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IRON MAIDEN Announces U.S. Tour Dates

British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN will open their highly anticipated "The Book Of Souls" world tour in the USA in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on February 24, flying in on their enormous Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet Ed Force One, piloted by vocalist Bruce Dickinson, carrying band, crew and stage production and equipment over 55,000 miles ...

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STEELWING: 'Reset, Reboot, Redeem' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Swedish metallers STEELWING will release their new album, "Reset, Reboot, Redeem", on November 20 via NoiseArt Records. The artwork for the CD was created by Swedish artist Sandra Österberg Brolin. The band states: "For this album, we wanted a cover with a genuine artistic feel. We chose to work with Sandra Österberg Brolin, a talent ...

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STEELWING To Release 'Reset, Reboot, Redeem' Album In November

Almost four years since their sophomore album, "Zone Of Alienation", was released, Swedish metallers STEELWING are ready to return to the scene. Though still rooted in the traditional heavy metal their fans have come to expect, the new CD has more than a few surprises in store. "With two well-received albums behind us we could ...

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The Book of Souls - IRON MAIDEN

It's been five years since "The Final Frontier" and speculation arose whether or not we'd see another IRON MAIDEN album manifest, given Bruce Dickinson's battle with a cancerous tumor on his tongue earlier this year. Put the kibosh on any rumors otherwise; Dickinson and MAIDEN return not only with their sixteenth outing, but a double ...

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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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