IRON MAIDEN's latest single, "The Trooper" has entered the official U.K. Top 10 singles chart at position No. 5. View the whole chart at this location. In addition, "The Trooper" has topped the Top 40 Rock Singles chart."The Trooper", taken from the classic IRON MAIDEN album "Piece of Mind", was originally released as a single in July 1983 and reached No. 12 on the U.K chart. It has long been a live favorite and is a particular highlight of the current tour which is based around the band's first four albums. IRON MAIDEN have released "The Trooper" as a single to precede their hugely-anticipated headline appearances at the Reading and Leeds festivals and their double live album "Death On The Road". The single was released on August 15 as a maxi-CD, limited-edition blue 7" vinyl and 12" picture discs, all featuring a live recording of "The Trooper", taken from their forthcoming new album/DVD "Death On The Road", plus previously unavailable live tracks recorded on June 7, 2005 at Reykjavik Egishorllin Stadium. IRON MAIDEN's last single, "The Number of the Beast", entered the U.K. chart at No 3 when it was released early this year. IRON MAIDEN recently announced that they will play a special benefit concert in aid of former drummer Clive Burr MS Trust Fund at London's Hammersmith Carling Apollo on Friday, September 2 with special guests PIG IRON and VOODOO SIX.
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