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Iron Maiden Tattoo America

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Creem, October 1983

A DREAM. I'm lounging on the balcony of a Beverly Hills hotel staring out over the pool when there's a knock on the door. In ...

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Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson (1988)

Interview by Simon Witter, Rock's Backpages audio, 6 March 1988

The ever-articulate Maiden frontman talks about his early influences, his cynicism towards the rock'n'roll lifestyle, songwriting, the cathartic qualities of heavy metal and...fencing!

File format: mp3; file size: 51.4mb, interview length: 56' 10" sound quality: ***

Iron Maiden (1992)

Interview by Mat Snow, Rock's Backpages audio, 1992

From stately homes in Essex to luxury pads in Florida, various members of the Maiden talk about their lives off the road: playing football; drinking real ale, and whether or not they miss their (mostly) London roots.

File format: mp3; file size: 49.2mb, interview length: 51' 14" sound quality: ***

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If You Want Blood (and Flashbombs and Dry Ice and Confetti) You've Got It

Report by Geoff Barton, Sounds, 19 May 1979


Iron Maiden

Profile and Interview by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 23 February 1980

HEAVY METAL has been around for as long as I can remember. It grew from the blues and just never died despite years of cold ...

Iron Maiden: Iron Maiden (EMI EMC 3330)****½

Review by Geoff Barton, Sounds, 5 April 1980

ULP — I can hear them now, sickening snaps echoing throughout the land as HM fans suddenly stop in mid headshake. Ugh, yeah — I ...

The Lustre of Heavy Metal

Report by Mary Harron, The Guardian, 19 July 1980

Mary Harron takes a trip to Sheffield and discovers a surprising rock revival. ...

Iron Maiden: Run For The Pils!

Report and Interview by Phil Bell, Sounds, 20 February 1982

The flanning of Iron Maiden: report by PHILIP BELL ...

Mark Of The Beast: Iron Maiden/The Rods: Queensway Hall, Dunstable

Live Review by Phil Bell, Sounds, 6 March 1982

BEEN A LONG TIME since the Queensway Hall's played host to such an uncouth, freakin' gang of insuffisticates as the Rods. ...

Iron Maiden: The Number Of The Beast (EMI)****1/2

Review by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 27 March 1982

DREAMS DON'T come true too often so when they do it's worth making a song and dance about them. The Steve Harris story is a ...

Iron Maiden: The Metal Masquerade

Interview by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 8 May 1982

THE UNSMILING but unthreatening Iron Maiden are being photographed in the bright white tiled shower room of a compact sports stadium in Offenbach, near Frankfurt ...

Iron Maiden: Unleashed With The Beast

Report by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 28 August 1982

CORPUS CHRISTI lies humid and unhurried under a scorching Texas sun. The shining orb's efforts to reduce the populus to mobile blobs of molten jelly ...

Iron Maiden: What's It All About Eddie?

Interview by Karen Schlosberg, Creem, July 1985

HEAVY METAL. Now – wait. Before you all go screaming off into the night, crossing yourselves and mouthing prayers to the soul of Michael Jackson, ...

Iron Maiden: When It's Time To Rock...

Report and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Kerrang!, 2 October 1986

Somewhere in Yugoslavia, IRON MAIDEN are gearing themselves up for a mammoth assault on the planet's concert stages. SYLVIE SIMMONS braves bolshy Eastern European bureaucrats ...

Iron Maiden: Apollo Theatre, Oxford

Live Review by Jack Barron, Sounds, 18 October 1986

ON THE opening night of the British leg of their world tour to promote an album called Somewhere In Time, Iron Maiden play like pirates, ...

Welcome To The Machine: Iron Maiden

Interview by Simon Witter, New Musical Express, 12 March 1988

MUCH AS WE may laugh at the blustering antics of its ambassadors, HM is no joke. As a kind of musical Rollerball, exorcising taboos and ...

NWOBHM: Wave from the Grave

Retrospective and Interview by Howard Johnson, Kerrang!, 1 September 1990

For those off us old enough to remember, the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal was the start off the greatest period ever for Metal ...

Iron Maiden: No Prayer For The Dying

Review by Neil Perry, Select, November 1990

CONSIDERING THAT Iron Maiden are Britain's most successful homegrown HM act — Def Leppard had to ship out to the States and then return like ...

Iron Maiden: Pas de moshing, s’il vous plait!

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, January 1991

"MES AMIS, il faut que nous arretons un moment," says the longhaired singer in leather jacket, skintight sports trews and a French accent truly Churchillian ...

Cod Piece In Our Time

Overview by Stuart Maconie, New Musical Express, 19 January 1991

Bring your good taste to be slaughtered! To mark Iron Maiden's ground-breaking success (any bleedin' excuse — Ed), STUART MACONIE investigates the subtle and many-faceted ...

Iron Maiden: Dance Of Death (EMI)

Review by Ian Fortnam, Classic Rock, October 2003

IN ESSENCE, Iron Maiden are the rock Marmite. Ambivalence is simply not an option when bearing witness to their characteristic onslaught of dense, prog-laced riffage. ...

Iron Maiden: Don't Fear The Reaper

Interview by Geoff Barton, Classic Rock, January 2004

THERE ARE dead bodies lying on trestle tables in the midst of the tangled scaffolding and controlled chaos that represents Iron Maiden's rear of stage ...

Iron Maiden: Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle/Tenacious D: Hammersmith Apollo, London

Live Review by Simon Price, The Independent, 24 December 2006

The nursery school of rock ...

NWOBHM: Never Mind The Bollocks

Retrospective by Paul Elliott, MOJO, February 2007

Threatened by punk, Led Zep, Sabbath and Purple came under fire in 1977. A year later Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and Saxon led a New ...

Iron Maiden: Britain's biggest heavy metal export

Interview by Sophie Heawood, The Times, 11 April 2009

Long a byword for uncool, Iron Maiden are now our biggest musical earners abroad after the Police and ahead of Coldplay. With a Brit in ...

Iron Maiden: The Final Frontier

Review by Pete Paphides, The Times, 13 August 2010

Apocalyptic portent, three-pronged guitar attack and hefty hooks... This is EMI's most loyal act at their best. ...

Maiden Voyage: Inside Iron Maiden's Book Of Souls Tour

Report and Interview by Johnny Black, Audience, April 2016

SEEN FROM the stage, an Iron Maiden concert is an ocean of Maiden t-shirts, with thousands of devotees proudly displaying various incarnations of the band's ...

Iron Maiden: Liverpool Arena

Live Review by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 21 May 2017

Steaming cauldrons and drum riser acrobatics … Bruce Dickinson and co's languid brand of British heavy metal embraces all and shows no signs of rust ...

Iron Maiden's Nicko McBrain

Interview by Henry Yates, Classic Rock, 11 December 2018

Drummer Nicko McBrain on live extravaganzas, critical slatings and smacking Classic Rock in the mouth… ...

Michael Hann: Denim and Leather — The Rise and Fall of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (Constable)

Book Review by Barney Hoskyns, Financial Times, 15 February 2022

AS INELEGANT acronyms go, NWOBHM was at least onomatopoeic: an approximation of metal's thudding, bludgeoning bass registers. Certainly the "New Wave Of British Heavy Metal", ...

see also Wolfsbane

see also Samson


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