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No. 3: Iron Maiden, ‘Iron Maiden’ – Best Debut Metal Albums

Chuck Schuldiner / Ozzy Osbourne / James Hetfield

Iron Maiden didn't release their first studio album until five years after the band's initial formation, but once the self-titled record was unleashed in 1980, the Irons were official up!

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Iron Maiden, ‘The Trooper’ – Songs About Soldiers

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Alberto E. Rodriguez / Karl Walter / Frank Micelotta, Getty Images

Iron Maiden dug a little deeper in history for their soldier song, 'The Trooper,' using the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava in 1854 as their inspiration for the track. Bassist Steve Harris penned the lyrics, inspired not only by the history of the war but also the Lord Tennyson poem of the same name.

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Favorite Iron Maiden ‘Piece of Mind’ Song – Readers Poll

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Iron Maiden's landmark album 'Piece of Mind' was released on May 16, 1983. If you're not listening to the album right now, you should be … because we want to know which track from 'Piece of Mind' is your personal favorite.

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Iron Maiden’s ‘Trooper’ Beer Halted in Sweden

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Iron Maiden's 'Trooper' beer officially hit the shelves this week, but not all of the markets are on board with the promotion. Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reports that sales of the beer have been halted in Sweden due to concern of the beer's label running afoul of the country's alcohol requirements.

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Iron Maiden – Bands with Signature Beers

Eddie Vedder / Bruce Dickinson / Lemmy Kilmister
Gareth Cattermole, Getty Images / Robinsons Brewery / Daniel Boczarski, Getty Images

Up the Irons and up with your glasses! Iron Maiden's 'Trooper' ale has worked wonders for the Robinsons British brewery. Developed by Robinsons and Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson, the ale has become the brewery's most in-demand beer in their history.

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Iron Maiden Drummer Nicko McBrain’s Son Arrested for Alleged Burglary

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Neilson Barnard, Getty Images

These have not been the best of times for Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain. Earlier this month, the musician's wife was arrested for allegedly assaulting a man (who may or may not have been Nicko) at the couple's West Boca, Fla., home, and now McBrain's son has been arrested for second-degree petit theft.

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Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Duels Olympic Fencer Bartosz Piasecki

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Iron Maiden frontman, aircraft business owner and fencing enthusiast? Yes, it's true. Intriguing rock vocalist Bruce Dickinson is an avid fencer and recently took the opportunity to square off against Olympic silver medalist Bartosz Piasecki ahead of the Norwegian Fencing Championship.

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‘Iron Maiden Make Me Happy’ – Best of YouTube

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Only one band can make this crying kid happy -- and that band is Iron Maiden! Watch as this young lad's anguish builds to the heights of a Bruce Dickinson wail ... until the sweet sounds of Iron Maiden put a smil

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Nicko McBrain’s Wife to Face Judge After Alleged Assault

Nicko McBrain Welcome Home Party at Rock and Roll Ribs

The wife of Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain was arrested on domestic battery charges back in February after apparently attempting to stab the heavy metal stickman, in addition to throwing logs at him, at their Boca Raton, Fla., home. Rebecca McBrain is now set to face a judge on May 3 to defend herself against the charges.

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Iron Maiden to Embark on Brief 2013 U.S. Tour With Megadeth

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To prepare for the band's upcoming Rock in Rio performance, Iron Maiden have extended their 'Maiden England' tour to include some 2013 U.S. dates. After a brilliant string of North American shows last summer, Maiden will return to American soil once again in September with special guest Megadeth.

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