Posts Tagged ‘cheetah chrome’

By Metal Dave I didn’t pay an arm and a leg to get Ace Frehley’s autograph, but I still nearly lost a limb. The gig was at Fitzgerald’s in San Antonio on Feb. 27, 2016. My pal “Ginchy” offered to drive, so we hit the road to see the legendary KISS guitarist play the songs […]

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 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 […]

By Metal Dave Glessner According to a source more reliable than my memory, I first met Mykel Foster onboard a Buckcherry tour bus outside a Houston club in December 2008. When a mutual friend later called to tell me he was putting together a new band with “that guy you met on the Buckcherry bus,” I drew […]

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 […]