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Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden are one of the most successful, acclaimed and important heavy metal bands in history, with a run of success that has rarely faltered over four decades, despite experiencing trying personnel issues over that time. Bassist Steve Harris founded Iron Maiden in the mid-1970s, but was waylaid for years playing in London pubs while punk rock dominated Britain’s musical zeitgeist and heavy metal was out of favor. But Harris would not be deterred and his band duly became the lynchpins of the era-defining New Wave of British Heavy Metal, with the release of their 1980 debut album and ’81’s ‘Killers,’ featuring singer Paul Di’Anno, guitarists Dave Murray and Adrian Smith, and drummer Clive Burr. Bruce Dickinson replaced Di’Anno for 1982’s ‘The Number of the Beast’ and Nicko McBrain stepped in for Burr on 1983’s ‘Piece of Mind,’ initiating a period of unmatched prosperity, backed by extensive global touring (chronicled on 1985’s ‘Live After Death’) and future standards of the genre like ‘Powerslave’ (1984), ‘Some-where in Time’ (1986) and ‘Seventh Son of a Seventh Son’ (1988). As if all this weren’t enough, the band even regaled heavy metal with one of its greatest icons, and surely its most famous mascot in Eddie the ‘ed, whose grotesque visage decorated all of their al-bum covers. Iron Maiden’s juggernaut finally hit a few speed bumps during the grunge-dominated 1990s, when first Smith, then Dickinson, departed for solo careers and were replaced by guitarist Janick Gers and vocalist Blaze Bailey, respectively, for a pair of poorly received LPs. Luckily, both Smith and Dickinson rejoined in the year 2000 for what proved to be a triumphant reunion (Bailey was fired and Gers retained in a new three-guitar front line). Now a sextet, Iron Maiden quickly regained their status atop the heavy metal firmament with best-selling albums like ‘Brave New World’ and ‘A Matter of Life and Death,’ as well as sold out tours taking them to every corner of the globe, as documented by 2009’s excellent ‘Flight 666’ documentary. When all is said and done, Iron Maiden will likely figure among the all-time giants of heavy metal, alongside Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Metallica.

 
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Iron Maiden to Unleash ‘Legacy of the Beast’ Video Game

The 'Speed of Light' browser game was only a tease as the band plots 'Legacy of the Beast,' a video game that finds Eddie on a search for pieces of his soul.

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Bruce Dickinson to Launch Limited Edition Iron Maiden Beer By the End of 2016

As if he wasn't busy enough, Bruce Dickinson will have his hand in crafting another signature Iron Maiden beer, which should be out by the end of the year.

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Paul Di'Anno: Official Facebook
Paul Di'Anno: Official Facebook

Former Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Guns N’ Roses Members Cover David Bowie for Paris Victims

Veteran rockers from bands like Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Guns N' Roses recorded a cover version of David Bowie's 'Heroes.'

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Iron Maiden Offer Tribute to Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister

The boys from Iron Maiden have taken to Facebook to offer Lemmy Kilmister a tribute.

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Ebet Roberts / Redferns, Getty Images
Ebet Roberts / Redferns, Getty Images

40 Years Ago: Steve Harris Forms Iron Maiden on Christmas Day

On Christmas Day, 1975, Steve Harris formed Iron Maiden, who would persevere through years of industry pressure to conform before changing heavy metal forever.

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YouTube: Joe Dolan
YouTube: Joe Dolan

Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith Jams With Former Anthrax Singer Neil Turbin at California Pub

Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith recently gave Malibu, Calif. a treat when he led a jam session with former Anthrax vocalist Neil Turbin and Made N' America.

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Facebook: Iron Maiden
Facebook: Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden Round Up Eddie Mascots for Video Christmas Card

Iron Maiden fans, get ready to fanboy / fangirl out on a Merry Christmas message from the heavy metal legends.

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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Loudwire 2015 Artist of the Year: Bruce Dickinson

Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson has been named the Loudwire 2015 Artist of the Year. Read about the singer's personal and professional triumphs inside.

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YouTube: Jill Melamed
YouTube: Jill Melamed

Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain Jams ‘Flight of Icarus’ With 10-Year-Old Singer

Watch Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain and his young apprentice tackle 'Flight of Icarus.'

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Karl Walter, Getty Images / Photo by Robert John, Official The Iron Maidens Facebook
Karl Walter, Getty Images / Photo by Robert John, Official The Iron Maidens Facebook

Bruce Dickinson Reacts to Seeing All Female Tribute Act The Iron Maidens

Seeing the female version of himself onstage left Bruce Dickinson with some conflicting emotions.

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