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Subject: FAQ: IRON MAIDEN Frequently Asked Questions, part 2/2 (monthly post)

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FAQ [2/2] ---------- ============================================== -->> 27 <<-- IRON MAIDEN Complete Discography ============================================== * NOTE: All release dates are for the United Kingdom, and are as accurate as I could find! Last corrections: 95/11/25 (thanks go to Olaf Greve <O.J.Greve@cs.utwente.nl>) ALBUMS ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date Title Label/cat.no. yy/mm/dd --------|--------------------------------------------------|----------------- 80/04/14 Iron Maiden EMI EMC 3330 As CD CDP 7 91415 2 Re-issued on Fame, May '85 FAME FA 41 3121 1 95/10/?? CD re-release includes bonus CD with Sanctuary/ EMI CDEM 1570 Burning Ambition/Drifter (Live)/I've Got The Fire (Live) 81/02/02 Killers EMI EMC 3357 As CD CDP 7 91416 2 Re-issued on Fame, May '85 FAME FA 41 3122 1 95/10/?? CD re-release includes bonus CD with Twilight EMI CDEM 1571 Zone/Women In Uniform/Invasion/Phantom Of The Opera (Live) 82/03/29 The Number Of The Beast EMI EMC 3400 Also on picture disc EMI EMCP 3400 As CD (Released 1/87) CDP 7 46364 2 Re-issued on Fame, May '87 FAME FA 3178 95/10/?? CD re-release includes bonus CD with Total EMI CDEM 1572 Eclipse/Remember Tomorrow (Live) 83/05/16 Piece Of Mind EMI EMA 800 gatefold sleeve US pressing picture disc (includes Cross-Eyed Mary) SEAX-12306 As CD (Released 12/86) CDP 7 46363 2 Re-issued on Fame, (when?) FAME FA 41 3245 1 95/10/?? CD re-release includes bonus CD with I've Got EMI CDEM 1573 The Fire/Cross Eyed Mary 84/09/03 Powerslave EMI POWER 1 Also on picture disc EMI POWERP 1 As CD CDP 7 46045 2 Re-issued on Fame, (when?) FAME FA 41 3244 1 95/10/?? CD re-release includes bonus CD with Rainbow's EMI CDEM 1574 Gold/Mission From 'Arry/King Of Twilight/The Number Of The Beast (Live) 85/10/14 Live After Death EMI RIP 1 As CD (Released 12/85) CDP 7 46186 2 Also as twin cassette, cassette #1 TC-EMC-240426 cassette #2 TC-EMC-240427 95/10/?? CD re-release includes bonus CD with Losfer EMI CDEM 1575 Words (Big 'Orra)/Sanctuary/Murders In The Rue Morgue (all live) 86/09/29 Somewhere In Time EMI EMC 5132 As CD (Released 10/86) CDP 7 46341 2 95/10/?? CD re-release includes bonus CD with Reach Out/ EMI CDEM 1576 Juanita/Sheriff Of Huddersfield/That Girl 88/04/11 Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son EMI EMD 1006 As CD EMI CDEMD 1006 Also on picture disc, with free banner EMPD 1006 95/10/?? CD re-release includes bonus CD with Black Bart EMI CDEM 1577 Blues/Massacre/Prowler '88/Charlotte The Harlot '88/Infinite Dreams (Live)/The Clairvoyant (Live)/The Prisoner (Live)/Killers (Live)/Still Life (Live) 90/01/10 No Prayer For The Dying EMI EMD 1017 As CD EMI CDEMD 1017 Limited Edition blood red vinyl EPIC E 46905 Also with die-cut cover picture disc EMI EMDPD 1017 95/10/?? CD re-release includes bonus CD with All In Your EMI CDEM 1578 Mind/Kill Me Ce