Iron Maiden will release Maiden England 88, a new, remastered, bonus-filled edition of their classic 1989 VHS, on March 25th. View a clip of the band performing Wasted Years below.
Filmed across two sold-out nights at Birmingham N.E.C Arena, UK in November 1988 during the band’s Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son World Tour, disc one contains the concert itself, which has been upgraded and extended from the existing and now includes three previously unreleased encores: Running Free, Run To The Hills and Sanctuary. Disc two features a bonus documentary that includes interviews with Maiden and their manager, Rod Smallwood, as well as a bonus bonus documentary,Twelve Wasted Years and five promo videos.
Maiden England 88 track listing:
Disc one – Maiden England ’88:
The Evil That Men Do
Die With Your Boots On
Can I Play With Madness
Heaven Can Wait
Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
The Number Of The Beast
Hallowed Be Thy Name
Run To The Hills*
Disc Two – The History of Iron Maiden Part 3
12 Wasted Years documentary
Wasted Years promo video
Stranger In A Strange Land promo video
Can I Play With Madness promo video
The Evil That Men Do promo video
The Clairvoyant promo video
Little Caesar have released a video for Dirty Water, the latest single from their recent album, American Dream. Watch it below.
Best known for their cover of the Aretha Franklin classic Chain Of Fools (see video below), Little Caesar — consisting of Ron Young (vocals), Loren Molinare (guitar), Joey Brasler (guitar), Fidel Paniagua (bass) and Tom Morris (drums) — are getting to ready to embark on a tour of Europe in June.
Whitesnake have released a video for Fool For Your Loving, taken from the band’s forthcoming CD/DVD package Made In Japan, and it can be viewed below.
The new DVD/live CD package will be release on April 23rd in North America and will be available in several formats: a deluxe 2CD/DVD edition, Blu-ray and a standalone DVD. The performance footage is shot in stunning HD in 5.1 and stereo and is taken from Whitesnake’s co-headlining set at the Loud Park festival on October 11th, 2011 held at Saitama Super Arena in Japan during their Forevermore World Tour. The performance was initially recorded only for Japanese TV and future Loud Park promotions, but after three songs were broadcasted on a Loud Park highlights program in Japan, Whitesnake received unprecedented requests for this performance to be made available to the general public.
‘Made In Japan‘ contains songs from Whitesnake’s most recent studio album, Forevermore, as well as classic hits such as Is This Love”, Still Of The Night and Here I Go Again. The bonus CD also includes never-before-heard outtakes and acoustic versions of material from the award-winning ‘Forevermore’ album that were recorded during soundchecks on the 2011 Japanese tour. Additional DVD content includes various band photo slideshows and fan-shot videos.
Vocalist Phil Anselmo recently stated that police revealed that all the members of Pantera were potential targets of the crazed shooter who took guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott’s life while he was performing onstage in November of 2004.
Anselmo said, “I’ve spoken to the police officers who were there and handled the situation when Dimebag was murdered. And they told me clearly, that after an investigation and going back to the murderer’s apartment and digging through his notes that he had taken and threats and death threats that he had written down that any one of us were targets. I had a police officer tell me that on that particular night, had Superjoint [Ritual] been playing, or Down, or any of my other bands at the time, that I most certainly would have been the target. Not that it made me feel any better – it did not, it did not make me feel better at all.
It did clarify in my mind that all of the negative vibe that I had received either from, I guess, media but also, in today’s world, where people can leave comments and this and that, I found it very, very insulting and also interesting that people could chime in on a subject that they knew nothing about, really. All they knew is what the media fed them. And you know the media – they’re dying to, I guess, in the past sell tangible magazines or get hits on their web site. So anything to stir the pot was… they most certainly did that.”
Listen to a clip of Anselmo discussing the topic on Ipek’s Wytching Hour below.
Chris Epting of AOL’s Noisecreep spoke with Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillan about his musical influences and the Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame. Portions of the interview appear below.
Noiseceep: What were some of your earliest musical influences?
Gillan: I grew up around music. My granddad was an opera singer, my uncle was a jazz pianist, my grandmother taught ballet and I was a boy soprano in the church choir – and then I heard Heartbreak Hotel and everything changed! The first real gig I ever went to was to watch a guy called Cliff Bennett – he had a soul band with saxophone’s and everything. His voice sent shivers through me. Cliff Bennett & the Rabble Rousers they were called, and he is still around. I spent the next 30 years trying to get that tone in my voice that he had. Finally, at about 50-years-old, I finally found satisfaction in the high mid-range of my voice! I invited him to do some backing vocals on an anthology I did a few years ago. Delightful man.
Noiseceep: Ian, many of us think it’s a disgrace that Deep Purple is not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Your thoughts?
Gillan: I have a simple answer. Simple to me, anyway [laughs]. I fought against, all my life, becoming institutionalized. So it really does not affect me. But on the other hand, my family and friends and everyone that has stuck with us all these years, it means something to them. They love that recognition. To analyze it, and I’ll try not to sound cocky or anything, I will say it as respectfully as I can, it’s sort of like the Oscars and Grammys and the other awards like that — in the States, just like it is in England, and other places — these awards and honors are usually not decided by the fans, but by a cartel of influential people. These are the same people that decided the Monkees were America’s answer to the Beatles [laughs]. So I’m not too concerned about it. Maybe it will happen one day, bit if not, my diary is full and I’m very happy. It hasn’t affected our career but it does concern the fans – that’s who I feel for.