BRUCE DICKINSON Honored By New Zealand ALL BLACKS
"I'm a rugby fan," Bruce told the crowd after putting on the shirt (see video below). "And for me, rugby and metal and everything, it's a little bit similar. We don't give a shit. It's all about the game. Metal, it's all about the music."
IRON MAIDEN released an All Blacks-themed t-shirt ahead of the New Zealand leg of their world tour in tribute Rugby World Cup champions.
The top features the band's mummy-like mascot Eddie wearing black rugby gear complete with sweatbands and a ball under his arm as he charges to the try-line in a packed stadium. There are tackled players strewn behind him in the colors of the teams the All Blacks beat in the World Cup.