Rock n Roll Diaries with Aaron Baker – Ep335

Rock n Roll Diaries with Aaron Baker – Ep335

ROCKNPOD donor and friend of the show Aaron Baker joins us this week for Rock n Roll Diaries. This new theme features Aaron showcasing artists and songs that are markers in his journey through life. Additionally, these songs have a therapeutic element in their ability to help him through difficult times. Rock n Roll Diaries   Aaron is bringing an incredible list of songs to share this week. You’re getting killer tracks from Van Halen,…

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Conversation with Damon Johnson – Ep326

Conversation with Damon Johnson – Ep326

Damon Johnson joins us this week for a discussion of his incredible career. At the present time, Damon has his hands full with Black Star Riders and his upcoming solo album Memoirs of an Uprising. Damon Johnson really brings it in this long-form talk with some great stories from his career and life. From Brother Cane‘s early days opening for such legends as Van Halen, Aerosmith and Robert Plant among others. Additionally, Damon shares his…

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CHEAP TRICK – We’re All Alright! (Album Review)

CHEAP TRICK – We’re All Alright! (Album Review)

Not many bands make it to 18 albums. It takes a combination of longevity and releasing albums consistently. Bands that have made this pinnacle include the Rolling Stones, KISS, Black Sabbath and Scorpions. But, many of your favorite bands haven’t reached it (and probably won’t) like Aerosmith, AC/DC and ZZ Top. Well, you can now add Cheap Trick to the 18-timers club with their latest CD, We’re All Alright! If you’re going to name your…

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SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2017 – A Recap in photos

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2017 – A Recap in photos

Sweden Rock Festival 2017 For the second year in a row, I was able to go to Sweden Rock. This time I was fortunate to see Canadian hard rock band Helix live in Sweden, along with Edguy, Aerosmith, Saxon, Lionheart and many more. I had a great time once again with my Decibel Geek brethren and hope to continue returning year after year to this awesome festival. Here is a recap of the bands I…

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The 2017 SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL – Recap Day 2 (Festival Review/Feature)

The 2017 SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL – Recap Day 2 (Festival Review/Feature)

Thursday, June 8, 2017 – Sweden Rock Festival 2017 – Day #2 Hotel breakfast and buckets of coffee started Thursday, June 8th. Then it was some confusing shower experiences. No, not like that you perverts! We couldn’t figure out the taps as they possessed no markings whatsoever. And the tub was basically open in the bathroom with only a little shower curtain that didn’t even go half way around. Almost impossible to prevent a bathroom…

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THE RICH AND FAMOUS – Take Us To Your Leader (Album Review)

THE RICH AND FAMOUS – Take Us To Your Leader (Album Review)

The Rich And Famous were formed by Jeff and Cliff Hoad, two brothers most people would be familiar with from the Australian hard rock band Kings Of The Sun.  Formed in 2002, The Rich And Famous was created as a reaction to what Jeffrey Hoad described as ‘faceless fodder‘, the state of the music scene at that time was enduring an “extended period of blandness“.  Certainly, this EP is no way bland.  It is a…

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1982 Year in Review Part 2 – Ep278

1982 Year in Review Part 2 – Ep278

Aaron and Chris return to the wayback machine for 1982 Year in Review Pt2! In this nearly two hour nostalgia extravaganza, your hosts have more facts, pop culture happenings, news stories, and music to share from an awesome year! 1982 Year in Review Pt2   You’ll get music from 20+ artists including Judas Priest, April Wine, Aerosmith, Tygers of Pan Tang, Plasmatics, Twisted Sister, Foghat Led Zeppelin, Wishbone Ash, Whitesnake, Billy Squire, Alice Cooper, Hughes/Thrall,…

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CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED – Creatures Watching Over The Dead (Album Review)

CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED – Creatures Watching Over The Dead (Album Review)

What do the following albums have in common:  – Master of Puppets by Metallica  – Among the Living by Anthrax  – Toys In the Attic by Aerosmith  – Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi  – Pyromania by Def Leppard Not only did these albums unleash these bands to a whole new level of fame, but they were their third albums. Many argue that these are the best albums by these bands. The new album by…

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STEVEN TYLER – We’re All Somebody From Somewhere

STEVEN TYLER – We’re All Somebody From Somewhere

Let me start by saying that I’m a huge Aerosmith fan. In my mind, there is no better singer/front man than Steven Tyler. But, when the singer of one of the best hard rock bands of all time announces that he’s putting out a solo country CD, that vein in my forehead starts vibrating like you wouldn’t believe. Now, to be fair, I had the same reaction when Bon Jovi (another one of my favorites)…

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1974 Year in Review Part 1 – Ep251

1974 Year in Review Part 1 – Ep251

Chris and Aaron are going back in time this week for the 1974 Year in Review Part 1; an hour-plus of pop culture, news stories, classic commercials, and loads of the music that made the first half of the year awesome. In this long form journey through the wayback machine, your host spin classic tracks from Foghat, Humble Pie, Sweet, Deep Purple, Ted Nugent, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Queen, Rush, Aerosmith, Budgie, Elf, The New York Dolls,…

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