Online petition to ban Indian Iron Maiden support band
An online petition has been launched to get the Delhi, India-based metal band FTN (F*** THE NAME) removed from the bill of the upcoming IRON MAIDEN concert (flyer) in Bangalore, India on March 17.
According to the petition, “the organizers of the IRON MAIDEN gig in India, DNA Networks, conducted a nationwide college-level battle of the bands called the Campus Rock Idols. The band, FTN, won this competition, and is being made to open for IRON MAIDEN. However, people argue that the quality of the participating [acts] this year was really bad. It is a known fact that professionalism has nothing to do with one’s academic status, and that winning a substandard battle of the bands does not prove anything other than relative superiority.
“People supporting the petition argue that FTN is a relatively new band with only two songs, [and] that their setlist is dominated by KORN and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE covers, which is inappropriate for an IRON MAIDEN supporting act; and that playing nu-metal COVERS before IRON MAIDEN is blasphemous. They say that there are far more professional bands writing and performing quality original music who should be given this golden opportunity instead of a college-level amateur band.”
Check out a video clip of FTN performing the song “Provoke Me” at YouTube.com.