Are You Ready For The KISS Goodbye? (KISSmas in July)

Are You Ready For The KISS Goodbye? (KISSmas in July)

It’s been said that a man’s hair turns gray at the moment he realizes the great moments of his life weren’t so great.  That may explain why you won’t see a gray hair on Gene Simmons or Paul Stanley.  Great moments that will always remain great.  Or maybe it’s hair die and wigs. I started listening to KISS as a seven-year-old and since have been my favorite band.  Around my 14th birthday, I realized KISS…

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Konversation with Gene Simmons Band – Ep288

Konversation with Gene Simmons Band – Ep288

KISSmas in July kicks off with an in-depth talk with members of the Gene Simmons Band. Guitarists Ryan Cook, Jeremy Asbrock, and Philip Shouse have been garnering rave reviews since their debut in March of 2017. Those names should be familiar to Decibel Geek listeners and readers as they’ve made numerous appearances on the podcast to discuss The Big Rock Show, Hair of the Dog, and Guitar Duos. They are also members of Thee Rock…

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Conversation with Scott Van Zen – Ep280

Conversation with Scott Van Zen – Ep280

Guitarist and KISS co-writer Scott Van Zen sits down with the guys this week for a long-form talk about his life, guitar playing, and the experience of writing with our favorite demon, Gene Simmons. In this hour-plus discussion, Scott talks about his early years in central California. Inspired by a wide cross-section of guitarists ranging from Jeff Beck to Johnny Winter to Ted Nugent to Eddie Van Halen; Scott Van Zen worked his way through…

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Meet the Gene Simmons Band

Meet the Gene Simmons Band

When KISS‘ Gene Simmons announced that he would be performing select solo gigs throughout 2017, speculation ran wild. Was KISS ending? What songs would he play? Would it be a greatest hits show? Where would he perform? and on and on and on. One question loomed larger than most; who would Gene pick as his backing band? The answer is now known; and he couldn’t have made a better choice.   Meet the Gene Simmons…

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KISS’ “I” Video Now Public and Boy is it Cheezy!

KISS’ “I” Video Now Public and Boy is it Cheezy!

If you aren’t a fan of KISS then this post isn’t for you. You’ve, no doubt, mocked even the high points of this legendary band’s career so just move along. However, if you are a dyed-in-the-wool KISS fan, prepare to simultaneously watch the the greatest and lamest thing you’ve ever seen in your life as a fan of the Hottest Band in the Land. The KISS My Boots podcast has premiered a long-shelved video from…

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Eric Carr Remembered with Gary Corbett Pt2 – Ep266

Eric Carr Remembered with Gary Corbett Pt2 – Ep266

The guys are back this week to pick up where they left off with Gary Corbett reliving more Eric Carr memories. The conversation picks up with much more home video commentary including KISS‘ appearance at the Monsters of Rock festival in 1988, run  ins with wild fans in Budapest Hungary, a strange trip to Iceland, and much more video from the road. Eric Carr Memories   The guys also wrap things up with a discussion…

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Eric Carr Remembered with Gary Corbett Pt1 – Ep265

Eric Carr Remembered with Gary Corbett Pt1 – Ep265

Former KISS keyboardist and friend of Eric Carr joins the guys this week to celebrate the life of the late drummer on the 25th anniversary of his loss. Gary joined KISS in 1987 for the Crazy Nights tour and remained with the band throughout 1990’s Hot in the Shade tour. During this period he developed a close bond with Eric Carr as the two would spend much of their free time entertaining each other on…

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1974 Year in Review Part 2 – Ep253

1974 Year in Review Part 2 – Ep253

Chris and Aaron are back for more with the 1974 Year in Review Part 2; a year that saw Tricky Dick hit the highway, Blazing Saddles run away with the box office, and Muhammad Ali rumble with George Foreman. The rock music world was just as active with formation of The Runaways, the live debuts of The Ramones and Bon Scott‘s AC/DC and Neil Peart joining RUSH. The guys take you through all of that…

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KISS Retro-Active – Hot In The Shade (1989)

KISS Retro-Active – Hot In The Shade (1989)

“When I was seventeen, found out just what it means If you can get it free, it just ain’t worth a damn When I heard the preacher say, don’t throw your life away I got that message, and I wrote it on the wall” – “Cadillac Dreams” Continuing the KISSmas in July Retro-active articles, we take a look back at 1989’s Hot In The Shade album and ask the question, can you “Read My Body”…

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Ace Stories with Crazy Joe Renda – Ep249

Ace Stories with Crazy Joe Renda – Ep249

Producer and longtime friend of Ace Frehley, Crazy Joe Renda stops by to share Ace Stories about everyone’s favorite spaceman. Joe first came to prominence in KISS fan circles with the novelty song, ‘Eugene‘ released under the moniker of Crazy Joe & The Variable Speed Band. The song would go down in KISSTORY as Ace Frehley‘s first musical project outside of the band as he’s a co-writer and co-producer of the song. Joe also founded…

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