Band Photo: Iron Maiden (?)
From: London, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active
Latest Iron Maiden News
Below is our complete Iron Maiden news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
The forthcoming new video game Madden 10 will be seeing its fair share of metal music featured on its soundtrack, as classic songs from the likes of Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Pantera and Iron Maiden will be appearing on the game. The game will be released on July 31st.
The tracklisting for the game is as follows:
2pac - Can't C Me
Airbourne - Heads Are Gonna Roll
Alice In Chains - Them Bones
B.O.B. - Created A Monster
Bang Camaro - Revolution
Beastie Boys - Sabotage
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Cypress Hill - Get 'em Up
Helmet - Unsung
Iron Maiden - Aces High
Judas Priest - Painkiller
Kid Rock - I Am The Bulldog
Killswitch Engage - Reckoning
Korn - Blind
Mastodon - Divinations
Nas feat. Puff Daddy - Hate Me Now
Nirvana - Breed
Pantera - Walk
Public Enemy - Shut 'em Down
Rage Against The Machine - Guerilla Radio
Set Your Goals - Gaia Bleeds (Make Way For Man)
Slipknot - Duality
System Of A Down - Sugar
The Vanity Plan - Before I Die
Young Dre The Truth - Cheah Beah
The Wacken Open Air Festival organizers have announced the following running order for their movie nights:
10:00pm - 0:15am - Iron Maiden "Flight 666"
00:15am - 3:00aam - W:O:A 2008
00:00am - 01:30 am - "Heavy Metal - Louder than Life"
01:30am - 03:00 am- Bruce Dickinson's chemical wedding
In a recent radio interview, Nicko McBrain, drummer of New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends Iron Maiden, has revealed that the band will be entering the studio in January to record their fifteenth studio album. McBrain states:
"We have actually booked a studio and I think we’ll kick off in the second week of January with the new record…. As to touring - the end of the year, or definitely 2011. We may actually go out at the end of 2010. Once you’ve got the new album finished and packaged, and the record company’s happy with all the bits and pieces, then you want to go touring."
Canadian power thrash metal band, Betrayer, has posted a video of a Live performance of Iron Maiden's Run To The Hills on Youtube. The video was taken at The Blind Dog in Windsor, Ontario, Canada on March 28th. More...
Iron Maiden's "Flight 666" movie will be making a theatrical appearance for one day only on April 21, 2009. Book tickets at your local cinema or check listings here.
This is an opportunity to see the movie on the big screen in digital Hi Definition with 5.1 surround sound - making you feel you were there in the middle of all the action. "Flight 666" was directed by Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen of the award-winning Banger Productions team (Metal; A Headbangers story and Global Metal).
Flight 666 documents the first leg of Maiden’s legendary SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME WORLD TOUR, which took them 50,000 miles round the planet playing 23 concerts on five continents in just 45 days. One of the stars of the movie is the band’s customised Boeing 757, Ed Force One, which carried the band, all their crew 12 tons of stage equipment and was piloted by Airline Captain and singer Bruce Dickinson. The movie gives a close up inside the scenes look at what happened on and off stage, when Maiden gave full access to the film crew for the first time ever, and contains some of the most spectacular live footage yet seen of Maiden. If you want to know what it is like to be part of the most adventurous tour in Rock history, you can’t miss seeing this. Taking you from Mumbai to Santiago, LA to Sydney, Tokyo to San Paolo and all points between, through exhaustion and fan pandemonium, travelling with band and crew on the plane, to and from shows, in the bar and during leisure time, this really is Access All Areas. More...
Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith has denied that Iron Maiden will be calling it a day after they release their next studio album. Last year, bass player and founder Steve Harris stated: "We’ve always said we’re only going to do 15 albums; we’re coming up to it. There’s going to be an ending point."
However Adrian Smith has refuted this claim recently with the claim that: "We’ll carry on. The great thing is that there’s clearly a huge audience out there waiting to hear what we’re going to do right now; and in the real world that’s not a very common situation so you have to appreciate it."
