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Bruce Dickinson wouldn't have rejoined Iron Maiden for 'nostalgia'

16 May 2019

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Bruce Dickinson wouldn't have rejoined Iron Maiden if they were stuck in the "past". The 60-year-old rocker originally joined the legendary heavy metal band in 1981, taking over from Paul Di'Anno, but he quit the group 12 years later to embark on a…

Iron Maiden fly replica of Spitfire at Legacy Of The Beast shows

24 Jul 2018

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Iron Maiden will open their UK 'Legacy Of The Beast Tour' shows by performing with Spitfire replica on stage. The heavy metal veterans will open their set with 'Aces High' and Bruce Dickinson, who is a pilot, and his bandmates kick off their arena…

Iron Maiden shift over 20M pints of TROOPER Beer

9 May 2018

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Iron Maiden's TROOPER Beer has sold over 20 million pint in five years. The 'Run to the Hills' band's frontman Bruce Dickinson launched boozy beverage with Robinsons Brewery in 2013, and the rocker has marked the drink's fifth birthday (09.05.18) by…

Iron Maiden lends support to Help For Heroes

10 Jan 2018

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Iron Maiden have joined forces with Robinsons Brewery to support a charity for Britain's servicemen and women. The English heavy metal band - which features Steve Harris, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Bruce Dickinson, Nicko McBrain and Janick Gers…

Bruce Dickinson: Iron Maiden have learned to get on

4 Dec 2017

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Bruce Dickinson has admitted Iron Maiden "weren't necessarily friends" when he started out with the band. The 59-year-old singer joined the group in 1981 following the release of their first two albums and he believes the heavy metal outfit - made…

Iron Maiden announce 2018 Legacy Of The Beast World Tour

13 Nov 2017

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Iron Maiden will carry on rocking in 2018 with the 'Legacy Of The Beast World Tour'. Following on from the success of their 'The Book Of Souls' arena shows in support of the album of the same name, the British metal legends - fronted by Bruce…

Iron Maiden announce UK arena dates, find out how to get tickets

13 Nov 2017

Legacy of the Beast tour takes the iconic band to Belfast, Aberdeen, Manchester, Birmingham and London

Iron Maiden have announced UK shows as part of their Legacy Of The Beast tour. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Fri 24 Nov. The UK run of the tour kicks off at Belfast's SSE Arena on Thu 2 Aug. The band then visit Aberdeen's BHGE Arena…

Bruce Dickinson autobiography to be released in October

27 Jul 2017

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Bruce Dickinson's official autobiography will go on sale on October 19 in the UK. The Iron Maiden frontman has called his collection of memoirs 'What Does this Button Do?', which is being published by HarperNonFiction Aside from being a renowned…

Iron Maiden to tour the UK in 2017 [DATES ADDED]

23 Sep 2016

Metal legends play eleven dates across the UK as part of their The Book of Souls World Tour

Metal legends Iron Maiden are having such a blast on their The Book of Souls World Tour that they've decided to continue it into 2017 and visit their European fans in a string of arena dates. The tour includes eight dates in England, two in Scotland and…

Metallica's Iron Maiden inspiration

28 Jun 2016

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Metallica were inspired by Iron Maiden and Motorhead to be a "level-headed" band. Lars Ulrich, who plays drums for the heavy metal group, believes the 'Nothing Else Matters' stars have remained largely down-to-earth in the 35 years they've been…

Iron Maiden win Best Album at 2016 Golden God Awards

14 Jun 2016

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Iron Maiden picked up Best Album for 'The Book Of Souls' at the 2016 Metal Hammer Golden God Awards. The 'Run to the Hills' hitmakers took home the gong at the awards bash held at Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London on Monday night…

Iron Maiden lead Kerrang! Awards 2016 nominations

4 May 2016

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Iron Maiden and All Time Low lead the Kerrang! Awards 2016 nominations with two nods each. The 'Run to the Hills' hitmakers - fronted by Bruce Dickinson - have been nominated for Best Album for their 16th studio LP 'The Book of Souls' and will battle…