Soir/I'm A Mover/Communication Breakdown 92/05/11 Fear Of The Dark (gatefold sleeve) EMI EMD 1032 As CD EMI CDEMD 1032 Also on Australasian tour edition CD with EMI 7808612 Tailgunner/Holy Smoke/The Assassin (recorded live at Wembley on 17 Dec 90) 95/10/?? CD re-release includes bonus CD with Nodding EMI CDEM 1579 Donkey Blues/Space Station No. 5/I Can't See My Feelings/Roll Over Vic Vella/No Prayer For The Dying (Live)/Public Enema No. 1 (Live)/Hooks In You (Live) 93/03/22 A Real Live One EMI EMD 1042 Also with gatefold sleeve EMI EMD 1042 As CD CDP 0777 7 81456 2 2 93/10/18 A Real Dead One EMI EMD 1048 Also with gatefold sleeve EMI EMD 1048 As CD CDP 0777 7 89248 2 1 93/11/08 Live At Donington '92 Limited Edition 3-LP (5,000 released) EMI DON 1 Also as 2-CD set Also on cassette 94/??/?? Maiden England CD & Video Double Pack 7243 4 91310 3 3 95/10/02 The X Factor As CD EMI CDEMD 1087 96/09/?? Best Of The Beast (compilation) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- SINGLES/E.P.s ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date Title Label/cat.no. --------|--------------------------------------------------|----------------- 79/11/10 The Soundhouse Tapes (with Invasion/Iron Maiden/ Prowler) - Very raw, and slower. Rock Hard/ROK 1 80/02/15 Metal For Muthas (Compilation) EMI EMC 3318 Only 2 tracks - Sanctuary and Wrathchild Both quite raw. 80/02/08 Running Free/Burning Ambition EMI 5032 80/05/23 Sanctuary/Drifter (Live)/I've Got The Fire (Live) EMI 5065 Also on cassette EMI TC IM1 80/05/16 Sanctuary/Prowler/Drifter (Live)/I've Got The ? Fire (Live) 80/10/27 Women In Uniform/Invasion EMI 5105 80/10/27 Women In Uniform/Invasion/Phantom Of The Opera (Live) - Limited Edition 12" 12 EMI 5105 ??/??/?? Iron Maiden Live!! +One EP (Sanctuary/Phantom EMS-41001 Of The Opera/Drifter/Women in Uniform) Japan pressing ??/??/?? Women In Uniform/Drifter/Phantom Of The Opera 1C 062-07 418 YZ (All Live) Special Live EP 80/10/?? Axe Attack (K-Tel Records Compilation) K-TEL NE 1100 One demo track - Running Free 81/03/02 Twilight Zone/Wrathchild EMI 5145 Also on cassette TCEMI 5145 Also on red or clear vinyl EMIC 5145 Also on 12" 1C 052-07 462 YZ 81/06/15 Purgatory/Ghengis Khan EMI 5184 81/09/14 Maiden Japan (E.P.) (a.k.a. Heavy Metal Army) Running Free/Remember Tomorrow/Killers/Innocent Exile (All Live) EMI 5219 Also on 12" 12 EMI 5219 (US Release has extra track - Wrathchild (Live)) MLP 15000 82/02/12 Run To The Hills/Total Eclipse EMI 5263 Also on 7" picture disc EMIP 5263 Also on 12" 1C K052-07 604 ZA 82/04/26 The Number Of The Beast/Remember Tomorrow EMI 5287 Also on red or clear vinyl EMI 5287 Also on 12" 1A K052-1076386 Also on cassette EMI TC IM3 83/04/11 Flight Of Icarus/I've Got The Fire EMI 5378 Also on 12" 1C K052-07 721 Z Also on 12" picture disc 12 EMIP 5378 Also on cassette TC IM4 83/06/20 The Trooper/Cross-Eyed Mary EMI 5397 Also on cut to shape picture disc (cut-out) EMIP 5397 Also on 12" Also on cassette EMI TC IM5 84/08/06 2 Minutes To Midnight/Rainbow's Gold 7" PM102? 