Mick Sweda & Toby Wright Look Back on Bulletboys Debut (Albums Unleashed) – Ep317

Mick Sweda & Toby Wright Look Back on Bulletboys Debut (Albums Unleashed) – Ep317

Guitarist Mick Sweda and engineer Toby Wright join the guys this week to reflect on 1988’s Bulletboys album. Produced by the Ted Templeman for Warner Bros Records, the album reached #34 on the Billboard 200 chart. Correspondingly, the band received heavy rotation from MTV. The videos for ‘Smooth Up in Ya’ and ‘For the Love of Money’ were ever-present at the time. Bulletboys Mick shares the story of how he, bassist Lonnie Vencent and vocalist…

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We Share Our Top 5 Enuff Z’nuff Songs – Ep313

We Share Our Top 5 Enuff Z’nuff Songs – Ep313

This week we share our Top 5 Enuff Z’nuff Songs. Born in Chicago, Enuff Z’nuff are one of Rock’s most criminally underrated acts. Between hooky tunes, an over the top image, and incredible songwriting, the band has racked up an impressive body of work. Enuff Z’nuff   Starting with 1989’s self-titled debut through 2016’s Clowns Lounge, Enuff Z’nuff have released 13 studio albums. They have survived numerous challenges including shifting music trends, addictions, and even…

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More Rare Hare with Tyson Leslie – Ep311

More Rare Hare with Tyson Leslie – Ep311

Vixen keyboardist and friend of the show Tyson Leslie returns for More Rare Hare. Now in it’s sixth installment, the Rare Hare series of concerts have become a favorite of Nashville concert-goers. Incredible players from across the board perform deep cuts and favorites from the heady days of the 80’s. Moreover, the playing is coming from members of some of your favorite bands. More Rare Hare   In this long form talk, Tyson gives us…

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SPARZANZA – Interview with Frederik Weileby (Audio interview)

SPARZANZA – Interview with Frederik Weileby (Audio interview)

One of two amazing albums I have heard this year Sparzanza, Announcing the End (the other, also amazing being their Swedish counterparts The Soul Exchange with their Vow of Seth EP) is an amazing slab of wax. Here’s a quote from my album review: “Final thoughts on the album. What the hell is going on in Sweden? Between Sparzanza and The Soul Exchange releasing two of the best albums this year, I’m considering a move to the Scandinavian countries….

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Conversation with Sandy Gennaro – Ep293

Conversation with Sandy Gennaro – Ep293

Sandy Gennaro joins the guys this week for a career spanning discussion that goes deeper than just the music. Sandy has toured and/or recorded with: Blackjack, Cyndi Lauper, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Bo Diddley, Johnny Winter, The Monkees, Joe Lynn Turner, Michael Bolton, Benny Mardones, Craaft, The Mamas and Papas and Jon Paris. He has recorded several Top 10 singles and has performed for for over a billion fans spanning his 50 year career….

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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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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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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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Conversation with Scott Van Zen – Ep280

Conversation with Scott Van Zen – Ep280

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…

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Talking to CHARLOTTE WESSELS of DELAIN (Interview)

Talking to CHARLOTTE WESSELS of DELAIN (Interview)

And so began the first date of the Delain/HammerFall North American Tour right here in Toronto. The energy shot through the late afternoon air like electric blue lightning that you could almost see. The excitement level was so elevated that you couldn’t help but be carried away as if riding in a hot air balloon. At least that’s how we felt anticipating our chat with Charlotte Wessels of Delain. Arriving at Toronto’s Opera House ahead…

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