Iron Maiden

English heavy metal band

Iron Maiden are 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.

Iron Maiden
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Iron Maiden performing in Irvine 2008
Background information
OriginLeyton, London, England
GenresHeavy metal
Years active1975–present
LabelsEMI, Universal, Sanctuary, Epic, Columbia, Portrait, Capitol
MembersSteve Harris
Dave Murray
Adrian Smith
Bruce Dickinson
Nicko McBrain
Janick Gers
Past member(s)Former members

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, Senjutsu, was released in 2021. Iron Maiden has sold over 100 million copies of their albums worldwide.[1]


Murray and Gers live 2007

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  1. "Iron Maiden Star Gets Airline Boardroom Gig". Sky News. 16 September 2010. Retrieved 16 October 2010.

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