2 Minutes To Midnight/Rainbow's Gold/ Mission From 'Arry (bonus track on 12") 12 EMI 5489 Also on picture disc 12 EMIP 5489 Also a rare special promo video 84/10/22 Aces High/King Of Twilight EMI 5502 84/10/22 Aces High/King Of Twilight/The Number Of The Beast (Live) (bonus track on 12") 12 EMI 5502 Also on 12" picture disc 12 EMIP 5502 Also on cassette EMI TC IM7 85/09/23 Running Free/Sanctuary (All Live) EMI 5532 Also in special double-sided wrap-around poster sleeve [poster bag] (proceeds donated to Anti- Heroin campaign, City Roads, Kick The Habit, Still Waters) EMI 5532 85/09/23 Running Free/Sanctuary/Murders In The Rue Morgue (All Live) (bonus track on 12") 12 EMI 5532 Also on 12" picture disc 12 EMIP 5532 Also on cassette EMI TCIM 10 85/12/02 Run To The Hills/Phantom Of The Opera (All Live) EMI 5542 (early releases include band Xmas card) with Losfer Words (Bonus on 12", also Live) 12 EMI 5542 Also on 12" picture disc 12 EMIP 5542 Also on cassette EMI TC IM11 86/09/06 Wasted Years/Reach Out EMI 5583 Also on 7" computer-shaped picture disc EMIP 5583 86/09/06 Wasted Years/Reach Out/Sheriff Of Huddersfield (Bonus track on 12") 12 EMI 5583 Also on cassette EMI TC IM8 86/11/22 Stranger In A Strange Land/That Girl (Limited edition in double-sided fold-out poster [poster sleeve]) EMI 5589 86/11/26 Stranger In A Strange Land/That Girl/Juanita (Bonus track on 12" + picture disc) 12 EMI 5589 Also on 12" picture disc 12 EMIP 5589 Also on cassette EMI TC IM9 87/05/?? Interview picture disc Baktabak BAK 203 88/03/20 Can I Play With Madness/Black Bart Blues EMI EM 49 Also as shaped picture disc EMI EMP 49 With sticker and transfer EMI EMS 49 88/03/20 Can I Play With Madness/Black Bart Blues/Massacre EMI 12EM 49 (bonus track on 12" + CD single) Also on picture disc 12EMP 49 B And CD EMCD 49 88/08/01 The Evil That Men Do/Prowler '88 " EM 64 Also in gatefold sleeve EMG 64B And shaped picture disc EMP 64 88/08/01 The Evil That Men Do/Prowler '88/ Charlotte The Harlot '88 (Bonus track on 12" + CD single) " 12EM 64 Also in poster sleeve 12 EMS 64 And CD CDEM 64 88/11/07 The Clairvoyant/The Prisoner (Live) " EM 79 Also in clear vinyl with poster sleeve EMS 79 And a shaped picture disc EMP 79 88/11/06 The Clairvoyant/The Prisoner/ Heaven Can Wait (All Live) (bonus track on 12" + CD single) EMI 12EM 79 Also as picture disc 12EMP 79 Gatefold sleeve 12EMG 79 As CD CDEM 79 89/11/06 Infinite Dreams/Killers (All Live) As shaped picture disc EMPD 117 Patch pack EMS 117 Also on cassette TCEM 117 89/11/06 Infinite Dreams/Killers/Still Life (All Live) " 12EM 117 Etched 12" 12EMPX 117 As CD CDEM 117 90/02/12 Running Free/Burning Ambition/Sanctuary/ Drifter (Live)/I've Got The Fire (Live)/ Listen With Nicko - Part 1 EMI CDIRN 1 Also on double 12" EMI IRN 1 90/02/19 Women in Uniform/Invasion/Phantom Of The Opera (Live)/Twilight Zone/Wrathchild/ Listen With Nicko - Part 2 EMI CDIRN 2 Also on double 12" EMI IRN 2 90/02/26 Purgatory/Ghenghis Khan/Running Free (Live)/ Remember Tomorrow (Live)/Killers (Live)/Innocent Exile (Live)/Listen With Nicko - Part 3 EMI CDIRN 3 Also on double 12" EMI IRN 3 90/03/05 Run To The Hills/Total Eclipse/The Number Of The Beast/Remember Tomorrow (Live)/ Listen With Nicko - Part 4 EMI CDIRN 4 Also on double 12" EMI IRN 4 90/03/12 Flight Of Icarus/I've Got The Fire/The Trooper/ Cross Eyed Mary/Listen With Nicko - Part 5 EMI CDIRN 5 Also on double 12" EMI IRN 5 90/03/19 2 Minutes To Midnight/Rainbow's Gold/Mission From 'Arry/Aces High/King Of Twilight/The Number Of The Beast (Live)/Listen With Nicko - Part 6 EMI CDIRN 6 Also on double 12" EMI IRN 6 90/03/26 Running Free/Murders In The Rue Morgue/Run To The Hills/Phantom Of The Opera/Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)/Listen With Nicko - Part 7 (All Live) EMI CDIRN 7 Also on double 12" EMI IRN 7 90/04/02 Wasted Years/Reach Out/Sheriff Of Huddersfield/ Stranger In A Strange Land/That Girl/Juanita/ Listen With Nicko - Part 8 EMI CDIRN 8 Also on double 12" EMI IRN 8 90/04/09 Can I Play With Madness/Black Bart Blues/Massacre/ The Evil That Men Do/Prowler '88/Charlotte The Harlot '88/Listen With Nicko - Part 9 EMI CDIRN 9 Also on double 12" EMI IRN 9 90/04/16 The Clairvoyant/The Prisoner/Heaven Can Wait/ Infinite Dreams/Killers/Still Life/ Listen With Nicko - Part 10 (All Live) EMI CDIRN 10 Also on double 12" EMI IRN 10 90/09/10 Holy Smoke/All in Your Mind EMI EM 153 Also on cassette TCEM 153 90/09/10 Holy Smoke/All In Your Mind/Kill Me Ce Soir (Contains exclusive massive tour poster) Also on picture disc EMI 12 EMPD 153 As CD EMI CDEM 153 90/12/24 Bring Your Daughter...To The Slaughter/I'm A Mover/ Communications Breakdown With etched second side (without comm. breakdown) EMS 171 Also on picture disc in special 'brain' pack EMI EMPD 171 Also cassette TCEMC 171 90/12/24 Bring Your Daughter...To The Slaughter/I'm A Mover/ Communication Breakdown EMI 12EMP 17 with banner calendar EMI 12 EMP 171 As picture disc EMI 12EMPD 171 As CD EMI CDEM 171 92/??/?? From Here To Eternity/I Can't See My Feeling As Shaped 7" Picture Disc (includes free plinth) EMI EMPD 240 With etched second side (and poster sleeve ?) 92/??/?? From Here To Eternity/Roll Over Vic Vella/No Prayer For The Dying (Live) in poster sleeve EMI 12EMP 240 As etched 7" (without No Prayer For The Dying) EMI EMS 240 92/06/29 From Here To Eternity/Roll Over Vic Vella/Public Enema Number One (Live)/No Prayer For The Dying (Live) (Live tracks from Wembley 12/17/90) EMI EM 240 As CD As CD-digipack EMI CDEM 240 As cut-to-shape picture disc Sumr '92 Be Quick Or Be Dead/Nodding Donkey Blues/ Space Station No. 5 7" (without Space Station No. 5) EM 229 12" With Gatefold Sleeve EMI 12 EMG 229 As CD EMI CDEM 229 Also as 12" Picture Disc EMI 12 EMPD 229 92/??/?? Wasting Love/Tailgunner (Live)/Holy Smoke(Live)/ EMI 80231 The Assasin (Live) As CD EMI CDP 560 93/01/03 Fear Of The Dark/Be Quick Or Be Dead/Hooks In You (All Live from Wembley 12/17/90) EMI EM 263 As 12" shaped picture disc As CD-Digipack As CD EMI 7243 (CD and picture disc feature Tailgunner and No Prayer For The Dying as extra tracks) As 7" Picture Disc EMI EMPD 263 93/??