Iron Maiden are expected to take a break after they finish their tour and then enter the studio to record their fifteenth studio album, which should be released in time for the bands 35th anniversary next year.
Former Iron Maiden frontman Paul Di'Anno was recently interviewed by Australia's PyroMusic.net. He discussed a number of things including a new solo album, the influence of punk and his autobiography. You can read some excerpts of the interview below:
Pyromusic.net: I understand you have a new album in the works - what is the latest on that?
Paul Di'Anno: "We started to record it last year in Germany, but have since had some business problems associated with the production company involved with this project, so I may start another new album quite soon now. At the moment I am just concentrating on touring, as this is taking up 100% of my time right now."
Pyromusic.net: You were at the forefront of the creation of heavy metal as we know it today. What was it like in England playing metal when punk was the big thing and what was it like to see the music grow?
Paul Di'Anno: "It was in fact great for me as I was a fan of both metal and punk and very much into the punk attitude... somehow or other that seemed to shine through in the early Maiden days. We survived well throughout the punk period."
Read the full article at PyroMusic.net.
Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith was recently interviewed by British metal magazine Metal Hammer about a variety of topics. When asked about the new Iron Maiden album, he said: "Yeah, we were talking about it briefly the other day and I’ve been thinking about it every day since because there are so many ways we can go with it. It’d be nice if we had the songs now and we could come off tour and go straight into the studio match-fit, as it were. Usually we have a long time off, and the way we play in the studio is as live, so it’s always a bit tense at first because we haven’t played for six months. I’d ideally like to go in [soon]. Again, it’s a day-to-day thing, you go in, take it as you find it, try and do the best job you can."
Read the full article at MetalHammer.co.uk.
Jordanian Metal Zine Jorzine covered Iron Maiden's “Somewhere Back In Time” World Tour in Dubai that took a place in Dubai’s Media City Amphitheatre on February 13, 2009. Photos have been posted at this location and a video of the concert is also viewable below. More...
Legendary British heavy metal band Iron Maiden performed in the South American country of Ecuador for the first time this past tuesday (March 10th.) Ecuadorian television even posted a news report about the bands first visit to the country. You can check it out below. More...
Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood has issued the following statement about reports of rioting at the band's recent show in Bogota:
"The news from Bogota is wildly exaggerated. We are now in beautiful Quito for a show tomorrow. Everyone is just fine. The "riots" were basically a lot of kids trying to break into the Simon Bolivar Park to see the show and the park has a big perimeter to protect. There is a large military presence for all concerts in Bogota as can be seen in our forthcoming movie Flight 666. However in the last 13 months we have played 2 fantastic concerts there to over 75,000 passionate fans at this same venue, Simon Bolivar Park. Neither performance was at all affected by the incidents of people outside trying to break in. None of the enjoyment of the show or safety of the band or our audiences was at all compromised.
"We abhor the inane behaviour of a small minority of people outside. They do Iron Maiden, Metal and the real Colombian fans a disservice and sadly just provide a reason for the military to feel they need to be there.
"Our fans are there for the MUSIC. We definitely intend to return to Colombia and trust the authorities will not be swayed to banning Maiden and Metal because of a minority of trouble makers spoiling it for the huge majority of true Iron Maiden fans."
The concert of British heavy metal group IRON MAIDEN in Bogotá, Saturday (March 7th), became the scene of heavy unrest and riots.
Trouble started when a group of fans climbed the fence that seperated the VIP space from the general public, and reportedly managed to get as close as 30 meters from the stage.
Later on, those that hadn't conquered a ticket began causing troubles in the area around the Parque Simón Bolivar, where the concert was held. More...
Brazilian thrash metal legends will be the special guests for Iron Maiden in Buenos Aires, Argentina at their show on March 28th. Sepultura are currently touring in support of their new studio album, "A-Lex" and Iron Maiden will be entering the studio after they finish up in South America to record their fifteenth studio album.
