December 12, 2007

I Am Iron Man

Love 'em, or hate 'em, heavy metal band Iron Maiden has achieved a level or success and longevity uncommon in the world of popular music. Yesterday, the band announced that it had re-signed with its label of 28 years EMI in a 360 degree deal (excluding the USA), which included touring, merchandise and other revenue.

The band, with an enormous world-wide following, regularly sells out shows in international venues, and has topped charts around the world. It must be the graphic t-shirts...

Amazingly, they have maintained the same manager, Rod Smallwood, since 1979. Unfortunately, the EMI-regime can't boast such loyalty or experience...but nonetheless, Iron Maiden is a "flagship band for EMI".

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