In three decades as a music journalist, “Metal Dave” Glessner has interviewed some of the biggest names in rock, including Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, KISS, Van Halen and countless others. A native of San Antonio, Texas, and longtime resident of Austin, Glessner has been a regular contributor to such magazines as Metal Edge, Classic Rock and Texas Music as well as the San Antonio Express-News, the Austin American-Statesman, the Houston Press, and others. Today, Glessner is founder of the rock-blog site,, where he shares his archived interviews, photos and random thoughts on all things hard rock, glam-metal, punk and thrash.