Planet Rock, Britain's leading rock station will be airing a special tomorrow at 6PM U.K. time. Appearing on the show will be Iron Maiden/former Samson singer Bruce Dickinson, Saxon lead vocalist Biff Byford, Diamond Head guitarist Brian Tatler, Tygers Of Pan Tang's Jess Cox and the infamous Thunderstick who's past bands include Iron Maiden and Samson. You can listen to the show by heading to the stations website.
Heavy metal legends Iron Maiden won the award for Best Live Act at the Brit Awards last night, which is the biggest awards show in British music. The band couldn't be there in person to collect the award due to being on tour but thanked their fans in a video message. You can check out the message below.
Frontman Bruce Dickinson says: "We couldn’t keep this entire show on the road without our fans. They’re the people that keep this band alive. And I do hope that Eddie doesn’t get too jealous." More...
Romanian rock festival Rock City Open Air will feature two former Iron Maiden vocalists this year in the form of Paul Di'Anno and Blaze Bayley. The festival will be held from August 20th - 23rd in the city of Fetesti.
The lineup is as follows:
Hanzel Und Gretyl
Moribund Oblivion Sirenia
The Cold Existance
The Revenge Project
Theatres Des Vampires
Rock legends Iron Maiden have confirmed that the final show ever of their massive "Somewhere Back in Time World Tour 2008 -- 9" will be in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on the 2nd of April at the Bank Atlantic Center. This, the band's first show in Florida for 13 years, will definitely be the last show of one of the most ambitious rock tours ever undertaken and promises to be a big party night for both the band and audience.
Says drummer and local Florida resident Nicko McBrain; "We'll be arriving right in the middle of Spring Break so this really promises to be a huge party for everyone and I'm sure there will be more than a few sore heads in Fort Lauderdale the following day! The whole tour has been an amazing experience and this final leg back on Ed Force One promises to be crazier than ever!
"It was quite something to bring to reality the mad idea of creating a flying tour bus out of a Boeing 757 but it's enabled us to go further to reach many fans in countries we have never played before and also revisit fans where we haven't seen for some time, and it's a long time since we played in Florida! The 757 truly has been our 'magic carpet' as Bruce describes it.
"Luckily for me the magic carpet is stopping not far from my front door which is very handy and nice way to finish this tour. Not far to stagger home!!"
Original Iron Maiden vocalist, Blaze Bayley, has announced the following tour dates:
02/25 - Borderline - Pisa, Italy
02/27 - Legend 54 - Milano, Italy
02/28 - Corallo - Scandiano, Italy
03/01 - Teatro Cinema Italia - Macerata, Italy
03/05 - Go West - Roccaforzata, Italy
03/06 - Stazione Birra - Rome, Italy
03/07 - Midian - Cremona, Italy
03/08 - La Brasserie du Mont Blanc - Chambery, France
03/11 - Spirit 66 – Verviers, Belgium
03/13 - Schuetzenhaus – Oelsnitz, Germany
03/14 - Metropol – Hengelo, Holland
03/15 - O13 - Tilburg, Holland
03/17 - Alibi – Wroclaw, Poland
03/18 - Eskulap - Poznan, Poland
03/19 - The Rock – Copenhagen, Denmark
03/20 - Ballroom - Hamburg, Germany
03/21 - Regenbogen - Hameln, Germany
03/24 - Uhlenspiegel - Leonberg, Germany
03/26 – Moscow, Russia
03/27 – Ufa, Russia
03/28 – Ekaterinenburg, Russia
04/03- Arcade (Notre Dame de Gravenchon) - Le Havre, France
04/05 - TBC – Athens, Greece
