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ADRIAN SMITH On IRON MAIDEN's Three-Guitar Formation: 'If We Had Three YNGWIE MALMSTEENs, There Would Have Been A Fight After Five Minutes'

Chris Jericho of "Talk Is Jericho" recently conducted an interview with guitarist Adrian Smith of British metal legends IRON MAIDEN. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "energy" that is often found at an IRON MAIDEN concert: Adrian: "It's a different energy now because it's ...

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IRON MAIDEN's ADRIAN SMITH To Publish Autobiography

Several online book retailers, including Google, Adlibris, Lehmanns and various Amazon sites, are advertising an upcoming autobiography from IRON MAIDEN guitarist Adrian Smith. Titled "Monsters Of River And Rock: My Life As Iron Maiden's Compulsive Angler", the 288-page book will be released in May 2020 via Ebury, the non-fiction specialists of Penguin Random ...

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IRON MAIDEN's STEVE HARRIS On Possible Retirement: 'If We Feel We're Not Cutting It Anymore, Then We'll Discuss It'

During an appearance on today's (Tuesday, July 23) edition of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation", IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris reflected on the fact that it's been 19 years since the band released "Brave New World". MAIDEN's first studio LP since the return of longtime lead singer Bruce Dickinson and guitarist Adrian Smith was also the band's ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY To Release 'Live In France' CD/DVD In March

British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) will release the "Live In France" live album and DVD on March 1. The set will contain a recording of Blaze's May 25, 2018 and May 26, 2018 concerts at Chez Paulette, near Nancy, France. "Live In France" CD track listing: Disc One 01. Redeemer (Bayley ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY Says He's 'So Proud' That IRON MAIDEN Is Still Performing Two Songs From His Time With The Band

Former IRON MAIDEN vocalist Blaze Bayley (BLAZE, WOLFSBANE) recently appeared on the "Talking Maiden" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview begins at the 24:45 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the fact that IRON MAIDEN has been performing two songs from his time with the group during its ...

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NICKO MCBRAIN On IRON MAIDEN's Future: 'If We Ever Became A Parody Of Ourselves, That Would Be Time To Hang It Up'

Finland's Kaaos TV conducted an interview with drummer Nicko McBrain of British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN prior to the band's May 28 concert at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's current "Legacy Of The Beast" tour: ...

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Unauthorized Book 'Iron Maiden At Reading' Due In March

Due on March 9, the unauthorized "Iron Maiden At Reading" deluxe coffee table book documents the band's three performances at the annual three-day U.K. festival. IRON MAIDEN first appeared in 1980 when Paul Di'Anno was fronting the band and Dennis Stratton was on guitar. They appeared second on the bill to UFO on the second ...

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Video: IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON Addresses Chinese Concert 'Rules' During Shanghai Performance

British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN played their second-ever concert in China on Tuesday, April 26 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai. The show followed MAIDEN's appearance two days earlier at Beijing LeSports Center, where the band was forced to make several minor changes in its performance — presumably at the reqest of China's Ministry ...

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IRON MAIDEN Volume Released In Guitar Play-Along Series

English band IRON MAIDEN is considered to be one of the most successful heavy metal acts ever, selling over 90 million albums worldwide. Now with the new "Guitar Play-Along Volume 130", guitarists can emulate the smoldering riffs and licks of Adrian Smith, Dave Murray and Janick Gers. Just follow the tab, listen to the audio ...

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Watch TV Report On IRON MAIDEN's San Salvador Concert

Noticias 4 Visión has uploaded a four-minute video report on IRON MAIDEN's March 6 concert at the Estadio Jorge Magico Gonzalez in San Salvador, El Salvador's capital. You can now watch it below. IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain and guitarist Janick Gers were photographed in El Salvador last week visiting the tomb of martyred Archbishop ...

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Review: IRON MAIDEN Kicks Off 'The Book Of Souls' World Tour In Fort Lauderdale (Video)

By Clay Marshall Considering the overabundance of recent rock casualties, it's no small miracle that IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson was able to artfully dodge the reaper's scythe during his recent cancer scare. Still, as many of their arena rock peers have recently embarked on farewell tours (MÖTLEY CRÜE, BLACK SABBATH), hinted at retirement (RUSH) or ...

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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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Video Premiere: IRON MAIDEN's 'Speed Of Light'

"Speed Of Light", the new single from British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN, can be streamed in full below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "The Book Of Souls", which is due globally on September 4 through Parlophone Records (Sanctuary Copyrights/BMG in the U.S.). In a recent interview with U.K.'s

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IRON MAIDEN: 'Speed Of Light' Single To Debut Tomorrow

"Speed Of Light", the new single from British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN, will make its online debut tomorrow (Friday, August 14) at 8:00 a.m. British Standard Time (BST), 3:00 a.m. EST and 12:00 a.m. PST. The track is taken from the band's new album, "The Book Of Souls", which is due globally on September ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Release 'The Book Of Souls' Double Album In September

IRON MAIDEN's eagerly awaited new studio album, "The Book Of Souls", will be released globally on September 4 through Parlophone Records (Sanctuary Copyrights/BMG in the U.S.A.). It was recorded in Paris with their longstanding producer Kevin "Caveman" Shirley in late 2014, with the finishing touches added earlier this year. However, the band decided to delay ...

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