Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson will lead a World War I dogfight re-enactment above the Sonisphere festival, just hours before he takes the stage. He’s part of the Great War Display Team, a group of pilots who fly replica warplanes to commemorate the actions of those who fought and died in the 1914-18 conflict.
Dickinson will be flying his very own Fokker DR1 triplane –the same model used by infamous German flying ace Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron.
Randy Blythe, frontman for Virginia’s finest Lamb Of God, posted on his Instagram page recently that he’d had an accident that involved a steaming hot cup of coffee, driving a car and his reproductive organs … we’ll leave the rest to your imagination.
Asked about filing for a trademark of the name he replied, “I would never put myself on that pedestal. That’s the title the fans started to give me after the famous British Steel album. It’s something I really cherish, I don’t want anybody else to be the metal god but me.”
Avenged Sevenfold are still putting the final touches on their new ‘Hail to the King: Deathbat’ mobile video game. It’s been revealed that the band’s late drummer, Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan, will be included. Once you unlock his character, you can use him as your comrade to help you through the levels.”