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.”
EIL.COM Favourite Music Update Rare CDs, CD Singles, Rare Records, Vinyl Records, Albums and Music
- Iron Maiden - Rainmaker - Blue Vinyl - UK - 7" vinyl - £25.00, $34.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 01-Mar-2021 11:29)on March 3, 2021 at 3:34 pm
IRON MAIDEN Rainmaker (2003 UK limited editon 7" single pressed on Blue Vinyl, also including the Orchestral Version of Dance Of Death [which plays at 33 1/3rpm]. The vinyl appears barely played nestled inthe hype-stickered picture sleeve EM633)
- Iron Maiden - On Board Flight 666 - UK - book - £25.00, $34.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 25-Feb-2021 14:26)on March 3, 2021 at 3:34 pm
IRON MAIDEN On Board Flight 666 (2011 UK 256-page 11½" x 9½" hardback book - an exclusive behind the scenes photo documentary by official band photographer John McMurtrie, with foreword by Captain Bruce Dickinson. An unprecendented insight into one of the most adventurous rock tours ever undertaken. Features over 600 spectacular photographs, annotated with individual insight and anecdotes, plus superb picture dust jacket)
- Iron Maiden - Dance Of Death - UK - picture disc LP - £125.00, $170.00, €140.00 (Back In Stock) (arrived 03-Feb-2021 12:25)on March 3, 2021 at 3:34 pm
IRON MAIDEN Dance Of Death (2003 UK limited edition 11-track double LP Picture Disc, the thirteenth studio album by the English heavy metal group, including the singles Wildest Dreams & Rainmaker, along with the groups first ever fully acoustic song, Journeyman, hyped stickered gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics across the inner spread and printed inners. The sleeve displays minimal wear and the discs look barely played - a fantastic example!)
- Iron Maiden - Death On The Road - UK - picture disc LP - £65.00, $88.40, €72.80 (New Item) (arrived 08-Feb-2021 15:47)on March 3, 2021 at 3:34 pm
IRON MAIDEN Death On The Road (2005 UK limited edition 16-track double LP Picture Disc set featuring a recording of their live performance on 24th November 2003, at Westfalenhalle Arena, Dortmund, Germany during the Dance of Death European Tour, within a hype stickered gatefold picture sleeve with 'Grim Reaper' inner sleeves)
- Iron Maiden - Dance Of Death - VG - UK - picture disc LP - £75.00, $102.00, €84.00 (New Item) (arrived 08-Feb-2021 15:52)on March 3, 2021 at 3:34 pm
IRON MAIDEN Dance Of Death (2003 UK limited edition 11-track double LP Picture Disc, the thirteenth studio album by the English heavy metal group, including the singles Wildest Dreams & Rainmaker, along with the groups first ever fully acoustic song, Journeyman, hyped stickered gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics across the inner spread and printed inners. The sleeve is very good with minor crease across the top right corner otherwise displays light general wear, whilst the disc's both look barely played. Although not mint, this is still a very good example, and offered at an advantageous price)