Rock n Roll Conspiracies – Ep299

Rock n Roll Conspiracies – Ep299

The guys return this week with a different type of episode as they discuss Rock n Roll Conspiracies. Joined by guest Casey Conspiracy, Chris and Aaron dig into some of the more high profile conspiracy theories related to the history of rock n roll; with some tangents thrown in for good measure. Topics include Paul is Dead, Jim Morrison and Elvis Alive, Nirvana 9/11, Kurt Cobain Murdered, Ace Frehley’s UFO experience, the PMRC, and more….

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AC/DC Drummer Delivers Head Job

AC/DC Drummer Delivers Head Job

Most of us know the name Phil Rudd as synonymous with Aussie rock stalwarts AC/DC.  Phil joined AC/DC in 1975 and remained with the band until 1983 when he was reportedly dismissed due in part to a conflict with guitarist Malcolm Young.  He moved to Tauranga, New Zealand and filled his time away from AC/DC with the purchase of a helicopter company, racing cars, becoming a farmer and building his own recording studio.  Rudd re-joined…

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Caught in the Storm of Blades

Caught in the Storm of Blades

  Bullet Bus-photo by The Meister In my novice days of joining the Decibel Geek ranks (seems so long ago now) one of the early articles I chose to write was about an awesome band that I had recently discovered at the time.  That band’s name was Bullet originally formed in Vaxjo Sweden in 1996 and comprised of Dag “Hell” Hofer (vocals), Adam Hector (bass), Gustav Hjortsjo (drums), Hampus Klang (guitars) and Erik Almstrom (guitars).  The…

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The Meister is Filled With Blind Rage!

The Meister is Filled With Blind Rage!

When iconic German metallers Accept, Wolf Hoffman (guitars), Peter Baltes (bass), Herman Frank (Guitars) and Stefan Schwarzmann (drums) joined forces with former TT Quick vocalist Mark Tornillo in 2009 the resulting album would be the first of new Accept music in fourteen years.  Blood of the Nations dropped in 2010, its follow-up Stalingrad in 2012 and recently 2014 sees the completion of the trilogy, if you will, in Blind Rage.  All three albums are the…

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The Meister’s Kissin’ Dynamite!

The Meister’s Kissin’ Dynamite!

German band Kissin’ Dynamite released their debut album, Steel of Swabia in 2008 when they were but 15 and 16 years old.  Since then they’ve followed it up every two years with another solid effort, Addicted to Metal in 2010, Money Sex & Power in 2012 and now the end of September sees Megalomania hitting the shelves.  The five guys from Swabia (a southern part of Germany), vocalist Hannes Braun, guitarist Ande Braun (Hannes brother),…

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Oddities of The Meister’s I-pod (Meister’s Fresh Blood)

Oddities of The Meister’s I-pod (Meister’s Fresh Blood)

The Oddities of The Meister’s I-Pod (or Meister’s Fresh Blood) In conjunction with this week’s Decibel Geek Podcast Episode #150-Fresh Blood Vol. #2 in which Chris and Aaron spin tracks from bands that you are probably unfamiliar with I decided to take a look at my current listening selection.  Rather than do a specific album review on each and every one of these I thought that I’d take a quick look at some of the…

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Gettin' Your Rock On With X-Drive

Upon hearing some of the details behind fresh new band on the scene, X-Drive, I was rather excited to dive in and see what it sounded like.  Let me give you a picture of where I was beginning from.  Unknown guitarist Jeremy Brunner came from Oregon to Los Angeles knowing no-one, but bringing with him an expansive catalog of his music.  Before long the star power such as James LoMenzo wielding his bass guitar would…

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Tom Keifer (The Way Life Goes)

 40 Tom Keifer Photos by Rebekka Brennan Anyone having read many of my previous concert reviews will know that a good portion of the awesome concerts that I have been able to catch are thanks to a club in Toronto called the Rockpile.  Actually there’s now two of them, one at each end of the east/west subway line and I’ve received comments from all around the world saying how they wish they had a Rockpile…

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Doin' It Doggy Style Again With Neanderthal

One of the first projects that I did after being inducted into the ranks of Decibel Geek was to go after my first interview to coincide with the podcast’s weekly theme which that week was “threesomes”, bands with three members.  I had recently discovered a great band that played no frills, balls to the wall, straight ahead rock and roll by the name of American Dog, who consisted of three members.  At the time they…

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Bang Your Head! Quiet Riot Lives!

Bang Your Head!  Quiet Riot Lives!

Quiet Riot, best known for their 1983 release Metal Health, the first debut heavy metal album to ever achieve #1 on the Billboard chart in the US, is still alive and well (no pun intended on their 1999 album Alive and Well) in 2014. Quiet Riot’s Quiet Riot 10, 2014 The band quietly unleashed their new studio/live offering titled Quiet Riot 10 on June 27, 2014.  For this outing, drummer Frankie Banali is joined by bassist…

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