Motörhead’s “Snaggletooth” To Appear In Iron Maiden’s “Legacy Of The Beast” Video Game

Iron Maiden have joined forces with Motörhead for a new collaboration inside their “Legacy Of The Beast” game. The week-long event will feature a “Born To Raise Hell” dungeon and Motörhead’s “Snaggletooth” mascot.

Further information was shared in a press release:

“Legacy of the Beast is very excited to partner with Motörhead’s iconic mascot Snaggletooth in the free-to-play game! This exciting collaboration has culminated in a new dungeon event called Born to Raise Hell, whose storyline is also inspired by the lyrics and albums of Motörhead.

The dungeon itself is set on the legendary Sunset Strip which has a long history of being a hub of rock music and nightlife. In the 1980s it was a popular destination for bands such Motörhead who played at clubs such as the Whisky a Go Go and the Rainbow Bar & Grill becoming a second home to their legendary frontman, Lemmy.

In this new week-long event, fans and players will journey into the neighborhood of Sunset Boulevard where gangs are running rampant and it’s a time of chaos. Syndicates are at war to gain power, influence, and profit. Snaggletooth teams up with Wasteland Eddie to take to the streets to clear out the roaming rival gang before they reach a level of organized crime. If they’re able to take down the gang’s leader, could it bring an end to the territorial dispute and rebuild the city?

Meet Snaggletooth Wednesday, March 15th, 2023 at 5 pm PT in ‘Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast’ mobile game during the Born to Raise Hell Event.”

Motörhead manager Todd Singerman commented:

“We are very excited to partner with Navigator Games and Legacy of the Beast to bring to life the Snaggletooth as a playable character in an environment inspired by the Hollywood strip and venues close to the band and Lemmy. There feels no more fitting place to battle baddies than outside the Rainbow!”

Will Moore, CEO of Navigator Games, added:

“It’s an honour to have one of the most original and iconic metal mascots in the form of Motorheads Snaggletooth joining Iron Maiden’s Eddie in Legacy of the Beast. Creating this character with Motorhead’s management has been a huge opportunity to pay our respects to Motorhead who many of us at Navigator Games have respected since we were teens first discovering metal”

Iron Maiden Team Up With The Guitarwrist For New Jewelry Made From Used Guitar Strings

Iron Maiden have joined forces with The Guitarwrist for a new jewelry line made from the band’s used guitar strings. Proceeds from the pieces will benefit Heavy Metal Truants. The following items are available:

* Sterling Silver Ring – £199
* “Distortion” bass strings Bracelet – £175
* “Reverb” bass strings Bracelet – £160
* “Riff” guitar strings Bracelet – £160
* “Riff” bass string Bracelet – £150
* “Reverb” guitar strings Bracelet – £150
* “Rhapsody” guitar string Bracelet £140
* “1/4 Jack” Necklace – £100
* “Test Tube” Necklace – £90

Iron Maiden To Be Honored With Royal Mail Stamps

Britain’s Royal Mail will be paying tribute to Iron Maiden with a new stamp collection. The stamps will be available on January 12 with some set to feature live photos and others set to feature the band’s mascot Eddie.

Bassist Steve Harris commented:

“We were all absolutely astounded — in a good way! — when we heard first about the commemorative project, and equally pretty much speechless when we saw the stamps for the very first time. They look superb and I think they really capture the essence and energy of Maiden. We’re all very proud that the Royal Mail has chosen to honor the band’s legacy like this and we know our fans will feel the same way.”

Manager Rod Smallwood continued:

“As a band who have never played by anyone else’s rules for over 40 years, it’s very gratifying to see them honored in their home country in this way.

We’re proud to show how these six band members are still appealing to more and more fans every year with their music and their legendary shows — which I think these stamps really capture well. It’s also fantastic that Eddie has been honored too. It’s incredible to think that Her Majesty, may she rest in peace, saw these and lent her iconic silhouette to them too.”

David Gold, director of external public affairs and policy at Royal Mail, added:

“Few bands in the history of rock music can be called bona fide rock legends, but Iron Maiden are just that — and more.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain Quietly Battled Laryngeal Cancer In 2020

As it turns out, Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain quietly battled laryngeal cancer back in 2020. The drummer revealed the news during a 2021 interview with the University Of Miami Health System, which has been circulating as of late.

McBrain says he started noticing that something was wrong when his voice was becoming hoarse in 2019:

“When you are lying down in a quiet room and you speak and hear your voice in your head and have a cold, you sound different. This happened to me. I thought this is very reminiscent — this different sounding voice of mine — to when I finish a tour or after a show. I didn’t have a cold or any symptoms of illness at all. I started to feel that I was clearing my throat more when I was in conversations. So, I just took it on myself to call my doctor.”

McBrain was later diagnosed with stage 1 laryngeal cancer and had to undergo surgery shortly after. Fortunately, he has since gone into remission. He is also urging others to go to the doctor when they feel like something is wrong:

“I thoroughly recommend that anyone who may feel there is something different with their voice to go and get it checked out. And don’t put it off. It was very good for me that I caught it in stage 1.”

The Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Def Leppard + Mötley Crüe, Etc. Tours Among Top Grossing Tours Of 2022

Billboard have shared their list of the top grossing tours of 2022. You can check that out HERE. Notably, the following rock artists made the list:

  • No. 6 The Rolling Stones: $179,349,815 million / 20 shows / 949,454 attendees
  • No. 7 Red Hot Chili Peppers: $176,998,650 million / 31 shows / 1,465,881attendees
  • No. 8 Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe: $173,474,649 million / 35 shows /1,313,207 attendees
  • No. 17 Guns N’ Roses: $93.3 million / 27 shows / 1,088,227 attendees
  • No. 20 My Chemical Romance: $87,926,378 / 55 shows / 714,563 attendees
  • No. 26 Iron Maiden: $76,147,773 million / 47 shows / 984,488 attendees
  • No. 36 Trans-Siberian Orchestra: $54,649,313 million / 98 shows / 767,442 attendees

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… 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]