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IRON MAIDEN To Receive O2 Silver Clef Award

British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN will be awarded the prestigious O2 Silver Clef by Nordoff Robbins in recognition of "outstanding contribution to U.K. music." Previous winners include THE ROLLING STONES, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, PINK FLOYD, GENESIS and QUEEN; last year's Silver Clef winner was Jimmy Page. The very first Silver Clef was presented ...

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IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN Joined By Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Singer TIM OWENS For 'Wrathchild' Performance (Video)

Acclaimed heavy metal singer Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) joined THE MCBRAINIACS, the band featuring IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain, on stage last night (Friday, March 6) at Rock N Roll Ribs, the barbecue restaurant owned by McBrain and close friend Mitch Tanne, in Coral Springs, Florida, to perform the MAIDEN ...

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IRON MAIDEN's Plans Will Be Determined By BRUCE DICKINSON's Progress In Cancer Battle, Says Manager

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson (pictured) recently underwent a seven-week course of chemotherapy and radiology to treat a small cancerous tumor at the back of his tongue. In a new posting on MAIDEN's Facebook page, the band's longtime manager Rod Smallwood offered the following update on Dickinson's condition: "Bruce has asked me to thank everyone ...

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Video: IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN Performs In Front Of 30 People At Florida's GOLFEST

THE MCBRAINIACS, the band featuring IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain, performed in front of about 30 people this past Saturday, February 14 at The Downs Golf Practice Facility in Tampa, Florida as part of the fifth annual Golfest Presented By Valspar Championship weekend celebration. Check out fan-filmed video footage below. "Our annual Golfest Presented By ...

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Video: IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN Performs R.E.M., THE MONKEES Classics With World Snooker Champion MARK SELBY

IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain backed 2014 world snooker champion Mark Selby as Mark celebrated winning his first world championship title with an impromptu karaoke performance on Monday, May 5 in Sheffield, England. McBrain, who was in the audience to watch the memorable final, joined Selby and the Manchester group MANCINI FIRES as Mark serenaded ...

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VANITY BLVD: 'Do Or Die' Lyric Video Released

Swedish female-fronted sleaze/hard rock quartet VANITY BLVD will release its second full-length album, "Wicked Temptation", on February 8, 2014 via Noisehead Records. Recorded at Deep Blue Studios with producer Nicko Di Marino (STEELWING) and mastered at Black Lounge Studios by Jonas Kjellgren (AMORPHIS, PAIN, OVERKILL), the CD contains 11 tracks of "high-octane hard rock deeply ...

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VANITY BLVD Completes Work On Second Album

Swedish female-fronted sleaze/hard rock quartet VANITY BLVD has completed work on its second full-length album, "Wicked Temptation", for an early 2014 release via Noisehead Records. Recorded at Deep Blue Studios with producer Nicko Di Marino (STEELWING) and mastered at Black Lounge Studios by Jonas Kjellgren (AMORPHIS, PAIN, OVERKILL), the CD contains 11 tracks of "high-octane ...

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IRON MAIDEN Golf Balls Now Available

A pack of three Titleist DT Solo golf balls featuring IRON MAIDEN mascot Eddie and drummer Nicko McBrain's printed signature are now available exclusively at the IRON MAIDEN shop. In an interview with the Broward Palm Beach New Times, McBrain stated about his passion for golf: "I live for it! If I wasn't ...

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MEGADETH Bassist Uploads Behind-The-Scenes Footage From 'Battle Of San Bernardino' Concert

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has uploaded behind-the-scenes footage from the September 13 "Battle Of San Bernardino" concert at San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore, California featuring MEGADETH alongside IRON MAIDEN, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, SABATON and WARBRINGER. Check it out below. In a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine ...

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IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN To Co-Host SAVFEST USA

On Saturday, October 19 at The Legendary Dobbs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain will co-host Savfest USA, a music festival scheduled to support a great charity, Ian's Chain, which was founded by English DJ Alan Savill after his son Ian committed suicide last year. The charity benefits people who are suffering from ...

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No Refund For Complaining IRON MAIDEN Fans

According to The Local, IRON MAIDEN fans who complained about the sound quality of the band's concert in Sweden this past summer won't get a refund. IRON MAIDEN performed in front of a sellout crowd of 55,000 at the new national stadium in Stockholm — Friends Arena — on July 13. The venue ...

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Alive In Poland - BLAZE BAYLEY

Six years after-the-fact, Metal Mind Productions re-releases Blaze Bayley's 2007 double concert album, "Alive in Poland". Captured at the 2007 Metalmania Festival in Katowice, Poland with the debut lineup of the BLAZE BAYLEY band, faithful Bayley supporters were served up a round robin indulgence. Despite a tumultuous time in the ex-IRON MAIDEN and WOLFSBANE singer's ...

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IRON MAIDEN Drummer Celebrates 61st Birthday On Stage In Paris (Video)

IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain celebrated his 61st birthday during the band's concert last night (Wednesday, June 5) at Bercy in Paris, France. Fan-filmed video footage of MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson's lengthy French-language introduction, along with a crowd sing-along of "Happy Birthday" to McBrain, can be seen below. BocaNewsNow.com reported in late April that Nicko ...

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Maiden England '88 - IRON MAIDEN

From the long-done era of VHS, some old irons are upped once again as metal sovereigns IRON MAIDEN revisit their "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" era and beyond with a newly-packaged DVD and Blu-ray, "Maiden England '88". Originally a document of their 7th Tour of a 7th Tour from a pair of shows at ...

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VANITY BLVD Signs With NOISEHEAD RECORDS

Sweden-based, female-fronted hard rockers VANITY BLVD have inked a deal with Austria's Noisehead Records. The band's second full-length album, "Wicked Temptation", will be recorded and mixed this month at Deep Blue Studios with producer Nicko Di Marion (STEELWING). The CD will be mastered at Black Lounge Studios by Jonas Kjellgren (SABATON, HYPOCRISY, OVERKILL) and released ...

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IRON MAIDEN Drummer's Son Arrested In Florida

According to BocaNewsNow.com, Justin McBrain, the 20-year-old son of IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain, was arrested early this morning for allegedly burglarizing an occupied dwelling and 2nd degree petit theft. He is being held on $25,000 bond in the Palm Beach County Jail. A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson tells BocaNewsNow.com that ...

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