SOS Fest XII – Part II – The Longfield Suite, Prestwich UK

The third and final day of SOS is more of a classic rock day, although it features fewer bands for me that I was aware of than yesterday. Today is more of an adventure day, and I’m hoping for some discoveries. 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

Sixteen Iron Maiden Studio Albums Are Getting Deluxe Remasters

 

On the heels of completing leg one of their massive Legacy Of The Beast retrospective tour, Iron Maiden and Parlophone Records have announced a series of sixteen remastered Iron Maiden albums as CD digipacks. This continues the reissues already out on vinyl from 2015. Iron Maiden The Studio Collection – Remastered will come 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 made artwork box featuring a 1:24 scale figurine and exclusive patch. In the November 16th batch, this will be The Number Of The Beast. Continue reading

Iron Maiden Responds To Lawsuit Over Theft Of Lyrics

As previously reported by Ghost Cult,  a lawsuit is being brought against Iron Maiden by their former singer Dennis Wilcock. The case alleges lyric theft for early classics ‘Prowler’, ‘Charlotte The Harlot’, ‘Phantom Of The Opera’, ‘Iron Maiden ‘ and ‘Prodigal Son’ from their first two albums 1980’s self-titled effort and 1981’s Killers. An Iron Maiden spokesperson initially told The Sun Newspaper: “This is outrageous. Absolutely ridiculous.” Now according to British law review website Ham High, the band has formally responded to the suit.

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Iron Maiden Sued Over Lyric Theft By Ex-Singer Dennis Wilcock

According to The Sun newspaper in the UK, a lawsuit is being brought against Iron Maiden by their former singer Dennis Wilcock. The case alleges lyric theft for early classics ‘Prowler’, ‘Charlotte The Harlot’, ‘Phantom Of The Opera’, ‘Iron Maiden ‘ and ‘Prodigal Son’ from their first two albums 1980’s self-titled effort and 1981’s Killers. An Iron Maiden spokesperson told The Sun: “This is outrageous. Absolutely ridiculous.” More details about the suit can be seen below.  Continue reading

Iron Maiden’s “Piece Of Mind” Turns Thirty-Five Years Old

Thirty-five years ago this week, Iron Maiden released Piece Of Mind (EMI/Capitol) cementing their legacy as arguably the best band ever in heavy metal. Their second album with Bruce Dickinson, following the spectacular success of Number of The Beast, the band was certainly under pressure for the much-anticipated follow-up. After leader/bassist Steve Harris wrote most of Number, the group chose a more collaborative approach on the new album. In addition to new drummer Nicko McBrain (ex-Trust/Pat Travers) who’s powerhouse drumming has buoyed the band ever since. Continue reading

Iron Maiden Books Dates For 2017 European Tour

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Metal legends Iron Maiden will “up the irons” some more in 2017 as they sojourn further on their Book Of Souls World Tour. All shows will be supported by American southern rockers Shinedown. Continue reading