Iron Maiden And West Ham Football Club Launch New Away Shirt & Training Range

Iron Maiden have teamed up with West Ham Football Club for a brand new away shirt and training range.

The collaboration follows their first launch in 2019, with this new line extending to a West Ham / Maiden away shirt, plus other items of training gear. Several pieces also feature Steve’s bass as part of the football club’s logo.

“It was incredible to see the number of Iron Maiden and West Ham fans that picked up the initial home shirt,” the heavy metal legend enthuses. ​“With West Ham doing so well in the Premier League right now, it feels like a nice time to put out this ​‘away’ shirt. I’m so happy to carry the Maiden/West Ham partnership further… who knows, it might bring us luck for a Champions league place, you never know! COYI!”

Tracey Stratton, Licensing Manager at West Ham, adds: ​“We’ve had a phenomenal response to our first shirt collaboration with Iron Maiden, selling out repeat orders several times. The fans’ reactions were amazing with huge engagement on social media. We are now excited to release the ​‘away’ shirt as a first run exclusive online at, with further styles to follow as we continue this highly successful partnership. Come on you Irons!!”

Foo Fighters, Iron Maiden & More Offer Prizes For Live Music Crew Fundraiser

Touring crews are still in desperate need of financial support as live music is still on pause but now, a fundraiser has been launched to help with those involved with making live shows happen.

Following on from #ILoveLive’s 2020 initiative (which raised an amazing £546,000 for Stagehand), the fundraiser has announced a second wave of fantastic prizes up for grabs – with everyone from Foo Fighters to Iron Maiden to Frank Turner getting involved and offering up some unique memorabilia for fans to get their hands on.

Set up by David Stopps, Ian McAndrew and Tom Schroeder alongside Andrew Lenthall and Mike Lowe from Stagehand, the #ILoveLive prize draw is live for the next month, with a £5 minimum donation getting you entry into one draw (donate multiple times for multiple entries).

“When I heard about the 10th suicide among stage crew in late August, I knew I had to do something,” explains David of how the crowdfunder first came about. ​“Stage crew are not only suffering great financial hardship but most are also experiencing mental ill health. Money raised from these prize draws will actually save lives and help to safeguard their future.”

“The #ILoveLive campaign on Crowdfunder is critical to supporting the ​‘behind the scenes’ workers in the live music industry,” adds Crowdfunder’s Rob Love. ​“Without roadies there won’t be a live events industry, even when COVID restrictions are lifted. Crowdfunding is a way for communities to come together to support causes close to their heart, and this is a great example of how the music industry is pulling together to help each other in a time of need.”

Check out the fundraiser at the following link.

Foo Fighters, Rage Against The Machine & Iron Maiden Are Nominated For The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

The 2021 nominations for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame are in!

Foo Fighters and Iron Maiden have both been nominated for the very first time and Rage Against The Machine have been nominated for the third time.

They join Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Tina Turner, the Go-Go’s, Kate Bush, Devo, Chaka Khan, Carole King, Fela Kuti, LL Cool J, New York Dolls, Todd Rundgren and Dionne Warwick in the long list. 

To be eligible for consideration an artist has had to have released their first single or album before 1995, which Foo Fighters did in 1995. 

The inductees will be voted on by a pool of more than 1,000 artists, historians, journalists, and members of the music industry will select the new class.

Fans will also have a chance to take part in the process by voting at or at an interactive kiosk at the museum in Cleveland. The fan selections will count as a single “fan ballot” that will get added to the other votes. 

Line Up Announced For Virtual Download Festival

Download Festival 2020 isn’t going to be taking place this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic but the organisers of the event have announced the line-up for a virtual weekender that’s set to take place!

The Download TV Weekend will take place on the same days as the cancelled dates (Friday 12th – Sunday 14th June 2020) and will feature some artists who were scheduled to play this year.

It’s all taking place on Download Festival’s YouTube channel, where the three days will be divided into a day and evening schedule, with the evening boasting two to three hours featuring performances from your favourite artists.

It will feature special interviews, unseen performances, exclusive footage and loads more!

Keeping with the 2020 lineup, there will be Kiss’s 2015 Download Festival available to watch on the Friday night.

