The Iron Maidens to release new tribute album to Iron Maiden with current line-up
The all-female heavy metal tribute band, The Iron Maidens, consisting of guitarists Courtney Cox and Nikki Stringfield, bassist Wanda Ortiz, drummer Linda McDonald and lead vocalist Kirsten Rosenberg, will be recording and releasing a nw tribute album to Iron Maiden.
McDonald was recently interviewed by the Australian Rock Show and the following is the show’s press release in that regard (with slight edits):
“On the eve of their first tour ever tour of Australia, drummer Linda McDonald from The Iron Maidens has revealed plans for the band to record a new tribute album in coming August. Speaking to the Australian Rock Show Podcast, McDonald stated:
‘We are actually going into the studio to record another Tribute CD in August. We’ve already released a few, but they’re all out of print – people keep asking for them. The CD’s we did record previously do not feature any of the more recent band members – so we’re gonna go ahead and do that – give the fans what they want.’
McDonald also spoke about Phantom Blue‘s plans to re-unite with the original members, but after guitarist Michelle Meldrum passed away in 2008, it never eventuated.”
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its concert review about The Iron Maidens back in June 2017: “You may have noticed that Sleaze Roxx usually does not provide any coverage to cover or tribute bands. Why you may ask? Well, Sleaze Roxx is all about original music and covering tribute bands could potentially exponentially increase the amount of bands to be covered on the site. The one exception is the case of The Iron Maidens, the all-female tribute band to Iron Maiden. Truth be told, I have never considered The Iron Maidens as a tribute band in my mind even though they certainly are. Perhaps it’s because they have been around for such a long time. Perhaps it’s because the individual members do not try to look (that much) like the Iron Maiden band members. Perhaps it’s because The Iron Maidens do not feel like a tribute band with a cast of all females playing the songs made famous by an all-male group. Whatever the case, I have never really thought of The Iron Maidens as a “tribute” band.”
Australian Rock Show interview with The Iron Maidens drummer Linda McDonald:
In May and June, The Iron Maidens remove all the wheel blocks, gather speed and get airborne – hitting Australian stages for the first time.