The Best of 2017 (Feature)

The Best of 2017 (Feature)

First of all, hello, and welcome to Decibel Geek. For the uninitiated, we are a hard rock/heavy metal website and weekly podcast. Decibel Geek began as a weekly podcast presented by hosts Chris Czynszak and Aaron Camaro and has consequently grown into what you find here today. Alongside the weekly issued, absolutely free podcast episodes, our website features photo galleries from live events around the world as well a direct feed to our YouTube channel, DBGTV. Our website team encompasses some 40 authors and contributors…

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Unabomber Caught, KISS Reunite, and Beatles Galore! – 1996 Year in Review Pt1

Unabomber Caught, KISS Reunite, and Beatles Galore! – 1996 Year in Review Pt1

This week we look at 1996, a year that celebrated the past while looking to the future. In part 1, we dig into the first half of 1996; and it was a busy six months. January includes stories on the evils of Alternative Rock and near fatal incidents involving some big name celebrities. Additionally, it included new releases from ACCEPT and Mr. Big. We head into February of 1996 by discussing some fantastic rock releases….

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Four Brand New Acts For BLOODSTOCK Festival (News)

Four Brand New Acts For BLOODSTOCK Festival (News)

December brings four more bands for Bloodstock Metal Festival to be held August 9 to 12 at Catton Hall, Derbyshire England. With most of the musicians making their Bloodstock debuts, this is an even more exciting prospect. On Friday, skate punk thrash outfit Suicidal Tendencies will be ripping up a storm, no doubt. Led by the bandana-wearing Mike Muir, who prowls the stage menacingly and having the drumming legend that is Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, of…

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MR. BIG – Defying Gravity (Album Review)

MR. BIG – Defying Gravity (Album Review)

Mr. Big is a band that I always thought should have been Mr. Bigger. These guys have all the makings of a super stellar mega band. Amazingly soulful, emotional melodies delivered through the great vocals of Eric Martin, ridiculous shredding lead guitars and bass lines courtesy of Paul Gilbert and Billy Sheehan, and solid drums and backing vocal harmonies from Pat Torpey. Like many other bands of this era, hit ballads like “To Be With…

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MR BIG at Arcada (Concert Review)

MR BIG at Arcada (Concert Review)

Decibel Geek contributor Alex Dale recently joined our team. The music enthusiast and hobby photographer has shared photo galleries of some of the concerts she attends in Illinois. You can find some of those galleries along with those from our other contributing photographers on our photo gallery page. . Alex‘s most recent conquest was one of her all time favorite bands, Mr Big as they rolled in St. Charles, Illinois. Here’s her words and thoughts…

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Rare Hare with Tyson Leslie – Ep256

Rare Hare with Tyson Leslie – Ep256

This week Chris and Aaron are joined by musician/promoter Tyson Leslie for Rare Hare; an hour-plus of great talk and music including tracks from Vinnie Vincent Invasion, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Bon Jovi, David Lee Roth, Cinderella, Vain, Mr. Big, and Great White. All of the songs on this week’s show will be performed at the upcoming Rare Hare 3 concert that is taking place in Nashville, TN at 12th & Porter on Monday, September…

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Demolicious vol2 – Ep255

Demolicious vol2 – Ep255

The guys are back this week to bring you a bunch of rare ear candy from some of your favorite bands with Demolicious vol2 – Ep255. Awesome tracks from legends such as Ozzy Osbourne, Van Halen, AC/DC, DIO, and Scorpions are included. Demolicious vol2 also features some great unreleased gems from White Lion, Type O Negative, Skid Row, Killer Kane/W.A.S.P. and Angora. On top of all that, the guys share a short clip of a…

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Avantasia Live In Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Avantasia Live In Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Avantasia Live Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 13th, 2016 Queen Elizabeth Theatre Avantasia is a band I discovered in late 2013. New to the European metal scene I have discovered so many great bands in the last three years. Where have I been? I came across a band called Edguy, and then when I found that the lead singer, Tobias Sammet, was having a Metal Opera Project called Avantasia, I hit the jackpot. Founded in 1999 with…

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Conversation with Billy Sheehan – Ep213

Conversation with Billy Sheehan – Ep213

Legendary bassist Billy Sheehan joins Chris & Aaron for an in-depth conversation about his career including stints with David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, and current band The Winery Dogs. He also shares his thoughts on the current state of the music industry, early influences, life on the road, and much, much more. Billy Sheehan appears courtesy ABC Public Relations. Buy Music! The Winery Dogs Billy Sheehan David Lee Roth Talas Mr. Big Contact Us! Rate,…

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The Winery Dogs’ Evolve into a Hot Streak

The Winery Dogs’ Evolve into a Hot Streak

The Winery Dogs have played more than 100 shows together now, touring in support of their first album. As a more cohesive unit, there should be development in both the band’s playing and the songs that they write together. Even bassist Billy Sheehan (also of Mr. Big) said, “we definitely took chances… you have to do that – otherwise, you don’t grow.” So I was a little surprised that the lead single “Oblivion”, the first…

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