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image-1-for-paper-pictures-12-02-11-gallery-889784719According to the Daily Mail, former IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno was jailed today after he falsely collected U.K. government benefits by claiming he suffered nerve damage to his back that prevented him from working.

D'Anno was reportedly busted when investigators at Department Of Work And Pensions (DWP) received an anonymous tip that he was still singing. They then found videos and pictures on YouTube and the rocker's own web site of Di'Anno "energetically leaping around on stage, singing to fans around the world."

Di'Anno, 52, was sentenced to nine months for swindling £45,000 (approximately $72,000) in benefits. He was told he would serve at least four and a half months of the sentence behind bars before being released on conditional bail.

Iron Maiden are confirmed to headline Sonisphere Bulgaria 2011. The Festival will be held at Sofia National Hippodrome Bankya on Tuesday 21 June. Other bands confirmed are Slipknot, Alice Cooper, Mastodon and Apocalyptica.

For ticket availability and further information click here.

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Iron Maiden are confirmed to headline Sonisphere Greece 2011. The Festival will be held at TerraVibe Park, Athens on Friday 17 June. Other bands confirmed are Slipknot, Mastodon, Gojira and Virus.

For ticket availability and further information click here

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Maiden are confirmed to play at the 30th International Motorcycle Convention - Faro 2011. This gathering, which is the biggest Motorcycle Convention in Europe and is hosted by The Moto Clube De Faro takes place between 14 - 17 July and Iron Maiden will headline on the first night, July 14, 2011.

Maiden's presence in Faro honors a great mutual friendship of many years of both of the band and the Moto Clube de Faro - the late Manu da Silva. Manu was Steve's personal friend and the manager of "Eddie's Bar", in Santa Barbara de Nexe-Faro. The last time Maiden played in The Algarve was back in March 1993 during the Real Live Tour, so a return visit is well overdue!

To buy tickets and for more information about this very special event, please visit the Club's website www.motoclubefaro.pt

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Other bands appearing confirmed to date are:
Xutos e Pontapés (PT); Mago de Oz (ES); Hells Bells - Tribute to AC/DC (UK); Los Inhumanos (ES); IRIS(PT)

This May, U.K.-based John Blake Publishing will release "Iron Maiden: In The Studio" by music biographer Jake Brown (MOTÖRHEAD, HEART, Rick Rubin, Tracii Guns). Spanning the band's entire 30-year catalog, the writing and recording of such classic albums as "The Number of the Beast", "Piece of Mind", "Brave New World" and "The Final Frontier", and hits as "2 Minutes to Midnight", "Wasted Years", "Can I Play With Madness?", "Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter", "The Wicker Man", "The Trooper", "Run To The Hills", "Powerslave" and "Hallowed Be Thy Name", among countless others, is chronicled.

The book is currently available for pre-order at Amazon.com.

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For years we discussed and debated about the vision for Eddie to present our fan club. From the dozens of suggestions we chose Eddie like Ancient Bulgarian Khan. Similar vision graced our membership shirts and the club logo for years. Today, we are proud to present you a brand new vision that will be placed on new T-shirts, badges, stickers and a website. The picture was made by Lidia Rabrovianska and we think that she did an amazing job making Eddie's look in a way that only Derek Riggs is capable of.

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According to Blabbermouth:

IRON MAIDEN was honored with a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category , in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, which are being held tonight (Sunday, February 13) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. IRON MAIDEN was nominated for the track "El Dorado", from the band's 2010 album "The Final Frontier".

 

Although the news for the Bulgarian Sonisphere Festival are delaying. We are already 100% certain that the band will visit our country for the third time. After the start of the tour yesterday in Moscow we managed to get a photo of the back of the tour shirts.

We were not so surprised to find a date for Bulgaria Bulgaria - June 21.

Other interesting dates to attend Athens Greece 17.06 and Istanbul – Turkey 19.06

Although this in not officially confirmed you can see the photo for yourself

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Pic: Major Zalupnyak (Oficial IMFC)

Over an hour ago Iron Maiden finished their performance in Moscow. This marked the beginning of the The Final Frontier World Tour 2011, which is expected to take the band go around the world for 66 days. The setlist is for the bands show in Moscow is also available.

iron-maiden-press-201.Satellite 15... The Final Frontier
02. El Dorado
03. 2 Minutes To Midnight
04. Coming Home
05. Dance Of Death
06. The Trooper
07. The Wicker Man
08. Blood Brothers
09. When The Wild Wind Blows
10. The Evil That Men Do
11. The Talisman
12. Fear Of The Dark
13. Iron Maiden

Encore:
14. The Number Of The Beast
15. Hallowed Be Thy Name
16. Running Free

There will be many interesting news soon and as always we will try to keep you informed.

