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.
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.
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!
(Guitar Recorded Versions). 17 hits from these metal masters, including: Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter * Evil That Men Do * The Number of the Beast * Running Free * The Trooper * Two Minutes to Midnight * and more.
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.
"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 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.
(Guitar Recorded Versions). 25 authentic transcriptions with notes and tablature from the extensive career of these British metal masters that first came onto the scene in 1975. Songs: Aces High * Blood Brothers * Can I Play with Madness * Caught Somewhere in Time * Children of the Damned * Dance of Death * Fear of the Dark * Hallowed Be Thy Name * Iron Maiden * The Number of the Beast * The Phantom of the Opera * Powerslave * The Prisoner * Run to the Hills * Running Free * Seventh Son of a Seventh Son * Stranger in a Strange Land * The Trooper * 22, Acacia Ave. * Two Minutes to Midnight * Wasted Years * Wasting Love * Where Eagles Dare * Wicker Man * Wrathchild.