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The ‘80s were an era of musical excess, and photographer Mark “WEISSGUY” Weiss was there to document the biggest and most dangerous bands of the time. From Van Halen, Ozzy and Metallica to Bon Jovi, Motley Crue and Guns N’ Roses, The Decade That Rocked Podcast will look back at the period’s most historic music and moments through Mark’s iconic images. New interviews with rock stars both old and new will give fans a backstage pass to the most hedonistic era in music. Along for the ride is co-host Greg Alprin, a music journalist, comedy podcast host and ‘80s rock addict who will help shape the conversation from a fan's perspective. Come with us for a decadent celebration of THE DECADE THAT ROCKED!

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The ‘80s were an era of musical excess, and photographer Mark “WEISSGUY” Weiss was there to document the biggest and most dangerous bands of the time. From Van Halen, Ozzy and Metallica to Bon Jovi, Motley Crue and Guns N’ Roses, The Decade That Rocked Podcast will look back at the period’s most historic music and moments through Mark’s iconic images. New interviews with rock stars both old and new will give fans a backstage pass to the most hedonistic era in music. Along for the ride is co-host Greg Alprin, a music journalist, comedy podcast host and ‘80s rock addict who will help shape the conversation from a fan's perspective. Come with us for a decadent celebration of THE DECADE THAT ROCKED!

    RUDY SARZO

    RUDY SARZO

    Legend Rudy Sarzo joins us to talk about rejoining Quiet Riot, the conciseness of his rock and roll experiences, clarifies how he and Mark met, and the friendship they have maintained since the early days of Quiet Riot.  Mark Wass there from the very beginning and describes it all in this memorable interview, with one of the nicest guys on the planet.   Bang your head to this one.  


    Follow Rudy on Instagram @sarzo.rudy and everything TDTR at www.thedecadethatrocked.com


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    • 59 min
    TRACII GUNS & MICHAEL SWEET

    TRACII GUNS & MICHAEL SWEET

    Couldn't pick a better duo to start off Season 2 than Tracii (LA GUNS) & Michael (STRYPER) joining the show to give us the inside scoop on their new doom band SUNBOMB's recent release EVIL & DEVINE and talk about their multi decade history with Mark.   We discuss the state of hard rock and metal, and some of the newer bands we all like along with the process they went through putting together the debut SUNBOMB album.   We highly recommend you check it out can only hope we get to see them do this on stage together!     You can connect with Tracii and Michael on Instagram at @traciiguns & @michaelhsweet and Sunbomb @sun_bomb


    For all their happenings go to  www.lagunsmusic.com   www.michaelsweet.com & www.stryper.com 


    Check out LA GUNS new live album Cocked & Loaded Live and for all things Mark "Weissguy" Weiss go to www.thedecadethatrocked.com 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    ROB AFFUSO

    ROB AFFUSO

    Skid Row drummer during the Sebastian years, Rob Affuso joins us to catch up with Mark and tries to remember details about a bar fight that involved Sebastian the first night they all met.   Rob fills us in on what he is up to now with his band Soul System Orchestra, and gets into the wild ride that then consumed almost a decade and highs and lows of being in Skid Row.  Lots of memories of photoshoots and tours during the decade that rocked.   Hop On!  


    Connect with Rob on Instagram @officialrobaffuso or www.soulsystemorchestras.com


    www.thedecadethatrocked.com

    • 33 min
    ZAKK WYLDE

    ZAKK WYLDE

    We caught up with Zakk to reminisce about the epic jam session at Mark’s 1987 wedding.   Pre Skid Row Sebastian Bach,  Pre Ozzy Zakk Wyle, Dave Feld, and Kevin DeBrow jamming classic Quiet Riot and Led Zep tunes (video exclusively on Rolling Stone, link below) Mark explains how he met Zakk and how that meeting turned into an introduction to Mrs. O (Sharon Osbourne) that lead to Zakk joining the band.    Now that’s a wedding! 



    For More of us www.thedecadethatrocked.com




    Instagram & Twitter @thegregalicious @markweissguy



    Rolling Stone ->https://bit.ly/2G6LHc9


    For More on Zakk www.zakkwylde.com


    Instagram & Twitter @zakkwyldeBLS     

    • 12 min
    DEE SNIDER

    DEE SNIDER

    Dee joins us to talk about the infamous Stay Hungry album cover shoot, what Mark had to do to get “the shot” and how it turned out to be the beginning of the end for Twisted Sister.  Mark & Dee have a 30+ year relationship and Mark has been side by side with Dee throughout the historic PMRC hearings in 1985, world tours, family milestones, and just a few epic album covers.   Those are just some of the things we talked about.  Come out and play with us for more!


    You can catch up with everything Dee Snider at www.deesnider.com


    For More of us www.thedecadethatrocked.com


    Instagram & Twitter @thegregalicious @markweissguy


    Instagram @deesnider @twistedsisterofficial


    Twitter @twistedsisterNY @deesnider


     

    • 39 min
    R&R FANTASY CAMP'S DAVID FISHOF & VIXEN'S BRITT LIGHTNING

    R&R FANTASY CAMP'S DAVID FISHOF & VIXEN'S BRITT LIGHTNING

    Mark & Greg catch up with David Fishof, founder of Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp, and Britt Lightning, Vixen lead guitarist who hosts the Masterclass series currently taking over the world at www.rockcamp.com  Having to put the "camp" franchise on hold, Britt & David tell us how the amazing Masterclass series is not only taking the place of camp, but taking the entire company into the future at warp speed.   Mark and David chat about their long history together and how it all began, and Britt & Greg mix it up over how cool the classes are when we may be able to get out there and rock again!  


    Please check out the entire roster of available Masterclasses including Rodger Daltrey, Alice Cooper, Joe Elliot, Styx, Joey Kramer, Sebastian Bach and many more at www.rockcamp.com


    For More of us www.thedecadethatrocked.com


    Instagram & Twitter @thegregalicious @markweissguy @brittlightning @rockfantasycamp


    Instagram  @thedecadethatrocked. Twitter @decaderocked

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Uncorking a Story ,

The Podcast that Rocks

This podcast is my DeLorean and Greg and Mark are the Flux Capacitors.

The Decade that Rocked takes me back to the days of my misspent youth, walking around with my Walkman and listening to the likes of Poison, Iron Maiden, Dokken, White Lion, Great White, and Whitesnake. What’s with all the white? Metal guys always wore black (when they weren’t wearing neon). I digress.

Anyway, listening to Mark talk about his experiences with these bands makes me feel like I was there. Greg’s moderation of each episode not only keeps it going, but provides the depth that true fans of the era crave.

Well done!

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