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#1121 GeddyLeeRoth

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 07:50 PM

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View PostGeddyLeeRoth, on 21 November 2017 - 11:46 AM, said:

I met Steve Harris last July here in Kansas City. I had an insider's pass to watch him and the road crew play a pickup game of soccer at Kansas City Sportings practice facility. I made sure it was cool to approach him after the match and got his autograph on the deluxe Book Of Souls CD case and photos during the game and with other people, but alas no photos with me--they turned the lights out on the field just as I was getting my phone ready.  I've never been that nervous meeting a rock star before, because he's such a legend and personal hero. I knew to keep it short and simple, I said, "The new album is brilliant. Thank you for bringing the show to Kansas City". He handed the case back to me, shook my hand and said "Cheers mate".

I actually teared up driving home, because it sunk in how incredible it was to meet one of the biggest figures in metal, the chief song writer in the greatest metal band of all time and personal favorite band besides maybe Rush. I've met Glen Danzig, Kerry King, Dave Mustaine and Ellefson, Steve Vai, and David Lee Roth (as a security guard--professional conversation only) and have never been even close to that emotionally moved by such an experience. Driving home I was blasting classic Maiden and thought back to my first Maiden concert (Somewhere In Time Tour, Jan. '87 on my 14th Birthday) and thought how crazy it was to finally meet this God I was spellbound by as a kid.

UP THE IRONS!!!  LONG LIVE MAIDEN!!!

What an awesome story!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

I'm curious now: how was the meeting with Dave?
Sorry for the late response; I'm really busy nowadays (we had twins last March). I assume you are referring to Mustaine. He was super cool. I went into the venue to get tickets Megadeth were playing that night on the Risk tour and he was sitting at a round table near the bar and nodded to me while I was walking buy ( it was surreal I didn't even notice him when I walked in and right when I glanced over at him he was already acknowledging me just as I saw him).  I said something to the effect I had been a huge fan since '86 and they were always great live. He thanked me and told me to enjoy the show. I didn't get an autograph. Grrrr.

Congratulations on the twins! I meant David Lee Roth though...hahahah
I actually got to talk to him only on a professional level when I worked security for fun when I was younger. I talked to him and his road manager; Dave wanted me and another guy to carry him in a road case around the side of the crowd during Jason Becker's solo (yeah, this was a while ago) so he could magically pop up on the mini-stage above the mixing board and swing his staff around during Aint Talkin Bout Love. We made him settle for putting a jacket over his head while he hung on to the back of my shirt as we lead him through the side of the crowd and then to the mixing board. It was crazy standing next to him while we were watching Becker's solo under the stage. I noticed a blow up doll bouncing around and pointed it out to him, Dave grinned and back handed me on the stomach. Once he got up on the mini-stage to do his thing, I stood in front of it (I could actually feel the wind brush by the back of my head as his damn staff swung just inches away from me) and the other guy stood in back (except for the mixing board guys it could have been open season on Dave; two of us wasn't enough to stop any mad rush from the crowd).

There were little devil statues (ala A Little Aint Enough) on the front corners pissing 15' streams of Wild Turkey on the crowd, so I guess that distracted the crazies enough--everybody was pushing eachother out of the way trying to get a swig. Towards the end of the song, a hoard of other guards came from the very back with the giant blow up microphone, Dave jumped aboard, and I lead the charge back down to the main stage pushing a few drunk people out of the way.
I hope the story is entertaining enough--I'll never forget it for sure. The craziness of leading him around overshadows the brief conversation I had with him before.

Ok, enough about DLR, continue on with the Maiden talk...

Edited by GeddyLeeRoth, 29 November 2017 - 07:52 PM.


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 10:46 PM

Cool story, GLR...it wouldn´t have been Jason Becker though, right? He recorded the album with Dave, but never toured with him due to the advanced stage of ALS. The guitar player that toured with Dave then was Joe Holmes, who also played with Ozzy later in his career.

