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Bruce Dickinson, Ian Paice (DEEP PURPLE), Brian May (QUEEN), Alice Cooper, John Paul Jones (LED ZEPPELIN) and Uli Jon Roth (SCORPIONS) are among the musicians who took part in the 2012 edition of The Sunflower Jam, which took place on Sunday, September 16 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England.

Jacky Paice, wife of Ian Paice, set up The Sunflower Jam charity in 2006 to help people treat cancer within the UCLH (University College London Hospitals). Now the charity raises acceptance of an integrated approach in medical treatment. By educating, supporting, informing and developing services around patient-centric care, and by bringing together doctors, health professionals, scientists and patients, alongside an array of musicians who not only perform but support the cause, the organizers aim to create a wider network of support and raise awareness through their event.

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The charity works by supporting initiatives set up to bridge the gap between integrated, functional and conventional medicine with a natural approach to wellness for children, young people, adults and their families with a range of acute and chronic emotional, mental and physical conditions.

Better-quality fan-filmed video footage of Dickinson's performance at this past Sunday's concert can be seen below.

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Having recently completed the North American leg of the MAIDEN ENGLAND WORLD TOUR, one of the most successful rock tours of the summer, IRON MAIDEN will now be storming across Europe in 2013 playing stadiums, major festivals and arenas with this critically acclaimed show. The first date to be announced is at the UK's Download Festival on Saturday June 15th when Maiden return to the legendary Donington Park to headline for a record FIFTH time! (following 1988,1992, 2003 & 2007).

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That achievement is equally significant as 2013 is the 25th anniversary of Maiden first topping the bill there in 1988 when the festival was known as Monsters Of Rock attracting 107,000 fans, which is still the highest attendance ever at Donington. This was during their Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son tour, from which the current tour draws much of its inspiration for both set list and production as seen in the 1988 long form concert video 'MAIDEN ENGLAND', making this Download appearance even more unique!

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IRON MAIDEN bassist/founder Steve Harris will guest on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" with host Bob Coburn on Wednesday, October 3 at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to speak with Harris by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). The show will be streamed on the "Rockline" web site for two weeks beginning the afternoon after the live broadcast.

For more information, visit RocklineRadio.com.

Harris' debut solo/side project album, "British Lion", will be released in the U.S. on September 25 via Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). Mixed by Kevin Shirley — whose credits include IRON MAIDEN as well as Led ZEPPELIN, JOURNEY and RUSH, among many others — the CD, which features Harris alongside vocalist Richard Taylor, guitarists Graham Leslie and David Hawkins and drummer Simon Dawson, presents a different side of the bassist's musical visions.

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The brand new edition of CLASSIC ROCK is in stores now – with Iron Maiden's iconic mascot Eddie on its eye-catching, dollar bill-inspired, illustrated cover.

The Maiden story starts in London's East End and then quickly storms across the Atlantic to the West Coast of America. We tell the tale of how Maiden took on the United States – and won. The new Classic Rock also comes with a fabulous free CD titled Fresh Fruit: ripe, succulent tunes from rock's latest basket of plenty – including Rival Sons, Richie Sambora, Ian Hunter, Dinosaur Jr. and more.

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Steve Harris has revealed to the German magazine ROCK HARD that the band's "MAIDEN ENGLAND" concert video will be re-released in the first half of 2013, with the footage expanded to comprise the show's encores which were not included in the original VHS version of the set. According to information from bootlegs of the show the unreleased encore tracks are "Run To The Hills", "Running Free", and "Sancturary". More information will follow soon..

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Aseries of special limited edition IRON MAIDEN vinyl picture disc albums are due to be released by EMI and UMe starting in October 2012. Comprised of the first eight albums of Maiden's career, all released in the 1980's, each picture disc will be packaged in a gatefold sleeve with full colour printed inner bags and the heavyweight vinyl will be cut from the original album master tapes.

The albums will be released chronologically between October and February, starting with 'Iron Maiden' and 'Killers' on 15 October 2012 followed by 'The Number Of The Beast' and 'Piece Of Mind' in November 2012.

To open the new year 'Powerslave' and the double album 'Live After Death' will be released in January, with the final two titles, 'Somewhere In Time' and 'Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son' coming out in February 2013.

These vinyl picture discs are being released to commemorate IRON MAIDEN's current Maiden England tour which comprises largely 80's material, in particular focussing on the 'Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son' album.

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MAIDEN UNITED, the all-acoustic IRON MAIDEN tribute project featuring Damian Wilson (THRESHOLD, HEADSPACE) and Ruud Jolie (WITHIN TEMPTATION), will release its new album, "Across The Seventh Sea", on September 28.

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"Across The Seventh Sea" track listing:

01. Seven Deadly Sins
02. Only The Good Die Young
03. 2 Minutes To Midnight
04. Prowler
05. Flash Of The Blade
06. Children Of The Damned
07. Infinite Dreams
08. 22 Acacia Avenue
09. The Evil That Men Do
10. Wasted Years

Newly released audio samples of the songs "Only The Good Die Young" and "Prowler" can be streamed below.

