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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GIANT Reunion in Nashville This Weekend

GIANT Reunion in Nashville This Weekend

Melodic rock band GIANT has announced their first ever reunion appearance. The original lineup of Dann Huff, David Huff, Mike Brignardello and Mark Oakley will be joined by Tyson Leslie on keys and Bryan Cole on vocals. The reunion appearance takes place Saturday July 1st at Basement East in Nashville, TN as part of The Thrilla for Toddzilla benefit concert to aid Nashville musician, and frequent Decibel Geek guest, Todd Austin. The benefit show, organized…

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WHITFORD/ST. HOLMES – Reunion (CD Review)

WHITFORD/ST. HOLMES – Reunion (CD Review)

In 1981, Brad Whitford and Derek St. Holmes released Whitford/St. Holmes. At the time, they weren’t with Aerosmith and Ted Nugent, respectively. It was a solid rock CD that has become a cult classic. Now, they’re back with a new CD, Reunion. My main interest in this CD is Brad Whitford. He may be the most underrated guitarist of all time. If you don’t know, he’s responsible for some of the best Aerosmith songs, including “Last Child,” “Nobody’s Fault,”…

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GNR Blast Through Nashville & Adler Status Becomes Murky

GNR Blast Through Nashville & Adler Status Becomes Murky

Original Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler joined the band for a second consecutive guest spot last week in Nashville, TN but his status became murky after not appearing at the next concert in Pittsburgh. As he did in his first gig back with the band in Cincinnati, Adler joined the band at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium for live renditions of ‘Out Ta Get Me‘ and ‘My Michelle.’ both from the 1987’s “Appetite for Destruction” album….

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Steven Adler Makes His GNR Return (Video)

Steven Adler Makes His GNR Return (Video)

Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler returned to the band’s drum throne last night at the GNR tour stop in Cincinnati. After a quick, nonchalant intro from Axl Rose (“On the drums, you might know this guy; ladies and gentleman, Mr. Steven Adler”), the drummer was greeted with loud applause from a relatively shocked audience. From there, the band segued into two songs from the iconic Appetite for Destruction album (Out Ta Get Me…

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What Does The Guns N Roses Reunion Mean?

What Does The Guns N Roses Reunion Mean?

Talk of a Guns N Roses reunion started right about the moment the door closed behind Slash as he walked away from the band in 1996. After almost two decades of full on denial including lists of demands that would need to be met for party A to even consider sitting in a room with party B, silly social media hints and leaks started to trickle out towards the end of 2015 leading to a full…

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“Meh,” No Steven, No Izzy, No Reunion! – Wally’s Rant

“Meh,” No Steven, No Izzy, No Reunion! – Wally’s Rant

So 2016 is a few heartbeats away and it appears that this year will bring about one of the most anticipated “rock reunions” of all time. All together now, Guns n Roses!, Guns n Roses!” Ok, I admit that does feel pretty damn good. Guns n Roses largely contributed to the soundtrack of my youth. I was there from the very beginning. Well ok, maybe not the sunset strip “pre-record deal” beginning but I eagerly…

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