Iron Maiden were honoured to be presented the Special Achievement Award
at Nordoff Robbins 29th annual gala charity lunch held in London earlier today.
Nordoff-Robbins is committed to providing music therapy of the highest quality for people in need, training the future generations of therapists and developing the effectiveness of music therapy through research. Music is an intrinsic part of life and is a universal language. Music therapy is grounded in the belief that everyone can respond to music, no matter how ill, disabled or traumatised.
Iron Maiden have been at the forefront of metal, selling some 60 million records to date, touring the globe over a dozen times and weathering all sorts of musical trends and fashion. They are still regarded as the masters of the genre and one of the greatest live acts ever. Of the Special Achievement Award, presented by TV and Radio personality Phil Jupitus, vocalist Bruce Dickinson said, “We were hugely honoured by the award, and are very impressed with and supportive of the magical work of the Nordoff-Robbins therapists”.
Iron Maiden are taking a well-deserved break this year after last year’s highly successful touring and Dance of Death album release. There is more Maiden news to come soon and their plans for 2005 will be revealed in a few months time. www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk