Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Cousins Dickinson

Do the terms "Catherine Wheel" and "Iron Maiden" ring a bell by chance? Medieval torture devices both but also the names of two very successful (one wildly) bands.
Do the names Rob and/or Bruce Dickinson strike a chord? They should to music fans. Rob was the front man/guitarist for Catherine Wheel while Bruce is the better known front man for Iron Maiden. As it so happens they are also cousins. Two very different genres of Rock to be sure; Catherine Wheel was considered a so called "shoe gaze" band and our course Iron Maiden is still one of the monsters of Rock.

I wonder if it is a coincidence that both bands are named for an apparatus of torture?

Enjoy both Catherine Wheel in their commercially successful Black Metallic and Iron Maiden with Ghost of the Navigator.


Jayhawk said...

Off topic but, omigod; Lane Kiffin as OC at Alabama. Can't prove I'm not a robot because that news just made me a robot.

Bartender Cabbie said...

What is it about this guy that makes people want to hire him? He causes destruction wherever he goes. Amazing.