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  • Iron Maiden plane Ed Force One badly damaged in airport smash leaving two injured

    03/13/2016 1:10:23 AM PST · by wastedyears · 9 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 3/12/2016 | Richard Wheatstone
  • Iron Maiden Announce New Album ‘The Book of Souls’

    06/18/2015 4:45:36 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 27 replies ^ | 6/18/2015 | Chad Childers
    It’s on! Iron Maiden revealed earlier this year that they were holding off on releasing a new album while Bruce Dickinson dealt with a cancerous tumor. But Dickinson has received treatment and got the “all clear” from doctors, and now fans can get ready for Maiden’s new album, The Book of Souls, coming on Sept. 4.
  • Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson treated for cancer

    02/19/2015 12:50:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19 February 2015 | Last updated at 09:59 ET
    Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson is being treated for cancer. A statement on the band’s website said he was diagnosed just before Christmas after a small cancerous tumor was found at the back of his tongue. He has just completed a seven-week course of chemotherapy and radiology treatment, and is expected to make a full recovery. “As the tumor was caught in the early stages, the prognosis, thankfully, is extremely good,” the statement said. …
  • World’s largest airship set to take off with Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson at the helm

    04/18/2014 6:49:10 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 64 replies
    National Post [Canada] / The Telegraph ^ | April 17, 2014 | Neil Tweedie
    ....“The technological problems with airships that have stopped them ruling the skies have been gradually ticked off,” says Mr. Durham, technical director of Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), which makes the Airlander.” Advances in materials, avionics and aerodynamic design mean that we have overcome the lion’s share of these obstacles. This craft is part airship, part aircraft and part hovercraft. We have taken the best aspects of each machine and combined them in one hyper-efficient vehicle. Let me tell you, this isn’t the Hindenburg.”... A future design called Airlander 50 will lift 50 tons of cargo, five times more than a...
  • Iron Maiden bassist puts his £7-million mansion on the market …

    01/04/2013 3:41:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 02:32 EST, 4 January 2013 | Suzannah Hills
    The multi-millionaire founder and bassist of heavy metal band Iron Maiden is selling his Essex rock star mansion, which includes its own pub called the Horse and Cart. Steve Harris’ £6.75 million ($11 million) house also has an indoor swimming pool surrounded with garish murals of voluptuous women, vikings and Gothic pictures on the walls, which wouldn’t be out of place on one of the band’s horror album covers. Outside there is an old-fashioned red telephone box, floodlit tennis court and a full-sized football pitch with home and away changing rooms. … Long-haired Harris, 56, who released his first solo...
  • Harris: Iron Maiden gone in 10 years

    10/16/2012 4:12:54 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 33 replies
    Iron Maiden mainman Steve Harris thinks his band may have give more years left in them – but they’ll be gone within ten. His comments come just days after Rush admitted they were aware they’re likely to retire in the foreseeable future. And Harris reveals he has doubts about whether to take his solo album British Lion on the club tour he’d previously said he was thinking about. Maiden released their fifteenth studio album, The Final Frontier, in 2010. That led to speculation the band was winding down, based on comments Harris had made years earlier saying they’d make fifteen...
  • Iron Maiden’s The Number of the Beast Voted Best British Album of Past 60 Years

    05/30/2012 12:22:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Gibson Guitars ^ | 05.29.2012 | Andrew Vaughn reports that music retailer HMV conducted the poll which asked music fans to vote on the best British album from the past 60 years. Iron Maiden’s The Number of the Beast topped the poll with almost 10% of the votes. Depeche Mode came second with Violator, and The Beatles (four albums in the Top 10) came third with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson said:We’re astonished and delighted to hear ‘The Number of the Beast’ has been named Number One. Some of the most influential and classic albums from the past 60 years were in the...
  • Iron Willed: Iron Maiden frontman to create '1,000 jobs' in Wales (modified headline).

    05/02/2012 3:05:21 AM PDT · by AnAmericanAbroad · 33 replies
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | March 5th, 2012 | Staff
    Rock star Bruce Dickinson has vowed to create 1,000 jobs at a “centre of excellence” for British aviation. The Iron Maiden frontman, a fully qualified pilot, yesterday bought 132,000sq ft of old RAF hangars in South Wales. He aims to use the site at St Athan, Vale of Glamorgan, to service Boeing 737s, train pilots on simulators and, one day, build airships. His firm, CARDIFF AVIATION, hopes to take on the first 50 to 60 staff this July. Hundreds more would follow as contracts come in.
  • Iron Maiden singer (Bruce Dickinson) lands top airline job

    09/16/2010 10:11:18 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 58 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 16 September 2010 | Sean Michaels
    ...After decades as the frontman of Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson has a new second job – in middle management. The English singer has been named marketing director of Astraeus, a Gatwick-based charter airline, where he has worked as a pilot for several years. The announcement at the bottom of the Astraeus website makes it sound like just another corporate position. "With the rapid growth in the business we have increased our commercial team," the statement reads. "Bruce Dickinson as our marketing director, [and] Claire Ronson has now moved to sales and marketing to support our sales team." They don't even...
  • Iron Maiden Slays Rivals on U.K. Album Chart

