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Former SAMSON And IRON MAIDEN Drummer THUNDERSTICK Is Back With New Album, 'Something Wicked This Way Comes'

After playing with a developing IRON MAIDEN in the seventies and then moving to SAMSON (being instrumental in finding a very youthful Bruce Dickinson), Barry Graham Purkis became the figurehead of the newly emerging NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) scene. This was done by creating an alter ego Thunderstick, a masked persona known ...

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Audio: BLAZE BAYLEY Sings IRON MAIDEN's 'Futureal' With MAIDEN UNITED

MAIDEN UNITED, the acoustic IRON MAIDEN tribute project featuring Damian Wilson (THRESHOLD, HEADSPACE) and Ruud Jolie (WITHIN TEMPTATION), released its latest album, "Remembrance", on May 22 on CD, red 12-inch vinyl and as a digital download. MAIDEN UNITED is an IRON MAIDEN tribute project which performs classic MAIDEN songs in new acoustic arrangements. "Remembrance" is ...

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Founding SAMSON Bassist Dies After Long Illness

Former SAMSON bassist and founder member Chris Aylmer passed away last week after a long illness. Chris founded the band with Paul Samson, and not only suggested the band name, but was also responsible for young drummer Clive Burr completing the trio. Chris was in SAMSON from 1977 until 1984, and also played on the ...

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PAUL SAMSON: Complete 'P.S....' Details Revealed

A brand new Paul Samson CD, consisting of recordings the leader and founder of the seminal NWOBHM act SAMSON was working on in the months prior to his death in 2002, will be issued on September 4 via Angel Air Records under the title "P.S...." (previously titled "Brand New Day"). Produced and engineered by Paul ...

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