Posts Tagged ‘judas priest’

By David Glessner Special to the American-Statesman Rob Halford has been sober since 1986, but that won’t stop him from scoring a fix when he lands in Austin this week. Worry not, however, as he won’t be breaking the law. “I love Mexican food,” said the 63-year-old Judas Priest singer, calling from his native Great […]

By Metal Dave It’s always cool when one of your own slugs his way into the rock-roll Big Leagues. It’s even cooler when the gig is awarded after years of proven loyalty and tested behind-the-scenes service. Ladies and gents, please give a hearty hoot-n-howdy to Down guitarist Bobby “Rock” Landgraf, a veteran of the Austin […]

LINE ‘EM UP: Austin hard rock heroes Dangerous Toys reunite for their annual gig at Red Eyed Fly, Saturday Dec. 3. This 1990 photo features, from left to right, drummer Mark Geary, guitarist Danny Aaron, singer Jason McMaster, guitarist Scott Dalhover and bassist Mike Watson. Danny left the band in 1992 following the Toys’ sophomore album, […]

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 […]

BREAKING THE LAW? Moments after I got this picture taken with Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna, I was escorted off the premises by an all-too-familiar cop. Yeah, it was worth it. 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 […]

By Metal Dave Glessner Where do you start when Rob Halford grants you an interview? The better question is where do you stop? When the answers are coming from the Metal God himself, it’s tempting to not only ask about Judas Priest, but also about his pets, shoe size and favorite recipes. Hell, he’s Rob Halford!!! […]

Sunglasses hold a lofty perch atop the list of rock-star accessories, but for Judas Priest guitarist Kenneth “KK” Downing, they also helped hide a nasty secret. When I interviewed KK in 2005 for the San Antonio Express-News, he came clean regarding his seemingly sudden fixation on eyewear. “Yeah, that was a bit of a horror […]

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 […]