"Iron Maiden" are an English heavy metal band from East London. Formed in 1975 by bassist Steve Harris, previously of Gypsy's Kiss and Smiler, "Maiden" (as some fans affectionately refer to the group) is one of the most successful and influential bands in the heavy metal genre, selling over 70 million albums world-wide. Iron Maiden has so far released 13 studio albums (with number 14 due out this September), four 'best of' compilations, nine live albums, and four boxed sets. They won the Ivor Novello Award for international achievement in 2000 http://www.britishacademy.com/ivorsmenu/2000.htm.
Iron Maiden's mascot, Eddie, is a perennial fixture in the band's horror-influenced album cover art, as well as in live shows. Eddie was originally drawn by Derek Riggs but has had various incarnations by Melvyn Grant. Eddie is also featured in a first-person shooter video game - ''Ed Hunter'' - as well as numerous books, graphic comics and band-related merchandise.
Iron Maiden has achieved international fame with its distinctive style. Their blend of heavy metal, highly melodic riffs and intelligent lyrics has become instantl...
|origin||East London, England|
|music genre||Heavy metal music|
|current members|| Bruce Dickinson|
Dave Murray (musician)
|past members|| Clive Burr|
Tony Parsons (British Guitarist)