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 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.
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.
No photographer in the world took more - or better - shots of Iron Maiden than Ross Halfin. Having worked with the group since their emergence in the late Seventies, he became a part of the roller coaster ride that saw Maiden conquer the world as the leading lights of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.This new deluxe photo documentary features Halfin's photographs from throughout their career, in Europe, America and elsewhere, on stage, backstage and wherever else they happened to be.Featuring a foreword by founding member Steve Harris, and Ross own recollections of his life and times with Iron Maiden.
"This book takes you straight to the heart and soul of the Mighty Maiden, the pioneering group that was at the forefront of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in the 1980s -- and is still going strong. The full history of Iron Maiden is included, as well as an album-by-album account of all their studio recordings and biographies of current and notable former members"--Back cover.
Formed in east London in 1975, Iron Maiden went on to become one of the most successful rock acts in history. With more than 85 million album sales to their credit, the legendary metal band remains hugely popular worldwide: Their 2010 album, The Final Frontier, debuted at No. 1 in 30 countries and received unanimous critical praise. In this, the first complete illustrated treatment of Iron Maiden, a roster of respected heavy metal journalists including Ian Christe, Martin Popoff, Mick Wall, Daniel Bukszpan, and more relate the band’s history, analyze their recordings, and provide a complete discography. The stories behind the band’s formation, recordings, and tours, are complemented with more than 400 images, including live performance and candid off-stage photographs, as well as memorabilia, gig posters, T-shirts, backstage passes, buttons, and tickets. Exclusive cover art was created by Derek Riggs, the man behind Iron Maiden's iconic mascot, Eddie.
Astrid is reluctant to travel the winter route beyond the Northlands, even though it's her duty. She'd rather stay home in her village, surrounded by friends and neighbors. Ignoring the bonds of tradition, she decides to spend the cold winter months in the warmth of her blacksmithing shop. Why should she leave the comfort of her cottage to serve and protect foreigners who might raid and harm her native Northlands? Everything changes when a traveling merchant steals Starlight, the first dragonslayer's sword Astrid forged and her last link to her sweetheart DiStephan. Having no time to alert her friends, Astrid races in pursuit of the merchant, determined to reclaim Starlight as her own and return home in time for dinner. Instead, her quest leads her to new lands, unexpected friendships with foreigners, and a harrowing encounter with the damage done by the followers of a new god that considers women as nothing more than servants to men. All the while, she must be ready to face any dragon traveling the winter route.
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.
This is the uncensored, independent guide to the career and music of Iron Maiden. Dave Artwood's authoritative text traces the Iron Maiden story from East End pubs through the triumphant Hammersmith Odeon shows and on to the stadium rock phenomenon that we know today. One of the world's greatest heavy metal bands, Iron Maiden have spent more than thirty-five years taking their blistering heavy metal around the world; in doing so they have sold 85 million records worldwide with little radio or television support. The band have played almost two thousand live shows throughout their career. Also included is a discography and critical review of Iron Maiden's music. This independent and unaligned book was made with complete editorial freedom leaves no stone unturned as it explores the Iron Maiden legend. It is uncensored and is not endorsed by, or in any way associated with, past or present members of Iron Maiden.