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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Is The Ultimate KISS Tour Coming?? (KISSmas in July Fantasy Blog)

Is The Ultimate KISS Tour Coming?? (KISSmas in July Fantasy Blog)

I recently came into a billion dollars, and I said to myself, “Self, I have a bunch of extra money and I love rock and roll. How can I put some of this money to good use? I know, let’s coordinate the ultimate reunion tour for one of my all-time favorite rock bands KISS!!” In the back of my twisted and completely delusional mind, I can hear The Kiss Army members rejoicing all over the…

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In Defense of Vinnie Vincent (KISSmas in July 2016)

In Defense of Vinnie Vincent (KISSmas in July 2016)

Vincent Cusano.  The spawn of two Connecticut musicians born in 1952, little Vinnie would grow up to be among the most revered musicians in the history of Rock and Pop music.  Did I say revered?  Sorry.  I meant despised.  Detested.  Loathed.  Abhorred.  Shunned?  Described as a thief, a paranoid megalomaniac, his own worst enemy, wife beater, cross dresser or collector of dog carcasses there seems to be only one positive adjective that even Vinnie‘s biggest detractors…

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Odyssey – Examining Music From The Elder

Odyssey – Examining Music From The Elder

Odyssey: The Definitive Examination of Music From the Elder.  KISS‘ Controversial Concept Album Tim McPhate & Julian Gill KissFAQ Publishing 506 Pages It’s hard to tell what Paul Stanley wants to talk about less than KISS’ 13th studio album.  Maybe KISS Meets The Phantom of the Park.  Maybe.  And that attitude has manifested itself as a divide in the KISS Army.  Some find it a nice respite from the KISS catalog. To others, it’s a…

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KISS Retro-Active – Animalize (1984)

KISS Retro-Active – Animalize (1984)

“How many times have they lied with the truth in their eyes Treat you like dirt, wasting the days of our lives They try and deny it, ain’t gonna buy it, just look around Before it’s all over, it’s gonna get rough“ I’ve Had Enough (Into The Fire) Continuing the feature to celebrate KISSmas in July, we retro-review KISS’ twelfth studio album Animalize. Animalize marked the only appearance by lead guitarist Mark St. John, who…

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KISSm: Life in a KISS Tribute Band

KISSm: Life in a KISS Tribute Band

KISSm: Life in a KISS Tribute Band A Video By Rockin’ Ron Runyon Ever wonder what it’s like to walk in the shoes of your favorite Rock Band? Well, if that band is KISS then you’re walking in platform boots. That’s just what Rocky Mountain area KISS tribute band KISSm get to do for a few shows a year. Michael Morrow (Starchild), Jeffrey Sekera (Demon), Craig Jahns (Spaceman), and Gregory Alan Koch (Catman) are talented musicians from local…

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Ranking The Non-KISS, KISS Albums

Ranking The Non-KISS, KISS Albums

Are you a KISS fan or are you a KISS fan?  Seems like an easy enough question.  But is it?  Once any band hits a certain threshold of popularity you have the casual fan and the diehard.  For those of the diehard ilk, you’d be hard pressed to find more options to latch your blind loyalty to than a band called KISS.  KISS has everything the super-fan is looking for.  Longevity.  Drama.  Talking points.  High…

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The Encyclopedia of KISS

The Encyclopedia of KISS

Coming of age as a KISS fan in the late 70’s and early 80’s I craved information on the Hottest Band In The Land. By the mid 80’s I finally had my own disposable income by way of a paper route.  Any magazine that contained even a paragraph about KISS I purchased.  Spending hours at the public library going through old Billboard magazine’s just to see how Music from the Elder charted upon release.  And…

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KISSmas in July 2015

It’s that time once again. It only comes once each year and Decibel Geek celebrates this holiday season in full force. We’re talking about KISSmas In July 2015. For the entire month of July, we ramp up our KISS content here at Decibel Geek as we celebrate “The Hottest Band In The World” with entertaining podcast episodes featuring KISS themed guests. As well as these entertaining and informative podcast episodes we feature plenty of KISS…

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KISSmas In July: Meister Rock City

KISSmas In July: Meister Rock City

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a short post for the 2015 KISSmas In July season regarding my KISS fanship and how it wavers at times, but simple things often bring me back. I just try to avoid anything said by the band, Gene, and Paul especially since it regularly serves only in lowering my opinion of my favorite band time and time again. I know too much. But it got me to remembering,…

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