Iron Maiden have released a 10-minute behind-the-scenes sampler from their massive Maiden England World Tour 2013. The tour, which kicked off in Spain in late May, won't stop till it pulls into Santiago, Chile, October 2.
It seems a couple in Stockholm, Sweden, were making what is being called a “whistling sound” in their apartment. This was enough to send the couple's neighbors — an 81-year-old man and his 71-year-old wife — into a rage. How did they retaliate? By blasting Iron Maiden from their balcony as late as 4 a.m.
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.