Iron Maiden to Receive 2015 Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Award
The honor will come while celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Nordoff Robbins music charity ceremony. The tribute recognizes the band for their "outstanding contribution to U.K. music" and for "being one of the most globally successful and influential rock bands of all time."
The Nordoff Robbins organization treats people through music therapy which is something the band can get behind. "Their dedication to changing lives through music therapy is something we all very much support," state the band. "We're extremely proud to be part of the 40th anniversary event celebrating this wonderful music achievement."
Nordoff Robbins CEO Julie Whelan says, "It is because of events like the O2 Silver Clef Awards that Nordoff Robbins is able to continue to deliver essential music therapy services to vulnerable and isolated people across the U.K. Since 1976, the event has brought together artists from all arenas of the music industry, raising an incredible £8.5 million in the process.” The band will be on hand to receive the honor July 3 at London's Grosvenor Park Hotel.
Iron Maiden have reportedly been working on a new album for 2015. Drummer Nicko McBrain recently stated that the band had finished recording of the disc, but a release of the album has been put on hold while the band allows Bruce Dickinson to recover from recent cancer treatments.
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