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Iron Maiden
L-R: Steve Harris, Dave Murray, Janick Gers, Adrian Smith.
Background information
Origin Leyton, East London, England
Genre(s) Heavy metal
Years active 1975 - present
Label(s) EMI, Sanctuary, Columbia, Portrait, Capitol, Epic, CMC International
Associated acts Bruce Dickinson, Blaze Bayley, ASAP, Wolfsbane, Paul Di'Anno, Urchin, The Untouchables, Psycho Motel, Lauren Harris, Samson, Trust, The Entire Population of Hackney
Website http://www.ironmaiden.com
Members
Steve Harris
Dave Murray
Nicko McBrain
Bruce Dickinson
Adrian Smith
Janick Gers
Former members
See: Iron Maiden band members

Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from Leyton in the East End of London. The band were formed in 1975 by bassist Steve Harris, formerly a member of Gypsy's Kiss and Smiler. Iron Maiden are one of the most successful and influential bands in the heavy metal genre, having sold over 80 million albums worldwide[1][2][3] without significant mainstream or radio support. They are also often considered the leaders of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement[4]. The band won the Ivor Novello Awards for international achievement in 2002,[5] and were also inducted into the Hollywood RockWalk in Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles County, California during their tour in the United States in 2005. Iron Maiden are influenced by Thin Lizzy, UFO, Wishbone Ash, and Deep Purple amongst others. 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Contents

History of Iron Maiden

The early days (1975–1978)

Iron Maiden were formed on Christmas Day 1975, by bassist Steve Harris, shortly after he left his previous group, Smiler. Harris attributes the band name to a movie adaptation of The Man in the Iron Mask from the novel by Alexandre Dumas,and starring Patrick Mcgoohan (who also starred in the 1960's series The Prisoner) which he saw around that time, and so the group was christened after the purported torture device.[6] Joseph and Mary with baby Jesus, at the first Christmas Christmas (literally, the Mass of Christ) is a holiday in the Christian calendar, usually observed on December 25, which celebrates the birth of Jesus. ... Deon Rexroat of Anberlin. ... Stephen Percy Harris (born March 12, 1956 in Leytonstone, London, England) is the bassist and primary composer of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... The Man in the Iron Mask is a 1977 television film produced by ITC Entertainment, starring Richard Chamberlain as the twins, Patrick McGoohan as Fouquet, and Louis Jourdan as DArtagnan. ... For other uses, see The Prisoner (disambiguation) and Prisoner. ... This article is about the torture device. ...


Steve Harris and guitarist Dave Murray remain the longest-surviving members of Iron Maiden to this day. Original vocalist Paul Day was fired as he lacked "energy or charisma onstage".[7] He was replaced by Dennis Wilcock, a Kiss fan who utilised fire, make-up and fake blood during live performances. Wilcock's friend, Dave Murray, was invited to join, to the frustration of guitarists Dave Sullivan and Terry Rance.[8] This fueled Harris to temporarily split the band in 1976,[8] though the group reformed soon after with Murray as the sole guitarist. David Michael Murray (born December 23, 1958 in Edmonton, London) is an English guitarist and songwriter best known as one of the original members of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... Paul Mario Day (born April 19, 1956) was the original lead vocalist of Iron Maiden from 1975 to 1976. ... Dennis Willcock was an early singer for the band Iron Maiden. ... Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973. ...


Iron Maiden recruited another guitarist in 1977, Bob Sawyer, who caused a rift between Murray and Wilcock, prompting Harris to fire both Murray and Sawyer.[9] A poor gig at the Bridgehouse in November 1977, with a makeshift line-up including Tony Moore on keyboards, Terry Wapram on guitar, and drummer Barry Purkis resulted in Harris firing the entire band.[10] Dave Murray was reinstated and Doug Sampson was hired as drummer. Tony Moore is an English singer/songwriter, musician, radio presenter and music promoter. ... Thunderstick (aka Barry Graham or Barry Purkis) was a drummer for the English heavy metal band Iron Maiden briefly in the late seventies. ... Doug Sampson was the third drummer for Iron Maiden. ...


Rise to fame (1978-1981)

A chance meeting at the Red Lion pub in Leytonstone evolved into a successful audition for vocalist Paul Di'Anno. Steve Harris has stated, "There's sort of a quality in Paul's voice, a raspiness in his voice, or whatever you want to call it, that just gave it this great edge."[11] , Leytonstone is a place in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, in East London, England. ... Paul Andrews (born 17 May 1958, in Chingford, Essex), better known as Paul DiAnno, was the first prominent vocalist in the band Iron Maiden from 1978 to 1981. ...


Iron Maiden had been playing for three years, but had never recorded any of their music. On New Year's Eve 1978, the band recorded a demo,[12] The Soundhouse Tapes. Featuring only three songs, the band sold all five thousand copies within weeks.[13] One track found on the demo, "Prowler", went to number one on Neal Kay's Heavy Metal Soundhouse charts in Sounds magazine.[14] Their first appearance on an album was on the compilation Metal for Muthas (released on 15 February 1980) with two early versions of "Sanctuary" and "Wrathchild". For other articles with similar names, see New Year (disambiguation). ... The Soundhouse Tapes is an EP by Iron Maiden. ... Prowler is an early song by the heavy metal band Iron Maiden, believed to be one of the first songs written by Steve Harris. ... Neal Kay is a London-based DJ who along with Tommy Vance was a significant factor in the rise of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM). ... Metal for Muthas is the name given to two heavy metal compilations made during the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Sanctuary is a single and a song released by Iron Maiden in 1980. ...


From late 1977 to 1978, Murray was the sole guitarist in the band until Paul Cairns joined in 1979. Shortly before going into the studio, Cairns left the band. Several other guitarists were temporarily hired until the band finally settled on Dennis Stratton. Initially, the band wanted to hire Dave Murray's childhood friend Adrian Smith, but Smith was busy with his own band, Urchin.[15] Drummer Doug Sampson was also replaced by Clive Burr (who was brought into the band by Stratton). In December 1979, the band landed a major record deal with EMI.[16] Paul Cairns was a guitarist in Iron Maiden briefly in 1979. ... Dennis Stratton (b. ... This article is about the Iron Maiden guitarist. ... Urchin was the first band of Adrian Smith, which he formed with his friend Dave Murray around 1977. ... Doug Sampson was the third drummer for Iron Maiden. ... Clive Burr (b. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ...


