If its not Iron Maiden, then its crap.

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Bruce understudy, Friday, 22 August 2003 16:30 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'll get back to you after the Sunday show.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 22 August 2003 16:33 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

You can never replace Eddie, Ned. I hope you realize this beforehand.

Larcole (Nicole), Friday, 22 August 2003 16:41 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Considering YOU were the one who brought up that idea, I think you should be shaming yourself for such blasphemy.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 22 August 2003 16:44 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

It was announced on Pitchfork, don't blame me.

Larcole (Nicole), Friday, 22 August 2003 16:48 (fourteen years ago) Permalink


Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 22 August 2003 16:50 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

`Tis a bit of an extreme statement, but one I can understand.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 22 August 2003 16:55 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Bands I'm more interested in hearing than any more Iron Maiden: The Cult, Dramarama, Sisters Of Mercy, Kiss, Killing Joke, Duran Duran (if only because "Is There Something I Should Know?" just hooked me recently), Judas Priest.

Band I'm less interested in hearing than any more Iron Maiden: James Taylor, Dashboard Confessional, Billy Joel (if only cuz I felt really burnt by the non-singles on An Innocent Man when I listened to that recently).

This tells me that the only way I could be less interested in a group than Iron Maiden is if that group doesn't rock.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Friday, 22 August 2003 16:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

How did Dramarama get in that otherwise estimable list?

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 22 August 2003 17:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'd never have guessed Alex in NYC liked Duran Duran, but that probably demonstrates the limits of my own imagination more than anything else

M Matos (M Matos), Friday, 22 August 2003 17:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

He's mentioned it before.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 22 August 2003 17:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Of course I love Duran Duran. What kind of asshole do you think I am?

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 22 August 2003 17:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

now that's a t-shirt right there!

g--ff c-nn-n (gcannon), Friday, 22 August 2003 17:09 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

What a great thread. What a beautiful thread.

Spinktor the Unmerciful (mawill5), Friday, 22 August 2003 17:10 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Has anyone else noticed a proliferation of Iron Maiden t-shirts worn as some kind fashion statement by people who are probably not into the band? I mean how many young, good looking fans do they really have? Can't Eddie put a curse on anyone who wears his image in irony?

BrianB, Friday, 22 August 2003 18:17 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Brian...seek ye:

Band T-shirt Etiquette

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 22 August 2003 18:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

...and also...

Hi-Fashion Ironic Vintage Metal/Punk Kitsch

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 22 August 2003 18:30 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Speaking of which, I saw something that will infuriate you today, Alex...I'll go to one of those threads to bring it up though.

I think calling ALL things not Iron Maiden crap is a bit of an overstatement

Ally-zay (mlescaut), Friday, 22 August 2003 18:34 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

What if it's Meat Loaf?

sundar subramanian (sundar), Friday, 22 August 2003 19:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Meat Loaf is pretty no good.

Ally-zay (mlescaut), Friday, 22 August 2003 19:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Star Land Vocal Band

Spinktor the Unmerciful (mawill5), Friday, 22 August 2003 19:41 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I met some fellow last night at a bar in L.A. wearing a Dio t-shirt. Judging from the conversation he had with a couple friends of mine, clearly the guy listened to nothing but Morning Becomes Eclectic.

I'd love to wear an Iron Maiden t-shirt, but alas there's always the fear I'd be mistaken for a hipster =|

ham on rye (ham on rye), Friday, 22 August 2003 22:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'm young and good looking and I like Iron Maiden!

I actually still have the same Def Leppard Pyromania T-Shirt I had when I was 12. If I lost about 10 pounds I bet I could even squeeze into it.

Mr. Diamond (diamond), Friday, 22 August 2003 23:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

How about Judas Priest then?

colin s barrow (colin s barrow), Friday, 22 August 2003 23:07 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

Kinda like Bruce's response to a freak storm

A freak thunderstorm that unexpectedly blew in from the Baltic Sea threatened to uproot Sonisphere Finland, but the bands, the crew and just as importantly the fans all pulled together and ensured the show went on. It was a true team effort. The biggest concern was the injuries sustained by some of the crowd. Thankfully the two people most seriously injured are no longer critical.

The storm lasted less than five minutes, but in that time it damaged the second stage beyond repair (it’s currently being held up by a crane), completely broke Mötley Crüe’s kit and soaked absolutely everyone at the festival. It was so bizarre you’d be tempted to believe Thor not to be outdone by the noise levels being produced by Anthrax and Slayer earlier in the day had a hand in it.

As Bruce Dickinson said on stage as he gave a rallying call to the crowd and introduced Alice Cooper: “The stage over there is completely fucked. Mötley Crüe have gone home as their stuff is fucked and our stuff is fucked, but we don’t care. We’re not going home until you go home.”

Iggy Pop was the first artist to get back up on stage. “We’re a small part of the fucking Stooges,” he said before playing an impromptu four-song acoustic set with his guitarist . For ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’ he invited his saxophone player up on stage, holding his mike to the horn for amplification. It was something you are unlikely to ever witness again in front of a festival crowd and it blew people away. Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo was almost speechless afterwards: “That was. fucking phenomenal, really, really awesome and when the sax came out, well…”

Iron Maiden went on two hours later than originally planned, but didn’t stint on their set for a second. The reception was unbelievable and deservedly so. As Bruce said before the set’s finale:

“This is one of the most amazing concerts of my whole life. We were pissed on by the gods and we pissed on the gods right back. For those of you that have rocked we fucking salute you.”

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 19:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

really wanna hear that version of "I Wanna Be Your Dog"

seger ros (crüt), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 19:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

That's terrible. I hope everyone was okay. I mean, SAX, at a METAL FESTIVAL

Tolaca Luke (admrl), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 19:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

Motley Crue a bunch of pussies. Shocked. While a half naked 70 year old guy can kick ass with an acoustic guitar and a sax. Go figure.

Chicago to Philadelphia: "Suck It" (Bill Magill), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 19:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

completely broke Mötley Crüe’s kit


Siegbran, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 22:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

Thankfully the two people most seriously injured are no longer critical.

the jewish mom in me breathes a sigh of relief

dyao, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 22:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

Totally. Also they're both in law school.

Tolaca Luke (admrl), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 22:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

The Maiden frontier - Mark LeVine asks if heavy metal music offers a blueprint for modernisation in the Middle East.

(posted because I never expected to see Maiden namechecked in Al Jazeera)

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Monday, 7 March 2011 03:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

four months pass...
one year passes...

RIP Clive Burr

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 13 March 2013 21:18 (five years ago) Permalink

really? sad

poking pocong (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 13 March 2013 21:38 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah we were talking about it on another Maiden thread. Sucks.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 13 March 2013 21:45 (five years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

man, just can't put my finger on why audiences never warmed up to this guy


Charles "Butt" Stanton (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 04:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

christ I about choked back vomit


Charles "Butt" Stanton (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 04:39 (ten months ago) Permalink

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