Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Denies Manufacturing Military Drones for the United States
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 09.12.2013
Band responds to blog piece claiming otherwise…
NME reports that Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson denied receiving a $500 million contract from the US military to manufacture drones. The claim was made on the blog Dorset Eye.
A statement from a spokesperson for Iron Maiden said the following:
"This is a totally inaccurate and malicious piece of writing that seems to have stemmed from an unfortunate mistake in terminology on a South African website that the writer of said blog has since used as a starting point and catalyst to go off on a flight of sheer fantasy. Both Bruce Dickinson and Iron Maiden's manager Rod Smallwood were early investors in, and remain great supporters of, Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), a company that has nothing whatsoever to do with drones, 'lighter than air' or otherwise!"