Tony Harnell – “I Hated The Name (TNT)”

Tony Harnell – “I Hated The Name (TNT)”

Former TNT vocalist Tony Harnell was a guest on the Cobras & Fire Podcast.  When asked about the name TNT being used by AC/DC cover bands he said: “When I joined the band in 84’. One of the things I really tried to convince them right off the bat, I tried to convince them to change the name.  That was one of the first things.  They got sick of it because I wouldn’t let it go. …

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25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck

25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck

This is my fifth edition of “25 Albums” for Decibel Geek. And things were getting a little thin by 94. Grunge had basically morphed into top forty “alternative” music like Weezer and Belly causing Kurt Cobain to blow his brains out. Pearl Jam sued Ticketmaster and lost. Gotta love those service charges.  Green Day ushered in the pop-punk movement that would influence future greats like Fall Out Boy and Panic At The Disco. Pink Floyd toured…

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TOP ALBUMS of 2018 (Collective Staff Articles)

TOP ALBUMS of 2018 (Collective Staff Articles)

2018 was a blockbuster of heavy music madness! From the Black Metal shores to the Folk Metal forests to the Hard Rock heartlands, our favourite music has served up a massive sonic snowball for us all to enjoy.  We wanted to celebrate the year in Decibel Geek style. So we asked our fantastic writers to pick their top ten records. And why their 2018 picks have made the grade. Decibel Geek Staff Picks for TOP…

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BAKKO’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

BAKKO’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

On a personal level, 2018 was possibly the best year of my life. I made it to New York City for the first time.  My step-daughter, whose hand I used to hold as we crossed the street, got married.  The podcast I host called Cobras & Fire allowed me to talk to many of the idols of my youth like Bruce Kulick, K.K. Downing and Jake E Lee.  I got hammered on a bar patio…

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Jake E Lee: “It Was Never Fun To Party With Ozzy”

Jake E Lee: “It Was Never Fun To Party With Ozzy”

In a recent interview with the Cobras & Fire Podcast, former Ozzy and current Red Dragon Cartel guitarist Jake E. Lee, at the 15:50 mark when asked what Ozzy was like when he drank said: “It was never fun to party with Ozzy, umm cause Ozzy when he’s sober is a sweet funny guy. He’s like one of the funniest guys I’ve ever met. He’s just he’s just fun to be around when he’s sober….

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All Systems NO! Vinnie Vincent Postpones Memphis Show’s

All Systems NO!  Vinnie Vincent Postpones Memphis Show’s

Fool me once.  Shame on me.  Fool me twice… In what has to be the least surprising thing reported today, Vinnie Vincent’s upcoming shows at Graceland have been posponed.  Recently billed as a “Full Shred”, it was initially going to be an acoustic story tellers type of show.  But as the official Facebook post said, Vinnie had been talking about it (Full Shred) for a few weeks before making it official.  But it seems apologies are…

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GRAND ROCKTEMBER VI – End of Summer – Festival Review

GRAND ROCKTEMBER VI – End of Summer – Festival Review

“Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.” – George R.R. Martin For the past five years, thousands of aging metal heads have spent their last days of summer in Hinckley, MN for the annual Grand Rocktember Festival. With bands featured in the pages of Circus Magazine and Hit Parader between 1982-1990 filling the stage over two days.  For the sixth year the folks at Grand Casino decided to add a third day.  Who…

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K.K. Downing “I Slowed Down Because People Weren’t Keeping Up”

K.K. Downing “I Slowed Down Because People Weren’t Keeping Up”

During a recent appearance on the Cobras & Fire Podcast, former Judas Priest guitar player K.K. Downing was asked what he thought of Ian Hill’s recent comments that Richie Faulkner (K.K.’s replacement) has added new energy to the band “I’m not totally happy about what’s being said. Ian seems to be making it seem as if none of the  fans are missing K.K. and Richie’s brought a new energy to the band.  I’m going Ian,…

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Holy Deal Divers! Dio Estate To Be Auctioned Off.

Holy Deal Divers!  Dio Estate To Be Auctioned Off.

Good news for fans of Ronnie James Dio with a decent amount of disposable income.  The late RJD’s wife Wendy has decided it was time to unload all of the clutter from her husbands career by having a Heavy Metal garage sale via an online auction.  The auction is to take place September 14th and 15th.  Below are details and videos of the killer items like swords and stage clothes that will be available.  Happy…

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KIX Singer Steve Whiteman: “Donnie (Purnell) Is A Bitter Person

KIX Singer Steve Whiteman: “Donnie (Purnell) Is A Bitter Person

In an interview with the Cobras & Fire Podcast, KIX front man Steve Whiteman, when asked why founding member and principal songwriter, bassist Donnie Purnell wasn’t included in the bands reunion said: “Donnie is a very bitter person. And um, the only reason that were doing these shows and the only reason that we ever even got back together was because Funny Money would go out and play and I had Mark on bass and…

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