MUSIKMESSE 2012: Jackson Mille Phobia, Adrian Smith models

Check out these monstrous new models from Jackson at MusikMesse. Kreator’s Mille Petrozza gets a long, long overdue signature V, the Mille Phobia King V. Part of the wallet-friendly X-Series, it’s a basswood-bodied, maple ‘speed neck’ beastie with recessed Floyd Rose Special, 24 jumbo frets, compound radius 12″-16″ radius fretboard, EMG 81 active humbucker, and custom inlays including a Kreator logo at the 12th fret.

And Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith gets a new toy, the Adrian Smith Signature SDX. Read More …

Iron Maiden – Arena Vs Soundwave Festival

I was just checking out this great post at biodagar.com comparing Iron Maiden’s recent Melbourne, Australia arena spectacular to their performance at the Soundwave festival in Adelaide. Personally I caught Maiden’s Soundwave Melbourne set and I was blown away, but I missed some of it because I couldn’t tear myself away from the spectacular Melvins. So sue me. Anyway, I’m glad I finally saw Maiden live, even though they never quite made it into my list of All Time Favourite Bands That I’d Probably Get Tattoos Of If I Was Tough Enough.