Iron Maiden & Marvel Announce Second Collection In Their Collaborative Merch Line

Iron Maiden and Marvel have announced the second collection in their collaborative merch line. The latest pieces of apparel, which can be found HERE, feature Deadpool, the Guardians Of The Galaxy, War Machine, and more.

Funko Announce New Pop! Figures Based On Pantera, Ronnie James Dio, Etc.

Funko have announced some new music-related Pop! figures as part of their “Pop!apalooza” event. Among them are new collectibles based on Pantera, Ronnie James Dio, Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider, Iron Maiden’s Eddie, Twiztid, The Cure, and more. You can check those out below:

Pantera (pre-order HERE):

Ronnie James Dio (pre-order HERE):

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider (pre-order HERE):

Iron Maiden’s Eddie (pre-order HERE)

Twiztid (pre-order HERE)

The Cure (pre-order HERE)

Sharon Osbourne Still Hates Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson: “He’s A Fucking Asshole”

It looks like Sharon Osbourne is still no fan of Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson. During a chat with Consequence, she blasted the singer while also reflecting on the 2005 Ozzfest in Devore, CA. For those unaware, Sharon, who was angry about Dickinson disrespecting her husband Ozzy Osbourne at the time, reportedly sabotaged the band’s performance by cutting the power, messing with their stage production, and having people pelt them with eggs.

Sharon said the following:

“Bruce Dickinson is a fucking prick. Well, no, he’s not a prick because a prick’s nice. He’s a fucking asshole. Because the situation is he was on a tour called Ozzfest. And Ozzy Osbourne was paying him every night to perform. He accepted the gig. He knew what he was doing. He accepted the gig.

And every night he would go onstage and say bad things about Ozzy. And the crew and everybody in all the other bands would be like, ‘Are you letting him get away with it?’ And I’m like, ‘I sure am.’ But the last gig was [just outside of] L.A. And I thought, ‘You motherfucker, now you’re gonna get it.’

And so I had about 20 people in the audience and a lot of them were nurses from Cedars Sinai, because I had cancer at that time. And they were all my chemo nurses. And they all came down, and they fucking pelted the shit out of him. And my thing is, you play, you pay!

And the thing is, if you’re being paid to do a gig, but you don’t like the person, then fuck off. But don’t stay, take the money, take all the good that’s coming to your band through being on a festival, doing 24 shows and still slagging the person that’s paying you. It’s like, ‘No, that makes you a fucking asshole.’ And he is. And he’s never apologized, he never even went up and said hello to Ozzy. The thing about him is that he is just so jealous. And always has been of Ozzy. And that’s his problem.

Because the thing is about Bruce Dickinson, he’s hugely successful. He’s got a great fan base, a great fan base that have been loyal. The band are great guys. All the band are great. And they do great. You know, they’re a great band, you can’t take it away, and neither would I take that away from them. But the thing about Bruce is, he is unknown to the public. Bruce Dickinson could walk into anywhere and nobody would know who the fuck he is. Do you know what I’m saying?

He’s a faceless singer to the general public. People aren’t scrambling to get him for an interview. And the thing is, he’s not interesting. But the thing is, Ozzy is original and Bruce isn’t and that’s what eats Bruce away.”

Iron Maiden Add More Dates To “The Future Past” European/UK Tour

Iron Maiden have added more dates to their “Future Past” European/UK tour. As previously reported, that trek will find the band focusing on material from their 2021 album “Senjutsu” and their 1986 album “Somewhere In Time.“

Tour Dates:

06/03 Tampere, FIN – Nokia Arena
06/07 Bergen, NOR – Koengen
06/09 Solvesborg, SWE – Sweden Rock Festival
06/11 Leipzig, GER – Quarterback Immobilien Arena
06/13 Krakow, POL – Tauron Arena
06/19 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
06/21 Hannover, GER – Zag Arena
06/24 Dublin, IRE – 3Arena
06/26 Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
06/28 Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
06/30 Manchester, UK – AO Arena
07/03 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
07/04 Nottingham, UK – Utilita Arena
07/07 London, UK – O2 Arena
07/08 London, UK – O2 Arena
07/11 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome
07/14 Antwerp, BEL – Sportpaleis
07/15 Milan, ITA – The Return Of The Gods Festival
07/18 Barcelona, SPA – Palau Sant Jori
07/20 Murcia, SPA – Estadio Enrique Roca
07/22 Bilbao, SPA – Bizkaia Arena
07/25 Dortmund, GER – Westfalenhalle
07/29 Frankfurt, GER – Festhalle
07/31 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle
08/02-05 Wacken, GER – Wacken Open Air

Notably, manager Rod Smallwood also confirmed that the trek will extend into 2024, while reflecting on the band’s “Legacy Of The Beast” tour:

“On behalf of the band, myself and all at Phantom, we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who made this Legacy tour such a special and memorable experience. First and most importantly you, the fans, especially those affected by problems caused by the global pandemic which led to the 2020 European stadium shows having to be rescheduled not just once but twice!

