Iron Maiden was the world’s best metal band in Vancouver last night

all photos by Jeff Sutherland By Steve Newton Your first concert is a big deal--or that's what my nephew Jeff says, anyway. Thirty-five years ago I took him to his very first rock show, at the Pacific Coliseum. It was Iron Maiden on the Powerslave tour. He was 14. It ruled. Last night (Sept. 3) … Continue reading Iron Maiden was the world’s best metal band in Vancouver last night

Why couldn’t my name have been foil-stamped on a Maiden album instead of Roger Hodgson?

By Steve Newton Gather 'round kiddies and let ole Grandpa Newt tell tales of the long-ago days when the music industry was awash with cash, and promo reps didn't know what do with it all. Back in 1984 some brainiac at A&M Records came up with the idea of putting the names of rock critics the … Continue reading Why couldn’t my name have been foil-stamped on a Maiden album instead of Roger Hodgson?

The old school rules for 3 Inches of Blood

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, AUG. 26, 2009 By Steve Newton Cam Pipes's obsession with Iron Maiden’s Powerslave goes back more than a few years. The heavy-metal landmark introduced him to the joys of ear-busting rock when he was eight. “My buddy who lived on the same street as me would bring over all his Twisted … Continue reading The old school rules for 3 Inches of Blood