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UK MP "a heavy metal fan"

UK MP "a heavy metal fan"
May 04, 2011, 06:26:12 PM
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Mr Weatherley, a father of three and former accountant who ran his own 150-employee business, has gone as far as Brazil to watch the band in concert.

"I'm a huge music fan," he said. "Heavy metal is my favourite kind. I love screaming guitars - that's my music.

"Iron Maiden are my favourites. I try to get to watch them when I can.

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But Mr Weatherley is not alone in his passion, even on the Tory benches.

"John Whittingdale [chairman of the culture select committee] is into heavy metal too, "he said. "He likes AC/DC."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-12984719

MPs are UK politicians.

Re: UK MP "a heavy metal fan"
May 04, 2011, 07:03:16 PM
Saying Iron Maiden is your favorite metal band is like saying, "Yeah I like beer, Bud Light is my favorite".

By the way, that mededevev whatever president dude in Russia likes Iron Maiden and Black sabbath too. As well as my neighbors 12 year old daughter.

Re: UK MP "a heavy metal fan"
May 05, 2011, 10:19:22 AM
Saying Iron Maiden is your favorite metal band is like saying, "Yeah I like beer, Bud Light is my favorite".

No it's not, Iron Maiden are fantastic.  But you're correct that they have enough populist appeal to be almost worthless as a standard of intelligence or quality among listeners.  Keeping with the beer analogy, I'd call them a good, solid German lager.