The Heavy Metal Grifter

Among Dallas’ elite at the upscale restaurant Javier’s Gourmet Mexicano, Gabe Reed charms, dazzles and exudes confidence. He drops rock legends’ names that would mesmerize any 1980s hair-metal child. As the founder of Gabe Reed Productions, he could easily be mistaken for one of the rock gods that fans around the world worship. His name has appeared on concert posters and in press releases alongside rock & roll luminaries like Gene Simmons of Kiss, Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil and Zz Top’s Texas guitar slinger Billy Gibbons. (His appearances on Simmons’ hit A&E show,

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