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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.

    ROCKNPOD Recap & Rockin' Ron Tribute

    ROCKNPOD Recap & Rockin' Ron Tribute

    We return this week with a show that will run the gamut of emotions as we present our ROCKNPOD Recap and a tribute to our fallen brother Rockin' Ron Runyon. ROCKNPOD Weekend was definitely a blur but we've had time to reflect. In this episode we'll share are thoughts on the entire weekend. Starting from Friday's preparty concert all the way through the comedy show that closed things out on Sunday, we have a lot to reflect on.
    Tragically, we recently lost our friend and Decibel Geek TV producer Rockin' Ron Runyon this week after a hard fought battle with cancer. Ron's enthusiam, hard work, and spirit took Decibel Geek to new heights. More importantly, his friendship is going to be missed immensely. We go through some of our favorite Rockin' Ron memories and stories and reflect back on what a blessing he was to so many. Ron was also a huge part of ROCKNPOD and his connection to the event is also discussed.
    As we mention in the episode, there's a GoFundMe campaign setup for the Runyon family. You can donate to it at https://gofund.me/5d3b7c82.
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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Albums Unleashed Eat 'Em & Smile with Billy Sheehan & Gregg Bissonette

    Albums Unleashed Eat 'Em & Smile with Billy Sheehan & Gregg Bissonette

    We're back this week with another great conversation as Billy Sheehan & Gregg Bissonette reflect on Eat 'Em & Smile. This legendary album by David Lee Roth was released July 7, 1986 and peaked at #4 on the US Billboard charts. More importantly, it was an absolute statement being put forth by the former Van Halen front man that he could still swing for the fences. With a powerful backing band including the rhythm section of Sheehan and Bissonette combined with the guitar acrobatics of Steve Vai, the Eat 'Em & Smile album is loaded with hooks, precision, and the patented tongue-in-cheek lyrics of Roth. It's a true example of rock's dominance in the 80's.
    This interview was recorded live on-stage at the ROCKNPOD Expo in Nashville, TN on Saturday August 7, 2021. In this discussion, Billy & Gregg give the full backstory of how they hooked up with David Lee Roth, the audition process, album recording and much more. Their stories are incredibly entertaining and we think you'll get a kick out of these two legends reconnecting with each other.
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    • 57 min
    Appice Brothers Rock History Talk

    Appice Brothers Rock History Talk

    We finally return with a whopper of an interview. Recorded live at S.I.R. Nashville on August 8th, 2021, we proudly present the Appice Brothers Rock History Talk. This long form discussion, recorded in front of a live audience captures Carmine & Vinny Appice sharing some amazing stories from their careers in the music industry. The chemistry between these two makes for an incredibly entertaining discussion.
    In this interview you'll get lots of stories of the Appice Brothers career including tales from their upbringing, behind the scenes craziness from the road, and lots of funny and notable moments. Some highlights include stories of the largest crowds they played to, Vinny attempting to "improve" Carmine's hand-me-down drum set, and Vinny's experiences working with John Lennon. That's just the tip of the iceberg.
    We hope you enjoy the Appice Brothers Rock History Talk and SHARE with a friend! Also, be sure to catch Carmine and Vinny's podcast 'Hangin' & Bangin' on the Pantheon Podcast Network!
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Koncert Memories

    Koncert Memories

    We're back this week to talk about memories of KISS live with Koncert Memories! We know many of you have seen KISS live going all the way back to the glory days of the 70's. However, Aaron and Chris didn't get started until the early 90's. This makes for an interesting discussion as we got into the band at a commercial low-point and got to witness the resurrection of their popularity with the reunion tour in 1996 and all the strange twists and turns that lead us to today.
    Tours discussed this week include the Hot in the Shade tour, Revenge tour, Bad Boys of KISS tour, Alive Worldwide 96-97 tour, Psycho Circus tour, Farewell tour, World Domination tour, Rock the Nation tour, Alive 35 tour, and End of the Road tour. Additionally, we discuss some Ace Frehley solo shows and notable one-off performances including KISS playing on a floating stage in Nashville in 1994 and the Vinnie Vincent acoustic performance at the 2018 Atlanta KISS Expo. There's a bunch of fun and interesting stories in this episode.
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    New Noize July 2021