Iron Maiden's eponymous 1980 release, Iron Maiden, made number 4 in the UK Albums Chart in its first week of release,[17] and the group became one of the leading proponents of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement.[4] In addition to the title track, the album includes other early favourites such as "Running Free", "Transylvania", "Phantom of the Opera", and "Sanctuary" — which was not on the original UK release but made the U.S. release and subsequent re-releases. The band played a headline tour of the UK then went on to open for Kiss on their 1980 Unmasked Tour's European leg. Iron Maiden also supported Judas Priest on select dates. After the Kiss tour, Dennis Stratton was fired from the band as a result of creative and personal differences.[18] Stratton was replaced by Adrian Smith in October 1980. An eponym is the name of a person, whether real or fictitious, who has (or is thought to have) given rise to the name of a particular place, tribe, discovery, or other item. ... Alternate cover Remastered album cover Iron Maiden, released on April 14, 1980, was the first full-length album by Iron Maiden, reaching number 4 in the UK album charts. ... The UK Albums Chart is a chart of the sales positions of albums in the United Kingdom. ... The New Wave of British Heavy Metal (frequently abbreviated as NWOBHM or N.W.O.B.H.M.) emerged in the late 1970s and reached mainstream attention in the late 1970s, in the United Kingdom, as a reaction in part to the decline of early heavy metal bands such as... Running Free is the third song on the heavy metal band Iron Maidens self-titled debut album, released in 1980. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Phantom of the Opera is a song from the bands debut album Iron Maiden. ... Sanctuary is a single and a song released by Iron Maiden in 1980. ... // 01/02/1980 Scotland University Aberdeen 02/02/1980 Scotland University Glasgow 03/02/1980 Scotland University Saint Andrews 04/02/1980 Scotland Tiffanys Club Edimburgh 05/02/1980 United Kingdom Centre Hall Grimsby 06/02/1980 United Kingdom Romeo & Juliets Bristol 07/02/1980 United Kingdom Unity... Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973. ... The Unmasked Tour is a 1980 concert tour by the hard rock group Kiss. ... For other uses, see Judas priest (curse). ... Dennis Stratton (b. ... This article is about the Iron Maiden guitarist. ...


In 1981, Maiden released their second album, titled Killers. This new album contained many tracks that had been written prior to the release of the debut album, but were considered surplus. With songs already shaped on the road well in advance, only two new tracks were written for the album: "Prodigal Son" and "Murders in the Rue Morgue"[19] (the title was taken from the short story by Edgar Allan Poe). For the Kiss album, see Killers (Kiss album). ... The Murders in the Rue Morgue is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe first published in Grahams Magazine in 1841. ... Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American poet, short story writer, playwright, editor, literary critic, essayist and one of the leaders of the American Romantic Movement. ...


International success (1981-1986)

By 1981, Paul Di'Anno was demonstrating increasingly self-destructive behaviour, particularly through cocaine usage.[20] His performances began to suffer, just as the band was beginning to achieve large-scale success in America. At the end of 1981 the band fired Di'Anno and began to seek a new vocalist. Paul Andrews (born 17 May 1958, in Chingford, Essex), better known as Paul DiAnno, was the first prominent vocalist in the band Iron Maiden from 1978 to 1981. ... For other uses, see Cocaine (disambiguation). ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American...


Bruce Dickinson, previously of Samson, auditioned for Iron Maiden in September 1981 and joined the band shortly afterwards. He then went out on the road with the band on a small headlining tour. In anticipation of the band's forthcoming album, the band played "Children of the Damned", "Run to the Hills", "22 Acacia Avenue" and "The Prisoner" at select venues, introducing fans to the sound that the band was progressing towards. For the record producer in the Saturday Night Live skit, see More Cowbell. ... Samson was a heavy metal band formed in 1977 by guitarrist and vocalist Paul Samson. ... Run to the Hills is Iron Maidens sixth single and first single from Iron Maidens 1982 album The Number of the Beast. ...


Dickinson's recorded debut with Iron Maiden was 1982's The Number of the Beast, an album that claimed the band their first ever UK Albums Chart number 1 record[21] and additionally became a Top Ten hit in many other countries.[22] For the second time the band went on a world tour, visiting the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, UK and Germany. The tour's U.S. leg was marred by controversy stemming from an American right-wing political pressure group that claimed Iron Maiden was Satanic because of the new album's title track.[22] The band members' attempts to deflect the criticism failed to dampen persistent accusations. A group of Christian activists went on to destroy Iron Maiden records (along with those of Ozzy Osbourne) in protest against the band. The Number of the Beast is a heavy metal album released in 1982 (see 1982 in music) by Iron Maiden on EMI in the UK and originally Harvest Records/Capitol Records in the U.S. (now on Sanctuary Records/Columbia Records). ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... Peter H. Gilmore, High Priest of the Church of Satan. ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... Activism, in a general sense, can be described as intentional action or inaction to bring about social or political change. ... Ozzy redirects here. ...


Dickinson at the time was still in legal difficulties with Samson's management, and was not permitted to add his name to any of the songwriting credits. However, he was still able to lend "creative influence" to many of the songs.


In December 1982, drummer Clive Burr left the band due to personal and tour schedule problems. He was replaced by Nicko McBrain, previously of French band Trust. Shortly afterwards, in 1983, the band released Piece of Mind. Clive Burr (b. ... Michael Henry McBrain (born June 5, 1952 in Hackney, London, England) is the drummer for heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... Bernie Bonvoisin (left) and Norbert Krief (right) Trust was a famous hard rock band seen by many in its early years as the French AC/DC. // Band history Trust was founded in 1977 by: Bernard Bernie Bonvoisin (vocals, lyricist) Norbert Nono Krief (guitar, composer) Raymond Ray Manna (bass guitar) Jean... Piece of Mind is the name of several albums, including: 1983 Piece of Mind by Iron Maiden 1996 Piece of Mind by Tela 1999 Piece of Mind by David McMurray 2003 Piece of Mind by Robin Lane This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that...


Following the success of Piece of Mind, the band released Powerslave on September 9, 1984. The album featured fan favourites "2 Minutes to Midnight", "Aces High", and "Rime of The Ancient Mariner",[23] the latter based on Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem of the same name and running over 13 minutes in length. "Back in the Village" followed up on an earlier hit "The Prisoner", both based on the television show starring Patrick McGoohan. Powerslave is the fifth studio album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on 3 September 1984. ... 2 Minutes to Midnight is the eleventh single released by Iron Maiden and the first from their Powerslave album. ... Aces High is a song written by Steve Harris. ... Rime of the ancient mariner is a song by Iron Maiden off their 1984 album Powerslave. ... Illustration by Gustav Dore. ... For other uses, see The Prisoner (disambiguation) and Prisoner. ... Patrick Joseph McGoohan (born March 19, 1928) is an American born UK-raised actor, who rose to fame in the British film and TV industry by starring in the 1960s television series Danger Man (renamed Secret Agent when exported to the US), cult classic The Prisoner and Mel Gibsons...


