Here’s the new Christmas card sent out by Iron Maiden to the members of its official fan club (IMFC). Could it be a tease for an upcoming album? Mascot Eddie is leaving a studio with an enigmatic sign that says “UROTON 51.”
And if you’ve been reading about Iron Maiden’s award-winning Trooper beer and drooling, you can hit the pause button on your salivary glands because it’s coming Stateside! Trooper beer in a “tall boy” can will hit these shores next month.
Singer Bruce Dickinson, who designed and developed the ale with Robinsons Brewery, says of the soon-to-arrive cans, “Firstly, cans are easier to recycle, require less packaging, get colder quicker and take up less space in your fridge. Secondly, cans don’t break or smash, meaning they can be taken to venues, sporting events, campgrounds, beaches, and music festivals, where glass is not typically allowed. Thirdly, aluminium cans are excellent protection against light and oxygen – beer’s biggest enemies, so your drink tastes fresher longer. Done right, they’re great for our beer.”
300,000 Trooper cans will hit the U.S. beer market in January; it was first launched in the UK in 2013 and has since sold over 5 million pints worldwide.
Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil has joined forces with boxing legend Mike Tyson and TV star Ian Ziering (as well as Food & Beverage magazine founder Michael Politz) as the new ownership team behind Quickee Burgers. The quick-service restaurant has two Las Vegas locations; its main burger has been compared to White Castle’s famous sliders. Plans are in the works to take Quickee Burgers nationwide.
Anthrax and Kentucky-based small batch whiskey company Jefferson’s Bourbon are teaming to produce Indians, a new single barrel bourbon hand-selected by the band.
Says Bassist Frank Bello, “We’ve been wanting to come up with a special item like this, something that was unusual, one-of-a-kind, not a t-shirt or hoodie or poster, and ‘Indians’ was perfect.”
It’s available exclusively through Atlantic City Bottle Company.
Our hairiest and best wishes for a full recovery to Saxon drummer Nigel Glockler, who suffered a brain aneurysm earlier this week. He underwent surgery on Wednesday, but will have to undergo another procedure late this week.
Have a look at Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon’s new video, “Born Free,” off his new solo album, World Peace.
Aerosmith’s Joe Perry stars in a new video for the tune “Run, Run Rudolph”.
The song is off his new four-song EP, Joe Perry’s Merry Christmas.
Ex-Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing has released his new line of perfumes, Metal For Men and Metal Pour Femme (avail. only overseas at the moment). In a recent interview [transcribed by Blabbermouth.net], he said of his inspiration, “I think I just woke up one morning and thought of the word ‘metal’ and I thought ‘metal for men’ and I thought, straight away, I thought, ‘What could that relate to?’ And I don’t know why I thought about it, but I thought there’s nothing out there on the market that’s associated with rock and metal fans in respect to fragrances and stuff. And I guess that, combined with my mum asking me continually what I want for Christmas and stuff, and it just came about. And it just so happens I had a friend who had associations with fragrances before, and it came about very, very quickly.”