Posts Tagged ‘jetboy’

By Metal Dave Millions of worthy rock bands have flown beneath the radar, but few have weathered the public tailspin of glam contenders, Jetboy. In 2008, as the heavy metal documentary  “Anvil! The Story of Anvil” garnered that band a sympathetic reprieve from decades of obscurity, I asked Classic Rock magazine to let me tell the […]

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 […]

In what appeared to be a victorious re-launch of sorts, long-time San Francisco glam-rockers Jetboy took off for Europe this month for their first-ever overseas tour. The catch? Mohawked singer Mickey Finn backed out at the last minute leaving the band with a difficult choice: Scrap the tour and stay grounded at home or find […]

Got an email from guitarist Billy Rowe informing me that his band JETBOY plugs in at the Midwest Rockfest this Saturday, July 24, in Wichita, Kansas. JETBOY, you may recall, once ruled the mid-‘80s Hollywood club scene alongside Poison and Guns N’ Roses until record industry politics spiraled the band into turmoil and obscurity (c’mon, […]