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Simulate Flight 666From the Bruce Air website:
After the success of the first Bruce Air Flight 666 Experience, we are pleased to offer another chance to fly Bruce-Air, in a state-of-the-art full motion 737 flight simulator with personal instruction from Bruce!
(…) This full motion flight simulator has been purchased by Bruce and ex-Astraeus colleage Mario Fulgioni as part of their aviation business, training and checking pilots and crews from many airlines. In fact, Bruce did his own pilot training in a 737 sim just like this one.
For those of you with good memories you might also recall that a 737 was the very first plane to bear the Bruce Air moniker when Flight 666 took its maiden voyage to Paris back in November 2003!
The simulator is located at Heathrow Airport, London.
Follow the link above to read more.
Maiden Announce North American Tour This YearFrom a press release on the official site:
Following the massively successful Final Frontier World Tour 2010-11, IRON MAIDEN are back on the road this summer with a series of Arena, Amphitheatre and Festival shows in the U.S.A. and Canada, opening in Charlotte, NC, U.S.A. on June 21, and finishing in Houston, TX, on Aug 18 (dates listed below), to be followed by further dates around the World in 2013. The MAIDEN ENGLAND WORLD TOUR will closely mirror, in terms of production and content, the original 1988 concert video of the same name, shot on the â€œSeventh Son Of A Seventh Son Tourâ€. This opening section of the World Tour is the bandâ€™s most extensive visit to North America for many years and includes a number of cities the band have not played in a very long time, such as Charlotte, Atlanta, Buffalo, Indianapolis and Salt Lake City.
In most venues, tickets will go on sale on March 2 and 3 but watch this site or check local venue information for fuller details. Fan Club members should check out ironmaiden.com for exclusive first day ticket presales and contest to be â€˜First To The Barrierâ€™.
Click here to read the rest and see the tour dates.
We All Live in a Nuclear Submarine (Well, Bruce Anyway)From the Helensburgh Advertiser:
ROUTINE sea training was rocked by a heavy metal legend this week.
Submariners on board nuclear submarine HMS Victorious thought it was a wind-up when they heard that Bruce Dickinson, best known for being the lead singer of Iron Maiden, was on board with them.
The 53-year-old singer of the band, which exploded on the scene in the early eighties with their fiery brand of music, spent three nights on the submarine.
The captain of the boat is believed to have given Bruce, who is also a qualified pilot, a special invitation, to come on board and have a taster of what life is like living and working on a nuclear submarine.
One of the submariners said being in the presence of an international rock star made the routine sea exercise more interesting.
He told the Advertiser: “It was a bit surreal - it’s not every day you bump into an international rock star on a nuclear submarine.
Read the complete article here.
Iron Maiden Announce New Live Album and VideoThe official site reports that a new live album, DVD and Blu-Ray, entitled [i]En Vivo[/i], will be released on March 26 (27 in USA and Canada).
“EN VIVO!” was filmed on 10th April 2011 in front of over 50,000 ecstatic fans at the Estadio Nacional, Santiago during the Round The World In 66 Days leg of The Final Frontier World Tour, and captures a magnificent performance by the band, ardently embraced by the legendary Latino passion and energy of their Chilean fans. With spectacular stage backdrops, dynamic musicianship and a literally jaw-dropping appearance by Eddie, this live show encapsulates to perfection the heart and soul of Iron Maiden 2011.
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First Song from Adrian Smith's Primal Rock RebellionThe first song from Adrian Smith’s side project Primal Rock Rebellion has been released and can be listened to online. The official site reports:
Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith and former SikTh front-man Mikee Goodman have joined forces for a brand new studio project called Primal Rock Rebellion.
The forthcoming album fuses together two very different approaches to music - Mikee’s unique vocal tones and dark, yet colourful lyrics, and Adrian’s instantly recognisable guitar melodies and song writing prowess. Adrian also plays bass throughout the album! All songs were co-written by Adrian and Mikee as individual pieces of work and recorded in creative windows of opportunity.
The track can be found on the band’s website.
The build-up to the announcement was covered on our forums - Mysterious News Announcement on the Official site…
Videos from Canterbury RocksAs previously reported, Bruce Dickinson performed with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull and Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues as Canterbury Rocks on December 10 at Canterbury Cathedral Nave in Kent, England in support of The Canterbury Gift, which raises funds for renovating the cathedral. Videos of the performance can be seen after the jump.
- A Statement from Bruce
- Videos from Premier's "An Evening With Nicko"
- The Bruce Air Flight 666 Experience
- Bruce to Open Oxjam Chiswick Music Festival
- Premier Presents "An Evening with Nicko"
- Bruce to Take Part in Canterbury Rocks for Christmas
- Two New Maiden Books in the Works
- Bruce Talks About Flying
- "Expect At Least One More Album"