albums Unleashed - TESLA Mechanical Resonance with Troy Luccketta! More Troy Luccketta! Official Website Tesla Official Website Tesla at The Ryman in Nashville! Buy Tickets Here! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/29/20191 hour, 30 minutes, 6 seconds
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Album Anticipation - Ep348

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! Album Anticipation 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! We hope you enjoy Album Anticipation and SHARE with a friend! Geeks of the Week Denver DeSeranno, James Brendon Dunn, cool World, Joe Royland, Sit and Spin with Joe, Neil Johnson, Brennan Barrier, Jospeh Capone, Shea Hargett, Jay Szczeblewski, Shane Hebert, James West, Mike Parnell, Steve Wright (Podder than Hell Podcast), Ray Coon, Lizzy Borden, Aaron Baker, Snede Rock, Jeffrey Mendenhall, Dave Huckridge, Brandt Cattell, Adam Cox, Sean Cullen, Marc Alden Taylor, Free Form Rock Podcast, Simon Catt, Bill Elam, Mikael Burell, Todd Cunningham, Christopher Stokes, David Cathey, Eladio, Graham Spark, Ernesto Aguilar, The Mooger Fooger Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/20/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 42 seconds
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Best of 2018 - Ep347

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. Best of 2018   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! Geeks of the Week: Joe Royland, Sit and Spin with Joe, Keith Ross, Trevor McDougall, Snede Rock, Adam Cox, Otto Erlend Gregersen, Matt Ashcraft, Sean Cullen, Steve Wright, Stacey Sullivan, Ray Coon, Matt Porter, Dan Nation, Marc Alden Taylor, Shane Hebert, Devin Dungan, Joseph Capone, Jay Szczeblewski, Simon Catt, Brad Kalmanson, Mikael Burell, David Glynn, Kevin Williams, Jeffrey Mendenhall, James McEllhiney, James West, Brandt Catell, Tom Smoke, Bill Elam, TwistedKisster, Ernesto Aguilar, JJ Mac, David Cathey, Focus on Metal podcast, The Mooger Fooger Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/15/20192 hours, 14 minutes, 47 seconds
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DIO-CEMBER VOL2 - Ep346

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. 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! We Recommend: Eternol Idols video reviews on Youtube DIO-CEMBER VOL1 Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/31/20181 hour, 25 minutes, 29 seconds
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DIO-CEMBER Vol1 - Ep345

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. 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. We hope you enjoy DIO-CEMBER Vol 1 - Ep345 and SHARE with a friend! Also Check Out: Marvelous Team Ups - Episode 314 Eternal Idols - Sabbath and Related Youtube Reviews Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/25/20181 hour, 12 minutes, 51 seconds
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1981 Year in Review Part 2 - Ep344

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. 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! 1981 Year in Review Part 1 HERE Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/18/20181 hour, 28 minutes, 45 seconds
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1981 Year in Review Part 1 - Ep343

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. [caption id="attachment_47712" align="alignright" width="350"] 1981 Year in Review Part 1 [/caption] 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! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/8/20181 hour, 22 minutes, 13 seconds
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Top 5 KISS Songs 1974-1977 Ep342

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. [caption id="attachment_47666" align="alignright" width="350"] Top 5 KISS 1974-1977 [/caption] 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? We hope you enjoy Top KISS Songs 1974-1977 and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/30/20181 hour, 33 minutes, 11 seconds
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Vinnie Vincent Special vol6 - Ep341

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. [caption id="attachment_47584" align="alignright" width="350"] Vinnie Vincent Special vol6 [/caption] 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. We hope you enjoy Vinnie Vincent Special vol6 - Ep341 and SHARE with a friend. Buy Music! Slaughter Four by Fate Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/19/20181 hour, 18 minutes, 40 seconds
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Anthrax State of Euphoria Albums Unleashed - Ep340

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. State of Euphoria 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! Buy Music! Anthrax Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/201851 minutes, 29 seconds
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Type O Negative Discussion - Ep339