The tour following the album, dubbed the World Slavery Tour, was the band's biggest to date and consisted of 193 shows over 13 months. This was one of the biggest tours in music history.[24] Many shows were played back-to-back in the same city, such as in Long Beach, California, where most of the recordings were made for their subsequent live release Live After Death. This tour was physically grueling for the band and they took a 6-month break when it ended. This was the first break in the band's history, including even cancelling a proposed supporting tour for the new live album.[25] The World Slavery Tour was a concert tour by the heavy metal band Iron Maiden from August 9, 1984 to July 5, 1985. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles County Government  - Mayor Bob Foster Area  - City  65. ... Live After Death is a live album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on October 14, 1985. ...


Experimentation (1986-1990)

Returning from their break, the band adopted a different approach for their 1986 studio album, titled Somewhere in Time. This was not a concept album, though it was themed loosely around the idea of time travel. It also included associated themes - history, the passage of time, and long journeys. It featured, for the first time in the band's history, synthesized bass and guitars sounds to add textures and layers to the sound. Though considered different from the norm of Maiden sounds, it charted well across the world, especially with the single "Wasted Years". The band had resisted using synthetic sounds before, and still insisted on not using keyboards. At the time they claimed the music was still 'real' since actual guitars/bass guitars had been used.[citation needed] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In popular music, a concept album is an album which is unified by a theme, which can be instrumental, compositional, narrative, or lyrical (Shuker 2002, p. ... Time travel is a concept that has long fascinated humanity—whether it is Merlin experiencing time backwards, or religious traditions like Mohammeds trip to Jerusalem and ascent to heaven, returning before a glass knocked over had spilt its contents. ... Synth redirects here. ... Wasted Years was the fifteenth single released by Iron Maiden and the first from their Somewhere in Time album. ...


The experimentation on Somewhere in Time led to a follow-up in Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1988. Adding to Iron Maiden's experimentation, it was a concept album featuring a story about a mythical child who possessed clairvoyant powers. For the first time, the band used keyboards on a recording, as opposed to guitar synthesisers on the previous release. Critics stated this produced a more accessible release.[26] It was a huge success, and became the band's second album to hit #1 in the UK charts. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, commonly abbreviated SSOASS, is a heavy metal album by Iron Maiden. ... In popular music, a concept album is an album which is unified by a theme, which can be instrumental, compositional, narrative, or lyrical (Shuker 2002, p. ... Clairvoyance (from 17th century French with clair meaning clear and voyance meaning visibility) is the purported ability to gain information about an object, location or physical event through means other than the known human senses,[1][2] a form of extra-sensory perception. ...


In 1990, to close Iron Maiden's first ten years of releasing singles, Iron Maiden released The First Ten Years, a series of ten CDs and double 12" vinyls. Between February 24 and April 28, 1990, the individual parts were released one-by-one, and each contains two of Iron Maiden's singles, including the B-sides. Joan Baezs 1975 bestseller Diamonds & Rust. ... CD may stand for: Compact Disc Canadian Forces Decoration Cash Dispenser (at least used in Japan) CD LPMud Driver Centrum-Demokraterne (Centre Democrats of Denmark) Certificate of Deposit České Dráhy (Czech Railways) Chad (NATO country code) Chalmers Datorförening (computer club of the Chalmers University of Technology) a 1960s... The 12-inch single gramophone record gained popularity with the advent of disco music in the 1970s. ... is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


Upheaval (1990–1994)

In 1989, after touring with Iron Maiden, guitarist Adrian Smith released a solo album with his band ASAP entitled Silver and Gold. In 1990, vocalist Bruce Dickinson launched a solo career with former Gillan guitarist Janick Gers, releasing Tattooed Millionaire. The band had spent 1989 off, and Dickinson took this time to work on the album. Though seen as good creations at the time, these solo albums would eventually inspire both band members to leave later on.[original research?] // A.S.A.P (Adrian Smith and Project) Silver And Gold album cover ASAP was a hard rock band created by guitarist and vocalist Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden fame. ... Silver and Gold is a Rock album released by ASAP, a group formed by Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith in 1989. ... For the record producer in the Saturday Night Live skit, see More Cowbell. ... The Ian Gillan Band is a side project band of former Deep Purple member Ian Gillan. ... Janick Robert Gers (born January 27, 1957 in Hartlepool, England) is one of three current guitarists in the heavy metal band Iron Maiden and a songwriter for the band. ... Tattooed Millionaire is a heavy metal album released in 1990 (see 1990 in music) by Bruce Dickinson. ...


Soon after work on a new album began, Adrian Smith was let go due to lack of enthusiasm. Bruce Dickinson's solo project guitarist Janick Gers was chosen to replace Smith - the first new member in seven years. When Dickinson left Maiden in 1993, he would later regroup with Smith.


In 1990, Iron Maiden released the album No Prayer for the Dying. This album had a raw sound compared to their recent releases and featured one last song co-written by Adrian Smith, "Hooks in You", despite Smith's having left the band prior to the recording of the album. Alternate cover Original cover No Prayer for the Dying is the eighth studio album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ...


The band obtained their first (and to date, only) UK Singles Chart number one hit single with "Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter", originally recorded by Dickinson for the soundtrack to A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child. It was released on December 24, 1990, and was one of the first records to be released on several different formats with different B-sides. The single holds the record for being the fastest release straight in to number one and straight out of the charts again over the following couple of weeks.[27] British Hit Singles redirects here. ... Bring Your Daughter. ... is the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


Dickinson performed a solo tour in 1991 before returning to the studio with Iron Maiden for the album Fear of the Dark. Released in 1992, the album was noticeably longer (due to this being Iron Maiden's first album recorded for CD rather than LP) and had several songs which became fan favourites, such as the title track and "Afraid to Shoot Strangers". The disc also featured "Wasting Love," one of the band's softer songs, and "From Here to Eternity," the third installment of the 'Charlotte the Harlot' narrative (although some fans will argue that 'Hooks in You' is actually the third installment, making 'From Here to Eternity' the fourth). The album featured the first songwriting by Gers, and no collaboration at all between Harris and Dickinson on songs. Fear of the Dark is the ninth studio album released by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... CD redirects here. ... Fear of the Dark is a song written by Steve Harris, bass player and main songwriter for Iron Maiden, as the title track to Iron Maidens 1992 album Fear of the Dark. ... Wasting Love is the third single from the Iron Maiden album Fear of the Dark, released in 1992. ... From Here to Eternity is the second single from the Iron Maiden album Fear of the Dark, released in 1992. ... From Here to Eternity is a 1953 movie based on a James Jones novel in which characters work through ordinary bouts of intimidation and infidelity on a military base in the days preceding the attack on Pearl Harbor. ...


