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A podcast that features discussion of all things Hard Rock & Heavy Metal from the 1960's through today. Year in Review Shows, Top 5 Discussions, Radio Sucks Radio Shows and interviews with members of KISS, Alice Cooper, Ugly Kid Joe, Armored Saint, WASP, Great White, Vixen, Killer Dwarfs and many, many more!




Rock n Pod Primer - Ep292

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

Duration: 01:43:20

KISS Lightning Round - Ep291

When a planned episode gets shelved due to audio issues, we improvise this week with KISS Lightning Round - Ep291. We put out a last-minute call for KISS-related questions and topics and, boy, did you guys respond! In this 2 hour-plus loose discussion, we tip a few beers and try to address as many KISS-related topics that the listeners through our way via the Decibel Geek facebook page. [caption id="attachment_30743" align="alignright" width="300"] KISS Lightning Round [/caption] We...

Duration: 02:18:47

The Return of Pixie Esmonde - Ep290

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

Duration: 01:25:37

Demolicious KISS Edition

The guys are back for week two of KISSMAS in July with Demolicious KISS Edition. While KISS has released a great catalog of music over the past 43 years, there's been a wealth of solid material that didn't get released officially. In this long-form episode, Chris and Aaron spin some of their favorite KISS demos. Demolicious KISS Edition You'll get material that pre-dates the first album all the way through unreleased songs from 1998's 'Psycho Circus' album. It's a fun peek at what...

Duration: 01:26:42

Konversation with Gene Simmons Band

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

Duration: 01:31:06

Conversation with Donnie Vie - Ep287

Donnie Vie appears on the Decibel Geek Podcast this week for a revealing conversation. This long-form discussion covers a life and career of ups, downs, triumphs, rejections, celebration, turmoil and ultimately, rediscovery. Vie, known by many as the controversial front man for Chicago greats Enuff Z'nuff has churned out an impressive catalog of work. However, demons (both individually and collectively) seemed to overshadow the band at every step. Shifting musical climates, substance...

Duration: 01:52:10

RUSH Covered in Metal - Ep286

Chris & Aaron continue the love-fest for Geddy, Neil, and Alex this week with RUSH Covered in Metal. There are a lot of cover versions of RUSH songs out there by a lot of different artists. What your hosts found out in research for this episode is that there are a lot of bad RUSH covers. However, this week you're gonna get the best gems that they could find in a sea of mediocrity. Clearly, RUSH is a very difficult band to successfully cover. Try to put too much of your own spin on it and...

Duration: 01:27:09

The Heavier Side of RUSH - Ep285

Chris & Aaron return this week to discuss The Heavier Side of RUSH; songs that kick a little harder from the legendary Canadian trio. RUSH, formed in 1968, and solidified in 1971 with a lineup of Geddy Lee (bass/vocals), Alex Lifeson (guitar), and John Rutsey (drums) would find aid in manager Ray Danniels and producer Terry Brown. The self-titled 1974 debut album was filled with hard rock numbers reminiscent of Led Zeppelin. The band would ultimately break on the strength of the song...

Duration: 01:42:40

Under the ACDC Influence - Ep284

DBG VIP and Decibel Geek writer, Steven Michael, joins Chris and Aaron for Under the ACDC Influence; a deep dive into bands that were influenced by the Australian hard rock giants. Steve and the guys discuss their love for ACDC, the evidence of their influence on rock and roll history, and spin a bunch of tracks by a bunch of bands that were influenced by Angus Young and company. Many fads come and go, and with them so do many bands. What is the flavor of the week will soon be a punchline...

Duration: 02:20:33

Albums Unleashed - TUFF What Comes Around with Stevie Rachelle Ep283

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

Duration: 01:57:16

Radio Sucks Radio Show v30 - Ep282

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

Duration: 01:58:36

Skype's Down! - Ep281

When a scheduled interview is derailed by their call recording program, Skype, going down, the guys decide to crack a few beers and bring you an off-the-cuff conversation that features a number of things that are offered in their DBG VIP subscription program on Patreon. In this long-form discussion, the guys go over some current rock news events including Zakk Wylde rejoining Ozzy Osbourne's band, Local H winning a contest to open for Metallica on their upcoming tour, and KISS (of course)....

Duration: 01:37:14

Conversation with Scott Van Zen

Guitarist and KISS co-writer Scott Van Zen sits down with the guys this week for a long-form talk about his life, guitar playing, and the experience of writing with our favorite demon, Gene Simmons. In this hour-plus discussion, Scott talks about his early years in central California. Inspired by a wide cross-section of guitarists ranging from Jeff Beck to Johnny Winter to Ted Nugent to Eddie Van Halen; Scott Van Zen worked his way through the ranks to become one of the California's best...

Duration: 01:34:27

Radio Sucks Radio Show v29

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

Duration: 01:38:20

1982 Year in Review Pt2 - Ep278

Aaron and Chris return to the wayback machine for 1982 Year in Review Pt2! In this nearly two hour nostalgia extravaganza, your hosts have more facts, pop culture happenings, news stories, and music to share from an awesome year! 1982 Year in Review Pt2 You'll get music from 20+ artists including Judas Priest, April Wine, Aerosmith, Tygers of Pan Tang, Plasmatics, Twisted Sister, Foghat Led Zeppelin, Wishbone Ash, Whitesnake, Billy Squire, Alice Cooper, Hughes/Thrall, Demon, Michael...

Duration: 01:58:16

1982 Year in Review Pt1 - Ep277

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

Duration: 01:55:11

Rock n Pod Expo Roundtable

Hosts from numerous participating podcasts get together on one call to discuss the upcoming Nashville Rock n Pod Expo happening August 26, 2017 at Millennium Hall in Nashville TN. Discussion includes details on advance tickets, perks offered by the shows, information on vinyl and memorabilia dealers, as well as some special guest announcements. The Nashville Rock n Pod Expo is being crowdfund by rock and podcasting fans to cover travel and other expenses. This is a first year DIY...

Duration: 00:39:22

Albums Unleashed Poison Look What the Cat Dragged In with Rikki Rockett - Ep276

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

Duration: 01:18:29

Fresh Blood v5 - Ep275

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

Duration: 01:17:18

Albums Unleashed - Steeler with Rik Fox Ep274

Bassist Rik Fox returns to Decibel Geek this week for Albums Unleashed - Steeler. Fronted by vocalist Ron Keel, Steeler had migrated west from Nashville. Upon his arrival, Keel would realize he needed new players to compete with a burgeoning Sunset Strip scene that included rising stars such as Motley Crue and Quiet Riot. In this long form discussion, Rik shares his memories of auditioning for Steeler, his meeting with drummer Mark Edwards, and the circumstances that would lead to Swedish...

Duration: 01:30:18

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