British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN grace the cover of the March 2011 issue of the Argentinian edition of Rolling Stone magazine. The exclusive artwork was created by the band’s official illustrator and features a giant version of the group’s mascot, Eddie, destroying The Obelisk, a national historic monument and the icon of Buenos Aires, while holding a flag of Argentina with the pirate emblem on it.
IRON MAIDEN‘s April 8 and April 10 concerts in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santiago, Chile, respectively, were professionally filmed and recorded for a future DVD release.
IRON MAIDEN was honored with a Grammy in the “Best Metal Performance” category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, which was held on February 13 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. IRON MAIDEN was nominated for the track “El Dorado”, from the band’s 2010 album “The Final Frontier”.
“The Final Frontier” sold 63,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 4.
“The Final Frontier” was IRON MAIDEN‘s fourth U.K. No. 1 album. The band previously topped the chart in 1982 with “The Number of the Beast”, in 1988 with “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son” and in 1992 with “Fear of the Dark”.