Monday, July 7, 2014

Iron Maiden consider opening their own museum

Iron Maiden are considering opening their own interactive museum filled with stage props and equipment from their lengthy career.

“We’ve got loads of gear kicking around,” singer Bruce Dickinson tells the Daily Star. “I don’t want it to end up in some po-faced museum, with people in white suits saying ‘Don’t touch this’.”

“I donated a jacket to the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall Of Fame,” he continued, “and it was locked away in a glass cabinet miles away from your eyes.”

“Eddie’s not that sensitive,” he laughed, referring to their legendary mascot.

Iron Maiden played the final show of their Maiden England world tour with a headlining set at Sonisphere UK on Saturday, and fan-filmed video from the event is available here.

The band played 100 shows to more than 2 million fans in 32 countries over the course of the 2-year tour, which began in June 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Prior to the Sonisphere concert, Dickinson and The Great War Display Team staged a 12-minute air display in the skies above Knebworth Park.

The staged “dogfight” commemorated the 100th Anniversary of The Great War; a 21st Century tribute to the exploits of both the English and German pilots who ruled Europe’s skies between 1914-1918.

The show featured nine aircraft of 5 different types, all exact replicas of the planes used in WW1 combat.

Dickinson was flying his very own Fokker Dr1 Triplane, the same model used by infamous German flying ace Manfred von Richthofen aka The Red Baron.

Check out video of the aerial display here.

See also:

VIDEO: Iron Maiden singer performs in WW1 air display at Sonisphere UK
VIDEO: Iron Maiden play final show of Maiden England world tour
Judas Priest singer responds to slam by Iron Maiden frontman
VIDEO: Iron Maiden – Complete Rock am Ring festival performance
Search Iron Maiden at hennemusic