    New Noize July 2021

    We're back this week to discuss all the latest happenings in the rock and metal worlds with New Noize July 2021! It's been an interesting past few weeks in the industry and some of our favorite artists have been making news.
    We've got stories that include Yngwie Malmsteen trying to strangle Graham Bonnet, Sammy Hagar trashing David Lee Roth (again), Judas Priest threatening KK Downing, a song we're all sick of hitting one billion streams on Spotify, Sebastian Bach being a schmuck (again), Black Sabbath looking to spruce up their worst sounding album, The Black Crowes being hypocrites (again), and much, much more!
    We also give an update on our friend Gary Corbett in his cancer fight (donate to help Gary at https://gofund.me/a291222c), ROCKNPOD updates, an update on our buddy Rockin' Ron Runyon, and more!
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    • 53 min
    The Replacement Singers

    The Replacement Singers

    This week we're covering a topic that certainly seems to rile up a fan base; Replacement Singers. Switching out a front man can be a tricky process. Many times, it does not go well. In fact, the vast majority of the time, the attempt to replace a singer is not successful. There are some cases where it works, though. This week we're gonna talk Replacement Singers; the good AND the bad.
    There have been some legendary acts that have replaced their front man. From AC/DC to Van Halen to Deep Purple and many others; it's a difficult feat. This week we go through some of the notable lead singer changes. Towards the end we'll each give our Top 5 Best and Top 5 Worst replacement singers. Will we agree? Will we fight? You'll have to listen to find out. Plus, we want to hear YOUR thoughts on this subject. Please list YOUR Top 5 Best and Worst Replacement Singers in the comments!
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    • 1 hr 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
372 Ratings

372 Ratings

Foxdn1 ,

One of the Best!

Sarah Koenig, Conan O’brien, Joe Rogan, Ira Glass, Pat Francis, Aaron Camaro and Chris Czynszak are considered by most as Podcast royalty. What separates these greats is the content and the absolute best and most entertaining content is provided by the boys at Decibel Geek Podcast. Chris and Aaron have the voices of angels and the vocabulary of drunken sailors. Give a try and I promise you’ll love it!

Starski USMC ,

Two Of The Good Guys

I’ve written a review of the Decibel Geek podcast before (Episode 355, March 2019), but I felt it was time to do so again. July 14th, 2021 was a sad day in the world of Rock-n-Roll, as we lost two 80’s Hard Rock icons: Cinderella guitarist Jeff LaBar, and KISS / Cinderella keyboardist Gary Corbett. After this horrible news, Chris Czynszak graciously posted a great picture of Jeff, along with Jeff’s family statement, and AAron Camaro posted a great picture of Jeff and himself together out on a fun night of drinking and mischief (a picture taken by Eric Czynszak). Great memories of the friendship that Chris

elizabethgaines ,

Rediscovering Kiss!

Thanks in no small part to your episodes, I’ve been digging into the Kiss discography—the Kiss-cography if you will. I started with the early years up to Dynasty, including the 78’ solo albums, which I especially found fascinating.

I wholeheartedly ageee with Aaron in that Ace’s solo effort was by far the best of that bunch, with Paul’s coming in second and sounding the most like a Kiss album—definitely would have been better than The Elder had it been that. Gene’s was just schizophrenic and would have been better as an E.P. I don’t even think Peter’s effort sucked but then again, I’m a sucker for yacht rock and can see why it wasn’t over with the Kiss army—might have done better had he released it under a pseudonym outside of Kiss.

As for the albums themselves, the music not only holds up well without the distraction of their image, but was actually ahead of its time. The best way I could describe it to someone who never heard them before would be If the Beatles had gone a heavier direction or if Led Zeppelin had more vocal power from the other band members and even then, those descriptions don’t do their early albums justice.

Anyway, I now get where you guys are coming from and how easy it is to get obsessed with this band. Thanks for such a good show each and every episode.

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