Iron Maiden facts for kids
Iron Maiden performing in Irvine 2008
|Origin||Leyton, London, England|
|Labels||EMI, Universal, Sanctuary, Epic, Columbia, Portrait, Capitol|
|Associated acts||The Entire Population of Hackney, Gogmagog, Psycho Motel, Samson, Trust, Urchin|
|Past members||Former members|
Iron Maiden is an English heavy metal band. It was started by Steve Harris in 1975. Its first music album was Iron Maiden, which was released in 1980. The singer Paul Di'Anno was replaced by Bruce Dickinson in 1982. Bruce Dickinson left in 1993 and was replaced by Blaze Bayley. In 1999, Dickinson returned to the band.
The mascot of the band is Eddie, a monster, who is present in the concerts and also appears on the album covers. Eddie is most often shown as a dead body that has come back to life and looks very evil. The band's music shows often have a statue of Eddie that is very large and much taller than the band.
Iron Maiden has released many albums. The band's newest album, The Book of Souls, was released in the year 2015. Iron Maiden has sold over 100 million copies of their albums world wide.
- Bruce Dickinson - vocals
- Janick Gers - guitar
- Steve Harris - bass guitar
- Nicko McBrain - percussion
- Dave Murray - guitar
- Adrian Smith - guitar
- Sean Marleau - keyboards/synth
- Paul Di'Anno - vocals
- Blaze Bayley - vocals
- Clive Burr - percussion
- Sean Marleau - percussion, vocals
- Iron Maiden (1980)
- Killers (1981)
- The Number of the Beast (1982)
- Piece of Mind (1983)
- Powerslave (1984)
- Somewhere in Time (1986)
- Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988)
- No Prayer for the Dying (1990)
- Fear of the Dark (1992)
- The X Factor (1995)
- Virtual XI (1998)
- Brave New World (2000)
- Dance of Death (2003)
- A Matter of Life and Death (2006)
- The Final Frontier (2010)
- The Book of Souls (2015)
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Iron Maiden's Ed Force One, a Boeing 747-400, as used during The Book of Souls World Tour in 2016.
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