The Sword Gets Medieval on Your Ass!

By Metal Dave A grinding storm of heavy axes rolls forth from Austin, Texas this evening when sludge-metal thunderlords, The Sword, get medieval on your ass. Besides being Lars Ulrich’s favorite band (he’s asked The Sword to tour with Metallica three times now), The Sword celebrates tomorrow’s official release of its third album, “Warp Riders,”…

Michael Monroe: Got Live If You Want It!

By Metal Dave If lightning can be caught on an album, we’re in for a razzle-dazzle glam-rock shock on Sept. 27. That’s the date when Hanoi Rocks frontman Michael Monroe uncorks a live album titled “Another Night in the Sun,” featuring a stunner of a setlist consisting of Hanoi tunes, Demolition 23 gems, solo songs…

KISS: C’mon and Call Me!

By Metal Dave Got the go-ahead today to once again interview KISS, which is an honor only a Justin Bieber fan could fail to fathom. To this day, my home is plastered with KISS memorabilia, some of which dates back to the sixth grade. If you would have told me as a kid that one…

Danko Jones: Get in the Ring!

By Metal Dave Fans of Thin Lizzy, Bon Scott and Peter Criss’ cowbell will want to drink a beer with tough guys Danko Jones. A Canadian trio that won’t soon be mistaken for Triumph, blood-sweatin’ Danko Jones has proved to be a show-stealer at prestigious European rock festivals (not to mention a formidable opener on Guns N’…

Jetboy: Flying High Again

By Metal Dave 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…