In 1993, Bruce Dickinson left the band to further pursue his solo career. However, Dickinson agreed to stay with the band for a farewell tour and two live albums (later re-released in one package). The first, A Real Live One, featured songs from 1986 to 1992, and was released in March 1993. The second, A Real Dead One, featured songs from 1975 to 1984, and was released after Dickinson had left the band. He played his farewell show with Iron Maiden on August 28, 1993. The show was filmed, broadcast by the BBC, and released on video under the name Raising Hell. For the record producer in the Saturday Night Live skit, see More Cowbell. ... A Real Live One is a live album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released in March 1993. ... A Real Dead One is a live album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, recorded in 1992/93 at concerts across Europe, and released on October 25, 1993. ... is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Raising Hell is the name of a video released (1993) by the heavy metal band Iron Maiden, filmed in England and broadcast on television live. ...


Winds of change (1994-1999)

Blaze Bayley with Iron Maiden in 1995.

In 1994 the band auditioned hundreds of vocalists, both known and unknown before choosing Blaze Bayley, formerly of the band Wolfsbane. Bayley had a different vocal style from his predecessor, which ultimately received a mixed reception among fans.[28] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 405 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (915 × 1,354 pixels, file size: 205 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) La era Blaze Bayley File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 405 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (915 × 1,354 pixels, file size: 205 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) La era Blaze Bayley File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Blaze Bayley Blaze Bayley (born Bayley Alexander Cook[1], 29 May 1963, Birmingham, England) is the lead singer for the heavy metal band, Blaze. ... Wolfsbane was a rock and roll band formed in Tamworth, England containing singer Blaze Bayley, who went on to join Iron Maiden in 1993. ...


After a two year hiatus (and three year hiatus from recording - a record for the band at the time) Iron Maiden returned in 1995. Releasing The X Factor, the band faced their lowest chart position since 1981 for an album in the UK (debuting at number 8). Chief songwriter Harris was experiencing personal problems at the time with the break-up of his marriage, and many fans and critics feel the album's sound is a reflection of this. The X Factor is a heavy metal album released October 2, 1995 by Iron Maiden. ...


The album included the 11-minute epic "Sign of the Cross", the band's longest song since "Rime of the Ancient Mariner". It also included "Man on the Edge", based on the movie Falling Down. The band toured for the rest of 1995 and 1996, before stopping to release The Best of the Beast. The band's first compilation, it included the single "Virus", a new song. "Virus" was released as a single and themed around the backlash the band received for their changing of vocalist[citation needed]. Indeed, Maiden were playing in slightly smaller venues for their The X Factour as a result of this.[citation needed] Man on the Edge is a single from the Iron Maiden album The X Factor. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Best of the Beast was Iron Maidens first best of album, released in 1996 in three formats: a 34 track vinyl, a 27 track CD and a 16 track CD. The vinyl edition is nowadays quite rare and has become a collectors item. ... Virus is a single from Iron Maiden, released in 1996. ... The X Factour was a concert tour by the heavy metal band Iron Maiden from September 28, 1995, to September 7, 1996. ...


The band returned to the studio for Virtual XI, released in 1998. Chart positions of the album were the band's lowest to date,[29] failing to reach the one million mark in worldwide sales for the first time in Iron Maiden's history. At the same time, Steve Harris assisted in remastering the entire discography of Iron Maiden up to Live at Donington (which was given a mainstream release for the first time) and released the set. Virtual XI is the British heavy metal band Iron Maidens 11th studio album, released March 23, 1998. ... Donington is the name of a number of places in England: Donington, Lincolnshire, a large village in Holland, Lincolnshire. ...


Reunion (1999–2005)

In February 1999, Bayley left the band by mutual consent. At the same time, the band shocked their fans when they announced that both Bruce Dickinson and guitarist Adrian Smith were rejoining the band, and that Janick Gers would remain. Iron Maiden now had three guitarists and a hugely successful reunion tour, The Ed Hunter Tour. This tour also supported the band's newly released computer game Ed Hunter. For the record producer in the Saturday Night Live skit, see More Cowbell. ... This article is about the Iron Maiden guitarist. ... Categories: Hidden categories: | ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... Ed Hunter, a first-person shooter video game, was released in 1999, and is based on and accompanied by Iron Maidens music. ...

Steve Harris and Bruce Dickinson.

Iron Maiden's first studio work after the reunion with Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith came in the form of 2000's Brave New World. The album was met with much critical acclaim[citation needed]. Thematic influences continued with "The Wicker Man"—based on the 1973 British cult film of the same name, and "Brave New World"—title taken from the novel of the same name. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Brave New World is the twelfth studio album by Iron Maiden released on the 30th of May, 2000 (see 2000 in music). ... The Wicker Man was the first single from Iron Maidens album Brave New World, released in April 2000. ... This article is about the 1973 film. ... For other uses, see Brave New World (disambiguation). ...


The world tour that followed consisted of well over 100 dates and culminated on 19 January 2001 with a show at the Rock in Rio festival in Brazil, where Iron Maiden played to an audience of around 250,000.[citation needed] This performance was recorded and subsequently released on CD and DVD in March 2002 under the name Rock in Rio. is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Queen at Rock in Rio (1985) Rock in Rio is a series of rock festivals held in Brazil and later in Portugal. ... Rock in Rio is a live album recorded in Brazil by Iron Maiden in 2001. ...


In 2003, Iron Maiden released Dance of Death. As usual, historical and literary influences continued—"Montsegur" in particular being about the Cathar stronghold conquered in 1244 and "Paschendale" relating to a significant battle during World War I. Dance of Death is Iron Maidens 13th studio album, released first in Japan on September 2 and rest of the world on September 8, 2003. ... Passchendaele village, before and after the Battle of Passchendaele The Battle of Passchendaele, otherwise known as the Third Battle of Ypres, was one of the major battles of World War I, fought by British, ANZAC, and Canadian soldiers against the German army near Ypres (Ieper in Flemish) in West Flanders... “The Great War ” redirects here. ...


