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Planet Rock gets first radio play of new Iron Maiden song

We're playing the first single from Maiden's 'Book of Souls'.

On Friday 14th August at 8am (GMT) on Paul Anthony's breakfast show, Planet Rock will be bringing you the first radio play of the brand new Iron Maiden single 'Speed of Light'

The single is the first off the forthcoming album 'Book Of Souls', Maiden's 16th studio LP, out on 4th September. The double album is Maiden's longest ever, and includes an 18 minute epic entitled 'Empire Of The Clouds' penned by Bruce Dickinson. Read our previous stories on the release of the album here.

You can hear a sneak snippet of 'Speed of Light' in the video below


In other Iron Maiden news, Bruce Dickinson has been praised for an emergency landing in his Fokker triplane at an RAF airbase in Buckinghamshire.

Bruce was flying his WW1 Fokker triplane (previous owner: Manfred von Richthofen, known as the Red Baron), when the fuel ran low. According to the Bucks Heraldhe diverted to the airbase, where RAF personnel were on-hand to refuel the classic plane and store it for a few days in a hangar for him.

Bruce Dickinson's Fokker triplane
Bruce's triplane in the RAF hangar

Squadron leader Gary Coleman at RAF Halton, said: “We applaud Bruce Dickinson’s decision to divert to RAF Halton rather than press to his destination with potentially low fuel. To see such a well-regarded pilot, and world-renowned rock singer, make this decision is great for our student pilots to see."

Bruce Dickinson = legend.

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