Posts Tagged ‘iron maiden’

By Metal Dave (originally published circa 2001 on KNAC.com with 2015 apologies for the painfully long intro!) Iron Maiden soared to astronomical worldwide acclaim with vocalist Bruce Dickinson at the helm, but ask the members of Anthrax, Pantera or any of the corpse-grinding death metal merchants to name a favorite Maiden platter and the scales […]

By Metal Dave Somewhere between 1990 and 1992, I was sitting beside Paul Di’Anno on a Dumpster-ready backstage couch at the Showcase Events Center in San Antonio. Paul was eagerly devouring American-brand cigarettes and graciously obliging my unscheduled interview. A few hours later, the former Iron Maiden singer would take the stage with his then-new band, Killers. In the end, I […]

The following interview with Iron Maiden bassist and founding member Steve Harris originally published Aug. 6, 1999 in the San Antonio Express-News under my professional byline, David Glessner The bugle sounds and the charge begins Saturday when reloaded British heavy metal troopers Iron Maiden gallop into Sunken Garden Theater. The concert marks the much-anticipated return […]

AND THE BAND PLAYS ON: Four decades since forming, Saxon not only continues to soldier on, but also recently released the new album, “Call to Arms,” which harkens back to the band’s mid-1980s sound. Left to right are guitarist Paul Quinn, guitarist Doug Scarratt, singer Biff Byford, drummer Nigel Glockler and bassist Nibbs Carter By Metal […]

THE DEVILS YOU KNOW: Anthrax from left to right: Frank Bello, Scott Ian, Rob Caggiano, Charlie Benante and Joey Belladonna. How much does Charlie love the Beatles? Read his album pick and then pay attention to his shirt. By Metal Dave Glessner 2Fast2Die is still stark raving euphoric over the new Anthrax album, “Worship Music.” It’s so […]

By Metal Dave Glessner The above photo was taken at San Antonio’s Hemisfair Arena (RIP) when I snuck into soundcheck on the afternoon of an Iron Maiden/Anthrax gig in 1991. Armed with a stack of records, I literally walked into the empty arena and found Anthrax on stage performing Judas Priest songs. Pressing my luck, I […]

LATE NIGHTS AND VOODOO: On the Buckcherry tour bus with singer Josh Todd in Houston, 2008. We met in 1999 after I was hired to write the band’s debut bio for DreamWorks Records. We’ve had a blast ever since! To mark the milestone of 2Fast2Die’s 100th post today (cue deafening applause), I decided to fulfill a […]