Audio samples “Infinite Dreams” and “Children Of The Damned” by MaidenuniteD

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Audio samples '2 Minutes To Midnight' 'Flash Of The Blade' by MaidenuniteD

Perttu Kivilaakso of APOCALYPTICA plays cello on the songs "The Evil That Men Do" and "Infinite Dreams".

The cover artwork for the CD was once again created by Blacklake, who also worked with MAIDEN UNITED on their first studio album, "Mind The Acoustic Pieces".

MAIDEN UNITED's debut album, "Mind The Acoustic Pieces" (2010), was described as "an acoustic re-imagining of the entire classic IRON MAIDEN album "Piece Of Mind" with new arrangements."

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'Across The Seventh Sea' is scheduled to be released on CD, iTunes and limited edition black & blue transparent vinyl.

Contributing artists:

Damian Wilson (THRESHOLD, HEADSPACE): Vocals
Ruud Jolie (WITHIN TEMPTATION): Guitar
Joey Bruers (UP THE IRONS): Bass
Marco Kuypers (CLOUDMACHINE): Piano
Mike Coolen (WITHIN TEMPTATION): Drums

For more information, go to www.MaidenuniteD.com.

It's been almost five years since we launched our our site, and in those years we changed its design exactly 5 times, all with the purpose of everything to be easier and more compact. Durring the last two weeks did everything possible to further improve what we have so far.

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EMI Music are proud to announce the release of Iron Maiden founder Steve Harris' debut solo/side project album. Entitled 'British Lion' and comprising ten songs that Steve and his collaborators have been working on for the past few years between Iron Maiden tours and releases, it is an album that will surprise and delight music fans the world over.

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With a decidedly heavy rock-vibe this roaring debut paints with a full palette of sounds; brooding, melancholic, righteously indignant and exuberantly heavy. With Kevin Shirley at the mixing helm – whose credits include Iron Maiden as well as Led Zeppelin, Journey and Rush among many others – this is an album to sink your teeth into.

From the growling riffage of opening salvo This Is My God to the heavy forlorn balladry of follow-up Lost Worlds which showcases Richard Taylor's soaring vocals, it's clear that 'British Lion' is an altogether different beast from Maiden.

Karma Killer, with its dirge-like muscularity, and Us Against The World, with its massive chorus, demonstrates just how far 'British Lion' has flexed Steve Harris' considerable musical muscle. Dovetailed with guitarist David Hawkins' positively gargantuan lyrical guitar melodies, it's a mere hors d'oeuvre ahead of the epic, riffing-feast of The Chosen Ones, with its swaggering bravado.

A World Without Heaven, at a breathtaking seven minutes and infused with progressive elements without ever teetering into self-indulgence illustrates perfectly these songsmiths' colossal abilities to create a mood and stay there. Supercharged by Steve Harris' inimitable style, there's an un-cynical vibe here that's as refreshing as it is out of place in today's all-too-categorised music industry.

And as far as the name 'British Lion'; "I've always been proud to be British," explains Steve, "I don't see any reason why I shouldn't be. It's a massive part of being me. It's not like I'm flag-waving or trying to preach, this is not a political statement at all. It's like supporting your football team, where you come from. I just think it lends itself to some really strong imagery too, and to me it fits in with the sound."

With Iron Maiden, Steve Harris has become one of the most recognised and successful ambassadors for British music on the world stage. Having released 15 studio albums, sold over 85 million records worldwide and played more than two thousand gigs in 58 countries in the band's thirty-five year career, his appeal is truly global.

And now with 'British Lion', Steve steps out from Iron Maiden's illustrious shadow to present a different side of his musical visions.

The tracklisting for 'British Lion' is as follows:

1.This Is My God
2.Lost Worlds
3.Karma Killer
4.Us Against The World
5.The Chosen Ones
6.A World Without Heaven
7.Judas
8.Eyes Of The Young
9.These Are The Hands
10.The Lesson

www.steveharrisbritishlion.com

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The MAIDEN ENGLAND TOUR 2012 has begun from Charlotte USA. After a lots of discussions and doubts the MAIDEN fans can now know the setlist from the show.

And Here it is:

Moonchild
Can I Play With Madness
The Prisoner
2 Minutes to Midnight
Afraid to Shoot Strangers
The Trooper
The Number Of The Beast
Phantom Of The Opera
Run to the Hills
Wasted Years
Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
The Clairavoyant
Fear of the Dark
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Aces High
The Evil That Men DO
Running Free

As MAIDEN announced earlier the MAIDEN ENGLAND TOUR will took us back to the years of Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son album and the stage set will refer to that. Stay tuned for further details.

