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Iron Maiden performing at 2008's Somewhere Back in Time World Tour.^ The Iron Maiden travel guide for the Somewhere back in Time tour 2008!

^ Libellés : Iron maiden playlist , Iron maiden set list , Iron maiden setlist , somewhere back in time set list .

^ IRON MAIDEN 2008 .

From left to right: Bruce Dickinson, Adrian Smith, Steve Harris, Dave Murray, Janick Gers
Background information
Origin Leyton, East London, England, United Kingdom
Genres Heavy metal
Years active 1975–present
Labels EMI, Universal, Sanctuary, Epic, Columbia, Portrait, Capitol
Associated acts Urchin, Gogmagog, The Untouchables
Website www.ironmaiden.com
Members
Bruce Dickinson
Dave Murray
Janick Gers
Adrian Smith
Steve Harris
Nicko McBrain
Former members
Blaze Bayley
Clive Burr
Paul Day
Paul Di'Anno
Dennis Stratton
Doug Sampson
Dennis Wilcock
.Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from Leyton in East London, formed in 1975. The band is directed by founder, bassist and songwriter Steve Harris.^ Steve Harris - founder of IRON MAIDEN (Dec 1975 - present).
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^ Iron Maiden, a band too often object of prejudice for their metal label.
  • IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ Iron Maiden - in Metal Bands ( Metal Underground.com ) Metal Underground.com .
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.Since their inception, the group has released a collective total of thirty albums: fourteen studio albums, seven live albums, four EPs and four compilations.^ Studio Album, released in 1988 Songs / Tracks Listing 1.
  • IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ Review by Easy Livin ADMIN GROUP Site Admin & Moderator Seventh heaven Released in 1988, Iron Maiden's seventh studio album finds them very much at the top of their game.
  • IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ This was the first steady lineup and went from 1983-1989, wherein they recording 5 studio albums and a live album Live After Death .
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.Pioneers of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, with such an original sound they achieved success during the early 1980s and after several lineup changes, went on to release a series of platinum and gold albums.^ Within a few short years IRON MAIDEN had eclipsed all others to gain the undisputed title of the biggest British Heavy Metal band.
  • MusicMight :: Artists :: IRON MAIDEN 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.musicmight.com [Source type: General]

^ Quoting from the book "Inside the Norton Anti-virus": 'Eddie is the "dead dude," a character throughout the albums of heavy metal group Iron Maiden.
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^ Slightly uneven but still superb, Powerslave isn't an album you are allowed to miss if you are interested in heavy prog, prog metal or power metal.
  • IRON MAIDEN music, discography, MP3, videos and reviews 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

.These include the US platinum-selling landmarks The Number of the Beast in 1982, Piece of Mind in 1983, Powerslave in 1984, the acclaimed live album Live After Death in 1985, Somewhere In Time in 1986, and Seventh Son of a Seventh Son in 1988. Their second most recent studio effort, A Matter of Life and Death, was released in 2006 and peaked at number nine on the Billboard 200 and at number 4 in the UK. The album was certified gold in the UK. It is also one of the few rock albums to be certified platinum in India.^ 'Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son' bowed in on the British charts at number one and peaked at number 12 in the USA. .
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^ A Matter of Life and Death, peaked at number nine on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified gold in the U.K. .
  • Iron Maiden Ringtones For Download : Classic Rock Ringtones From Real Rock News 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.realrocknews.com [Source type: General]

^ "Iron Maiden" released their most recent studio album in 2006.
  • Iron Maiden Ringtones For Download : Classic Rock Ringtones From Real Rock News 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.realrocknews.com [Source type: General]

Their newest album, The Final Frontier, will be released later this summer.
.As one of the most successful heavy metal bands to date, Iron Maiden has sold over 100 million records worldwide.^ What a great album by one of metals most skilled and influential bands.
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^ Iron Maiden, a band too often object of prejudice for their metal label.
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^ Iron Maiden summons the devil with a 1982 heavy metal landmark.
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[1][2][3][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, California during their tour in the United States in 2005. As of October 2009, the band has played just over 2000 live shows during their career, and are often cited as one of the most influential bands in rock history.^ What a great album by one of metals most skilled and influential bands.
  • IRON MAIDEN music, discography, MP3, videos and reviews 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]
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^ New CD probably won't come out until 2011 however a good chance of some Maiden live shows over the summer.
  • Iron Maiden - in Metal Bands ( Metal Underground.com ) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Previous to UNITED , Stratton was also playing the London clubs with REMUS DOWN BOULEVARD , this band including two live tracks on the 1978 album 'Live- A Week At The Bridge E16'.
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Contents

History

Early years (1975–1978) Pre-Paul Di'Anno

.Iron Maiden was formed on Christmas Day 1975, by bassist Steve Harris, shortly after he left his previous group, Smiler.^ Steve Harris - founder of IRON MAIDEN (Dec 1975 - present).
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^ Steve Harris left GYPSY'S KISS for SMILER...who knows.
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^ Iron Maiden bass player and founder Steve Harris stated: "We had a fantastic time playing at Wacken last year so when we decided to play a few festivals in Europe next Summer it seemed a great idea to return.
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.Harris attributes the band name to a movie adaptation of The Man in the Iron Mask from the novel by Alexandre Dumas, which he saw around that time, and so the group was named after the iron maiden torture device.^ Familiar names with the IRON MAIDEN crew.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Iron Maiden bass player and founder Steve Harris stated: "We had a fantastic time playing at Wacken last year so when we decided to play a few festivals in Europe next Summer it seemed a great idea to return.
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^ Bands who have opened for IRON MAIDEN. 29.
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[6]
.Steve Harris and guitarist Dave Murray remain the longest-standing members of Iron Maiden.^ Steve Harris - founder of IRON MAIDEN (Dec 1975 - present).
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^ Profile: Founded in London's East End in the late 70s, Iron Maiden released their first album in 1980, with the line-up of Paul Di'anno: vocals, Steve Harris: bass, Dennis Stratton: guitar, Dave Murray: guitar, Clive Burr: drums.
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  • Iron Maiden Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Formed at the end of the Seventies in London's East End area by bassist and mastermind Steve Harris and guitarist Dave Murray, the band (whose name comes from a medieval torture device) released their first, self-titled album in 1980, at the height of the musical phenomenon known as New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM for short), which IRON MAIDEN spearheaded together with the likes of Saxon and Diamond Head.
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.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.^ Paul Day's voice was good, but lacked energy on stage.
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^ Paul Mario Day was soon ousted in favour of ex- SMILER and WARLOCK vocalist Dennis Wilcock who added lurid stage theatrics, such as garish make-up and blood spurting to the act.
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^ The chorus lacks a little of melody but what surrounds it makes up for it.
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.Wilcock's friend, Dave Murray, was invited to join, to the frustration of guitarists Dave Sullivan and Terry Rance.^ Harris departed in 1975 to form IRON MAIDEN roping in vocalist Paul Mario Day, guitarists Terry Rance and Dave Sullivan and drummer Ron 'Rebel' Matthews.
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^ Terry Rance and Dave Sullivan were good at rhythm, but lacked in the 'lead' department.
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^ During 1990 guitarist Dave Murray also revealed he had toyed with the idea of creating a solo project with American guitarist Nancy Chandler.
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[8] .This fueled Harris to temporarily disunite the band in 1976,[8] though the group reformed soon after with Murray as the sole guitarist.^ Dave Murray's longtime friend and former guitarist of URCHIN, among many other bands.
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^ "The Clairvoyant" starts with Steve Harris doing a very nice bass solo but soon is joined by the guitars and then the rest of the band.
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^ Paul Sears (ex-GYPSY'S KISS drummer, an old band with Steve Harris) took over IRON MAIDEN's management temporarily for a short time in 1977.
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.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.^ Bands who have opened for IRON MAIDEN. 29.
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^ I first reicived this album cause I wanted to know what was the deal with Iron Maiden.
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^ The first 3 albums also had former IRON MAIDEN drummer Thunderstick (Spring 1977 - Mid 1977).
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[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.^ Left IRON MAIDEN permanently to form V1 with Terry Wapram (also former guitarist with IRON MAIDEN, Spring 1977).
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^ A matter of months passed before Sawyer was out and Murray's initial tenure was also short-lived as within six months he had joined URCHIN and IRON MAIDEN became a single guitar band recruiting ex- HOOKER musician Terry Wapram and also adding keyboardist Tony Moore.
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^ With both Moore and Wapram leaving for pastures new, Dave Murray was enticed back from URCHIN , although the line-up ructions were far from over as Wilcock quit followed by Purkis.
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[10] .Dave Murray was reinstated and Doug Sampson was hired as drummer.^ Doug Sampson - original drummer for IRON MAIDEN (Mid 1977 - Early 1980).
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^ After a handful of gigs, Harris joined Boogie merchants SMILER joining vocalist Dennis Wilcock, guitarists Mick and Tony Clee and drummer Doug Sampson.
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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.^ Before rising to international fame, Maiden recorded two albums with vocalist Paul Di Anno.
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^ Paul Di'anno - first recorded lead vocalist with IRON MAIDEN (Mid 1977 - Sep 1981).
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^ After their first two charming punk-metal albums, Iron Maiden replaced the rough bark of Paul Di'Anno by the operatic voice Bruce Dickinson.
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.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."^ Steve Harris lives on a farm in Romford, just outside of Essex, England.
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^ There's one scene where she's in an office auditioning, and she sits down in a chair and crosses her legs, and if you look very carefully, you can just make out the edge of her stocking top.
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^ Paul Sears (ex-GYPSY'S KISS drummer, an old band with Steve Harris) took over IRON MAIDEN's management temporarily for a short time in 1977.
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[11]
.Iron Maiden had been playing for three years, but had never recorded any of their music.^ IRON MAIDEN music transcriptions.
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^ Getting IRON MAIDEN from music clubs.
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^ IRON MAIDEN songs played/not played in concert.
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.On New Year's Eve 1978, the band recorded a demo,[12] The Soundhouse Tapes.^ He later 'graduated' to pushing the band's merchandise, turning his home into a pit with thousands of copies of THE SOUNDHOUSE TAPES E.P., and has since progressed onto the Fan Club.
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^ It is worth noting that although Paul Cairns was still installed on second guitar, it was Dave Murray that in fact recorded all the guitar parts on 'The Soundhouse Tapes'.
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^ Paul Cairns, who was a member at the time of recording 'The Soundhouse Tapes', although had not performed on these tracks, was replaced by Paul Todd.
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.Featuring only four songs, the band sold all five thousand copies within weeks.^ Within a few short years IRON MAIDEN had eclipsed all others to gain the undisputed title of the biggest British Heavy Metal band.
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^ He later 'graduated' to pushing the band's merchandise, turning his home into a pit with thousands of copies of THE SOUNDHOUSE TAPES E.P., and has since progressed onto the Fan Club.
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^ He was a kind-of member at this time since he said he didn't want to join the band until he graduated from college, which by this time was only two weeks away).
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[13] .One track found on the demo, "Prowler", went to number one on Neal Kay's Heavy Metal Soundhouse charts in Sounds magazine.^ Tony (Computer Man) Wigens - Tour Manager Derek (R.I.P./The Master/Blood N' Guts Everywhere) Riggs - Illustrator Neal Kay - DJ at The Heavy Metal Soundhouse who used to have a heavy metal chart, and publish the music magazine SOUNDS, which Maiden first started out getting press back in the early days.
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^ The album would blaze a trail across the international charts landing at number 7 in their homeland, 39 in the USA and even scoring a number one in the Heavy Metal strongholds both Sweden and Greece.
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^ Christmas of that year saw IRON MAIDEN leap into the record books when their latest single, 'Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter' became the first Heavy Metal song to go straight into the British singles charts at number 1.
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[13] 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".
The Soundhouse Tapes
.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.^ Mark Stuart left the band before recording, so Dave Irving played drums on this album.
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^ It is worth noting that although Paul Cairns was still installed on second guitar, it was Dave Murray that in fact recorded all the guitar parts on 'The Soundhouse Tapes'.
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^ He was a kind-of member at this time since he said he didn't want to join the band until he graduated from college, which by this time was only two weeks away).
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.Several other guitarists were hired temporarily until the band finally chose Dennis Stratton.^ Dennis Stratton left the band to form Lionheart around Oct '80, at which time rifts between he and the rest of the band were developing.
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^ Dave Murray's longtime friend and former guitarist of URCHIN, among many other bands.
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^ Later that same month ex-IRON MAIDEN guitarist Dennis Stratton announced a new band formation dubbed THE DENIAL , in union with original JUDAS PRIEST singer AL ATKINS .
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.Initially, the band wanted to hire Dave Murray's childhood friend Adrian Smith, but Smith was busy with his own band, Urchin.^ Dave Murray's longtime friend and former guitarist of URCHIN, among many other bands.
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^ Adrian Smith would soon leave the band and all would go downhill from that point on.
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^ As it transpired, the December 12th Hammersmith Odeon gig would prove to be Adrian Smith's last appearance with the band for over a decade.
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[14] .Drummer Doug Sampson was also replaced by Clive Burr (who was brought into the band by Stratton).^ Drummer Clive Burr left after that album, to be replaced by seasoned drummer Nicko McBrain, who has been a member of the band ever since.
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^ Clive Burr - 2nd drummer for IRON MAIDEN (Jan 1980 - Dec 1982).
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^ And a further change came when Sampson left to be replaced by ex- SAMSON drummer Clive Burr.
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.In December 1979, the band landed a major record deal with EMI.^ Interest was such that IRON MAIDEN began what was to be a lengthy relationship with EMI Records when the band, with Tony Parsons on second guitar at this point, scored two tracks on the 1979 NWoBHM compilation album 'Metal For Muthas'.
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^ SAMSON (Jun 1979 - Aug 1981) - Recorded SURVIVORS (1979) for the band but never released it.
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^ EMI Records signed the band in December 1979 following a further batch of sold out Marquee headliners, having by now enjoyed being championed by 'Sounds' and London based Rock Club DJ Neil Kay.
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[15]
.Iron Maiden's eponymous 1980 release, Iron Maiden, made number 4 in the UK Albums Chart in its first week of release,[16] and the group became one of the leading proponents of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement.^ Once more IRON MAIDEN reached the British number 1 position in the album charts.
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^ This is why neither one made it on the first album.
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^ The first single offering from the album, 'Twilight Zone', gave IRON MAIDEN a number 31 position on the UK charts.
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[17] .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 reunion 'Brave New World' album (internet reports of an album title of 'Majesty Of Gaia' would be proved false), arriving in May 2000, vindicated the return of Dickinson with a vengeance, this despite tracks such as 'Nomad', 'Dream Of Mirrors' and 'Mercenary' being re-worked versions of tracks originally demoed for the 'Virtual XI' sessions.
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^ OTHER WORKS: SAMSON (Early 1978 - 1979) - original drummer, played on first NWOBHM single ever "Mr.
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^ Cleverly, these re-issues were bolstered by bonus tracks and released in staggered weekly formation so as to maximise the impact on the national charts.
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.The band played a headline tour of the UK then went on to open for Kiss on their 1980 Unmasked Tour's European leg.^ Lead off date on the 'Beast On The Road' tour was at Queensway Hall in Dunstable on February 25th, the band's first UK headline tour, closing on March 20th at London's Hammersmith Odeon, seeing THE RODS as support act.
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^ Oddly, US band MURDERDOLLS would be confirmed as main support for the entire European leg.
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^ For the Piece Of Mind tour, this used to be the opening song, putting a good bit of pressure on Nicko, since he was still new to the band.
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.Iron Maiden also supported Judas Priest on select dates.^ Significant dates in IRON MAIDEN history.
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^ "Iron Maiden" has sold more than 70 million albums the world over, even while they lacked significant mainstream or radio support.
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^ IRON MAIDEN began their live action for the year by headlining the 'Metal For Muthas' tour, which comprised a bill featuring PRAYING MANTIS and local supports.
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.After the Kiss tour, Dennis Stratton was dismissed from the band as a result of creative and personal differences.^ Dennis Stratton left the band to form Lionheart around Oct '80, at which time rifts between he and the rest of the band were developing.
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^ The album was recorded somewhere in the UK, and the participants were a Japanese band around Tak Yonemochi, Paul Di'Anno, Dennis Stratton, some of Saxon, etc.
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^ The band had re-recorded both ' Metal For Muthas ' tracks for the debut album, 'Sanctuary' subsequently featuring a differently composed guitar solo from Dennis Stratton and adding a police siren effect.
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[18] Stratton was replaced by Adrian Smith in October 1980.
.In 1981, Maiden released their second album, titled Killers.^ 'The Evil Men virus, a variant of the Dark Avenger virus, contains the title of a song from the Iron Maiden album, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, "The Evil That Men Do."
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^ Upon release IRON MAIDEN's first album single 'The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg' hit number 1 in Spain, Sweden and Finland.
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^ Next comes the masterpiece of the album, and one of Iron Maiden's best songs (in my humble opinion), the title track Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.
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.This new album contained many tracks that had been written prior to the release of the debut album, but were considered surplus.^ Other notable inclusions were highlighted by a return of the debut album's 'Charlotte the Harlot' character in '22, Acacia Avenue' and the sprawling 'Hallowed Be Thy Name', this track cited by many ardent fans as the group's finest achievement.
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^ Studio Album, released in 1988 Songs / Tracks Listing 1.
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^ The song was originally written for the Bruce Dicksinson Solo career, but Steve Harrist insisted that the songwriting efforts of Bruce would be used on the new Iron Maiden album.
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.With songs already created well in advance during tour, 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).^ "Murders In The Rue Morgue" is based on Edgar Allen Poe's detective short story by the same name.
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^ Well, finally the missing tracks were added to this new "enhanced CD" version in 1998.
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^ Only The Good Die Young (9/10) An unusual fast conclusion for a Maiden album, this tracks has the usual power and adrenaline that we've came to starve from the Beast.
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Success (1981–1986)

