Watch crowd celebrate Bruce Dickinson’s 60th birthday in Birmingham

Iron Maiden are currently on The Legacy Of The Beast tour across the UK.

The rock icons played a memorable set at Birmingham’s Genting Arena earlier this week (opens in new tab) – on a night that just happened to be frontman Bruce Dickinson’s 60th birthday.

After the crowd sang happy birthday to him, Dickinson told the audience: “I had forgotten it was my 60th birthday until you reminded me.”

Drummer Nicko McBrain joked: “He’s the old git of the band now!”

Dickinson replied: “Stop mucking about and get on with the fucking concert!”

Maiden will bring the curtain down on the tour with a pair of shows at London’s O2 Arena on Friday and Saturday.

The band are the cover stars of the new issue of Metal Hammer magazine, which is on sale now (opens in new tab). Fans can also get their hands on an exclusive Legacy Of The Beast bundle featuring the magazine, a Pharaoh Eddie patch and a limited edition Legacy Of The Beast figure.

There are only 666 bundles available worldwide and once they're gone, they're gone.

Iron Maiden Metal Hammer cover

Iron Maiden bundle

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Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.