[published]: 1985, December 2
[in]: Palladium Times
[article]: More Road News
[by]: Ethlie Van Vare

Heavy metal bands still have an earned reputation of being somewhat hard on their hotel accomodations. Brian Gillstrom of Canada's Kick Axe, in fact, takes pride in the fact that he's one of the most destructive rockers on the road.

He claims to have done damage in the six-figure range over his career. But, endearingly, Gillstrom also has a reputation for fixing everything he breaks.

"He'll go down to the local hardware store," explains his brother and bandmate, Larry Gillstrom, "and buy whatever he needs."He spends hours patching hotel room walls, fixing the leg of a table - and, one time, even retiling a bathroom."