Archive for March, 2014

By Metal Dave The Stretwalkin’ Cheetahs didn’t enter my life with a warm smile and friendly handshake. No sir, they brick-bashed my ears and chainsawed my face in an ambush of chaos and decibels. Of course, I’m eternally grateful. As best I can recall, the year was 1999 and I somehow dragged my quivering corpse […]

By Metal Dave In 2006, I was fairly certain I could sooner have a beer with Bigfoot than land an interview with Tool. While the band dropped its mysterious shroud for international music publications like Rolling Stone and SPIN, it was rare for the guys to speak to every daily newspaper along the latest tour […]

By Metal Dave Cheetah Chrome isn’t the biggest cat in the cage, but he can damn sure rattle it just as loud as the rest. From the machine-gun riff of  “Sonic Reducer” through the rest of the Dead Boys’ savage punk rock, Cheetah’s raw guitar power is every bit as vicious as those strummers in […]