The ever-evolving music industry endured another shift recently when Vivendi SA's Universal Music Group agreed to sell Sanctuary Records, the onetime label of metal giants Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Megadeth, to BMG Rights Management. The Los Angeles Times reports that the deal was part of divestitures required by European Commission regulators.
Arguably the greatest live metal act on the planet, Iron Maiden have just announced the release of a new concert DVD! The band used their 1988 'Maiden England' tour setlist as a basis for their most recent North American tour, but now, those who were unable (or weren't born early enough) to see the tour can relive the heavy metal mastery beginning March 25, when Iron Maiden release their 'Maiden England '88' double-disc DVD.
When he's not on the road touring, Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson is running his Wales-based business Cardiff Aviation, Ltd., an aircraft maintenance company he launched last year. Now, Dickinson is starting the new year with a solid base for his new operation with hopes for a prosperous future.
While hard rock and metal bands were snubbed in most of the categories for the 2013 Grammy Awards that were announced tonight (Dec. 5), the one category devoted to those genres features a diverse range of nominees.
Winter may be upon us, but European festival organizers are already thinking ahead to summer and with it, the region's booming concert season. After a five-year hiatus, Iron Maiden will headline the Graspop Metal Meeting 2013, which will take place in Dessel Belgium from June 28 through June 30.
Although Bruce Dickinson is widely regarded as the definitive vocalist of Iron Maiden, fans of the band still hold much respect for Paul Di'Anno, who sang on the albums 'Iron Maiden' (1980) and 'Killers' (1981). However, at Di'Anno's recent tour stop in Ukraine, the vocalist got into an altercation after being heckled by an audience member.
Not only is Iron Maiden one of most popular metal bands in the world, they are also a global business. Not to mention, frontman Bruce Dickinson is doing pretty well for himself as a pilot and aviation entrepreneur. The singer spoke with Your Business Channel (in the videos posted below) about the challenges of starting a new business.