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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Six Songs Luc Carl Thinks You Should Hear – Ep271

Six Songs Luc Carl Thinks You Should Hear – Ep271

Sirius/XM deejay Luc Carl joins Chris & Aaron this week for Six Songs Luc Carl Thinks You Should Hear. In this long-form episode, Luc and the guys discuss a variety of subjects including record store release days, why it’s a bad idea to wear a Metallica shirt in front of Dave Mustaine, and the best motorcycle route in Tennessee among much more. Luc Carl   On top of all that, Luc‘s got Six Songs that…

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SAMMY HAGAR – This is Sammy Hagar: When The Party Started (Album Review)

SAMMY HAGAR – This is Sammy Hagar: When The Party Started (Album Review)

It’s easy to argue that getting fired from Van Halen may have been the best thing to happen to Sammy Hagar. Since then, he’s been a successful businessman, best-selling author, philanthropist…and he’s put out a ton of music! He’s recorded solo, with the Waboritas, with Chickenfoot or The Circle. His latest CD is This is Sammy Hagar: When the Party Started, Volume One. Hagar handpicked these songs that focus on his releases with the Waboritas because he…

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BON JOVI – This House Is Not For Sale (Album Review)

BON JOVI – This House Is Not For Sale (Album Review)

Let me start off by saying that I’ve been a huge Bon Jovi fan since the 80’s. A big reason for that is that I think Richie Sambora is one of the most underrated guitarists. But even with no Sambora on their newest CD, This House Is Not For Sale, I was hoping that Bon Jovi would put out a great CD. Jon Bon Jovi is calling this CD the start of a new chapter of…

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Six Songs Ian Wadley Thinks You Should Hear – Ep245

Six Songs Ian Wadley Thinks You Should Hear – Ep245

One half  of the Rock & Metal Combat Podcast joins Chris and Aaron this week for Six Songs Ian Wadley Thinks You Should Hear. In this long-form discussion and music episode, Ian clues you in to some lesser known bands that you need to add to your collection as well as some monstrous deep cuts from some of your favorites. He gives the who, where, when, why, and how of these tunes and explains why…

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