April 9, 2007: Maiden Contest Winners Announced!
UP THE IRONS! The House of Hair would like to congratulate our 10 Iron Maiden winners this week, who each scored a copy of the new Maiden 3-DVD set, “Death On The Road”. We’ve got some serious ones, some funny ones, some crazy ones, and some scary ones – but they’re all winners!
Thanks to everyone for entering – once again with a record number of entries! Every week, we’ll have a new contest – so check back often to enter and win!
10 Winners of the Iron Maiden 3-DVD Set, Death on the Road
One Iron Maiden 3-DVD Set, Death on the Road!
1. Kyle Froehlich
St. Clair, MN
93.1 KXLP – Mankato, MN
My name is Kyle and I’m a Deputy Sheriff in southern
Minnesota. I am the biggest Iron Maiden fan because under my bullet-
proof vest, I always wear one of my Iron Maiden t-shirts (If the vest
doesn’t stop a bullet, hopefully Eddy will!). Also, when I make a
traffic stop, if the driver doesn’t like Iron Maiden, THEY GET A
TICKET! I always have Iron Maiden playing in my squad car and it
never fails, everytime I’m hauling someone to The Iron Bar Motel,
they always want to know who I am listening too. I then get mad and
yell at them because they don’t know who Iron Maiden is. And if
anyone even tries to rip on Iron Maiden in any way, I charge them
with Disorderly Conduct or Obstructing Legal Process! So, if you come
to Southern Minnesota, you better be an Iron Maiden Fan and if you’re
not, don’t let me catch you speeding! Thanks, and keep up the great
work – or else!
2. Laura Penney
102.5 kbrq the bear
I have been an Iron Maiden fan since I was a little girl. I
had three older brothers that were all metal heads, and since I did
almost everything they did, I had to be one, too. That was how my
love for Iron Maiden began. While my little girl friends were off at
skating rinks and slumber parties, I was up in my brother’s room
watching the latest Iron Maiden video or VCR tape. Eddie was my hero,
and Run to the Hills was my anthem. Now that I am a high school
teacher I see students wearing the familiar Eddie t-shirts, and see
the Iron Maiden logo on their book covers, and it makes me smile.
Everytime my Run to the Hills ringtone goes off next to some
unsuspecting student, I can’t help but smile to myself when they look
at me with surprise and disbelief. I smile at them and tell them that
I was a head banger long before they were born. Even though I look
like an average young woman on the outside eager to reach their minds
through what I teach…on the inside I have the soul of a true head-
banging metal lover. Long live Eddie!!! Long live The House of Hair!!!
3. Doug Gross
Apple Valley, MN
93x KXXR-FM, Minneapolis, MN
This is a question that I could go on for hours answering,
but for the sake of who has to read this, I will try to get right to
the point . The first Album I ever bought was Piece of Mind in 1983.
Yes, I said Album and I bought it at Musicland(anyone else remember
that store?). I can still remember when Iron Maiden was scheduled to
play the Duluth, MN Arena on the Somewhere in Time tour in 1987. The
show was cancelled due to the fact of the stage would not fit in the
arena. I was devastated. That was going to be my chance to see the
mighty Iron Maiden for the 1st time. I was also going to hear my
favorite song Wasted Years played live. Oh well, it was not to be. I
have seen them many times since, but they have not played Wasted
Years at any of the shows(Damn!!). I have been a fan ever since(24
years and counting). I appreciate the fact that they continue to put
out great new Metal. Brave New World, Dance of Death, and A Matter of
Life and Death are great metal albums. I was also a fan of the X
factor and Futureal with Blaze Bayley on vocals. I am also glad that
they have played songs off of those cd’s on recent tours. Even though
I seem to be in the minority, I am glad that they don’t play the same
songs over and over again every tour. I love to hear the classics,
but I also like hearing the new stuff. I traveled 6 hours in October
of 2006 to see them in Chicago, IL I knew they were playing A Matter
of Life and Death in it’s entirety ahead of time and was glad. It is
a great piece of work, and great to see those songs performed live.
