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 - Iron Maiden - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $43.75, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 05-Aug-2020 15:43)on August 8, 2020 at 7:20 pm
IRON MAIDEN Iron Maiden (1980 UK 8-track LP with picture labels, the debut album from the NWOBHM legends with A1/B1 matrices, including the now classic Running Free, Phantom Of The Opera and Charlotte The Harlot, glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve shows only a little scuffing around the edges and minor storage wear, whilst the vinyl looks barely played - overall a really nice example EMC3330)
- Iron Maiden - Metal For Muthas - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 05-Aug-2020 13:17)on August 8, 2020 at 7:20 pm
VARIOUS Metal For Muthas (Classic 1980 UK 10-track NWOBHM LP compilation, featuring early versions of Sanctuary and Wrathchild by Iron Maiden which are only available on this album, also including Tomorrow OrYesterday by Samson along with material by seven other artists from that era, picture sleeve with liner notes by Neal Kay. The sleeve shows just a little shelfwear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play EMC3318)
- Iron Maiden - Killers - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 30-Jul-2020 12:35)on August 8, 2020 at 7:20 pm
IRON MAIDEN Killers (1985 UK 10-track vinyl LP with picture labels, the second album from the NWOBHM legends, including Wrathchild & Purgatory, aswell as The Ides Of March which was originally recorded by Samson on their Head On album and was called Thunderburst. The glossy picture sleeve has a little shelfwear to the edges / corners remaining in EX condition however, the vinyl has only minimal signs of play FA4131221)
- Iron Maiden - The Wicker Man - Japanese - CD single - £24.99, $31.24, €27.99 (New Item) (arrived 20-Jul-2020 12:53)on August 8, 2020 at 7:20 pm
IRON MAIDEN The Wicker Man (2000 Japanese 4-track Picture printed CD single, also including Futureal Live, Man On The Edge Live, along with the Wicker Man Enhanced CD-Rom Video, picture sleeve with lyrics and obi-strip TOCP-40138)
- Iron Maiden - Fanzines & T-Shirt - UK - fanzine - £150.00, $187.50, €168.00 (New Item) (arrived 17-Jul-2020 10:27)on August 8, 2020 at 7:20 pm
IRON MAIDEN Fanzines & T-Shirt (This website exclusive bundle features the five most recent official fan club only fanzines, from December 2018, though 2019 and the most recent issue from 2020, each includes the bonus post and there are even two of the famous fan club only facsimile signed Christmas Cards. This also includes an unworn large sized fan club only grey t-shirt with the Eddie image used on the Legacy Of The Beast and fanzine #110, still sealed in the bag. Unusual to see a selection of the most recent fanzines come available so soon, with a lot of the articles still fresh and still relevant now)