Iron Maiden’s Trooper ale has proved so successful that the makers are having to work overtime – before it’s even gone on sale.
But frontman Bruce Dickinson admits it wasn’t just a case of adding the band’s name to a bottle, and they actually had to audition for brewers Robinsons.
The award-winning firm tied in with Maiden to create a "secret squirrel" recipe. Interest has been so strong that they’ve moved to a six-day week to keep up with advance orders, with over 100 countries having expressed an interest in stocking it.
Dickinson describes Trooper as "a great drink to have on a summer afternoon. It’s 4.8% so it’s got a bit of a kick, but it’s still a good session beer. I wanted to make sure it was subtle enough so you could enjoy it for a while."
More than 250,000 pints of Trooper have been ordered in advance of its launch on May 9.
Don't forget you can win tickets to see Iron Maiden at Bridgestone Arena September 5th on the contest section of this web site!
Breakfast is still the most important meal of the day for most Americans. In a survey conducted by "Parade" magazine and SheKnows.com, most say they never skip breakfast, and 77 percent add that they usually have it at home.
Bacon was voted the best breakfast food of all, and the classic combination of eggs, bacon, hashbrowns and toast was voted America's breakfast meal of choice. Nearly three-quarters admit they prefer a hot, savory meal in the mornings instead of a bowl of sugary cereal.
More than half also say they brew their coffee at home. Only six percent usually purchase their coffee after leaving for the day. In addition, 47 percent read the newspaper at the breakfast table.
With my wacky morning schedule, a big plate of bacon and eggs is not possible! A protein bar, apple and turkey sandwich are the foods of choice that go into my lunch (breakfast) box each morning at oh-dark-thirty.
This Saturday is the 13th annual running of the Country Music Marathon.
The route begins in Centennial Park and continues along many of Nashville's sights including Music Row, Belmont University, the State Capitol Building, the Cumberland River, Shelby Park, Shelby Bottoms Greenway, and ends outside LP Field, home of the Tennessee Titans.
Many bands and high school cheerleaders entertain runners and walkers and friends, families, and neighbors join in cheering everyone on. The marathon will be followed by an evening concert featuring Craig Morgan and Sarah Darling.
Today is Earth Day - a day to increase awareness of our planet's environmental problems, to encourage everyone to get interested in our ecology and promote Earth's health. We need alternative fuels, the sun and the wind, conservation and less waste. Even saving electricity for 1 hour does a lot to help.
Pull on your green shirt. Here is a great Earth Day/save the planet tune by The Yardbirds. Even in the 60s these guys knew we had to wake up and save the world to come...
(Come Tomorrow) Now the trees are almost green.
But will they still be seen? ...
Please don't destroy these lands.
Don't make them desert sands.
Tonight (April 18th) Heart finally gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the ceremony at L.A.'s Nokia Theater. Jason Bonham will induct the band, which in addition to sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, will include the classic 1975 to 1979 Heart lineup featuring lead guitarist Roger Fisher, bassist Steve Fossen, longtime guitarist/keyboardist Howard Leese, and drummer Michael DeRosier.
A very well desrved honor for the sisters from Seattle. Listening to the albums Dreamboat Annie and Little Queen really takes me back to my teen years! Finally had a chance to see the band when they performed at the Ryman a few years back and they sounded as good as ever! Love these Midnight Special clips...