More MS news articles for June 2002
Launch Auction to Raise Funds for Former Drummer, Clive Burr
June 23, 2002
Following three sell-out nights at London's Brixton Academy and the
success of their single "Run to the Hills," Iron Maiden have already raised
nearly a quarter of a million pounds sterling for the Clive Burr MS Trust.
Both EMI Records and Zomba Music Publishers have also donated their profits
from their side of the single.
The sequence of events leading to the shows was the sad news last year
that ex-member and friend, Clive Burr, was suffering from Multiple Sclerosis.
The band rallied together and performed the three shows in London to an
audience of fans that had traveled from the four corners of the world.
All profits from the three shows (including record-breaking sales of merchandise)
were placed in the Clive Burr Multiple Sclerosis Trust which is a fund
that will not only help Clive and MS sufferers, but will also contribute
to vital research into the debilitating disease which affects so many people.
Ebay Auction, June 28th
To help raise more funds, the band has decided to release exclusive
memorabilia from their 20-plus-year career.
Here's a list of the memorabilia up for bid:
Again, all proceeds will go to the Clive Burr Trust.
Maiden's drummer Nicko McBrain is kindly donating his monster-full performance
drum kit. The drum kit is Nicko McBrain's full 31 Piece Signia Marquee
Premier Drum Kit including Paiste Cymbals and is a chance of a lifetime
opportunity to bid for a large piece of rock history. The kit has been
used by Nicko on tour, at Festivals, TV performances (including their recent
performance of 'Run To The Hills' on Top Of the Pops) and drum clinics
around the world spanning the last 8 years. The kit comes with stands and
the drums are in Hardcase cases.
For the guitarists, there is a Fender Stratocaster Iron Maiden Signature
Series Guitar signed by all members of the band including ex-drummer
Clive Burr. The Iron Maiden guitars are part of a Limited Edition Stratocaster
made by Fender to the specifications given by Dave Murray, Janick Gers
and Adrian Smith. The Stratocaster features Seymour Duncan Pickups and
Locking Floyd Rose Tremelo.
For the first time, the band has decided to make available to the public
an "Eddie" stage prop from their "No Prayer from the Road" tour
which is truly monstrous. The construction features an eight-foot high
Eddie head and shoulders and two arms which were part of the Stage set
where Eddie emerged from a huge on stage coffin similar to the No Prayer
The band has raided their storage facility and has unearthed rare Monsters
of Rock posters from their 1988 Monsters of Rock shows in France, Italy
and Spain as well as a very rare 1985 Powerslave Tour poster for their
sell-out shows at Radio City Hall in New York.
Also up for grabs are some exclusive Clive Burr Event T-shirts from
the recent London Brixton Academy, which have been signed by the entire
band and Clive Burr, and 20 signed copies of the Limited Edition event
postergrammes. These items were signed specifically for this auction and
are only available at the action. You will not find these signed items
The auction will commence at Midday 12pm (GMT) June 28, 2002 on EBay
and will run for 10 days to give everyone plenty of opportunity to bid.
The auction items will be listed on the Charities page on www.ebay.co.uk
and will also be also listed on www.Ebay.com. Full information on each
of the items, including photographs, will be posted on the band's website,
www.ironmaiden.com with direct links to the auction on Friday, June 28.