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. Type O Negative 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! Buy Music! Type O Negative Geeks of the Week: Greg McGlone, James McEllhiney, Greg Troyan, Joe Royland, Sit and Spin with Joe, Skeetzo N’ Krysis, Simon Catt, Joe Lascon, The Bakery Podcast, Aaron Baker, Steve Wright (Podder Than Hell Podcast), Scott Smith, David Glynn, Bill Elam, David Cathey, Greg York, Brent Tibbetts, Mikael Burell, Otto Erlend Gregersen, Shane Hebert, Sean Cullen, Kevin Williams, Rodney Dickson, Jeff Mendenhall, Adam Cox, The Mooger Fooger Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/31/20181 hour, 39 minutes, 41 seconds
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We Prove Rock is NOT Dead with Fresh Blood V6

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. Fresh Blood V6 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! We hope you enjoy Fresh Blood V6 and SHARE with a friend! Geeks of the Week: Simon Catt, Joe Royland, Sit and Spin with Joe, Matt Ashcraft, Chris McDowell, Anthony Laitas, Keith Ross, Wayne Cross, Joseph Capone, Greg McGlone, Rob Harris, Greg Troyan, Rockin’ Ron Runyon, Decibel Geek TV, Eric Czynszak, Dave Huckridge, Denver DeSeranno, Neil Johnson, Andrew Jacobs, Jason Thomas Broadrick, Kenneth Roy, David Glynn, Sean Culletn, Steve Wright (Podder Than Hell), Matt Porter (The KISS Room), Aaron Baker, Derik Novak, Steven Kersh, Joe Lascon, Bakko (Cobras & Fire), Brent Walter, Trevor McDougall, David Cathey, Bill Elam, Mikael Burell, Stacey Sullivan, Kenneth McDonald, Andy Lafon, Todd Cunningham, Jeffrey Mendenhall, Marc Alden Taylor, Free Form Rock Podcast, Allen Tate, James West, Alex Thorn, Ian Wadley (RMCP), James Brendon Dunn, Adam Cox, Greg York, Dan Nation, Chuck Noseworthy, Rodney Dickson, Scott Stine, Gino Ames, Stephen Atchison, Eladio, Jay Szczeblewski, Monte Carr, The Mooger Fooger Buy Music! City of Thieves The Watchers Kaleo Salem's Lott Taco Mouth The Rocket Dolls Under the Radar SkeetZo N' Krysis Black Paisley Starcrawler Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/24/20181 hour, 16 minutes, 24 seconds
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We Share Our Top 5 Worst KISS Songs! - Ep337

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. Top 5 Worst KISS Songs 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! We hope you enjoy Top 5 Worst KISS Songs and SHARE with a friend! Buy Music! KISS Geeks of the Week: Joe Royland, Sit and Spin with Joe, Scott Smith, Matt Ashcraft, Joseph Capone, Jay Szczeblewski, Dan Nation, Kevin Williams, Joey Haynie (Rock Strikes Ten), Tom Cullen, Decibel Geek TV, Rockin Ron Runyon, Aaron Baker, David Glynn, Greg Troyan, Throne of Malediction, James McEllhiney, Eric Sartana Horner, Gino Ames, Adam Cox, Mike Parnell, Rodney Dickson, Brandt Cattell, Chuck Noseworthy, Wayne Cross, Victor Ruiz, Greg York, Bill Elam, Ernesto Aguilar, David Hudson, JJMac, Jeff Mendenhall, The Mooger Fooger Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/18/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 10 seconds
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Goodbye KISS, Ace Frehley Spaceman Review, RATT, GNR, and More - New Noize v3 Ep336

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! New Noize v3 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! Buy Music! Iron Maiden Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/9/20181 hour, 30 minutes, 1 second
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Rock n Roll Diaries with Aaron Baker - Ep335

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. [caption id="attachment_47001" align="alignright" width="350"] Rock n Roll Diaries [/caption] 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. Be sure to check out Aaron Baker at his podcast The Bakery. It can be found at https://thebakery.podbean.com/ We hope you enjoy Rock n Roll Diaries with Aaron Baker and SHARE with a friend! Buy Music! Motley Crue Dokken KISS Tom Petty Fozzy Aerosmith Queensryche Van Halen Eclipse Ozzy Osbourne Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/3/20181 hour, 44 minutes, 32 seconds
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Jeff Scott Soto Discussion - Ep334

