Review: Anthrax returns with ‘Worship Music’

DARTH VADER’S STREET TEAM: Scott Ian, Frank Bello, Joey Belladonna, Charlie Benante and Rob Caggiano wear their allegiance to the dark side (Photo by Andy Buchanan) By Metal Dave Glessner After two decades of unsung persistence and a round of flip-flopping singers, Anthrax finally reclaims its thrash-metal glories on new album, “Worship Music.” Eight years in the tumultuous…

Review: Twisted Sister DVD Captures Pivotal 1982 Gig, NY Steel Reunion, 9/11 Interviews

By Metal Dave Glessner Twisted Sister got obscene amounts of mileage from their clownish mid-1980s MTV videos and well-fought battles against Tipper Gore’s censorshit campaign, so it’s refreshing to see a couple lesser-known chapters of the band presented in the recently released double-DVD  “Twisted Sister Double Live: North Stage ’82, NY Steel ’01.” Disc One finds…

Riverboat Gamblers: Punk Rock Pirates

PUNK ROCK PIRATES: Gamblers Ian MacDougall (aka Capt. Photogenic), Fadi El-Assad and soon-to-be-overboard singer Mike Wiebe with a hatless Metal Dave. Arrghh!! By Metal Dave Glessner What happens when the Riverboat Gamblers hijack a double-decker party barge and throw a punk-rock barbecue bash on Lake Travis? According to an early announcement from the ship’s crew,…