Nicko McBrain has been Iron Maiden's drummer since 1982
.By 1981, Paul Di'Anno was demonstrating increasingly self-destructive behaviour, particularly through alleged drug usage, although Di'Anno himself denies the charge.^ Paul Di'Anno left the band in September 1981.
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^ Before rising to international fame, Maiden recorded two albums with vocalist Paul Di Anno.
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^ Paul Di'anno - first recorded lead vocalist with IRON MAIDEN (Mid 1977 - Sep 1981).
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[20] .His performances began to suffer, just as the band was beginning to achieve major success in America.^ Another major gig saw the band performing at the 55,000 capacity Parc de Princes Stadium in Paris.
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^ It was this mass saturation he attributed to the success of the albums and pity’s those bands that tried to do the same with just one piece of art.
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^ This seems like a return to form for not just the band in terms of success but also in cover art.
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.At the end of 1981 the band dismissed Di'Anno and sought a new vocalist.^ Before rising to international fame, Maiden recorded two albums with vocalist Paul Di Anno.
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^ With the third album, The Number of the Beast vocalist Bruce Dickinson came in and replaced former singer Di'anno.
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.Bruce Dickinson, previously of Samson, auditioned for Iron Maiden in September 1981 and joined the band soon afterwards.^ Bands who have opened for IRON MAIDEN. 29.
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^ Bruce Dickinson - recorded everything with IRON MAIDEN since the THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST sessions up until A REAL DEAD ONE (Sep 1981 - Sep 1993).
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^ Number of the Beast was the first Iron Maiden album to feature vocalis Bruce Bruce (ex- Samson ) on vocals, and by golly if it ain't one heck of a great album!
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.He then went out on the road with the band on a small headlining tour.^ Lead off date on the 'Beast On The Road' tour was at Queensway Hall in Dunstable on February 25th, the band's first UK headline tour, closing on March 20th at London's Hammersmith Odeon, seeing THE RODS as support act.
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^ The tour for this album had the band selling out the biggest stadiums in the world.
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.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.^ Other notable inclusions were highlighted by a return of the debut album's 'Charlotte the Harlot' character in '22, Acacia Avenue' and the sprawling 'Hallowed Be Thy Name', this track cited by many ardent fans as the group's finest achievement.
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^ He later 'graduated' to pushing the band's merchandise, turning his home into a pit with thousands of copies of THE SOUNDHOUSE TAPES E.P., and has since progressed onto the Fan Club.
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^ Maiden albums and the progressive elements only incresased after Brave New world (which always sound to me as a kind of extension of the Seven Son...
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.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 #1 record[21] and additionally became a Top Ten hit in many other countries.^ Once more IRON MAIDEN reached the British number 1 position in the album charts.
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^ The first single offering from the album, 'Twilight Zone', gave IRON MAIDEN a number 31 position on the UK charts.
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^ Great Iron Maiden album.
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[22] .For the second time the band went on a world tour, visiting the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, UK and Germany.^ 'Be Quick Or Be Dead' only just fell short of giving the band it's second UK number one single.
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^ On October 4th the band launched into their world tour with a show at the New England Dodge Music Center in Hartford, Connecticut.
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^ Then it's other Western European countries, more UK dates before going to South and North America, Japan, SE Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
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.The tour's U.S. leg proved controversial when an American conservative political lobbying group claimed Iron Maiden was Satanic because of the new album's title track.^ The Seventh Son virus is the title of an album by Iron Maiden.
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^ This isn't even in my top 3 favourite IRON MAIDEN albums, but it's essential in my opinion.
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^ However, enough fans were impressed to launch the debut IRON MAIDEN album.
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[22] The band members' attempts to stop the criticism failed. .A group of Christian activists destroyed Iron Maiden records (along with those of Ozzy Osbourne) as a protest against the band.^ Bands who have opened for IRON MAIDEN. 29.
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^ Interest was such that IRON MAIDEN began what was to be a lengthy relationship with EMI Records when the band, with Tony Parsons on second guitar at this point, scored two tracks on the 1979 NWoBHM compilation album 'Metal For Muthas'.
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^ Bruce Dickinson - recorded everything with IRON MAIDEN since the THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST sessions up until A REAL DEAD ONE (Sep 1981 - Sep 1993).
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.Dickinson at the time was still having legal difficulties with Samson's management, and was not permitted to add his name to any of the songwriting credits.^ With singer BRUCE DICKINSON having embarked on the solo trail, IRON MAIDEN fans faced uncertain times.
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.However, he was still able to lend "creative influence" to many of the songs.^ Many of these songs are STILL played live.
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In a Guitar Legends interview he claims he contributed to the overall themes of "Children of the Damned", "The Prisoner" and "Run to the Hills".
.In December 1982, drummer Clive Burr ended his association with the band due to personal and tour schedule problems.^ Drummer Clive Burr left after that album, to be replaced by seasoned drummer Nicko McBrain, who has been a member of the band ever since.
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^ Clive Burr - 2nd drummer for IRON MAIDEN (Jan 1980 - Dec 1982).
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^ And a further change came when Sampson left to be replaced by ex- SAMSON drummer Clive Burr.
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.He was replaced by Nicko McBrain, previously of French band Trust.^ Drummer Clive Burr left after that album, to be replaced by seasoned drummer Nicko McBrain, who has been a member of the band ever since.
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^ TRUST is regarded by many to be the greatest French heavy metal band ever.
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^ During this enforced lay-off Nicko McBrain took time out to gig with pub rockers the PHIL HILBORNE BAND .
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.Soon afterwards, the band journeyed for the first time to The Bahamas to record the first of three consecutive albums at Compass Point Studios, and during 1983 released Piece of Mind, which reached the #3 spot in the UK, and was the band's debut at the North American charts, with a #70 at the Billboard 200.^ Studio Album, 1983 3.47 .
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^ During 1986 the band and producer Martin Birch were ready to try a more creative approach and, after recording at Compass Point Studios, Nassau in the Bahamas and Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum in Holland, released the Sci-Fi inspired 'Somewhere In Time' album heavily tinged with keyboard guitar workouts.
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^ 'Piece Of Mind' would be Martin Birch's third engagement behind the desk for IRON MAIDEN, although the group's success had prompted a change of recording location to Compass Point Studios, Nassau in the Bahamas.
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[23] Piece of Mind includes the successful singles "Flight of Icarus" and "The Trooper".
.Soon after the success of Piece of Mind, the band released Powerslave on 9 September 1984. The album featured fan favourites "2 Minutes to Midnight", "Aces High", and "Rime of The Ancient Mariner",[24] the latter based on Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem of the same name and running over 13 minutes long.^ A recent tendency from the band since "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" featured on the album "Powerslave" and "Alexander The Great" (from "Somewhere In Time").
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^ Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1798 - 1834).
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^ During the bridge of "Rime Of The Ancient Mariner", the following is actually a quotation from the original poem of the same name, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge: "Day after day, day after day, we stuck nor breath nor motion, As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean; Water, water everywhere and all the boards did shrink, Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink."
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.The tour following the album, dubbed the World Slavery Tour, was the band's largest to date and consisted of 193 shows over 13 months.^ The tour for this album had the band selling out the biggest stadiums in the world.
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^ During the last part of the World Slavery Tour, he preferred flying his private plane to most gigs, as opposed to the guy's tour bus.
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^ IRON MAIDEN's mammoth 'World Slavery' dates, having first fired up in August 1984, were still going strong into 1985.
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.This was one of the largest tours in music history - playing to 3,500,000 people over the course of 13 months.^ The World Slavery Tour entailed over 300 gigs in 13 months, enslaving 28 countries en route.
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^ This album shows to people that Maiden aren't just a "bunch of guys too busy in playing loud music without any inspiration".
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[25] .Many shows were played back-to-back in the same city, such as in Long Beach, California ( 4 consecutive sold out shows to summary audience of 54 000 fans), where most of the recordings were made for their subsequent live release Live After Death which has since become one of the best selling metal live albums and is often regarded by critics and fans as the one of the best hard rock/heavy metal live albums ever.^ This album is rock solid, European heavy metal at it's best.
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^ What a great album by one of metals most skilled and influential bands.
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^ TRUST is regarded by many to be the greatest French heavy metal band ever.
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.Iron Maiden also co-headlined (with Queen) the Rock In Rio festival, where they performed to an estimated crowd of 300,000 festivalgoers.^ "Iron Maiden" has sold more than 70 million albums the world over, even while they lacked significant mainstream or radio support.
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^ The show for the Monsters Of Rock Festival, August 22, 1992, was about a 2 hour Maiden gig.
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^ Showing only 20 Show all IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son items on eBay Visit eBay search:'prog rock' for items Sell your IRON MAIDEN items on eBay !
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[4] .This tour was physically gruelling for the band and they took a 6-month vacation when it ended.^ On this tour they took 120,000 watts of PA, and over 800 lamps.
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.This was the first vacation in the band's history, including even canceling a proposed supporting tour for the new live album.^ "Iron Maiden" has sold more than 70 million albums the world over, even while they lacked significant mainstream or radio support.
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^ Previous to UNITED , Stratton was also playing the London clubs with REMUS DOWN BOULEVARD , this band including two live tracks on the 1978 album 'Live- A Week At The Bridge E16'.
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^ A previous version of SURVIVORS was already on the presses and so they wrote HEAD ON, and then toured in support of the two albums.
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[26]

Experimentation (1986–1989)

.Returning from their vacation, the band adopted a different style for their 1986 studio album, entitled Somewhere in Time.^ A recent tendency from the band since "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" featured on the album "Powerslave" and "Alexander The Great" (from "Somewhere In Time").
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^ The 'Fear Of The Dark' album, cut again at Steve Harris's own Barnyard Studios in Essex and released in May 1992, heralded another change for the band as, for the first time, sleeve artist Derek Riggs was not used.
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^ During 1986 the band and producer Martin Birch were ready to try a more creative approach and, after recording at Compass Point Studios, Nassau in the Bahamas and Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum in Holland, released the Sci-Fi inspired 'Somewhere In Time' album heavily tinged with keyboard guitar workouts.
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.This was not a concept album, though it was themed loosely around the idea of time travel and associated themes - history, the passage of time, and long journeys.^ The album is loosely based on a concept that really enhances the music without taking control of it.
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^ Martin Birch still retained control of the faders although this time around IRON MAIDEN cut the album at Musicland Studios in Munich.
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^ So with such a long time between studio albums most fans were expecting something extraordinary.
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.It featured, for the first time in the band's history, synthesised bass and guitars to add textures and layers to the sound.^ A recent tendency from the band since "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" featured on the album "Powerslave" and "Alexander The Great" (from "Somewhere In Time").
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^ This outing would mark the band's first studio effort to be mixed in 5.1 surround sound.
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^ Up till then no band had gone as far as Maiden to develop their sound so much in such a short span of time.
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[27] Though considered different from the norm of Maiden sounds, it charted well across the world, especially with the single "Wasted Years".
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.The experimentation evident on Somewhere in Time continued and was apparent on their next album, entitled Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, which was released in 1988. Adding to Iron Maiden's experimentation, it was a concept album featuring a story about a mythical child who possessed clairvoyant powers.^ The Seventh Son virus is the title of an album by Iron Maiden.
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^ IRON MAIDEN's April 1988 album 'Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son' came the closest the band ever came to producing a full blown concept album.
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^ I got into Iron Maiden as a child.
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.For the first time, the band used keyboards on a recording, as opposed to guitar synthesisers on the previous release.^ The 'Fear Of The Dark' album, cut again at Steve Harris's own Barnyard Studios in Essex and released in May 1992, heralded another change for the band as, for the first time, sleeve artist Derek Riggs was not used.
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^ The brief use of acoustic guitars at the end of 'The Prophecy' is also a welcome break from the more standardised riffing and soloing that impregnates most of the record.
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^ Tracks such as "The prophesy" and "The clairvoyant" are also constructed using intricacies which may not at first be apparent, the former ending with some delicate acoustic guitar.
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Critics claimed this produced a more accessible release.[28] .It became the band's second album to hit #1 in the UK charts.^ 'Be Quick Or Be Dead' only just fell short of giving the band it's second UK number one single.
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^ To coincide, the second single from the album, 'The Trooper', based upon the 1854 Balaclava cavalry charge, hit number 12 on the UK charts.
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^ The first single offering from the album, 'Twilight Zone', gave IRON MAIDEN a number 31 position on the UK charts.
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.During the Donington Park Festival on August 20, 1988, attendance was placed as 107,000; the biggest crowd attendance in the festival's history.^ In the midst of these shows, on August 22nd, IRON MAIDEN headlined the Castle Donington 'Monsters Of Rock' festival, in front of 70,000 fans alongside SLAYER , THUNDER , SKID ROW , W.A.S.P. and THE ALMIGHTY , for the second time.
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.Other performances in the festival include Kiss, David Lee Roth, Megadeth, Guns N' Roses and Helloween.^ DAVID LEE ROTH , MEGADETH , GUNS N' ROSES and HELLOWEEN made up the billing for a record breaking crowd of over 100,000.
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.In 1990, to end Iron Maiden's first ten years of releasing singles, they released The First Ten Years, a series of ten CDs and double 12" vinyls.^ The CD releases of the first 2 albums, IRON MAIDEN and KILLERS, were not originally available when CDs first came to be.
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^ The first Iron Maiden cover.
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^ Profile: Founded in London's East End in the late 70s, Iron Maiden released their first album in 1980, with the line-up of Paul Di'anno: vocals, Steve Harris: bass, Dennis Stratton: guitar, Dave Murray: guitar, Clive Burr: drums.
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  • Iron Maiden Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

.Between 24 February and 28 April 1990, the individual parts were released one-by-one, each containing two of Iron Maiden's singles, including the B-sides.^ By February IRON MAIDEN had performed to over one and a half million people in 28 countries.
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^ A legendary live act, Iron Maiden is known to play amazing live versions of its powerful hits like "Two Minutes to Midnight" and "The Trooper."
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^ Bruce Dickinson - recorded everything with IRON MAIDEN since the THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST sessions up until A REAL DEAD ONE (Sep 1981 - Sep 1993).
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Upheaval (1989–1994)

.In 1989, after touring with Iron Maiden, guitarist Adrian Smith released a solo album with his band ASAP entitled Silver and Gold.^ Adrian Smith - guitarist for IRON MAIDEN (Oct 1980 - Jan 1990).
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^ Both Smith and Dickinson released solo albums.
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^ Iron Maiden has proven to be one of the most influential and successful heavy metal bands of all-time with over seventy million albums sold in an amazing career that has lasted over thirty years.
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During this break in 1989, vocalist Bruce Dickinson began work on a solo album with former Gillan guitarist Janick Gers, releasing Tattooed Millionaire in 1990.
.Soon afterward, Iron Maiden regrouped to work on a new album, Adrian Smith left the band due to a lack of enthusiasm.^ Great Iron Maiden album.
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^ Incredible album, the last with Adrian and probably his better work with Maiden.
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^ Iron Maiden has proven to be one of the most influential and successful heavy metal bands of all-time with over seventy million albums sold in an amazing career that has lasted over thirty years.
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.Janick Gers, having worked on Bruce Dickinson's solo project, was chosen to replace Smith and became the first new team member in seven years.^ They recorded two albums with Blaze before Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith returned to the fold for 2000's "Brave New World", and 2003's "Dance of Death", making them a six-piece.
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  • Iron Maiden Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

^ With the third album, The Number of the Beast vocalist Bruce Dickinson came in and replaced former singer Di'anno.
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^ It was soon learned that US editions of 'Ed Hunter' also featured a hidden new version of 'Wrathchild' with Bruce Dickinson on lead vocals.
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The album, No Prayer for the Dying, was released during October 1990.[30]
The band obtained their first (and to date, only) UK Singles Chart number one successful 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.^ BRUCE DICKINSON SOLO PROJECT - released an album TATTOOED MILLLIONAIRE with future Maiden guitarist Jannick Gers in 1990, as well as wrote "Bring Your Daughter...To The Slaughter" for the Nightmare On Elm Street Part V - The Dream Child soundtrack.
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^ "Bring Your Daughter...To The Slaughter" was written during Bruce Dickinson's solo project for the Nightmare On Elm Street Part V movie.
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^ "Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter" is a song that Bruce Dickinson wrote and recorded for the "Nightmare on Elm Street 5" soundtrack.
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.It was released on 24 December 1990, and was one of the first records to be released on several different formats with different B-sides.^ Also included were live takes on 'Public Enema Number One' and 'No Prayer For The Dying', both recorded at the Wembley Arena on December 17th 1990.
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^ The first thing that strikes me about this album is how different it FEELS from previous Iron Maiden releases.
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^ Again tapes from the Wembley Arena gig on December 17th 1990 were used for live B sides 'Tailgunner', 'Holy Smoke' and 'The Assassin'.
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.The single has the record for being the fastest release to rate number one and then lose any chart rating again over the following couple of weeks.^ Bruce Dickinson - recorded everything with IRON MAIDEN since the THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST sessions up until A REAL DEAD ONE (Sep 1981 - Sep 1993).
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^ Disc two was originally released as a single disc called "A Real Live One".
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^ 'Be Quick Or Be Dead' only just fell short of giving the band it's second UK number one single.
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.Dickinson performed a solo tour in 1991 before returning to studio work with Iron Maiden for the album Fear of the Dark.^ Iron Maiden - Fear of the Dark (Castle/2 CD version) 1992 .
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^ They recorded two albums with Blaze before Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith returned to the fold for 2000's "Brave New World", and 2003's "Dance of Death", making them a six-piece.
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  • Iron Maiden Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

^ This isn't even in my top 3 favourite IRON MAIDEN albums, but it's essential in my opinion.
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.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 the #2 single "Be Quick or Be Dead". The album featured the first songwriting by Gers, and no collaboration at all between Harris and Dickinson on songs.^ Studio Album, released in 1988 Songs / Tracks Listing 1.
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^ "Be Quick or Be Dead" is one of the heaviest songs Maiden has done in a long while.
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^ Still one of my favorite Iron Maiden discs.
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.The extensive worldwide tour that followed, included their first ever Latin American leg (after a single concert during the World Slavery Tour), and a being the headline act of "Monsters of Rock Festival" in seven European countries.^ The show for the Monsters Of Rock Festival, August 22, 1992, was about a 2 hour Maiden gig.
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^ Most concerts during the Piece Of Mind tour clocked it at a little over 2 hours (for the first time now at this point)!
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^ Going from Latin America to FRANCE The best search engine for American countries (including Brazil, The Caribbean and the US) is Despegar .

