Whether you know the name Michael Wagener or not chances are, if you’re a fan of this show, he’s had a major impact on your life. A cursory glance at the discography of this German-born music production legend will leave you stunned due to the number of pivotal hard rock and heavy metal moments he helped create and shape.
This week Aaron and Chris head to Wireworld Studios for a long-form discussion of some of the many highlights of Michael’s career. In this discussion, you’ll hear about his early roots in Germany as he helped form Accept and then made the jump across the pond to begin his storied career on a ready-to-explode Sunset Strip. One project led to another and within just a few years Michael had worked with acts such as Dokken, Motley Crue, Metallica, Poison, Stryper, White Lion, and Skid Row just to name a few.
In this talk, Michael also shares his take on the evolution of the recording industry and the changes that have taken place due to the digital divide. It’s a solid hour of insight on many of your favorite albums and artists and it’s right here for you this week on the Decibel Geek Podcast.
Michael Wagener Official Website: www.michaelwagener.com
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