Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Stops Show Following Confrontation Between Security & A Fan

During Iron Maiden’s September 5 concert at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, WA, frontman Bruce Dickinson stopped the show after seeing a confrontation between security and a fan. The singer believed the man got “the shit kicked out him by 10 security guards” and said that he should seek legal action to “take [the] building to the fucking cleaners.” Dickinson even told the crowd to send footage of the incident to the band so they could “help facilitate it to find the bullies and the fucking criminals who are responsible.” However, officer Loretta Cool has since told KIRO 7 that the fan was intoxicated and bothering other people in the crowd prior to the altercation. The “overly aggressive” individual then allegedly punched a responding security guard, before other guards and police came to help. The fan was ultimately cited and released. He also had a laceration, but refused medical attention.

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Incendium To Release Iron Maiden FigBiz Action Figures

Incendium have announced that they will be releasing a new line of Iron Maiden FigBiz action figures. The first wave of officially licensed five-inch action figures are based on “The Trooper,” “2 Minutes To Midnight,” “Killers,” and “Somewhere In Time.” You can check those out and pre-order them HERE.

Iron Maiden’s “Trooper” Beer To Launch Limited Edition “Day Of The Dead” Label In October

Iron Maiden and Robinsons Brewery have announced that they will be releasing a new “Day Of The Dead” limited edition label for their “Trooper” beer. It will be available from the beginning of October to the end of November in cask, bottle, and through export listings. “Trooper” brand manager Sam Kennerley commented:

“We are delighted to be bringing our loyal drinkers a new, limited-edition look for our award-winning Trooper. The timing couldn’t be more ideal with Day Of The Dead just around the corner and Iron Maiden continuing on their sell-out ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ world tour with stadium and arena shows, fittingly, in Mexico and also Brazil (including 100,000 people at Rock In Rio), Chile and Argentina in September and October. We hope that our drinkers will enjoy the tribute we have paid to Mexico’s time-honored tradition and will pick up a bottle whilst it is available between October and November.”

Iron Maiden Announce Third Wave Of CD Reissues

Iron Maiden will be releasing their third batch of CD digipak reissues on July 26. This time “Fear Of The Dark“ (option of standard or collectors boxset edition including Eddie figurine and patch), “The X Factor,“ “Virtual XI,” and “Brave New World“ will be getting re-released with audio from the band’s 2015 digital remasters. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Iron Maiden File $2 Million Trademark Lawsuit Over “Ion Maiden” Video Game

According to The Daily Beast, Iron Maiden’s holding company, Iron Maiden Holdings Limited, has filed a $2 million infringement lawsuit against 3D Realms over their new video game “Ion Maiden.” The suit says the company is committing “incredibly blatant” trademark infringement and that it could cause “confusion among consumers.” It went on to say the “defendant’s Ion Maiden name is nearly identical to the Iron Maiden trademark in appearance, sound and overall commercial impression” and that it “also uses the Ion Maiden name to sell merchandise including shirts and mouse pads.” Iron Maiden Holdings Limited claims 3D Realms engaged in federal trademark infringement, unfair competition, and more due to their “virtually identical imitation” of the band’s trademark. In addition to the $2 million, they are also trying to get 3D Realms to stop using “confusingly similar” products and to give up ownership of ionmaiden.com.

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson: “I Don’t See Any Reason Why We Should Ever Retire”

During a recent interview with Andreu Buenafuente on “Late Motiv”, Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson was asked about the possibility of retirement. The singer responded with the following:

“As far as I’m concerned anyway, I don’t see any reason why we should ever retire. As an airline captain, I was always told that nobody ever dies on an airplane. Even if the guy’s head is severed from his body, he’s not dead, because…if somebody says, ‘The guy’s head has fallen off,’ you go, ‘Well, is he dead?’ And they say, ‘Well, he’s not dead until somebody legally says he’s dead.’ So, nobody dies until somebody stands up and says, ‘Yup. He’s definitely dead.’ ‘Ha! You’re responsible then. You’ve killed him.’ So, it’s the same with rock and roll bands. We will never die. Even if we are actually dead, we will still never actually die.”

[via Loudwire]