.Iron Maiden's second performance at Donington Park, gathering near to 80,000 festivalgoers, originated the album and video release Live at Donington.^ The CD releases of the first 2 albums, IRON MAIDEN and KILLERS, were not originally available when CDs first came to be.
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^ Yet another live album from Maiden.
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^ This show was filmed for the 'Iron Maiden' video, released in May 1981.
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.In 1993, Bruce Dickinson left the band to further pursue his solo career.^ Bruce Dickinson - recorded everything with IRON MAIDEN since the THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST sessions up until A REAL DEAD ONE (Sep 1981 - Sep 1993).
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^ Throughout the tour rumours flew of BRUCE DICKINSON 's discontent within the band.
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^ With singer BRUCE DICKINSON having embarked on the solo trail, IRON MAIDEN fans faced uncertain times.
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.However, Dickinson agreed to remain with the band for a farewell tour and two live albums (later re-released in one package).^ By the tour's end of the next album, Fear of the Dark , it was clear that Bruce Dickinson no longer wanted to be in Iron Maiden.
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^ Previous to UNITED , Stratton was also playing the London clubs with REMUS DOWN BOULEVARD , this band including two live tracks on the 1978 album 'Live- A Week At The Bridge E16'.
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^ A previous version of SURVIVORS was already on the presses and so they wrote HEAD ON, and then toured in support of the two albums.
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.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.^ Released MURDER ONE in 1992.
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^ This period of IRON MAIDEN's career was capped with the 1993 release of two live albums, 'A Real Live One', in March, and 'A Real Dead One', in October.
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^ Bruce Dickinson - recorded everything with IRON MAIDEN since the THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST sessions up until A REAL DEAD ONE (Sep 1981 - Sep 1993).
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.He played his farewell show with Iron Maiden on 28 August 1993. The show was filmed, broadcast by the BBC, and released on video under the name Raising Hell.^ Familiar names with the IRON MAIDEN crew.
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^ IRON MAIDEN songs played/not played in concert.
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^ This show was filmed for the 'Iron Maiden' video, released in May 1981.
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Blaze era (1994–1999)

.In 1994, the band auditioned hundreds of vocalists, both famous and unknown before choosing Blaze Bayley, formerly of the band Wolfsbane.^ Blaze Bayley last fronted the band onstage at the 'Monsters Of Rock' festival at the Vélez Sársfield Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 12th.
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^ The band finally all sat down at the end of August and listened to the hundreds of tapes and from there we got down to 16, who were auditioned at Steve's.
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^ In the end though, and much to many fans incredulity, IRON MAIDEN recruited ex- WOLFSBANE vocalist Blaze Bayley (a.k.a.
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.Bayley had a different vocal style from his predecessor, which ultimately received a mixed reception among fans.^ Bayley's vocals came in for some vicious criticism and swathes of hardcore fans lost faith.
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.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 had their lowest chart position since 1981 for an album in the UK (debuting at number 8).^ Once more IRON MAIDEN reached the British number 1 position in the album charts.
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^ 'Somewhere In Time' gained a number 3 chart position in the UK and number 11 in the USA. .
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^ The first single offering from the album, 'Twilight Zone', gave IRON MAIDEN a number 31 position on the UK charts.
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.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 and "Lord of the Flies", based on the novel of the same name.^ "Children Of The Damned" is a song inpsired by the movie of the same name.
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^ "Man On The Edge" appears to be based on the film "Falling Down" starring Michael Douglas.
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^ "Lord Of The Flies" is based on William Golding's novel by the same name.
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.The band toured for the rest of 1995 and 1996, playing for the first time in Israel and South Africa,[34] before stopping to release The Best of the Beast.^ A few of these songs were originally released on the "Soundhouse Tapes" which are currently only available in bootleg form, although one of the songs has been released on the 2-disc version of "Best of the Beast."
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^ The 'Fear Of The Dark' album, cut again at Steve Harris's own Barnyard Studios in Essex and released in May 1992, heralded another change for the band as, for the first time, sleeve artist Derek Riggs was not used.
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^ For the first time the group was not packing the venues and touring was cut short.
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The band's first compilation, it included a new single, "Virus".
.The band returned to the studio for Virtual XI, released in 1998. Chart scores of the album were the band's lowest to date,[35] failing to score one million worldwide sales for the first time in Iron Maiden's history.^ The CD releases of the first 2 albums, IRON MAIDEN and KILLERS, were not originally available when CDs first came to be.
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^ Significant dates in IRON MAIDEN history.
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^ Profile: Founded in London's East End in the late 70s, Iron Maiden released their first album in 1980, with the line-up of Paul Di'anno: vocals, Steve Harris: bass, Dennis Stratton: guitar, Dave Murray: guitar, Clive Burr: drums.
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  • Iron Maiden Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

.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.^ In 1975 Steve Harris formed Iron Maiden.
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^ IRON MAIDEN discography.
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^ Steve Harris - founder of IRON MAIDEN (Dec 1975 - present).
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Reunion (1999–2005)

Iron Maiden during The Ed Hunter Tour.
In February 1999, Bayley left the band by mutual consent. .At the same time, the band surprised their fans when they announced that both Bruce Dickinson and guitarist Adrian Smith were rejoining the band, and that Janick Gers would remain.^ On September 7th a trio of IRON MAIDEN players - drummer Nicko McBrain, guitarist Janick Gers, and vocalist Bruce Dickinson - surprised DEEP PURPLE fans by joining the Rock veterans on stage during their London Hammersmith Apollo gig for a rendition of the classic 'Smoke On The Water'.
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^ Adrian Smith leaves and enter ex- Gillan guitarist Janick Jers, who had also played on Bruce Dickinson 's "Tattooed Millionaire."
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^ I guess by the time the single was issued Tony Parsons was no longer a member of the band so they redid it with Dennis.
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.Iron Maiden now had three guitarists and a hugely successful reunion tour, The Ed Hunter Tour.^ Iron Maiden-Ed Hunter (Columbia) 1999 .
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^ The Iron Maiden travel guide for the Somewhere back in Time tour 2008!

^ IRON MAIDEN began their live action for the year by headlining the 'Metal For Muthas' tour, which comprised a bill featuring PRAYING MANTIS and local supports.
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.This tour also supported the band's newly released greatest hits Ed Hunter, which also contained a computer game of the same name starring the band's mascot.^ The rejuvenated IRON MAIDEN wowed North America with a sold out 17 date tour, these dates in support of their compilation album and computer game 'Ed Hunter'.
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^ There is also a film by the same name, starring Sean Connery.
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^ Hitting Italy at the Caserna Rivelli in Arma di Taggia on the 22nd the band picked up tour partners ACCEPT .
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.Iron Maiden's first studio release after the reunion with Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith came in the form of 2000's Brave New World.^ The CD releases of the first 2 albums, IRON MAIDEN and KILLERS, were not originally available when CDs first came to be.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ The reunion 'Brave New World' album (internet reports of an album title of 'Majesty Of Gaia' would be proved false), arriving in May 2000, vindicated the return of Dickinson with a vengeance, this despite tracks such as 'Nomad', 'Dream Of Mirrors' and 'Mercenary' being re-worked versions of tracks originally demoed for the 'Virtual XI' sessions.
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^ "Where Eagles Dare", underlying theme: Whatever is going on wrong in the world, Clint Eastwood will fix it (quote by Bruce Dickinson, Hannover, Germany, 4/15/93).
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.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 Aldous Huxley novel of the same name.^ "Lord Of The Flies" is based on William Golding's novel by the same name.
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^ "Murders In The Rue Morgue" is based on Edgar Allen Poe's detective short story by the same name.
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^ Maiden albums and the progressive elements only incresased after Brave New world (which always sound to me as a kind of extension of the Seven Son...
  • IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