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Iron Maiden's landmark Heavy Metal album of the Eighties The Number of the Beast has been voted the best British album of the past sixty years in a major survey of fans and the wider British public. The Number of the Beast tops the album poll with a 9.2% share of the HMV,s total albums vote -- a potent reminder of the passion and loyalty of their fanbase and of Rock and Metal fans in particular.

This landmark recording, which, to date, has sold over 14m copies worldwide and features the anthemic UK top-10 single Run To The Hills, is significant not only for giving the band their first UK no.1 album, but for the debut of their lead vocalist Bruce Dickinson

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30 years ago a band and their album changed the course of heavy music and turned it into what we know so far. On March 29, 1982 was released IRON MAIDEN's great album "The Number Of the Beast" . To this day it is still one of the best in their discography and a favorite to many fans. Many musicians admit that they have started with music because of this album. Others admit that the record was as a example for how a great album should sound.

The ideal date to tribute this immortal album is on April 21 announced for official Maiden Day 3 years ago with the release of FLIGHT 666. Let's meet in the Metal pub "Hrubesch" after 7 PM and finish the party after 10 PM in metal bar The Black Lodge, where we will hear the entire "The Number Of The Beast" album, and the video background will be Beast over Hammersmith.

If you cant join us feel free to tribute the album wherever you are and however you can!

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It shows the band performing Blood Brothers, and you can see it below.

The video is taken form En Vivo!, which is to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD by EMI on March 26.

It was filmed on April 10, 2011 at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago on the Around The World in 66 Days leg of The Final Frontier tour.
Fan-club "Iron Maiden Bulgaria", metal bar "The Black Lodge" and "Animato Music" / EMI are pleased to invite you to the "En Vivo" release party!

The event is on March 29 (Thursday). And attendees will be able to watch the concert in the bar, to win some CD's and DVD's provided by "Animato Music / EMI", or buy the album on special price. The party starts at 9 PM , entrance free.

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Fan-club "Iron Maiden Bulgaria", metal bar "The Black Lodge" and "Animato Music" / EMI are pleased to invite you to the release party, dedicated to the new IRON MAIDEN live DVD and live album - "En Vivo"!

The event is on March 29 (Thursday). And attendees will be able to watch the concert in the bar, to win some CD's and DVD's provided by "Animato Music / EMI", or buy the album on special price. The party starts at 9 PM , entrance free.

"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.

In addition to the Blu-Ray, the 2DVD will initially be available as a Limited Edition double DVD in Collectors Steel book case and Double Vinyl Picture Disc. As well as a traditional 2CD Soundtrack album, EN VIVO! will also be available as a Digital Download, CD soundtrack album and Digital Download Video.

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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 "Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son Tour". This opening section of the World Tour is the band'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 www.ironmaiden.com for exclusive first day ticket presales and contest to be 'First To The Barrier'.

MAIDEN ENGLAND marks the third chapter in the History of Iron Maiden, a journey which began in 2004 with The Early Days DVD and subsequent 2005 Early Days Tour. Part Two followed in 2008 with the Live After Death DVD - the seminal 1984 concert recorded at Long Beach Arena (L.A) during the World Slavery Tour - and the band embarking on their groundbreaking Somewhere Back In Time World Tour 2008/9, which saw them play to over two million fans in almost 40 countries.

Expect more information soon..

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Today IRON MAIDEN BULGARIA is starting a new campaign. We will try to collect as many photos of Maiden tattoos as possible. So Maiden fans show us your tattoos by sending your pictures to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with your name and location.
All tattoos will be published in our new gallery created especially for this.

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On February 23 (Thursday) in metal bar The Black Lodge there will be an evening dedicated to the side projects and bads of former and current musicians IRON MAIDEN members. You can hear bands like PSYCHO MOTEL, ASAP, BRUCE DICKINSON, PRAYNG MANTIS, BLAZE, KILLERS, BATTLEZONE, DIANNO, SAMSON, TRUST, LIONHEART, PRIMAL ROCK REBELLION and others.

So lets make it clear: You won't hear any IRON MAIDEN tracks. As usual some of you will have the chance to win really interesting things. Start 21.00h. Entrance - Free!

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PRIMAL ROCK REBELLION release their debut single, 'No Place Like Home', via Spinefarm Records on Monday 6th February 2012. The single will be released as a Limited Edition 10" coloured vinyl and digital download.

The video accompanying the song has been co-directed by Mikee Goodman and Meats Meier, a renowned CGI artist based in Los Angeles who provided the illustrations for both the single and album artwork.

 

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The album, 'Awoken Broken', features 'No Place Like Home' along with 11 other tracks, and has been co-produced by Adrian & Mikee; it is set for release on February 27th.
'Awoken Broken' was heralded with a free download track, 'I See Lights', which can be found on www.primalrockrebellion.com.

IRON MAIDEN released a trailer for ther upcoming DVD - EN VIVO.  The great show will be available in Blu-Ray, 2DVD Set and Double Soundtrack Album and will be released on  Monday March 26th (March 27th Canada and USA (via UMe)).

 

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