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Iron Maiden Rock NASA

June 16th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
Iron Maiden
Heavy rockers Iron Maiden have been treated to an out-of-this-world experience with a special visit to the famous NASA Space Center in Texas.

The musicians, who kicked off their Final Frontier Tour with a show in Dallas, Texas on June 9th, used their time in the state to accept an official invitation to tour the facility in Houston. The band was given a guided tour by astronaut Michael J. Massimino and were able to get up close to one of the space shuttles and take turns on the institute's flight simulator.

Singer Bruce Dickinson admits he was thrilled by the visit and thanked NASA boss...
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KISS Return To North America With 'The Hottest Show On Earth Tour'

May 25th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
KISS
Throughout their 37-year career, KISS has sold 80 million albums, played in front of millions of people and become an integral part of American culture. (Tour Dates Below) Now, rock's most iconic band is unleashing another assault on North America with The Hottest Show on Earth tour starting on July 23. KISS will perform such classics as "Detroit Rock City" and "Rock and Roll All Nite" as well as hits that they haven't played in the US in many years.

The Hottest Show on Earth tour, produced by Live Nation, will trek through a mix of arenas and amphitheaters throughout North America. Tic...
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Kiss Pay Tribute To Ronnie James Dio At Swiss Show

May 19th, 2010 11:00am EDT
Kiss
Rockers Kiss took a moment to "remember" late heavy metal legend Ronnie James Dio during a concert in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday, leading fans in a 30-second chant of the singer's name.

Frontman Paul Stanley halted the show to pay his respects, and told fans, "Let's remember to remember him. Let's make sure he can hear us up there." Stanley then led the chant, "Ronnie, Ronnie..." before adding, "We love ya, we'll miss ya."

Prior to the show, Kiss had issued a statement about Dio's passing on Sunday. The band mates declared, "We mourn the tragic passing of the great Ronnie James Dio. ...
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Metallica's 'Master Of Puppets' Named Top Metal Album

April 29th, 2010 9:49pm EDT
Metallica Master of Puppets
Metallica's "Master Of Puppets" has topped a new list of heavy metal albums. The group's 1986 release beat Iron Maiden's "Number of the Beast" and "Appetite For Destruction" by Guns N' Roses on the joint MusicRadar.com and Metal Hammer magazine poll.

Ironically, the results have been released on International Noise Awareness Day.

More than 6,000 heavy rock fans took part in the vote, with 20 per cent of them picking "Master of Puppets" as the top album.

Also making the top 10 were Metallica's "Ride The Lightning," AC/DC's "Back in Black," "Rust in Peace" by Megadeth and Black Sabbath's "...
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The Beatles' Entire Original Recorded Catalog Remastered; Out Sept.9

April 10th, 2009 5:00pm EDT
Beatles
Apple Corps Ltd. and EMI Music are delighted to announce the release of the original Beatles catalog, which has been digitally re-mastered for the first time, for worldwide CD release on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 (9-9-09), the same date as the release of the widely anticipated "The Beatles: Rock Band" video game. Each of the CDs is packaged with replicated original UK album art, including expanded booklets containing original and newly written liner notes and rare photos. For a limited period, each CD will also be embedded with a brief documentary film about the album. On the same date,...
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Shadows Fall Form Their Own Label In Conjunction With Warner Music Group

March 29th, 2009 5:30pm EDT
Shadows Fall
Shadows Fall have announced the formation of their own label in conjunction with Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group and Ferret Music. The band will release their 6th studio album this Fall.

Lead singer Brian Fair has this to say about his bands new venture:

"All of us in Shadows Fall could not be more excited about our new working relationship with ILG and Ferret Records. We have always been a band that tried to maintain as much control over our career as possible and this new deal gives us just that. The music industry is changing drastically and to stay one step ahea...
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Iron Maiden Cancel Plans To Quit

March 16th, 2009 8:50pm EDT
Iron Maiden
Heavy metal legends Iron Maiden have abandoned plans to quit after their next album, insisting they'll keep rocking well into old age. Just last year, bassist Steve Harris suggested the group was close to disbanding, and that band members would walk away after the next release.

He said, "We've always said we're only going to do 15 albums; we're coming up to it. There's going to be an ending point."

But guitarist Adrian Smith reveals the group has experienced a shift in opinion as it celebrates its 35th anniversary - and band members have decided to keep on recording and performing...
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Kings Of Leon & Duffy Reign At The Brit Awards

February 19th, 2009 8:14am EST
Kings Of Leon
U.S. rockers Kings Of Leon and Welsh singer Duffy were the big winners at the Brit Awards in London on Wednesday night.

