No one can ever accuse Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson of not pursuing his passions outside of rock music. In addition to being a pilot and brewer, Dickinson has also shown a love of fencing throughout his life. He recently participated in a warm-up session against Bartosz Piasecki, who won the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
With an abundance of palm trees, golf courses and restaurants, the city of Boca Raton, Fla. is best known as a haven for retirees. However, if you're, say, the son of famous heavy metal drummer, you may find life there a little taxing, and look for other ways to occupy your time - such as crime. Justin McBrain, son of Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain, was picked up by the Palm Beach County Sherriff's Office on Friday (April 26) for alleged burglary and theft.
Iron Maiden’s new foray into alcoholic beverages seems to be yet another smashing success for the legendary band. After unleashing news of their coveted ‘Trooper’ ale on the world, the response has been so positive that the brewery is having a hard time keeping up with the orders, and that’s just keeping up with advanced requests before the beer is even on sale.
For all the well-deserved success and glory enjoyed by Iron Maiden’s new millennium comeback, it’s been a long time since the British metal giants put out an album virtually all their fans could agree was stellar. That album was their semi-conceptual triumph, ‘Seventh Son of a Seventh Son,’ which was released on April 11, 1988.