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    I'm sure it's a weird place to live - only been there once around 1980. Just go to one of your legal brothels, though. That should ease the pain.

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    Those aren't in Las Vegas, Clark County being the only county in the state that doesn't have legalized prostitution, and I would have to pay a minor fortune just to get looked at, let alone get any action. Trust me, Vegas ain't all it's cracked up to be. Reality and Las Vegas aren't on the same plane of existence.

    I did get to see Maiden, though, so at random times it actually is nice to be here. Since I missed out on the Rock in Rio thing last year, I get to see Coheed & Cambria in a few days so that's not all that bad. Pissed me off a bit that I didn't know C&C were playing here but I had little interest in that RIR thing and didn't know C&C were playing. As if I could have afforded to go to RIR in the first place.

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    Anyone ever heard Glassjaw? They are opening up for C&C and wondered if I should just skip them. I doubt they could be worse than Power Trip or Deatheaven, the opening acts for Anthrax/Lamb of God but I really am getting old and standing for that long sucks. Although, hanging out on the smoking patio is kinda cool. You can hear the band from there and many a good conversation can be had out there but I really dislike waiting when I could be at home relaxing.

    I met two guys from London at the Anthrax show, quite a cool conversation. I don't often get to meet people from across the pond and that was fun but at my age it's getting tough to hang out for that long even if the conversation is good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLoony View Post
    Having grown up here I just have a different opinion on this place than others but I truly see no reason to ever visit Las Vegas. I live here and know how lousy it is so why everyone else, or anyone for that matter, want's to come here escapes me.
    I see Vegas differently. I had/have friends who live in Henderson and at one point I was in Vegas every other weekend. Since the mid-90s I have seen 75+ concerts and events in Vegas. I have never had the bad experience that you have had at a show. The usual drunks and idiotic people attending these events are no different than any other city/state that I have encountered… and I have traveled the world witnessing live shows -- big and small. The complaints about the parking situation is valid. Then again, I've known about the bad parking from way back, so we always make plans accordingly. Hint: park at an adjacent casino/venue -- a short walk to/from the parking structure is all that it takes to get you on your way.

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    I see Vegas differently
    Yeah, I understand that. It's a whole thing where even people that were born here don't understand. If they weren't alive in the mob era, they couldn't understand. I talk too much about my dislike of this place and really don't want to get into a debate about it and just agree to disagree.

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    Yep ... cheers!
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    Going to MSG.

    Kind of high up in the stands, higher than I normally sit, but I am in!

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    Record Store Day, April 16 will have Empire of the Clouds released as a single. Don't know what that means but it's probably cool as Maiden does little that isn't cool.

    Ok, found this. If it's available online I won't have to take off from work which is cool as I already did that for the show and that was a four or five hundred dollar hit. I can't seem to find a link to BMG that works but I did also find this update on the tour and it's pretty wild. Seems Ed Force One got into a bit of a scrape. There are some really cool pics of the mangled engines. The scale, how small the humans look next to it is amazing. I've been in planes before but never realized how big they are or I've just never been in a 747.

    http://ironmaiden.com/news/article/ed-force-one-damaged

    Acknowledging both their roots (their 1979 debut "The Soundhouse Tapes" was IRON MAIDEN's first official release on vinyl) and reputation for bringing history to life, IRON MAIDEN will release their longest ever song, with a duration of over eighteen minutes, "Empire Of The Clouds", as a limited-edition 12-inch picture disc single for Record Store Day on April 16.

    Taken from MAIDEN's latest studio album "The Book Of Souls", the single is housed in a uniquely artworked sleeve, featuring a replica of the actual newspaper story reporting on the fate of the R101 airship, which is the focus of the song. Written by MAIDEN vocalist Bruce Dickinson, it will be made available through Parlophone Records (BMG in the U.S.A) with the B-side featuring an in depth audio interview with Dickinson about the inspiration for the track, which has been a truly personal labor of love and is, he claims, "a very poignant story, a very human story, a story of ambition and dreams."

    Supporting Record Store Day for the very first time with an IRON MAIDEN piece, director of strategic marketing at Parlophone, Paul Fletcher, explains how the band came to be involved. "After the success of 'The Book Of Souls' last year and especially with the reaction to the double vinyl format, I felt that a song like 'Empire Of The Clouds' needed to be immortalized in some way," he said. "It was never going to be a radio track/single, so after discussions with management, we went down the 'let's educate and commemorate a real tragedy that Bruce had chosen to portray in this amazing song.' As usual with MAIDEN, they turned the package into something special with unique commissioned artwork and the idea to license historic material from the Daily Mirror archives from 1930. The result is an incredible package that both vinyl collectors and MAIDEN fans will be keen to own."
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    I just stumbled upon a recent photo of Blaze Bayley, and man does he look different now than when he was in Maiden. I know we've all aged, but he just doesn't look so good. But he seems to have a new album, so that's good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    I just stumbled upon a recent photo of Blaze Bayley, and man does he look different now than when he was in Maiden..
    So does Paul Di'Anno. When he was on That Metal Show a few years ago, I couldn't believe that was the same guy who sang on the first two Maiden albums. Before that, the most recent time I had seen him was on the old 12 Wasted Years documentary from circa Somwhere In Time. I found a picture of Maiden from circa Killers online and showed it to my mom ( who watched that episode with me), and she agreed too that he looked waaaaay different. I'm not saying why or saying that there's anything wrong with looked different than you did 20 years ago, I'm just saying I was taken aback.

