Judas Priest have made it two-for-two in their Classic Cage Match competitions. The band's 1980 single, 'Breaking the Law,' just took out Ozzy Osbourne's 'Crazy Train' to see another Classic Cage Match day. The song, with its driving guitar and in-your-face Rob Halford vocals, has become a metal staple over the years and will now move on to face another standout track from 1980.
Today (March 21) marks Twitter's eighth birthday. Although the iconic social media platform was launched in July 2006, it was March 21, 2006 that Twitter was officially founded. We've all seen how Twitter has changed the world, but do you remember the site's humble beginnings? It's a bit of a blur, but thanks to Twitter's 'Discover' feature, we can see the very first tweets sent out by your favorite rock and metal musicians.
We've made it to the quarterfinals of March Metal Madness 2014, the quest to determine the Best Metal Album of the 21st Century. Now, only eight discs remain. So, without further adieu, let's see who's battling it out in the Mosh Pit Region.
You voted, we tallied and we have 16 great metal albums advancing to the second round of the 2014 March Metal Madness tournament. With 16 discs left in the battle for the Best Metal Album of the 21st Century, the competition is heating up.
Beer connoisseurs and metalheads from all corners of the globe have been pounding back Iron Maiden's 'Trooper' Ale. The beer hasn't even been available for a year yet, but in a new report, Iron Maiden's signature ale has sold 3.5 million pints without its brewer, Robinsons Brewery, spending a single penny on advertising.
In our first head-to-head matchup in the Mosh Pit Region, we've got one of the most iconic metal bands of all-time squaring off against one of the most underrated. But did either of these acts put together a full disc worthy of being deemed the best metal disc of the 21st century? The winner of this battle will have a chance to move on to Round 2 of Loudwire's March Metal Madness 2014.
Is there anything Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson can't do? Yesterday (Feb. 27), it was revealed that Dickinson, whose second love is aviation, has helped launch the world's longest aircraft. From Britain's biggest aircraft hangar, the historic $100 million Airlander was unveiled, with Dickinson playing an integral part in its progression.
Update: Original source CITEworld has retracted their story -- "Due to writer error, an original version of this article stated that Iron Maiden used MusicMetric's analysis to plan its South American tours. MusicMetric did not work directly with Iron Maiden. The analysis described in this article was carried out without the band's participation or knowledge, and we have no confirmation that the band ever saw or used it. CITEworld deeply regrets this error, and we apologize to our readers."
Illegally downloading music is frowned upon, but Iron Maiden have managed to turn the issue into a positive. Instead of filing lawsuits or barraging the media with a list of names who have stolen music, Iron Maiden have instead used file-sharing information to plan their tour itineraries.