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Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has confirmed that his wife, Paddy Bowden, has died in a “tragic accident”. Paddy, the mother of Bruce’s three children, was found dead at their marital home in Chiswick, West London earlier today, Monday 18th May. Bruce said in a statement: “This is a terrible …
Iron Maiden Tour 2021

Iron Maiden have today announced their rearranged dates for 2021, with the new Legacy Of The Beast Tour commencing in Poland, 11 June 2021. A statement reads: Firstly, we are very pleased to tell you that we’ve managed to reschedule all our European own-shows on the Legacy Of The Beast …
Live after Death album cover, from Iron Maiden

The fifth set of Digipak CD titles in Iron Maiden’s ‘The Live Collection – Remastered’ will be released 19 June. The titles included in the release are the seminal live recordings ‘Live After Death’ and ‘Rock In Rio’. ‘Live After Death’ was recorded at Long Beach Arena, California in March 1985 …
Photo of Paul Di'Anno performing in Vietnam

Living in South East Asia, it’s not easy to overlook the fact that a Metal concert is either going to be a “core” oriented show or proper extreme Metal that shreds every note like the wall street shreds dreams. Words: Guru Bhai In the past I’ve had to travel from …
Iron Maiden Tour Poster

You know things are getting extremely serious when Iron Maiden cancel tour dates and that’s exactly what’s happened this morning as the ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ Australia and New Zealand dates scheduled for May 1st to 13th have now inevitably fallen, due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation and recent Government …
Blaze Bayley on stage at Burr Fest 2020

Now in it’s fourth year, Burr Fest returned to The Dome in Tufnell Park for a packed night celebrating the best of NWOBHM and all for a great charity cause. The event was sold out, with old-school metalheads having come far and wide to enjoy what often feels like an extended …
Loopy World - Recording the first Iron Maiden Heavy Metal album

With Steve and Rod constantly pushing everyone to get things moving at breakneck speed, gigs were getting organised before the crew were ready. Then we got told, and I mean GOT told, that we were going into a studio in Holborn, Central London, to record an album. EMI had stumped …
Ides Of March-Beermagedon and Metal paradise, Spain, confirmed dates

IDES OF MARCH was only ever supposed to be a one-off but due to excessive demand, the band have agreed to play Metal Paradise Festival in Fuengirola, Spain on Friday 14th August 2020.   Also featured on the two day Metal Paradise bill are Slipknot, Eluveitie, Behemoth, Saxon, Hammerfall, Cradle …
Adrian Smith, on stage with Iron Maiden. London O2 Arena. Legacy Of The Beast Tour

Home! Home again, I like to be here when I can. I felt like shit. My girlfriend had left me and I had nothing to do. Even the idea of a jigsaw puzzle wasn’t fun. Paul came over and we would go to the Green Man for a few beers, …
Iron Maiden - Top Of The Pops

‘Top Of The Pops’ was everybody’s favourite TV show back in the early 80s, the Thursday early evening half hour weekly showcasing an eclectic mix of then-current hits and Top 40 hopefuls of the day. Any kind of ‘commercial’ success was pretty much dependant upon an appearance on ‘TOTP’ in …