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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Too old?

Was recently challenged about being too old for the metal/rock scene. The youngling, having failed their Jedi training, will be getting out of hospital soon....

It did, however, cause me to cast my jaundiced (and ageing) eye back to March 23rd of this year. That night UFO hit the Belfast stage for the first time since 1979...

When they hit, or rather stumbled, on to the Spring & Airbrake stage Phil Mogg appeared as if he was having trouble standing at times. Pete Way needed the stage's infamous pillar to stay at least partially upright, Vinnie Moore grinning like a demantia patient in waiting etc...

And despite their age and, sorry guys, infirmity, they laid down a set that, quite rocked the venue to it's foundations. And the age range of the crowd was 18-60...

So, if UFO can battle ther collective ages, Blackie Lawless can be a dick but still sing like he's in his prime, and DIO can deliver and collect his bus pass, don't write off Norn Iron's older metal and rock fraternity - it can still hold it's own, ask Baal!

Oh, and BTW - Zakk Wylde is 4 months older than Belfast Metalheads Reunited's editor...a fact he reserves the right to regale you about until boredom dost force thee to flee!

1 comment:

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