Over that time I have seen the band play live countless times and
acquired a lot of Iron Maiden merchandise(albums, cds, shirts,
posters) etc. What I am most proud of though, is the number of people
of different generations that I have introduced Iron Maiden too.
Cousins, Friends, etc. My greatest achievement in Iron Maiden fandom
though is the fact that my two sons ages 3 and 6 are Iron Maiden
fans. They each proudly wear their Iron Maiden shirts, with the
Killers Album Eddie on the front, that I had made for them at a T-
shirt store. Every week when their Mom is at work, they beg me to
play “Concert Songs” as they call them. They ask me to play “The
video with the guy that cracks the window”. This refers to the
beginning of the Visions of the Beast DVD. Their favorite videos are
“Run to the Hills, Wasted Years, and Holy Smoke”. It would be great
to win this DVD so there would be some different Iron Maiden “Concert
Songs” I could watch with my sons. Here’s to another 24 years of Iron
Maiden. UP THE IRONS !!! Thanks for reading this. Doug
4. Chris Clifton
I am Iron Maiden’s mascot, Eddie’s illegitimate son. He has
never recognized me nor offered any support to us back home. I’d
probably feel better if I had one more piece of dear old dad to add
to my collection. BTW…. King Dee, YOU ROCK… (If all else fails…
5. Aaron Starkey
I have three kids under the age of 6. I don’t get to listen
to my Maiden unless I am on my way to work. I end my trip to work
EVERY DAY with Powerslave, and finish my trip home with Aces High.
Powerslave was truly their greatest work. I think that I deserve to
win simply because I have three kids under 6! I don’t think that I
will ever hear a Maiden song on any damn Kids Bop album (like Hinder
he he he)!
6. Mitch Piles
Dee, et al. How many fans can say that they use Iron Maiden
as a teaching tool for their children? By using Maiden’s music, I
have taught him about English Literature (Rime of the Ancient
Mariner) and Greek mythology (Flight of Icarus). He has also learned
about history both ancient and current, ie: U.S. western expansion/
plight of the Indian (Run to the Hills), WW I (The Trooper), WW II
(Aces High), Ancient Egypt (Powerslave), not to mention medieval
torture devices (Iron Maiden). He’s also learned about nuclear
proliferation (2 Minutes to Midnight), Vietnam (Back in the Village),
and the War on Terror (Entire new Album, which KICKS ASS!) So, as you
can see, I have not only supported them with my own record
collection, but also spread the news to the young. His mother even
approves and she’s a country fan. Therefore, I feel I am the biggest
Maiden fan out there. Up the Irons.
7. Tom Maynard
101.1 the WRIF
Ok. I cut off my mullet, put down my bass guitar and gave up
my dreams of being a rockstar to get a job as an accountant (?!?) of
all things. Not very metal, but that was Geezer Butler’s fallback
career choice, wasn’t it? Anyway, I’ve been an accountant for over 10
years and since then, every password I’ve had has been Maiden-
related. After 10 years of having to change it every 90 days, you
have to get pretty creative. Like AsmithRE, for example. The first
part is pretty obvious, but RE comes from the fact that Adrian’s
guitar is panned to the right ear in the Live After Death album. I
may be an accountant, but I’m obsessed with Maiden and know way more
about them than my buds who, on the outside at least, would appear to
have more Maiden-cred then me. They’ve been my favorite band since
1990 (when I was 15). Since No Prayer for the Dying, I’ve bought
every album on the release date. That includes the Blaze Bayley years
– UP THE IRONS!!!
8. Gretchen Graham
105.7 the brew
Dear Dee, I am a mother of a 12 year old who is a huge Iron
Maiden fan, no doubt he gets his love of metal from his mother. I
play drums and now he too plays though he is much better than I am,
even though he is only 12 and has only been playing for four months.
