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Iron Maiden To Donate T-Shirt Sales To Charity Assisting Victims Of Japanese Earthquake Tragedy

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British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden have announced that the money made from the sales of their Japanese event shirts will be donated to a charity assisting victims of the recent Sendai earthquake and tsunami. A message from the band's manager Rod Smallwood reads as follows:

"Following the cancellation of both Maiden Tokyo shows due to recent events in Japan, we will be donating the proceeds from sales of the Japanese event shirt available from the Official Iron Maiden Shop (ie. the shirt without tour dates on) to a charity assisting victims of the earthquake. Feedback from our Fanclub Forum suggests our fans fully support this proposal.

"We plan to do likewise with the stock of event shirts currently in Tokyo, which were due to be sold onsite at the Tokyo venue (ie. the shirt with tour dates on). Details will follow as soon as possible as to where these will be available from, once we have worked out shipping, etc.

"The charity we shall be coordinating sales of both events shirts through is the Japanese Red Cross. This is their website for anyone who may want to make a donation.

"Shirts are now available at this location."

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8 Comments on "Iron Maiden To Donate Shirt Sales To Japan"

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1. R Tenney writes:

Aah class act I must say! The Japenese have been great to maiden and their paying they're respects! Maiden Japan?anyone. Japan has some incredibly faithful metal fans! Maiden will eventually be back to the land of the rising sun to give em what they want. But thinking they have much more pressing needs than metal right now! Up the Irons!

# Mar 16, 2011 @ 7:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. silvermountains writes:

very nice of Iron Maiden. Good money used in the right way, way to go Iron Maiden.

# Mar 16, 2011 @ 8:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. weasel321 writes:

Very classy move on their part. Much respect to Iron Maiden

# Mar 16, 2011 @ 8:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Sylns94 writes:

Credit to them, but this was lost revenue anyway. More impressed with Marty Friedman auctioning his entire personal collection of Megadeth era guitars and donating 100% of proceeds to Japanese victims. Not to mention how much it has cost him keeping them in climate controlled storage all this time.

# Mar 17, 2011 @ 1:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. hellrat writes:

'lost revenue'??? please explain, Sharpie

and oooh yeah, the rent on them 'climate controlled' spaces is just exorbitant...especially for your average 'working stiff' rockstar fvcking poodle

them guitar crazy Japs have provided that strudeling noodler his fvcking living since he bagged on megadump

he seems to despise that era of his career anyway, so why not take the easy road and donate all his 'precious' toys from that hated period to the common welfare of the unfortunate people that pay his fvcking bills and continue to host his sorry, fvcking false ex-pat a$$ in their decent land

pretentious fvcking goon....fvck that goddamned cheesed!ck, and UP THE FVCKING IRONS!!!

# Mar 17, 2011 @ 2:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. shirt sales writes:

Great thought! I would like to become a apart of this by purchasing a shirt from this shirt sales.

# Mar 18, 2011 @ 3:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Rychemn writes:

Just another way Maiden shows the world why they are the best at what they do.......very classy indeed!!!! "UP THE F##KIN' IRONS"

N.P.....22 Arcacia Avenue...Iron Maiden.

# Mar 18, 2011 @ 11:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. KORNDOGG writes:

Very cool!

# Mar 18, 2011 @ 2:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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