From Planet Rock.
The six-minute video begins with Adrian Smith saying to the camera: “Well, who would have though this situation we find ourselves in, spending a lot of time at home? It’s tough. And the tour. What a drag with the tour. We were all looking forward to that.
“But spending a lot of time at home, there’s things you can do. You can take something for example and just see if you can get better at it. I’ve been practising a lot, so this is what I’ve been doing… let’s see how I’m getting on.”
We then see Adrian passionately bash out a tune on the piano, play toilet roll keepie uppies, and partake in his favourite hobby, fishing.
Adrian adds: “Well that’s what I’ve been doing, let’s see how the crew have been getting on…”
The remaining four-and-a-half minutes of the clip sees Iron Maiden’s killer krew and their families mime along to Iron Maiden’s Battle of Britain themed masterpiece ‘Aces High’ from the comfort of their homes.
Alongside traditional instruments, the crew members play along with a variety of items including a mop, pots and pans, a sword and a fetching pink children’s guitar.
The undoubted highlight comes when a bunch of home-schooled kids are filmed writing a 10,000-word essay on the history of Iron Maiden. Nice.
Iron Maiden have either postponed or cancelled many of their Legacy of the Beast Tour dates this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Last month, longstanding Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood issued a statement to fans about the status of their upcoming shows.
Rod wrote at the time: “Just a quick note to say that I hope you’re all safe with your families and following the advice of your Governments and their scientific and medical advisors in these very difficult and tragic times over much of our planet. We all need to help bring an end to this Pandemic by following the advice and helping one another when we can, especially the more vulnerable. We want to see you all healthy and well when we make it to your country. And we want to see you as much as you want to see us!
“I also wanted to let you know that I’ve been speaking to all the band and they are all safe and isolated indoors and send you all their very best wishes to stay safe and healthy.
“As we get any new information about the planned shows we will continue to post it here. This is of course a very difficult situation and no-one can truly predict what will happen but we will continue to keep our options open while we see what develops and, l hope, make sensible decisions. And we will keep you the fans informed at the appropriate times. So please bear with us.
“So for now, take care of yourselves and BE SMART.”
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- Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.00, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 28-Nov-2022 12:41)on November 29, 2022 at 12:26 pm
IRON MAIDEN Piece Of Mind (1983 UK 9-track LP with 'brain' picture labels & die cut card inner, including the classic tracks Where Eagles Dare, Flight Of Icarus and The Trooper, glossy gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics printed inside and no barcode on the back. The sleeve displays some minor general wear mostly to the edges, whilst the vinyl has only a few signs of play, overall an excellent example EMA800)
- Iron Maiden - Interview Picture Disc - UK - shaped picture disc - £35.00, $42.00, €40.60 (New Item) (arrived 18-Oct-2022 14:23)on November 29, 2022 at 12:26 pm
IRON MAIDEN Interview Picture Disc (1986 UK 'Tell Tales' limited edition 'Picture Disc, featuring an interview with Bruce Dickinson, die cut sleeve. Interestingly the picture disc on side one has his name spelt 'Bruce Dickenson' with a facsimile signatue with a different picture for side two MM1202)
- Iron Maiden - Be Quick Or Be Dead - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $24.00, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 12-Oct-2022 09:41)on November 29, 2022 at 12:26 pm
IRON MAIDEN Be Quick Or Be Dead (1992 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including Nodding Donkey Blues. The paper picture sleeve displays minimal shelfwear and the vinyl remains in EX condition with just light evidence of play EM229)
- Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast - Red Vinyl + P/S - EX - UK - 7" vinyl - £35.00, $42.00, €40.60 (New Item) (arrived 12-Oct-2022 10:32)on November 29, 2022 at 12:26 pm
IRON MAIDEN The Number Of The Beast (1982 UK limited edition 7" single pressed on Red Vinyl with picture labels and intact four prong centre, also including Remember Tomorrow [recorded live in Italy]. Issued in the paper picture sleeve [which features the classic image of Eddie holding the decapitated head of Satan] which has some minor general wear to the edges and the back and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with just light signs of play EMI5287)
- Iron Maiden - Sanctuary - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $24.00, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 12-Oct-2022 12:42)on November 29, 2022 at 12:26 pm
IRON MAIDEN Sanctuary (1980 UK 3-track 7" vinyl single with its intact four prong centre and 'Eddie' image labels, also including Drifter and I've Got The Fire [both recorded live at the Marquee in London on the 3rd April 1980]. The vinyl remainsin excellent condition with just light signs of play issued in a black die-cut paper sleeve EMI5065)