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.The world tour that followed consisted of well over 100 dates and culminated on 19 January 2001 in a show at the Rock in Rio festival in Brazil, where Iron Maiden played to an audience of around 250, 000.[36] This performance was recorded and released on CD and DVD in March 2002 under the name Rock in Rio.^ Familiar names with the IRON MAIDEN crew.
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^ Books related to IRON MAIDEN. 36.
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^ This DVD was recorded live at Rock In Rio festival 19th January 2001.
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Following their Give Me Ed... .'til I'm Dead Tour in summer 2003 (three months of touring across the Europe And America with 56 gigs to over 1 mlllion fans including Rock am Ring and Rock im Park headlining for combine audience of 120,000 and important, Download Festival premiere event, performing for 50,000 fans), Iron Maiden released Dance of Death.^ IRON MAIDEN Fan Club info.
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^ Following a next day headline performance at the 'Dynamo' festival in Nijmegen's Goffert Park in Holland IRON MAIDEN hooked up with Steve Harris protégés DIRTY DEEDS to blaze across Europe.
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^ IRON MAIDEN also put in a scorching performance at the annual Reading Rock Festival on August 23rd headlined by UFO before setting off on a tour of Europe opening for KISS , on the US outfit's 'Unmasked' tour.
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The release of their 13th album was met by critical and commercial success worldwide. .Some critics also felt that this release matched up to their earlier efforts like Piece Of Mind and The Number Of The Beast, including their darker imagery rather than the more upbeat reunion album.^ Bruce Dickinson - recorded everything with IRON MAIDEN since the THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST sessions up until A REAL DEAD ONE (Sep 1981 - Sep 1993).
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^ Number of the Beast was the first Iron Maiden album to feature vocalis Bruce Bruce (ex- Samson ) on vocals, and by golly if it ain't one heck of a great album!
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^ The Prophesy opens with tasteful guitar and the vocal style reminds me of "Piece Of Mind".The lead guitar breaks away from the pack 2 1/2 minutes in with some scorching solos.
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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. .The supporting tour for this album, named Dance Of Death World Tour was another landmark for the band, as they played to over 750,000 fans during 50 dates over a period of 4 months in 2003-04. This included sold out dates in South America, Europe, North America and Japan.^ Many of these dates had sold out months beforehand.
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^ The tour for this album had the band selling out the biggest stadiums in the world.
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^ The rejuvenated IRON MAIDEN wowed North America with a sold out 17 date tour, these dates in support of their compilation album and computer game 'Ed Hunter'.
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.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.^ Recorded an album but it was never released.
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^ Maintaining the momentum on the DVD front, a brand new release entitled 'Death On The Road' saw issue through EMI, being a show filmed originally by German Viva TV at the Westfalenhalle Arena in Dortmund during the 'Dance Of Death' European tour in December 2003.
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^ A previous version of SURVIVORS was already on the presses and so they wrote HEAD ON, and then toured in support of the two albums.
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.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 CD releases of the first 2 albums, IRON MAIDEN and KILLERS, were not originally available when CDs first came to be.
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^ This isn't even in my top 3 favourite IRON MAIDEN albums, but it's essential in my opinion.
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^ Bands who have opened for IRON MAIDEN. 29.
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.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.^ OTHER WORKS: SAMSON (Early 1978 - 1979) - original drummer, played on first NWOBHM single ever "Mr.
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^ A previous version of SURVIVORS was already on the presses and so they wrote HEAD ON, and then toured in support of the two albums.
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^ The tour proper commenced four days later at Le Zénith in Lille, this European run, finalised on May 30th at Ta Qali on the isle of Malta, supported by HELLOWEEN and DIRTY DEEDS .
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.As part of the celebration of their early days, the "Number of the Beast" single was re-released and went straight to number 3 in the UK Chart.^ Cleverly, these re-issues were bolstered by bonus tracks and released in staggered weekly formation so as to maximise the impact on the national charts.
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^ Steve Harris paid homage to two of his influences by having IRON MAIDEN covering the STRAY track 'All In Your Mind' and GOLDEN EARRING 's 'Kill Me (Ce Soir)' as the B side to the September released 'Holy Smoke' single, which scored a number 3 UK chart position.
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^ 'Be Quick Or Be Dead' only just fell short of giving the band it's second UK number one single.
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.The Early Days World Tour included many stadium headline dates and festivals including their historic performance at the Ullevi Stadium in Sweden, playing to almost 60,000 fans.^ Another major gig saw the band performing at the 55,000 capacity Parc de Princes Stadium in Paris.
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^ The b and returned to Europe to perform 'Sunrise' festival dates alongside KANSAS , BLUE ÖYSTER CULT and MOTÖRHEAD .
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^ Nicko McBrain's first public live airing with IRON MAIDEN came on May 2nd at Hull City Hall, the first date on the 'World Piece' tour.
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This concert was also broadcast on satellite television all over Europe to over 60 million viewers.
.At Iron Maiden's last Ozzfest performance (20 August 2005 at the Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen in San Bernardino, CA to almost 50 000 people), Sharon Osbourne[citation needed] interrupted their performance by turning off the PA system, after which the MC chanted: "Ozzy!^ Showing only 20 Show all IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son items on eBay Visit eBay search:'prog rock' for items Sell your IRON MAIDEN items on eBay !
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^ Over 1.4 million people attended the ten day long festival, which also featured QUEEN , AC/DC , OZZY OSBOURNE , SCORPIONS , WHITESNAKE and YES .
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^ Review by The T SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Progressive Metal Specialist This is the album that many people consider Iron Maiden's masterpiece.
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Ozzy!". Someone threw eggs at the band, and it was later determined that Kelly Osbourne and her associates were the culprits[citation needed]. .The performance was temporarily stopped while crew cleaned McBrain's drumkit, Bruce Dickinson's microphone stand, and the stage floor.^ 'That Girl' was an FM cover version performed by Adrian Smith, Bruce Dickinson, Nicko McBrain and FM bassist Andy Barnett.
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^ A hard-hitting opener, dark, heavy and fast-paced, with Bruce Dickinson delivering one of his most theatrical performance.
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^ The band responded by producing a soccer ball on stage and began playing football, Bruce Dickinson using one of the Egyptian sarcophagi stage props as a shield.
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.After several more disruptions with the PA, Iron Maiden ended their set and Sharon Osbourne came on stage.^ Iron Maiden - Eddie's Archives (Columbia/Legacy) 2002 click for more information and review.
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^ Once more IRON MAIDEN reached the British number 1 position in the album charts.
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^ The excellent guitars are augmented by keyboards that give the music a fuller, more symphonic sound than on earlier Iron Maiden albums.
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.During some of Maiden's best-known numbers, the band's PA system wavered.^ Now, I rate this, along with 'Somewhere In Time', as the best Maiden albums (though I have to say I haven't heard anything by the band since Dickinson returned to the fold).
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^ I only recently found out that "Women in Uniform" is not a Maiden original but a cover of some obscure Australian band whose name I do not know.
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^ Recorded on all that Dennis Stratton recorded with the band, KILLERS album, "Maiden Japan" EP, and THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST album.
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.Sharon Osbourne accused Bruce Dickinson of disrespecting Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, and the production quality of the Ozzfest tour, while praising the rest of the band and their crew.^ With the band's show completed, Sharon Osbourne then appeared onstage to publiclly brand Dickinson "a prick".
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^ Throughout the tour rumours flew of BRUCE DICKINSON 's discontent within the band.
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^ Early May found BRUCE DICKINSON providing some notable sounds on his BBC radio 'Rock Show' programme, guesting on a cover of DEEP PURPLE 's 'Black Night' with THERAPY? and on a rendition of BLACK SABBATH 's 'Black Sabbath' with FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND .
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[37] .Iron Maiden fans in the audience booed her offstage and chanted "Maiden" as 10,000 of them left Ozzfest in protest of Sharon's antics[citation needed].^ Aces High (Iron Maiden) 10.
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^ IRON MAIDEN Fan Club info.
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^ However, enough fans were impressed to launch the debut IRON MAIDEN album.
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.Many of them later complained to the Ozzfest Production Management, demanding compensation for ruining the Iron Maiden performance.^ A very solid composition that is a favorite among many Iron Maiden fans.
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^ To many this album is still considered part of the golden era of Iron Maiden, and it deserves to be considered as such.
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^ Review by The T SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Progressive Metal Specialist This is the album that many people consider Iron Maiden's masterpiece.
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.The band completed this tour by headlining the Reading and Leeds weekend festivals on the 26th[38] 28 August - two shows to combined number of people estimated 130 000, and Ireland 31st august to almost 40 000 fans at RDS Stadium.^ The show for the Monsters Of Rock Festival, August 22, 1992, was about a 2 hour Maiden gig.
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^ The tour for this album had the band selling out the biggest stadiums in the world.
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^ Iron Maiden To Headline Reading/Leeds Festival .
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[39] .For the second time, the band played a charity show for former drummer Clive Burr's Clive Burr MS Trust Fund charity.^ Clive Burr - 2nd drummer for IRON MAIDEN (Jan 1980 - Dec 1982).
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^ It's a face right next to the band logo.It was connected to a pump that would spurt out various kinds of liquids and it would drool all over Doug Sampson or Clive Burr or whoever was at the drums that time.
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^ The band is playing better than ever and the very good Maiden England video showed that on stage.
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A Matter Of Life And Death (2005–early 2007)

.In Autumn 2006, Iron Maiden released A Matter of Life and Death.^ Iron Maiden Reveal Full Details Of New DVD, "Live After Death" .
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^ A Matter of Life and Death (CD) .
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^ "A Matter of Life and Death" is Iron Maiden's fourteenth studio album and their third with the current lineup of Dickinson, Smith, Murray, Gers, Harris and McBrain.
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.While the album is not a concept album,[40] war and religion are recurring themes in the lyrics throughout, as well as in the album's artwork.^ Some lyrics on this album treat about apocalypse and all that mystical biblical themes, visionaries etc.
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^ Although lyrically fitting within the concept story on this album; there are quite a few songs on this release that really doesn't manage to inspire.
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.A successful tour followed, during which they played the new album in its entirety; though response to this was mixed.^ A previous version of SURVIVORS was already on the presses and so they wrote HEAD ON, and then toured in support of the two albums.
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^ There are an abundance of songs from the newest "Brave New World" CD, which I suppose is only natural since this was the disc they were touring on.
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^ I wonder why they didn't put it on the album as I read somewhere that it was recorded during the same session.
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[41][42]
.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).^ The King orders "put them in the Iron Maiden."
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^ Bruce Dickinson - recorded everything with IRON MAIDEN since the THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST sessions up until A REAL DEAD ONE (Sep 1981 - Sep 1993).
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^ "A Matter of Life and Death" is Iron Maiden's fourteenth studio album and their third with the current lineup of Dickinson, Smith, Murray, Gers, Harris and McBrain.
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[43]
.In November 2006, Iron Maiden and manager Rod Smallwood announced that they were to end their 27-year-old relationship with Sanctuary Music and were to start a new company named Phantom Music Management.^ Familiar names with the IRON MAIDEN crew.
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^ "IRON MAIDEN", replied a terrified Rod.
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^ IRON MAIDEN music transcriptions.
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No other significant changes were made.
.The second part of the "A Matter of Life and Death" tour was dubbed "A Matter of the Beast" to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Number of the Beast album, and included appearances at several major festivals worldwide.^ Number of the Beast was the first Iron Maiden album to feature vocalis Bruce Bruce (ex- Samson ) on vocals, and by golly if it ain't one heck of a great album!
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^ "A Matter of Life and Death" is Iron Maiden's fourteenth studio album and their third with the current lineup of Dickinson, Smith, Murray, Gers, Harris and McBrain.
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^ However, I actually find the single to be a good song and probably one of the most memorable off "A Matter of Life and Death".
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[44] .The band announced plans to play five songs from A Matter of Life and Death and five from The Number of the Beast as part of their set but in fact played only four songs from The Number of the Beast.^ A few of these songs were originally released on the "Soundhouse Tapes" which are currently only available in bootleg form, although one of the songs has been released on the 2-disc version of "Best of the Beast."
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^ 'Be Quick Or Be Dead' only just fell short of giving the band it's second UK number one single.
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^ Matter of fact, there are virtually no songs that can be immediately identified as classics in that "Number of the Beast", "Two Minutes to Midnight," or "The Trooper" sense, save for possibly "Different World".
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.They played in the Middle East for the first time at the annual Dubai Desert Rock Festival in 2007 playing to 20,000 fans.^ I have a hard time believing that any Blaze song made it into the Top 20 by fan vote, but whatever, it's still a very good compilation and video game.
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.They made their first appearance in India with a concert in Bangalore aptly called Eddfest, playing to over 45,000 people at the Bangalore Palace Grounds.^ Both discs play fine despite looking like they may have been used as frisbees on a beach made of sandpaper.
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.This event marked the first time any major heavy metal band toured the Indian sub-continent.^ Most concerts during the Piece Of Mind tour clocked it at a little over 2 hours (for the first time now at this point)!
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^ TRUST is regarded by many to be the greatest French heavy metal band ever.
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^ End 1982) - Legendary French heavy metal band, considered by many to be the best heavy metal in France.
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.The band went on to play a string of European dates, including open air festival performances and mostly stadium-sized gigs.^ He also was becoming more uncomfortable with his performance in Maiden, especially when songs couldn't be played perfectly, or if the show went off with little hitches here and there.
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.In England, they headlined the Download Festival at Donington Park for the fourth time in their career.^ In the movie BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE, Bill and Ted travel back in time, and are in medieval England, when they are caught talking with the King's daughters.
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The show attracted a record breaking number of attendees, estimated as near to 80,000 die-hard festival-goers despite higher ticket and camp-place prices than in recent years.[45] On the 24 June they ended the tour with a performance at London's Brixton Academy in aid of The Clive Burr MS Trust fund.

Recent years (late 2007 onwards)

Vocalist Bruce Dickinson during A Matter Of Life And Death World Tour.
.On 5 September 2007, the band announced their Somewhere Back in Time World Tour,[46] which ties in with the DVD release of their Live After Death album.^ The tour for this album had the band selling out the biggest stadiums in the world.
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^ A recent tendency from the band since "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" featured on the album "Powerslave" and "Alexander The Great" (from "Somewhere In Time").
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^ Review by chessman PROG REVIEWER Having just bought this yesterday, along with Somewhere In Time, for the princely sum of 10 the two, it has brought back happy memories.
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The setlist for the tour consisted of successes from the 1980s, with a specific emphasis on the Powerslave era for set design. .The tour started in Mumbai, India on 1 February 2008 where the band played to an audience of almost 30,000. The first part of the tour consisted of 24 concerts in 21 cities, travelling over 50, 000 miles in the band's own chartered airplane "Ed Force One".[47] They played their first ever concerts in Costa Rica and Colombia and their first Australian shows since 1992. On 12 May, the band released a new compilation album, titled Somewhere Back in Time.^ Think about this: the first 6 studio albums were in alphabetical order by chance: IRON MAIDEN, KILLERS, (THE) NUMBER OF THE BEAST, PIECE OF MIND, POWERSLAVE, and SOMEWHERE IN TIME. Then the go in reverse order after that: SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON, NO PRAYER FOR THE DYING, and FEAR OF THE DARK. * Here's something else interesting: with the exception of the FROM THERE TO ETERNITY video (which was released sometime in 1992), IRON MAIDEN has released a video about every 2 years since their first, LIVE AT THE RAINBOW, in 1981.
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^ Get into the DeLorean with James Rolfe as he takes a ride back to 1955 for one of the greatest time...
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^ A recent tendency from the band since "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" featured on the album "Powerslave" and "Alexander The Great" (from "Somewhere In Time").
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.It includes a selection of tracks from their 1980 eponymous debut to 1988's Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, including several live versions from Live After Death.^ Why is the CD version of LIVE AFTER DEATH missing tracks?
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^ Next comes the masterpiece of the album, and one of Iron Maiden's best songs (in my humble opinion), the title track Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.
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^ Iron Maiden - Live After Death (Raw Power/enhanced version) 1985 .
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.With the sole UK headline show at Twickenham Stadium, this tour also marked the first ever stadium headlining show in the UK by the band.^ This will be the first time that Rammstein has appeared at a festival in the UK and we are looking forward to putting on a show that no-one will ever forget!"
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^ The tour for this album had the band selling out the biggest stadiums in the world.
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[48] .A final part of the tour took place in February and March 2009,[49] including the band's first ever appearance in Peru and Ecuador, and their first performances in New Zealand for 16 years.^ Solo band also included Andy Carr on bass, and Fabio Del Rio on drums, and toured a little while Mid 1990.
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^ I think this may have been a point of contention between Steve and Bruce and may have contributed to the parting of ways that would take place in a few short years.
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[50] .The band also played their third show within a span of 2 years in India, at the Rock In India 2009 festival to a crowd of 20,000. The final leg of the tour ended in Florida on April 2 after which the band took a break from touring.^ The show for the Monsters Of Rock Festival, August 22, 1992, was about a 2 hour Maiden gig.
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^ On this tour they took 120,000 watts of PA, and over 800 lamps.
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^ The band is playing better than ever and the very good Maiden England video showed that on stage.
  • IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

