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Actually the best band ever owns every single band. Bruce, Janick, Steve, Adrain, Dav and Nicko put on the most stunning show ever and anyone hwo says they suck need a punch. Thanks Rod
Iron Maiden = PWN and GOD
by Voodooo October 10, 2005
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A British heavy metal band.Metallica owes there careers to this band.
oh man this iron maiden shit is good!
by Jim Harvest Jew Mew November 10, 2003
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One of the best Metal bands ever and my most favourite band ever. They are also one of the most influential bands ever to exist.

Formed on Christmas Day 1975 by Steve Harris. The band name was gained through the TV film 'The Man in the Iron Mask' which Harris saw.

Steve Harris and Guitarist Dave Murray are the only 2 members who have been there since the first album. Maiden became the leaders in NWOBHM along with the likes of Judas Priest with their first two albums 'Iron Maiden' and 'Killers' which had Paul Di'Anno on vocals until he left half way through the Killers World Tour because of cocaine abuse, during the recording of Killers Adrian Smith came in to replace Dennis Stratton. It was not until a certain Mr Bruce Dickinson replaced Di'Anno that Iron Maiden hit international success with the classic album 'The Number of the Beast' and then after that the band just grew and grew. It was also after Number of the Beast where long time drummer Nicko McBrain replaced the departing Clive Burr and made his album debut on 'Piece of Mind'.

After recording the exceptional 'Seventh Son of a Seventh Son' album guitarist Adrian Smith left the band due apparent unhappiness of the band's music direction, he was then replaced by Janick Gers who played guitar on Bruce Dickinson's first solo album, Janick's first recording with Iron Maiden was No Prayer for the Dying. The turn of a new decade began a dip in Iron Maiden's journey with the rise of grunge and alternative rock. After 1992's 'Fear of the Dark' Bruce Dickinson left the band to pursue a solo career and he was replaced by Wolfsbane lead singer Blaze Bayley which lead to mixed reactions from the fans. Both albums 'The X Factor' and 'Virtual XI' with Blaze didn't chart very well and in 1999 Blaze left by mutal consent. The music world would be shocked when Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith both returned and the band where they also decided to retain Janick Gers giving the band 3 guitarists.

Since the classic line up returned they have recorded 3 albums which are Brave New World, Dance of Death and A Matter of Life and Death with all 3 albums recieving critical acclaim. With a new album planned it is expected to be released sometime in 2009.

My favourite albums from the Beast have to be:
Iron Maiden
Killers
Number of the Beast
Powerslave
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
A Matter of Life and Death
No Prayer for the Dying (a very underrated album to be fair)
Somewhere in Time

The band line up is:
Bruce Dickinson - Lead Vocals
Dave Murray - Guitar
Adrian Smith - Guitar
Janick 'Underrated' Gers - Guitar
Steve Harris - Bass/Band Leader
Nicko Mcbrain - Drums
And of course not forgetting the band's mascot Eddie The 'Ead
Iron Maiden's gonna get all of you ;))))
by HullCityAFC08 December 10, 2008
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The greatest band of all time. Fantastic muscisians and songwriters. In the 6 months I have been listening to them I have bouth all of their cd's except for The X Facter and Virtual XI.
Some of their best songs are: Hallowed be they Name, Run to the Hills, The Trooper, Bring your Daughter to the slaughter, Fear of the Dark, and many more.
by Pudgypenquin March 21, 2005
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Thee greatest metal band, ever! Along with kickass Judas Priest, Maiden kicks the shit out of any of the shitty new bands. Iron Maiden, we salute you!
Iron Maiden kicks fuckin ass!
by Spartans! February 02, 2005
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Fucking kick ass metal band. Noteworthy songs include: 22 Acacia Avenue, Aces High, Powerslave, Hallowed Be Thy Name, The Number Of The Beast, and Run To The Hills.
Papa Roach suck ass for stealing Iron Maiden's riffs. God, whatever happened to a thing called originality?
by TallicaD00d June 12, 2004
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What's with the impersinators? Maiden rule, Die with your boots on is the best. No need 2 keep on dissing me Gumba Gumba coz half the time it ain't even me doing the definitions.
"No point in asking what's the game, no point in asking who's to blame, If you're gonna die, die with boots on!" Iron Maiden rule.
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