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. Jeff Scott Soto   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. Podchaser Review: vmr907 (Victor Ruiz) reviewed Decibel Geek Podcast 5 Stars Take a cheese head and pair him up with someone that elevates him to stand at the top of the mountain and be more than the mouth of the south. That someone being the catalyst for an earth shaking movement, who isn't contractually obligated to kick ass, but just does. Together they are a force of nature, a natural disaster waiting to envelop your ears with more entertainment than most can handle. Accuse them of anything you want, but the only thing they're guilty of is loving music, and putting out quality shows. You feel me? Heck yeah! Buy Music! Jeff Scott Soto JSS Talisman Sons of Apollo Eyes Gary Schutt Hollywood Underground Soul SirkUS Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us!  Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/25/20181 hour, 30 minutes, 56 seconds
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Top 5 Pantera Songs

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. Top 5 Pantera Songs   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) https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/decibel-geek-podcast-103122/episodes/pantera-discussion-with-chad-l-10449283 Episode 166 - Ride for Dime Nashville Coverage https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/decibel-geek-podcast-103122/episodes/ride-for-dime-ep166-10449255 Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/18/20181 hour, 29 minutes, 1 second
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Radio Sucks Radio Show v34 - Ep332

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. 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! We hope you enjoy Radio Sucks 34 and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/10/20181 hour, 33 minutes, 5 seconds
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ROCKNPOD Recap - Ep331

We’re back and ready to give you the sordid details with our ROCKNPOD Recap! The stories you’re about to hear are all true. Some names have been changed to protect the guilty-as-hell. ROCKNPOD weekend was a beehive of activity. Things kicked off with Friday’s Preparty concert featuring Frank Dimino & Punky Meadows of Angel, Tora Tora, Greg Mangus All-Stars and Ron Keel. How did the show go? Were there any celebrity sightings? Did anyone throw up? We’re giving you all the details. [caption id="attachment_46483" align="alignright" width="350"] ROCKNPOD Recap [/caption] Saturday was a start-to-finish marathon with the ROCKNPOD Expo taking place through the afternoon. Tons of podcasters, tons of guests, great panel discussions, great vendors, and much more. Did everyone have a table? Did anyone guest get drunk? Did any podcaster NOT get drunk? Did anyone throw up? We’re giving you all the details. Once the ROCKNPOD Expo ended the Afterparty commenced downtown at The Basement. Black Heiron, Neverwake, Jacob Cade, and Denman performed. Was there controversy at this show? Did Dr. Fukk from Thrash or Die perform? Was there Sammy Hagar destruction? Did anyone throw up?All those questions and more will be answered. ROCKNPOD weekend wrapped up at Zanies Comedy Club with performances by Craig Gass, Earl Skakel, and Courtney Cronin-Dold. Was there a podfather in the house? Did the front row include two icons of 80’s rock? Did anyone throw up? We’ll answer those questions as well. Our ROCKNPOD recap will conclude with some behind the scenes discussion including the guests that got away, the ones we couldn’t believe we got, and the one that we were thrilled to walk away from. We’ll also talk about plans for next year! We hope you enjoy ROCKNPOD Recap and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/3/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 10 seconds
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Albums Unleashed - Devil Without a Cause with Kenny Olson Ep330

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. Kenny Olson 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. We hope you enjoy Albums Unleashed - Devil Without a Cause and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/24/20182 hours, 17 minutes, 9 seconds
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Your First KISS - Ep329

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! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/6/20181 hour, 27 minutes, 15 seconds
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Peter Criss in the 80s - Ep328

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. 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! Buy Music! KISS Peter Criss Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/26/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 53 seconds
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Our Favorite Bob Kulick KISS Moments

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. [caption id="attachment_44752" align="alignright" width="350"] Bob Kulick [/caption] 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. We hope you enjoy Our Favorite Bob Kulick KISS Moments and SHARE with a friend! Buy Music! KISS Bob Kulick Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/13/20181 hour, 33 minutes, 31 seconds
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Conversation with Damon Johnson - Ep326

