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Iron Maiden Introduced Metal to MTV

Aug. 1, 1981 was the day that MTV invaded cable systems across the U.S. for the first time. "MTV" stood for "Music Television," and the network operated as something of a loosely formatted radio station that played videos. However, as artists didn't routinely film videos, the channel was somewhat limited in what it could play; the channel's early days were particularly free-form; this is definitely reflected in their first-day playlist.The Buggles' […]

todayAugust 1, 2021

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When Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Was Let Go From His Pilot Job

It may be hard to fathom, but there was a time when Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson, who is also an experienced aviator, was let go from his side gig as an airplane pilot.It wasn't his fault, though. In 2011, the charter company Astraeus Airlines, for which Dickinson was then working, folded after a decade in operation, as UCR reported. In the surrounding years, it was the rocker's commercial air career that led […]

todayJuly 26, 2021 1

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Bruce Dickinson Recorded Some New Iron Maiden Songs on Crutches

In 2019, Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson snapped his achilles tendon and the incident occurred as the band was secretly working on their 17th album, which we now know is titled Senjutsu, and he even recorded some of the songs while standing on crutches and wearing a medical boot.While tracking the last Maiden record, 2015's The Book of Souls, Dickinson laid down his vocals despite have a cancerous tumor on the back […]

todayJuly 22, 2021 3

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How Rammstein Inspired Iron Maiden’s ‘The Writing on the Wall’

Filled with tons of easter eggs from their 45-year history, Iron Maiden’s new video for “The Writing on the Wall” is one of the most epic and exciting releases of 2021. Interestingly enough, Rammstein’s masterful 2019 video for “Deutschland” inspired Maiden’s newest clip, challenging the British metal legends to make something larger-than-life.“Deutschland” was a gigantic hit for Rammstein at the close of the 2010s, solidifying the German industrial band as stadium […]

todayJuly 21, 2021 3

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Iron Maiden Fans React to Samurai Eddie on New Album Cover

Iron Maiden have finally announced their new album, Senjutsu, and, along with it, came the latest incarnation of the band's iconic undead mascot Eddie, who now appears as a samurai.Many had suspected that this new Eddie would be of the samurai variant, which was first seen on the can for the 'Sun and Steel' edition of Iron Maiden's popular Trooper line of signature beers and later featured prominently toward the end of […]

todayJuly 19, 2021 1

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Iron Maiden’s ‘The Writing on the Wall’

Today (July 15), Iron Maiden officially released "The Writing on the Wall," their first new song since 2015, which came after an immense and cryptic teaser campaign that intensified in recent weeks. Below are the lyrics to the song as well as some history surrounding the title's meaning.It all began with promotional flyers touting 'Belshazzar's Feast,' which is the story of the writing on the wall from chapter five in […]

todayJuly 16, 2021 2

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Fans React to Iron Maiden’s New Song ‘The Writing on the Wall’

Iron Maiden's first new song since 2015, "The Writing on the Wall," has officially emerged, and fans worldwide have begun to react to it, offering their thoughts on the latest addition to the metal legends' canon.Does the number continue in Iron Maiden's grand heavy metal tradition? Or does it take things in a slightly different direction when compared to the band's previous work? Everyone's got an opinion.Listen to the track here; read […]

todayJuly 16, 2021 3

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21 Easter Eggs From Iron Maiden’s ‘The Writing on the Wall’ Video

After a long, long teaser campaign, heavy metal legends Iron Maiden finally unveiled their new song, "The Writing on the Wall," alongside an animated music video that is loaded with easter eggs — and we've rounded up 21 of them.In the video, mysterious, black-cloaked riders traverse a desert setting on motorcycles, fast approaching a distant tower that has been the focal point of the cryptic 'Belshazzar's Feast' seen in the lead-up campaign. […]

todayJuly 15, 2021 1

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Iron Maiden Release ‘The Writing on the Wall’ Single and Video

Iron Maiden have released a new song titled "The Writing on the Wall" along with an animated music video. Singer Bruce Dickinson and guitarist Adrian Smith cowrote the song, while longtime producer Kevin Shirley and bassist Steve Harris coproduced it.A teaser video posted by the band last week hinted at the arrival of the song. "July the 15th. Rain or shine. Heaven or hell, man or beast, you're invited to […]

todayJuly 15, 2021 1