Archive for August, 2011

BEFORE THE ‘DOOKIE’ HIT THE FAN: Interviewing Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt “backstage” at Lollapalooza 1994. A few months after this photo was taken, the unknown band became international superstars on the strength of the smash album, “Dookie.” The rest, of course, is multiplatinum, millionaire, rock-star history. By Metal Dave Glessner Seventeen years ago this month, I […]

FLEXX MANIAC: Phil Bronco kicks out the early Buckcherry when he wants to get lit up. (Photo by Dajah Renee) By Metal Dave Glessner 2Fast2Die recently launched a new semi-whenever feature called, “Ask.” Why? Because we needed an excuse to pester your favorite rocks stars and scenesters without wrestling them to the ground (or bribing them) for a full-blown interview. After all, […]

By Metal Dave Glessner According to a source more reliable than my memory, I first met Mykel Foster onboard a Buckcherry tour bus outside a Houston club in December 2008. When a mutual friend later called to tell me he was putting together a new band with ”that guy you met on the Buckcherry bus,” I drew […]

By Metal Dave Glessner We’re launching a new semi-regular feature here at 2Fast2Die called, “Ask.” The purpose? It’s our way of pestering your favorite rocks stars and scenesters without wrestling them to the ground (or bribing them) for a full-blown interview. After all, they’re too busy bagging groupies and bathing in blood … and 2Fast2Die […]

Jani Lane: RIP 1964-2011

Posted: 12th August 2011 by admin in News Bites
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By Metal Dave Glessner Like a lot of heavy metal snobs, I took my share of jabs at Warrant for being too “fluffy.” I do, however, admit to liking some of their songs and I always appreciated Jani Lane’s party-guy personality. Although I never met him, he seemed like a cool guy. Like his music or […]

By Metal Dave Glessner In 2005, the Towers of London were all too willing to rekindle the sneering anarchy and excessive self-abuse that turned the Sex Pistols and Guns N’ Roses into rock-n-roll anti-heroes. Young, loud and snotty? You bet! A terrific band? Absolutely! Doomed to fizzle? Sadly, yes. After meeting the Towers at SXSW […]

By Metal Dave Glessner Twisted Sister got obscene amounts of mileage from their clownish mid-1980s MTV videos and well-fought battles against Tipper Gore’s censorshit campaign, so it’s refreshing to see a couple lesser-known chapters of the band presented in the recently released double-DVD  “Twisted Sister Double Live: North Stage ’82, NY Steel ’01.” Disc One finds […]