Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden Made an Honorary Group Captain in the Royal Air Force (RAF)

According to a published report from the Mirror, NWOBHM legend Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, who flies the band on tours, has been made an honorary Royal Air Force (RAF) Group Captain. The heavy metal legend was enrolled as a member of the 601 (County of London) Squadron this week as a reward for his long-term support of the RAF. According to the article Dickinson, 61 has a net worth around £90 million trained as a pilot after taking a break from Iron Maiden in the 1990s. He rejoined in 1999, flying his bandmates in Ed Force One, an adapted Boeing 747. The plane’s livery includes the band’s logo and mascot, Eddie, painted on the tail. Continue reading

Negative Wall – Gammagelu

Tommy Stewart, lynchpin of Doom outfits Hallows Eve, Bludy Gyres and Dyrewulf, is not a man to allow moss to sprout betwixt his tootsies. After last year’s mammoth Bludy Gyres contribution to Rope Enough For Two (Black Doomba Records), their split with Dayglo Mourning, comes Negative Wall: a new project formed with long-time cohort Dennis Reid and guitarist Don Cole. Continue reading

Iron Maiden Announces US Legacy Of The Beast Tour With The Raven Age

Iron Maiden is bringing its massively popular “Legacy of The Beast” greatest hits tour to the USA in 2019 for a series of arena and amphitheater shows produced by Live Nation. The tour will include a first-ever headline appearance at the Banc of California Stadium in LA, with special guests Fozzy. Direct support on all dates will come from The Raven Age, except the Los Angeles gig. The tour will cover a total of 33 cities right across the U.S.A. and Canada. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, November 16th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. As always, there will be an exclusive pre-sale for Iron Maiden fanclub members. Go to www.ironmaiden.com for all ticketing details. The full list of dates is below. Continue reading

Bruce Dickinson Believes That Iron Maiden Should Be In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Currently, on his best-selling book tour worldwide, Iron Maiden frontman and heavy metal legend Bruce Dickinson was asked by a fan at the October 19 Melbourne, Australia stop of his current spoken-word tour if he thinks Maiden should be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, located in Cleveland, Ohio. Bruce responded “Absolutely.” Then he added: “I actually think the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is an utter and complete load of bollocks, to be honest with you. It’s run by a bunch of sanctimonious bloody Americans who wouldn’t know rock and roll if it hit them in the face. They need to stop taking Prozac and start drinking fucking beer.” The Rock Hall announced its nominees for 2019 last week and as always it seems that hard rock and heavy metal bands get overlooked, including Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. Watch Bruce’s comment below. Continue reading

Watch Bruce Dickinson’s Book Tour Performance In Denmark

In his off time from Iron Maiden and his other endeavors, Bruce Dickinson continues to support his New York Times “Hardcover Nonfiction” best-selling autobiography What Does This Button Do? (Harper Collins). Watch video of Bruce in Copenhagen, detailing stories from the book and hosting a Q & A with fans delivering slides and interacting with his fans. Continue reading

Bruce Dickinson To Appear At Prestigious Book Festival This Weekend

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, fresh off of his Legacy of The Beast Tour, will appear at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this coming weekend in Scotland. The event for Bruce is already sold out, although they is a chance people will cancel or miss the event. Bruce is still making appearances to support his 2017 autobiography What Does This Button Do? (Harper Collins). Continue reading

Virgin Trains Partners With Iron Maiden To Offer Trooper Beer

Virgin Trains has announced a partnership with Stockport, England-based Robinson’s Brewery, the makers of Iron Maiden’s The Trooper Beer, to offer the beverages to their customers on their routes. The beer is now available to purchase onboard all Virgin Trains services for the duration of the band’s sold-out “Legacy Of The Beast” U.K. Tour. Handcrafted by Robinsons, a 180-year-old family run brewery a stone’s throw from Stockport station, the beer has sold well over 20 million pints worldwide since it was launched back in 2013. Bruce Dickinson, a self-proclaimed ale enthusiast, was instrumental in the creation of Trooper, a 4.7% golden ale made with a unique blend of Bobek, Goldings and Cascade hops. Bruce traveled up from London to Stockport in the cab of a Virgin Trains Pendolino, before heading on to the band’s show in Newcastle. Continue reading