Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson On Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: “If We’re Ever Inducted, I Will Refuse”

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson recently made headlines after saying “The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is an utter, complete load of bollocks” and now, during an interview with The Jerusalem Post, he was asked about those comments. He responded with the following:

“I was so annoyed with that coverage because they took my statement out of context to make it seem like I was upset that we weren’t in the Hall Of Fame. I’m really happy we’re not there and I would never want to be there. If we’re ever inducted, I will refuse — they won’t bloody be having my corpse in there. Rock and roll music does not belong in a mausoleum in Cleveland. It’s a living, breathing thing, and if you put it in a museum, then it’s dead. It’s worse than horrible, it’s vulgar.”

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Iron Maiden Share “Run To The Hills” Live Video From European “Legacy Of The Beast” Tour

Iron Maiden have shared a new live video for “Run To The Hills.” The clip was filmed during the band’s European “Legacy Of The Beast” tour. A North American leg of that tour will kickoff next year.

Iron Maiden Announce North American “Legacy Of The Beast” Tour

Iron Maiden have officially announced the North American leg of their “Legacy Of The Beast” tour. The Raven Age will serve as support. Fozzy will also perfom at the Los Angeles, CA show.

Bruce Dickinson commented:

“We’re immensely proud of this show and we’ve had great reactions from the many fans who came to see us in Europe earlier this year. The production is based on our mobile game THE LEGACY OF THE BEAST which basically takes various incarnations of Eddie into many different Maiden Worlds. This inspired us to put together a stage show to take our fans through different Worlds and experiences set to appropriate songs.

It is not that easy designing different Worlds on stage and we put a huge amount of work into this to make it work and the end result we feel is our most spectacular and certainly the most complex show to date. We’ve got all kinds of crazy things going on, including a replica Spitfire plane dominating the stage during Aces High, tons of pyro, a giant Icarus, muskets, claymores and some truly marvellous flame-throwers which I have a hell of a lot of fun with, as you will see!

And of course we have Eddie, as you’ve never seen him before, and absolutely loads of other surprises. I’ve had the time of my life playing with all these magnificent props on stage, it’s been fantastic, we can’t wait to bring this show to you!”

Steve Harris added:

“We gave a lot of thought to the set list for this Tour as the songs needed to follow the narrative of the changing worlds of the stage show. We feel we ended up with a very strong and well balanced set mixing songs we haven’t played in many years like ‘Flight Of Icarus‘, ‘Sign Of The Cross‘ and ‘The Clansman‘ with songs we know the fans want to hear like ‘The Trooper‘, ‘2 Minutes To Midnight‘, ‘The Number Of The Beast‘, ‘Fear Of The Dark‘, ‘Run To The Hills‘, ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name‘ and others, reflecting the journey through the different themes of the show. The whole band is really enjoying this tour and we are really looking forward to seeing everybody again!”

Tour Dates:

07/18 Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
07/20 Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
07/22 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
07/24 Washington DC – Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
07/30 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
08/01 Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
08/03 Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
08/05 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
08/07 Quebec, QC – Videotron Centre
08/09 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
08/10 Toronto, ON, – Budweiser Stage
08/13 Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
08/15 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
08/17 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
08/19 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
08/22 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/24 Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
08/26 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
08/28 Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
08/30 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
08/31 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
09/03 Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
09/05 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
09/06 Portland, OR – Moda Center
09/09 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
09/10 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
09/13 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
09/14 Los Angeles, CA – Banc of California Stadium (with Fozzy)
09/17 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
09/19 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
09/21 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
09/22 Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/25 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
09/29 Mexico City, MEX – Sports Palace

The group also have some South American shows booked as well:

10/04 Rio de Janeiro, BRA – Rock In Rio
10/12 Buenos Aires, ARG – Velez Sarsfield Stadium
10/15 Santiago, CHL – Estadio Nacional

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson: “The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Is An Utter, Complete Load Of Bollocks”

Iron Maiden should have been in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame a long time ago, but the band have never even been nominated. With this in mind, a fan at the Melbourne, Australia stop of Bruce Dickinson’s speaking tour asked the frontman if he thinks the band should be included. He responded with the following:

“Absolutely! I actually think the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is an utter, complete load of bollocks to be honest with you. It’s run by a bunch of sanctimonious bloody Americans who wouldn’t know rock’n’roll if it hit them in the face. They need to stop taking Prozac and start drinking fucking beer!”

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Iron Maiden Announce CD Reissue Series

Iron Maiden have announced that they will be reissuing all 16 of their albums as CD digipaks. The efforts will feature audio from their 2015 remasters and they will be released across nine months. The first four, “Iron Maiden,” “Killers,” “The Number Of The Beast” (option of standard or collectors boxset edition including TNOTB Eddie figurine and patch), and “Piece Of Mind”, will be released on November 16.

An official press release offered more info:

“Parlophone Records (BMG in the US) will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalogue with The Studio Collection – Remastered, covering the band’s sixteen-strong studio albums across their career to date.

Following on from 2014/2017’s black vinyl releases and 2015’s Mastered for iTunes project, The Studio Collection – Remastered will be released on the Digipak CD format, with the track listing matching the original UK releases. The recordings are taken from the same remasters as the 2015 hi-res digital releases.

The albums will be released chronologically in batches of four, across a nine month period superseding the previously available studio catalogue and all titles will also be made available on streaming platforms. As a bonus for collectors, one CD from each batch of releases will also be optionally available in a specially artworked box featuring a 1:24 scale figurine and exclusive patch. In the November 16th batch, this will be The Number Of The Beast.

Maiden founder member and bassist Steve Harris says, “We’ve wanted to revisit these for a long time and I was delighted with the remastering we did in 2015. I thought it was the best that our albums have ever sounded and it was only right that we made them available on CD now too.”

All four albums in this first batch are available for pre-order now!

1st batch: November 16th

Iron Maiden / Killers / The Number Of The Beast (option of standard or collectors boxset edition including TNOTB Eddie figurine and patch) / Piece Of Mind

2nd batch: Feb 2019

Powerslave / Somewhere In Time (standard/collectors) / Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son / No Prayer For The Dying

3rd batch April 2019

Fear Of The Dark (standard/collectors) / The X Factor / Virtual XI / Brave New World

4th batch June 2019

Dance Of Death / A Matter Of Life And Death (standard/collectors) / The Final Frontier / The Book Of Souls*

*not remastered but appearing in Digipak for the first time

IRON MAIDEN recently completed the first leg of their Legacy Of The Beast tour, playing sold-out stadium, arena and headline festival shows across Europe to over 750,000 fans. The tour, which was hailed by fans and media alike as the must-see show of the summer, will continue into 2019 with a headline show at Brazil’s Rock In Rio festival recently announced and more dates to follow.”

Watch 10th Episode Of Bruce Dickinson’s (Iron Maiden) “Warplanes Diaries”

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson and Wargaming’s World Of Warplanes have shared the 10th episode of “The Bruce Dickinson Warplanes Diaries.” The series features ten educational videos about the classic World War 2 fighter and bomber aircraft, and the latest clip focuses on the Messerschmitt Bf 110.

Watch Ninth Episode Of Bruce Dickinson’s (Iron Maiden) “Warplanes Diaries”

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson and Wargaming’s World Of Warplanes have shared the ninth episode of “The Bruce Dickinson Warplanes Diaries.” The series features ten educational videos about the classic World War 2 fighter and bomber aircraft, and the latest clip focuses on the P-51 Mustang.