.On 20 January 2009, the band announced that they were to release a full-length documentary film in select cinemas on 21 April.^ They were released later on, and subsequently don't have a full inner sleeve, like all current CDs.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ With about 20 years of history behind the band (which includes about 24 different 'official' lineup changes), you wonder how they did it?
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Iron Maiden Announce Release Of Live DVD "Rock In Rio" for August 20 .
  • Iron Maiden - in Metal Bands ( Metal Underground.com ) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Titled Iron Maiden: Flight 666, the movie was filmed during the first part of the "Somewhere Back In Time" tour between February and March 2008. Flight 666 is co-produced by Banger Productions and was released by Universal Music Group in the U.S. and EMI Records in the rest of the world.^ IRON MAIDEN music transcriptions.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Getting IRON MAIDEN from music clubs.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ The first Iron Maiden cover.
  • Iron Maiden: Discography » Sleevage » Music, Art, Design. 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC sleevage.com [Source type: General]

[51]
.During a Rock Radio interview promoting Flight 666, Nicko McBrain revealed that Iron Maiden had booked studio time for early 2010 and would be likely to be touring again late that year or the year after.^ Books related to IRON MAIDEN. 36.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Iron Maiden bass player and founder Steve Harris stated: "We had a fantastic time playing at Wacken last year so when we decided to play a few festivals in Europe next Summer it seemed a great idea to return.
  • Iron Maiden - in Metal Bands ( Metal Underground.com ) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Even though the band thought it would be a good advertisement for the book "Dune" and everything, Frank Herbert still said no, and that *if* IRON MAIDEN went through with it, then he'd sue them into next week, etc.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

[52] At the 2009 BRIT Awards the band won the award for best live act.[53]
During their live presentation in São Paulo, on 15 March 2009, Bruce announced on stage that the show was the biggest of their career. .In fact, the crowd of 100,000 people was Iron Maiden's all-time biggest attendance for a solo show, without other bands.^ Up Next iron maiden show .
  • Iron Maiden - The Trooper | SPIKE 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Other IRON MAIDEN tibits.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Bands who have opened for IRON MAIDEN. 29.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

The attendance was bigger than Chile's show (almost 60,000 fans), according to the organisers.[54] .Nicko McBrain stated in a interview for Rock Radio that the new Iron Maiden album will be finished in 2010, and that a tour will follow in the late 2010 or 2011.[55] On Classic Rock Magazine Awards, event that took place at a hotel, in London on November 2, Janick Gers confirmed to BBC News that the band already have new material written and will head to Paris, France, to start composing and rehearsing the bulk for the new album.^ Profile: Founded in London's East End in the late 70s, Iron Maiden released their first album in 1980, with the line-up of Paul Di'anno: vocals, Steve Harris: bass, Dennis Stratton: guitar, Dave Murray: guitar, Clive Burr: drums.
  • Iron Maiden Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]
  • Iron Maiden Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

^ This isn't even in my top 3 favourite IRON MAIDEN albums, but it's essential in my opinion.
  • IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ Bands who have opened for IRON MAIDEN. 29.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.The band will take time off for Christmas and New Year's Eve and then will go straight into recording the new album in January, probably at Sarm West Studios with Kevin Shirley producing it.^ Get into the DeLorean with James Rolfe as he takes a ride back to 1955 for one of the greatest time...
  • Iron Maiden - The Trooper | SPIKE 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ A recent tendency from the band since "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" featured on the album "Powerslave" and "Alexander The Great" (from "Somewhere In Time").
  • IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ Perhaps it's time I considered finding a sweetheart who can manage things, instead of wandering off and getting into trouble.
  • The Iron Maiden and the Blonde Bombshell 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC belladonna.org [Source type: Original source]

[56] In another interview with heavy metal DJ Eddie Trunk, drummer Nicko McBrain confirmed that the band have finished writing eight songs for the new album which will probably be released in 2011.[57]
.In December 2009 Iron Maiden announced that they would headline a string of festivals in the Summer of 2010, Sonisphere Festivals in the United Kingdom,[58] Sweden and Finland,[59] Wacken Open Air in Germany,[60].^ Bands who have opened for IRON MAIDEN. 29.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ "The Evil That Men Do" leaves us with IRON MAIDEN's calling card 30 seconds in.That would be their famous galloping rhythm.
  • IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ Introduced by an acoustic motif and electric keyboards, Moonchild is among Iron Maiden's best opening songs in an album.
  • IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

They will also play at the Bergenhus Fortress in Norway in August.[61]
.Kevin Shirley stated that Iron Maiden have completed the registration of their 15th studio album.^ Great Iron Maiden album.
  • Iron Maiden - in Metal Bands ( Metal Underground.com ) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ With their 2008 tour coming to a close, a new DVD and best of album out there is no better time to do an Iron Maiden feature.
  • Iron Maiden: Discography » Sleevage » Music, Art, Design. 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC sleevage.com [Source type: General]

^ This isn't even in my top 3 favourite IRON MAIDEN albums, but it's essential in my opinion.
  • IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

.The new studio album has been recorded at Compass Point Studios, in Nassau (Bahamas).^ Currently singing on the new Maiden album which is being recorded and is to be released in October 1995.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

On March 4th 2010, the new album title was announced as The Final Frontier[62], along with North American tour dates for summer 2010.
Janick Gers and Steve Harris.
Dave Murray and Adrian Smith.

Image and legacy

.Iron Maiden were ranked #24 in VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock".[63] The band were ranked fourth on MTV's "Top 10 Greatest Heavy Metal Bands of All Time".[64] Iron Maiden were named as the third best heavy metal band of all time on VH1 Classic: Top 20 Metal Bands.^ This album is rock solid, European heavy metal at it's best.
  • No Life 'til Metal - CD Gallery - Iron Maiden 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.nolifetilmetal.com [Source type: General]

^ TRUST is regarded by many to be the greatest French heavy metal band ever.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Familiar names with the IRON MAIDEN crew.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

[65] The band also won the Ivor Novello Award for international achievement in 2002.[5] The band was also inducted into the Hollywood RockWalk during their tour in the United States during 2005.
.Iron Maiden frequently use the slogan "Up the Irons" in their disc liner notes, and the phrase can also be seen on several t-shirts officially licensed by the band.^ The club uses 'Up the Irons' as its 'motto' and that is why Maiden uses it as well.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Up Next iron maiden show .
  • Iron Maiden - The Trooper | SPIKE 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Up Next iron maiden .
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."The Irons" has been used to refer to the London football club, West Ham United, of which founder Steve Harris is a fan.^ Steve Harris - founder of IRON MAIDEN (Dec 1975 - present).
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ The Irons is a nickname for West Ham United, a soccer club from London.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ The club uses 'Up the Irons' as its 'motto' and that is why Maiden uses it as well.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.Fans of Iron Maiden have been known to use the phrase as a greeting or sign-off to other Iron Maiden fans.^ IRON MAIDEN Fan Club info.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Other IRON MAIDEN tibits.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Keith Wilfort - Head/Secretary of the official IRON MAIDEN fan club.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.Iron Maiden's mascot, Eddie, is a perennial fixture in the band's science fiction and horror-influenced album cover art, as well as in live shows.^ Great Iron Maiden album.
  • Iron Maiden - in Metal Bands ( Metal Underground.com ) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Up Next iron maiden show .
  • Iron Maiden - The Trooper | SPIKE 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ IRON MAIDEN influences.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.Eddie was drawn by Derek Riggs until 1992, although there have been various versions by numerous artists including Melvyn Grant.^ It is also very apt as this is our tenth studio album and "X" can bring up many images" The cover is not drawn by Derek Riggs but by an artist by the name of Hughes Simon (aka HUGH SYME) who is working for Disney.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.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.^ The Judge (First Ten Years) - It appears to be sideways on the righthand corner of the book in front of Eddie.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ This remastered, enhanced version contains videos for "Holy Smoke" and "Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter" as well as a 24 page full color booklet with various Eddie paintings, band photos, liner notes, etc.
  • No Life 'til Metal - CD Gallery - Iron Maiden 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.nolifetilmetal.com [Source type: General]

^ This three disc set is very cool, as it contains the very entertaining Ed Hunter video game.
  • No Life 'til Metal - CD Gallery - Iron Maiden 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.nolifetilmetal.com [Source type: General]

In 2008, Kerrang! released an album, entitled Maiden Heaven: A Tribute to Iron Maiden, composed of Iron Maiden cover songs played by artists such as Metallica, Machine Head, Dream Theater, Trivium, Coheed and Cambria, Avenged Sevenfold, and others who were influenced by Iron Maiden throughout their careers. .Well over a half-dozen other Iron Maiden tribute albums (each featuring various artists) exist, including a piano tribute, an electro tribute, a black metal tribute and a hip-hop tribute.^ Other IRON MAIDEN tibits.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Number of the Beast was the first Iron Maiden album to feature vocalis Bruce Bruce (ex- Samson ) on vocals, and by golly if it ain't one heck of a great album!
  • No Life 'til Metal - CD Gallery - Iron Maiden 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.nolifetilmetal.com [Source type: General]

^ 'The Evil Men virus, a variant of the Dark Avenger virus, contains the title of a song from the Iron Maiden album, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, "The Evil That Men Do."
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.Iron Maiden songs have been featured in the soundtracks of several video games, including Carmageddon 2, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City, Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4, SSX on Tour and Madden NFL 10.^ IRON MAIDEN songs, where to find them, and song tidbits.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ IRON MAIDEN songs played/not played in concert.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ With their 2008 tour coming to a close, a new DVD and best of album out there is no better time to do an Iron Maiden feature.
  • Iron Maiden: Discography » Sleevage » Music, Art, Design. 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC sleevage.com [Source type: General]

[66] .Their music also appears in the Guitar Hero and Rock Band series of rhythmic video games.^ The forthcoming new video game Madden 10 will be seeing its fair share of metal music featured on its soundtrack, as classic songs from the likes of Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Pantera and Iron Maiden will be appearing on the game.
  • Iron Maiden - in Metal Bands ( Metal Underground.com ) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The complete tracklisting for the forthcoming new installment in the popular "Guitar Hero" video game franchise, "Guitar Hero 5" has been revealed.
  • Iron Maiden - in Metal Bands ( Metal Underground.com ) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Iron Maiden songs have also appeared on the films Phenomena (called "Creepers" in the U.S.), and Murder by Numbers; while MTV's animated duo Beavis and Butthead have commented favorably on Iron Maiden multiple times.^ IRON MAIDEN songs, where to find them, and song tidbits.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ IRON MAIDEN songs played/not played in concert.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (Raw Power/enhanced version) 1982 Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (Castle/2 CD version) 1982 .
  • No Life 'til Metal - CD Gallery - Iron Maiden 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.nolifetilmetal.com [Source type: General]

.The band's name is named prominently (and repeated several times) in the song "Teenage Dirtbag" by Wheatus.^ They were given six songs to learn, and then they sang those six songs with the band a couple of times and from those 16 there emerged three possible people.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ A great song from the greatest metal band of all time!!!!!
  • Iron Maiden - The Trooper | SPIKE 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

