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Rod Small­wood promised Iron Maiden were go­ing to “have some fun” with their mon­strous new show, and their long­time man­ager was not piss­ing about. A few weeks ago, some lucky blag­ger headed to Stockholm to wit­ness the fire and the fury ahead of the legacy of The Beast tour hit­ting the UK later this month. Jump to page 28 to find out ex­actly what the hell they’ve got go­ing on, and why it should leave Maiden fans of ev­ery era very, very ex­cited.

In dev­as­tat­ing news, the metal world was left in mourn­ing by the sud­den loss of Vin­nie Paul on June 22. A pow­er­house of a drum­mer who helped shape heavy mu­sic as we know it to­day but, per­haps more im­por­tantly, a gen­uine beam of light who im­proved the lives of ev­ery­one he touched. He’ll be missed dearly, and you’d like to imag­ine that some­where, some­how there’s a hell of an Ab­bott broth­ers jam­ming ses­sion go­ing on. read our trib­ute to Vin­nie on page 38 and check back next month for a spe­cialfea­ture cel­e­brat­ing the legacy of Pan­tera.

In the mean­time, ours is a Black Tooth Grin. raise it high and…

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