    Similarly, Neal Kay, the DJ who is often times associated with helping to break the band by playing The Soundhouse Tapes at his nightclub, looked very different in the Metal Evolution show, viz-a-viz to his appearance in 12 Wasted Years.

    But that seems to happen to a lot of people. I guess we all can't be Brian May or Jeff Beck, though, can we?

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    Di'Anno probably looks a bit worse these days due to being dead and all....and fuck me running, I just looked him up and he's not. I would have bet my last dollar that he was gone. Mandela effect, maybe.

    I thought he died ten years or so ago. So, how could he have been on TMS if he died that long ago obviously couldn't be and I missed that but that blows my mind. I knew Clive had passed so I'm not confusing those two so I must be losing my mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLoony View Post
    Di'Anno probably looks a bit worse these days due to being dead and all....and fuck me running, I just looked him up and he's not. I would have bet my last dollar that he was gone. Mandela effect, maybe.

    I thought he died ten years or so ago. So, how could he have been on TMS if he died that long ago obviously couldn't be and I missed that but that blows my mind. I knew Clive had passed so I'm not confusing those two so I must be losing my mind.
    Clive Burr, the drummer on the first three albums, passed away (he had multiple sclerosis), but that was just a few years ago. I played a bunch of songs from those records in commemoration on Journey Of The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

    Actually, I think the thing about Di'Anno is, I get the impression he is (or used to be) a heavy drinker. That's probably he looks so much different now than he did in 1987 (and even then he was looking kinda grizzled in comparison to his appearance on the Live At The Rainbow video).

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    No, I thought he was dead. Media reports and all that. Look up the Mandela effect, Berenstein Bears and all that. I'm not joking as I I remember it as BerenSTEIN bears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLoony View Post
    No, I thought he was dead. Media reports and all that. Look up the Mandela effect, Berenstein Bears and all that. I'm not joking as I I remember it as BerenSTEIN bears.
    You didn't by any chance drop some acid earlier this evening, did you?

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    I just did an image search for Paul Di'Anno. Apparently he has no intention of leaving a good-looking corpse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    You didn't by any chance drop some acid earlier this evening, did you?
    No, he's right. The Mandela effect is a very real, very strange phenomenon. Never heard of Paul Di'anno dying, though.

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    I'm trying to find a YouTube Iron Maiden video. It's from a concert where Bruce Dickinson recites the first few lines of VdGG's "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers" and then thanks Peter Hammill before launching into an IM tune. I think it was just audio, but it was def on YouTube. I saw it a few years ago but for the life of me can't remember what the IM tune was and I can't seem to find the vid. Anyone familiar with this vid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucka001 View Post
    I'm trying to find a YouTube Iron Maiden video. It's from a concert where Bruce Dickinson recites the first few lines of VdGG's "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers" and then thanks Peter Hammill before launching into an IM tune. I think it was just audio, but it was def on YouTube. I saw it a few years ago but for the life of me can't remember what the IM tune was and I can't seem to find the vid. Anyone familiar with this vid?
    Here's a mention in an interview:

    http://www.angelfire.com/biz/pjah/bdickinson.html

    A chat with Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden
    Globe Hotel, Stockholm
    31 OCT 1998


    Mattias Reinholdsson: Well, we thought, now you've had Arthur Brown on the record, the next thing would be, what, to co-write some lyrics with Peter Hammill?

    Bruce Dickinson: Oh, no, no, no, you mustn't get into, no! I was talking about this with the manager of Entombed, Dave Thorne, who's a huge Van der Graaf Generator fan and we were talking about how amazing some Van der Graaf Generator songs would sound if a metal band did them. It'd sound really f***ing heavy... I mean, can you imagine "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers" done by a real prog metal band, it'd be amazing.

    Mattias Reinholdsson: Or "Scorched Earth"...