.Punk rock band NOFX released a song titled "Eddie, Bruce, and Paul" on their 2009 album Coaster.^ 'The Evil Men virus, a variant of the Dark Avenger virus, contains the title of a song from the Iron Maiden album, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, "The Evil That Men Do."
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Studio Album, released in 1988 Songs / Tracks Listing 1.
  • IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ Next comes the masterpiece of the album, and one of Iron Maiden's best songs (in my humble opinion), the title track Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.
  • IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

.This track tells the story of Iron Maiden, and is performed in the style of their early work.^ Next comes the masterpiece of the album, and one of Iron Maiden's best songs (in my humble opinion), the title track Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.
  • IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ Doug Sampson - original drummer for IRON MAIDEN (Mid 1977 - Early 1980).
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ All the Japanese around the covers could be connected to "Maiden Japan" and IRON MAIDEN's other performances there.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.Weezer mentions them in the song "Heart Songs" from their 2008 self-titled "Red" album.^ 'The Evil Men virus, a variant of the Dark Avenger virus, contains the title of a song from the Iron Maiden album, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, "The Evil That Men Do."
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Next comes the masterpiece of the album, and one of Iron Maiden's best songs (in my humble opinion), the title track Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.
  • IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

The verse goes: "Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Slayer taught me how to shred..."
The Sum 41 song "Fat Lip" contains the line "Heavy metal and mullets it's how we were raised, Maiden and Priest were the gods that we praised"

Alleged Connections with Satanism and the Occult

.In the year 1982, the band released one of their most popular, controversial and acclaimed albums, The Number Of The Beast.^ What a great album by one of metals most skilled and influential bands.
  • IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ Bruce Dickinson - recorded everything with IRON MAIDEN since the THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST sessions up until A REAL DEAD ONE (Sep 1981 - Sep 1993).
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ This song, one of the most popular in this album, is strangely in a high mood, almost happy.
  • IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

.This led to Christian groups, particularly in the US, branding the band as Satanic and unholy; smashing and burning the band's albums in bonfires became common.^ That helps the album a lot and launches it to the top group of all the band's releases.
  • IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

In the 90s the band was banned from performing in Chile for the same reasons (due to the influence of the catholic hierarchy over the government), but contrary to this belief, the band is not Satanic. .According to the band the devil imagery which is linked with the band due to a few songs and their album covers is not connected with their religious beliefs and is not the focus of their music.^ This is a concept album, and while it does not connect musically as well as Pink Floyd's "The Wall" and any Neal Morse solo album, it is still a very enjoyable set of songs with some musical ideas that are shared among songs here.
  • IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ "King of Twilight" - a cover song (the b-side on the Aces High single) originally done by NEKTAR, from the album "A Tab In The Ocean."
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Although lyrically fitting within the concept story on this album; there are quite a few songs on this release that really doesn't manage to inspire.
  • IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

.In an interview included on Iron Maiden's DVD The Early Days, Steve Harris set the record straight by saying that he is not a Satanist.^ Steve Harris - founder of IRON MAIDEN (Dec 1975 - present).
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Bruce Dickinson - recorded everything with IRON MAIDEN since the THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST sessions up until A REAL DEAD ONE (Sep 1981 - Sep 1993).
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ "A Matter of Life and Death" is Iron Maiden's fourteenth studio album and their third with the current lineup of Dickinson, Smith, Murray, Gers, Harris and McBrain.
  • No Life 'til Metal - CD Gallery - Iron Maiden 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.nolifetilmetal.com [Source type: General]

.The band's later albums contain songs and lyrics about war, religion, terrorism, corruption and present day crisis and events rather than songs about Satan or the occult.^ 'The Evil Men virus, a variant of the Dark Avenger virus, contains the title of a song from the Iron Maiden album, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, "The Evil That Men Do."
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ The split wasn't particularly amicable at first (some name calling at first...Steve was said to have rather sacked a band member than tolerate dissent...
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.Their most recent studio effort, A Matter of Life and Death, was primarily based on war, the Manhattan Project, birth and religion, and reached no.4 on the UK charts.^ It is no coincidence that I choose 7th Son as my first Iron Maiden review, as it was the first IM album I bought upon it's release and also my favorite, the most prog album they recorded (along with A Matter of Life and Death) and the only true concept album they have recorded.
  • IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ A Matter of Life and Death (CD) .
  • Iron Maiden - in Metal Bands ( Metal Underground.com ) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Iron Maiden's "The Trooper" Single Enters UK Charts At No.
  • Iron Maiden - in Metal Bands ( Metal Underground.com ) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Influences

.Their influences include Black Sabbath[67], AC/DC, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, Cream, The Who, Rush, Thin Lizzy, Styx, UFO, King Crimson, Deep Purple, Triumph, Uriah Heep[68], Wishbone Ash,[69] Pink Floyd, ELP, Genesis, Yes, and Jethro Tull.^ "Massacre" - originally done by THIN LIZZY. * "All In Your Mind" - originally done by STRAY. * "Kill Me Ce Soir" - originally done by GOLDEN EARRING. * "I'm A Mover" - originally done by FREE. * "Communication Breakdown" - originally done by LED ZEPPELIN, of course.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ When that didn't happen, Ian joined BLACK SABBATH, recording BORN AGAIN, before the DEEP PURPLE reunion eventually happened in 1984.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ The forthcoming new video game Madden 10 will be seeing its fair share of metal music featured on its soundtrack, as classic songs from the likes of Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Pantera and Iron Maiden will be appearing on the game.
  • Iron Maiden - in Metal Bands ( Metal Underground.com ) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[67]

Special charter

.
An Astraeus Boeing 757-200 in special Iron Maiden livery.
^ Review by The T SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Progressive Metal Specialist This is the album that many people consider Iron Maiden's masterpiece.
  • IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ Review by Gatot SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator I don't remember exactly if "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" or "Powerslave" was the third CD I purchased from Iron Maiden albums.
  • IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ Radio 1 Broadcast Special Iron Maiden Recording .
  • Iron Maiden - in Metal Bands ( Metal Underground.com ) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

(2008)
.In October 2007, Iron Maiden commissioned an Astraeus 757 as transport for their 'Somewhere Back in Time' tour in 2008. Lead singer Bruce Dickinson piloted the aircraft, "Ed Force One," since he is also a commercial airline pilot for Astraeus.^ Get into the DeLorean with James Rolfe as he takes a ride back to 1955 for one of the greatest time...
  • Iron Maiden - The Trooper | SPIKE 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ A recent tendency from the band since "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" featured on the album "Powerslave" and "Alexander The Great" (from "Somewhere In Time").
  • IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ Bruce Dickinson - recorded everything with IRON MAIDEN since the THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST sessions up until A REAL DEAD ONE (Sep 1981 - Sep 1993).
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.The aircraft was converted into a combi configuration, repainted with a special Iron Maiden livery, had a list of all the places where the band was going to present in the tour Somewhere Back in Time' and was used in this scheme until 28 May 2008 for commercial flights as well as use by Iron Maiden.^ The club uses 'Up the Irons' as its 'motto' and that is why Maiden uses it as well.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Past and present IRON MAIDEN lineups.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Get into the DeLorean with James Rolfe as he takes a ride back to 1955 for one of the greatest time...
  • Iron Maiden - The Trooper | SPIKE 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

.The same aircraft (G-OJIB) was used again on the second leg of the Somewhere Back in Time tour in 2009. It plays a major role on the award-winning documentary Iron Maiden: Flight 666 which was released in movie theatres in 42 countries in April 2009 and appeared on DVD and Blu-Ray formats in the US in June 2009. Iron Maiden: Flight 666 debuted on British television on 4th March 2010 at 11:00pm on BBC4 as part of Heavy Metal Britannia.^ Iron Maiden summons the devil with a 1982 heavy metal landmark.
  • Iron Maiden - The Trooper | SPIKE 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Iron Maiden CDs, DVDs, etc.
  • Iron Maiden - in Metal Bands ( Metal Underground.com ) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ IRON MAIDEN songs played/not played in concert.
  • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

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Awards

BRIT Awards
  • 2009: Best British Live Act — Iron Maiden
Ivor Novello Awards
  • 2002: International Achievement — Iron Maiden
Emma-gaala
  • 2004: Yleisöäänestys (Finland) - Vuoden ulkomainen artisti (Foreign artist of the year) — Iron Maiden
  • 2008: Yleisöäänestys (Finland) - Vuoden ulkomainen artisti (Foreign artist of the year) — Iron Maiden
Kerrang! Awards
  • 2005:Kerrang! Hall of Fame — Iron Maiden
Metal Hammer Awards
  • 2004: Best U.K. Live Act — Iron Maiden
  • 2008: Best U.K. Band — Iron Maiden
  • 2008: Icon Award — Eddie the Head
  • 2009: Best U.K. Band - Iron Maiden
  • 2009: Best U.K. Live Act — Iron Maiden
  • 2009: Golden Gods Award — Iron Maiden
Metal Storm Awards
  • 2006: Best Heavy Metal Album — A Matter of Life and Death
SXSW Film Festival
  • 2009: 24 Beats Per Second — Flight 666
Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards
  • 2006: Album Of The Year - "A Matter Of Life And Death" Iron Maiden
  • 2006: Vip Award Special - Rod Smallwood Iron Maiden
  • 2009: Band of the year - Iron Maiden
BBC Heavy Metal World Cup
  • 2009: The Winner: Iron Maiden - Greatest Metal Band Of All Time[71]

Discography

Band members

Current members
Live members
Former members

Concert tours

Duration Concert tour Lineups Dates
Vocals Bass Guitars Drums
Feb 1980–Dec 1980 Metal For Muthas Tour/Europe 80 P. Di'Anno S. Harris D. Murray D. Stratton C. Burr 155
Feb 1981–Dec 1981 Killers World Tour A. Smith 140
Feb 1982–Dec 1982 The Beast On The Road B. Dickinson 187
May 1983–Dec 1983 World Piece Tour N. McBrain 142
Aug 1984–Jul 1985 World Slavery Tour 193
Sep 1986–May 1987 Somewhere on Tour 157
Apr 1988–Dec 1988 Seventh Tour of a Seventh Tour 101
Sep 1990–Sep 1991 No Prayer on the Road J. Gers 118
Jun 1992–Nov 1992 Fear of the Dark Tour 68
Mar 1993–Aug 1993 Real Live Tour 45
Sep 1995–Sep 1996 The X Factour B. Bayley 138
Apr 1998–Dec 1998 Virtual XI World Tour 87
Jul 1999–Oct 1999 The Ed Hunter Tour B. Dickinson A. Smith 30
Jun 2000–Jan 2001 Brave New World Tour 92
May 2003–Aug 2003 Give Me Ed... 'til I'm Dead Tour 56
Oct 2003–Feb 2004 Dance Of Death World Tour 53
May 2005–Sep 2005 Eddie Rips Up The World Tour 45
Oct 2006–Jun 2007 A Matter of Life and Death Tour 58
Feb 2008–Apr 2009 Somewhere Back in Time World Tour 91
Jun 2010-Aug 2010 The Final Frontier World Tour 29*

See also

References

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    ISBN 84-933891-2-9.
      (Spanish)
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    )
    . .Moving Media & Arts. 
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    ^ Bands who have opened for IRON MAIDEN. 29.
    • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Steve Harris - founder of IRON MAIDEN (Dec 1975 - present).
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    Twelve Wasted Years [VHS]. UK: Sanctuary Group. .OCLC 23531749 ASIN 6301092643
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    ^ Bands who have opened for IRON MAIDEN. 29.
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    ^ Steve Harris - founder of IRON MAIDEN (Dec 1975 - present).
    • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    .Iron Maiden – The Early Years [DVD].^ Iron Maiden Reveal Full Details Of New DVD, "Live After Death" .
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    ^ Iron Maiden's "Early Years" DVD Certified Gold, Headline Germany's With Full Force .
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    ^ Iron Maiden Double DVD Cover Revealed .
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    UK: Sanctuary Group. ASIN B0006B29Z2
  • Wall, Mick; Ling, Dave (2001). .Iron Maiden, the Authorised Biography (second ed.^ All proceeds from the sale of the official IRON MAIDEN biography "Running Free" are donated to the Anti-Heroin campaign (as well as sales from the 1985 "Running Free" 7" poster bag single).
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    ^ The Iron Maiden biography (see item 34, BOOKS related to Iron Maiden) says that the phrases are taken from Idi Amin's books.
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    ^ IRON MAIDEN is apparently included in the Guiness Book Of World Records Museum in Las Vegas, NV. The Guiness book of Records (1990 ed.
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    ). Sanctuary Publishing. ISBN 1-86074-287-4.
     
