Iron Maiden's 'Trooper' beer officially hit the shelves this week, but not all of the markets are on board with the promotion. Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reports that sales of the beer have been halted in Sweden due to concern of the beer's label running afoul of the country's alcohol requirements.
These have not been the best of times for Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain. Earlier this month, the musician's wife was arrested for allegedly assaulting a man (who may or may not have been Nicko) at the couple's West Boca, Fla., home, and now McBrain's son has been arrested for second-degree petit theft.
The wife of Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain was arrested on domestic battery charges back in February after apparently attempting to stab the heavy metal stickman, in addition to throwing logs at him, at their Boca Raton, Fla., home. Rebecca McBrain is now set to face a judge on May 3 to defend herself against the charges.
To prepare for the band's upcoming Rock in Rio performance, Iron Maiden have extended their 'Maiden England' tour to include some 2013 U.S. dates. After a brilliant string of North American shows last summer, Maiden will return to American soil once again in September with special guest Megadeth.
It was 1982 when things began to change for heavy metal vets Iron Maiden. The group was in the transition phase, bidding adieu to longtime frontman Paul Di'Anno and welcoming a booming young voice known as Bruce Dickinson from Samson to sing on their new album. Who knew at the time that their first disc with Dickinson, 'The Number of the Beast,' would turn into one of the premiere metal albums of all-time? The record dropped in stores in March of 1982 and this Readers Poll asks you which song from the disc was your favorite track.