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 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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BOB KULICK – Skeletons In The Closet (Late Spring, 2017)

BOB KULICK – Skeletons In The Closet (Late Spring, 2017)

Throughout his forty year music career, Bob Kulick has worked with an astonishing array of artists. From Meat Loaf to Motorhead. From KISS to Michael Bolton. WASP to Diana Ross as well as legends such as Roger Daltrey, Alice Cooper, Lou Reed and Paul Stanley‘s first solo album and tour. After serving as a sideman and producer for much of his professional career, Kulick has decided that it was time to release a solo album,…

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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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KISS Shoulda Been a Single – Ep248

KISS Shoulda Been a Single – Ep248

The podfather, Ken Mills, joins Chris & Aaron this week for KISS Shoulda Been a Single as KISSMAS in July rolls on! In this long form discussion and music episode, the guys each pick 5 songs from all of KISStory that they think shoulda been a single. These could be songs that would have rescued ill-fated albums in the KISS catalog as well as songs that could have made a successful album even more successful….

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Never Not Rocking with Jimmy Pardo – Ep241

Never Not Rocking with Jimmy Pardo – Ep241

Comedian and host of Never Not Funny, Jimmy Pardo joins the guys this week for all talk about KISS fandom, comedy, podcasting, and a whole bunch more. In this hour-plus discussion, Jimmy talks about his long-running KISS fandom through the good times and the bad as well as his early days in standup comedy, running a record store, working for a record company, his groundbreaking podcast career, and his working relationship with Conan O’Brien and…

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Captain Black Beard – It’s a Mouthful (Album Review)

Captain Black Beard – It’s a Mouthful (Album Review)

Edward Teach, better known to most as Captain Black Beard the notorious pirate shares his well-known moniker with a melodic rock band from Sweden, really where else would they be from with the veritable hotbed of musical output from that Scandinavian nation in the last few years. The band was born in 2009 and after paying their dues playing the Stockholm club circuit, Captain Black Beard recorded their debut full-length album and released it to…

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Destination Nineteen Eighty-something! Time Capsule – Lita Ford

Destination Nineteen Eighty-something! Time Capsule – Lita Ford

Lita, fire up the Delorean, destination nineteen eighty-something! The story behind Lita Ford‘s new album Time Capsule is almost as captivating as any Back to the Future movie, but we will get to that in a moment. First, let me start with my personal history and one Lita Ford. No, I have never had the pleasure of meeting her or for that matter, I have never even caught her live which is tragic considering how…

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