Albums Unleashed – Steeler with Rik Fox Ep274

Albums Unleashed – Steeler with Rik Fox Ep274

Bassist Rik Fox returns to Decibel Geek this week for Albums Unleashed – Steeler. Fronted by vocalist Ron Keel, Steeler had migrated west from Nashville. Upon his arrival, Keel would realize he needed new players to compete with a burgeoning Sunset Strip scene that included rising stars such as Motley Crue and Quiet Riot. In this long form discussion, Rik shares his memories of auditioning for Steeler, his meeting with drummer Mark Edwards, and the…

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LÖVE RAZËR at Eastsides (Concert Review)

LÖVE RAZËR at Eastsides (Concert Review)

It is 7am Saturday morning.  I rarely write about a show this quickly, but I make an exception for the one that Löve Razër put on. Their show, having concluded a mere five hours ago, is still fresh in my memory. I usually allow a show to percolate for a few days, jotting things here and there, before I review it. However, this was too good to let it settle. Thankfully, my wife and I…

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Sleaze Band Legs Up Release Like A Bomb

Sleaze Band Legs Up Release Like A Bomb

Demon Doll Records and Metal Legacy Records have joined forces with lead vocalist Chris Childs in order to bring you the definitive Legs Up collection. Built on 4 years of blood, sweat and tears, the band reined terror on the Sunset Strip to be remembered as one of Hollywood’s elite! The boulevard was their home and they walked the streets with a chip on their shoulders and cold blood in their veins delivering a sonic…

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Sunset Strip Memories – Ep225

Sunset Strip Memories – Ep225

Put on your studs and leather and break out the Aqua Net as DBG VIP Gregory Muse joins the Decibel Geek podcast this week for Sunset Strip Memories! In this hour-plus discussion Gregory shares his recollections of growing up in Southern California and witnessing rock music history being made as he reflects back on seeing a young group of punks in the clubs calling themselves Motley Crue. You’ll hear him share his memories of early…

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Album Review: Fortress/Eliot-On the Loose and They Can Rock!

Album Review: Fortress/Eliot-On the Loose and They Can Rock!

American melodic hard rock band Fortress started its’ life in the early 1980´s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The band was formed by guitar slingers Vince Magyar and Alan Breider, bass player Mike Lelo and drummer Kenny Goane. Fortress won the “Battle of the Bands” contest in Milwaukee in 1983 and later that year they were joined by lead vocalist Chris Eliot (later in The Center of X). Fortress traveled and gigged the Midwest. They built a strong…

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Sunset Strip Box Set (March 24, 2015)

Sunset Strip Box Set (March 24, 2015)

Coming on March 24, 2015 from Eonian Records is the largest single collection of Sunset Strip bands ever assembled.  Rock n’ Roll Rebels & The Sunset Strip boasts 160 songs from over 80 bands from the 80’s and early 90’s L.A. Rock scene on an 8-disc, 2-volume collection box set.  The bands featured include: 21 Psyche, 151 Swing, Aces & Eights, Agent Zero, Alice Be Tokelas, Asylum Suite, Bad Blood, Bad Bones, Barbie, Big Deal, Blackboard…

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Motley Crue’s Fifth Member (Or A Fifth Of Motley Crue)

Motley Crue’s Fifth Member (Or A Fifth Of Motley Crue)

Grunge has often been credited with killing much of the music of the 80’s metal scene.  But as we now have the ability to look back it sure seems to have taken a bigger toll on bands like Ratt and LA Guns than it has for Motley Crue.  Vince Neil  recently acknowledged as much between Big Mac’s and lipo treatment when he told Q magazine “I don’t know why people say grunge killed rock. Only people…

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