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Conservatives are upset about Obama's appearance on "Between Two Ferns"

Conservatives are upset about Obama's appearance on "Between Two Ferns"

March 12 (UPI) -- Conservatives led by Fox News host Bill O'Reilly are upset that President Obama made an appearance on the comedy show "Between Two Ferns" to plug healthcare.
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Rheinmetall opens Australia subsidiary

DUSSELDORF, Germany, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Germany's Rheinmetall Defense has established a subsidiary in Australia for simulation and training technology services.

Nebraska lawmakers question EPA flyovers

WASHINGTON, May 31 (UPI) -- A Republican congressman has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to explain its use of aerial surveillance of livestock operations in Nebraska.

Chicagoans design 3,280-foot skyscraper

CHICAGO, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A Chicago firm has designed what is expected to be the world's tallest building, the Kingdom Tower, set for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the builder announced.

GOP incumbents win in Nebraska

OMAHA, May 11 (UPI) -- Nebraska's Republican Gov. Dave Heineman and three GOP congressmen all scored easy primary victories Tuesday.

Loan shark sent to prison

MANCHESTER, England, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A loan shark who charged clients up to 2,437 percent interest on loans will spend the next five years in prison, a judge in Britain, says.

U.K. malaria increase due to visits home

LONDON, July 4 (UPI) -- An increase in malaria in Britain is due to more residents traveling to malaria endemic areas and a failure to use prevention measures, researchers said.

'World's tallest building' rising in UAE

CHICAGO, May 26 (UPI) -- A skyscraper in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates, now under construction, reportedly will be the world's tallest building when finished.

Financial reward suggested for math study

LONDON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A report to be released Tuesday suggests providing financial incentives to British school students to do A-level or senior high-level mathematics.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Eddie Gray, guitarist with Tommy James and the Shondells, who was born in 1948 (age 55); Steve Harley of Cockney Rebel in 1951 (age 52); Michael Bolton in 1953 (age 50); Journey guitarist Neal Schon in 1954 (age 49); Iron Maiden'
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Feb. 22-28.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Patti Page, who was born in 1927 (age 75); Bonnie Bramlett, of the duo Delaney and Bonnie, and Atlanta Rhythm Section's Robert Nix, both in 1944 (age 58); Turtles drummer Donald Murray in 1945 (age 57); guitarist/singer Roy Wood
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

(Nov. 2)
By United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Feb. 27) Today's birthdays include Eddie Gray, guitarist with Tommy James and the Shondells, who was born in 1948 (age 54); Steve Harley of Cockney Rebel in 1951 (age 51); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Feb. 23) Today's birthdays include guitarist Johnny Winter, older brother of Edgar, who was born in 1944 (age 58); Mike Maxfield, lead guitarist with Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, also in 1944 (age 58) ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE) speaks about the recent tour taken by House Republicans of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, Alaska's Prudhoe Bay and Arctic coastal plain, in Washington on July 22, 2008. (UPI Photo/Jack Hohman)
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Adrian Smith (born Adrian Frederik Smith, 27 February 1957, Hackney, East London, England) is an English guitarist and one of three guitarists/songwriters in the British band Iron Maiden. He also performs backing vocals on some songs, along with Steve Harris.

While at school, Adrian befriended Dave Murray and formed his first band Urchin as lead singer and lead guitarist. Adrian had bought his first guitar from Murray, a Woolworths' Top 20, for five quid (later he painted it silver and sold it again for 12 quid, as he states in the Early Days DVD). Murray left Urchin to join Iron Maiden, the new band of another local musician, Steve Harris. Smith continued to front Urchin, with limited success, until joining Maiden in early 1980 for the Killers album (released in 1981), replacing Dennis Stratton. Smith first wrote songs for Maiden on the 1982 album The Number of the Beast, and was the band's secondary songwriter from then on (often in co-operation with Bruce Dickinson). Smith and Dave Murray combined playing dual lead guitars helping to forge the trademark sound of Iron Maiden. Some notable lead duets are "The Duellists", "2 Minutes to Midnight", "The Trooper", "Alexander the Great" and "Rime of the Ancient Mariner". Notable solos include "Wasted Years", "Stranger in a Strange Land" and "The Wicker Man".

Adrian's solos are usually composed rather than improvised. His legato playing is very smooth and fast and typically even his very fast passages have a musical function and relationship to the chord structure behind the solo, drawing from modes and arpeggios which are more often from blues licks.

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