Formed in East London by bassist Steve Harris in 1975, Iron Maiden are one of the most popular heavy metal bands ever. It didn’t start that way though. Killers –The Origins of Iron Maiden traces their humble roots and the personnel changes that plagued them as the band strived to find the winning formula Covered here are the legendary Soundhouse Tapes, the two acclaimed Paul Di’Anno fronted albums – the self-titled 1980 debut and 1981’s Killers – and the commercial breakthrough with 1982’s The Number Of The Beast, which marked Bruce Dickinson’s debut, and its highly acclaimed followed up Piece Of Mind, which cemented Iron Maiden’s status as the world’s biggest heavy metal band. This unique book is the first to focus on Iron Maiden’s important formative years. It includes a foreword by Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal and an afterword from ex-Judas Priest frontman Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens.
Required reading for any metalhead, Iron Maiden is a compendium of in-depth, entertaining, and profusely illustrated conversations about all sixteen of the legendary metal band’s studio albums. This new book from prolific rock journalist Martin Popoff pays tribute to the Iron Maiden’s studio discography through a series of in-depth, frank, and entertaining conversations about all sixteen of the legendary heavy metal band’s studio albums. Inside, the author gathers together metal journalists, authors, and musicians, who offer insights, opinions, and anecdotes about every release. Together, the conversations comprise a unique historical overview of the band, covering everything from early albums with original lead singer Paul Di’Anno; the songwriting of founder and bassist Steve Harris; the impeccable talents of drummer Nicko McBrain and guitarists Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, and Janick Gers; mega tours undertaken in support of the LPs; fights within the band; and much more. Even their iconic mascot Eddie is sure to make an appearance or two! Popoff also includes loads of sidebars that provide complete track listings, details on album personnel, and information on where and when the albums were recorded. Every page is illustrated with thoughtfully curated performance and offstage photography, as well as rare memorabilia.
From a New York Times–bestselling author: The revealing final book in this sci-fi epic tracks the rise and fall of Jupiter’s tyrant—from the perspective of his sister. The final installment of the Bio of a Space Tyrant series covers the same period as the first five books, but with a twist. The Iron Maiden is told from the point of view of Hope’s sister, Spirit. This book fills in the gaps when the two siblings were apart and perfectly wraps up this scintillating series!
From their origins in London's East End to the most glamorous stages in the world. Iron Maiden have been one of the world's greatest rock bands for over twenty years, selling in excess of 50 million records. Extensively researched and painfully honest. Run To The Hills charts their success, considering Maiden's artistic validity, as much as their commercial impact, while highlighting the members' fallible human side.
Somewhere Back In Time is a greatest hits release from legendary metal pioneers Iron Maiden. This collection gathers together songs from across their first eight albums, including many of their best known and most acclaimed songs, such as Run To The Hills, The Number Of The Beast, Aces High and Can I Play With Madness. This matching folio presents all these songs carefully transcribed in Guitar Tablature, with lyrics and chord boxes, for every solo, guitar harmony and riff. Songlist: - Aces High - 2 Minutes To Midnight - The Trooper - Wasted Years - Children Of The Damned - The Number Of The Beast - Run To The Hills - Phantom Of The Opera - The Evil That Men Do - Wrathchild - Can I Play With Madness - Powerslave - Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
Few bands have as widespread global appeal as Iron Maiden. This up-to-date book showcases the band in all its beastly glory. Formed in 1975 by a young, East London bass player named Steve Harris, Iron Maiden went on to become one of the most successful heavy metal acts in history. With an estimated 85 million albums sold worldwide, the band remains hugely popular. Iron Maiden is the updated edition of the first-ever complete, illustrated retrospective of the band. Music journalist Neil Daniels relates the band's entire history and provides a complete, up-to-date discography, while respected heavy metal journalists and Iron Maiden experts, including Ian Christie, Martin Popoff, and Mick Wall, analyze the recordings. The stories behind the band's formation, roster changes, recordings through 2015's The Book of Souls, and tours through 2016 are complemented with nearly 500 images, including live performance and candid off-stage photographs, and memorabilia, including handbills, gig posters, backstage passes, buttons, ticket stubs, and, of course, Eddie, Iron Maiden's iconic Derek Riggs-created mascot. This new edition of Iron Maiden is required reading for any heavy metal fan. The book covers the compilation From Here to Eternity (2011); the CD/LP/DVD/Blu-ray release of En Vivo! (2012); the Maiden World Tour (2012-2014) to North America, Europe, and South America; The Book of Souls album (2015); and the 2016 tour.
Iron Maiden are without one of heavy metal's most successful indie bands. From their first album in 1980 they have led the way in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal with Billboard pointing out they have 'always been an underground attraction'. Though other pioneering peers like Metallica have been around on the scene just as long provided their own innovations metal and advanced the genre to a mainstream level, it was Iron Maiden who have been the fans' favourites. Their crossover to chart success showed many bands how it could be done. They were key in getting heavy metal to be accepted as a credible genre. With an impressive catalogue of 15 studio albums spread over 20 years including Iron Maiden (1980), The Number of the Beast (1982), Seventh Son of a Seventh Son and The Final Frontier (2010), their influence speaks for itself. For the first time ever, the writing and recording of such iconic hits as 'The Number of the Beast', 'Flight of Icarus', 'Two Minutes to Midnight', 'Wasted Years', 'Can I Play with Madness' and 'Hallowed Be Thy Name' are explored in-depth. This book takes you into the studio with a band who show no sign of slowing down and whose influence can still be heard in a thousand metal bands today.
In the course of their career, Iron Maiden have consistently been at the forefront of Heavy Metal, with a catalogue of dozens of recordings loved by music fans worldwide. While the band has been the subject of several biographies, none have focused on the importance of their lyrics in telling some of the most important stories in world history – until now. Join Lauro Meller on a journey from prehistoric times right through to the Gulf War, with stopovers to witness some of the major events that have shaped our societies and cultures along the way. We'll also get to meet some of history's most colourful characters, including Alexander the Great, Elizabethan alchemist, mathematician, astrologist and astronomer Dr John Dee, and legendary Japanese Samurai Miyamoto Musashi. This is world history as it has never been told before – through the lyrics and music of Iron Maiden, one of the most influential Metal bands of all time. Amelie J. Rose