Iron Maiden Tempers Metal With AOL On Enhanced CD

If you want to get hooked up to America Online, Iron Maiden can help.

The metal institution is the latest act to offer AOL software as an enhanced bonus on its new CD, "Virtual XI."

Fans who buy the album and pop it into a CD-ROM drive will be able to download AOL and score 50 free hours of time with the online service.

There are other enhanced goodies as well, including band photos, lyrics, a biography, and links to Maiden-related websites.

If you prefer to get your metal in a more face-to-face setting, the band will be hitting the road with Dio and WASP next week on what is being dubbed the Metal Mania tour (see "Iron Maiden, Dio, WASP Line Up 'Metal Mania' Dates").