Damon Johnson joins us this week for a discussion of his incredible career. At the present time, Damon has his hands full with Black Star Riders and his upcoming solo album Memoirs of an Uprising. Damon Johnson really brings it in this long-form talk with some great stories from his career and life. From Brother Cane's early days opening for such legends as Van Halen, Aerosmith and Robert Plant among others. Additionally, Damon shares his memories of Brother Cane navigating a shifty musical tide in the 1990's. [caption id="attachment_44329" align="alignright" width="350"] Damon Johnson [/caption] Damon's post-Brother Cane career has taken many twists and turns. Collaborations with Sammy Hagar, Faith Hill, Damn Yankees, Carlos Santana, and Slave to the System (featuring members of Queensryche) show the range of talent in his arsenal. In 2004, Damon Johnson was brought into the Alice Cooper band. In this conversation, he shares his memories of getting the gig, his relationship with Alice, and what he's learned from his time in the band. 2011 saw Damon get to live out another childhood dream as he joined Thin Lizzy. Touring under that banner, he formed a strong chemistry with guitarist Scott Gorham and singer Ricky Warwick. The seeds for Black Star Riders were planted. Ultimately, Black Star Riders would take the Thin Lizzy spirit and breathe life into a well-oiled machine; releasing three solid albums of material. As of 2018, the catalog, including All Hell Breaks Loose, The Killer Instinct, and Heavy Fire, has built a devoted global fan base. Aside from band work with living legends, Damon has a great catalog of solo material. His first album, Dust, was released in 2000. Release would come along in 2010 and Echo in 2016. A live album, Birmingham Tonight, represents 2017 for Damon Johnson. For 2018, Damon has set his sights on another solo album. Memoirs of an Uprising is being funded through Pledge Music. As of this episode release, the project is 87% funded with a deadline two weeks away. Decibel Geek really wants to help push this project over the finish line and we'd like YOUR help. Click the link below to make a pledge. As you'll see, there's a lot of cool options including CDs, Vinyl, and signed items, and tons more. Check it out at https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/damonjohnson We hope you enjoy Conversation with Damon Johnson and SHARE with a friend! Buy Music! Damon Johnson Black Star Riders Brother Cane Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/2/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 55 seconds
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Working Class Heroes - Ep325

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. [caption id="attachment_44109" align="alignright" width="350"] Working Class Heroes [/caption] It's a great soundtrack for your day at the grind. We hope you enjoy Working Class Heroes - Ep325 and SHARE with a friend! ROCKNPOD Expo! Buy Tickets Official Facebook Page Official Website Buy Music! Sea Hags KISS Tuff King's X Todd Rundgren Steely Dan Motorhead Supersuckers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/25/201856 minutes, 40 seconds
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Radio Sucks Radio Show v33 - Ep324

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! [caption id="attachment_39927" align="alignright" width="350"] Radio Sucks Radio show v33 [/caption] 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! ROCKNPOD Info click HERE Buy Music! Angel Kik Tracee Jizzy Pearl Loudness Enuff Z'nuff Saxon Grand Funk Stryper Murderers Row Dream Child Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/17/20181 hour, 44 minutes, 24 seconds
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Six Songs Ralph Viera Thinks You Should Hear

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. [caption id="attachment_39318" align="alignright" width="350"] Ralph Viera [/caption] 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. All $10+ gofundme donors get access to exclusive audio from expo-related podcasts. We hope you enjoy Six Songs Ralph Viera Thinks You Should Hear and SHARE with a friend! Buy Music! Warrior Stranger Obsession Donnie Iris Blackthorne Sin Slaughter Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/3/20181 hour, 27 minutes, 29 seconds
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Japanese Metal - Ep322

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. [caption id="attachment_39144" align="alignright" width="350"] Japanese Metal [/caption] 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. We hope you enjoy Japanese Metal - Ep322 and SHARE with a friend! Nashville Rock n Pod Expo! Vinnie Vincent Presale General Admission & Guitar Raffle GoFundMe Page Buy Music! CDJapan Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Call us on the Hotline! (540) DBGeek - 1 or (540) 324-3351 Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/28/20182 hours, 28 minutes, 29 seconds
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We Pick Our Top 5 WASP Songs - Ep321

