Rock n Roll Diaries with Aaron Baker – Ep335

Rock n Roll Diaries with Aaron Baker – Ep335

ROCKNPOD donor and friend of the show Aaron Baker joins us this week for Rock n Roll Diaries. This new theme features Aaron showcasing artists and songs that are markers in his journey through life. Additionally, these songs have a therapeutic element in their ability to help him through difficult times. Rock n Roll Diaries   Aaron is bringing an incredible list of songs to share this week. You’re getting killer tracks from Van Halen,…

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Mick Sweda & Toby Wright Look Back on Bulletboys Debut (Albums Unleashed) – Ep317

Mick Sweda & Toby Wright Look Back on Bulletboys Debut (Albums Unleashed) – Ep317

Guitarist Mick Sweda and engineer Toby Wright join the guys this week to reflect on 1988’s Bulletboys album. Produced by the Ted Templeman for Warner Bros Records, the album reached #34 on the Billboard 200 chart. Correspondingly, the band received heavy rotation from MTV. The videos for ‘Smooth Up in Ya’ and ‘For the Love of Money’ were ever-present at the time. Bulletboys Mick shares the story of how he, bassist Lonnie Vencent and vocalist…

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SAINTED SINNERS – Back With A Vengeance (Album Review)

SAINTED SINNERS – Back With A Vengeance (Album Review)

Wow, it seems like only a year ago I sat down to review the debut album from Sainted Sinners. Holy crap, not even a year!! It was a strong debut filled with lots of Deep Purple/Whitesnake like grooves. So strong in fact that it took the number eight spot on my Decibel Geek 2017 Top Ten List. When I heard that David Reece and Frank Pane had begun work on a sophomore album last year,…

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GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 9, Album Review)

GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 9, Album Review)

*Gene Simmons Vault Past reviews* Click here for Disc 1 Click here for Disc 2 Click here for Disc 3 Click here for Disc 4 Click here for Disc 5 Click here for Disc 6 Click here for Disc 7 Click here for Disc 8 The 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…

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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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VICE – Veni Vidi Vice (Album Review)

VICE – Veni Vidi Vice (Album Review)

German Party Rockers Vice Reunite For Fun Times! Vice was founded in Munich Germany in the late 80’s and signed by major label BMG Ariola back in 1988.  Their first two records gave the band chart positions and several tours all over Europe. With more than 100.000 sold copies, Vice had a sizeable following with their good time punky rock n’roll. Now after almost 30 years, Vice have reunited for more rocking…The new album Veni…

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SONS OF TEXAS – Forged By Fortitude (Album Review)

SONS OF TEXAS – Forged By Fortitude (Album Review)

So, I was minding my own business and trying to be creative with Decibel Geek Facebook posts, when The Meister messaged me, asking whether I would be interested in reviewing a band, sending me a cryptic URL which brought up SOT – Forged album.  OK, I said, why not? I started playing the album and the first track “Buy In To Sell Out” grabbed me by the throat like some rabid Doberman – I thought…

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SAMMY HAGAR and THE CIRCLE – Live at Hard Rock Rocksino – Cleveland, OH (Concert Review)

SAMMY HAGAR and THE CIRCLE – Live at Hard Rock Rocksino – Cleveland, OH (Concert Review)

Many of our favorite rockers are getting up there in age, and it shows with many of them. That’s not the case with Sammy Hagar as he’s simply defying time. He can still rock with the best of them. He proved it when he brought The Circle to Cleveland, Ohio a couple weeks ago! From the first lines of “One Way to Rock,” the band kicked in and had the crowd on our feet all…

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1982 Year in Review Pt1 – Ep277

1982 Year in Review Pt1 – Ep277

The guys go back in time this week as they bring you 1982 Year in Review Pt1. In this long-form trip through the first half of the year, Chris & Aaron cover a lot of ground. 1982 saw some pretty historic beginnings in technology and pop culture including the Commodore 64 and Late Night with David Letterman. 1982 was also a year of loss in the entertainment community. Notably, the losses of John Belushi and…

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Shredders Discussion with Denman – Ep272

Shredders Discussion with Denman – Ep272

The guys are joined this week by Ben and Dakota Denman for Shredders Discussion with Denman. In this long-form talk, you’ll hear the history of this awesome young from Nashville by way of upstate New York. Multiple twists of fate took place to bring these guys where they are today including run-ins, collaborations, etc with rock personalities such as Mark Slaughter, Luc Carl, Greg Mangus, Tony Higbee, and ultimately Michael Wagener who produced their new…

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