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 ‘Mad Idea’ of Three Guitarists Work
Adrian Smith recalls first jam session of “The Wicker Man” with Dave Murray and Janick Gers.
Did Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith Really Almost Join Def Leppard?
Guitarist recalls how moves were made before Vivian Campbell took Steve Clark’s place in 1992.
The Words That Convinced Bruce Dickinson to Rejoin Iron Maiden
Singer recalls discussion with his solo band as he returned to metal giants in 1999.
When Iron Maiden Trolled Fans With ‘The Final Frontier’
It was never meant to be their last album, but it was a deliberate attempt to change their own rules.
Iron Maiden and Deep Purple Producer Martin Birch Dead at 71
He produced every one of the metal band's albums between 1981's 'Killers' and 1992's 'Fear of the Dark.'
New Film ‘The Night of the Beast’ Inspired by Iron Maiden Concert
Plot follows teens attending band's first performance in Colombia.
20 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Return With ‘The Wicker Man’
Six-piece lineup stated its intentions with first single from ‘Brave New World’ a year after Bruce Dickinson’s return.