GRAND ROCKTEMBER VI – End of Summer – Festival Review

GRAND ROCKTEMBER VI – End of Summer – Festival Review

“Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.” – George R.R. Martin For the past five years, thousands of aging metal heads have spent their last days of summer in Hinckley, MN for the annual Grand Rocktember Festival. With bands featured in the pages of Circus Magazine and Hit Parader between 1982-1990 filling the stage over two days.  For the sixth year the folks at Grand Casino decided to add a third day.  Who…

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Radio Sucks Radio Show v34 – Ep332

Radio Sucks Radio Show v34 – Ep332

Digital Killed the Radio Star host David Hudson is here to spin killer tunes with Radio Sucks 34! David was one of the many awesome VIP donors to ROCKNPOD and this week we’re returning the favor. In this hour-plus chat David digs into some great rock tunes that radio just won’t touch. Radio Sucks 34   This episode is full to the brim with killer tracks from some of your favorite artists. You’ll get ear…

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STYX, JOAN JETT & TESLA – Huntington Bank Pavillion (Photo Gallery/Concert Review)

STYX, JOAN JETT & TESLA – Huntington Bank Pavillion (Photo Gallery/Concert Review)

Styx, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Tesla! First off, yes the show was amazing! You really can’t go wrong with any of these bands, and putting them together is just genius! Since Styx is a Chicago band they always have an exceptionally great crowd when they play in Illinois, and last night was no exception! If you hadn’t heard, this tour is the first time Styx has performed “Mr. Roboto” in 35 years! It…

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FRANK HANNON – Twisted Spoke Saloon, Pekin, IL (Photo Gallery)

FRANK HANNON – Twisted Spoke Saloon, Pekin, IL (Photo Gallery)

Decibel Geek‘s Alex Dale was on hand at The Twisted Spoke Saloon recently for Frank Hannon. The Tesla founder rolled into town, delivering a fantastic performance. Here’s what Alex had to say: “We Cranked The Frank and Drank The Drank St. Patrick’s Day at the Twisted Spoke Saloon in Pekin Illinois! Frank Hannon Of TESLA was amazing.. as usual! They played some solo material, covers and of course some TESLA songs! It was a great…

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TESLA – Monsters of Rock Cruise 2018 (Photo Gallery)

TESLA – Monsters of Rock Cruise 2018 (Photo Gallery)

Decibel Geek‘s ace photographer Brian Ronald spent his time aboard the Monsters of Rock Cruise 2018 capturing as many fantastic performers in action as he could. Consequently, in this gallery of shots, he showcases TESLA as they rocked the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas! OFFICIAL WEBSITE / FACEBOOK Be sure to check out Brian‘s other MORC Photo Galleries, with more coming soon! Posted so far are: (AUTOGRAPH Gallery / RAVEN Gallery / BRITISH LION Gallery / DORO PESCH’S WARLOCK Gallery / KEEL Gallery /…

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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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DEF LEPPARD POISON TESLA in Atlanta (Concert Review)

DEF LEPPARD POISON TESLA in Atlanta (Concert Review)

5/3/17 – Lakewood Amphitheater  – Atlanta, Ga. Great concert co-headline packages are all the rage these days with two or three mega bands sharing a bill. In a world where all the 80’s bands we love are struggling to make a living from album sales, more and more bands are forced to earn their living playing live. This is a good and bad thing in my opinion. On the one hand, you get to see your…

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TESLA – Mechanical Resonance Live (Album Review)

TESLA – Mechanical Resonance Live (Album Review)

It’s hard to believe it was 30 years ago that Tesla exploded onto the scene with Mechanical Resonance. They stood out from the hair metal bands of the time by keeping their focus on their music and not on their image. The result was solid bluesy hard rock and work ethic that they honed from their favorite bands from the 70’s. They’re still going strong with some of their best music coming in the 2000’s….

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DEF LEPPARD at Blossom Music Center (Concert Review)

DEF LEPPARD at Blossom Music Center (Concert Review)

It felt like 1987 at Blossom Music Center just outside of Cleveland. Def Leppard, Tesla and REO Speedwagon brought us back in time with a blast of ’80s hard and classic rock. Def Leppard hit the stage with “Let’s Go”, the opening track from their latest self-titled CD. This song’s main riff is too close to “Pour Some Sugar On Me” and overall too poppy for me. Luckily, they kicked it up a notch with “Animal”…

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WHITFORD/ST. HOLMES – Reunion (CD Review)

WHITFORD/ST. HOLMES – Reunion (CD Review)

In 1981, Brad Whitford and Derek St. Holmes released Whitford/St. Holmes. At the time, they weren’t with Aerosmith and Ted Nugent, respectively. It was a solid rock CD that has become a cult classic. Now, they’re back with a new CD, Reunion. My main interest in this CD is Brad Whitford. He may be the most underrated guitarist of all time. If you don’t know, he’s responsible for some of the best Aerosmith songs, including “Last Child,” “Nobody’s Fault,”…

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