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Text originally published in the Austin American-Statesman July 10, 2014 By David Glessner Special to the American-Statesman When they started the band in 1981, all they needed was a laugh. Who knew aiming so low would get Mötley Crüe so high? World-famous for more than three decades, the notorious sleaze-metal glam rockers have sold more […]

By Metal Dave Santa hasn’t been caught cranking King Diamond’s “No Presents for Christmas,” but I’m still convinced Old Saint Nick has a naughty weakness for heavy metal. How else do you explain Ronnie James Dio’s early years as an Elf? Doh! Lame holiday humor aside, 2Fast2Die is happy to share the very best heavy […]

By Metal Dave To say it’s been a banner year for rock guitar hero Slash is like saying he has an appetite for the occasional pack of smokes. Besides rave reviews for his latest album, “Apocalyptic Love,” the former Guns N’ Roses outlaw was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sure, […]

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 My pal Stevie Rachelle is on the road and ready to rock. Go say hello and feed him some Sludge. TUFF formed in the desert of Phoenix Arizona in 1985, but it took relocating to California and a half dozen years to reach that elusive record deal. After taking over the […]

  By Metal Dave Glessner I damn sure can’t afford this, but if anyone wins the lottery or suddenly finds themselves rolling in granny’s inheritance (God rest her soul), please keep me in mind. I’ll gladly carry your luggage in order to see two of my all-time favorite bands (you know who they are) … […]

As Mick Mars might describe it, Metal Dave Productions and 2Fast2Die.com present a loud, rude, aggressive rock show Saturday, Feb. 26 at Austin’s Red Eyed Fly. A dress code of tattered denim and soiled black leather will be strictly enforced. Cleavage, tattoos and stilettos are optional (but highly encouraged and always appreciated). Billed as a […]

COOL FROM THE WIRE: Gene, Jack, Henrik and Paul   I got a text from my friend Brett McCormick yesterday (Jan. 27) saying Dirty Looks frontman Henrik Ostergaard had died. As someone who is close to the Dirty Looks inner circle, I knew Brett was a reliable source, but I still didn’t want to believe […]

ABOVE: Dead Boys guitarist Cheetah Chrome, New York Doll Sylvain Sylvain and their “designated” SXSW driver (photo by Bob Widenhofer). BELOW: Syl dolled up (photo by 2Fast2Die) By Metal Dave When news broke last March that legendary punk guitarists Sylvain Sylvain and Cheetah Chrome would debut their new band, Batusis, at a small Austin club […]