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Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Helps Launch World’s Longest Aircraft

Gareth Cattermole
Gareth Cattermole

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.

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Contestant Sings Iron Maiden’s ‘Run to the Hills’ on Sweden’s ‘The Voice’ – Best of YouTube

'The Voice' contestant sings 'Run to the Hills'
YouTube: groterfy

Europe has always embraced heavy metal a bit more than almost anywhere else in the world. Here we have Sweden's version of 'The Voice' showing some love to a contestant singing an Iron Maiden classic!

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Iron Maiden Story on File Sharing and Touring Turns Out To Be Bogus

Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Last week, a story made the Internet rounds (including on Loudwire) about how Iron Maiden used data on what countries were pirating their music the most to plan a lucrative South American concert tour. Turns out the story was not accurate.

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Iron Maiden Turn Music Piracy Into Touring Gold with New Online Strategy

Iron Maiden
EMI

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.

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Open Letter to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Induct These Hard Rock + Metal Acts ASAP

Deep Purple / Dio / Judas Priest
Jo Hale, Getty Images / Facebook: Ronnie James Dio / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Dear Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,

For the second year in a row, you nominated, but ultimately denied induction to Deep Purple. Fans of the legendary hard rock / heavy metal act were disappointed by the snub last year, but as Deep Purple were once again passed over for the 2014 ceremony, the Internet has blown up with serious vitriol against your Hall of Fame.

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Armed Robbers Break Into Bahamas Home of Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris

Iron Maiden
Karl Walter, Getty Images

Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris splits his time between Los Angeles and the Bahamas, and a house on his Cable Beach property was recently broken into by armed robbers. The incident happened in the early morning hours of Nov. 29, when a group of men sawed through chains on the front gate of a home on the property that was being used as an office and storage facility.

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Iron Maiden’s ‘Run to the Hills’ Gets Yacht Rock Treatment

Iron Maiden yacht rock cover
YouTube: bigvintv

We've heard lullaby version of heavy metal songs, we've heard string quartet versions of metal songs, and even some pop artists have covered some of metal's most cherished anthems, but this might be the one version nobody expected. Sung in the style of Michael McDonald, Las Vegas act the Guilty Pleasures recently covered Iron Maiden's classic 'Run to the Hills' in their own 'Yacht Rock' style.

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Ronnie James Dio vs. Bruce Dickinson – Greatest Metal Frontman, Semifinals

Ronnie James Dio vs. Bruce Dickinson
Paul Kane, Getty Images / Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

The two semifinal matches in the Greatest Metal Frontman tournament are simply legendary. This iconic battle features two of metal's greatest voices ever!

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Bruce Dickinson vs. Lemmy Kilmister – Greatest Metal Frontman, Quarterfinals

Bruce Dickinson vs. Lemmy Kilmister
Karl Walter, Getty Images / Jo Hale, Getty Images

This kind of matchup is what this Greatest Metal Frontman competition is all about. We have two living legends going at it with Bruce Dickinson against Lemmy Kilmister!

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Bruce Dickinson vs. Dave Mustaine – Greatest Metal Frontman, Round 2

Bruce Dickinson vs. Dave Mustaine
Karl Walter, Getty Images / Daniel Boczarski, Getty Images

Two of metal's classic frontmen are going at it in Round 2, as Bruce Dickinson is pitted against Dave Mustaine in a very tough battle!

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