IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson Honored By New Zealand’s Rugby World Cup-Winning All Blacks; Video

May 1, 2016, 5 years ago

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IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson Honored By New Zealand’s Rugby World Cup-Winning All Blacks; Video

British metal icons Iron Maiden recently took their Book Of Souls tour to New Zealand and singer Bruce Dickinson was honored with an official jersey from the Rugby World Cup champions the All Blacks. Check out video below:

"Rugby and metal are a little bit similar," he says. "We don’t give a shit. It’s all about the game. It’s all about the music."

For the New Zealand dates in Christchurch and Auckland, Iron Maiden released an All Blacks-themed t-shirt as a tribute to their Rugby World Cup victory last year.

Iron Maiden's manager Rod Smallwood: “We did a tribute to the legend that is Colin Meads on our 2011 NZ tour T-Shirt which went down so well with the rugby fraternity there (i.e. most everyone!) that AB assistant coach Wayne Smith, a mate for many years and big Maiden fan along with some other current ABs, asked to use this art on some special tees he was going to use as prizes for the players for outstanding defensive performances in each game of last year’s World Cup. He had done similarly in the 2011 Cup with our Fear Of The Dark design tees. This new tour shirt commemorates the victory last year at Twickenham and is a tribute to the ABs. Looking forward to seeing some of you for a few Troopers in Christchurch and Auckland.”


 



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