The music and the aviation worlds were wowed recently by the iconic metal band Iron Maiden’s unveiling of their tour plane, a 747-400 with their name blazed across it. Sadly, less than a month later, and early in Iron Maiden’s tour, the jumbo jet has been badly damaged in a ground mishap in Chile.
Piracy's bad, right? Doesn't it rob bands of their hard-earned royalties and make record labels go broke? Not so fast. Turns out there's something to the old line about piracy boosting concert ticket sales—at least, according to Iron Maiden there is. (Correction appended below.)