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IRON MAIDEN Singer Makes Surprise Appearance At LONDON GUITAR SHOW

IRON MAIDEN vocalist Bruce Dickinson made a surprise guest appearance with MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain and guitarist Phil Hilborne at the London Guitar Show this past weekend, according to MaidenFans.com. The special performance, which took place on Sunday, May 9, at The Wembley Conference Centre, featured Dickinson singing lead on several classic rock covers, including ...

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IRON MAIDEN Producer Defends 'Dance Of Death' Sound

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who has worked with the group on their last two studio releases as well as the live album "Rock In Rio", has taken the unusual step of publicly defending the production on MAIDEN's latest CD, "Dance Of Death", calling it a perfect replica of the band's live sound. Writing to ...

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IRON MAIDEN Drummer To Face Third-Degree Assault Charges

IRON MAIDEN drummer Michael "Nicko" McBrain will appear in Hempstead District Court in New York next month to face third-degree assault charges. On Tuesday (October 7), a judge set a November 7 date for the case, which involves McBrain intentionally running his car into a parking-lot attendant before an IRON MAIDEN show in ...

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IRON MAIDEN Frontman Flying High

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson recently spoke to Billboard magazine about his "second" job piloting 150-seat Boeing 737s for Astraeus Airlines in London. Dickinson, a pilot (photo) for some 11 years, logged between 600 and 700 hours in the air for the company last year, regularly jetting back and forth from London to ...

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IRON MAIDEN Singer Comments On NICKO MCBRAIN's Arrest

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson spoke to NowToronto.com about drummer Michael "Nicko" McBrain's arrest for allegedly hitting a parking lot attendant — on purpose — with his black Jaguar after some kerfuffle over McBrain's VIP credentials before a concert at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, New York, last Saturday (July 26). "I can't shed any ...

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NY Post: IRON MAIDEN Ruffle Feathers At New York Restaurant

The following item was published it today's edition of The New York Post: "Just because heavy metal masters IRON MAIDEN are old and gray doesn't mean they can't create some old-school rock 'n' roll mayhem. The long-maned metallers made headlines last week when drummer Michael 'Nicko' McBrain allegedly got mad at a Jones Beach parking ...

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IRON MAIDEN Drummer Arrested After Hitting Man With Car

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher of Newsday is reporting that IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain was arrested and charged with assault yesterday (July 26) after intentionally hitting a parking attendant with his car before a concert at the Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater, state park police said. Michael "Nicko" McBrain, 51, of London, was trying to ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Track-By-Track Preview Of 'Dance Of Death'

IRON MAIDEN have posted the following "objective" and completely "unbiased" track-by-track "preview" of their upcoming album, "Dance Of Death", on their official web site: 01. "Wildest Dreams" Previewed on the recent "Give Me Ed... Til I'm Dead" tour, this is a dynamic rocker which kicks off the album with a bang. Judging from the number ...

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IRON MAIDEN: New Album Details Unveiled!

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson took the band's headlining performance at the Download festival as an opportunity to announce the long-awaited details of their new album. IRON MAIDEN are currently performing on their "Give Me Ed...Til I'm Dead" Tour, headlining dates throughout Europe and the USA. The new album, entitled "Dance Of Death", is the ...

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IRON MAIDEN Filming New Video?

According to former ANTHRAX guitarist Dan Spitz, IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain left his home base in Florida for the U.K. last Saturday (April 26) to begin work on the first video for MAIDEN's new album, tentatively due in late summer through Sony/Columbia Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World" will contain "a lot ...

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Former ANTHRAX Guitarist Re-Launches Web Site

Former ANTHRAX guitarist Dan Spitz has re-launched his official web site at a new location: www.spitzcity.com. There has been no word yet on the long-promised press release revealing details about Spitz's new SEVEN X SEVENTY project, which at one time was supposed to feature contributions from IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain and ex-MEGADETH ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Begin Mixing In April

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update to his web site: "The IRON MAIDEN sessions are progressing extremely well, and we'll actually be finished all the guitars today, with Janick [Gers] ...

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MCBRAIN, ELLEFSON Deny Having Joined New Band Of Ex-ANTHRAX Guitarist

Despite previous reports to the contrary, IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain and former MEGADETH bassist Dave Ellefson have no intentions of becoming full-time members of the new band formed by ex-ANTHRAX guitarist Dan Spitz. The following is the official statement released by Sanctuary Artists Management on behalf of McBrain and Ellefson: "Sadly for all you ...

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IRON MAIDEN Studio Update: NICKO Lays Down Vocals!

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update via his web site: "We started the day [Tuesday, Feb. 4] trying to recut this tune of Steve and Dave's which we were busy ...

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IRON MAIDEN Complete Basic Tracks For New CD

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update via his web site: "Hi folks! Tracked another IRON MAIDEN song yesterday [Monday, Feb. 3], one of [guitarist] Dave [Murray]'s, and [guitarist] Adrian [Smith] ...

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IRON MAIDEN Go Acoustic!

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update via his web site: "We cut the track being rehearsed [in this photo], and it came out great - and someone suggested ...

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