Iron Maiden May Tour This Year

When asked what’s going on with the band, McBrain said, “Well, we’re taking some time off and we’re gonna go back out on tour sometime this year. We’re not sure yet when.” He went on to say that it probably won’t be a world tour this time around, only a “little tour” and a “short run.” “We’re not sure yet when,” reiterated McBrain.

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Iron Maiden May Tour This Year

30 New Van Halen Songs Originated in the 1970

“It’s material that Eddie and I generated, literally, in 1975, 1976 and 1977,” Roth tells the Los Angeles Times. “Usually fellas in our weight division will kind of gamely — or ironically, wink, wink — try to hail back to it [but] keep a safe, mature distance from it

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30 New Van Halen Songs Originated in the 1970

Cultural impact

In 2006, the conservative National Review released their list of the top 50 “Conservative Rock Songs,” with “Rock the Casbah” at #20, noting its frequent requests during the Iraq War.  “Rock the Casbah” also was one of the songs deemed inappropriate by Clear Channel following the September 11, 2001 attacks.

In one of the campfire scenes late in the 2007 documentary Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten, a Granada friend states that Strummer wept when he heard that the phrase “Rock the Casbah” was written on an American bomb that was to be detonated on Iraq during the 1991 Gulf War. Cultural reviewer and political analyst Charlie Pierce commented that “the notion of the Clash as spokesfolk for adventurism in the Middle East might have been enough to bring Joe Strummer back from the dead.”

Popular Culture has made use of the term “Rock the Casbah” in a number of ways. Most commonly, it means to perform an act which while not within the law may be regarded as “correct”. It has also come into use as a euphemism for sexual intercourse. In The Simpsons episode “Natural Born Kissers”, Bart asks Homer “Did you Rock the Casbah?” in reference to sex. The track also plays over the ending credits of the episode. In 2011, a book on the Arab Spring was named after this song.

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30 Anthraxs Scott Ian Hospitalized and Benante Leaves Tour

“A veteran member of Anthrax was hospitalized this weekend while another veteran member has been forced to pull out of their current tour  due to a family emergency.
Loudwire reports that Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian is battling a severe viral infection that caused him to be hospitalized in Los Angeles.”

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30 Guns N Roses Set for Intimate Venue Tour

The big news that Guns N’ Roses’ bassist Tommy Stinson hinted at last week has been revealed and it involves the band playing some  intimate venues in the United States. The news comes as dates for a European tour have leaked out.

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30 Guns N Roses SEt for Intimate Venue Tour