The Year Ahead 2015: The Beast Lives

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Here are some of the things we would like to see around the next Maiden chapter…

BONUS GIFTS WITH A SPECIAL EDITION!/o:p

  • Eddie’s autobiography. * Iron Maiden Airfix kits to recreate the Sonisphere dogfight. * A selection of Iron Maiden wines and spirits to accompany the Trooper beer. * A Willy Wonka-style Golden Ticket in one lucky album for a trip on the Ed Force One plane.

HISTORICAL LYRICAL REFERENCE POINTS/o:p

  • The Peloponnesian War * The Tudors and Stuarts * Invention of beer * Dinosaurs * Vikings

THE SONGS

What we’d like to hear…/o:p

  • 10% solos * 15% galloping drums * 25% soaring vocals * 50% twin harmonies

45: Number of flying star jumps from Bruce onstage/o:p

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Nicko McBrain’s drum kit to increase from nine toms to 17, and 13 cymbals to 24./o:p

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236: Number of ‘woh-ohs’ from Bruce./o:p

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SMACKED-UP POLITICIANS: Maybe nothing as vicious as Eddie’s attack on Thatcher on the Sanctuary single artwork, but it’d be good to see him giving David Cameron a wedgie.

NEW EDDIES WE’D LIKE TO SEE/o:p

  • Superhero Eddie * Aqua Eddie * Steampunk Eddie * Ninja Eddie

8 minutes and 9 seconds: the average song length we want to hear.