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 01:40 PM

I was wondering that myself as I was typing it. I knew Becker didn't last too long with DLR because of the ALS. I guess it was Holmes. This was one of the few concerts I worked backstage so I didn't soak in a majority of the show.

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 07:06 PM

Does anybody have The Book of Souls: Live Chapter?  The videos from it are on youtube.  I plan on buying it soon.

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 08:17 PM

I was going to buy it, but haven't done it yet. I'm more interested in the audio than the video, even though I went to the show in Rio that made it into the album (the version of Wasted Years was recorded there).

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 05:29 PM

Setlist from the opening show of the European tour. Pretty good except for the fourth song. What buzz killer after that start. That song has no business being in there.

https://www.setlist....a-3bed2020.html

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 09:26 PM

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Setlist from the opening show of the European tour. Pretty good except for the fourth song. What buzz killer after that start. That song has no business being in there.

https://www.setlist....a-3bed2020.html

I thought it was a great set, even though with Maiden we ALWAYS get a feeling that it could be much better. No songs that were never played live, reasonably deep cuts and a few seemingly unavoidable repeats.

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 09:41 PM

View PostRod in Toronto, on 26 May 2018 - 09:26 PM, said:

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 26 May 2018 - 05:29 PM, said:

Setlist from the opening show of the European tour. Pretty good except for the fourth song. What buzz killer after that start. That song has no business being in there.

https://www.setlist....a-3bed2020.html

I thought it was a great set, even though with Maiden we ALWAYS get a feeling that it could be much better. No songs that were never played live, reasonably deep cuts and a few seemingly unavoidable repeats.

I would certainly travel to Toronto to see them again if they bring this over to North America. I doubt they'll ever play here again. When they came here in 2012 Bruce complained during the show how the amphitheater is shit because the stage wasn't big enough to fit all their props lol.

Edited by J2112YYZ, 26 May 2018 - 09:42 PM.


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Posted 27 May 2018 - 06:04 AM

It would be great if they changed their iand extended this tour. It seems like they took the stage props to a whole new level this time.

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 04:49 AM

Yeeeaaahhh!!!!! The show last Saturday in Freiburg was unbelievably good. No sound issues this time and the voice of Bruce is back. The whole show was so much better than the shows I saw on the BoS tour. Absolutely stunning!

Setlist - Very good
Sound - Very good
Stage setting - Fantastic
Vocals - Phenomenal

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 09:16 AM

I like how there was a heavy focus on Piece Of Mind. Aside from Maiden's 2005 Early Days tour, they have skimped over this album pretty much since Somewhere In Time 86-87. I'm not the biggest fan of playing both The Clansman and Sign Of The Cross. I'd like to see them play something from No Prayer For The Dying--not that it's their best by any means, but because they haven't played anything from this for decades and it's criminally under-rated IMO. And for Christ's sake, lose Fear Of The Dark for at least one tour! It's a great song, but has totally warn out it's welcome--it aint no Hallowed. But on another positive note, I'm almost shocked they finally dusted off Flight Of Icarus--and the flamethrower was dope. I'd give this set list an A-, but because FOTD is still being played, I give it a B+. I'm sure this will keep Steve Harris up at night.

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 11:53 AM

Do people get why FOTD always gets played? It's because the way the audience sings along with every note of it live. It's a way to get everyone in attendance involved in the show. They could drop it for a tour but I have no problem with it always being played. If the crowd was always silent for it than sure they should have dropped it by now. But the live reaction is still among the best in their set.

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 03:10 PM

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Do people get why FOTD always gets played? It's because the way the audience sings along with every note of it live. It's a way to get everyone in attendance involved in the show. They could drop it for a tour but I have no problem with it always being played. If the crowd was always silent for it than sure they should have dropped it by now. But the live reaction is still among the best in their set.

I actually love the song. I first heard it as a live song on a compilation of theirs so I've always associated it with that infectious audience energy.

