Brazil’s Wikimetal podcast recently conducted an interview with the official IRON MAIDEN photographer John McMurtrie. You can listen to the chat using the SoundCloud player below.
The photographic documentary compiled by McMurtrie entitled “On Board Flight 666” was published in the U.K. last October via Orion Books.
John‘s unrestricted access has allowed him to capture exclusive images and moments both onstage and off, in over 300 photographs accompanied by his personal insights and anecdotes in more than 250 glossy pages of photographs
“On Board Flight 666” charts the extraordinary journey of IRON MAIDEN in their specially customized Boeing 757, piloted by lead singer and airline captain Bruce Dickinson. Travelling across five continents, twice around the globe to undertake two world tours, John’s pictorial odyssey maps their progress from Ed Force One‘s historic take-off in January 2008 on the groundbreaking “Somewhere Back In Time Tour” through to 2010/11’s “The Final Frontier” world tour in support of the band’s fifteenth studio album to date, “The Final Frontier” (August 2010), which reached No. 1 in at least 28 countries.
With a personal foreword by Bruce Dickinson, “Onboard Flight 666” takes you up close with IRON MAIDEN as they circumnavigate the planet to play to their loyal legion of fans giving an inside look into what makes this band so special and so adventurous in their unique touring plans.
The hardcover version of “On Board Flight 666” is available now on Amazon.
Video footage of John McMurtrie talking about the “On Board Flight 666” can be seen below.