SAMMY HAGAR and THE CIRCLE – Live at Hard Rock Rocksino – Cleveland, OH (Concert Review)

SAMMY HAGAR and THE CIRCLE – Live at Hard Rock Rocksino – Cleveland, OH (Concert Review)

Many of our favorite rockers are getting up there in age, and it shows with many of them. That’s not the case with Sammy Hagar as he’s simply defying time. He can still rock with the best of them. He proved it when he brought The Circle to Cleveland, Ohio a couple weeks ago! From the first lines of “One Way to Rock,” the band kicked in and had the crowd on our feet all…

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GRETA VAN FLEET- Black Smoke Rising (EP Review)

GRETA VAN FLEET- Black Smoke Rising (EP Review)

I’ve been listening to hard rock since I was seven years old.  Heavy Metal, such as it is, was a natural progression for me.  And I’m not ashamed to say it.  I get nostalgic.  I can drop the needle on a 30-year-old KISS record, dim the lights and instantly be taken back to the time I first discovered the arousal of “Detroit Rock City”.  A flashback to the most important part in any passion.  Discovery….

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1982 Year in Review Part 2 – Ep278

1982 Year in Review Part 2 – Ep278

Aaron and Chris return to the wayback machine for 1982 Year in Review Pt2! In this nearly two hour nostalgia extravaganza, your hosts have more facts, pop culture happenings, news stories, and music to share from an awesome year! 1982 Year in Review Pt2   You’ll get music from 20+ artists including Judas Priest, April Wine, Aerosmith, Tygers of Pan Tang, Plasmatics, Twisted Sister, Foghat Led Zeppelin, Wishbone Ash, Whitesnake, Billy Squire, Alice Cooper, Hughes/Thrall,…

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Roots of KISS – Ep246

Roots of KISS – Ep246

KISSMAS in July is off and running as Chris and Aaron delve deep into the Roots of KISS. In this long-form music and discussion episode, the guys talk about bands that influenced each member; not only musically, but stylistically as well. Being that KISS is such a visual band, their influence come from a wide range of places. In this big block of talk and music, you’ll get tracks from KISS influencers such as The…

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Inglorious – Inglorious (Album Review)

Inglorious – Inglorious (Album Review)

Formed in February 2014, Inglorious are a UK band fronted by Nathan James, who made a name for himself having sung for the multi-platinum selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and for Scorpions guitar legend Uli Jon Roth.  The band is rounded out by rhythm guitarist Wil Taylor, lead guitarist Andreas Eriksson, bassist Colin Parkinson, and drummer Phil Beaver. Their debut album is a classic rock cocktail of Led Zeppelin, Bad Company and a dash of Whitesnake.  This…

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Interview: Radio Exile (Charlie Calv & Chandler Mogel)

Interview: Radio Exile (Charlie Calv & Chandler Mogel)

Keyboardist Charlie Calv and vocalist Chandler Mogel from new hotshot rock band Radio Exile gave the skinny to Decibel Geek about their future plans, influences, being visual and the need to laugh lots! Decibel Geek: Congratulations on the debut Radio Exile album, which I think is fantastic.  How would you position your band in terms of genres, as it is a diverse record? Charlie Calv:  Just hard rock, I think we touch many different elements,…

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The EPIC Episode 2 – Ep203

The EPIC Episode 2 – Ep203

Back in 2013, Aaron and Chris set out to do something big, something grand, something…..EPIC. And this week, they’re back to do it again with The EPIC Episode 2. Aaron and Chris return this week to bring you The EPIC Episode 2 featuring great rock and metal songs over 7 minutes long. This hour-plus episode features tons of great music from artists such as Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, Black Label Society, AC/DC, Monster…

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Album Openers – Ep186

Album Openers – Ep186

It’s often said that first impressions are important. In the case of great hard rock and heavy metal albums, this is often true. This week Aaron and Chris pick out some of their favorite album openers. In this hour-plus episode, you’ll hear great leadoff tracks from artists like KISS, UFO, Europe, Judas Priest, Metallica, Vinnie Vincent Invasion and much more! Geeks of the Week: Pat Catalano, David Alpizar, Aaron Baker, Robin Bennett, Mike Stewart, Matt…

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Sympathy For The Devil

Sympathy For The Devil

O’ Devil Where Art Thou? Satan.  Lucifer.  Angel of Death.  Beelzebub.  No matter the name all religions have some sort of Devil tempting us.  And as long as there has been a Devil there has been zealots with skeleton filled closets, warning us of the devils influence through music.  And while it may have been this influence that kept Elvis’ hips from being showed on national television, it certainly didn’t start with Elvis.  Mephistopheles has a long connection…

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JIMMY TO GET THE "LED" OUT……..and about bloody time!!

JIMMY TO GET THE "LED" OUT……..and about bloody time!!

Jimmy Page 2014 1988 was a notable year for a lot of things.  The first transatlantic fibre optic cable was laid, Bruce Willis was sexing up the vest in Die Hard, Barbie was a virgin, and Michael Jackson was a whiter shade of pale.  It was also the year that one James Patrick Page released his one and only solo album, Outrider. Quite a bizarre statistic, considering this is a man who has probably influenced 95 per cent of the worlds guitar player population. Outrider…

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