Your patience and good-will in holding on to your tickets and waiting until we could finally bring the Legacy show to you was very much appreciated. You truly are the best and playing to over 3 million of you over the extended tour was a hell of an achievement so thanks to each and every one of you for making this both possible and also making it incredible fun for the band who enjoyed pretty much every minute on stage.

We’d also like to thank our brilliant touring Killer Krew – both the longstanding and newer members to the Maiden family, who never cease to rise to any challenges thrown their way – and there were a few – no mean feat considering this tour covered 33 countries and 139 shows played since we started in Tallinn way back on May 26 2018.

Thanks also to all our Special Guests and support acts who played on the tour since 2018: Airbourne, Avatar, Fozzy, Gojira, Killswitch Engage, Lord of the Lost, Mastodon, Powerwolf, Rage In My Eyes, Rhapsody Of Fire, Sabaton, Serpentor, Shinedown, Tempt, The Hellacopters, The Raven Age, Tremonti, Trivium and Within Temptation.

Thanks also to our suppliers, our agents, promoters, merchandisers and everyone else involved in bringing this show to you night after night, city after city.

And finally, both personally and, I am sure, on behalf of all of you – massive thanks to Bruce, Steve, Dave, Adrian, Janick and Nicko who never let up, played, and sang! magnificently and matched every crowd for passion and enthusiasm every single night, wherever they were. Guys – I don’t know how you do it but we are all bloody glad you do!!
We are all now going to take a well-earned break and we’ll be back again next year with a great new show, THE FUTURE PAST TOUR playing just Europe this time as the 2022 Legacy tour was such a long run to enable us to see as many of you fans as possible post-pandemic. However, THE FUTURE PAST TOUR will continue into 2024 and who knows where it will go… ..so stay tuned!!“

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Blasts Fans For Smoking Weed Near The Stage

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson apparently has a problem with people smoking marijuana at live shows. During the band’s September 21 show in Anaheim, CA, the frontman took some time to call out several fans for smoking near the stage shortly after another concertgoer was allegedly kicked out for fighting.

Dickinson said the following:

“I don’t know what it is. There’s so many fucking people smoking so much fucking dope down here, I’m amazed you can even see. Poor old Steve [Harris] I don’t know if you know, but he absolutely fucking hates marijuana and the smell of it, alright? So when he’s trying to play bass, it fucks him up. It fucks me up. I’m a singer, alright? So duh.

I would just ask for a tiny bit of respect—if you want to go get completely stoned out of your fucking mind, go out the back and do it. Alright? Otherwise you’re going to end up like this fucking knucklehead here going ‘uhhhh.’”

A number of people have since taken issue with the incident, including Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta, who said the following on Twitter:

“Bruce Dickinson if you read this. Hi. You’re a great vocalist/frontman. We took your son’s band on tour. Hope you are well. Just so ya know. Lots of people like to smoke weed at outdoor concerts. WHAT DOESN’T ANNOY YOU BRO?!?! Besides flying planes? lol you might need a puff or 2”

[via Metal Injection]

Iron Maiden Announce “Legacy Of The Beast” In-Game Collaboration With Avenged Sevenfold

Iron Maiden have joined forces with Avenged Sevenfold for a new collaboration inside their “Legacy Of The Beast” game. The “Nightmare Carnival” dungeon features “deathbats” from Avenged Sevenfold’s “Deathbats Club”.

A press release offered more details:

“Earlier this year, the Deathbats Club held an exclusive contest on the official Deathbats Club Discord channel for members of the DBC to have their bat featured in Iron Maiden’s Legacy of the Beast free-to-play mobile game. 25 semi-finalist were chosen but only 3 were turned into official playable characters in the game – all will be revealed at the Carnival ….

Ringmaster Eddie is in trouble! The Dark Metal Carnival was set to open soon and now a mysterious figure and his host of deadly and mischievous skulls known as the Deathbats have taken over the fairgrounds! Players will have 3 different opportunities to win these deathbats and add them to their team roster!”

“Players can earn the Deathbats characters for FREE from our newest login calendar starting Tuesday, October 18th. Players will have 3 opportunities to acquire the Deathbats: Earn the Sentinel Deathbat by completing 1 playthrough of the dungeon, and the Assassin Deathbat by battling in the dungeon 10 times. The 3rd Deathbat is earned for free from our newest login calendar! Log in any 7 days between October 18th and November 17th to earn awesome rewards including the Magus Deathbat on the 7th day!’”

Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows commented:

“It’s important to us to continue to bring exclusive unique opportunities to our Deathbats Club members, so when Iron Maiden and Navigator Games reached out, we were stoked to work with them on a unique concept for Legacy of the Beast. I loved seeing our fans stoked on the chance to have their custom Deathbat NFT being selected out of 10,000 and then brought to life in Iron Maiden’s game, what a cool experience.”

Navigator Games CEO Will Moore added:

“This year we have had an incredible caliber of in-game collaborations and we wanted to create something really special for Halloween. So we invited M.Shadows to develop the concept with us, and the result was ‘The Nightmare Carnival’! This collab delivers a whole new level of innovation as Eddie battles with three enemies inspired by Avenged Sevenfold’s Deathbats.”

