GUNS N’ ROSES – Live at Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, OH (Concert Review)

GUNS N’ ROSES – Live at Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, OH (Concert Review)

GNR – THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY 26 years ago, a 16-year-old Jeremy (that’s me!) and some buddies headed out to our first concert – Guns n’ Roses for their Use Your Illusions tour (with Skid Row opening!). Izzy was still in the band at that point (for a few more months anyway), but Steven Adler was gone. That concert was simply amazing. Even factoring the nostalgia of my first concert, I remember being…

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Under the ACDC Influence – Ep284

Under the ACDC Influence – Ep284

DBG VIP and Decibel Geek writer, Steven Michael, joins Chris and Aaron for Under the ACDC Influence; a deep dive into bands that were influenced by the Australian hard rock giants. Steve and the guys discuss their love for ACDC, the evidence of their influence on rock and roll history, and spin a bunch of tracks by a bunch of bands that were influenced by Angus Young and company. Many fads come and go, and…

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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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GnR Swing Their Katanas in Tokyo

GnR Swing Their Katanas in Tokyo

Guns n Roses – Saitama Super Arena, Jan. 29, 2017 They don’t call it a Super Arena for nothing. Under a cavernous roof in the second largest indoor arena in the world, 35,000 people were spread around a giant floor space, which was packed with chairs (no General Admission tickets for this show) to see GnR, and they didn’t disappoint. I wasn’t sure I wanted to spend the money on Axl and company until I…

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Album Anticipation 2017 – Ep268

Album Anticipation 2017 – Ep268

It’s a new year filled with new album possibilities and Aaron Camaro, covering for an ailing Chris Czynszak, takes you through his Album Anticipation 2017. In this hour-plus episode, Aaron talks about the possible rock/metal releases slated for the new year. Album Anticipation 2017   In this long-form episode you’ll hear tracks from great artists such as Lizzy Borden, Danko Jones, Guns N’ Roses, Jack Russell’s Great White, Marilyn Manson, Orchid, ACCEPT, Phil Lews &…

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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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SLASH (Book Review)

SLASH (Book Review)

I finally got around to picking up Slash’s autobiography for some summer reading. Having read and thoroughly enjoyed Duff’s 2 books and many of his columns online I thought it would be a nice perspective to read another original Gunner. Let me begin by getting the harsh stuff out of the way. While Slash takes many shots and specifically continual ones at Steven Adler and his intelligence level, I cannot help but relate the writing…

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Buckcherry Live at the Cleveland House of Blues (Concert Review)

Buckcherry Live at the Cleveland House of Blues (Concert Review)

Buckcherry sometimes seems to be a forgotten band, and I can’t figure out why. They’ve put out seven solid CDs and one EP since 1999. They have their own signature sound, look, attitude and danger to carry on the mantle of hard rock that has passed on from the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, and Guns ‘n’ Roses. Yet, when people talk about bands that will carry the rock torch, their name doesn’t come up.  They also tend to…

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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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Sin City Sinners – Let It Burn (CD Review)

Sin City Sinners – Let It Burn (CD Review)

Started in 2007 by Faster Pussycat‘s Brent Muscat as a “just for fun” jam, Sin City Sinners have turned into one of Las Vegas’s must-see attractions for rock fans. They’ve played all over town with special guests from bands like AC/DC, Aerosmith, Guns n’ Roses, Tesla, Skid Row, Whitesnake, Velvet Revolver and …Tiffany?  Clearly, they’re having fun, and it comes across on their new CD, Let It Burn. Before we get to their new CD, here…

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