Their performance at Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany, as part of the supporting tour, was recorded and released in August 2005 as a live album and DVD, entitled Death on the Road. Westfalenhalle is an indoor sporting arena located in Dortmund, Germany. ... Dortmund is a city in Germany, located in the Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia, in the Ruhr area. ... A live album – commonly contrasted with a studio album – is a recording consisting of material (usually music) recorded during stage performances. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Death on the Road is a live CD, LP, and DVD released by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden on August 30, 2005 (CD & LP version), respectively on February 6, 2006 (DVD version). ...


In 2005, the band announced a tour to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the release of their first album, Iron Maiden, and the 30th anniversary of their formation. The tour also was in support of the 2004 DVD entitled The Early Days and as such during the tour they only played material from their first four albums. As part of the celebration of their early days, the "Number of the Beast" single was re-released, which went straight to number 3 in the UK Singles Chart. DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... The Early Days DVD set features an exhaustive, thoroughly complete history of the early years of Iron Maiden, from their humble beginnings in Londons East End in 1975 through their triumphant Piece of Mind album and tour in 1983. ...


At Iron Maiden's last Ozzfest performance (August 20, 2005 at the Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen in San Bernardino, CA), Sharon Osbourne interrupted their performance by turning off the PA system and chanting: "Ozzy! Ozzy!".[30] Ozzfest is an annual tour of the United States (and in some years, Europe) featuring performances by many heavy metal and hard rock musical groups. ... Hyundai Pavilion (formerly Blockbuster Glen Helen Pavilion) is a 65,000-seat amphitheater located at Glen Helen Regional Park in Devore, California, near San Bernardino. ... San Bernardino is the county seat of San Bernardino County, California, United States. ... Sharon Rachel Osbourne (née Levy, previously Arden; born 9 October 1952) is an English music manager and promoter, television personality and presenter. ... School public address system A public address or PA system is an electronic amplification system with a mixer, amplifier and loudspeakers, used to reinforce a given sound (e. ...


The band completed this tour by headlining the Reading and Leeds weekend festivals on the 26th[31] and 28 August, 2005.[32] For the second time, the band played a charity show for former drummer Clive Burr's Clive Burr MS Trust Fund charity. Leeds Festival redirects here. ... In modern usage, the practice of charity means the giving of help to those in need. ...


Recent years (2006-present)

In Autumn 2006, Iron Maiden released A Matter of Life and Death. While the album is not a concept album,[33] war and religion are recurring themes in the lyrics throughout, as well as in the album's artwork. A Matter of Life and Death is the 14th studio album by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... -1...


A successful North American and European tour followed, during which they played the album in its entirety, a first for the band. The band have announced that a live album recorded from this tour will be released.[citation needed] It was during this tour in 2007 that Iron Maiden played in Bangalore, India for the first time in front of crowd 35,000, making them the 1st mainstream Heavy Metal act to play in the country.The band also headlined The Desert Rock Festival in Dubai selling out the festival with a crowd of 20,000. Iron Maiden recorded a live session at Abbey Road Studios for Live from Abbey Road in December 2006. Their performance was screened in an episode alongside sessions with Natasha Bedingfield and Gipsy Kings in March 2007 on Channel 4 (UK) and June 2007 on the Sundance Channel (USA). North American redirects here. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... , For other uses, see Bangalore (disambiguation). ... The recording studio Abbey Road Studios, established in November of 1931 by EMI in London, England, is an iconic recording studio located at Abbey Road, in St Johns Wood in the City of Westminster. ... Live from Abbey Road is a 12 part one hour performance series/documentary filmed during 2006 at Abbey Road Studios in London. ... Natasha Anne Bedingfield (November 26, 1981) is an English pop singer-songwriter, based in London, England. ... The Gipsy Kings are a group from Arles and Montpellier in France. ... This article is about the British television station. ... Sundance Channel logo used from 1996 to 2002. ...


In November 2006, Iron Maiden and manager Rod Smallwood announced that they were cutting off their 27 year old ties with Sanctuary Music and have started a new company named Phantom Music Management. However, no other significant changes were made.


In 2007 The band played in Dubai for the annual Dubai Desert Rock Festival. Location of Dubai in the UAE Coordinates: , Country Emirate Dubai Incorporated (town) June 9, 1833 Incorporated (emirate) December 2, 1971 Founder Maktoum bin Bati bin Suhail (1833) Seat Dubai Subdivisions Towns and villages Jebel Ali Hatta Al Hunaiwah Al Aweer Al Hajarain Al Lusayli Al Marqab Al Shindagha Al Faq... The Dubai Desert Rock Festival is a one day event celebrating the different styles of rock music in the world on one stage in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ...


In 2007, the band confirmed several major festival appearances worldwide for the year to form the second leg of the A Matter of Life and Death tour,[34] now dubbed A Matter of the Beast to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Number of the Beast album. The band announced plans to play 5 songs from A Matter of Life and Death and 5 from The Number of the Beast as part of their set but the band played only 4 songs from The Number of the Beast. On the June 24 they ended the tour with a one-off performance at London's Brixton Academy in aid of The Clive Burr MS Trust fund. is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Brixton Academy The Brixton Academy or Brixton is one of Londons leading music venues. ... Multiple sclerosis (abbreviated MS, also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata) is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system attacks the central nervous system (CNS), leading to demyelination. ... In common law legal systems, a trust is a relationship in which a person or entity (the trustee) has legal control over certain property (the trust property or trust corpus), but is bound by a fiduciary duty to exercise that legal control for the benefit of someone else (the beneficiary...


On September 5, 2007, the band announced their Somewhere Back in Time World Tour.[35], which ties in with the DVD release of their Live After Death album. The setlist for the tour will consists of hits from the 80s, with a specific focus on the Powerslave era for set design. The tour started in Mumbai, India on February 1, 2008 where the band played to an audience of about 30,000. The first leg of the tour consisted of 24 concerts in 21 cities, travelling over 50,000 miles in the bands own chartered plane "Ed Force One" - the band played their first ever concerts in Costa Rica and Colombia and their first Australian show since 1992. On May 12th, the band released a new compilation album, titled Somewhere Back In Time - The Best Of: 1980-1989. This album contains a selection of tracks from their 1980 self-titled debut to 1988's Seventh Son of a Seventh Son including several live versions from Live After Death. is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Somewhere Back in Time World Tour is a concert tour by Iron Maiden in 2008 to support the DVD release of their 1985 concert video Live After Death, as well as their 2008 greatest hits compilation CD Somewhere Back In Time - The Best Of: 1980-1989. ... , Bombay redirects here. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


This tour also marks the first Western Canada leg in 20 years, on which all Canadian dates sold out within a couple of days.[citation needed] With the sole UK headline show at Twickenham Stadium, this tour also marks the first ever stadium headlining show in the UK by the band[36]. Twickenham Stadium (usually known as just Twickenham or Twickers[1]) is a stadium located in Twickenham, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ...


