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Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson To Pilot ‘Led Zeppelin’

Well, not THAT Led Zeppelin, of course -- but the world’s newly unveiled longest aircraft certainly bears more than a passing resemblance to the hydrogen-filled airships of old, and counts Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson among its primary champions and private investors — as well as test pilot.

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15 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Welcomes Back Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith

The heavy metal community was virtually celebrating in the streets on Feb. 10, 1999 when it learned that British legends Iron Maiden would be welcoming fan-favored vocalist Bruce Dickinson back into the fold after a six-year absence (and guitarist Adrian Smith after a decade).

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Iron Maiden Report About Music Piracy Is Apparently Untrue (UPDATE)

Updated 12/27/13: Original source CITEworld has retracted their story — “Due to writer error, an original version of this article stated that Iron Maiden used MusicMetric’s analysis to plan its South American tours. MusicMetric did not work directly with Iron Maiden. The analysis described in this article was carried out without the band’s participation or knowledge, and we have no confirmation that the band ever saw or used it. CITEworld deeply regrets this error, and we apologize to our readers.”

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Metallica and Iron Maiden Team Up to Headline Sonisphere

Two of heavy metal’s greatest champions, Metallica and Iron Maiden, have been officially confirmed as headliners for Sonisphere 2014 -- the European continent-touring mega-festival first launched to great success in 2009, but which latter suffered a last-minute cancellation of its UK leg in 2012, and took a year off in ’13.

Now, it appears Sonisphere is ready to return at full strength in 2014, and the UK dates set for July 4 through 6 at Kn

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Metallica, Iron Maiden + Black Sabbath Get Folk Makeover by The Avett Brothers on ‘Jimmy Fallon’

Are you an indie-loving hipster scared of listening to something manly? Are you curious about making the jump from flower-sniffing, ironic mustache wearing, jingle-jangle ditties to music with actual testosterone? Jimmy Fallon and the Avett Brothers have you covered.

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20 Years Ago: Bruce Dickinson Leaves Iron Maiden

On August 28, 1993, Bruce Dickinson gave his last performance with Iron Maiden until he rejoined the band in 1999. The 1993 show was filmed by the BBC at Pinewood Studios in London and broadcast on MTV and pay-per-view in the U.K. Later, it was released as 'Raising Hell' on home video.

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Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Helping Disabled People Learn To Fly

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson's love for flying is well-known, as he's piloted the band's Flight 666 plane on tours around the world. He's also the CEO of the airline supply and maintenance company Cardiff Aviation Limited. In addition, Dickinson is involved in the charity Flying Scholarships for Disabled People (FSDP).

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Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Secures $8 Million Investment for Aircraft Maintenance Company

Along with acting as the vocalist for one of heavy metal's greatest bands, Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson is an accomplished pilot. The man could probably kick some ass in a fighter jet ala 'Aces High,' but Dickinson instead chose to pilot commercial aircrafts, including Maiden's own Flight 666 jet. Dickinson recently started his own aircraft maintenance business, Cardiff Aviation Limited, and the singer has just secured a near $8 million investment to help his company soar to new heights.

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Same Great Taste, Less Killing: Iron Maiden Alters Trooper Beer Label

A legal technicality has been keeping Iron Maiden's Trooper beer off the Swedish market, but thanks to some quick thinking by the graphic design department, Maiden-loving Swedes can now swill with impunity.

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After Using Iron Maiden to Torment Neighbors, Senior Citizens Charged with Harassment

That elderly couple next door might look sweet, but don't make 'em angry, or you may end up spending the night with Iron Maiden.

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Iron Maiden Hint at New Studio Album Plans

Does Iron Maiden have plans to release a new studio record next year? It seems that many signs are pointing towards "yes."

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Universal Sells Former Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden + Megadeth Label Sanctuary to BMG

The ever-evolving music industry endured another shift recently when Vivendi SA's Universal Music Group agreed to sell Sanctuary Records, the onetime label of metal giants Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Megadeth, to BMG Rights Management. The Los Angeles Times reports that the deal was part of divestitures required by European Commission regulators.

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