30 YEARS LATER – A LOOK BACK AT THE LIFE OF LEGENDARY LUTHIER, KRIS DERRIG

30 YEARS LATER – A LOOK BACK AT THE LIFE OF LEGENDARY LUTHIER, KRIS DERRIG

May 14, 2017, marks the 30th anniversary of the passing of Kris Derrig.  A kind-hearted guitar nerd of the most adorable kind, Kris Derrig built arguably the most famous Les Paul in the world today – Slash’s 1959 Les Paul replica.  If you love Appetite For Destruction, you love the sound of this guitar.  If you’ve seen the “Welcome To The Jungle” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine” videos, you’ve seen this guitar.  Cruelly, Kris Derrig…

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Conversation with Perry Richardson – Ep227

Conversation with Perry Richardson – Ep227

Former FireHouse bassist Perry Richardson sits down with Chris & Aaron to discuss his career in rock music. In this hour-plus discussion, Perry shares stories of his early history with bands such as Maxx Warrior and Nantucket. He then moves on to discuss the formation and rise of FireHouse. On the success of the singles ‘Don’t Treat Me Bad’ and ‘Love of a Lifetime,’ FireHouse’s self-titled debut album took off; selling over 2 million copies….

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Wannabes and Buffoons? Wally’s Two Cents

Wannabes and Buffoons? Wally’s Two Cents

Wannabes and Buffoons! I find it almost poetic that it was WWE star Chris Jericho that lit a fuse resulting in a war of words between two legendary rock and roll frontmen. In case you missed it and I doubt Decibel Geek fans did, Paul Stanley of KISS and Dee Snider of Twisted Sister have dropped the gloves in what could well be the greatest lead up to Wrestlemania since the Mega-Powers exploded in 1989….

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The Anticipation of The 2015 M3 Festival…ie: The Ramblings of The Meister!

The Anticipation of The 2015 M3 Festival…ie: The Ramblings of The Meister!

Last year I was introduced to a new addiction thanks to some friends made through my years on the Monsters of Rock Cruise. Why, of course, it’s another music festival! With the Monsters of Rock Cruise (MORC) and Sweden Rock Festival already in the cards and Firefest UK planned for later in the year I was somehow able to squeeze in (cash flow and workwise) my first M3 Festival in Maryland in 2014. The M3…

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Geeky Year-End Wrap Up & a Thank You!

Geeky Year-End Wrap Up & a Thank You!

We want to take a minute out of our busy holiday schedule to thank ALL of you that have listened to the Decibel Geek Podcast since our launch back in April. It’s been a fun year full of learning and, hopefully, improvements on the show. We began the year with my clunky “Introduction” episode where I try to describe, between panic attacks, what the show is supposed to be about. Things have definitely changed since…

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Happy Hooligan’s Holiday……Corabi to Jam for Kids in Nashville

Being a middle-aged married dad with bills to pay makes it pretty difficult to get out of the house to see shows. That’s part of the reason we started doing the Decibel Geek Podcast. We live vicariously through the memories & discussion brought forth on the show. But if there’s one thing that can get us out into the wild of Music City, it’s an acoustic show with one of our favorite singers from one…

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Legendary Rock Interviews KANE ROBERTS (Alice Cooper Band)

Legendary Rock Interviews KANE ROBERTS (Alice Cooper Band)

It’s not everyday you see a hulking machine-gun equipped guitarist that looks like he could rip your spine out through your eye socket. But, if you remember the Raise Your Fist & Yell era of the Alice Cooper Band, then you remember Kane Roberts. Kane may have looked like the musical offspring of Lou Ferigno but there’s no question that the guy could play. Mostly known for his work with Cooper, Kane has also had…

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Bruce Kulick Interview (KISS, Grand Funk Railroad)

Bruce Kulick Interview (KISS, Grand Funk Railroad)

Bruce Kulick was always considered the “nice guy” in KISS. But I think it goes deeper than that. While he is, in fact, a very nice person, Bruce Kulick is hands-down a great guitar player. While known for his ability early on to adapt to whatever situation he happened to be in, Bruce has blossomed into a creative, skilled musical technician. In this in-depth discussion provided by our friends at Legendary Rock Interviews, Bruce talks…

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Money for Nothing…..Vinnie Vincent’s Countdown to Lunacy

Money for Nothing…..Vinnie Vincent’s Countdown to Lunacy

You just can’t make this stuff up! Vinnie Vincent, my show’s number 1 fan, has recently updated his YouTube page (ie. his only communication to the outside world; who needs William Morris?) with some long-awaited news! From YouTube: **8/15/11 update! Shooting for a premier date of August 25, 2011 for the OFFICIAL VINNIE VINCENT WEBSITE. Stay tuned here for details. Vinnie Vincent Annual Membership fees for the OFFICIAL VINNIE VINCENT FORUM will be set at…

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