During the Somewhere Back In Time tour, Bruce Dickinson has said that there are plans for Iron Maiden to write and record a new album, most likely to come out next year.[37] Dickinson has also been informing audiences that future tours will feature more recent Iron Maiden material.

Janick Gers and Steve Harris.
Janick Gers and Steve Harris.
Dave Murray and Adrian Smith.
Dave Murray and Adrian Smith.
(L-R) Adrian Smith, Dave Murray, Janick Gers, Steve Harris.
(L-R) Adrian Smith, Dave Murray, Janick Gers, Steve Harris.

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Image and legacy

Iron Maiden were ranked #24 in VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock",[38] and in Kerrang! magazine were ranked as the most important band of the last 25 years.[citation needed] The band were ranked fourth on MTV's "Top 10 Greatest Heavy Metal Bands of All Time".[39] Iron Maiden were named the third best metal band of all time on VH1 Classic: Top 20 Metal Bands.[40] The band also won the Ivor Novello Award for international achievement in 2002.[41] The band was also inducted into the Hollywood RockWalk during their tour in the United States in 2005. VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... The Ivor Novello Awards, named after the entertainer Ivor Novello, are awards awarded for songwriting and composing. ...


Iron Maiden's mascot, Eddie, is a perennial fixture in the band's sci-fi and horror-influenced album cover art, as well as in live shows. Eddie was drawn by Derek Riggs until 1992, although there have been various incarnations by numerous artists including Melvyn Grant. Eddie is also featured in a first-person shooter video game from the band, Ed Hunter, as well as numerous books, graphic comics and band-related merchandise. Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Eddie the Head behind Gers and Harris Eddie, whose full name is Eddie the Ead or Edward the Head also known as Edward the Great (see below), is the mascot for the British heavy metal band, Iron Maiden. ... For other uses, see Concert (disambiguation). ... Derek Riggs is a British artist best known for creating the heavy metal band Iron Maidens mascot, Eddie. ... Melvyn Grant is an English digital graphic artist and illustrator. ... This article is about video games. ... Computer and video games redirects here. ... Ed Hunter, a first-person shooter video game, was released in 1999, and is based on and accompanied by Iron Maidens music. ...


Discography

The discography for the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... Alternate cover Remastered album cover Iron Maiden, released on April 14, 1980, was the first full-length album by Iron Maiden, reaching number 4 in the UK album charts. ... For the Kiss album, see Killers (Kiss album). ... The Number of the Beast is a heavy metal album released in 1982 (see 1982 in music) by Iron Maiden on EMI in the UK and originally Harvest Records/Capitol Records in the U.S. (now on Sanctuary Records/Columbia Records). ... Piece of Mind is the name of several albums, including: 1983 Piece of Mind by Iron Maiden 1996 Piece of Mind by Tela 1999 Piece of Mind by David McMurray 2003 Piece of Mind by Robin Lane This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that... Powerslave is the fifth studio album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on 3 September 1984. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the folklore concept. ... Alternate cover Original cover No Prayer for the Dying is the eighth studio album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... Fear of the Dark is the ninth studio album released by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... The X Factor is a heavy metal album released October 2, 1995 by Iron Maiden. ... Virtual XI is the British heavy metal band Iron Maidens 11th studio album, released March 23, 1998. ... Brave New World is the twelfth studio album by Iron Maiden released on the 30th of May, 2000 (see 2000 in music). ... Dance of Death is Iron Maidens 13th studio album, released first in Japan on September 2 and rest of the world on September 8, 2003. ... A Matter of Life and Death is the 14th studio album by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ...

Audio

  • "Run to the Hills" Listen  – A top ten hit in the UK.
  • "Caught Somewhere in Time" Listen  – This clip showcases the band's trademark twin guitar harmonisation, and the "galloping" bass/guitar.
  • "Sign of the Cross" Listen  – The band's third recording vocalist, Blaze Bayley, singing on the opening track from The X Factor album.
  • "Brave New World" Listen  – Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith return in 1999 to critical acclaim.

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Band members

For more details on this topic, see List of Iron Maiden band members.

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Current members

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See also

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References

Books and videos

  • Fuentes Rodríguez, César (2005). Iron Maiden: El Viaje De La Doncella. ISBN 84-933891-2-9.  (Spanish)
  • Gamba, Marco; Visintini, Nicola (2000). Iron Maiden Companion (1st ed.). Moving Media & Arts. 
  • Iron Maiden (past and present band and management). (1996) Twelve Wasted Years [VHS]. UK: Sanctuary Group. OCLC 23531749 ASIN 6301092643
  • Iron Maiden (past and present band and management). (2004) Iron Maiden - The Early Years [DVD]. UK: Sanctuary Group. ASIN B0006B29Z2
  • Wall, Mick; Ling, Dave (2001). Iron Maiden, the Authorised Biography (2nd ed.). Sanctuary Publishing. ISBN 1-86074-287-4. 
  • Stenning, Paul (2006). Iron Maiden: 30 Years of the Beast - The Complete Unauthorised Biography. Chrome Dreams. ISBN 1-84240-361-3. 

