Posts Tagged ‘motley crue’

By Metal Dave Glessner After years of daydreaming and wishful thinking, I finally landed in Hollywood for the first time around 1997. It was a lifelong goal of mine to party on Sunset Strip and visit the clubs that birthed the likes of Van Halen, Quiet Riot, Motley Crue, Poison, WASP and all the other […]

As Mick Mars might describe it, Metal Dave Productions and 2Fast2Die.com present a loud, rude, aggressive rock show Saturday, Feb. 26 at Austin’s Red Eyed Fly. A dress code of tattered denim and soiled black leather will be strictly enforced. Cleavage, tattoos and stilettos are optional (but highly encouraged and always appreciated). Billed as a […]

When it comes to heavy metal, Ozzy Osbourne hung the moon. Not only did he and his Black Sabbath band mates invent the sludge-thunder genre of demons and doom, but as a death-defying solo success story, Ozzy also discovered and introduced us to a stellar slew of metal guitar shredders. As such, few of my countless […]

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 […]

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 […]

By Metal Dave Glessner Some punk-rock snob will find reason to argue, but I like to think of Nikki Sixx as Johnny Thunders without the obituary. Certainly both are/were minimalist musicians, but their creative sense of style and swagger refashioned rock-n-roll like few others before or since. From the haywire hair, stacked heels and black eyes […]

I first met Vains of Jenna in 2006 when half the band was too young to drink (what happens in Austin, stays in Austin … especially during SXSW). The kids from Sweden were being hyped as a new-generation Motley Roses, so of course I went sniffing for trouble and immediately liked what I found (as […]

I’m often asked about my best (Lemmy) and worst rock star interviews and can say without a doubt Glenn Danzig is the prickliest (pun optional) one of all. Glenn has held this dubious distinction without peer since 1990. Twenty years and still the champ! Sure, I’ve had some lame interviews over the years, but during […]

Stevie circa 2001 minus the hairspray and leather The going was rough for TUFF during Hollywood’s 1980’s hair-metal heyday. Admittedly obsessed with Motley Crue, the band did the whole big-hair/skintight/bandanna thing, but never gained the nationwide audience of second-tier peers like L.A. Guns, Faster Pussycat and Dangerous Toys. Best-known for the novelty song, “American Hair […]