    08/27/2010 10:13:33 AM PDT · by wastedyears · 91 replies ^ | August 23rd, 2010 | Paul Sexton
    Not sure about their posting rules so I'll leave this as-is.
  • Why we need Iron Maiden for the Olympics

    03/26/2010 1:51:12 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 23 replies · 721+ views
    Guardian ^ | Thursday 25 March 2010 | Justin Quirk
    <p>Britain's record at soundtracking sporting events is woeful. The 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester ended with – for reasons apparent to absolutely nobody – a Jimmy Cliff and Dave Stewart duet. M People's Heather Small wandered onstage at one point. And when future historians identify when the western world was left in the dust by China, they will look at the end of the 2008 Olympics, when China's jaw-dropping, CGI-enhanced performance was followed by the UK. A rickety, balsa wood bus trundled on, then fell apart like a cheap circus prop. Leona Lewis emerged from the roof to sing Whole Lotta Love while Jimmy Page wobbled around on a hydraulic lift, each of them pretending to have a clue who the other was....</p>
  • Heavy Metal Tributes to D-Day (Sabaton and Iron Maiden)

    06/06/2009 1:00:56 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 12 replies · 515+ views
    "Primo Victoria" by Sabaton: "The Longest Day" by Iron Maiden: Both are about the Normandy Invasion
  • 'Iron Maiden: Flight 666': Heavy metal’s finest goes airborne in inspired documentary

    04/21/2009 8:35:40 AM PDT · by wastedyears · 75 replies · 1,638+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | April 17, 2009 | Jeff Miers
    If you’re looking for “Spinal Tap” jokes, you won’t find them here. Sure, that “mock-umentary” did a great job nailing the vacuous hilarity at the heart of bloated ’80s heavy metal, and it made just about every rock documentary that followed in its wake seem like at least a bit of a joke. Iron Maiden, however, has never fit the accepted mold, nor followed the rules. And with its brilliant new “road movie” “Flight 666,” the band shows no sign of doing so — now or ever.
  • Iron Maiden: Flight 666 - The Movie

    01/24/2009 6:07:50 PM PST · by wastedyears · 29 replies · 4,547+ views
    Iron Maiden website ^ | January 20, 2009
    Saw this and got really really excited about it.
  • Bruce Dickinson Flies Troops Home

    09/04/2008 11:08:20 AM PDT · by wastedyears · 28 replies · 4,478+ views ^ | September 2, 2008
    Searched for this after going to Iron Maiden's website.
  • CNN - Iron Maiden: Revealed

    05/10/2008 12:23:54 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 47 replies · 276+ views
    CNN ^ | May 9th, 2008
    Saw that they finally have this up on the band's website, so I figure I'll post it to give people an opportunity to learn that not all of us metal fans are dirty, dark people who take one shower a week. Hope you guys enjoy it.
  • Legends of metal touch down in style

    02/09/2008 6:33:52 PM PST · by wastedyears · 11 replies · 87+ views
    National Nine News (Australia) ^ | February 8, 2008 | Wendy Kingston
    Read the article at the link.
  • 20/20 - Heavy Metal Special (Vanity)

    07/27/2007 1:28:13 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 3 replies · 199+ views | 1986
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  • Rocker Bruce to the rescue

    07/26/2006 6:08:57 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 40 replies · 1,921+ views
    Daily Star (UK) ^ | 21/07/06 | Staff
    HEAVY metal star Bruce Dickinson was returning to Britain last night after airlifting 200 Beirut evacuees to safety. The Iron Maiden singer, also a professional pilot, flew a Boeing 757 to Cyprus, where the Brits had fled to escape the violence. After touching down at RAF Akrotiri on the Med island, Bruce waited for the fully-boarded plane to be re-fuelled before being given clearance to fly back to Gatwick. The mercy mission was the idea of the rocker, whose Iron Maiden hits include Run To The Hills and Sanctuary. Dad-of-three Bruce, 47, is a first officer with London-based charter...
  • Iron Maiden manager lashes out (Condemns group who threw lighters and eggs at band)

    08/27/2005 6:23:36 PM PDT · by psimpson2005 · 9 replies · 929+ views ^ | 8/25/05 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Billboard) -- Iron Maiden's manager has condemned Ozzfest fans who pelted the band with debris during its performance at the hard rock festival's weekend stop near Los Angeles. The British metal veterans also endured periodic outages of the sound system, and Ozzfest organizer Sharon Osbourne came on stage afterwards to call Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson a "prick" for allegedly berating her husband, Ozzy Osbourne. Sunday's dramatic show in San Bernardino, California, was Iron Maiden's last on the Ozzfest tour; Velvet Revolver has joined the lineup in its place.