Iron Maiden have the top billing band on Saturday evening where they will have a special set of archive performances as well as snippets from the Legacy Of The Beast tour.

System Of A Down will bring the weekend to a close on the Sunday with footage from three of their previous performances in 2005, 2011 and 2017.

Other acts confirmed are Alter Bridge, Babymetal, Deftones, The Darkness, Steel Panther, Mastodon, Lacuna Coil, The Pretty Reckless, Black Veil Brides and Poppy.

There’s also going going to be cookalongs which will act as the daytime activities where MasterChef’s Simon Wood, Vegan stars BOSH, tutorials, mindfulness sessions and more.

People who will be watching are encouraged to erect tents in their homes, dress as your rock idols and send in photos and videos using the hashtag #DOWNLOADTV.

Below you will find a full list of the lineup.

The full list of bands on the Download TV line-up are:


Iron Maiden (Saturday headliner)

System of a Down (Sunday headliner)


Alter Bridge



Black Futures

Black Veil Brides

Bowling For Soup





Employed To Serve


Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

Funeral For A Friend


Holding Absence

Killswitch Engage


Lacuna Coil



Motionless In White






Steel Panther

The Darkness

The Hara

The Offspring

The Pretty Reckless

The Wildhearts


Twin Temple


Wage War

Wayward Sons

Iron Maiden Cancel All 2020 Shows, Reschedule EU Tour To Summer 2021

Inevitably, Iron Maiden have now confirmed that they will not be playing any of their 2020 shows until June 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The band’s manager, Rod Smallwood announced the news on their website as he posted a statement about the Legacy of The Beast Tour.

I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and well, wherever you may be, and my continued thanks to you all for bearing with us so patiently,” he says.

Due to the continuing health issues worldwide around COVID-19 we regretfully inform you that Iron Maiden will now not be playing any concerts until June 2021. However, we are now in a position to give you details of our touring plans in respect to those shows we had hoped to play this year.

Firstly, we are very pleased to tell you that we’ve managed to reschedule all our European own-shows on the Legacy Of The Beast tour for June/July 2021 with the exception of Moscow, St Petersburg, Weert and Zurich which unfortunately we have been unable to re-arrange in this period.

To consolidate the tour routing, as you can see, we have added two further shows in Arnhem and Antwerp.

We are in the process of inviting back all the Special Guests and supports who were due to play with us this year. Where any band is unable to commit to this due to their own rescheduling situations, we will look at finding other suitable acts of equivalent stature. The majority are already confirmed and can be found on the tour page at

Re-arranging the headline festival dates has unfortunately not been possible. This is mainly because we already had an extremely busy year lined up for 2021 and, as I’m sure you can imagine, a great deal of forward planning has already gone on and there’s only so much we can do within the timeline and logistics already in place. The band enjoy playing at festivals so please be assured we will get back to as many of these as we can at another time.

In respect of what should have been the opening leg of the 2020 tour starting on May 1 in Perth, Australia and visiting New Zealand, the Philippines, Japan, Dubai and Israel, we are currently working on a possible return to as many of these countries as we can, in some guise, in the first half of 2022, more news on that will follow at the appropriate time.

The band are all fine and send you guys their best wishes, they are very much looking forward to getting back onstage next year and seeing you all so, please, continue to take care of yourselves and stay smart.”

Here are the rescheduled dates:

June 2021

11th – Warsaw PGE Narodowy, Poland

13th – Bremen Bürgerweide, Germany

15th – Prague Sinobo Stadium, Czech Republic

16th – Austria Wiener Neustadt Stadium Open Air

19th – Barcelona Olympic Stadium, Spain

21st – Lisbon Estadio Nacional, Portugal

24th – Bologna Sonic Park, Italy

26th – Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Arena, Germany

27th – Antwerps Sportpaleis, Belgium

30th – Berlin Waldbühne, Germany

June 2021

3th – Gothenburg Ullevi Stadium, Sweeden

8th – Cologne Rhein-Energie-Stadium, Germany

10th – The Netherlands Arnhem GelreDome

11th – Paris La Defense Arena, France