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Maiden drop Dickinson dogfight video

Iron Maiden have released a four-minute video documenting frontman Bruce Dickinson's dogfight re-enactment above the Sonisphere festival earlier this month.

He led a group of replica World War I fighter planes in a dramatic aerial show before headlining the festival later the same day.

Enthusiastic pilot Dickinson, who flew his own Fokker DR1 triplane, said before the performance: “We’re determined to put on an unforgettable display for everyone.

“The manoeuvres we’ll be performing are all based on true-life battles from a hundred years ago. What some of these fighter pilots achieved back then was nothing short of miraculous given the conditions they were working under and the seriousness of what was at stake.”

Dickinson was recently involved in a war of words with Rob Halford over the use of autocues on stage – but the Judas Priest frontman dismissed it as a “storm in a metal teacup.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.