Are You Ready For The KISS Goodbye? (KISSmas in July)

Are You Ready For The KISS Goodbye? (KISSmas in July)

It’s been said that a man’s hair turns gray at the moment he realizes the great moments of his life weren’t so great.  That may explain why you won’t see a gray hair on Gene Simmons or Paul Stanley.  Great moments that will always remain great.  Or maybe it’s hair die and wigs. I started listening to KISS as a seven-year-old and since have been my favorite band.  Around my 14th birthday, I realized KISS…

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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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KISS: Freedom To Rock, Colorado Springs, CO

KISS: Freedom To Rock, Colorado Springs, CO

I’ll always remember where I was on March 28th 1988. It was on that date nearly 30 years ago, I experienced my first KISS concert. It was the Crazy Nights tour and I was 3rd row center. On that night my lifelong commitment to the KISS Army was cemented. As I watched KISS from the front row at Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, CO, I was reminded of that night and why KISS is so special. It…

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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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Happy Belated Birthday Alice Cooper (Retro Show Review).

Happy Belated Birthday Alice Cooper (Retro Show Review).

While this is written on your day it will likely get posted a tad late. This story is about the aforementioned birthday boy/Godfather of Shock Rock, my first show ever(rrrrrr!) I added those extra “r”s for some youthful vibe and some other gagglybits. Bits being info. Alice Cooper was my first ever big concert if we omit Ice Capades and such kid ilk from the 70’s and 80’s. I was a very late bloomer getting…

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What If? – KISSMAS in July Ep199

What If? – KISSMAS in July Ep199

KISSMAS in July has been a big success and loaded with great guests and great stories. This week, though, we talk to our favorite people; YOU! Aaron and Chris close out KISSMAS in July in interactive style. What If? is 90+ minutes of your humble hosts going over KISStoric scenarios that you, the listener, submitted through the Decibel Geek facebook fan page. All eras of KISStory are covered as well as some possible future scenarios…

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KISSmas In July: KISS unplugs and unmasks

KISSmas In July: KISS unplugs and unmasks

KISS unplugs and unmasks, Stoic Dave meets his hero and Eric Singer does an Aaron Camaro impression It’s fair to say this was one of the most anticipated KISS related events for me in recent memory. Having never attended the KISS Kruise or one of the VIP acoustic sound checks, seeing the band acoustically was going to be first for me and I could hardly wait. Billed as “An Acoustic Evening with KISS”, the venue…

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Keepin’ it positive for KISSmas – Eric Singer

Keepin’ it positive for KISSmas – Eric Singer

Hey there, and a very Happy KISSmas in July! Just in case you’ve wandered in here by mistake, KISS is a huge band, commanding a huge and devoted following. Most fans have favourite eras and line-ups and enjoy them regardless, but for some arguing about who & what is best seems to take up most of their time. Personally, I just like the music, and the performance, in and of itself, no matter what era…

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Konversation with Denny Smith – Ep197

Konversation with Denny Smith – Ep197

The Great Affairs‘ Denny Smith joins Chris and Aaron this week for a long-form discussion on all-things KISS. Denny worked for the hottest and in the land for their Butterfields Auction in 2000. With items being auctioned such as band-owned guitars, handwritten lyrics, and original customs at stake, Denny had a front row seat to KISStory. He got to handle many amazing pieces of the band’s archives. Being a huge fan himself, he took it all…

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