Posts Tagged ‘billy rowe’

By “Metal Dave” As the owner of the guitar brand Rock N Roll Relics, founding Jetboy guitarist Billy Rowe is better known these days for building axes for the likes of Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Gilby Clarke, Bruce Kulick, Glen Campbell and R.E.M.’s Peter Buck. Always ready to tackle anything guitar-related, Rowe was more recently […]

By Metal Dave Millions of worthy rock bands have flown beneath the radar, but few have weathered the public tailspin of glam contenders, Jetboy. In 2008, as the heavy metal documentary  “Anvil! The Story of Anvil” garnered that band a sympathetic reprieve from decades of obscurity, I asked Classic Rock magazine to let me tell the […]

In what appeared to be a victorious re-launch of sorts, long-time San Francisco glam-rockers Jetboy took off for Europe this month for their first-ever overseas tour. The catch? Mohawked singer Mickey Finn backed out at the last minute leaving the band with a difficult choice: Scrap the tour and stay grounded at home or find […]