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Footnotes

  1. ^ What Records
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  5. ^ "Iron Maiden honoured with Ivor Novello award", 18 September 2002, Sanctuary Group Official Website, at Sanctuarygroup.com; last accessed October 11, 2006.
  6. ^ Barton, Geoff. "BLOOD AND IRON: HM from the punky East End and nothing to do with Margaret Thatcher, sez Deaf Barton", 27 October 1970, Sounds magazine, reported at NWOBHM.com; last accessed October 8, 2006.
  7. ^ Wall, Mick (2001), p. 32.
  8. ^ a b Wall, Mick (2001), p. 33.
  9. ^ Wall, Mick (2001), p. 46.
  10. ^ Wall, Mick (2001), p. 50.
  11. ^ Wall, Mick (2001), p. 53.
  12. ^ Fuentes Rodríguez, César (2005), p. 17.
  13. ^ Wall, Mick (2001), p. 104.
  14. ^ Wall, Mick (2001), p. 103.
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  16. ^ Wall, Mick (2001), p. 108.
  17. ^ Wall, Mick (2001), p. 143.
  18. ^ Hinchcliffe, Jon. "Dennis Stratton Interview: October 1999", 27 October 1999, at Praying-Mantis.com; last accessed October 8, 2006.
  19. ^ Wall, Mick (2001), p. 183.
  20. ^ Siva, Shan. "Paul Di'anno", at BattleHelm.com; last accessed October 8, 2006.
  21. ^ Wall, Mick (2001), p. 227.
  22. ^ a b Wall, Mick (2001), p. 228.
  23. ^ Wall, Mick (2001), p. 244.
  24. ^ Stenning, Paul (2006), p. 102.
  25. ^ Stenning, Paul (2006), p. 104.
  26. ^ Adrian's Album Reviews : Iron Maiden
  27. ^ The Official UK Charts Company : ALL THE No.1's
  28. ^ Rough Edge: Iron Maiden CD Reviews
  29. ^ Iron Maiden Official Website - Virtual XI
  30. ^ Harris, Chris. "Iron Maiden Pelted With Eggs At Final Ozzfest Performance", 22 August 2005, at MTV.com; last accessed October 7, 2006.
  31. ^ Williams, Scott. "Iron Maiden Reading 2005 Review", 31 August 2005, at EFestivals.com; last accessed October 11, 2006.
  32. ^ NME's Official Website, "Iron Maiden rise above Osbourne's drama at Leeds", 2005, at NME.com; last accessed October 11, 2006.
  33. ^ "IRON MAIDEN Drummer, Guitarist Talk About New Album". Blabbermouth (2006-07-05). Retrieved on 2006-09-17.
  34. ^ Iron Maiden Official Website
  35. ^ World Tour 08 Announcement at official website; last accessed 2007-11-01.
  36. ^ Review on Thrash Hits.com
  37. ^ Live in LA: Iron Maiden invokes Coleridge, Crowley, Eddie in Irvine
  38. ^ VH1's Official Website, "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock", at VH1.com; last accessed October 7, 2006.
  39. ^ MTV's Official Website, "The Greatest Metal Bands of All Time", 2006, at MTV.com; last accessed October 7, 2006.
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External links

