CGCM Podcast Interviews GYPSY ROSE Vocalist, MICHAEL ROSS (News)

CGCM Podcast Interviews GYPSY ROSE Vocalist, MICHAEL ROSS (News)

The CGCM Podcast has released an interview with Michael Ross, vocalist of the Sarnia, ON-based Canadian band Gypsy Rose. Signed to Gene Simmons’ record label Simmons Records/RCA, Gypsy Rose released their debut album Prey in 1990. The album was a melodic hard rock masterpiece. But a changing of musical climate combined with a complete shake-up at RCA left this incredible debut in limbo without the support and push it should have received. A brief Gypsy Rose reunion of sorts took place in 2012…

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Vinnie Vincent Reaction – Ep309

Vinnie Vincent Reaction – Ep309

We’re back this week to share our reaction to last weekend’s return of Vinnie Vincent! The Atlanta KISS Expo brought back the elusive Ankh Warrior, Vinnie Vincent to the delight of KISS fans everywhere. We had an eventful weekend and you’ll hear about it all this week. Additionally, you’ll hear our take on the return of Vinnie as well as our hopes for the future. Vinnie Vincent Reaction     We went into the weekend…

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GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 11: The bonus disc, Album Review)

GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 11: The bonus disc, Album Review)

*Past reviews* Click here for Disc 1 Click here for Disc 2 Click here for Disc 3 Click here for Disc 4 Click here for Disc 5 Click here for Disc 6 Click here for Disc 7 Click here for Disc 8 Click here for Disc 9 Click here for Disc 10 An unbelievable opportunity of a lifetime presented itself and I had the honor of meeting the powerful and attractive…. The Demon himself…. Gene…

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VINNIE VINCENT INVASION – Vinnie Vincent Invasion (Retro-Review)

VINNIE VINCENT INVASION – Vinnie Vincent Invasion (Retro-Review)

KISS‘ unmasking ranks among the most disappointing moments in my life.  The MTV special lacked a certain gravitas as half of the “un-maskers” had barely been in the band in 1983.  Meaning for lifelong fans the only moment of interest was the two founding members of Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.  We find out Paul without make-up looks an awful lot like Paul with make-up. Gene. Not so much. While seeing Vinnie without makeup will never be…

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Top 5 Vinnie Vincent Solos – (Ep308)

Top 5 Vinnie Vincent Solos – (Ep308)

The Countdown to Vindication is on as we share our Top 5 Vinnie Vincent Solos! Additionally, we’re sharing our thoughts on the Atlanta KISS Expo which is just days away. It’s been over twenty years since Vinnie has appeared in public and this week he’s doing it in a big way. The now-sold out Atlanta KISS Expo is sure to be a real experience for KISS and Vinnie fans. What has he been up to?…

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GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 3, Album Review)

GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 3, Album Review)

Click here for the Gene Simmons Vault Disc 1 review available at Decibelgeek.com Click here for the Gene Simmons Vault Disc 2 review available at Growinuprock.com *Update* I have received a couple of questions that I wanted to answer for the folks reading these reviews. Question: How is the sound quality of the recordings in The Vault? Answer: I heard Julian Gill (Kiss FAQ) put it best “… it varies.  Paul Stanley loved 24-track recording…

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Vinnie Vincent Thankful For Fans Love And Faith

Vinnie Vincent Thankful For Fans Love And Faith

We are just about a week until the Atlanta KISS Expo featuring Vinnie Vincent.  The anticipation leading up to the event has all sides (including former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick) of the KISS Army on alert even for those not attending.  The reclusive Vincent will be making his first public appearance in years and is sure to light up Facebook groups and message boards on January 20th.  For his part Vinnie has a message for…

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GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 1, Album Review)

GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 1, Album Review)

An unbelievable opportunity of a lifetime presented itself and I had the honor of meeting the powerful and attractive…. The Demon himself…. Gene Simmons during the Los Angeles Gene Simmons Vault Experience.  Over several installments, I will be sharing parts of my incredible story and reviewing all 11 discs from the newly released Gene Simmons Vault.  Some reviews will be on Decibelgeek.com and some on GrowinUpRock.com (since I am a staff writer for both, I…

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Bruce Kulick Thrilled Vinnie Vincent Appearing At The Atlanta KISS Expo

Bruce Kulick Thrilled Vinnie Vincent Appearing At The Atlanta KISS Expo

Speaking with the Cobras & Fire Podcast, Bruce Kulick shared his thoughts on Vinnie Vincent making his first public appearance in sometime at the Atlanta KISS Expo on January 20th saying “I’m thrilled about it.  I’m very curious about it.  You couldn’t have a more mysterious figure from the band.  Because most of the band does interviews, Vinnie does nothing like that.  What do you know about Vinnie except for crazy stories?   I’m really hoping…

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Unabomber Caught, KISS Reunite, and Beatles Galore! – 1996 Year in Review Pt1

Unabomber Caught, KISS Reunite, and Beatles Galore! – 1996 Year in Review Pt1

This week we look at 1996, a year that celebrated the past while looking to the future. In part 1, we dig into the first half of 1996; and it was a busy six months. January includes stories on the evils of Alternative Rock and near fatal incidents involving some big name celebrities. Additionally, it included new releases from ACCEPT and Mr. Big. We head into February of 1996 by discussing some fantastic rock releases….

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