FOREIGNER, WHITESNAKE/DAVID COVERDALE and JASON BONHAM – Live Huntington Bank Pavilion, Chicago (Photo Gallery By Alex Dale)

FOREIGNER, WHITESNAKE/DAVID COVERDALE and JASON BONHAM – Live Huntington Bank Pavilion, Chicago (Photo Gallery By Alex Dale)

FOREIGNER, WHITESNAKE/COVERDALE and JASON BONHAM LIVE – HUNTINGTON PARK PAVILION, CHICAGO One of the best shows I’ve photographed. Not only do these guys still sound great, they also still have a ton of energy! Even though this year Foreigner are celebrating their 40th anniversary, they still sound great and put on a lengthy show with all the hits. I love getting to photograph Kelly Hansen and to capture him while he’s literally running all over…

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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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My Top 10 Albums of 2017 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

My Top 10 Albums of 2017 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

Be sure to check out the Decibel Geek website contributor’s collective compilation of the top albums: Best of 2017 Article As 2017 quickly approaches its conclusion, I find it appropriate to reflect on almost 150 new releases of music that I have discovered over the course of the year. Admittedly, my favorites tend to be from the Melodic Rock and Symphonic Metal genres. Regardless, I am proud to present my Top Ten for 2017. To…

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SAINTED SINNERS – DAVID REECE (Interview / CD Review)

SAINTED SINNERS – DAVID REECE (Interview / CD Review)

“Generation”…(insert bassline here)….“Clash”. For those that have no clue what I am referring to in the previous sentence then you are missing out on one of the coolest songs from one of the most underrated albums to come out of the eighties. “Generation Clash” was the lead off single and video to Accept‘s 1989 Eat The Heat album. The video for this song was my introduction to vocalist David Reece who stepped in as replacement…

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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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Forced Entry – Forced Entry (CD Review)

Forced Entry – Forced Entry (CD Review)

Back in 1988, I was in 8th grade and listening to popular rock bands like Guns n’ Roses, Bon Jovi and Def Leppard. I was starting to discover bands like Scorpions, Metallica and a whole range of harder bands that would fill up my tape collection (this was before I had a CD player). One band that I didn’t hear about, but falls right into the music that consuming my life is German heavy metal…

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Sin City Sinners – Let It Burn (CD Review)

Sin City Sinners – Let It Burn (CD Review)

Started in 2007 by Faster Pussycat‘s Brent Muscat as a “just for fun” jam, Sin City Sinners have turned into one of Las Vegas’s must-see attractions for rock fans. They’ve played all over town with special guests from bands like AC/DC, Aerosmith, Guns n’ Roses, Tesla, Skid Row, Whitesnake, Velvet Revolver and …Tiffany?  Clearly, they’re having fun, and it comes across on their new CD, Let It Burn. Before we get to their new CD, here…

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Inglorious – Inglorious (Album Review)

Inglorious – Inglorious (Album Review)

Formed in February 2014, Inglorious are a UK band fronted by Nathan James, who made a name for himself having sung for the multi-platinum selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and for Scorpions guitar legend Uli Jon Roth.  The band is rounded out by rhythm guitarist Wil Taylor, lead guitarist Andreas Eriksson, bassist Colin Parkinson, and drummer Phil Beaver. Their debut album is a classic rock cocktail of Led Zeppelin, Bad Company and a dash of Whitesnake.  This…

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Songs with Heart – Ep226

Songs with Heart – Ep226

In honor of National Heart Month, Chris and Aaron are back this week to spin some Songs with Heart. In this hour-plus episode, you’ll get educated on better heart health as well as tracks from great hard rock artists like The Cult, DIO, Wildside, Aerosmtih, W.A.S.P., Skid Row and many others. It’s an episode filled with entertainment and education. We hope you enjoy Songs with Heart and SHARE with a friend. Geeks of the Week: Jason…

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Coverdale and Hughes Bring Their Bands to Tokyo

Coverdale and Hughes Bring Their Bands to Tokyo

Just before being selected for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, David Coverdale with Whitesnake and Glenn Hughes with Doug Aldrich visited Tokyo for a couple of shows in November and December. Deep Purple is in a bit of a renaissance right now, thanks to the selection and the continued touring of Coverdale, Hughes and a newer version of Deep Purple (Mark VIII? It’s like the Rocky sequels – I’ve lost count!), and…

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