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Thursday’s full dose of metal

We’ve always posted live clips on this site, but we’ve never posted a FULL concert. I guess it’s time.

Iron Maiden live @ Donnngton 2007.

One hour. Forty minutes. Seventeen seconds. All of pure raw metal awesomeness.



Iron Maiden bassist’s daughter releases single and video

You can check out ‘Jekyll & Hyde’, the first video from Six Hour Sundown, the UK band featuring Lauren Harris — daughter of legendary Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris — above.

According to a press release, Six Hour Sundown “blurs the boundaries of musical genres with edgy modern rock riffs, driven by a solid rhythm section and topped off by a contemporary melody lines, delivered by a vocalist who puts her heart on the line with every performance.”

So in other words, they’re a Pop band and they suck. Oh well.

For more on the band, check out Blabbermouth.


Bruce Dickinson lost his job as a pilot

After a lackluster weekend in terms of DoM articles, I am delighted to start the week with three consecutive posts about three metal icons that changed music. Whilst the first two are sort of good news, this one isn’t. Poor ol’ Bruce lost his job as an airline pilot… Good thing he’s the lead singer of one of the best metal bands of all time, eh? In this economy, most people who are out of a job don’t have a multi-platinum selling band to fall back on.

“Iron Maiden rocker Bruce Dickinson may have to return to music full-time after the dramatic collapse of the airline where he has worked for years as a senior pilot.

The 53-year-old singer, who works for Astraeus Airlines, was flying 250 holidaymakers from Jeddah International Airport in Saudi Arabia, to Manchester, when he learnt the airline was due to be placed into administration and had been ordered to cease operations with immediate effect.

Read full article here.

Aww, poor Bruce. If only there was a legendary band he could go back to… Oh wait, there is!

I was actually fortunate enough to be on a flight where Bruce was a pilot, and it was quite the experience. He actually played “Hallowed Be Thy Name” after the plane took off, and we all started second-guessing the song’s title after a bumpy ride.

I’m sorry about his job, but hey, he’ll get to fly ‘Ed Force One’ still, right? Or was that just for that one tour?

Oh well, Bruce, chin up! You’re a music legend, go back to Maiden full time. Oh, and if you’re wondering how I got to be on a Bruce flight, don’t worry — I lied.



Iron Maiden fans are fucking rich

Some rich sonnofa bitch spent $3,350 on the item above. It is a Japanese ‘2 Minutes To Midnight’ promotional EP, and it’s apparently very rare (only five in existence, apparently).

You can read the full article here.

Who the hell spends that much money on some Japanese EP? I do understand collectors, but 3 grand? In this economy? Jeez. I’d rather use that money to fly to a couple of Maiden gigs, but that’s just me.

Congrats to whoever got it, I guess. Also, go fuck yourself for having more money than me.


Cure your child’s fear of the dark

Want your child to grow up to be a metalhead, but need a good stock of lullaby tunes? Then look no more.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star, the company which creates lullaby versions of famous artists, has just released lullaby versions of Iron Maiden songs via iTunes. The 12-track collection features classics such as ‘Run To The Hills’, ‘The Trooper’ and ‘Fear Of The Dark’.

The tracklisting, artwork and more information can be viewed at Blabbermouth.

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