Archive for November, 2011

LINE ‘EM UP: Austin hard rock heroes Dangerous Toys reunite for their annual gig at Red Eyed Fly, Saturday Dec. 3. This 1990 photo features, from left to right, drummer Mark Geary, guitarist Danny Aaron, singer Jason McMaster, guitarist Scott Dalhover and bassist Mike Watson. Danny left the band in 1992 following the Toys’ sophomore album, […]

By Metal Dave Glessner As the singer for Watchtower, Dangerous Toys, Broken Teeth and a million others, Jason McMaster has made more connections than Tiger Woods during his decades in the heavy metal trenches. As his friend and part-time publicist for many of the past 16 years, I’ve often been along for the ride when Jason re-connects […]

AND THE BAND PLAYS ON: Four decades since forming, Saxon not only continues to soldier on, but also recently released the new album, “Call to Arms,” which harkens back to the band’s mid-1980s sound. Left to right are guitarist Paul Quinn, guitarist Doug Scarratt, singer Biff Byford, drummer Nigel Glockler and bassist Nibbs Carter By Metal […]

By Metal Dave Glessner It doesn’t take a smack in the head to see why Buckcherry singer Josh Todd draws comparisons to Axl, Iggy and Tyler, but look past the obvious and you’ll also find he’s a HUGE fan of Slipknot, Prince and a long list of hip-hop artists. As Buckcherry gets ready to open for Guns […]