It doesn't really matter to me what the headliners are since none of my favourites are "bigger" bands. Or could anyone see Dying Fetus or Primordial headlining?
Ah, Bruce Dickinson(without Maiden that is) might be ok.
Dying Fetus as a headliner? Shoot me now if that happens. Talk about "run of the mill" death metal. Granted they have fans, but so does Six Feet Under. Doesn't make them any good though. I'm all for more death metal (holding out hope) but let's make it quality bands (Obituary & Amon Amarth are a great start).
I wouldn't be interested in Dickinson by himself. That's like eating ice cream without the fat and sugar
Well, IMHO, Dying Fetus' last two albums have been great. Six Feet Under has and most likely will always be crap. Obituary is ok, but wouldn't call them my favourites - I'm more into Morbid Angel and Death and the likes - you know, keep it either brutal or technical or, better yet, both. And, I never offered DF as a headliner, on the contrary, me neither could see them headlining.
Amon Amarth has recorded the exact same album for, what is it now, ten times in a row? And they play at every single festival in Europe, be it a polka festival or some kid's birthday, you're guaranteed to see Amon Amarth there. Nope, not into them at all.
And on Bruce Dickinson, he's last three solo albums are a lot better than what Maiden has released in over twenty years. Granted, Maiden would be nice to see even if they are quite expensive, but musically speaking, BD as BD band would be much, much better.