|photo credit: Maria Ives|
Friday, January 4, 2013
CATCHING UP: IRON MAIDEN/ALICE COOPER CONCERT REVIEW
They were awesome. As I mention in my review, Dickinson does not seem to have aged. And the other guys look a bit more like old metal guys, but they play with serious ferocity. Guitarist Jannick Gers doesn't seem to fit in with the band at all. Dickinson brought him into the band in the '90s after he'd played on Bruce's solo debut. Adrian Smith quit and Gers replaced him. Years later, Bruce quit, and a few years later, Smith joined his solo band. Then they both rejoined Maiden, and the band opted to keep Gers, giving them three guitarists. Not totally necessary, but I guess it's cool that they didn't just ditch the guy. Still, he really looks more like he's in Poison or something. But the sound is what's important, and Maiden still sound brutal. If you love Maiden and go to see them, you definitely won't be disappointed. Steve Harris is still one of the best bass players in metal.