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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RUSH Covered in Metal – Ep286

RUSH Covered in Metal – Ep286

Chris & Aaron continue the love-fest for Geddy, Neil, and Alex this week with RUSH Covered in Metal. There are a lot of cover versions of RUSH songs out there by a lot of different artists. What your hosts found out in research for this episode is that there are a lot of bad RUSH covers. However, this week you’re gonna get the best gems that they could find in a sea of mediocrity. Clearly,…

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Gene Simmons Band – More Tour Dates Announced

Gene Simmons Band – More Tour Dates Announced

More tour dates have been added for the already-successful run of Gene Simmons Band shows. August will be filled with dates in California, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Windsor, Ontario. September tour dates include stops in Pennsylvania and a two-night stand in Edmonton, Alberta. After a break in October, Gene and the gang head to Rhode Island and Texas for November dates as well as stops in Bolivia, Argentina, and Mexico. The Gene Simmons Band includes guitarists…

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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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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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1982 Year in Review Pt1 – Ep277

1982 Year in Review Pt1 – Ep277

The guys go back in time this week as they bring you 1982 Year in Review Pt1. In this long-form trip through the first half of the year, Chris & Aaron cover a lot of ground. 1982 saw some pretty historic beginnings in technology and pop culture including the Commodore 64 and Late Night with David Letterman. 1982 was also a year of loss in the entertainment community. Notably, the losses of John Belushi and…

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Meet the Gene Simmons Band

Meet the Gene Simmons Band

When KISS‘ Gene Simmons announced that he would be performing select solo gigs throughout 2017, speculation ran wild. Was KISS ending? What songs would he play? Would it be a greatest hits show? Where would he perform? and on and on and on. One question loomed larger than most; who would Gene pick as his backing band? The answer is now known; and he couldn’t have made a better choice.   Meet the Gene Simmons…

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Fresh Blood v5 – Ep275

Fresh Blood v5 – Ep275

Chris and Aaron return this week for Fresh Blood v5; a block of rock and metal from awesome newer bands. In this music-packed episode, the guys spin great tracks that span the entire rock genre. You’ll get awesome tracks from Inglorious, Bleached, Apocalyptic Lovers, White Reaper, Killing Grace, Badflower, Klassik 78, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Electric Guitars, and Double Crush Syndrome. Fresh Blood v5   In addition to all of that, the guys…

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Albums Unleashed – Steeler with Rik Fox Ep274

Albums Unleashed – Steeler with Rik Fox Ep274

Bassist Rik Fox returns to Decibel Geek this week for Albums Unleashed – Steeler. Fronted by vocalist Ron Keel, Steeler had migrated west from Nashville. Upon his arrival, Keel would realize he needed new players to compete with a burgeoning Sunset Strip scene that included rising stars such as Motley Crue and Quiet Riot. In this long form discussion, Rik shares his memories of auditioning for Steeler, his meeting with drummer Mark Edwards, and the…

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Radio Sucks Radio Show v28 – Ep273

Radio Sucks Radio Show v28 – Ep273

DBG VIP Joe Becht joins the guys this week for Radio Sucks Radio Show v28. In this two-hour music and discussion episode, Joe spins killer tracks from artists and albums that he think weren’t given a fair shake by the mainstream radio community. However, in this long-form episode you’ll get great songs from Skid Row, Wendy O. Williams, Plasmatics, King’s X, Angel, Trouble, Rush, Love/Hate, Cheap Trick, and The Cult. It’s a fun ride with…

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