When 1999 began, Iron Maiden had decided to fire singer Blaze Bayley and reunite with Bruce Dickinson. This was one of the most important turns in the band’s history. The major question is how Steve Harris came to the conclusion, and how the new line-up of Maiden would secure their longevity in the new millennium.
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By the mid-1990s Iron Maiden had clearly become a diminished force, but they would gamely take another crack at rebuilding their house. With this chapter in our study of Maiden History we take a look at the making of Virtual XI and the events that led to the end of the Blaze era.
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For five years in the 1990s Iron Maiden would sound and look different, lose old fans and make new ones, as they struggled to reestablish themselves with a new frontman: Blaze Bayley. With this chapter in our study of Maiden History we discuss the coming of Blaze and the making of The X Factor. Continue reading →
Here we go again. Iron Maiden will be back on the road in two months, and Maiden Revelations takes a peek in the crystal ball to see what might be coming our way this time. Continue reading →
In 1987 Iron Maiden fan Richard Diaz got his mind blown but still managed to distinguish Dave Murray from an ice cream vendor. Read on to relive the excitement of a different time in Maiden history, as the Somewhere In Time world tour hit Corpus Christi in Texas. Continue reading →
As Iron Maiden struggled to stay on top of their game at the start of the 1990s, they suddenly faced the monumental blow of losing their classic lead singer. With this chapter of our in-depth series on Maiden History we look into Fear Of The Dark and the breaking of another line-up. Continue reading →
As a traumatic and triumphant 2015 drew to a close, Iron Maiden headed into a properly ambitious 2016 with a renewed sense of comradeship and brotherhood. In this feature we’re going to go all mushy on you about the greatest band in the history of music. No KISS drama, no Sabbath feet-dragging, this is all about how Iron Maiden is different. And better. And closer to all of us. Continue reading →
Tonight Iron Maiden will play their 3rd concert at Chile‘s National Stadium in Santiago in front of over 50.000 fans. The event is only one of many spectacular highlights the band will deliver this year. Continue reading →
With last week’s official announcement of the upcoming Iron Maiden studio album, we want to go all nerdy and share our thoughts on the details provided so far. Continue reading →
The 1990s had arrived and Iron Maiden were about to face many years of tough challenges. This chapter in our study of Maiden History discusses the first line-up change since 1983 and the making of No Prayer For The Dying. Continue reading →