Albums Unleashed – KISS Carnival of Souls Pt 1 w/Toby Wright-Ep #179

Albums Unleashed – KISS Carnival of Souls Pt 1 w/Toby Wright-Ep #179

We wanted to get into something polarizing and divisive this week. Mission accomplished… Famed producer Toby Wright sits down with Chris and Aaron this week for part 1 of a 2 part Albums Unleashed special covering KISS’ 1997 release Carnival of Souls. Shelved in early 1996 by Mercury Records due to KISS taking a left turn at Reunionville, Carnival of Souls leaked shortly thereafter and was bootlegged in large numbers necessitating an official release in…

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Rock ‘n’ Rolodex – Episode #178

Rock ‘n’ Rolodex – Episode #178

After having full intention of recording a new Year in Review episode, life got in the way but something more fun came from it; talking to you! Aaron and Chris call an audible this week. Instead of an intended Year in Review show (don’t worry, it’ll still happen), the guys get on the blower and talk to you! In this hour-plus interactive episode, your hosts have quick chats with friends of the show including listeners,…

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KISS Road Stories with Hot Sam – Ep177

KISS Road Stories with Hot Sam – Ep177

There’s been a lot of talk in the KISS fan world about the original road crew. This week, we have one of them on to talk about the good old days. Jay “Hot Sam” Barth guests this week to discuss his time working for KISS during their rise to stardom. As front-of-house sound mixer, Hot Sam had a great seat to watch Gene, Paul, Ace, and Peter slay audiences on a nightly basis. In this…

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Conversation with Blanche Napoleon – Ep174

Conversation with Blanche Napoleon – Ep174

We dig deep into the Decibel Geek vault for something never heard before. Chris and Aaron present a chat with former Dan Hartman group member Blanche Napoleon. The group, formed in the late 70’s by Hartman (a former member of the Edgar Winter group) and included Napoleon on backing vocals, drummer Hilly Michaels, G.E. Smith, and a young, unknown guitarist named Vincent Cusano. The Hartman group had a Hot 100 disco hit in ‘Instant Replay’;…

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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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Ride for Dime – Ep166

Ride for Dime – Ep166

This week marks an anniversary that is anything but something to celebrate. That said, we pay tribute to a true metal icon and, more importantly, an amazing human being. Aaron and Chris return this week to pay tribute to the memory of Dimebag Darrell. The iconic guitarist was murdered onstage 10 years ago this week. Since then, a series of bike rides for charity have sprung up all over the United States. We had rock…

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Conversation with Toddzilla – Ep165

Conversation with Toddzilla – Ep165

One of our favorite past guests and friend of the show returns this week for a more personal reason. Todd Austin (aka Toddzilla) returns to the Decibel Geek Podcast this week and boy is he packing some great stories. If you don’t remember, Toddzilla was Aaron and Chris’ guest for Episode 113 – Roth-Era Van Halen Discussion. In that discussion, the guys picked favorite tunes from Eddie and co. but Toddzilla’s stories were so memorable…

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Albums Unleashed Motley Crue with John Corabi Part 2 – Ep160

Albums Unleashed Motley Crue with John Corabi Part 2 – Ep160

After a huge response to last week’s part 1, we’re back to pick up our talk with John Corabi about the 1994 self-titled Motley Crue album. We pick up Albums Unleashed – Motley Crue with John Corabi part 2 with a discussion of Hooligan’s Holiday. From there John guides us through the creative process for each song on the album; highlighting the motives for the lyrics as well as some surprising revelations about the origin…

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Albums Unleashed Motley Crue with John Corabi Part1 – Ep159

Albums Unleashed Motley Crue with John Corabi Part1 – Ep159

We’re back with the second installment of our Albums Unleashed series and it’s been a long time coming but we truly believe it’s been worth the wait. John Corabi joins Aaron and Chris this week to discuss what is arguably one of the most underrated albums of all-time; Motley Crue’s self-titled album from 1994. In part one of this discussion, John helps us lay the groundwork into the story of the album with stories of…

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Keyboardist Discussion with Gary Corbett – Ep156

Keyboardist Discussion with Gary Corbett – Ep156

No previous guest has garnered more attention (and controversy) to the Decibel Geek podcast than Gary Corbett. And this week, he’s back for a different reason. This week Gary Corbett returns to the Decibel Geek Podcast to join Chris and Aaron in a discussion of notable keyboardists throughout rock and metal history. In this long-form conversation, the guys point out some of their favorite keyboard players and favorite keyboard/synthesizer parts of songs throughout rock history….

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