As you may know, London’s legendary venue The Astoria has closed pending demolition to make way for the new cross-rail development. It will be mourned by many. This web ed is one of those folks who has had many a killer night watching amazing bands in that venue: Slipknot, Airbourne, Chimaira, Kids In Glass Houses, Machine Head, DragonForce, Killswitch Engage, DevilDriver, Gojira, Nine Inch Nails, HIM, My Chemical Romance… not to mention the miles run up and down the stairs (oh the many many stairs!) backstage ushering journalists, DJ’s and band members around. And the staggering up and down them…oh the staggering…post show. It’s a venue that was infamous for an amazing vibe and fun times. A venue that many a punter enjoyed going to and that many a band enjoyed, nay aspired to, playing.