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RON KEEL BAND – Fight Like A Band (Album Review)

RON KEEL BAND – Fight Like A Band (Album Review)

I’ve followed the career of Ron Keel since I dropped some of my paper route money on the Cedar Mall Drug counter in exchange for my cassette copy of The Right To Rock. I was a horrible paper boy.  I may have been chronically late but I always packed my Walkman and The Right To Rock was an album that helped me ignore the angry customers shaking their fists as I rolled in with their…

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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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WILSON – Tasty Nasty (Album Review)

WILSON – Tasty Nasty (Album Review)

Detroit rockers Wilson are back with a new record titled Tasty Nasty. Fans of the band’s full blast hard rock/metal sound are in for a surprise.  Well, less of a surprise and more a shock.  If you’ve been following lead singer Chad Nicefield on Instagram, he’s been leaving cryptic clues for at least a few months that with the benefit of hindsight seem to foreshadow the evolution Wilson was in midst of. Tasty Nasty is…

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VANS WARPED TOUR (Photo Gallery)

VANS WARPED TOUR (Photo Gallery)

Today was the last official date of the long running Vans Warped Tour.  Decibel Geek was on site to catch the action on July 22nd in Shakopee, MN.  Enjoy the photos.  And thank you Warped for almost three decades of a live music festival. OFFICIAL WEBSITE / FACEBOOK From Wikipedia: The Warped Tour is a traveling rock tour that has toured the United States annually each summer since 1995. It is the largest traveling music…

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