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. WASP   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. We hope you enjoy Top 5 WASP Songs and SHARE with a friend! Also don't miss your chance to enter for a chance to win the KISSTORY GUITAR RAFFLE! Signatures collected at the recent Indianapolis KISS Expo include Ace Frehley, Eric Singer, Bruce Kulick, Bob Kulick, Lydia Criss, Robert Fleischman, Bobby Rock, Mark Slaughter, Tod Howarth, John Regan, Anton Fig, Michael James Jackson, Craig Gass, Christopher Williams and many more! Go to www.rocknpod.eventbrite.com and select KISSTORY GUITAR in the TICKETS section! Once 300 spots are taken, the raffle will close and a winner will be announced! Guitar will be shipped FREE inside the USA to the winner! Buy Music! WASP Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Call us on the Hotline! (540) DBGeek - 1 or (540) 324-3351 Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/19/20181 hour, 37 minutes, 5 seconds
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Rock News, Opinion, and a HUGE Announcement - New Noize V2 ep320

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. [caption id="attachment_38552" align="alignright" width="350"] New Noize V2 [/caption] 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! We hope you enjoy New Noize V2 and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Call us on the Hotline! (540) DBGeek - 1 or (540) 324-3351 Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/5/201854 minutes, 50 seconds
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Conversation with Brent Fitz - Ep319

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. Brent Fitz   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). The Decibel Geek podcast wants to thank Brent Fitz for such an engaging, entertaining conversation. We hope you enjoy Conversation with Brent Fitz and SHARE with a friend! Support the Nashville Rock n Pod Expo! Donate/Buy Tickets HERE Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Call us on the Hotline! (540) DBGeek - 1 or (540) 324-3351 Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/30/20181 hour, 49 minutes, 21 seconds
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Vinnie Vincent Reflects on Invasion Debut - Albums Unleashed ep318

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. [caption id="attachment_38337" align="alignright" width="350"] Vinnie Vincent [/caption] 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. Also Check Out: Vinnie Vincent Reaction (Atlanta KISS Expo Recap) - Ep309 Top 5 Vinnie Vincent Solos - Ep308 Buy Music! Vinnie Vincent Invasion Support the Nashville Rock n Pod Expo! Donate/Buy Tickets HERE Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Call us on the Hotline! (540) DBGeek - 1 or (540) 324-3351 Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/20/20181 hour, 43 minutes, 4 seconds
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Albums Unleashed - Bulletboys with Mick Sweda & Toby Wright Ep317

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. Bulletboys   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. Bulletboys 1988   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. We hope you enjoy Albums Unleashed - Bulletboys and SHARE with a friend! Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Call us on the Hotline! (540) DBGeek - 1 or (540) 324-3351 Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber!  Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/20181 hour, 30 minutes, 34 seconds
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Queens of Noize - Ep316

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. Queens of Noize 3 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. Support the Nashville Rock n Pod Expo 2!!! We hope you enjoy Queens of Noize 3 and SHARE with a friend! Queens of Noize 1 Queens of Noize 2 Buy Music! The Amorettes Damone Thundermother Tequila Mockingbyrd The Agony Skarlett Riot The Nearly Deads Fit for Rivals Diemonds Fireflight Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Call us on the Hotline! (540) DBGeek - 1 or (540) 324-3351 Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/20181 hour, 27 minutes, 33 seconds
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New Noize - Current Rock News & Discussion Ep315

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. [caption id="attachment_37581" align="alignright" width="350"] New Noize [/caption] 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. We hope you enjoy New Noize Ep315 and SHARE with a friend! FRONTIERS RECORDS Buy Music! Judas Priest Stryper Perfect Plan Vega Shiraz Lane Jizzy Pearl Doomsday Outlaw Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Call us on the Hotline! (540) DBGeek - 1 or (540) 324-3351 Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Call us on the Hotline! (540) DBGeek - 1 or (540) 324-3351 Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download         Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/20/20181 hour, 27 minutes, 31 seconds
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Rock Superpowers Unite with Marvelous Team-Ups Ep314

