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A podcast that features discussion of all things Hard Rock & Heavy Metal from the 1960's through today. Year in Review Shows, Top 5 Discussions, Radio Sucks Radio Shows and interviews with members of KISS, Alice Cooper, Ugly Kid Joe, Armored Saint, WASP, Great White, Vixen, Killer Dwarfs and many, many more! Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

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A podcast that features discussion of all things Hard Rock & Heavy Metal from the 1960's through today. Year in Review Shows, Top 5 Discussions, Radio Sucks Radio Shows and interviews with members of KISS, Alice Cooper, Ugly Kid Joe, Armored Saint, WASP, Great White, Vixen, Killer Dwarfs and many, many more! Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

    The Best & Worst of Guns N Roses with Craig Gass

    The Best & Worst of Guns N Roses with Craig Gass

    We're back with a great talk with a great guest as comedian Craig Gass joins us for The Best & Worst of Guns N Roses!
    Formed on the Sunset Strip in 1985, Guns N Roses quickly ascended to the top of the rock world with their debut album 'Appetite for Destruction.' Along with the success would come controversy as the band truly lived the rock star lifestyle. The combustible mix of attitude, agression, talent, and addiction made the band stand out from their peers. Even their stripped down look would signal to the music scene that times were changing. The band would go on to release the massive 'Use Your Illusion' parts 1 and 2 and graduate to stadium tours. But, just as quickly as they rose, the band started to fall apart. Members leaving one by one would cause a long dormant period for the band while singer Axl Rose labored over his opus 'Chinese Democracy.' By the time the album finally was released, it did more to confuse fans than excite them. Guns N Roses have found new success in recent years with the return of guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan.
    In this discussion, we pick our favorite and least favorite track from each album. Additionally, we share our stories of how the band first came on our radar as well as our memories of each album. Craig Gass brings some great stories to the table as he's had multiple interactions with the band members going back to nearly the beginning. It's a fun talk about a very intriguing band.
    We hope you enjoy The Best & Worst with Guns N Roses with Craig Gass and SHARE with a friend!
    You can also meet us and Craig Gass at ROCKNPOD Weekend coming up in Nashville March 17-19! Get your tickets at www.rocknpod.com
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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Geekwire: Week of 01.19.23

    Geekwire: Week of 01.19.23

    We're back to cover all the current rock and metal news happenings with Geekwire!
    Legendary guitarist Jeff Beck recently passed away and a huge outpouring of tributes from the music world ensued. We share our thoughts and memories of Jeff Beck.
    Alternatively, former Stryper bassist Tim Gaines posted a controversial post on Beck's final destination. The post angered many across social media, including Chris. We go over his comments and share our reactions to it.
    Current Great White front man Brett Carlisle has been wowing rock crowds recently. We discuss some recent comments about him made by guitarist Mark Kendall. Additionally, Brett was recently announced as a guest at the upcoming ROCKNPOD Expo in Nashville. You should come and see him. Just sayin.
    Motley Crue front man Vince Neil recently cancelled a Florida appearance at the RokIsland festival in Florida due to battling Covid. There are swirlings that there's more to it. We share our thoughts.
    Other stories covered this week include Mike Portnoy joining Twisted Sister for their Metal Hall of Fame induction performance, Obituary drummer Donald Tardy's love of felines getting attention on CNN, Ace Frehley's former house now available to rent as an Airbnb, Iggy Pop turning down the gig in AC/DC, and the price list of memorabilia on offer at Vinnie Vincent's recent S.I.R. gathering.
    All that and rock star birthdays, death anniversaries, and upcoming releases.
    We hope you enjoy Geekwire for the week of 01.19.23 and SHARE with a friend!
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Best of 2022

    Best of 2022

    We're back this week to take a look at the year that was with our Best of 2022 episode!
    As we tend to say every year, if you think rock is dead, you're not looking hard enough. There were a ton of great releases in 2022 and we're each gonna highlight our top 10.
    2022 saw the release of new records by old favorites including Scorpions, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Korn, GWAR, Halestorm, and many others. Did they make our lists? You'll have to listen to find out.
    Other great releases came out from younger and more modern bands came out including albums by Goodbye June, Gunshine, H.E.A.T., Ghost, Treat, and more. Did any of them make our lists?
    We're, obviously, keeping our picks close to the vest as we want you to hear for yourselves.
    What are YOUR favorite records of 2022? We'd love to hear from you in the comments!
    We hope you enjoy Best of 2022 and SHARE with a friend!
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    • 1 hr 57 min
    Geekwire: Week of 01.05.23 - Ep511