Iron Maiden’s Spitfire Replica Plane Malfunctions During Worcester, MA Show

While Iron Maiden were performing “Aces High” during their October 17 show in Worcester, MA, the band’s Supermarine Spitire replica ended up malfunctioning. The plane, which usually buzzes over the stage, got stuck and had to be removed. You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Watch Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Remove Fan From Stage During Anaheim, CA Show

During Iron Maiden’s September 22 show at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA, a fan got onstage and had to be removed by Bruce Dickinson himself. Blabbermouth shared a rundown of the incident, which occurred as the band were playing their closing track “Aces High”:

“After the aforementioned backwards-cap-wearing fan made his way to the left side of the stage, he dropped down to his right knee and excitedly flashed the devil’s horns hand gesture at both guitarist Janick Gers and Dickinson, neither of whom appeared to be thrilled about the stage breach. Bruce then motioned for the fan to come off before grabbing him by his hand and attempting to bring him to the back of the stage. However, the fan apparently had other ideas and proceeded to walk forward toward the center of the stage near where bassist Steve Harris was standing, at which point he removed his cap and began furiously headbanging for the entire crowd to see. This prompted a visibly irate Dickinson to grab him by the back of shirt and forcibly drag him to the back of the stage where he was escorted off by the MAIDEN stage security.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Iron Maiden Announce “‘The Future Past” European/UK Tour

Iron Maiden will be hitting the road on “The Future Past” European/UK tour next year. The trek will find the band focusing on material from their 2021 album “Senjutsu” and their 1986 album “Somewhere In Time.“

Tour Dates:

06/13 Krakow, POL – Tauron Arena
06/19 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
06/24 Dublin, IRE – 3 Arena
06/26 Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
06/28 Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
06/30 Manchester, UK – AO Arena
07/03 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
07/04 Nottingham, UK – Utilita Arena
07/07 London, UK – O2 Arena
07/11 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome
07/14 Antwerp, BEL – Sportpaleis
07/15 Milan, ITA – The Return Of The Gods Festival
08/02-05 Wacken, GER – Wacken Open Air

Bassist Steve Harris commented:

“Following the release of our latest album, ‘Senjutsu‘, we updated the current Legacy of the Beast Tour a little by opening the show with the first three songs from it, with the Japanese Palace stage set. As it doesn’t make a lot of sense to repeat this for a ‘Senjutsu‘ album tour, we thought about other options and we’ve decided to revisit ‘Somewhere In Time‘ as that tour didn’t feature in the various retrospective history tours we’ve played over the years.

They were based on our 80’s concert videos and sadly we did not film that tour (blame the manager!!). We have had lots of requests from fans over the years for many tracks on it so we are now going to play them, plus of course a few others we know you will like! It will also be particularly satisfying to finally get to play some of the more epic tracks on ‘Senjutsu‘, it’s been a long wait! 2023 is going to be an exciting time and we’re really looking forward to seeing everyone again in the UK, Ireland and around Europe.”

Iron Maiden To Release 40th Anniversary Vinyl Edition Of “The Number Of The Beast” In November

Iron Maiden will be releasing a 40th anniversary vinyl edition of “The Number Of The Beast” on November 18. The effort will feature an alternate track listing with “Total Eclipse” set to replace “Gangland.” A live album that was recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, UK in 1982 will also be included. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Track Listing:

LP 1 – “The Number Of The Beast”:

Side 1:

01. “Invaders”
02. “Children Of The Damned”
03. “The Prisoner”
04. “22 Acacia Avenue”

Side 2:

01. “The Number Of The Beast”
02. “Run To The Hills”
03. “Total Eclipse”*
04. “Hallowed Be Thy Name”

* “Total Eclipse” replaces “Gangland”

LP 2 – “Beast Over Hammersmith”:

Side 3:

01. “Murders In The Rue Morgue”
02. “Wrathchild”
03. “Run To The Hills”
04. “Children of The Damned”
05. “The Number Of The Beast”

Side 4:

01. “Another Life”
02. “Killers”
03. “22 Acacia Avenue”
04. “Total Eclipse”
05. “Transylvania”

LP 3 – “Beast Over Hammersmith”

Side 5:

01. “The Prisoner”
02. “Hallowed Be Thy Name”
03. “Phantom Of The Opera”
04. “Iron Maiden”

Side 6:

01. “Sanctuary”
02. “Drifter”
03. “Running Free”
04. “Prowler”

Bassist Steve Harris commented:

“On this vinyl release we get the chance to put ‘Total Eclipse‘ in its rightful spot on the album for the first time. The reason it didn’t make it in the first place was that it was all a mad rush when we were finishing the record and we had to get the ‘Run To The Hills‘ single out before the tour and we basically had to pick a B-side and it was between ‘Gangland‘ and ‘Total Eclipse‘ and we just picked the wrong one, really! I think ‘Total Eclipse‘ is a stronger song and the album would have been stronger if it had been on there.”