Iron Maiden formed in London at the end of the '70s and became one of heavy metal's reigning bands. The group's original singer, Paul Di'anno, was replaced by Bruce Dickinson in 1982, just in time for their breakthrough album 'The Number of the Beast.' Over the years, members have come and gone: Dickinson was replaced by Blaze Bayley in 1993, until his return in 1999; original guitarist Adrian Smith left for a while. Through it all, bassist Steve Harris has anchored the band through ups and downs. In addition to possessing one of the most assault catalogs of metal in the history of music, Iron Maiden have one of rock's greatest mascots in Eddie.
‘Time of Turmoil’ Left Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris in Self-Doubt
Former singer Blaze Bayley recalls telling band leader to trust his own instinct in mid ‘90s.
Underrated Iron Maiden: The Most Overlooked Song From Each Album
Band's deep cuts reveal plenty of hidden gems.
Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson Had Hip Replacement Last Year
Singer says before surgery it "was giving me so much s---" on band's last tour.
Iron Maiden: Last Great, Last Good, First Bad Album Roundtable
Our writers dissect the highs and lows of the band's catalog - and everything in between.
Blaze Bayley Says ‘Grunge Was Trying to Kill’ Iron Maiden
Former singer claims band was "fighting for the very existence of real heavy metal" during his '90s tenure.
Why Adrian Smith Didn’t Want to Play on Dio's Charity Song
Veteran singer was “dreading” Iron Maiden duo’s contribution to 1986 Hear ’n Aid single.
5 Reasons Iron Maiden Should Be in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame
They're not going to show up, but they deserve the accolade anyway.
Former Iron Maiden Guitarist Didn't Expect Rock Hall Namecheck
Guitarist who appeared on debut album laments he’s “never had a lot of luck” with his former band.
Former Iron Maiden, Foo Fighters Members Left Off Rock Hall List
Onetime bandmates of new nominees have been left off 2021 ballot.