England’s Bruce Dickinson and his heavy metal band have been rocking stages for 35 years. Now, the veteran musician – who is also a pilot, brewer, fencer and motivational speaker – has written an autobiography.
War knows no normality. During the siege of Sarajevo, there was no electricity to plug in amps: no guitar, no band practice. Yet heavy metal fans didn't let that stop them. A documentary focuses on that point in history.
Legendary bands like Iron Maiden and Steel Panther are headlining at Wacken Open Air this year. But just as exciting is the festival's international Metal Battle, bringing together metalheads from China to the Caribbean.
This week, headbangers of the world will unite in the northern German town of Wacken. DW's music team will report from the popular open air festival. Here are eight reasons why they're really excited to be there.
Wacken Open Air is an annual highlight on the hard rock and heavy metal calendar. In 2016 legendary acts like Iron Maiden, Whitesnake, Saxon, Foreigner and Blind Guardian are taking part.
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