    Bruce Dickinson: Yeah, it's f***ing great. I might get there before them... [laughter] Peter Hammill was one of my childhood lyrical hero's but, you know, you say "Peter Hammill" to most people and they go; "Huh?"... And it's such a shame cause they had so much more to them, I think, than Genesis. They were a bunch of pansies compared to Van der Graaf, really...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruno View Post
    Here's a mention in an interview:

    http://www.angelfire.com/biz/pjah/bdickinson.html
    Thanks, I'm familiar with that interview and even quoted it in the VdGG book. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucka001 View Post
    Thanks, I'm familiar with that interview and even quoted it in the VdGG book. ;-)
    Ah, very well, then. I didn't know there was a VdGG book… and barely know of that band, actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    You didn't by any chance drop some acid earlier this evening, did you?
    No. As TCK noted, the Mandela Effect is a thing, whether real or not is yet to be determined. I dare you, look up the Berenstein Bears.

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    I think I only read one of those Berenstain Bears books to my son when he was little, but I've been aware of them for a pretty long time. I don't ever remember them being spelled differently, but I always thought it was very odd that it is spelled Berenstain, and always figured either the author or publisher wanted it spelled that way to sound less Jewish. But the name Berenstain always sounded horrible, and unlikely.

    Don't remember Mandela dying in prison. And I didn't think Di'Anno was dead either - didn't he do some shows with his own band not THAT long ago - 10 years or so?

    There are lots of celebrities where I can't remember if they're alive of not, simply because it's been so long since they've been in the news or public eye in any form that who can remember? There are a hell of a lot of celebrities and well-known people out there. Don Knotts? Might be dead, maybe not - I don't know. Ken Berry? Who the hell knows without Googling him. Etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    . Don Knotts? Might be dead, maybe not - I don't know. Ken Berry? Who the hell knows without Googling him. Etc.
    Knotts is dead. I actually saw him live (with Tim Conway) not too long before he passed away. He was really old, but funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    I think I only read one of those Berenstain Bears books to my son when he was little, but I've been aware of them for a pretty long time. I don't ever remember them being spelled differently, but I always thought it was very odd that it is spelled Berenstain, and always figured either the author or publisher wanted it spelled that way to sound less Jewish. But the name Berenstain always sounded horrible, and unlikely.

    Don't remember Mandela dying in prison. And I didn't think Di'Anno was dead either - didn't he do some shows with his own band not THAT long ago - 10 years or so?
    Apparently, there are a lot of people who do remember Mandela dying in prison, or at least hearing press reports of it back in the early 80's, as well as people who think New Zealand is in a different place in relation to Australia than it actually is, people who remember certain risque moments on The Tonight Show that never actually happened, etc.

    Supposedly that's proof that...something caused some a very large number of people to slide (remember the mid 90's sci-fi show Sliders?) from one universe into another. Of course, conveniently enough, nobody seems to know what caused something like to happen (nuclear testing in Pacific, perhaps?). And of course again how convenient that the "discrepancies" are relatively subtle things, which a sane person would write off as the effects of time playing tricks on one's memory.

    Notice you don't hear reports of people claiming they remember learning in school that the British won the American Revolution or the Axis Powers winning WWII, with the resulting cultural shifts that would have occurred with that. You don't hear of people saying they remember seeing Elvis Presley perform in the early 80's, just after he came out of rehab. You don't hear of people saying they thought JFK served two terms as President, brokered peace agreements with with Cuba and Russia, and was regularly vacationing in Havana. You don't hear of people who think the US never got involved in Vietnam and that the war there ended sometime in the mid 60's, without the fall of Saigon (or pick any other variation imaginable). Nobody's claiming they didn't know that John Lennon, Richard Nixon or John Belushi were all dead. Nobody's claiming they remember us using nuclear weapons on Iran/Iraq/The-Other-Whatever (apologies to Frank Zappa for stealing that line), setting off a chain reaction that resulted in the entire human race being forced underground, sometime back in the 80's.


    As far as dead actors go, I didn't know until sometime during the internet era that Robert Shaw had died in 1978, Warren Oates in 1982 and David Niven in 1983. For whatever reason, I didn't see their death notices at the time, and I didn't really become familiar with the respective work until years later, so it wasn't until I started looking for info about whatever that I found out that not only were those actors dead, but they had each been dead for over a decade when I found out.

    And has been said, some performers, they retire from their high profile entertainment jobs, so you don't really know where they are or if they're even still alive until there's a definitive death announcement, and you're thinking "Gee, I thought Abe Vigoda passed away years ago". I saw someone mention Gene Hackman on a talk show in a couple years ago, and it was mentioned that he had retired, and I realized, "Yeah, it's been quite a few years since there's been anythign with him in it", so there probably are people who think he's dead, just because he hasn't been in any new movies recently. I imagine there were plenty of people who thought Don Ameche was dead, before Trading Places came out, just because he hadn't been offered any roles in over a decade (or so he reportedly said when asked why it had been so long since he had been in anything, prior to Trading Places).

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