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 - The Evil That Men Do - Solid - Gatefold - UK - 7" vinyl - £18.00, $24.66, €21.06 (New Item) (arrived 20-Sep-2021 08:59)on September 20, 2021 at 6:21 pm
IRON MAIDEN The Evil That Men Do (1988 UK limited edition solid centre 7" vinyl single with black & silver labels, also including Prowler '88, a re-recorded studio version featuring Bruce Dickinson on lead vocals instead of Paul Dianno, glossy gatefold picture sleeve with live photos inside and reference to the 'Seventh Tour Of A Seventh Tour' Monsters Of Rock concert at Donington on the reverse EMG64)
- Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden + Insert - Japanese - vinyl LP - £40.00, $54.80, €46.80 (New Item) (arrived 30-Aug-2021 08:41)on September 20, 2021 at 6:21 pm
IRON MAIDEN Iron Maiden (1980 Japanese 8-track vinyl LP, the debut album including the singles Running Free & Sanctuary, picture sleeve with fold-out Japanese text biography/lyric insert. The sleeve displays minimal wear & the vinyl is Near Mintwith few signs of play EMS-81327)
- Iron Maiden - 2 Minutes To Midnight - Warning Stickered - UK - 12" picture disc - £35.00, $47.95, €40.95 (New Item) (arrived 09-Aug-2021 10:02)on September 20, 2021 at 6:21 pm
IRON MAIDEN 2 Minutes To Midnight (1984 UK limited edition 3-track 12" Picture Disc single featuring the classic track and one of the long running fan favourites, often used as a blinding set opener, also including Rainbow's Gold and Mission From 'Arry. With a superb image of an assault rifle-toting 'Cold War Eddie' on one side with a 'firing squad' line-up photo of the band on the reverse, 'offensive language' stickered outer PVC sleeve 12EMIP5489)
- Iron Maiden - Virus - Poster Sleeve - UK - 12" vinyl - £175.00, $239.75, €204.75 (New Item) (arrived 17-Aug-2021 12:29)on September 20, 2021 at 6:21 pm
IRON MAIDEN Virus (Rare 1996 UK limited edition 3-track 12" single, the non album track but featured on the Beast Of The Beast compilation album, also includes Prowler & Invasion, both taken from the legendary 1979 'The Soundhouse Tapes', superb fold-out poster picture sleeve. The sleeve displays minimal wear and has never been displayed, whilst the vinyl looks barely played. A fantastic example of now hard to find pressing and the only commercial vinyl release of this single! 12EMP443)
- Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast - Red Vinyl - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $27.40, €23.40 (New Item) (arrived 22-Aug-2021 10:53)on September 20, 2021 at 6:21 pm
IRON MAIDEN The Number Of The Beast (1982 UK limited edition Red Vinyl 7" single, with picture labels & intact four prong centre. Also includes Remember Tomorrow recorded live in Italy, in a plain die-cut paper sleeve. The vinyl remains excellent with only a few light cosmetic surface scuffs EMI5287)