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KIX Midnite Dynamite w/Brian Forsythe – Ep366

KIX Midnite Dynamite w/Brian Forsythe – Ep366

KIX guitarist Brian “Damage” Forsythe joins us this week to break down the making of KIX’s Midnite Dynamite album! Released in 1985, this album sees the band going in a heavier direction while also embracing pop elements and production of the day via producer Beau Hill. In this long form discussion Brian shares his memories of the status of the band at the time. After putting out two major label releases, the average music fan…

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1981 Year in Review Part 2 – Ep344

1981 Year in Review Part 2 – Ep344

We’re back this week to tackle the who, what, when, where and why of the second half of our 1981 Year in Review Part 2! July of 1981 is a strong month for the rock genre. Strong efforts include releases by Foreigner, Def Leppard, and the Ramones. Additionally, some great under the radar albums by Demon and New England help bolster and already solid month. The month of August is a busy one in news…

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STRYPER and KIX – Arcada Theatre, IL (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

STRYPER and KIX – Arcada Theatre, IL (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

Stryper and Kix rocked the Arcada Theatre in IL to a sold out crowd! Kix played the whole album Blow My Fuse in order!  This was quite a treat for die hard fans. http://www.decibelgeek.com/wordpress/gmedia/g/zE6LG Stryper played all the hits, as well as a handful of new songs such as “Revelation”, “Sorry” and more! Howie Simon was filling in for Oz Fox in Stryper, who has been sidelined with a heath scare but should be back…

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KIX Singer Steve Whiteman: “Donnie (Purnell) Is A Bitter Person

KIX Singer Steve Whiteman: “Donnie (Purnell) Is A Bitter Person

In an interview with the Cobras & Fire Podcast, KIX front man Steve Whiteman, when asked why founding member and principal songwriter, bassist Donnie Purnell wasn’t included in the bands reunion said: “Donnie is a very bitter person. And um, the only reason that were doing these shows and the only reason that we ever even got back together was because Funny Money would go out and play and I had Mark on bass and…

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SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2017 – A Recap in photos

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2017 – A Recap in photos

Sweden Rock Festival 2017 For the second year in a row, I was able to go to Sweden Rock. This time I was fortunate to see Canadian hard rock band Helix live in Sweden, along with Edguy, Aerosmith, Saxon, Lionheart and many more. I had a great time once again with my Decibel Geek brethren and hope to continue returning year after year to this awesome festival. Here is a recap of the bands I…

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The 2017 SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL – Day 3 Recap (Feature/Festival Review)

The 2017 SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL – Day 3 Recap (Feature/Festival Review)

Friday, June 9, 2017 – Sweden Rock Festival 2017 – Day #3 Bring on the coffee! Rising and gathering at breakfast in the hotel lobby, coffee began its waking effects. With four dudes sharing a hotel room, grabbing a morning shower is a procedure of waiting no matter what you do. But being last and stepping into an inch of cold water covering the floor is uncool guys! Not their fault particularly, we still can’t…

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CRAZY LIXX – Ruff Justice (Album Review)

CRAZY LIXX – Ruff Justice (Album Review)

Having checked out this band a few times over the past decade based on their name, which appeals to me and is generally indicative of my expectations of sound. Over the years they have delivered that sleaze sound that seems to breed like rabbits in Sweden (and neighboring countries). I do keep coming back to Crazy Lixx each release and through many member changes, I still await the evolution of the hooks to over the…

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The End Of Summer 2016 Part 2 – GRAND ROCKTEMBER IV

The End Of Summer 2016 Part 2 – GRAND ROCKTEMBER IV

“Rock and roll music, if you like and if you feel it, you can’t help but move to it. That’s what happens to me.  I can’t help it.” – Elvis Presley It’s been said that great music has no expiration date. The lineup for Grand Rocktember seems to validate that.  Either that or we all have horrible taste in music.  Day Two of Grand Rocktember IV.  The sun cracks the sky and enters through the…

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Radio Sucks Radio Show vol25 – Ep244

Radio Sucks Radio Show vol25 – Ep244

Decibel Geek VIP subscriber Brian Davis joins Chris and Aaron this week for Radio Sucks Radio Show vol25; an hour-plus of great hard rock and metal handpicked for your listening pleasure. In this solid block of rock you’ll get cool tracks from Aerosmith, Ugly Kid Joe, Hair of the Dog, Kortini, AC/DC, Badlands, KIX, Love/Hate, Bonafide, and Trouble. This cool episode was programmed by DBG VIP Brian Davis. He selected the songs he wanted to…

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Farm Rock Nashville Primer – Ep240

Farm Rock Nashville Primer – Ep240

Chris and Aaron return this week to talk about festival season, and in particular, the awesome Farm Rock Nashville festival set to hit the Music City on June 3rd and 4th. In this hour plus solid block of audio you’ll hear tracks from Farm Rock Nashville artists such as Killer Dwarfs, Tora Tora, Faster Pussycat, Ted Poley, Vince Neil, Tom Keifer, Kix, John Corabi (The Scream), Rikki Rockett, Slaughter and Veilside! Also on this double…

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