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Iron Maiden Unveil 2017 UK Dates For 'The Book Of Souls' Tour


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Iron Maiden are set to continue the European leg of their worldwide 'The Book Of Souls' tour in the Spring of 2017, returning to Antwerp, Belgium for the first time in 35 years. They will be joined by Florida four-piece and 'Second Chance' hitmakers Shinedown.

Iron MaidenIron Maiden hit the road again in 2017

The second leg of their European tour will kick off in Antwerp on April 22nd, and will see them perform across the UK, Ireland and Germany, concluding at the O2 Arena in London on May 27th. 

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Download Festival - 2016 Review


This year's Download Festival turned out to be a very wet weekend with constant downpours and thunderstorms throughout the three days, but what would 'Drownload' festival be without a little bit of rain? Thick with mud and soggy from the rain, the crowds all gathered looking for a fantastic time and with phenomenal headliners Rammstein, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden the weekend was never going to disappoint. Aside from the wrestling and the creative Zippo lighters that you could engrave in the Zippo Encore booth, as well as get hold of the limited edition Download Zippo lighter, the music line up for this year's festival was phenomenal - and we can't wait for the next Download festival already.

Download Festival - 2016 Review

Friday
There were multiple highlights throughout the weekend, and as we stocked up on burgers, we headed down to the Lemmy stage to catch one of the more out-there acts of the weekend - Babymetal. Babymetal were mesmerising as they always are, with hit songs Gimme Chocolate and Road To Resistance taking the crowd by storm. A giant circle pit opened as the Japanese J-pop/metal band took to the stage and gave a fantastically choreographed performance as always.

Killswitch Engage managed to slay the stage as they always do, even in the torrential downpour that overtook their set, as the band plunged into hit songs My Curse, Strength Of The Mind and My Last Serenade, there was nothing that they can do to disappoint. A huge crowd turned out to watch the band, even in the mudpit that the Lemmy stage gave way to.

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Download Festival 2016 Preview


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This year the festival boasts a stellar line-up with Rammstein, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden all headlining respectively. But that's not all. With Korn, Deftones, Megadeth, Disturbed, Nightwish and many other bands taking to the stages at this year's Download Festival it is set to be a killer weekend.

Download Festival 2016 Logo

In light of the unexpected and sad news of the passing of Motorhead's Lemmy earlier this year, the main stage has aptly been renamed The Lemmy Stage. Rammstein return to Download for the second year to headline on the Lemmy stage on the Friday night and many will be expecting an anarchic live performance. The band are due to be preceded by Korn and Killswitch Engage whom will be attracting veteran rock lovers in large crowds.

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Iron Maiden's Plane Ed Force One Badly Damaged After Runway Crash


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Iron Maiden’s touring plane Ed Force One has been badly damaged on the ground at Santiago Airport in Chile. Two ground tug operators were injured in the collision and are recovering in hospital. The band are currently in the middle of their world tour and have said scheduled concerts are expected to go ahead as planned.

Bruce DickinsonIron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson.

The Boeing 747 had been tethered to a tow truck to be taken for refuelling, when the steering pin fell out causing the plane to collide with the ground tug while making a turn.

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Rammstein Join Black Sabbath And Iron Maiden As Download 2016 Headliners


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German metallers Rammstein have been named as the third and final headlining act for next year’s Download festival. The annual metal festival, which will take place June 10-12, 2016 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, will also be headlined by Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden.

RammsteinRammstein will headline next year’s Download Festival along with Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden.

Rammstein will headline on the Friday night, with Black Sabbath taking top billing on the Saturday. The festival will then be closed by Iron Maiden, making their third headlining appearance, on the Sunday evening.

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Iron Maiden Confirmed As First Headliners For Download Festival


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Iron Maiden have been announced as the first headliners for next year’s Download Festival to be held at Donington Park, Leicestershire. The festival appearance is their only confirmed UK gig during their 2016 world tour, which is set to begin in the US next February.

Iron Maiden The Book Of SoulsIron Maiden will headline Download 2016.

The festival will take place from June 10th to 12th, with the band scheduled to take the main stage on the closing night. The band’s frontman Bruce Dickinson has recently been given the all clear from cancer, after undergoing a seven-week course of chemotherapy and radiotherapy for a cancerous tumour on his tongue.

