DENMAN Poised to Save Rock n Roll – And You Can Help!

DENMAN Poised to Save Rock n Roll – And You Can Help!

When Gene Simmons said “Rock is dead”, he hadn’t yet heard Denman. While you may be convinced of Rock’s demise, it’s resurrection is well at hand. Denman is about to head into the studio with producer Michael Wagener for it’s first full-length album. Earning their stripes in the burgeoning Nashville rock/metal scene, Denman has built a solid local reputation. The young group has already opened shows for Beasto Blanco, Mr. Big, and more. They have…

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300 A History and Look Forward – Ep300

300 A History and Look Forward – Ep300

Chris and Aaron celebrate episode 300 with a discussion of the history of Decibel Geek. In this long-form talk, the guys talk about the circumstances that led to the creation of the podcast, how they met, and reminisce on a number of notable moments. Reflecting on past episodes, the guys also give their own, personal Top 5 list of episodes while also reading listener lists. The guys also announce some plans for the future of…

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Producer Panel with Michael Wagener and Toby Wright – Ep294

Producer Panel with Michael Wagener and Toby Wright – Ep294

This week we present a live recording of the Producer Panel with Michael Wagener and Toby Wright. This panel discussion, recorded on stage at the Nashville Rock n Pod Expo, has the two legendary producers sharing stories that span their career, recounting some of their favorite recording moments, and some discussion on the current state of recording today. Artists from throughout their career are discussed including Warrant, Skid Row, Alice in Chains, KISS, Dokken, Denman…

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DAVID HOPE – Rock View Of 2016

DAVID HOPE – Rock View Of 2016

Adam Cox reached out to me and asked if I had any thoughts on 2016 and what’s ahead for 2017 regarding our band, the Apocalyptic Lovers. You are now reading this, so of course, I was in. After I agreed, I thought to myself, how the hell do I put down what I think of 2016 plus what’s ahead in 2017 in a couple sentences? Those who know me, know that’s about as likely as…

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Albums Unleashed Skid Row Rachel Bolan Michael Wagener – Ep260

Albums Unleashed Skid Row Rachel Bolan Michael Wagener – Ep260

Skid Row bassist Rachel Bolan and producer Michael Wagener join the guys this week for Albums Unleashed Skid Row. Recorded in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, Skid Row was released January 24, 1989 on Atlantic Records. Thanks to strong response to singles such as ‘Youth Gone Wild,’ ’18 and Life,’ ‘Piece of Me,’ and the ballad ‘I Remember You,’ Skid Row would go on to sell over 5 million copies. This self-titled debut featured the talents of…

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Apocalyptic Lovers – Interview (David Hope)

Apocalyptic Lovers – Interview (David Hope)

Once in a very long while, you get the chance to interview hot new bands who impress with their music.  Once such occasion was recently when I got the chance to discuss Apocalyptic Lovers with drummer/manager David Hope.  Their debut EP is called Redemption Volume 1 and is a fiery ball of classic rock that owes some of its sound to favourites such as Dokken, a link strengthened by their work with the legend that…

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Sergeant Steel Release New Video (News)

Sergeant Steel Release New Video (News)

Have you heard of the Austrian band Sergeant Steel previously? Probably not, but that’s something that you should rectify and do some investigation immediately. This band has a three album catalogue to date, the last issue being Riders of the Worm, featuring two notable special guests; Kane Roberts on the track “Silver Spoon” and Mark Slaughter on “Young and Hungry” in November of 2015. Famed producer Michael Wagener has also been involved with the project. The band have recently…

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Albums Unleashed Warrant Dog Eat Dog – Ep223

Albums Unleashed Warrant Dog Eat Dog – Ep223

In August of 1992, Warrant were flying high on the success of the mega-huge Cherry Pie album. While the success was nice, the band wanted to go in a tougher direction with their next album. Enlisting super producer Michael Wagener, the band headed into the studio in 1991 to lay down tracks for what would become Dog Eat Dog. Filled with big, crunchy riffs on songs such as Machine Gun, Hole in My Wall, and…

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Albums Unleashed – Slave to the Grind

Albums Unleashed – Slave to the Grind

  On June 11, 1991 rock and metal history was made when Skid Row released their followup album. Sophomore jinx? Nothing could be further from the truth. This week Aaron and Chris return to Wire World Studios to sit down with legendary producer Michael Wagener to discuss the landmark album, Slave to the Grind. The followup to the self-titled Skid Row debut album left its mark as it debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200…

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