The Return of Pixie Esmonde – Ep290

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…

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Demolicious KISS Edition – Ep289

Demolicious KISS Edition – Ep289

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…

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Konversation with Gene Simmons Band – Ep288

Konversation with Gene Simmons Band – Ep288

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…

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GIANT Reunion in Nashville This Weekend

GIANT Reunion in Nashville This Weekend

Melodic rock band GIANT has announced their first ever reunion appearance. The original lineup of Dann Huff, David Huff, Mike Brignardello and Mark Oakley will be joined by Tyson Leslie on keys and Bryan Cole on vocals. The reunion appearance takes place Saturday July 1st at Basement East in Nashville, TN as part of The Thrilla for Toddzilla benefit concert to aid Nashville musician, and frequent Decibel Geek guest, Todd Austin. The benefit show, organized…

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Conversation with Donnie Vie – Ep287

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 abuse, changing members,…

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RUSH Covered in Metal – Ep286

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,…

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Gene Simmons Band – More Tour Dates Announced

Gene Simmons Band – More Tour Dates Announced

More tour dates have been added for the already-successful run of Gene Simmons Band shows. August will be filled with dates in California, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Windsor, Ontario. September tour dates include stops in Pennsylvania and a two-night stand in Edmonton, Alberta. After a break in October, Gene and the gang head to Rhode Island and Texas for November dates as well as stops in Bolivia, Argentina, and Mexico. The Gene Simmons Band includes guitarists…

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Toddzilla GoFundMe Campaign Announced

Toddzilla GoFundMe Campaign Announced

Past guest and friend of the show Todd “Toddzilla” Austin lost his home, pets, car, and belongings earlier this week in a tragic house fire. Todd, who’s been a staple of the Nashville music scene (Jones World, Funkhammer, Purple Masquerade) for 2-plus decades, was out of town with his girlfriend when the fire struck. The material losses, including a classic Corvette, several vintage guitars and pieces of music equipment, were bad enough. Most tragically though,…

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The Heavier Side of RUSH – Ep285

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…

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Under the ACDC Influence – Ep284

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…

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