Bruce Dickinson is proud of Sarajevo concert

18 Apr 2016

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Bruce Dickinson is proud that he performed in Sarajevo when Bosnia and Herzegovina was ravaged by war. The 57-year-old singer made the decision to perform with his solo band in the country's capital city in 1994 at the height of the Bosnian…

October music releases: Reviews and where to buy

30 Oct 2015

Round-up of albums released in October, featuring John Grant, Mercury Rev and Iron Maiden

'The length of an album spent with John Grant is an unforgettable experience, an immersion in equal parts misery, autobiography and enthusiastic mocking of the comedy of life.'

Iron Maiden: The Book of Souls

14 Oct 20154 stars

Epic double album from the heavy metal legends

Black Sabbath may have invented heavy metal but Iron Maiden personify the genre. Tirelessly committed to double guitars, massive solos, bombastic singalong choruses, fantasy lyrics and non-stop gigging. They might seem like part of the old guard but…

Bruce Dickinson: I could never be a typical rock star

15 Sep 2015

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Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson could "never be a typical rock star". Throughout his time in the heavy metal band over the last four decades, Bruce has never felt the need to conform to the hellraising stereotypes that come with being the frontman…

Bruce Dickinson to pilot Boeing 747 for Iron Maiden tour

26 Aug 2015

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Bruce Dickinson will pilot a Boeing 747 over six continents for Iron Maiden's 2016 tour. The rockers have announced they will travel over 55,000 miles across the globe for their 'The Book of Souls World Tour' which has promised to hit over 30…

Lady Gaga wants to be 'the next Iron Maiden'

20 Aug 2015

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Lady Gaga wants to be "the next Iron Maiden". The 29-year-old singer has hit out at people who compare her to music legend Madonna, saying she'd prefer people liken her to the heavy metal band as she sees them as "one of the greatest rock bands in…

Iron Maiden unveil new single

14 Aug 2015

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Iron Maiden have unveiled their first single in five years. The heavy metal band has premiered 'Speed of Light', which is the first track to be taken from their forthcoming 16th studio album 'The Book of Souls' - their first since 2010's 'The Final…

Iron Maiden announce new double LP

19 Jun 2015

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Iron Maiden have announced their new album, 'The Book of Souls'. The 'Run to the Hills' hitmakers had to delay the release of the LP after frontman Bruce Dickinson discovered a cancerous tumour, although now he has been given the all-clear, the…

Iron Maiden to receive O2 Silver Clef Award

24 Mar 2015

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Iron Maiden will receive the O2 Silver Clef Award for outstanding contribution to UK music. The rock group has been named by music charity Nordoff Robbins as the 2015 recipient of the accolade, and will be presented with the award at the…

Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson has tongue cancer

19 Feb 2015

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Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson has tongue cancer. The 56-year-old rocker has undergone seven weeks of chemotherapy and radiology after a small tumour was discovered at the back of his mouth during a routine check-up last December. A statement on…

Iron Maiden want their old gear in an interactive museum

7 Jul 2014

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Bruce Dickinson says Iron Maiden would consider opening an interactive museum. The legendary rocker insisted the group wouldn't want to put their memorabilia behind a glass cabinet where fans aren't able to interact with the history of the band, and…

Iron Maiden: Glasto is too posh

19 Jun 2014

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Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson has slammed Glastonbury festival for being too "middle class". The frontman insists his band have no intention of playing the annual event at Worthy Farm, which Metallica will headline next Saturday night (28.06.14) as…

Iron Maiden among winners of Metal Hammer Awards

17 Jun 2014

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Iron Maiden and Steel Panther were among the winners at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods last night (16.06.14). The ceremony, in association with World of Tanks, was held at London's IndigO2 and Of Mice and Men and Avenged Sevenfold were also among the…