When heavy metal titans Iron Maiden welcomed vocalist Bruce Dickinson and guitarist Adrian Smith back into the fold after an extended absence, there were certainly no guarantees that they would once again dominate the genre as they had throughout much of the '80s. Now, 15 years after the official announcement of said reunion, there’s no longer any doubt: Maiden rules once again. And it is
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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
After a six-year absence from Iron Maiden, singer Bruce Dickinson and guitarist Adrian Smith rejoined the band in 1999. And needless to say, expectations were high. They delivered with both a triumphant world tour and solid album, 'Brave New World' released in 2000. There was a determination to keep things moving forward and not just repeat the past.