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IRON MAIDEN – Fan-Filmed Video From Seerock Festival 2013 Online

On June 21st, IRON MAIDEN performed at the Seerock Festival in Graz, Austria, Fan-filmed video from the band’s set can be viewed below: Continue reading IRON MAIDEN – Fan-Filmed Video From Seerock Festival 2013 Online

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IRON MAIDEN’s STEVE HARRIS Pays Tribute To CLIVE BURR In Gothenburg; Photos, Review

Images and words by Mats Andersson

It was a sombre moment for the first time on IRON MAIDEN bassist STEVE HARRIS’ tour in support of his new solo/side project BRITISH LION. The metal world had learned just a few hours before the concert that original Maiden drummer Clive Burr had passed away at 56, after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Playing to over 500 people at the Brewhouse in Gothenburg, Sweden, Harris and his band played a memorable 90 minute set including the new song ‘A World Without Heaven’ dedicated to Burr who changed the metal world with his pounding rhythms on Iron Maiden, Killers and The Number Of The Beast. In typical Maiden fashion, Harris continued to perform the same set as with previous European gigs, showcasing all of the new British Lion opus, with the classic UFO cover ‘Let It Roll’ to close off festivities. Despite the air of sadness, Harris was in a great mood being out of his revered Maiden machine, quite comfortable in these tight-knit settings, although his long-distance prancing around the stage reduced to just a few feet in club-mode.

Although Harris kept the set-list clean of any Maiden material, the crowd was appeased with the likes of ‘Do You Want It ‘, ‘Karma Killer’ and closer ‘ Eyes Of The Young’. And not shy to wear his influences on his sleeve, the nod to the UFO classic ‘Let It Roll’ was a welcome break from the barrage of the new material, which sounded better live than on record. And singer Richard Taylor was clearly in a moment with his soaring vocals satisfying the Swedes on a chilly March evening in Scandinavia.

Check out more photos in a gallery at this location.

Steve Harris British Lion performed the following set-list:
‘This is My God’
‘Lost Worlds’
‘Karma Killer’
‘Father Lucifer’
‘The Burning’
‘The Chosen Ones’
‘These Are the Hands’
‘Guineas and Crowns’
‘Last Chance’
‘Us Against the World’
‘World Without Heaven’ (dedicated to Clive Burr)
‘Do You Want It’
‘Judas’

Encore:
‘Let It Roll’ (UFO cover)
‘Eyes Of The Young’

Steve Harris British Lion tour dates:

March
14 Norway Oslo, Norway – Rockerfeller
16 Sweden Stockholm, Sweden – Klubben
18 Finland Helsinki, Finland – Cirkus
22 Holland Amsterdam, Holland – Melkweg
23 Belgium Vosselaar, Belgium – Biebob
24 France Paris, France – La Trabendo
26 – London, England – O2 Academy Islington
27 – Birmingham, England – O2 Academy 2,
29 – Glasgow, Scotland – Garage
30 – Manchester, England – Club Academy

SLAYER, MEGADETH, JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Among Numerous Bands Remembering IRON MAIDEN’s Clive Burr

There was an outpouring of emotion today from fans and bands when the IRON MAIDEN camp sadly announced that Clive Burr – the drummer on the band’s life-changing first three albums (Iron Maiden, Killers and The Number Of The Beast) – had passed away after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Clive died peacefully in his sleep last night (March 12th) at home at the age of 56.

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IRON MAIDEN Singer At Queen Mary University In London; Video Interview Posted Online

Bruce Dickinson, lead singer of legendary rock group IRON MAIDEN, took to the stage of the Great Hall at Queen Mary university in London, England on November 20, 2012. Dr Dickinson, who is a Queen Mary History alumnus, rock star, airline pilot and aviation business owner, was keynote speaker at an event featuring entrepreneurs who studied or worked at the university.

Dickinson’s keynote speech focused on what it means to be an entrepreneur, from his first forays into business at 12 years old with a “rent a pencil” scheme at school. He advised guests at the Innovation Forum that to be a success they will have to show great determination and energy, sacrifice sleep and always remember why they started their own business in the first place.

While “most things have already been discovered,” Dickinson told budding entrepreneurs to look at things from a fresh perspective. “What an entrepreneur sees is opportunities and the world in a different way,” he said. “Most things in the world have been discovered, but an entrepreneur will see an opportunity and how to look at things from a different direction.

“Business is really about building and facilitating relationships,” he continued. “Remember that without the customer, your invention or idea is nonsense. You also need to know your limitations and what you can and can’t do, take time to pick the right partners and to trust them.”

Dickinson, whose father was a used car salesman and an engineer, advised guests to “look at the bigger picture” and get back up again after taking knocks. He also touched on the issue of illegal downloads, commenting that the music industry is “crying into its beer.” With music inevitably becoming a free commodity, he noted that there continues to be a demand for merchandise.

A video interview with Dickinson, conducted during his visit to the Queen Mary university, can be seen below.

Dickinson received an honorary doctorate in music from Queen Mary in July 2011 (see photo below). He was presented by Professor David Baker of the Centre For Neuroscience And Trauma in honor of Dr. Dickinson‘s contribution to the music industry.

Dickinson, 54, actually received a degree in history from the same college in 1979. His parents wanted him in the army, but he told them that he wanted to get a degree first. “That was what they wanted to hear so that was my cover story,” he later said. “When I got down there, I started immediately finding and playing in bands.”

Multi-talented Dr. Dickinson is not only a musician and songwriter, author, film script writer and TV broadcaster, also a champion fencer, entrepreneur and commercial airline pilot. In 2006, Dr. Dickinson flew 200 U.K. citizens home from Lebanon during the Israel-Hezbollah conflict in his converted Boeing 757.

Queen Mary is one of the U.K.’s leading research-focused universities, offering a broad range of degrees in humanities and social sciences; medicine and dentistry and science and engineering, with over 14,000 undergraduates, 2,000 postgraduate students and 3,000 staff.

THE IRON MAIDENS Interviewed At NAMM (Video)

PVTV conducted an interview with THE IRON MAIDENS, the world’s only female tribute to the legendary band IRON MAIDEN, at this year’s NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, a massive music-products convention that took place January 24-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below. Also available is footage of THE IRON MAIDENS‘ performance at the event.

Formed in 2001, these five women comprise excellent musicianship with an elaborate stage show with effects and appearances from IRON MAIDEN mascot, “Eddie”, and other theatrical characters that have gained the band national and international recognition. This female musical force has the energy and chemistry reminiscent of IRON MAIDEN itself.

THE IRON MAIDENS is:

* Kirsten Rosenberg (a.k.a. Bruce Chickinson) – Lead Vocals
* Linda McDonald (a.k.a. Nikki McBurrain) – Drums
* Wanda Ortiz (a.k.a. Steph Harris) – Bass
* Courtney Cox (a.k.a. Adriana Smith) – Guitar
* Nita Strauss (a.k.a. Mega Murray) – Guitar

For more information, visit www.theironmaidens.com.

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