Former Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr died last night at age 56. Burr, who had suffered from poor health for many years after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, died peacefully in his sleep at home.
As many predicted, the subject of the countdown ended up being the long-awaited release of the band's 2007 reunion concert at London's 02 Arena as both a live album and a spectacularly shot film on DVD and Blu-Ray. Dubbed Celebration Day, the film's release and subsequent press appearances will likely serve as a last hurrah for the legendary band, the film itself a document of Led Zeppelin's triumphant last ride.
In January of next year, Dutch guitarist Thomas Zwijsen will release Nylon Maiden, an album featuring classical-guitar arrangements of 11 classic songs by Iron Maiden, many of which have gone viral on YouTube.
Whether it's over-zealous fans holding up their camera phones for entire songs or that one guy who's got his head down texting the whole show, cell phones have become the bane of both performers and concert-goers alike.
Iron Maiden new live CD/DVD, En Vivo!, is out today, and if the prospect of a new Maiden live release isn't enough to get you jazzed, the band just posted the complete performance of "Wicker Man" from the DVD. Watch below.
As part of their upcoming live DVD/Blu-Ray release, En Vivo!, Iron Maiden are including a brand new 88-minute documentary called Behind the Beast. You can view a trailer for the documentary feature below.