Radio Sucks Radio Show v34 – Ep332

Radio Sucks Radio Show v34 – Ep332

Digital Killed the Radio Star host David Hudson is here to spin killer tunes with Radio Sucks 34! David was one of the many awesome VIP donors to ROCKNPOD and this week we’re returning the favor. In this hour-plus chat David digs into some great rock tunes that radio just won’t touch. Radio Sucks 34   This episode is full to the brim with killer tracks from some of your favorite artists. You’ll get ear…

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STEEL CITY – Fortress (Album Review)

STEEL CITY – Fortress (Album Review)

OUT f’n Standing! That is pretty much my entire review of the debut album entitled Fortress from Ohio based rockers Steel City. If you are searching for a melodic pop metal masterpiece, you just found it. After just one listen, Fortress is flirting with my top spot on my Best of 2018 list. It’s that fucking good, no joke. About a month ago, I was invited to come “like” the Steel City Facebook page. Always open…

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CRAZY LIXX – Ruff Justice (Album Review)

CRAZY LIXX – Ruff Justice (Album Review)

Having checked out this band a few times over the past decade based on their name, which appeals to me and is generally indicative of my expectations of sound. Over the years they have delivered that sleaze sound that seems to breed like rabbits in Sweden (and neighboring countries). I do keep coming back to Crazy Lixx each release and through many member changes, I still await the evolution of the hooks to over the…

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DEF LEPPARD POISON TESLA in Atlanta (Concert Review)

DEF LEPPARD POISON TESLA in Atlanta (Concert Review)

5/3/17 – Lakewood Amphitheater  – Atlanta, Ga. Great concert co-headline packages are all the rage these days with two or three mega bands sharing a bill. In a world where all the 80’s bands we love are struggling to make a living from album sales, more and more bands are forced to earn their living playing live. This is a good and bad thing in my opinion. On the one hand, you get to see your…

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KILLER BEE – Eye In The Sky (Album Review)

KILLER BEE – Eye In The Sky (Album Review)

The darkness has descended and the end of the year is just around the corner.  Perfect conditions to test drive some new music in the semi-light of morning on the way to the day job. Killer Bee are a new listening experience for me.  Although the band has been around since the early 1990’s, Eye In The Sky is the first release I have heard from his Canadian-Swedish outfit. As I pulled away from home,…

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TESLA – Mechanical Resonance Live (Album Review)

TESLA – Mechanical Resonance Live (Album Review)

It’s hard to believe it was 30 years ago that Tesla exploded onto the scene with Mechanical Resonance. They stood out from the hair metal bands of the time by keeping their focus on their music and not on their image. The result was solid bluesy hard rock and work ethic that they honed from their favorite bands from the 70’s. They’re still going strong with some of their best music coming in the 2000’s….

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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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DEF LEPPARD at Blossom Music Center (Concert Review)

DEF LEPPARD at Blossom Music Center (Concert Review)

It felt like 1987 at Blossom Music Center just outside of Cleveland. Def Leppard, Tesla and REO Speedwagon brought us back in time with a blast of ’80s hard and classic rock. Def Leppard hit the stage with “Let’s Go”, the opening track from their latest self-titled CD. This song’s main riff is too close to “Pour Some Sugar On Me” and overall too poppy for me. Luckily, they kicked it up a notch with “Animal”…

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Forced Entry – Forced Entry (CD Review)

Forced Entry – Forced Entry (CD Review)

Back in 1988, I was in 8th grade and listening to popular rock bands like Guns n’ Roses, Bon Jovi and Def Leppard. I was starting to discover bands like Scorpions, Metallica and a whole range of harder bands that would fill up my tape collection (this was before I had a CD player). One band that I didn’t hear about, but falls right into the music that consuming my life is German heavy metal…

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1980 Year in Review Part 1 – Ep220

1980 Year in Review Part 1 – Ep220

Put away that leisure suit and break out your skinny tie as Decibel Geek goes back in time for 1980 Year in Review Part 1! In this hour-plus journey through January through May, Chris and Aaron discuss important news stories including the death of Bon Scott, the trial of John Wayne Gacy, Paul McCartney getting busted with a bunch of weed, Mt. St. Helens erupting and the Miracle on Ice. The guys also talk about…

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