Posts Tagged ‘austin’

By Metal Dave Glessner My heroes have seldom been cowboys, but Willie Nelson is a clear exception. Along with other real-deal outlaws like Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash, Willie was part of my childhood soundtrack thanks to Dad’s passing preference for country music. When I moved to Austin in 1995, it was hard […]

As much as I’d like to blame a lost wager on this ridiculous headband I wore to a Skid Row concert three years ago, I must confess the frilly malfunction was nobody’s fault but my own. Hell, even the hair-metal Skids knew the ‘80s were dead and gone! What the Bach was I thinking? Despite the […]

It seems I went through a Rob Zombie/Phil Anselmo phase in 1997 as evidenced by this photo of me and my beard hanging out with Slash. The photo was taken by my good friend Houston Ritcheson behind Austin’s now-defunct Back Room music venue when Mr. Top Hat was touring with his post Guns N’Roses/Snakepit cover […]

It’s no secret the Ramones are 2Fast2Die’s all-time favorite band so it’s always a thrill to rub black-leather elbows with New York’s pioneering punks. Three of the original members are no longer with us (RIP), but the Ramones’ legacy forever remains too tough to die (I told you it’s no secret). The photo above was taken […]

Before “Fun Fun Fun” became the name of an annual three-day, alterna-punk-metal festival in Austin, Texas, it was the title of a song by seminal hardcore band, the Big Boys.  Likewise, before Austin musician Chris Gates became a friend of mine, he was the bass player in said Big Boys. On the eve of this year’s Fun […]

1-2-3-4!!! The Ramones may be gone, but they’ll always be Too Tough To Die! By Metal Dave Until I got married and later became a father, the most memorable day of my life was Oct. 22, 1992. On that date, 18 years ago this week, I finally met the Ramones.  Thanks to publicist Ida Langsam […]

A grinding storm of heavy axes rolls forth from Austin, Texas this evening when sludge-metal thunderlords, The Sword, get medieval on your ass. Besides being Lars Ulrich’s favorite band (he’s asked The Sword to tour with Metallica three times now), The Sword celebrates tomorrow’s official release of its third album, “Warp Riders,” at 7 p.m. […]

If every picture tells a story the one above is more humorous than most. It also makes a nice introduction to a random new 2Fast2Die feature I’ll call Pictured Life (thanks, Scorpions!). Pictured Life will let the photo do most of the talking with only minimal back story from me to set the scene (yeah, […]