04/09 - Rossetta Bar – Belfast, UK
04/10 - Fibber Magee's – Dublin, Ireland
04/11 - An Cruiscin Lan - Cork, Ireland
04/13 - TBC - TBA – Budapest, Hungary
04/14 - Exit Chmelnice Music Hall – Prague, Czech Republic
04/15 - Faval Music Circus – Brno, Czech Republic
04/16 - Progesja – Warsaw, Poland
04/17 - Forum Palace – Vilnius, Lithuania
04/18 - Melna Piektdiena – Riga, Latvia
04/19 - Tapper – Tallinn, Estonia
04/22 - Iltatähti – Lappeenranta, Finland
04/23 - Dante's Highlight - Helsinki, Finland
04/24 - Hellä - Tampere, Finland
04/25 - Henry's Pub - Kuopio, Finland
04/26 - Klubi - Turku, Finland
04/28 - Hornstullstrand Etablissement – Stockholm, Sweden
04/29 - TBC - Vasteras, Sweden
05/ 01- Yardbirds Club – Grimsby, UK
05/02 - Hark To Towler - Bury, UK
05/06 - Joiner's - Southampton, UK
05/07 - The 12 Bar - Swindon, UK
05/08 - The Cellar - Blackburn, UK
05/09 - Intake - Mansfield, UK
05/14 - TJ's - Newport, Wales
05/15 - Sin City - Swansea, Wales
05/16 - Hobbit's – Weston Weston Super Mare, UK
05/20 - Joseph's Well – Leeds, UK
05/21 - Trillians - Newcastle, UK
05/22 - The Venue – Dumfries, Scotland
05/23 - The Moorings Bar - Aberdeen, Scotland
05/24 - Ivory Black's - Glasgow, Scotland
05/28 - The Queen Charlotte - NorwichUK
05/29 - The Park – Peterborough, UK
05/30 - The Underworld – London, UK
06/03 - The Rigger - Stoke, UK
06/04 - The Leopard - Doncaster, UK
06/05 - The Yorkshire House - Lancaster, UK
06/06 - Victoria Biker's Pub - Coalville, UK
06/18 - Jilly's Rockworld - Manchester, UK
06/20 - The Roadhouse - Birmingham, UK
06/24 - Riga Bar - Southend, UK
06/25 - Bullingdon Arms - Oxford, UK
06/26 - White Rabbit - Plymouth, UK
06/27 - The Palladium Club - Bideford, UK
09/25 - METALFEST - JB's - Dudley, UK
Iron Maiden has released a teaser trailer for their upcoming documentary "Iron Maiden: Flight 666," which can be viewed below. The band also issued the following statement:
"British heavy rock legends, Iron Maiden, in association with Banger Productions, EMI Records, Universal (USA) and Arts Alliance Media, announced that they will be releasing a feature length documentary film into cinemas worldwide on April 21st 2009.
As you may know from Rod's tour diaries, Iron Maiden have been working on a feature length documentary. Entitled 'IRON MAIDEN: FLIGHT 666', the movie follows the band on the first leg of their Somewhere Back In Time World Tour in February and March of 2008 as they experienced the most ambitious and adventurous tour in rock history, and will be released in April 2009 in association with EMI Records and Universal in the USA.
The Maiden tour plan was something that had never been attempted before on such a grand scale. Circumnavigating the globe, the band flew in a specially customised Boeing 757 airliner with their crew and 12 tons of music and stage equipment on board, playing 23 sold out stadium and arena shows in 13 countries in just 45 days, travelling 70,000km and performing to almost half a million fans. More...
The dates for Italy's Gods of Metal Festival 2009 have been confirmed. The official festival website issued the following statement:
"With as yet unannounced, heavy metal superstars lined up to headline Gods Of Metal over the weekend of Sat 27 & Sun 28 June 2009 its sure to be rocking. Past headliners include Iron Maiden, Metallica, Judas Priest and Guns N' Roses, so expect some heavy hitters. With 2 stages and lots of bands performing, Gods Of Metal will be the ONLY festival to see some of the best heavy rock on the planet in 2009!"