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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Are You Ready For The KISS Goodbye? (KISSmas in July)

Are You Ready For The KISS Goodbye? (KISSmas in July)

It’s been said that a man’s hair turns gray at the moment he realizes the great moments of his life weren’t so great.  That may explain why you won’t see a gray hair on Gene Simmons or Paul Stanley.  Great moments that will always remain great.  Or maybe it’s hair die and wigs. I started listening to KISS as a seven-year-old and since have been my favorite band.  Around my 14th birthday, I realized KISS…

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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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KISS – Magic #7 (Songs ranked, KISSmas in July)

KISS – Magic #7 (Songs ranked, KISSmas in July)

Have you ever wondered why the number seven gets so much attention?  You never hear about the numbers four, five or nine.  Whether you think seven is lucky, aspire to see the Seven Wonders of the World or believe in the religious connotation of 777, there is no doubt that this magical number has a place in our society.  It even shows up in rock music.  Poison had “7 Days Over You”, TNT had the…

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Is The Ultimate KISS Tour Coming?? (KISSmas in July Fantasy Blog)

Is The Ultimate KISS Tour Coming?? (KISSmas in July Fantasy Blog)

I recently came into a billion dollars, and I said to myself, “Self, I have a bunch of extra money and I love rock and roll. How can I put some of this money to good use? I know, let’s coordinate the ultimate reunion tour for one of my all-time favorite rock bands KISS!!” In the back of my twisted and completely delusional mind, I can hear The Kiss Army members rejoicing all over the…

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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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Eric Carr Remembered with Gary Corbett Pt2 – Ep266

Eric Carr Remembered with Gary Corbett Pt2 – Ep266

The guys are back this week to pick up where they left off with Gary Corbett reliving more Eric Carr memories. The conversation picks up with much more home video commentary including KISS‘ appearance at the Monsters of Rock festival in 1988, run  ins with wild fans in Budapest Hungary, a strange trip to Iceland, and much more video from the road. Eric Carr Memories   The guys also wrap things up with a discussion…

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Eric Carr Remembered with Gary Corbett Pt1 – Ep265

Eric Carr Remembered with Gary Corbett Pt1 – Ep265

Former KISS keyboardist and friend of Eric Carr joins the guys this week to celebrate the life of the late drummer on the 25th anniversary of his loss. Gary joined KISS in 1987 for the Crazy Nights tour and remained with the band throughout 1990’s Hot in the Shade tour. During this period he developed a close bond with Eric Carr as the two would spend much of their free time entertaining each other on…

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KISS Retro-Active – Hot In The Shade (1989)

KISS Retro-Active – Hot In The Shade (1989)

“When I was seventeen, found out just what it means If you can get it free, it just ain’t worth a damn When I heard the preacher say, don’t throw your life away I got that message, and I wrote it on the wall” – “Cadillac Dreams” Continuing the KISSmas in July Retro-active articles, we take a look back at 1989’s Hot In The Shade album and ask the question, can you “Read My Body”…

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