This is how they are born:
Did you know that... Eddie loves ABBA? No joke. Gems you learn about in online Maiden groups. And then you think you know someone... See for yourself (4:38): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L6T6Yj5u4k "The Last Video." ABBA. YouTube. Uploaded by ABBA. (20.03.2014) [25.06.2022]
Did you know that... This question was answered some years ago by the German metal band Edguy? Wisdom to be gained in the Maiden online community. Edguy's answer why England was great? Because of Steve Harris. And Bruce Dickinson. And all other members of Iron Maiden. Who would argue with that? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps4ttl9KolE "England." Edguy. YouTube. … Continue reading Why is England Great?
Did you know that.... Pirate metal band Alestorm has written an homage to Maiden? And it is extremely charming, going by the title "Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum." (Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum, 2022) The lyrics describe someone who must take a choice, namely whether he will be good or evil, (as in … Continue reading Piratical Parody
I am looking for concert goers and Maiden authors! For various reasons I do not hold a ticket for the current tour (yet?). So I am looking for reports and opinion pieces I can publish in here. I am looking for stuff like: How well did this weird mix of Japanese themed and Christian church … Continue reading Wanted: Tour Reports
This is somewhat off-topic, my apologies. Rumour has it that Bruce Dickinson will participate in a veteran fencing championship in Germany in late May. I have indeed located such an event, the European Veteran Team Fencing Championship in Hamburg, 25. - 29. 05. 2022 and, to my big surprise, my further inquiries revealed that the … Continue reading Off-Topic: Veteran Fencing Championship
Did you know that... The BBC shunned a Shakespeare quote? True story. This bit is one of my favourites in the history of Iron Maiden. I am talking about no other song than "Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter" (No Prayer for the Dying, 1990) which started out as a solo song by Bruce Dickinson … Continue reading The Shakespeare Quote Shunned by the BBC
FYI, this blog has now an alphabetical index of the songs mentioned in here. Check it out! I have also branded the hashtag #aircraftalbatrossandabeast.
I've written an article on how Maiden function as ambassadors of the English culture for London Beyond Time and Place. PS: This is an exchange project, which means that we will get something cool in return. Stay tuned. Update: Click here for a Maiden themed self-guided city walk through London.
Update: Now they want 5 bucks a month for additional content which is a bit of a disappointment. First, my apologies, because this is not a proper blog post, but more like a fyi. Just in case that some among you have not seen it yet: Yes, you have not misread the title. Bruce Dickinson … Continue reading The New Podcast by Bruce Dickinson and Dr Dutton