Posts Tagged ‘black sabbath’

By Metal Dave At the risk of being killed in my sleep by Sharon Osbourne’s henchmen, I’m re-posting my Black Sabbath concert review from the Aug. 2013 issue of Classic Rock magazine (right). The published text appears below. And hey, at least I’ll die honest. Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas: July 27, 2013 When Black Sabbath announced […]

By Metal Dave Glessner Few rock singers can hold eyeballs hostage like glitter grenade Michael Monroe. Electric as a lightning bolt and flashier than a Christmas tree, the ex-Hanoi Rocks, glam-metal mantis is the personification of sensory overdrive. Of course, the spiraling swagger and kangaroo bounce would fall flat on its black-leather ass if not […]

I AM NOT WORTHY!: Ronnie James Dio signs my albums backstage in San Antonio on the 2007 Heaven and Hell Tour. My look of disbelief pretty much says it all. As promised, this is Part 2 of my tribute series marking the one-year anniversary of Ronnie James Dio’s passing. I give you my 2007 interview with […]

When it comes to heavy metal, Ozzy Osbourne hung the moon. Not only did he and his Black Sabbath band mates invent the sludge-thunder genre of demons and doom, but as a death-defying solo success story, Ozzy also discovered and introduced us to a stellar slew of metal guitar shredders. As such, few of my countless […]

I still get bats in my belly knowing I talked to Ozzy Osbourne. Hell, he even tried his best to talk back! God love him. Making the conversations even more interesting was the fact that on both occasions, I was interviewing Ozzy for the San Antonio Express-News. Remember the Alamo? Duh! On the eve of […]