  • Stenning, Paul (2006). .Iron Maiden: 30 Years of the Beast – The Complete Unauthorised Biography.^ Bruce Dickinson - recorded everything with IRON MAIDEN since the THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST sessions up until A REAL DEAD ONE (Sep 1981 - Sep 1993).
    • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Iron Maiden's "Early Years" DVD Certified Gold, Headline Germany's With Full Force .
    • Iron Maiden - in Metal Bands ( Metal Underground.com ) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Another Beast-ly Bio: "Iron Maiden: The Voyage of the Maiden" Announced .
    • Iron Maiden - in Metal Bands ( Metal Underground.com ) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Chrome Dreams. ISBN 1-84240-361-3.
     

Notes

  1. ^ "Iron Maiden Bio". December 2009. http://www.epicheroes.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=13_97&zenid=gfvqg9tpu6tifea7p2gbb2bje5. 
  2. ^ "Iron Maiden Bio". 02.12.2009. http://www.absoluteradio.co.uk/music/artists/iron_maiden/biography/. 
  3. ^ "Iron Maiden Bio". 2009. http://www.articleclick.com/Article/Iron-Maiden-Biography-And-Top-10-Songs/984823. 
  4. ^ a b "Iron Maiden Timeline". IronMaiden.com. 2009-10-13. http://www.ironmaiden.com/index.php?categoryid=14. 
  5. ^ a b "Iron Maiden honoured with Ivor Novello award" (Official Website). Sanctuary Group. 18 September 2002. http://www.sanctuarygroup.com/index.php?page=1&l1=1&l2=2&l3=0&getArticleId=9. Retrieved 11 October 2006. 
  6. ^ Barton, Geoff (27 October 1970). "BLOOD AND IRON: HM from the punky East End and nothing to do with Margaret Thatcher, sez Deaf Barton". Sounds magazine. NWOBHM.com. http://www.nwobhm.com/maiden.htm. Retrieved 8 October 2006. 
  7. ^ Wall, Mick; Ling, Dave (2001). .Iron Maiden, the Authorised Biography (second ed.^ All proceeds from the sale of the official IRON MAIDEN biography "Running Free" are donated to the Anti-Heroin campaign (as well as sales from the 1985 "Running Free" 7" poster bag single).
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    ^ The Iron Maiden biography (see item 34, BOOKS related to Iron Maiden) says that the phrases are taken from Idi Amin's books.
    • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ IRON MAIDEN is apparently included in the Guiness Book Of World Records Museum in Las Vegas, NV. The Guiness book of Records (1990 ed.
    • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ). Sanctuary Publishing. p. 32. ISBN 1-86074-287-4.
     
  8. ^ a b Wall, Mick; Ling, Dave (2001). .Iron Maiden, the Authorised Biography (second ed.^ All proceeds from the sale of the official IRON MAIDEN biography "Running Free" are donated to the Anti-Heroin campaign (as well as sales from the 1985 "Running Free" 7" poster bag single).
    • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ The Iron Maiden biography (see item 34, BOOKS related to Iron Maiden) says that the phrases are taken from Idi Amin's books.
    • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ IRON MAIDEN is apparently included in the Guiness Book Of World Records Museum in Las Vegas, NV. The Guiness book of Records (1990 ed.
    • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ). Sanctuary Publishing. p. 33. ISBN 1-86074-287-4.
     
  9. ^ Wall, Mick; Ling, Dave (2001). .Iron Maiden, the Authorised Biography (second ed.^ All proceeds from the sale of the official IRON MAIDEN biography "Running Free" are donated to the Anti-Heroin campaign (as well as sales from the 1985 "Running Free" 7" poster bag single).
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    ^ The Iron Maiden biography (see item 34, BOOKS related to Iron Maiden) says that the phrases are taken from Idi Amin's books.
    • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ IRON MAIDEN is apparently included in the Guiness Book Of World Records Museum in Las Vegas, NV. The Guiness book of Records (1990 ed.
    • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ). Sanctuary Publishing. p. 46. ISBN 1-86074-287-4.
     
  10. ^ Wall, Mick; Ling, Dave (2001). .Iron Maiden, the Authorised Biography (second ed.^ All proceeds from the sale of the official IRON MAIDEN biography "Running Free" are donated to the Anti-Heroin campaign (as well as sales from the 1985 "Running Free" 7" poster bag single).
    • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ The Iron Maiden biography (see item 34, BOOKS related to Iron Maiden) says that the phrases are taken from Idi Amin's books.
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    ^ IRON MAIDEN is apparently included in the Guiness Book Of World Records Museum in Las Vegas, NV. The Guiness book of Records (1990 ed.
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    ). Sanctuary Publishing. p. 50. ISBN 1-86074-287-4.
     
  11. ^ Wall, Mick; Ling, Dave (2001). .Iron Maiden, the Authorised Biography (second ed.^ All proceeds from the sale of the official IRON MAIDEN biography "Running Free" are donated to the Anti-Heroin campaign (as well as sales from the 1985 "Running Free" 7" poster bag single).
    • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ The Iron Maiden biography (see item 34, BOOKS related to Iron Maiden) says that the phrases are taken from Idi Amin's books.
    • FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 1/2 (monthly post) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ IRON MAIDEN is apparently included in the Guiness Book Of World Records Museum in Las Vegas, NV. The Guiness book of Records (1990 ed.
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    ). Sanctuary Publishing. p. 53. ISBN 1-86074-287-4.
     
  12. ^ Fuentes Rodríguez, César (2005). .Iron Maiden: El Viaje De La Doncella.^ IRON MAIDEN is apparently included in the Guiness Book Of World Records Museum in Las Vegas, NV. The Guiness book of Records (1990 ed.
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    p. 17. ISBN 84-933891-2-9.
      (Spanish)
  13. ^ a b Wall, Mick; Ling, Dave (2001). .Iron Maiden, the Authorised Biography (second ed.^ All proceeds from the sale of the official IRON MAIDEN biography "Running Free" are donated to the Anti-Heroin campaign (as well as sales from the 1985 "Running Free" 7" poster bag single).
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    ^ The Iron Maiden biography (see item 34, BOOKS related to Iron Maiden) says that the phrases are taken from Idi Amin's books.
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    ^ IRON MAIDEN is apparently included in the Guiness Book Of World Records Museum in Las Vegas, NV. The Guiness book of Records (1990 ed.
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    ). Sanctuary Publishing. pp. 104–105. ISBN 1-86074-287-4.
     
  14. ^ Wall, Mick; Ling, Dave (2001). .Iron Maiden, the Authorised Biography (second ed.^ All proceeds from the sale of the official IRON MAIDEN biography "Running Free" are donated to the Anti-Heroin campaign (as well as sales from the 1985 "Running Free" 7" poster bag single).
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    ^ The Iron Maiden biography (see item 34, BOOKS related to Iron Maiden) says that the phrases are taken from Idi Amin's books.
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    ^ IRON MAIDEN is apparently included in the Guiness Book Of World Records Museum in Las Vegas, NV. The Guiness book of Records (1990 ed.
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    ). Sanctuary Publishing. pp. 163–164. ISBN 1-86074-287-4.
     
  15. ^ Wall, Mick; Ling, Dave (2001). .Iron Maiden, the Authorised Biography (second ed.^ All proceeds from the sale of the official IRON MAIDEN biography "Running Free" are donated to the Anti-Heroin campaign (as well as sales from the 1985 "Running Free" 7" poster bag single).
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    ^ The Iron Maiden biography (see item 34, BOOKS related to Iron Maiden) says that the phrases are taken from Idi Amin's books.
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    ^ IRON MAIDEN is apparently included in the Guiness Book Of World Records Museum in Las Vegas, NV. The Guiness book of Records (1990 ed.
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    ). Sanctuary Publishing. p. 108. ISBN 1-86074-287-4.
     
  16. ^ Wall, Mick; Ling, Dave (2001). .Iron Maiden, the Authorised Biography (second ed.^ All proceeds from the sale of the official IRON MAIDEN biography "Running Free" are donated to the Anti-Heroin campaign (as well as sales from the 1985 "Running Free" 7" poster bag single).
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    ^ IRON MAIDEN is apparently included in the Guiness Book Of World Records Museum in Las Vegas, NV. The Guiness book of Records (1990 ed.
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    ). Sanctuary Publishing. p. 143. ISBN 1-86074-287-4.
     
  17. ^ Fuentes Rodríguez, César (2005). .Iron Maiden: El Viaje De La Doncella.^ IRON MAIDEN is apparently included in the Guiness Book Of World Records Museum in Las Vegas, NV. The Guiness book of Records (1990 ed.
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    pp. 19–21. ISBN 84-933891-2-9.
      (Spanish)
  18. ^ Hinchcliffe, Jon (27 October 1999). "Dennis Stratton Interview: October 1999". Praying-Mantis.com. http://www.praying-mantis.com/mantis/dennis99.shtml. Retrieved 8 October 2006. 
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  20. ^ "PAUL DI'ANNO Compares STEVE HARRIS To ADOLF HITLER, Says IRON MAIDEN Is 'F**king Boring'". June 2, 2009. http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=121158. Retrieved 29 October 2009. 
  21. ^ Wall, Mick; Ling, Dave (2001). .Iron Maiden, the Authorised Biography (second ed.^ All proceeds from the sale of the official IRON MAIDEN biography "Running Free" are donated to the Anti-Heroin campaign (as well as sales from the 1985 "Running Free" 7" poster bag single).
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    ^ The Iron Maiden biography (see item 34, BOOKS related to Iron Maiden) says that the phrases are taken from Idi Amin's books.
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    ^ IRON MAIDEN is apparently included in the Guiness Book Of World Records Museum in Las Vegas, NV. The Guiness book of Records (1990 ed.
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  22. ^ a b Wall, Mick; Ling, Dave (2001). .Iron Maiden, the Authorised Biography (second ed.^ All proceeds from the sale of the official IRON MAIDEN biography "Running Free" are donated to the Anti-Heroin campaign (as well as sales from the 1985 "Running Free" 7" poster bag single).
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  23. ^ "Piece of Mind". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.. http://www.billboard.com/charts/billboard-200#/album/iron-maiden/piece-of-mind/9073. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
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  25. ^ Stenning, Paul (2006). .Iron Maiden: 30 Years of the Beast – The Complete Unauthorised Biography.^ Bruce Dickinson - recorded everything with IRON MAIDEN since the THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST sessions up until A REAL DEAD ONE (Sep 1981 - Sep 1993).
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    ^ Iron Maiden's "Early Years" DVD Certified Gold, Headline Germany's With Full Force .
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Iron Maiden is an English heavy metal band. It was started by Steve Harris in 1975. Its first music album was Iron Maiden, which was released in 1980. The singer Paul Di'Anno was replaced by Bruce Dickinson in 1982. Bruce Dickinson left in 1993 and was replaced by Blaze Bayley. In 1999, Dickinson returned to the band.

The mascot of the band is Eddie, a monster, who is present in the concerts and also appears on the album covers. Eddie is most often shown as a dead body that has come back to life and looks very evil. The band's music shows often have a statue of Eddie that is very large and much taller than the band.

Iron Maiden has released many albums. The band's newest album, The Final Frontier, was released in the year 2010. Iron Maiden has sold over 100 million copies of their albums world wide.[1]

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Members

Previous members

  • Paul Di'Anno - vocals
  • Blaze Bayley - vocals

Albums

References


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