Click here for pictures of the beautiful women at the Brit Awards

Duffy claimed the first award of the evening, taking home the British Female Solo Artist prize, and went on to pick up the British Breakthrough Act prize, before taking home the coveted Best British Album honor for Rockferry.

Kings of Leon scooped two awards, picking up the Best International Group and International Album for Only By The Night, while Elbow were named best British Group ahead o...
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Eddie's Crash Pad In... Today's Links

January 26th, 2009 7:00pm EST
Shauna Sand
Check out some of the best links and viral videos found around the web today. And be sure to visit our On the Web section where we're constantly pouring in the best stuff from around the tubes.

Jessica Simpson obviously went out to dinner with the Dallas Cowboys linemen. Or she wants to be one. - Superficial

Your favorite band sucks. (Yes, you'll probably hate this article) - Bullz-eye

Raccoon Rape, It’s more likely than you think - The Sun

Ain't It Cool News' Harry Knowles (played by Ethan Supplee) Scene from "Fanboys":

Stream the entire new album from Th...
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Miley Cyrus Insists She's An Iron Maiden Fan, Not A Poser

January 23rd, 2009 8:46am EST
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus has blasted critics who branded her a "poser" for wearing heavy metal T-shirts, insisting she is a true Iron Maiden fan. The Hannah Montana star has been spotted donning an assortment of rock shirts in recent months, including an Iron Maiden tee on Saturday.

But the star is adamant she is actually a follower of the British metal band - and isn't just wearing the garment to look cool.

In a video posted on clip-sharing website YouTube.com, Cyrus says, "I'm sure you all have seen me rocking an Iron Maiden shirt lately and I know there's been some people saying, 'Oh,...
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Iron Maiden: The Movie

January 20th, 2009 12:47pm EST
Iron Maiden
Rockers Iron Maiden are planning to bring their recent world tour to the big screen with a major movie documentary.

Iron Maiden: Flight 666 - The Movie will feature footage from the group's 2008 Somewhere Back In Time Tour which saw them play 23 shows across the world in 45 days.

The picture will show frontman Bruce Dickinson fly the band between dates on their customized Boeing 747 jet, christened Ed Force One after the band's graphic mascot, Eddie.

The film will be released in cinemas worldwide on April 21st.

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The Learning Curve: A Fresh Crop Of New Bands To Try

January 13th, 2009 10:20am EST
Driver Side Impact
(The Learning Curve) Red and the Confession bring the heavy, Driver Side Impact and Fair to Midland bring post-hardcore goodness that we all know and love and Black Light Burns features a familiar face playing unfamiliar music.

This week we get introduced to another fresh crop of bands for your aural pleasure, and there are good ones tossed in the mix.

Again, there is something for everyone in this weeks' lesson. We have some emo stuff, metal stuff, and as always some good rock and roll.

Enjoy.

1.) Driver Side Impact - Emo/Post-Hardcore

Hail from: Cleveland, OH

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Priestess Enter The Studio For Early 2009 Release

October 8th, 2008 5:30pm EDT
Priestess
Montreal foursome Priestess is recording tracks this fall in Los Angeles with producer Dave Schiffman (Anti-Flag, Avenged Sevenfold, System of a Down) for the band's follow-up to its acclaimed 2006 debut, Hello Master. After leaving the studio, Priestess will tour Canada and the Northeastern U.S. this winter, performing new material from the upcoming album set for an early 2009.

"I'm happy to say that it's going extremely well," says the Priestess frontman, Mikey Heppner, who couldn't hide his excitement to finally be back in the studio "Coming from a dude who has only made one record...
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Radiohead Unite With Fellow Brits In Fight Against Digital Revolution

October 5th, 2008 11:30am EDT
Radiohead
Rockers Radiohead and The Verve are among a group of British musicians who have formed a new organization in a bid to fight for artists' rights in the digital distribution of their music.

The Featured Artists' Coalition launches on Sunday at the In the City conference in Manchester, England.

Founding members include "Angels" singer Robbie Williams, former Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, DJ Paul Oakenfold, Craig David, Iron Maiden, Kaiser Chiefs and the Klaxons.

The organization aims to help artists strike better deals with record companies and digital distributors, and wi...
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Metallica Desperate For New Bands

September 17th, 2008 10:44am EDT
Metallica
Rockers Metallica are desperate for an upcoming band to "steal their thunder" and knock them off the top of the charts.

The band topped the U.K album charts this week with their new LP Death Magnetic. However drummer Lars Ulrich is surprised the band is still popular and hopes a new breed of rockers will replace them in the charts.