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 03:12 PM

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Do people get why FOTD always gets played? It's because the way the audience sings along with every note of it live. It's a way to get everyone in attendance involved in the show. They could drop it for a tour but I have no problem with it always being played. If the crowd was always silent for it than sure they should have dropped it by now. But the live reaction is still among the best in their set.

I actually love the song. I first heard it as a live song on a compilation of theirs so I've always associated it with that infectious audience energy.
You've become an old man in your own mind before your own time.

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 04:32 PM

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View PostSegue Myles, on 02 July 2018 - 03:10 PM, said:

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 02 July 2018 - 11:53 AM, said:

Do people get why FOTD always gets played? It's because the way the audience sings along with every note of it live. It's a way to get everyone in attendance involved in the show. They could drop it for a tour but I have no problem with it always being played. If the crowd was always silent for it than sure they should have dropped it by now. But the live reaction is still among the best in their set.

I actually love the song. I first heard it as a live song on a compilation of theirs so I've always associated it with that infectious audience energy.
You've become an old man in your own mind before your own time.

Have you been away? If not, I've missed you!

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 05:13 PM

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View Posttreeduck, on 02 July 2018 - 03:12 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 02 July 2018 - 03:10 PM, said:

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 02 July 2018 - 11:53 AM, said:

Do people get why FOTD always gets played? It's because the way the audience sings along with every note of it live. It's a way to get everyone in attendance involved in the show. They could drop it for a tour but I have no problem with it always being played. If the crowd was always silent for it than sure they should have dropped it by now. But the live reaction is still among the best in their set.

I actually love the song. I first heard it as a live song on a compilation of theirs so I've always associated it with that infectious audience energy.
You've become an old man in your own mind before your own time.

Have you been away? If not, I've missed you!
No but I've been sailing...

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 07:09 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 02 July 2018 - 05:13 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 02 July 2018 - 04:32 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 02 July 2018 - 03:12 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 02 July 2018 - 03:10 PM, said:

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 02 July 2018 - 11:53 AM, said:

Do people get why FOTD always gets played? It's because the way the audience sings along with every note of it live. It's a way to get everyone in attendance involved in the show. They could drop it for a tour but I have no problem with it always being played. If the crowd was always silent for it than sure they should have dropped it by now. But the live reaction is still among the best in their set.

I actually love the song. I first heard it as a live song on a compilation of theirs so I've always associated it with that infectious audience energy.
You've become an old man in your own mind before your own time.

Have you been away? If not, I've missed you!
No but I've been sailing...

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Where you out sailing with the ancient mariner or possibly the ghost of the navigator by any chance?

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 07:10 PM

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View Posttreeduck, on 02 July 2018 - 05:13 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 02 July 2018 - 04:32 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 02 July 2018 - 03:12 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 02 July 2018 - 03:10 PM, said:

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 02 July 2018 - 11:53 AM, said:

Do people get why FOTD always gets played? It's because the way the audience sings along with every note of it live. It's a way to get everyone in attendance involved in the show. They could drop it for a tour but I have no problem with it always being played. If the crowd was always silent for it than sure they should have dropped it by now. But the live reaction is still among the best in their set.

I actually love the song. I first heard it as a live song on a compilation of theirs so I've always associated it with that infectious audience energy.
You've become an old man in your own mind before your own time.

Have you been away? If not, I've missed you!
No but I've been sailing...

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Where you out sailing with the ancient mariner or possibly the ghost of the navigator by any chance?
Oh yeah this is a Maiden thread isn't it?

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 04:02 PM

I might get Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son on vinyl tonight, ya know maybe. Can't be sure.

Would be my first Maiden on vinyl and my first new Maiden in months.

What do people think of that record regardless?

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 04:47 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 06 July 2018 - 04:02 PM, said:

I might get Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son on vinyl tonight, ya know maybe. Can't be sure.

Would be my first Maiden on vinyl and my first new Maiden in months.

What do people think of that record regardless?

It's my favorite album from them. Musically and vocally the band peaked here. Even they knew there was no place else to go since the two albums that followed were more stripped down and simplistic.




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