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Iron Maiden Top UK Album Chart With 'Book Of Souls'


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Iron Maiden have hit the top of the UK charts for the fifth time, with their new album The Book Of Souls. The record is the band’s sixteenth studio album and their first in five years after 2010’s The Final Frontier which also reached number one in the UK.

book of soulsThe Book Of Souls has topped the UK album chart.

According to the Official Chart Company, The Book of Souls sold just over 60,000 copies to take the top spot. The band had hit the headlines last month when it was announced that supermarket chain Tesco would be stocking a vinyl edition of the album in 55 of it’s biggest stores, in order to trail demand for the medium.

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Bruce Dickinson Regrets "Not Punching" Axl Rose In The Face


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Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has revealed he has “always regretted” not punching the Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose when he had the opportunity in the eighties.

In a new interview with Le Journal de Montréal, the rock veteran recalled an incident on May 16th, 1988 when the Gunners, then on the rise to their meteoric success with their debut album Appetite For Destruction, opened for the more established Iron Maiden in Quebec City in Canada.

Axl RoseDickinson regrets not punching Axl Rose [above] in the face

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Supermarket Tesco Will Sell Vinyl Edition Of Iron Maiden's New Album 'The Book Of Souls'


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Tesco are moving with the times and joining the vinyl revival. The British supermarket chain has announced that 55 of their largest Tesco Extra stores will be selling a vinyl edition of British metal band Iron Maiden’s new album The Book of Souls.

Iron Maiden'The Book Of Souls’ will be available to buy in 55 Tesco stores.

The triple LP will go on sale at 55 of the chain’s largest Tesco Extra stores when it is released on Friday (September 4th). The record is the legendary metal band’s sixteenth studio album and follows 2010’s The Final Frontier.

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Iron Maiden and Bruce Dickinson - Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 5th July 2015

Iron Maiden and Bruce Dickinson
Iron Maiden and Bruce Dickinson

Iron Maiden Present Their First Double Album: 'The Book Of Souls'


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Heavy metal giants Iron Maiden are set to return with their first ever double album later this year, enticingly titled 'The Book Of Souls'. It's being released in time to celebrate the recovery of frontman Bruce Dickinson, who recently won his battle with tongue cancer.

Iron Maiden promoIron Maiden return with their first ever double album

Five years isn't the longest we've ever had to wait for an Iron Maiden album, but it's long enough. Fans can't complain though as they are due to be presented with a whopping 92 minutes worth of music from the metal legends as they unveil 'The Book Of Souls' this Autumn. The album was recorded in Guillame Tell Studios in Paris - where they did 2000's 'Brave New World - with their usual trusty producer Kevin 'Caveman' Shirley, and while it's been ready to go for a while, they held the project back a few months to allow Bruce to recover enough to join in the celebrations.

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Barry Purkis(Thunderstick), Tony Moore, Terry Rance, Bob Sawyer, Dennis Wilcock, Terry Wapram and Doug Sampson - Eight former members of the rock band Iron Maiden launch a compilation album 'Origins of Iron', with part of the proceeds from the album's sales going to 'MS Action', a charity that helped former drummer Clive Burr. at Oakfield Hotel - Chelmsford Essex, United Kingdom - Saturday 6th June 2015

Iron Maiden, Barry Purkis(thunderstick), Tony Moore, Terry Rance, Bob Sawyer, Dennis Wilcock, Terry Wapram and Doug Sampson
Iron Maiden, Barry Purkis(thunderstick), Tony Moore, Terry Rance, Bob Sawyer, Dennis Wilcock, Terry Wapram and Doug Sampson

Steve Harris Dave Murray Adrian Smith Bruce Dickinson Nicko McBrain Janick Gers - Iron Maiden Perform At Download Festival 2013 - Donnington Park, United Kingdom - Saturday 15th June 2013

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Steve Harris, Bruce Dickinson and Iron Maiden
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Steve Harris, Bruce Dickinson and Iron Maiden
Steve Harris, Bruce Dickinson and Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain Monday 27th August 2012 leaving his Midtown hotel

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Iron Maiden Sunday 1st April 2012 Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden performs during his Goodbye Party prior to Iron Maiden's American Tour at his restaurant Rock and Roll Ribs

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