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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KISSmas in July: Studio Albums Ranked (#10-#1)

KISSmas in July: Studio Albums Ranked (#10-#1)

Part 2! If you didn’t read part one you can read it here. I’m going to start this post off very similarly to the last one. First I’d like to note that these are strictly my opinions as a fan and not as a critic. If this was being done as a critic then the list would be almost completely different. Secondly these are a reflection of my opinions and not that of Decibel Geek,…

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Keepin’ it positive for KISSmas – Bruce Kulick

Keepin’ it positive for KISSmas – Bruce Kulick

Hey there, and a very Happy KISSmas in July! Just in case you’ve wandered in here by mistake, KISS is a huge band, commanding a huge and devoted following. Most fans have favourite eras and line-ups and enjoy them regardless but for some arguing about who & what is best seems to take up most of their time. Personally, I just like the music, and the performance, in and of itself, no matter what era…

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KISSmas In July: Studio Albums Ranked (#20-#11)

KISSmas In July: Studio Albums Ranked (#20-#11)

This is my first time doing something like this, ranking a bands albums and giving my reasons in the rankings, but I’ve been looking forward to doing something like this for about a year. Initially I had planned Judas Priest to be the first band whose albums I’d rank, but to celebrate Decibel Geek‘s KISSmas in July I jumped at the chance to do this with KISS albums. First I’d like to note that these are…

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KISSmas in July: I Know Too Much….

KISSmas in July: I Know Too Much….

  I loved KISS as a kid. They were my “first” band. It was the 80’s and I was an innocent naive kid. I began my KISS journey somewhere in the 80’s when I was around 14 and the Crazy Nights album was a big part of that discovery (ridicule as required). From there I worked my way backwards in no particular order. I would stop by the local shopping mall almost every day after…

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