If you haven’t yet seen these photos from the Iron Maiden Land in Toronto article in BlogTO, you’re in for a treat: here are photos of Ed Force One, the custom-painted Boeing 757 that Iron Maiden are flying about in their world tour, landing here in Accordion City:
Even more rockin’ than the jet’s design is the fact that Iron Maiden lead vocalist Bruce Dickinson is the pilot! (As is heavy metal singing and piloting weren’t enough, Bruce also has a very good slot on BBC’s 6 Music: Friday Rock Show.)
The name “Ed Force One” comes from the band’s mascot, Eddie the Head, the evil mummified creature who’s been gracing all the Iron Maiden album covers since my grade 5 days when my friend Dean Burzese and I would obsessively study them.
If you missed Iron Maiden’s concert, you can experience the next best thing by rocking out on some Maiden from my childhood — you can play Run to the Hills on Rock Band and Number of the Beast on Guitar Hero 3.