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Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from Leyton in the East End of London. The band were formed in 1975 by bassist Steve Harris, formerly a member of Gypsy's Kiss and Smiler. Iron Maiden are one of the most successful and influential bands in the heavy metal genre, having sold over 100 million albums worldwide. The band won the Ivor Novello Awards for international achievement in 2002. They were also inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk during their tour in the United States in 2005. Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, musician, and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa established himself as a prolific and highly distinctive composer, electric guitar player and band leader. He worked in almost every musical genre and wrote music for rock bands, jazz ensembles, synthesizers and symphony orchestra, as well as musique concrète works constructed from pre-recorded, synthesized or sampled sources. In addition to his music recordings, he created feature-length and short films, music videos, and album covers.
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The Big Day Out (BDO) is an annual music festival that tours Australia and New Zealand which originated in Sydney in 1992. As of 2003, it has featured 7 or 8 stages (depending on the venue) accommodating popular contemporary rock music, electronic music, mainstream international acts and local acts. Apple Records is a record label founded by The Beatles in 1968 as a division of Apple Corps Ltd.. EMI and Capitol Records agreed to distribute Apple Records until 1975. Apple owned the rights to records by artists they signed, while EMI retained ownership of the Beatles' records and solo Beatles.

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Beirut

by ThunderboxThunderbox 06 Jan 2008 06:40

Beirut is the name of the band of 22-year-old Santa Fe native Zach Condon. The first official release under the Beirut name was assisted by Jeremy Barnes (Neutral Milk Hotel, A Hawk and a Hacksaw) and Heather Trost (A Hawk and a Hacksaw); it combines elements of Eastern European and folk sounds. Condon plays the ukulele as his main instrument, having been unable to play guitar due to a wrist injury that prevented his hand from reaching fully around the neck of a guitar. Zach is known for cancelling tours for no reason.

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Ted Nugent

by ThunderboxThunderbox 29 Jan 2008 09:59

Theodore "Ted" Nugent (born December 13, 1948) (a.k.a. The Nuge and The Motor City Madman) is an American hard rock guitarist and vocalist from Jackson, Michigan. He originally gained fame as the frontman of the Amboy Dukes. He is noted for his conservative political views and his vocal pro-hunting and Second Amendment activism.

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