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Iron Maiden 'Numbers from the Beast' All-Star Tribute Planned

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On October 11, IRON MAIDEN fans the world over will have something new to get excited about as the newly re-launched Restless Records releases "Numbers from the Beast: An All Star Salute to Iron Maiden", a tribute to the legendary band. The album, which features MAIDEN's own Paul Di'Anno and marks Restless' return to its metal and punk roots, is produced by Grammy award winner and tribute album pioneer Bob Kulick (KISS, METALLICA, AEROSMITH), along with Brett Chassen, and features appearances from current or former members of IRON MAIDEN, KISS, AC/DC, MOTÖRHEAD, ANTHRAX, DIO, JUDAS PRIEST, TESTAMENT, TWISTED SISTER, EXTREME, WHITESNAKE, SLAUGHTER, HELMET, DOKKEN and many others.

"It's a fitting salute to an awesome band and may be the best tribute I've ever produced. I really like what we've done to these amazing songs, and more importantly, the band approves," says Kulick of the album.

"Numbers from the Beast" features 11 classic IRON MAIDEN tunes revamped in honor of the band's 25th anniversary. The final track listing is as follows:

01. Run to the Hills
02. Wasted Years
03. Wrathchild
04. Flight of Icarus
05. Fear of the Dark
06. The Trooper
07. Aces High
08. 2 Minutes to Midnight
09. Can I Play With Madness?
10. The Evil That Men Do
11. The Wickerman

The cover of every official IRON MAIDEN album has featured a zombie called "Eddie." Eddie has been painted by artist Derek Riggs for 20 years. "Numbers from the Beast" cover art was naturally painted by Riggs and is a must-have for any MAIDEN fan.

"Numbers from the Beast" marks the first release on the newly revamped Restless Records. William Hein, current president of Rykodisc and former head of Enigma Records, co-founded Restless in 1985 as a punk and metal sub-label of Enigma. Restless became a stand-alone label after Capitol-EMI acquired Enigma, and was subsequently acquired by Rykodisc in 2003. Now, back with a new sound and logo, Restless returns to its roots with the MAIDEN salute, as well as an upcoming reissue from California punk outfit 45 GRAVE.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Beast writes:

f***in kick ass, UP THE IRONS!!!!

# Sep 28, 2005 @ 4:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. thereshitonthewalls writes:

Tribute albums are as fun as gonhorrea. Just buy the ORIGINALS!

# Sep 28, 2005 @ 4:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Kobe Raped Her writes:

WHO GIVES A F-U-CK... i thought these guys died along with all there fans like 10 years ago

# Sep 28, 2005 @ 10:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. ghost writes:

it would be intresting but there are too many hair bands and there is a nu metal on they wont do solos.

# Sep 28, 2005 @ 2:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. unluckoftheirish writes:

I agree. It would be interesting, but Maiden's played out. Ya, tribute albums do suck.

# Sep 28, 2005 @ 2:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. the clansman writes:

kobe raped, you crazy maiden is mor alive than ever an so its fans!, maidne original cds are the best dont bring more tribute albums!

# Sep 28, 2005 @ 7:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. . writes:

Maiden is dead? Is that why they sold out Madison Square Garden in 2000 and 2003? Is that why I could only get crappy seats at said 2003 show because I waited a whole five minutes after tickets went on sale? Is that why they recently sold out a 40,000 seat arena in Sweden in RECORD time? Is that why they played for a quarter of a million people in Brazil a few years ago? Is that why they won the Ivor Novello Award for international achievement? Is that why Iron Maiden is hugely cited as a band influence? To quote Wikipedia: "One example of their far reaching influence is that, amongst others, the thrash metal band Slayer list Iron Maiden as one of their major influences, as do the pop-punk band Sum 41, Flamenco-metal band Breed 77, post-hardcore band My Chemical Romance, and jam band Umphrey's McGee."

# Oct 3, 2005 @ 11:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. AirRaid writes:

Only noobs think Maiden is dead. They are the only major act still around that plays true metal to thousands of fans at every gig. I'm not so sure about this tribute thing but what the hell. With the exception of the hair bands it should be pretty cool.

# Oct 4, 2005 @ 12:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. zanderman writes:

how can you not like this...i remember hearing about this a long time ago, i know lemmy is supposed to be singing the trooper...atleast di'anno will bring in some punk metal just like with killers but...they got any release date?

# Oct 6, 2005 @ 7:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. key to nothing writes:

heres to post 7+8 for absolutely nailin this one

# Oct 6, 2005 @ 7:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. guhu writes:

maiden is still the best band in the f***ing world!!!! UP THE IRONS!!!!

# Oct 10, 2005 @ 8:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Regrin writes:

Great album and Iron Maiden is the greatest heavy metal band in the history!

# Oct 10, 2005 @ 1:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. unluckoftheirish writes:

I hear them too much.........and i don't like the vocals.....too feminine sounding for me.....but then again, what do i know, right? everyone's entitled to their own opinion, so let me express mine, as do i yours...........without criticism........and trying to prove that they're still alive, i never said they were dead, i said I think they're played out. ME. MOI. you don't have to agree with it, but don't f***ing bash me for stating my opinion you f***ing moron. what does that say about you?! state your opinion, but don't f***ing insult me in the process.

# Oct 10, 2005 @ 3:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Uncle_Rage writes:

unluckoftheirish,

No, you didn't say that Maiden was dead... the guy before you did. And for the record, I'm the first person to respond to your silly ass.

Effin wanker.

# Oct 21, 2005 @ 1:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. unluckoftheirish writes:

whatever dude..............i have a "silly ass".........hmmm.........wasn't aware.

# Oct 26, 2005 @ 2:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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