1981 Year in Review Part 1 – Ep343

1981 Year in Review Part 1 – Ep343

We’re hopping in the De Lorean and heading back in time this week for our 1981 Year in Review Part 1! So many things happened from January – June 1981 that you’re getting an earful this week! Wendy O. Williams arrested, Steven Tyler cheats death, and the Urban Cowboy fashion movement takes hold. Other stories include Ozzy eating a bird (uncooked), President Reagan in the crosshairs, riots in the UK, and much more. 1981 Year…

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RIOT V – Armor of Light (April 27, 2018)

RIOT V – Armor of Light (April 27, 2018)

On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, the metal community gathered in Anaheim for the Hall of Heavy Metal History induction ceremony. Cult New York heavy metal band and godfathers of power metal Riot V were inducted alongside Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess, bass virtuoso Billy Sheehan, and other metal royalty for their contributions and influence on the community. “I am honored and psyched to be inducted into this year’s Heavy Metal History Hall of Fame with Riot!” comments Don Van Stavern. “The 30-plus year…

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LEGENDARY BAND RIOT INDUCTED INTO THE HEAVY METAL HALL OF FAME (NEWS)

LEGENDARY BAND RIOT INDUCTED INTO THE HEAVY METAL HALL OF FAME (NEWS)

Original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, Dream Theater Keyboardist Jordan Rudess, bass virtuoso Billy Sheehan. and other metal royalty will be featured in the Annual Hall of Heavy Metal History Induction Ceremony. The 2018 All-Star Induction Ceremony takes place Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 at the Anaheim Wyndham Garden Grove, Anaheim CA. Television and Radio star Eddie Trunk will host the event. An All-Star Jam, and surprise artists will part of the ceremony. Budderside will perform…

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That 70’s Guy : RIOT – Narita (Retro Review)

That 70’s Guy : RIOT – Narita (Retro Review)

For this fogottem gem of the 70’s, I’m time warping you back to the final year of the decade (1979) for what I call the lesser known or “forgotten” album of Riot’s big three with Guy Speranza.  Sandwiched in between Rock City and Fire Down Under was their second release Narita.  It was released initially in Japan and available as an import only in the USA at first. Officially released on October 5th 1979, Narita…

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RIOT V – Life as a Citizen of Rock City

RIOT V – Life as a Citizen of Rock City

Any Toronto area rock fan can relate to a post from The Rockpile’s Steve Hoeg on Facebook when he says “Anyone ready for a show announcement?” It gets our adrenaline pumping in anticipation and excitement. However this day, never in a million years did I expect that announcement to be RIOT. Holy Shit! I immediately asked fellow Decibel Geek staffer Rich “The Meister” Dillon if I could do the show including the write-up. Not normally…

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Where You Come From – New York Ep228

Where You Come From – New York Ep228

This week your hosts return with Where You Come From – New York; an hour-plus of music and discussion of some of the greatest rock music to come out of the Big Apple. New York has a rich history in music, especially the roots of Punk and Glam in the early 70’s and the emergence of hard rock later on. This week’s episode intends to spotlight some of the greatest bands that come from this…

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1977 Year in Review Part 2 – Ep209

1977 Year in Review Part 2 – Ep209

This week Aaron and Chris return to guide you on a journey of July through December in our 1977 Year in Review Part 2! In this hour-plus block of nostalgia, you’ll hear discussion of big news events of the second half of the year including the fatal crash of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s plane, the capture of Son of Sam, and the death of Elvis Presley. You’ll also get tracks from some of the greatest albums released…

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Riot V Live at Sweden Rock Festival

Riot V Live at Sweden Rock Festival

Rock Stage, Sweden Rock Festival, Saturday June 6th Riot was a band that I listened to continuously throughout the 1990´s having missed out on them in the 1980´s. Nightbreaker (1994) was the album that got me into the band and after that I discovered the 80´s “power metal” albums which led me to the start in 1977 and the Guy Speranza (RIP) fronted version of the band. Guy sadly passed away in 2003.  They played Sweden Rock…

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