BRUCE DICKINSON Talks Flight 666 Documentary - "...All We Did Was Be In It"
April 6, 2009, 10 years ago
Metal Hammer UK reports:
BRUCE DICKINSON recently sat down for an exclusive chat with Metal Hammer about the forthcoming IRON MAIDEN movie, Iron Maiden: Flight 666.
Iron Maiden: Flight 666 documents life on the road with Iron Maiden on their Somewhere In Time world tour and will hit UK cinemas on April 21st - which is also officially Iron Maiden Day!
Q: Film... tour documentaries are small, fan-based kind of thing... but the scale of this thing, it’s a completely different beast... was that the intention?
Bruce: “I don’t know what it was intended to be because the... all we did was be in it.”
Q: No reservations about the movie?
Bruce: “I probably had less than the other guys because I’m used to doing lots of interviews and things like that. Adrian was a little wary but I think he kind of warmed to them because they were nice guys and they did just join in and became part of the crew. So, just as if somebody... we’re all arsing around dressed as transvestite Scotsmen wearing Ken Dodd wigs and some of the crew got out their mobiles and started taking pictures, you don’t say ‘No pictures!’ because they’re your mates and everyone’s having a laugh, so it was actually the same with the documentary crew, which could’ve been a dangerous thing if they’d decided to fuck us over... but it was their impressions telling the story.”
Read more at Metal Hammer UK.
BW&BK; recently received the following press release:
The extraordinary feature length documentary film, IRON MAIDEN - Flight 666, will be screened in Australian cinemas from Thursday, April 30th to Wednesday, May 6th. Selected Greater Union, Birch Carroll and Coyle and Village cinemas across the country will feature 9 sessions of this amazing film during the exclusive screening period. The film will be projected in 2K digital cinema, the highest quality standard in cinemas today, together with 5.1 surround sound.
Iron Maiden: Flight 666 is a full length documentary film and follows on from Iron Maiden being crowned Best British Live Act at the Brit Awards 2009. The film was shot as the band embarked on the first leg of their momentous Somewhere Back In Time World Tour in February and March of 2008, considered to be the most ambitious and adventurous tour in rock history. The film is a revealing portrait of one of the world's most successful rock bands and an inspirational and often humorous account of the chaotic world of a band on tour around the stadiums of the world. Circumnavigating the globe in just 45 days, the band flew in a specially customised Boeing 757 airliner, piloted by lead singer Bruce Dickinson, with the entire tour crew and 12 tons of music and stage equipment on board, to 23 sold-out stadium and arena shows in Asia, Australia and North, Central and South America. The band played in 13 countries, also landing in Azerbaijan and Papua New Guinea en route for fuel stops, travelling 50,000 miles (70,000 km) and performing to almost half a million fans – a schedule that was only made possible by having their own "magic carpet" which enabled them to go where they wanted with all the key elements of band, crew and equipment on board one plane, christened Ed Force One.
Flight 666 gives a close-up inside-the-scenes look at what happened on and off stage, when Maiden gave full access to a film crew for the first time ever, and contains some of the most spectacular live footage yet seen of Maiden. If you ever wanted to know what it is like to be part of the most adventurous tour in rock history, then this film is an unmissable experience. Taking you from Mumbai to Santiago, LA to Sydney, Tokyo to Sao Paolo, Buenos Aires to Toronto and all points between, through exhaustion and fan pandemonium, travelling with band and crew on the plane to and from shows, in the bar and during leisure time, this really is Access All Areas! The film is produced by celebrated award–winning film makers Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn of Banger Productions, based in Toronto, Canada, who have received international critical acclaim for their previous movies, Metal: A Headbangers Journey and Global Metal. Executive Producers are Rod Smallwood, Stefan Demetriou and Andy Taylor.
Shot in High Definition, Iron Maiden: Flight 666 will be released in digital cinemas around the world, on consistently pristine, non-degradable digital hard drive prints instead of 35mm analogue prints. The film’s high impact 5.1 surround sound was mixed by the band's producer Kevin "Caveman" Shirley. Iron Maiden's Manager, Rod Smallwood commented, "This film is a testament to an extraordinary tour and to our incredible fans all over the world. Seeing it on the big screen will make you feel like you were there on that spectacular journey." ‘Iron Maiden: Flight 666’ is an honest and revealing portrait of one of the world’s most successful rock bands at an historic point in their career. It is a must-see for all Maiden fans, rock-music lovers and anyone interested in rock and what it is really like to tour at this level.
Iron Maiden: Flight 666 will screen in Australian cinemas Thursday 30th April to Wednesday 6th May 2009.
Session times are as follows:
Monday - 7pm
Tuesaday - 7pm
Wednesday - 7pm
Thursday - 9pm
Friday - 9pm
Saturday - 4pm and 9pm
Sunday - 4pm and 9pm
Tickets go on sale Thursday, April 2nd at: www.greaterunion.com.au, www.birch.com.au, www.villagecinemas.com.au.
Participating Australian cinema locations are below:
Village Cinemas - Rivoli
Village Cinemas – Southland
Village Cinemas - Knox
Village Cinemas - Doncaster
Village Cinemas - Jam Factory (South Yarra)
Village Cinemas – Sunshine
Village Cinemas – Airport West
Village Cinemas – Century Walk (Glen Waverley)
Village Cinemas – Morwell
Village Cinemas – Karingal (Frankston)
Village Cinemas – Geelong
Village Cinemas – Fountain Gate (Narre Warren)
Village Cinemas – Crown (Southbank)
Greater Union - George Street
Greater Union - Castle Hill
Greater Union - Bondi
Greater Union - Macquarie
Greater Union - Campbelltown
Greater Union - Newcastle
Greater Union – Innaloo
Greater Union - Marion
Birch Carroll & Coyle Megaplex – Chermside
Birch Carroll & Coyle Megaplex– Indooroopilly
Birch Carroll & Coyle - Pacific Fair (Gold Coast)
Birch Carroll & Coyle - Maroochydore (Sunshine Coast)
Village Cinemas – Hobart
Village Cinemas – Launceston
Greater Union – Manuka
Check out 'Run To The Hills' from Flight 666 below: