Top 5 Vinnie Vincent Solos – (Ep308)

Top 5 Vinnie Vincent Solos – (Ep308)

The Countdown to Vindication is on as we share our Top 5 Vinnie Vincent Solos! Additionally, we’re sharing our thoughts on the Atlanta KISS Expo which is just days away. It’s been over twenty years since Vinnie has appeared in public and this week he’s doing it in a big way. The now-sold out Atlanta KISS Expo is sure to be a real experience for KISS and Vinnie fans. What has he been up to?…

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GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 5, Album Review)

GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 5, Album Review)

*Past reviews* Click here for Disc 1 Click here for Disc 2 Click here for Disc 3 Click here for Disc 4 An unbelievable opportunity of a lifetime presented itself and I had the honor of meeting the powerful and attractive…. The Demon himself…. Gene Simmons during the Los Angeles Gene Simmons Vault Experience.  Over several installments, I will be sharing parts of my incredible story and reviewing all 11 discs from the newly released…

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What Rocked in 2017? We Answer! – Best of 2017 ep307

What Rocked in 2017? We Answer! – Best of 2017 ep307

If you think Rock is dead, then we have three hours of audio that prove you wrong. The Best of 2017 features twenty songs from the best Rock and Metal albums released over the past year.  We’ve selected our top 10 albums and are going to spin tracks from each in a 3-hour marathon episode. Additionally, you’ll get discussion on some the events that made 2017 a banner year for Decibel Geek. Best of 2017…

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Hello Oasis, Goodbye Ramones, and Welcome Back Van Halen (Sorta) – 1996 Year in Review Pt2 Ep306

Hello Oasis, Goodbye Ramones, and Welcome Back Van Halen (Sorta) – 1996 Year in Review Pt2 Ep306

We’re back this week to tackle July through December for our 1996 Year in Review Pt2. July sees Layne Staley taking the stage for the last time. The Alice in Chains vocalist would overdose after a show in Kansas City, MO and never perform live again. Also in July, the Spice Girls hit big while scientists clone the first sheep. We’re not saying there’s a connection. We also aren’t saying there isn’t one. We discuss…

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Nashville to Get KISSed Thursday with Blonder Than Hell

Nashville to Get KISSed Thursday with Blonder Than Hell

Baby, it’s cold outside but it’ll be Hotter than Hell this Thursday at Nashville’s Exit/In for KISSMAS 2017. Members of Thee Rock n Roll Residency, Dark Hound, and ACCEPT get together every year to form Blonder than Hell. The quartet of musicians Philip Shouse (Paul Stanley), Jeremy Asbrock (Ace Frehley), ET Brown (Gene Simmons), and Christopher Williams (Peter Criss) slap on the kabuki makeup, costumes, and deliver a top-flight KISS tribute show. KISSMAS 2017  …

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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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Six Songs Perry Richardson Thinks You Should Hear – Ep304

Six Songs Perry Richardson Thinks You Should Hear – Ep304

Stryper bassist Perry Richardson returns to Decibel Geek this week to discuss his new gig and spin some great songs. In this episode, you’ll hear details on the circumstances that led to Perry landing the gig as well as future plans for the band. Additionally, Perry spins Six Songs that have a personal meaning to him. The stories that go along with his choices are, as expected, entertaining. Perry Richardson   In this Six Songs…

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Report From Judas Priest Firepower Listening Session – Lots of Variety!

Report From Judas Priest Firepower Listening Session – Lots of Variety!

Friend of Decibel Geek and host of the Talking Metal podcast, Mark Strigl recently attended a listening session for the upcoming Judas Priest album. Firepower is due to be released in March of 2018 and features the current lineup of Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Ian Hill, Richie Faulkner, and Scott Travis. Co-produced by Tom Allom and Andy Sneap, Firepower will be released on Epic Records. Read Mark’s report below:              …

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DENMAN Poised to Save Rock n Roll – And You Can Help!

DENMAN Poised to Save Rock n Roll – And You Can Help!

When Gene Simmons said “Rock is dead”, he hadn’t yet heard Denman. While you may be convinced of Rock’s demise, it’s resurrection is well at hand. Denman is about to head into the studio with producer Michael Wagener for it’s first full-length album. Earning their stripes in the burgeoning Nashville rock/metal scene, Denman has built a solid local reputation. The young group has already opened shows for Beasto Blanco, Mr. Big, and more. They have…

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We Spin Some Killer Bonus Tracks! – Ep303

We Spin Some Killer Bonus Tracks! – Ep303

DBG VIP and host of the Damn Good Movie Memories Podcast, Brian Davis joins the guys to spin and discuss some of their favorite Bonus Tracks! Any true Decibel Geek knows that some true gold can be found on import and expanded versions of albums. Average music listeners may chalk them up as throwaways but we know better! Bonus Tracks   In this two-hour episode, the guys take turns showcasing some of their favorite bonus…

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