Nov 222020

Soulspell Metal Opera and the finalists of the vocal contest “Quarentena King” got together to record a video tribute to Iron Maiden (Aces High) in favor of the charity “Casa Abrigo Amorada” in the band’s hometown, Lençóis Paulista.

The video was released on November 20, 2020 and for every thousand views this video receives until December 20, 2020, the band will donate 1 gift to one of the children of the entity.

If the video exceeds 100,000 views, the band will DOUBLE the number of presents.

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Dec 062015

Kiko_Loureiro_840New Megadeth guitarist Kiko Loureiro performed a couple of Iron Maiden classics — ‘2 Minutes To Midnight’ and ‘Wasted Years’ — during this past Wednesday’s (December 2) “Ultimate Jam Night” at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood, California. Joining him on stage were Tim Yeung (Morbid Angel, Divine Heresy, Westfeld Massacre) on drums, Courtney Cox (The Iron Maidens) on guitar, Kirsten Rosenberg (The Iron Maidens) on vocals and Jerry Montano (Danzig, Hellyeah, Nothingface, Death Division) on bass. Video footage of the performance can be seen below (courtesy of California Rock News).

In a recent interview with Jump Metal, Loureiro was asked what it has been like joining Megadeth as the replacement for Chris Broderick. He responded: “Yeah, it has been great to work with [Dave] Mustaine [Megadeth mainman], [David] Ellefson [Megadeth bassist] and Chris Adler [Lamb of God drummer, who played on the upcoming Megadeth CD and is playing select shows with the group]… Continue reading »

Dec 092014

NICKO-IRONMAIDENIron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain jammed a few of the band’s classic tracks at this past Saturday’s (December 6) fifth-anniversary celebration for Rock N Roll Ribs, the barbecue restaurant owned by McBrain and close friend Mitch Tanne, in Coral Springs, Florida. Check out video footage below.

A barbecue joint with a musical bent, Rock N Roll Ribs showcases its love for smokey Southern cooking with food like barbecued pork and chicken and clever takes on Maiden songs, like ‘Run to the Hills’ wings.

“It’s not just Maiden fans that come in,” McBrain said about the restaurant in a 2010 interview. “We do get a lot of pilgrimages, people come in and look at all the stuff on the walls, but most people that come in always come out satisfied. And it’s not major expensive. A rack of ribs is [$20], and you get a pound and a quarter to a pound and a half of ribs.” Continue reading »

May 112014

Bruce_TrooperAccording to The Publican’s Morning Advertiser, Iron Maiden’s Trooper beer has sold 5 million pints since its launch in May 2013, with almost half of it brewed for the export market (Trooper is currently distributed in 40 countries).

As U.K. beer in general struggled to raise the bar, with sales dropping by nearly 5 percent last year, worldwide demand for Trooper ale has both stunned and delighted Robinsons.

Robinsons director of marketing David Bremner explains why he thinks Trooper is succeeding where others miss the mark: “Distinctiveness and authenticity is really important for us. If you look at the British beer market generally, it can be quite homogenous; although things are starting to change. Trooper has more to it than just taste it has its own unique character and personality that fans buy into, and this has been backed up by a complete marketing strategy utilizing tools such as social media to really drive interest around the brand. Trooper not only appeals to fans of Iron Maiden, it is appealing to a new group of customers who will try traditional British beer perhaps for the first time. On top of that, rather than appearing gimmicky, we are raising the profile of Robinsons and perhaps all traditional British brewers.” Continue reading »

Sep 172013

NICKO-IRONMAIDEN-DAVELOMBARDO-BILLWARD-00Charlie Steffens of recently conducted an interview with Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. On this tour you’re playing the quintessential Iron Maiden songs, right?

McBrain: Yeah, we dusted off the cobwebs off of a few that haven’t had a showing for a while. Well, it’s been twenty five years since we’ve played “Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son”, so you could say there’s that one song and that’s it. We pulled out “Trooper”. The last airing of that, I think, was eight, nine years ago. “Phantom Of The Opera”. Classic. We did “Can I Play with Madness” not so long ago. Yeah, those classics right there. We’ve got “Afraid To Shoot Strangers”, that’s always a great crowd pleaser. “The Prisoner”. I love that track. It’s just a wild song to play. It’s got a great groove to it. It’s the third song in the set. It’s so lovely to be revisiting some of the older stuff as well as that mid-’80s period. People think, “Yeah, you’re doing the ‘Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son’ tour,” if you like. But it’s a retrospective look at Maiden. Continue reading »