Posts Tagged ‘metallica’

By Metal Dave My introduction to the Misfits came courtesy of Metallica. Until I saw the pimply-faced Metallicats wearing Misfits shirts in magazine photos, I had no clue about the greaser-ghoul punks from New Jersey. It was circa 1984 and if the Misfits were good enough for Metallica, then I owed it to myself to start […]

By Metal Dave I‘ve interviewed Dave Mustaine a handful of times, but never has he hijacked our conversation so quickly (or incoherently) as the one that follows. Published in the San Antonio Express-News in 2009, I never got past “Hello.” Brace yourself for the loopty-loop … By David Glessner Special to the Express-News Dave Mustaine […]

Ian Anderson plays Jethro Tull’s classic “Thick as a Brick” at the Paramount Theatre in Austin TX,  Oct. 28. Ticket info here. By Metal Dave Back when sending a letter meant finding a pen and licking a stamp, I mailed a shot in the dark to music journalist Anne Leighton in hopes of getting some […]

By Metal Dave Anyone who thinks Cliff Burton has been turning in his grave since “Master of Puppets” may have to reconsider after reading Joel McIver’s 2009 biography, “To Live is to Die: The Life and Death of Metallica’s Cliff Burton.” According to the author’s interviews with band mates, friends, family and peers, Cliff was […]

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 […]

I still get bats in my belly knowing I talked to Ozzy Osbourne. Hell, he even tried his best to talk back! God love him. Making the conversations even more interesting was the fact that on both occasions, I was interviewing Ozzy for the San Antonio Express-News. Remember the Alamo? Duh! On the eve of […]

Remembering Cliff Burton, 1962-1986 R.I.P. Twenty-four years ago this Monday, I was sitting at a four-way stop in the Briarwick neighborhood of San Antonio when news came over my Dad’s VW Rabbit radio that Metallica bassist Cliff Burton had been killed in a freak tour bus accident on an icy road somewhere in Sweden. I […]

By Metal Dave Anyone who’s ever had the pleasure of interviewing Motorhead frontman Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister will tell you he is hands-down one of the best interviews on the planet. Why? Because he basically doesn’t give two flips what anyone thinks of him! He’s irreverent, intelligent, humorous, well-spoken, full of fight and amazingly coherent (and […]

  The 1991 photo above was taken behind the Cameo Theater in downtown San Antonio by my lifelong buddy Al Kelly (right) who had just thrown up a few moments earlier. Nice shot, Al! The tough guy in the bandana is Suicidal Tendencies singer Mike Muir. The not-so-tough guy on the left is 2Fast2Die. The parrot on […]