His favorite drummer is Nikko, he will sit for hours with the
headphones on and attempt to play whatever comes on the radio.
Unfortunately they don’t play Iron Maiden as often as they should. I
recently had surgery to remove a brain tumor and therefore have not
worked in a couple of years, this leaves very little money for any
extras, he really wants this DVD and since I cannot purcahse it I
really wish you would choose him as one of the winners, not only for
the love of the music, and to further a future rocker, but he has
been through alot lately and he certainly deserves something
nice!!!!! Thanks very much Dee A longtime rocker and loving mother of
one of the futures great drummers! Gretchen Graham
9. Michael Robertson
105.7 the brew
I’ve been the biggest fan since before I saw them with
twisted sister in columbus ohio 1983. Ever since I heard them I’ve
tried to collect as much as I could. From posters to lighters to rare
back stage passes. I’ve seen them all across the states.from little
clubs in cleveland to big arenas in california. Every tour I try to
get to as many shows as i can collecting more stuff each time. I
didn’t hate when bruce did his own thing because the music stayed
true to maiden. I’ve had special paint work done to my cars and one
motorcycle. People call me crazy when I show them my world slavery
tour tattoo with Eddie holding a cigar and martini glass , but it
was my favorite and unique. That’s why I should be considered IRON
MAIDEN’s BIGGEST FAN. ROCK ON MAIDEN !!!!!!!!!!!
10. Brian Dooley
Ten reasons: 10. I think “Number of the Beast” is about my
ex girlfriend. 9. I hear Maiden influences in epic Phish songs.
(Note:I do like Phish.) 8. Everyone is so worried, “who’s better Sammy
or Dave”, I know the only real question of importance is “Bruce or
Paul.” 7. When I first heard “Burnin for You” by BOC and “Cut My Life
Into Pieces” Papa Roach, I thought it was Maiden. Only a true Maiden
fan would think this 6. I believe no one has ever committed suicide to
“Piece of Mind” . I believe that teens that listen to Britney Spears
and Christina Aguillera are more likely to commit suicide. 5. When my
cover band plays “The Trooper”, we can accurately measure 4 minutes
and 16 seconds. 4. People that have never heard of them except
through me think the name of the band is “F***in Maiden.” 3. My
Favorite episode of Beavis and Butthead was when they went to jail
and sang Prisoner. 2. I believe Steve Harris ranks amongst Chris
Squire, Geddy Lee, as best songwriting bass players.(Kip Winger did
not make my list.) 1. GOD FAMILY MAIDEN COUNTRY.
Is Eddie your Daddy?
Are you the biggest Maiden head ever?
Then get your entry in ASAP and you could win the
New 3-DVD “Death on the Road” set!
Iron Maiden’s live album DEATH ON THE ROAD captured the heavy-metal legends at a stop on their 2003 tour, which promoted both that year’s DANCE OF DEATH and the best-of collection EDWARD THE GREAT. Recorded at the Westfalenhalle Arena in Dortmund, Germany, this concert film presents DEATH ON THE ROAD in visual form, with Maiden tearing through newer fare from DANCE OF DEATH as well as older classics like “Can I Play with Madness” and “The Trooper” for a potent showcase of singer Bruce Dickinson’s soaring vocals and the band’s trademark three-guitar assault. Finally available after a long wait – and well worth it!
What do you win?
25 winners receive a copy of the new Iron Maiden DVD set, “Death On The Road”.
How to Enter:
CONTEST CLOSED, ENTRIES NO LONGER ACCEPTED! WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
How we choose the winner:
Only entries received by 3/21/07 will be considered. The HOH staff will choose the 25 winners, who each receive the new Iron Maiden DVD set.
Contest Start Date: Monday, March 12th, 2007.
Contest End Date:Wednesday, March 21st, 2007 at midnight.