He says, "I hope somebody will come and steal the thunder from us. It hasn't happened yet. Its amazing people are still so occupied with us."

"There are some incredible young bands out there... but unlike older guys Iron Maiden, (Black) Sabbath ...
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Bruce Dickinson Flies Troops Home

September 2nd, 2008 2:40pm EDT
Bruce Dickinson
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson laid on a special treat for British troops serving in Afghanistan - he flew a group of Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots back to Britain for their annual leave.

The rocker - who is a qualified pilot - was behind the controls of a Boeing 747 jet chartered to transport the servicemen back to their native U.K. on Sunday.

And Dickinson, who has previously performed for troops in Afghanistan, was happy to help out once again.

An RAF spokesman says, "A lot of them (the troops) recognized him because they are Maiden fans, but he was there in his profe...
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Sports Savvy Iron Maiden News

July 23rd, 2008 6:00pm EDT
Iron Maiden
Heavy metal stars Iron Maiden have launched a soccer challenge to Norway's top rockers in a bid to bounce back from an 8-1 drubbing there three years ago. The British group and their crew will take to the field in Oslo prior to their concert in the city on July 24.

They'll take on members of local rock acts TNT, Dimmu Borgir and Grand Cafe, according to Blabbermouth.net.

And rocking golf fan Nicko McBrain, Maiden's drummer, will get a front row seat at the upcoming Ryder Cup-- Europe's captain, Nick Faldo, has asked him to keep morale high for players and play a part in the prepar...
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Ozzy Osbourne To Be Honored At Rock Awards

July 23rd, 2008 1:14pm EDT
Ozzy Osbourne
Legendary rocker Ozzy Osbourne will be presented with the Living Legend award at this year's Classic Rock Roll of Honor awards.

The former Black Sabbath frontman was confirmed as the winner of the award when the nominations were unveiled in London on Wednesday by Alice Cooper - who won the award himself last year.

Other previous recipients include Led Zeppelin star Jimmy Page and Lemmy from Motorhead. Page will also be in the running for an award at this year's ceremony; Led Zeppelin are up for three awards, including Band of the Year, DVD of the Year and Event of the Year for t...
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Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson Reprimands Drug-Smoking Fan

May 25th, 2008 4:30pm EDT
Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson proved his zero tolerance to drugs - by scolding a fan for smoking marijuana during one of the band's gigs.

The band was halfway through the second concert of their current world tour in San Antonio, Texas, on Wednesday when Dickinson spotted someone smoking pot in the audience.

And, according to Blabbermouth.net, the singer was quick to reprimand the man in front of the entire crowd, telling him, "Would you please put that f---ing shit out? "My lungs are trying to work up here, dude."

-Iron Maiden Pictures

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Can Guitar Hero Top Itself?

April 10th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Guitar Hero
When the first Guitar Hero was released for the Playstation 2 in November 2005, it was met with both critical acclaim and a lot of buzz: a video game that substituted a simulated guitar for the standard controller? Why, it was unheard of! The game sold a modest 1.5 million copies and was popular enough to launch an entire franchise that has only gotten better with time.

Take, for example, the setlists. The original game, with a mere 47 songs, was composed of almost entirely cover versions. Guitar Hero II, on the other hand, contained 64 songs, four of which were actually recorded by th...
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Iron Maiden Frontman Bruce Dickinson Writes Horror Movie

March 13th, 2008 5:00pm EDT
Bruce Dickinson
Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson has co-written a horror movie which will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in France. The "Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter" singer teamed up with director Julian Doyle to pen the script for Chemical Wedding, which stars Simon Callow as reincarnated occultist Aleister Crowley.

Chemical Wedding will debut at Cannes on May 17 and pilot Dickinson is planning to fly guests down to the French event in Iron Maiden's Boeing 757.

- Pictures

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Bullet For My Valentine's 'Scream Aim Fire' Debuts at #4

February 10th, 2008 7:00pm EST
Bullet For My Valentine
Jive/20-20 metal band Bullet For My Valentine's album Scream Aim Fire debuts this week at # 4 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums Chart and #2 on the Top Alternative & Hard Music charts.

Their highly anticipated sophomore album was released in the U.S. on January 29th. The 11-track assault was produced by Colin Richardson (Machine Head, Funeral For A Friend) and features the explosive first single with the same name, "Scream Aim Fire" which continues its ascent on the Active and Modern Rock Charts.

