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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KISS’ “I” Video Now Public and Boy is it Cheezy!

KISS’ “I” Video Now Public and Boy is it Cheezy!

If you aren’t a fan of KISS then this post isn’t for you. You’ve, no doubt, mocked even the high points of this legendary band’s career so just move along. However, if you are a dyed-in-the-wool KISS fan, prepare to simultaneously watch the the greatest and lamest thing you’ve ever seen in your life as a fan of the Hottest Band in the Land. The KISS My Boots podcast has premiered a long-shelved video from…

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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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Ace Stories with Crazy Joe Renda – Ep249

Ace Stories with Crazy Joe Renda – Ep249

Producer and longtime friend of Ace Frehley, Crazy Joe Renda stops by to share Ace Stories about everyone’s favorite spaceman. Joe first came to prominence in KISS fan circles with the novelty song, ‘Eugene‘ released under the moniker of Crazy Joe & The Variable Speed Band. The song would go down in KISSTORY as Ace Frehley‘s first musical project outside of the band as he’s a co-writer and co-producer of the song. Joe also founded…

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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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Sunset Strip Memories – Ep225

Sunset Strip Memories – Ep225

Put on your studs and leather and break out the Aqua Net as DBG VIP Gregory Muse joins the Decibel Geek podcast this week for Sunset Strip Memories! In this hour-plus discussion Gregory shares his recollections of growing up in Southern California and witnessing rock music history being made as he reflects back on seeing a young group of punks in the clubs calling themselves Motley Crue. You’ll hear him share his memories of early…

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Music From The Elder 34 Years Later

Music From The Elder 34 Years Later

“Who steers the ship through the stormy sea?” Ironic that those are the first words you hear. Who indeed was steering the KISS ship during this stormy period? Gene Simmons? Paul Stanley? Bob Ezrin? Cocaine? On November 10th 1981 KISS released their 9th studio album (Music From) the Elder. It would be their first and last venture into the world of concept records. Like a Sasquatch darting across a highway only to disappear into the…

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