Posts Tagged ‘jason mcmaster’

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) … […]

By Metal Dave Glessner So the Shotgun Rebels recently rolled into town from San Angelo to play an Austin gig with two of my favorite bands, Broken Teeth and New Disaster. Knowing that a band on the road always appreciates food, beer and a cool place to hang out before showtime, I invited the Rebels […]

  ABOVE: Birthday Crew 2011, L-R: Frankie Nowhere, Johnny Venom, Abel Idle, Metal Dave, Natchet Taylor. By Metal Dave Glessner Back in the day, my birthday parties were the stuff of legend. Think “Animal House” meets Megadeth and you’ll start to envision the wreckage. Most of these black-tie affairs took place in San Antonio or just outside […]

The photo above looks calm enough, but it’s surrounded by some crazy before/after stories. Thanks to my pal Jason McMaster and his longstanding friendship with mighty metal singer John Bush (above), I’ve had awesome access to Anthrax (and Armored Saint) over the years. Obviously, great access = great stories, but not everything is caught on […]

Before Southpark Meadows was home to Bed, Bath & Beyond, it was a sprawling cow pasture that hosted some of the biggest rock concerts in Austin. How big? During the 1990s, I was at Southpark Meadows for Metallica with Fight, Suicidal Tendencies and Candlebox; Van Halen with Skid Row; Pearl Jam with the Ramones; and […]

ABOVE: Ten Boots Stompin: Dangerous Toys in 1989 with Watson far right. It seems a lifetime of rock’n’roll has turned Mike Watson into a stark, raving – miniature tree enthusiast! Say wha? It’s true, but more on that later.   More pressing is welcome news that Watson and his hard-rocking Dangerous Toys are reuniting Dec. 4 to […]

BROKEN TEETH ROCKS THE BOAT AT 5:45 P.M. SHARP, THURS., NOV. 11 AND 1:30 A.M. FRI., NOV. 12 A shipload of rock’n’roll sets sail Nov. 11-14 when the annual ShipRocked cruise launches from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and makes its way to ports in Nassau and Coco Cay Bay, Bahamas. On a bill that includes some […]

Welcome to the first installment of a new semi-regular 2Fast2Die Q&A feature called “Yakking With …” What better way to debut than with singer Jason McMaster, whose storied careers with Watchtower, Dangerous Toys, Broken Teeth, Ignitor and others has rightfully made him a Texas metal legend (“Can I get a Slayer?”). Jason’s website will give […]