Posts Tagged ‘jason mcmaster’

By Metal Dave On the eve of Dangerous Toys’ annual hometown reunion concert this Saturday — and in the spirit of the holidays — I thought it would be fun to ask the guys to share their most rockin’ childhood Christmas gifts. You know, the gifts that brought them eternal corruption. In other words, their […]

By Metal Dave Once upon a time, circa 2007, I was asked to contribute to an issue of Classic Rock magazine dedicated to Guns N’ Roses. Besides the main features on GN’R, the mag also wanted to highlight some of their lesser-known peers. Being from Texas, I offered up Junkyard and Dangerous Toys as worthy […]

By Metal Dave While most tribute albums are obvious contractual jailbreaks, Ignitor’s “Mix Tape ‘85” comes off like a license to kill. Why be Poison when you can be Venom? Looking past overbaked heroes like Van Halen, KISS and AC/DC, Ignitor mines the darker corners of the heavy metal underground and breathes new fire into […]

Austin rock legends Dangerous Toys reunite Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at Red Eyed Fly in Austin. Ticket info here. Review below is from 2008, but serves as a safe-bet preview for this Saturday’s upcoming annual reunion. Hey, why fix the Toys if they ain’t broken? By Metal Dave Santa’s worst enemy returned with a bang […]

By Metal Dave It’s no surprise Jason McMaster can’t pick a favorite album. After all, the guy plays in 3.5 million bands just to satisfy his multiple musical joneses. From Watchtower, Dangerous Toys and Broken Teeth to Ignitor, Evil United and his upcoming barbershop quartet (kidding), Jason has more music pulsing through his pinky than […]

By Metal Dave I remember seeing an ad for Faster Pussycat’s 1987 debut album and thinking, “There aren’t enough kegs in St. Louis to make me like this band.” Guitarist Brent Muscat was so pretty and pouty I just wanted to punch him. And because I’d never heard of breast-obsessed filmmaker Russ Meyer, I thought […]

By Metal Dave Glessner As the singer for Watchtower, Dangerous Toys, Broken Teeth and a million others, Jason McMaster has made more connections than Tiger Woods during his decades in the heavy metal trenches. As his friend and part-time publicist for many of the past 16 years, I’ve often been along for the ride when Jason re-connects […]

By Metal Dave Glessner With very special thanks to the idiot on the right, the only caption that suits these photos is “WTF?” The look on my face says it all. Taken during SXSW 2008 following a killer performance by Aussie rockers, Airbourne, on the back deck of Creekside Lounge, what should have been a […]

  By Metal Dave Glessner I damn sure can’t afford this, but if anyone wins the lottery or suddenly finds themselves rolling in granny’s inheritance (God rest her soul), please keep me in mind. I’ll gladly carry your luggage in order to see two of my all-time favorite bands (you know who they are) … […]