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. Marvelous Team-Ups   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. We hope you enjoy Marvelous Team-Ups and SHARE with a friend! Help the Nashville Rock n Pod Expo 2! Buy Music! Dee Snyder/Zakk Wylde Ian Gillan/Uli Jon Roth/Ronnie James Dio Lizzy Borden/Betsy Bitch Motorhead/CC DeVille Axl Rose/AliceCooper/Shannon Hoon Volbeat/Danko Jones Gary Moore/Phil Lynott Rob Halford/Bruce Dickinson Ace Frehley/Paul Stanley Michael Monroe/Axl Rose Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Call us on the Hotline! (540) DBGeek - 1 or (540) 324-3351 Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/20181 hour, 21 minutes, 54 seconds
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We Share Our Top 5 Enuff Z'nuff Songs

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. [caption id="attachment_36904" align="alignright" width="350"] Enuff Z'nuff [/caption] 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. We hope you enjoy our Top 5 Enuff Z'nuff Songs and SHARE with a friend. Hear our 2017 interview with Donnie Vie HERE Buy Music! Enuff Znuff Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Call us on the Hotline! (540) DBGeek - 1 or (540) 324-3351 Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download       Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/3/20181 hour, 42 minutes, 52 seconds
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Radio Sucks Radio Show v32 - Ep312

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? [caption id="attachment_36307" align="alignright" width="270"] Radio Sucks Radio Show v32 [/caption] 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. We hope you enjoy Radio Sucks Radio Show v32 and SHARE with a friend! Buy Music! The Doors Ace Frehley WASP Circus of Power LIT John Corabi Animal Drive Honeymoon Disease Vinnie Vincent Ramones Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Call us on the Hotline! (540) DBGeek - 1 or (540) 324-3351 Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/21/20181 hour, 32 minutes, 24 seconds
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More Rare Hare with Tyson Leslie - Ep311

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. [caption id="attachment_36186" align="alignright" width="350"] More Rare Hare [/caption] 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. We hope you enjoy More Rare Hare with Tyson Leslie and SHARE with a friend! Buy Music! Enuff Znuff Vixen iTunes Review: Funny, honest, from the heart 🤘 by tom b. NJ on Jan 26, 2018 Rating: ★★★★★ These guys are part of my weekly routine. They connect with their listeners and....they care. It’s a mutual love of hard rock and metal. Subscribe. Today. Keep it going guys!! Facebook Review: Robert Sedler reviewed Decibel Geek Podcast — 5 star February 1 at 4:59pm · 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/ Geeks of the Week: Joey Vanchieri, Mary Ann Cowley, Growin’ Up Rock podcast, Dave Alderson, Amber Bits, Kisstory Science Theatre, Rich Canamar, Brandt Cattell, Rockin Ron Runyon, Greg York, Joe Royland, Sit & Spin with Joe, Tom Cullen, Matt Ashcraft,  Stacey Sullivan, Marc Alden Taylor, Free Form Rock Podcast, Jay Szczeblewski, Bakko, Cobras & Fire, Paul Korn, Matt Porter (The KISS Room), Sean Cullen, Scott Smith, Wayne Cross, Eric Nesbitt, Joseph Capone, Kenneth Roy, Cool World, James Brendon Dunn, Greg Troyan, Andy Lafon, Warren Money, Joe Lascon, Mikael Burell, Eric Sartana Horner, Aaron Baker, Story Time with Aaron Baker, Andrew Jacobs, Otto Erlend Gregersen, David Glynn, Brad Kalmanson, Adam Cox, Trevor McDougall, Joe Lascon, David Glynn, Sonny Pooni, I’m in Love with Satchel from Steel Panther, Knighthawk, Save Rock n Metal, Nick Rose, TJ Cullen, Joe Becht, FMPB Podcast, Christopher Stokes, Digital Killed, Ernesto Aguilar, The Mooger Fooger Contact Us! Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Facebook Fan Page Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram E-mail Us Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Call us on the Hotline! (540) DBGeek - 1 or (540) 324-3351 Support Us! Shop through our Amazon link! Donate to the show! Stream Us! Stitcher Radio Spreaker TuneIn Become a VIP Subscriber! Click HERE for more info! Comment Below Direct Download Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices