The Darkness were huge on their first album, probably the biggest mainstream impact of a rock/metal band in the UK since GNR and that album kept Dance of Death off number 1 in the UK. They aren't on the same level now obviously but they still play relatively decent sized venues and have a good following. I would have considered it a decent support slot for any band to get.
It seems that COVID infections are raising in UK so I think the pubs tour could be canceled. It's very dangerous and not safe at all to enter in a crowded pub…It is definitely a coveted support slot. Most bands playing pubs and small clubs would kill to play as a support act on an extensive UK tour in front of 1500-2000 people every night for 20+ dates.
Unless they have to wear masks. Or follow some protocols to keep people Covid-safe.
It seems that COVID infections are raising in UK so I think the pubs tour could be canceled. It's very dangerous and not safe at all to enter in a crowded pub…
Pankrement says it when he introduces the line-up. He says "Doug Sampson on drugs" instead of on drums. Start at 1:22Hadn't noticed the "on drugs" part , where is it?
I saw Luis Mariano reported this on twitter yesterday but there was no official news at the time, so I thought it may have been a hoax. Very sad news.
Since Maiden themselves never held a grudge against him then you shouldn't either.
A well respected man and friend of the band has died and because of one negative album review you say that? @Mosh was right, that is a very tasteless comment to make.Hmm, reading his view on TXF (how he experienced and described the first listening session), I'm starting to feel a little bit less sad.
Still, he was important in Maiden's earlier era. And he made up the term thrash (metal)?