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.
How Iron Maiden Made Eddie Even Creepier for 'The X-Factor' Cover
"That cover was an effort at bringing some palpable reality to the otherwise more fantasial illustrative style that preceded," says art director Hugh Syme.
Adrian Smith Says Iron Maiden Merchandise Works ‘Too Well’
Guitarist discusses pros and cons of seeing renowned band logo everywhere.
20 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Release Their Most Baffling Single
“Out of the Silent Planet” was cut short and only played live four times. So why did they release it?
Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith Reveals Depression Struggle
Guitarist dealt with increasing issues as band’s success increased during the ‘80s.
Iron Maiden Announce 'Nights of the Dead' Live Album
Legacy of the Beast tour recording was taken from three dates in Mexico City last year.
Iron Maiden History Lessons: Songs About War, Religion and More
A dozen songs by the world's wisest metal band on subjects like the arts, history and religion.
How Bruce Dickinson Helped Dave Mustaine Deal With Cancer
Megadeth leader called Iron Maiden frontman for advice after being diagnosed with similar illness.
Adrian Smith Recalls Getting on Iron Maiden’s Nerves
Returned guitarist says he struggled with ‘No Prayer for the Dying’ material before leaving the band.
How Iron Maiden Made ‘Mad Idea’ of Three Guitarists Work
Adrian Smith recalls first jam session of “The Wicker Man” with Dave Murray and Janick Gers.