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The X Factor is a heavy metal album released October 2, 1995 by Iron Maiden. ... Virtual XI is the British heavy metal band Iron Maidens 11th studio album, released March 23, 1998. ... Brave New World is the twelfth studio album by Iron Maiden released on the 30th of May, 2000 (see 2000 in music). ... Dance of Death is Iron Maidens 13th studio album, released first in Japan on September 2 and rest of the world on September 8, 2003. ... A Matter of Life and Death is the 14th studio album by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... Live After Death is a live album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on October 14, 1985. ... A Real Live One is a live album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released in March 1993. ... A Real Dead One is a live album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, recorded in 1992/93 at concerts across Europe, and released on October 25, 1993. ... Alternate Cover Alternate Cover Live at Donington was the recording of the Iron Maidens second headlining appearance at the Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington on August 22, 1992 during the Fear of the Dark Tour in front of a crowd of almost 70,000. ... A Real Live Dead One is a live album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released in 1998. ... Rock in Rio is a live album recorded in Brazil by Iron Maiden in 2001. ... Eddies Archive chronology The BBC Archives (1) Beast Over Hammersmith (2) The BBC Archives is a live album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on November 4, 2002. ... Beast Over Hammersmith is a live album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on November 4, 2002. ... Death on the Road is a live CD, LP, and DVD released by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden on August 30, 2005 (CD & LP version), respectively on February 6, 2006 (DVD version). ... The Soundhouse Tapes is an EP by Iron Maiden. ... Live!! +one is a live EP that was initially released only in Japan on November 1980 by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... Alternate cover Alternate Venezuelan cover Maiden Japan, also known as Heavy Metal Army, is a live EP by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... No More Lies - Dance of Death Souvenir EP is a studio EP by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... Joan Baezs 1975 bestseller Diamonds & Rust. ... Best of the Beast was Iron Maidens first best of album, released in 1996 in three formats: a 34 track vinyl, a 27 track CD and a 16 track CD. The vinyl edition is nowadays quite rare and has become a collectors item. ... Ed Hunter, a first-person shooter video game, was released in 1999, and is based on and accompanied by Iron Maidens music. ... Edward the Great was Iron Maidens third best of album (counting their 1999 video game Ed Hunter which came with a 20 track best of CD with songs chosen by the fans), and was released on November 5, 2002 along with the massive Eddies Archive box set, as... Eddies Archive is a box set by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, originally released in on November 16, 2002. ... Best of the BSides is a compilation of b-sides by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on 4 November 2002. ... The Essential Iron Maiden was the fourth greatest hits compilation by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on July 5, 2005 (see 2005 in music). ... Front cover Live at the Rainbow is a live video recorded by Iron Maiden on December 21, 1980 and released in 1981, this was Iron Maidens first live video and one of the first live music VHS and even the higher quality BETA(in Japan Only)tapes ever released. ... Video Pieces Video Pieces is a video release by the heavy metal band, Iron Maiden. ... Behind the Iron Curtain is a discontinued VHS video by the English metal band Iron Maiden. ... Live After Death is the video compendium to the legendary double-live Iron Maiden album of the same name. ... 12 Wasted Years is a video documentary of heavy metal band Iron Maiden, focusing on the history of the band from 1975-1987. ... Maiden England is a music album by the band Iron Maiden during their Seventh Son of a Seventh Son world tour. ... From There to Eternity From There to Eternity is a US music video released by the heavy metal band, Iron Maiden. ... Iron Maiden - Donnington Live 1992 Released November 1993 in VHS and double CD format. ... Raising Hell is the name of a video released (1993) by the heavy metal band Iron Maiden, filmed in England and broadcast on television live. ... Classic Albums is a documentary series about pop and rock albums that are considered the best or most distinctive of a well known band or musician or that exemplify a stage in the history of pop and rock music. ... Rock in Rio Rock in Rio is a double DVD set (also available on VHS) of heavy metal band, Iron Maiden. ... Visions of the Beast was released by Iron Maiden on June 2, 2003 and contains every video the band has ever made - 31 in total - until the year 2002. ... The Early Days DVD set features an exhaustive, thoroughly complete history of the early years of Iron Maiden, from their humble beginnings in Londons East End in 1975 through their triumphant Piece of Mind album and tour in 1983. ... Death on the Road is a live CD, LP, and DVD released by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden on August 30, 2005 (CD & LP version), respectively on February 6, 2006 (DVD version). ... // 01/02/1980 Scotland University Aberdeen 02/02/1980 Scotland University Glasgow 03/02/1980 Scotland University Saint Andrews 04/02/1980 Scotland Tiffanys Club Edimburgh 05/02/1980 United Kingdom Centre Hall Grimsby 06/02/1980 United Kingdom Romeo & Juliets Bristol 07/02/1980 United Kingdom Unity... The Killers Tour was a concert tour by the heavy metal band Iron Maiden from February 17, 1981 to December 23, 1981. ... The Beast on the Road was a tour by the heavy metal band Iron Maiden, made in support of their album, The Number of the Beast in 1982. ... The World Piece Tour was a concert tour by the heavy metal band Iron Maiden from May 2, 1983 to December 18, 1983. ... The World Slavery Tour was a concert tour by the heavy metal band Iron Maiden from August 9, 1984 to July 5, 1985. ... // In 1986 Iron Maiden headed back on the road again in support of Somewhere In Time, their most adventurous release since Killers. ... The 7th Tour Of A 7th Tour was a world tour conducted by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden in 1988. ... // With the release of No Prayer For The Dying, Iron Maiden returned to their rock roots. ... The Fear Of The Dark Tour was a concert tour by the heavy metal band Iron Maiden from June 3, 1992 to November 4, 1992. ... The Real Live Tour was a concert tour by the heavy metal band Iron Maiden from March 25, 1993 to August 28, 1993. ... The X Factour was a concert tour by the heavy metal band Iron Maiden from September 28, 1995, to September 7, 1996. ... The Virtual XI Tour was a concert tour by the heavy metal band Iron Maiden from April 22, 1998 to December 12, 1998. ... Categories: Hidden categories: | ... The Brave New World Tour was a world tour headlined by the band Iron Maiden in 2000-2001 to support the release of their album Brave New World. ... Give Me Ed. ... Eddie Rips Up the World Tour was a concert tour by Iron Maiden in 2005 to support the release of the bands DVD The Early Days. ... // 04/10/2006 United States New England Dodge Music Center 06/10/2006 United States Agganis Arena 07/10/2006 United States Tweeter Center At the Waterfront 09/10/2006 Canada Colisee Pepsi Arena 10/10/2006 Canada Bell Centre 12/10/2006 United States Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 13... Somewhere Back in Time World Tour is a concert tour by Iron Maiden in 2008 to support the DVD release of their 1985 concert video Live After Death, as well as their 2008 greatest hits compilation CD Somewhere Back In Time - The Best Of: 1980-1989. ... The following is a complete chronology of the various line-ups of Iron Maiden, from the groups inception in 1975 until the present. ... The discography for the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... The British heavy metal band Iron Maiden have had a long touring history. ... Eddie the Head behind Gers and Harris Eddie, whose full name is Eddie the Ead or Edward the Head also known as Edward the Great (see below), is the mascot for the British heavy metal band, Iron Maiden. ... Rod Smallwood, co-manager of heavy metal band, Iron Maiden and co-founder in 1976 of Sanctuary Records, now the worlds largest music management company. ... Andy Taylor, co-manager of heavy metal band, Iron Maiden and co-founder in 1976 of Sanctuary Records, now the worlds largest music management company. ... Michael Kenney is the live keyboard player for British band Iron Maiden as well as Steve Harris bass technician. ... Kevin Shirley (a. ... Martin Birch is a British music producer, who has produced albums for bands such as Deep Purple, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Whitesnake and Blue Öyster Cult. ... Ross William Halfin (b. ... Derek Riggs is a British artist best known for creating the heavy metal band Iron Maidens mascot, Eddie. ... Melvyn Grant is an English digital graphic artist and illustrator. ... Sanctuary Records is a record label based in the United Kingdom and a subsidiary of Universal Records. ... For the record producer in the Saturday Night Live skit, see More Cowbell. ... This article is about the band Blaze Bayley. ... // A.S.A.P (Adrian Smith and Project) Silver And Gold album cover ASAP was a hard rock band created by guitarist and vocalist Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden fame. ... Wolfsbane was a rock and roll band formed in Tamworth, England containing singer Blaze Bayley, who went on to join Iron Maiden in 1993. ... Urchin was the first band of Adrian Smith, which he formed with his friend Dave Murray around 1977. ... The Untouchables was a British progressive rock band, formed by Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith. ... Psycho Motel was a British progressive rock band, formed by Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith. ... Not to be confused with Lawren Harris the Canadian painter or Lauren Harries the child celebrity. ... Samson was a heavy metal band formed in 1977 by guitarrist and vocalist Paul Samson. ... Bernie Bonvoisin (left) and Norbert Krief (right) Trust was a famous hard rock band seen by many in its early years as the French AC/DC. // Band history Trust was founded in 1977 by: Bernard Bernie Bonvoisin (vocals, lyricist) Norbert Nono Krief (guitar, composer) Raymond Ray Manna (bass guitar) Jean... The Entire Population of Hackney is a bootleg recording of a band project featuring members of Iron Maiden, FM and Urchin. ...


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Iron Maiden - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia (1806 words)
Iron Maiden's next album was Killers, which contained songs about the Crusades, from the first crusade in 1095, to the Iraq crusades in 1990 and 2003, to The Last Crusade (which was ironically not the last at all) in 1989.
Iron Maiden's subject matter had clearly begun to diversify, and their widespread success was imminent.
Iron Maiden's Jewish critics disliked the explicit use of "Jesus," Islamic protesters were outraged that God was never referred to as Allah, and many Buddhists found the band's recurring theme of "killing the unbelievers" "somewhat objectionable."
Iron Maiden - Music Downloads - Online (886 words)
Iron Maiden has always been an underground attraction; although failing to ever obtain any real media attention in the U.S. (critics claimed them to be Satanists due to their dark musical themes and their use of grim mascot "Eddie"), they still became well known throughout the world and have remained consistently popular throughout their career.
Iron Maiden was one of the first groups to be classified as "British metal," and, along with Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and a host of other bands, set the rock scene for the '80s.
Iron Maiden was first formed in 1976 by bassist Steve Harris, who would soon join up with rhythm guitarist Tony Parsons, drummer Doug Sampson, and vocalist Paul Di'Anno.
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