Conversation with Ken Barr – Ep145

Conversation with Ken Barr – Ep145

Some of the most memorable KISS discussions we’ve had are the ones we’ve conducted with crew members. This week’s guest should prove to continue that tradition. Former KISS crew member Ken Barr joins Chris and Aaron this week for an in-depth discussion of a very transitional phase in the Hottest Band in the Land’s career. Ken was a drum tech/guitar tech/carpenter for KISS from 1992 – 1996. His tenure included the Revenge tour, Alive III,…

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Conversation with Sher Bach – Ep144

Conversation with Sher Bach – Ep144

This week we kick of the 2014 edition of KISSMAS in July. During these next four weeks we’ll be focusing solely on KISS-releated episodes and talking to KISS-related guests; and today’s is a good one!   Sher Bach has been in close quarters with the Hottest Band in the Land during different eras of their storied career. Sher was married to a member of NY glitter scene contemporaries The Harlots of 42nd Street. She was…

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Conversation with Chuck Garric – Ep139

Conversation with Chuck Garric – Ep139

Chuck Garric is no stranger to large crowds and big tours. His bass duties for such rock and metal legends as Dio, LA Guns, and Alice Cooper have given him quite a resume. But one thing that stays the same after playing in front of millions of people over the years; Chuck Garric is still the same music fan he was as a kid.   When not on tour, Garric resides in Nashville, TN as…

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Conversation with Killer Dwarfs – Ep 137

Conversation with Killer Dwarfs – Ep 137

Last week Aaron Camaro went solo with his one on one talk with Mike Tramp. This week Chris decides to strike out on his own with an in-person hangout with some legends of the Great White North.   The Killer Dwarfs were spending a day in Nashville at Sirius Hair Nation deejay Luc Carl’s “metal farm” and Chris took the opportunity to hang out and pester the guys with a microphone between beers. What you’ll…

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Conversation with Mike Tramp – Episode 136

Conversation with Mike Tramp – Episode 136

It’s been 27 years since White Lion broke through into the public consciousness with 1987’s ‘Pride‘ album. Featuring a solid rhythm section of bassist James Lomenzo and drummer Greg D’Angelo joining virtuoso guitarist Vito Bratta, the band was fronted by a platinum blonde singer that not only had the right look for the era but also had a damn good singing voice that would reverberate through arenas across the world during the late 80’s glam…

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Vinnie Vincent Special part 5 with Andre Labelle (135)

Vinnie Vincent Special part 5 with Andre Labelle (135)

Sometimes going back on your word can be a good thing…… This week we present you with the 5th installment of our Vinnie Vincent Special. Joining us for this discussion is drummer Andre Labelle of The Sky. Andre was tapped by Vinnie to drum on the still-not-officially released album Guitars from Hell that was recorded over a period of 1989 through 1992. In this discussion you’ll hear the whole story of how the project was…

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Albums Unleashed – DaDa w/Dick Wagner (Ep. 134)

Albums Unleashed – DaDa w/Dick Wagner (Ep. 134)

This week Aaron and Chris launch the first installment of a brand new series for the Decibel Geek podcast with Albums Unleashed. The stories behind the songs, circumstances, and creative process from a major player in an album’s creation. And to start things off, we’re covering Alice Cooper‘s DaDa album with special guest Dick Wagner. Released in 1983, DaDa was, for all intents and purposes, dead on arrival due to being the final album in…

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Episode 120 – Gary Corbett Part 2

Episode 120 – Gary Corbett Part 2

To say that last week’s part 1 of our conversation with keyboardist Gary Corbett was popular would be an understatement. In just 7 days, part 1 exceeded download totals for any episode in show history. The audience feedback was overwhelming with many, especially KISS fans, expressing gratitude for a peak behind the curtain of a working band that has had its share of controversy. This week’s second half is no exception. Gary shares his happy…

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Episode 119 – Gary Corbett Part 1

Episode 119 – Gary Corbett Part 1

At the end of 2013, Aaron and Chris got to sit down in-person with a guest that had been on their wish-list since, basically, the inception of the podcast. Today, we’re happy to share the first half of the conversation. Gary Corbett may not be a household name along the lines of Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tom Keifer of Cinderella, or Cyndi Lauper but he’s worked closely with all of them. In part 1 of…

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Episode 118 – Paul Taylor

Episode 118 – Paul Taylor

We kick off 2014 with a guest that has seen many facets of the music industry in his 30+ years in it. Paul Taylor joins Aaron and Chris this week to discuss his career in rock with artists like Aldo Nova, Alice Cooper, Winger, and current projects including The Big Rock Show and production work with up and coming singer Rizzi Myers.   Paul Taylor was brought up in the San Francisco bay area to…

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