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Iron Maiden honored with official Royal Mail stamps

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    Iron Maiden fans are very passionate. I bet you they would literally run to the hills to get the latest Royal Mail official stamps. It is not every day a heavy metal band gets the honor of getting commemorative stamps, that honor is reserved for classic bands such as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. I plan to mail my next envelope to 22 Acacia Avenue.

    IRON MAIDEN stamps are the latest from Royal Mail celebrating music icons. The previous stamp issued by the British postal agency depicted such rock acts as The BeatlesElton JohnPinkFloydDavid Bowie and Queen. Last year, Royal Mail paid tribute to The Rolling Stones in the form of postage stamps commemorating the 60th anniversary of the band’s formation.

    “We were all absolutely astounded — in a good way! — when we heard first about the commemorative project, and equally pretty much speechless when we saw the stamps for the very first time,” said MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris. “They look superb and I think they really capture the essence and energy of MAIDEN. We’re all very proud that the Royal Mail has honored the band’s legacy like this and we know our fans will feel the same way.”
    IRON MAIDEN manager Rod Smallwood said: “As a band who have never played by anyone else’s rules for over 40 years, it’s very gratifying to see them honored in their home country in this way.

    “We’re proud to show how these six band members are still appealing to more and more fans every year with their music and their legendary shows — which I think these stamps really capture well. It’s also fantastic that Eddie has been honored too. It’s incredible that Her Majesty, may she rest in peace, saw these and lent her iconic silhouette to them too.”

    With over 100 million record sales, more than 2000 live performances in 63 countries, millions of fans worldwide and 17 chart-topping studio albums of unerring quality and power to their name, IRON MAIDEN has more than earned its proudly held status as one of the most influential and revered bands of all time. In recent years IRON MAIDEN has extended its legacy in a couple of other areas of particular interest to them: their own award-winning beer Trooper, which has sold over 30 million pints worldwide and is widely acknowledged as the most successful international British beer launch of the past twenty years with Cheshire family brewers Robinsons, and a mobile game titled “Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast” — a free-to-play, fantasy RPG where players combat the legions of darkness across time and space as Eddie — one of the most recognizable music icons of our age and the calling card of one of the most passionate fan-bases anywhere.

    Tony M.