Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson is expected to make a full recovery.
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has been undergoing cancer treatments since just before Christmas, recently completing a seven-week course for chemotherapy and radiology. A statement on the band's website said tests discovered a small tumor on the back of the singers tongue.
Bruce Dickinson is expected to make a full recovery
The group reports that Dickinson's prognosis is "extremely good" given the tumor was caught in the early stages. Doctors expect him to be given the "all clear" by late May.
Iron Maiden's website announced that the singer had undergone treatment for a cancerous growth on his tongue during January and February.
Bruce Dickinson, the lead singer of legendary British metal band Iron Maiden, has recently finished a seven week course of cancer treatment. According to a statement made via the band’s official website on Thursday, Dickinson was found to have a cancerous tumour at the back of his tongue.
The tumour was discovered during a routine medical check-up in December last year, and the singer completed the course of radiology and chemotherapy on Wednesday.
Dickinson performing at Download 2013
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The UK edition of the metal festival has been cancelled for the third time in four years.
Bad news for metal fans today: the UK edition of Sonisphere festival at Knebworth will not go ahead this year. Sonisphere’s organisers made the announcement on its official website late on Friday (January 16th).
One of the reasons given was that there had been a struggle to put together a “good enough” line-up, though The Prodigy, Metallica and Iron Maiden had all been announced as headliners for the July 4th-6th event. Furthermore, in the increasingly crowded festival fixture list, it’s been difficult to find a weekend that doesn’t clash with other events.
Iron Maiden had been one of the confirmed headliners for Sonisphere 2015
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Head to the continent for a festival experience of a lifetime with Spain's Primavera Sound, Denmark's Roskilde Festival and France's Rock En Seine to name a few.
We've been seriously pushing US and UK music festivals this year but, it has to be said, there's nowhere quite like Europe.
The continent is home to some of the most unique music events in the world and, looking at what's on offer this year, it seems that the festival season is the best time to experience cultural diversity to the nth degree. Whether its sun or snow you're after, rock or dance music, indoor or outdoor, Europe has it all and with the summer quickly approaching, it's time to get on a plane and take the best vacation of your lives as we guide you to the most exciting countries you can hope to visit this year.
- Pukkelpop (August 14th - 16th): This Belgian weekend remains seriously cool having first began in 1985 and always playing host to some of the world's best alternative music with early performers including Ramones, The Jesus And Mary Chain and Iggy Pop. Nearly 30 years on, Pukkelpop maintains its excellence with 2014 seeing the likes of Clean Bandit, Gogol Bordello and Die Antwoord on the bill.
- Tomorrowland (July 18th - 20th and July 25th - 27th): If you want to feel like you've entered a fantasy world for a weekend (or two), Tomorrowland is definitely for you. Taking place in the town of Boom, you'll be rocking out against a backdrop of incredible art installations of gargantuan proportions - it really isn't a sight to be missed.
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Tributes paid to Clive Burr of Iron Maiden
Clive Burr died at the age of 56 in his sleep on March 12th, triggering a deluge of tributes, kind words and obituaries in honour of him, and the impact he had on Iron Maiden – one of the most important rock bands of all time.
“He was a wonderful person and an amazing drummer who made a valuable contribution to Maiden in the early days when we were starting out,’ said Steve Harris, the band’s founder and bass player,” Iron Maiden say in a statement. “This is a sad day for everyone in the band and those around him and our thoughts and condolences are with his partner Mimi and family at this time.” Burr was born in East Ham, London, and was brought up in Manor Park in the capital’s East End. At the height of his fame, though, he was asked to leave the band, and no one knew why. One purported reason was his supposed ‘overindulgence’ in the rock lifestyle; a claim he vehemently denied. “I was too upset to feel angry about it,” he recalled. “We were like schoolkids [on tour] in America. We’d never been there before and it opened our eyes. There was a lot of parties, and girls were throwing themselves at us. We’d never experienced anything like it."
Iron Maiden at Superbock Superrock
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