Posts Tagged ‘Slash’

By Metal Dave As someone who will always applaud Guns N’ Roses for kicking rock-n-roll in the ass, I was more than happy to interview bassist Duff McKagan in 2004 as he toured with Velvet Revolver. I came to admire Duff even more after reading his excellent autobiography, “It’s So Easy” (easily one of my […]

By Metal Dave To say it’s been a banner year for rock guitar hero Slash is like saying he has an appetite for the occasional pack of smokes. Besides rave reviews for his latest album, “Apocalyptic Love,” the former Guns N’ Roses outlaw was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sure, […]

By Metal Dave Glessner As someone who remembers buying “Back in Black” as a brand-new vinyl album when it was released in 1980, I can recall the days when rock magazines were as close as you got to meeting your favorite bands. Before MTV, Google and YouTube, there was Creem, Circus and Hit Parader. Naturally, […]

It seems I went through a Rob Zombie/Phil Anselmo phase in 1997 as evidenced by this photo of me and my beard hanging out with Slash. The photo was taken by my good friend Houston Ritcheson behind Austin’s now-defunct Back Room music venue when Mr. Top Hat was touring with his post Guns N’Roses/Snakepit cover […]