April 22, 2001


IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson is known for his involvement in different charities. But now The Siren offers a unique opportunity for his fans to join him on a flight through taking part in eBay online auction. All money raised on the auction will go to charity.

The 10-day auction will start in the beginning of May with the flights taking place over three consecutive weeks in June. The six pair of winners will be flown by Bruce from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, England for a full 90-minute flight with one of the flights to be a special bonus, a fulday of aviation. The bidder for this special day will be flown to Biggin Hill where they will be given the opportunity to test their piloting skills on a full motion airliner flight simulator, which is used to train airline pilots.


Steve Hackett recently guested on a new album project by MARILLION drummer Ian Mosely, who used to play with Steve in the Eighties, and woodwind king Ben Castle, who lately toured Italy in Steve’s band, too. The album also features performances by Pete Trewavas of MARILLION on bass (another Hackett former cohort) and keyboardist Mark Edwards, as well as appearances by Steve Rothery,and John Etheridge on guitar.

For those getting their kicks of Hackett’s "Tokyo Tapes" album and video there’s a DVD version coming out soon that will include two extra tracks from the CD as audio tracks as well as 18 minutes of rehearsal footage with Steve, John Wetton, Ian McDonald, Julian Colbeck and Chester Thompson working out the GENESIS tunes.

Another project being finalized is a re-release of Steve HACKETT discography. The negotiations with EMI Classics are almost over and the album will soon appear as a mid-price edition on Camino Classics.

April 22, 2001

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