This is Not Spinal Tap

But it might as well be

It’s highly likely that Rob Reiner used the theatrical-metal band Iron Maiden as a working template for This Is Spinal Tap. But as cartoonish as these volume-to-11 Brits can be, the Maiden’s also been known to break the mold it helped create with stray shrapnel like 1984’s “Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” a 13-minute song based on the poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Still, don’t expect any experimental lobs from left field on Monday, May 26, at Cricket Wireless Pavilion ’cause these guys are pretty well locked into perpetual shed-arena/greatest-hits mode. Lauren Harris opens.
Mon., May 26, 7:30 p.m., 2008
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