Well after ‘DC Maiden have to

Iron Maiden: Flight 666

get a mention.

As with AC/DC, Iron Maiden have been nominated for a Brit, not your usual Brit type band, even though they’ve probably sold far more albums and played in front of far more people than the usual crud the Brits hype up, all added together.

Well looks like there’ll be something decent in cinemas soon with the announcement of “Flight 666″…

filmmakers get inside Maiden’s converted Boeing 757 which flies them between gigs.
The plane, called Ed Force One, is flown by singer Bruce Dickinson, who is also a qualified commercial pilot. Iron Maiden say the film, set for release on 21 April, gives unprecedented access to the band.

They regard their Somewhere Back In Time World Tour, in February and March of 2008, as one of their most ambitious. They played 23 sold-out stadium and arena shows in 45 days, traveling nearly 44,000 miles and performing to almost half a million fans in 13 countries.

Their customised plane carried the crew and 12 tons of music and stage equipment. BBC

I have been listening to quite a bit of Maiden lately, in actual fact it’s been pretty much non stop this last week, mostly it’s been old Paul Di’Anno live stuff. Always like the raw edge to the early work, “Killers” is one of my favourite albums.

I couldn’t believe it when they used Phantom for that Daley Thompson Lucozade advert…

That’s not to say I don’t like the Bruce era, “Number Of The Beast” and “Seventh Son” are also two of my favourites but I’ll leave those videos to later…

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