Iron Maiden are confirmed to headline Sonisphere Czech Republic 2011. The Festival will be held at Milovice Airport on Saturday 11 June. Other bands confirmed so far are Korn, Cavalera Conspiracy and Mastodon with many more to be added....

For ticket availability and further information click here

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According to Blaze Bayley's official website Maiden's ex-singer got engaged on Xmasday to his girlfriend Eline (Lena on the Blaze Bayley forum). No date is set yet. We wish them all the happiness they deserve!

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Blaze Bayley live in Nis - Serbia (27.11.2010)

A few days remain until the start of the secont part of The Final Frontier World Tour. ED FORCE ONE is ready and waiting for February 11 to head for Moscow, where will be the first sfow of the band for this year. We expect more dates to be announced in the following days. We will keep you informed about the start of the tour and possible setlist for 2011.

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According to the official site:

Iron Maiden are confirmed to headline Sonisphere Italy 2011. The two day Festival will be held at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari -- Imola (BO). Maiden will headline the first night (June 25th) and Linkin Park will headline the second night (June 26th). Other bands also already confirmed for the Maiden day June 25 are Special Guests Slipknot plus Motorhead, Rob Zombie, Mastodon, Parkway Drive, Alter Bridge, The Cult and Guano Apes, with many more great bands to be added.

For ticket availability and further information click here

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The Sonisphere Festival returns to Switzerland on Friday June 24th 2011 to a new site; it will take place in Basel - St.Jakob. Maiden are the Headliners with Special Guests Slipknot. More great bands to be added.

For ticket availability and further information click here

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Iron Maiden are confirmed to headline the Sonisphere Festival in Spain in 2011.

Sonisphere Spain, now in its third year, will be held at Getafe Open Air, Madrid on Saturday 16th July. For ticket availability and other information click here.

IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain appeared at the one-year-anniversary celebration of Rock N Roll Ribs, the recently opened barbecue restaurant owned by McBrain, guitarist Rick "Moby" Baum and close friend Mitch Tanne, on Sunday, December 12 in Coral Springs, Florida. McBrain, a Boca Raton resident and MAIDEN's drummer since 1982, was on hand to pose for photos and sign autographs. His local band, MCBRAIN DAMAGE, also performed at the event.

Check out video footage of McBrain's appearance below.

A barbecue joint with a musical bent, Rock N Roll Ribs showcases its love for smokey Southern cooking with food like barbecued pork and chicken and clever takes on MAIDEN songs, like "Run to the Hills" wings.

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American/Norwegian melodic metallers KAMELOT will support IRON MAIDEN on Friday, April 8, 2011 at Estadio Velez Sarsfield in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

KAMELOT recently announced its highly anticipated return to Europe on the heels of the band's new album release, "Poetry for the Poisoned". More for the band you can find on http://www.myspace.com/kamelot and the bands official website www.kamelot.com

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Friends and fans, our site was shut down last week so we can switch to the new version. More than eight months, a handful of people worked so we can introduce you to entirely new site with many more features and a brand new concept. It is impossible to explain in a few sentences exactly how much work it was because we started everything from scrap, but after we had already done it once, now it was definitely much more organized work. From now on we can promise that the site will be much more accessible, more frequently updated, you will learn the news about Iron Maiden as soon as possible and archive resources will be much more updated and we will continuously introduce new things. The new forum and site may cause some errors, but as always, together we can correct them. For this purpose, if you notice something that is wrong with the site or forum, please contact us on our new e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Huge thanks to Gergana Popova, Ilian Kovachev, Constantine Yovkov and Dimitar Todorov. We spent many sleepless nights over the past months working on the site.

Thanks to all who are with us.
 
UP THE IRONS !!!
 
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We still have no words to describe the tour... stay tunned for some pictures and comments about it soon

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