Announcing the “Decibel Hall of Fame Anthology: Volume III” Book! Pre-Order NOW!

June 12, 2020

Our latest, limited edition webstore exclusive includes 25 more Hall of Fame stories from our revered monthly series of artist interviews on the making of their classic extreme music albums.

In Search of Peace of Mind: Michael Schenker Shreds Full Circle

May 13, 2019

Scorpions, UFO, MSG guitar hero Michael Schenker on Playing the Whiskey at 18, early Eddie Van Halen gigs, and recent passing of bandmate Ted McKenna

Michael Schenker Group – “Assault Attack”

March 4, 2019

Michael Schenker Group‘s Assault Attack joins the Decibel Hall of Fame.

Exclusive Clip: Scorpions “Forever and a Day” DVD

December 11, 2015

Having wrapped up their 50th (!) anniversary tour, the Scorpions bring us an authorized DVD about how hard it is to say goodbye.

Yngwie Malmsteen, the Still-Reigning King of Shred Mountain

June 3, 2014

It’s been thirty years since Yngwie Malmsteen unleashed Rising Force on an unsuspecting world, obliterating any and all preconceived notions of what was possible with an electric guitar. Now comes Guitar Gods, a tour featuring the legit insane line-up of Malmsteen headlining over a shred-heavy bill that includes Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions, Electric Sun), Gary…

Scorpions – “In Trance”

April 29, 2014

For most Americans, the earliest Scorpions song we remember is “The Zoo,” “No One Like You” or mega-hit “Rock You Like a Hurricane.” But the Hannover-based hard rockers had a storied history well before they were MTV and rock radio darlings.

Don’t Mess With Leslie West

July 26, 2011

Leslie West will never be known as the “Eric Bedard of heavy rock.” The former Mountain guitarist/vocalist, who’s now well into his 60s, is apparently un-fucking-stoppable. Mere weeks ago the brother, who is diabetic, had to have emergency surgery to amputate one of his legs just below the knee. For most 60-something guitarists that would…