More MS news articles for Jan 2002

Iron Maiden Help Out Pal

http://uk.music.yahoo.com/020110/242/coj8j.html

10th Jan, 2002

Iron Maiden have decided to put their plans for time-off on hold, in order to help out their poorly former drummer, Clive Burr.

Bruce Dickinson and co. had been due to spend the next year working on their own personal projects, however, the metal legends changed their minds when they discovered that Clive was suffering from multiple sclerosis.

"We were gutted to hear of Clive's condition," said founding Iron Maiden member Steve Harris, adding, "It must be a very scary prospect for him to face.

It seemed natural that we should try and help Clive by trying to improve his future quality of life.

We are setting up a special trust, The Clive Burr MS Trust Fund, and are keen to help him as much as we possibly can."

To raise money, Iron Maiden are to play two benefit gigs at London's Brixton Academy, on March 20th - 21st.

According to their spokesperson, "these will be the only shows that the band will play anywhere in the world in 2002 which will be a must for any Iron Maiden fans."

All of the profits from the gigs will go to The Clive Burr MS Trust Fund.

Clive joined 'Maiden in December 1979 and played on their first three albums, before quitting in 1983.

Further information can be found on the bands official website, http://www.ironmaiden.com.
 

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