    Geekwire: Week of 01.05.23 - Ep511

    We're back to talk all the rock and metal news that's fit to spit with Geekwire!
    Topics covered this week include Rolling Stone magazine's new list that's pissing everyone off, Peter Criss singing a deep track from Dynasty at his house, new and upcoming releases from David Lee Roth and Tony Iommi, confirmed and potential tours from Mr. Big and AC/DC, Wolf Hoffman's quote being turned into click bait, Mick Sweda searing off working with Bulletboys, and much more.
    We also take a moment to remember and pay tribute to our late friend Bob Nalbandian. Bob did a helluva lot for the metal and music podcasting worlds and will be very much missed.
    All that and rock star birthdays, death anniversaries, and anticipated releases.
    We hope you enjoy Geekwire and SHARE with a friend!
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Best & Worst of Metallica Part 2 (1996-Today) - Ep510

    The Best & Worst of Metallica Part 2 (1996-Today) - Ep510

    We're back for the second half of our 2 part series on the Best & Worst of Metallica! This time, we're joined by our friend and fellow podcaster Joshua Toomey to cover the latter half of the kings of thrash career as we focus on 1996 through today.
    Riding high on the success of The Black Album, Metallica returned in 1996 with Load and Reload a year later. The band had a new look and a new, stripped down sound. While the changes didn't necessarily resonate with their hardcore fans, it opened the band to a new audience and success continued. They would continue to change with the release of St. Anger before returning to an earlier sound with Death Magnetic. However, they'd take a huge left turn courtesy of the collaboration with Lou Reed in Lulu. Righting the ship, they'd release Hardwired...to Self Destruct to the joy of their fan base. In 2022, they'd give fans a glimpse of the future with the release of the single 'Lux Aeterna.' This release would coincide with the announcement of their next album '72 Seasons' as well as a huge tour with Pantera to come in 2023 and 2024.
    In this discussion, the guys pick their favorite and least favorite tune off each album, give their thoughts on the ever-changing sound of the band during these years and state their hopes for the next album. Additionally, they discuss singles, EP releases, and cover songs released during this period.
    We hope you enjoy The Best & Worst of Metallica Part 2 (1996-Today) and SHARE with a friend!
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Geekwire: Week of 12.23.22 - Ep509

    Geekwire: Week of 12.23.22 - Ep509

    We're back to discuss all the rock and metal news that's fit to spit with Geekwire!
    This week we talk news stories including Sebastian Bach reflecting on what he misses about the old days, Queensryche promising some deep cuts on their next tour, Michael Sweet and King Diamond becoming besties, John Corabi calling out Motley Crue, Brian Johnson becoming a fanboy, KISS announcing even more tour dates, new/old material from Quiet Riot, and more.
    Additional stories discussed include KK Downing being rude to the rest of Judas Priest (allegedly) at their Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame induction, a discussion on the Kings of Stage Banter, Miles Kennedy's early days of air guitar, and Sharon Osbourne's recent hospital stay.
    All that and rock star birthdays, death anniversaries, and much more!
    We hope you enjoy Geekwire for the week of 12.23.22 and SHARE with a friend!
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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
394 Ratings

394 Ratings

Clint Kaufmann ,

Cool Old Dudes Talkin Rock 🤘

This show is like hanging with old friends. Love catching up with Geek Wire. Metallica 1 was fun and easy. Great discussion. Let’s see how they handle post-glory-years Metallica.

mailman c ,

Metallica Pt 1 and 2.

Enjoyed listening to the Metallica retrospective. I was in Jr High when Master came out and you guys got me thinking back to back then. Great show guys. Keep it up! Go Bears!

Humping the Butler ,

Want to know why they are the best? Give a listen

Chris and Aaron rank up there as one of the best duos of all time. If you like hard rock and metal, you will love this podcast. You will think you are sitting around just talking music with your buds. They know their stuff and most of all know how to entertain. You will not be disappointed, plus Aaron has the best laugh in the business!!!

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