We Ask YOU About Your First KISS – Ep329

We Ask YOU About Your First KISS – Ep329

We’re back this week to wrap up KISSMAS in July by calling YOU to ask about Your First KISS! We hit up Skype this week to talk to friends, fellow podcasters, musicians, etc to get the stories of their first exposure to KISS. It’s a fun trip through the rolodex talking about the Hottest Band in the Land! Additionally, you’ll get a cool one-on-one chat that Aaron Camaro had with his father-in-law Jimmy. As a…

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KISS – ’78 Solo Albums, Hollywood style (Album Review, KISSmas in July)

KISS – ’78 Solo Albums, Hollywood style (Album Review, KISSmas in July)

Five decades ago, the biggest band on this continent, a free nation, conceived in Liberty, dedicated themselves to the proposition that all bands are not created equal.  Although Abraham Lincoln had died 113 years prior to KISS embarking on the seemingly impossible journey of releasing 4 solo albums on the same day, I think he would’ve been proud of how far our country had come along.  Can you imagine Lincoln in Ace’s makeup? So, to…

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Our Favorite Bob Kulick KISS Moments – Ep327

Our Favorite Bob Kulick KISS Moments – Ep327

We’re kicking off KISSmas in July with our favorite Bob Kulick KISS moments. Bob Kulick has a very interesting place in KISStory. His relationship goes back before the band was even complete. Auditioning ahead of the eventually-chosen Ace Frehley, Bob left an indelible impression on Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley that would pay dividends down the road. Bob Kulick’s performances on KISS records are undeniable. His leads on the studio side of ALIVE II, especially…

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Nashville to Get KISSed Thursday with Blonder Than Hell

Nashville to Get KISSed Thursday with Blonder Than Hell

Baby, it’s cold outside but it’ll be Hotter than Hell this Thursday at Nashville’s Exit/In for KISSMAS 2017. Members of Thee Rock n Roll Residency, Dark Hound, and ACCEPT get together every year to form Blonder than Hell. The quartet of musicians Philip Shouse (Paul Stanley), Jeremy Asbrock (Ace Frehley), ET Brown (Gene Simmons), and Christopher Williams (Peter Criss) slap on the kabuki makeup, costumes, and deliver a top-flight KISS tribute show. KISSMAS 2017  …

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KISS Lightning Round – Ep291

KISS Lightning Round – Ep291

When a planned episode gets shelved due to audio issues, we improvise this week with KISS Lightning Round – Ep291. We put out a last-minute call for KISS-related questions and topics and, boy, did you guys respond! In this 2 hour-plus loose discussion, we tip a few beers and try to address as many KISS-related topics that the listeners through our way via the Decibel Geek facebook page. KISS Lightning Round   We can talk…

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The Return of Pixie Esmonde – Ep290

The Return of Pixie Esmonde – Ep290

KISSMAS in July gets even cooler this week with The Return of Pixie Esmonde! Pixie, former wardrobe manager for KISS (1979-1980), quickly became one of our favorite guests. Her quick wit and fantastic stories had us in stitches and we knew we had to have her back on the show. If you missed her first appearance, be sure to go HERE and check it out. We promise, you won’t regret it. Return of Pixie In…

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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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Demolicious KISS Edition – Ep289

Demolicious KISS Edition – Ep289

The guys are back for week two of KISSMAS in July with Demolicious KISS Edition. While KISS has released a great catalog of music over the past 43 years, there’s been a wealth of solid material that didn’t get released officially. In this long-form episode, Chris and Aaron spin some of their favorite KISS demos. Demolicious KISS Edition   You’ll get material that pre-dates the first album all the way through unreleased songs from 1998’s…

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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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KISS – Magic #7 (Songs ranked, KISSmas in July)

KISS – Magic #7 (Songs ranked, KISSmas in July)

Have you ever wondered why the number seven gets so much attention?  You never hear about the numbers four, five or nine.  Whether you think seven is lucky, aspire to see the Seven Wonders of the World or believe in the religious connotation of 777, there is no doubt that this magical number has a place in our society.  It even shows up in rock music.  Poison had “7 Days Over You”, TNT had the…

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