Across the globe Scream Aim Fire has debuted within the Top 5 on several album charts,...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 23

December 23rd, 2007 3:00am EST
Eddie Vedder
Happy Birthday to "Planet of the Apes" actress/model Estella Warren (1978), Canadian singer Esthero (1978), 80s teen heartthrob Corey Haim (1971), Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder (1964), southern singer Victoria Williams (1958), Iron Maiden guitarist Dave Murray (1956), King Crimson guitarist/music producer Adrian Belew (1949), soap-opera actress Susan Lucci (1947), U.S. General Wesley Clark (1944), Simpsons voice actor Harry Shearer (1943), musician/songwriter Tim Hardin (1941; d. 1980), and Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna guitarist Jorma Kaukonen (1940).
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Up The Irons! Maiden's 'Live After Death' Finally Coming To DVD

November 8th, 2007 9:05pm EST
Iron Maiden
Finally available on DVD for the first time, New Door Records/UMe are proud to announce the eagerly awaited release of the Double Disc DVD of Live After Death, the legendary recording of Maiden's four night stand at Long Beach Arena, California, in 1984.

In stores February 5, 2008, the release will coincide with the start of the band's "Somewhere Back In Time World Tour" on which they will recreate many of the aspects of this original and spectacular show.

Disc one contains the recording of this full 90 minute concert. Originally filmed on 35mm, the footage comes alive on DVD ...
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'Rock Band' Set List Finalized

October 29th, 2007 12:31pm EDT
Rock Band
Cambridge, Massachusetts – October 29, 2007 – Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, and MTV Games, a division of Viacom’s MTV Networks, along with distribution partner Electronic Arts, announced today the final song list for its highly anticipated music videogame Rock Band. Featuring the most master recordings of any music game ever by the world’s biggest rock artists, Rock Band includes 58 tracks and spans every genre of rock ranging from alternative and classic rock to heavy metal and punk. With multiple instruments and an impressive selection of online and offline game mo...
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Iron Maiden Announce Ambitious Tour Plans For 2008; Play First Australia Dates In 15 Years

September 10th, 2007 2:03pm EDT
Iron Maiden
The 'Somewhere Back In Time' World Tour 2008 will be in three sections, starting in February and March 2008 with the first leg encompassing major concerts in 20 selected cities on five continents in seven weeks including India, Japan, North America, Central and South America, and, of course, Australia, opening in Perth on Feb 4 and continuing through Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

The tour then continues with more concerts in North America in late May and June before finishing with a third leg in July and August encompassing major stadiums and festivals all over Europe. During the tou...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 7

August 7th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Charlize Theron
Happy Birthday to Hatebreed singer Jamey Jasta (1978), "Aeon Flux" star Charlize Theron (1975), "Lost" actor Harold Perrineau (1963), "X-Files" star David Duchovny (1960), Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson (1958), actor David Rasche (1944), singer B.J. Thomas (1942), perfect New York Yankee Don Larsen (1929), actress Ann Harding (1901; d. 1981), and French composer Guillaume Dufay (1400; d. 1474).
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 5

June 5th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Pete Wentz
Happy Birthday to Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (1979), "Four Brothers" star Mark Wahlberg (1971), "Office Space" star Ron Livingston (1968), smooth jazz legend Kenny G (1956), Psychedelic Furs singer Richard Butler (1956), Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain (1954), Sly and The Family Stone guitarist Freddie Stewart (1946), and British actor Tony Richardson (1928; d. 1991).
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Fascinating Facts

May 30th, 2007 5:00pm EDT
Iron Maiden
It will take Iron Maiden's 200-strong road crew three days to construct the group's 30-ton stage for Monday's Lokomotiv stadium in Sofia, Bulgaria show. More than 30,000 fans are expected to attend the gig.

Wesley Snipes has been cast to play James Brown in director Spike Lee's new biopic about the late soul man.

Funnyman and author Stephen Fry has been commissioned to adapt a new version of pantomime Cinderella for London's Old Vic traditional holiday pantomime.

Rocker Marilyn Manson's love for potent beverage absinthe has landed him his own brew - a German distillery is dev...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 17

May 17th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Bob Saget
Happy Birthday to Irish singer Andrea Corr (1974), Queens of the Stone Age/Eagles of Death Metal founder Josh Homme (1973), NKOTB singer Jordan Knight (1970), Nine Inch Nails singer Trent Reznor (1965), Irish new-age singer Enya (1961), former Iron Maiden lead singer Paul Di'Anno (1959), actor/comedian Bob Saget (1956), boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard (1956), "Big Love" star Bill Paxton (1955), Yes drummer Bill Bruford (1949), blues singer Taj Mahal (1942), "True Romance" actor Dennis Hopper (1936), "Tarzan" actress Maureen O'Sullivan (1911; d. 1998), and French composer Erik Satie (1866; d...
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