30 YEARS LATER – A LOOK BACK AT THE LIFE OF LEGENDARY LUTHIER, KRIS DERRIG

30 YEARS LATER – A LOOK BACK AT THE LIFE OF LEGENDARY LUTHIER, KRIS DERRIG

May 14, 2017, marks the 30th anniversary of the passing of Kris Derrig.  A kind-hearted guitar nerd of the most adorable kind, Kris Derrig built arguably the most famous Les Paul in the world today – Slash’s 1959 Les Paul replica.  If you love Appetite For Destruction, you love the sound of this guitar.  If you’ve seen the “Welcome To The Jungle” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine” videos, you’ve seen this guitar.  Cruelly, Kris Derrig…

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BROFEST #5 Newcastle UK – The Full Report (Festival Coverage)

BROFEST #5 Newcastle UK – The Full Report (Festival Coverage)

Well, here it is. Decibel Geek‘s complete coverage of our first experience at Brofest #5 in Newcastle UK. On hand for the event, we found Decibel Geek website editor/staff writer Rich “The Meister” Dillon, Swedish staff writer Mikael “The Lionsheart” Svensson and staff writer Graham “Sparky” Spark. The boys had a fantastic time overall, catching tons of great rock and meeting new friends and band members alike. Here you’ll find daily recap overview articles for each…

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25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck (1992)

25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck (1992)

1992. What comes mind for you when you think of that year? Nirvana‘s Nevermind reached number 1 on the Billboard charts. Vince Neil quit Motley Crue… right after being fired. Mariah Carey sang at her live performances. Whitney Houston married Bobby Brown and started doing crack.  Metallica and G N’ R went on a co-headlining tour that included a riot in Canada after James Hetfield burned his hand on some pyro while Axl Rose refused to go onstage until he…

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DAVID HOPE – Rock View Of 2016

DAVID HOPE – Rock View Of 2016

Adam Cox reached out to me and asked if I had any thoughts on 2016 and what’s ahead for 2017 regarding our band, the Apocalyptic Lovers. You are now reading this, so of course, I was in. After I agreed, I thought to myself, how the hell do I put down what I think of 2016 plus what’s ahead in 2017 in a couple sentences? Those who know me, know that’s about as likely as…

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The Best of 2016 (Decibel Geek Staff Picks)

The Best of 2016 (Decibel Geek Staff Picks)

Hello, and welcome to Decibel Geek. For the uninitiated, we are a hard rock/heavy metal website and weekly podcast. Decibel Geek began as a weekly podcast presented by hosts Chris Czynszak and Aaron Camaro and has grown into what you find here today. Alongside the weekly issued, absolutely free podcast episodes, our website features photograph galleries from live events around the world as well a direct feed to our YouTube channel, DBGTV. Our writing team encompasses some…

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MORC West: MONSTERWOOD 2016 – Complete Coverage

MORC West: MONSTERWOOD 2016 – Complete Coverage

Once again On the Blue Entertainment has presented a successful Monsters of Rock Cruise. Dubbed Monsterwood, this 6th voyage in five years departed from the Port of San Pedro, Los Angeles bringing cruisers to new destinations. Furthermore, this marks the first time that the floating party boat has not set sail from Florida (Fort Lauderdale 2012-2013 / Miami 2014, 15 & 16). While folks from around the world rocking hard on the high seas did…

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Behold ROCK n’ SKULL! Decibel Geek Returns for 2016.

Behold ROCK n’ SKULL! Decibel Geek Returns for 2016.

Let me tell you, I for one would rather attend the smaller festivals (although the bigger events can be awesome as well). Most times they are in a club or medium sized venue and are general admission. This affords much better views of the stage and overall experiences to the concert goer rather than a huge stadium and assigned seating. It’s also not unusual to find members of bands mingling with rock fans and watching their…

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Adam Cox’s EXTREME SCENE – October 2016

Adam Cox’s EXTREME SCENE – October 2016

Welcome to “Extreme Scene” Extreme Scene is a new blog on all things Extreme Metal.  Wikipedia views this as “a loosely defined umbrella term for a number of related heavy metal music subgenres that have developed since the early 1980s. It has been defined as a cluster of metal subgenres characterized by sonic, verbal and visual transgression.”  Whatever… This blog is an homage of sorts to the great journalist Don Kaye, who wrote a regular…

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KISSmas in July 2016: The Boxed Set

KISSmas in July 2016: The Boxed Set

Ho. Ho. Ho. It’s that time once again. It only comes once each year and Decibel Geek celebrates this holiday season in full force. We’re talking about KISSmas In July 2016. For the entire month of July, we ramp up our KISS content here at Decibel Geek as we celebrate “The Hottest Band In The World” with entertaining podcast episodes featuring KISS themed guests. As well as these entertaining and informative podcast episodes we feature…

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Sweden Rock Festival 2016: The Complete Coverage

Sweden Rock Festival 2016: The Complete Coverage

Another great time at probably the greatest of it’s kind in the world, Sweden Rock Festival 2016 has drawn to a close. Quite a bit has changed for Decibel Geek‘s Rich “The Meister” Dillon and his excursions to here, totally alone and a bit scared his first year. Consequently, Sweden Rock Festival 2016, Meister‘s fourth time, saw many friends from around the World (Sweden, Switzerland, U.K., Brasil, Canada) attending the event. In addition were fellow Decibel Geeks Mikael “The…

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