Honestly at this point if Nicko or any other band member is seeing that the end is nigh with regards to their performing ability I would rather the band just wrap it up and call it a day.
The idea of seeing some Frankenstein's monster version of Maiden with long-time members chopped out for...
I'm very conflicted because whilst LOTB will be amazing at Donington Park and couldn't be a better fit for the festival, we were all hoping that they wouldn't drag another history tour out for three years.
IRON MAIDEN will headline Download Festival on Saturday June 13, and...
The website Rock sound has accidentally released its download festival article early, Maiden are one of the headliners.
The question is: New album or LOTB leg 3?
EDIT: Article has been taken down and...
If anything this could suggest a 2020 LOTB leg is not on the cards. A third leg would surely visit Asia and Australia as the tour has not been taken to those parts of the world and Maiden historically tour those regions starting in February/March.
Just a thought but late October/early November is the time when the European festivals like Download tend to announce headliners. This raises the possibility of an album announcement and tour announcement in one maybe even with a single release (Day of the Dead) at the same time. Maiden usually...
A lot of the content from the book can be found in a series of blogs written by Loopy. I don't know if the book is taken word for word from these blogs but they were written before and the attention they gathered prompted him to compile them in book form.
They can be found here...
His book tour date alone in London was in a 3000 capacity theatre style venue. I don't know if it sold out but it was pretty full. If he toured solo (unlikely imo even after Maiden call it a day) he could easily fill larger venues.
Whilst it does seem like there's some positive evidence in favour of some recording going on, the fact that this year's tour is rolling on until mid-October makes it unlikely that a new album would be released this year, given that there are normally a couple of months promo in advance.
I think the only chance of Maiden doing any UK shows next year is as a festival headliner, there's no chance they would do full arena tours on three consecutive years over here. Ergo, I hope they are at download!
KK seems very bitter about the whole affair. Whilst his input over the course of Priest's career is surely appreciated by every fan, he chose to leave and that doesn't give him the right to rejoin whenever he feels like it.
Perhaps he thought the band was done creatively at the point of his...
This was announced this morning so it is legit.
I'm disappointed at the lack of UK headline shows, it will be over a year since the album came out at best by the time they do any of their own dates here.
I think you are right, I seem to remember Bruce saying during the promo cycle before the album was released something along the lines of ''if I hadn't been unwell then the album would be out already and we'd be out touring it'
It was great, he sounded fantastic but I suppose we have to bear in mind that he could give it his all for that one song rather than having to pace himself for the set, his screams were absolutely killer though and he and Jesse both looked really happy to be on stage together.
I actually always thought 'The Boys' referred to the crew.
So in fact Bruce is thanking the audience from the behalf of Iron Maiden as a whole and on behalf of it's constituent parts, ergo Iron Maiden = Eddie + The Boys (human band members).