I'm into (among other things) punk and metal and rock. Music pins don't do it for me because they feature (by necessity) corporate milquetoast bands and scream "MID LIFE CRISIS." It's like hats. Does the band's merchandise include hats? If they make hats, they usually suck.
Aerosmith? Well, that's about as edgy as ordering a Big Mac with extra pickles. I had a buddy who worked as an Aerosmith roadie. His job was to operate the fan that blew Steven Tyler's hair back during the ballads. They also took naps every day on tour. Man, that's livin' WILD. The only appropriate use of the terrible song "Dude Looks like a Lady" would be in a Mrs. Doubtfire pin. I would play a Mrs. Doubtfire pin on location if you're reading this, DeepRoot.
Metallica? Kill 'em All was a good album, every other record was a commercial wimp-out and after Justice they were, without a doubt, the worst band in the world. Ever since I saw Some Kind of Monster I cannot, in any way, ever think those dudes in any way resemble cool people. I would only buy this pin if the object was to bash Lars Ulrich in the face, teach Kirk Hammett a new guitar lick, and get James Hetfield to start drinking again. And maybe there could be Wrath of Dave Mustaine and Zombie Cliff Burton multiballs. How do they do a Metallica pin and not let Pushead do the art? (Oh, right, because Metallica contractually screwed Pushead over because they are corporate dorks.). I'm surprised Lars Ulrich doesn't try to issue takedowns to the PAPA Channel for streaming footage of the gameplay without paying him a royalty. Metallica is so lame that nothing can redeem this game.
Kiss? meh. Rob Zombie is terrible. I don't want to look at AC/DC. Elvis ... I dunno if you're gonna go back to ancient history why not make a Liszt pin? At least the music would be public domain and fast as hell.
I like early Alice Cooper. Would be OK with this one depending on the modes and design; haven't seen enough of it.
Iron Maiden? Best music pin so far. I don't have to look at geriatric Nicko McBrain, Zombie Yeti's version of Derek Riggs' work looks fine. The design of the game is shockingly unlike a Stern game (it's fun, it looks like more than $200 worth of parts went into it, it's got some new design ideas, it wasn't designed by a sex offender, etc.). Cool N64-quality animations for the kids who are nostalgic for low-poly graphics of the the late '90s. Iron Maiden is the best of the bands with music pins, but they are still kinda "gifted class" metal in my book. Wouldn't mind this machine in my house but won't buy one because it will be on location for years most likely.