/?? Hallowed Be Thy Name/Wrathchild (All Live) On red vinyl with poster sleeve EMI EMP 288 As CD 7243 8 81003 2 8 93/10/04 Hallowed Be Thy Name/Wasted Years/The Trooper/ Wrathchild (All Live) EMI EM 288 Also as red vinyl with poster sleeve EMI 12 EMP 288 Also as 12" picture disc EMI 12 EMPD 288 As CD EMI CDEM 288 95/09/25 Man On The Edge/The Edge Of Darkness/I Live My EMI 12 EMPD 398 Way as 12" picture disc with die-cut sleeve and gigantic poster. Man On The Edge/The Edge Of Darkness/Justice Of 7243 8 82425 2 3 The Peace/Judgement Day, CD-single Man On The Edge/The Edge Of Darkness/Judgement EMI CDEMS 398 Day/Blaze Bayley Interview Part I, with CD-box and 5 band member pictures. Man On The Edge/The Edge Of Darkness/Justice Of EMI CDEM 398 The Peace/Blaze Bayley Interview Part II, CD-digipack 96/09/09 Virus/Prowler/Invasion (12") EMI 12EMP 443 96/09/09 Virus/My Generation/Doctor Doctor (CD) EMI CDEMS 443 96/09/09 Virus/Sanctuary/Wrathchild (CD) EMI CDEM 443 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- PROMOS ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date Title Label/cat.no. --------|--------------------------------------------------|----------------- 90/??/?? No Prayer for the Dying/Communication Breakdown/ EPIC ESK 73695 I'm a Mover (Demo, not for sale) 90/??/?? Holy Smoke (CD Demo, not for sale) EPIC ESK 2194 91/??/?? Bring Your Daughter...To The Slaughter/ EPIC ESK 4007 Public Enema No. 1 (Live at Wembley 12/17/90)/ All in your mind/Kill me Ce Soir (CD Demo, not for sale) 92/??/?? Wasting Love (CD Demo, not for sale) EPIC ESK 4640 92/??/?? The Fugitive/Roll Over Vic Vella/ EPIC ESK 4648 18 min interview (CD Demo, not for sale) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- VIDEOS ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date Title Label/cat.no. --------|--------------------------------------------------|----------------- May '81 Live At The Rainbow (30 min) Jul '83 Video Pieces (18 min) (Sony Video 45) Jun '84 2 Minutes To Midnight rare special promo video Apr '85 Behind The Iron Curtain (38 min) (Sony Video EP) Oct '85 Live After Death (World Slavery Tour) (90 min) RO153 Oct '87 12 Wasted Years (90 minutes) MP 1613 Nov '89 Maiden England (95 minutes) 19V-49058 Nov '90 The First Ten Years - The Videos (75 min) ??? '92 From There To Eternity (95 minutes) 19V-49132 Nov '93 Live At Donington '92 (120 minutes) Mar '94 Raising Hell (Bruce Dickinson's Last Show) 72333 80091-3 ??? '94 Maiden England as double value CD & Video pack 7243 4 91310 3 3 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- ================================================== -->> 28 <<-- Bands who have opened for IRON MAIDEN ================================================== This list is by no means complete but it's kinda cool to see a band that is real big now got helped to that success by Iron Maiden! Kind of like a father bragging about his adopted son :-) Blitz Fish (jazz rock group) - (11/18/76) Praying Mantis - several dates early on, 1979 - 1980. Urchin - (08/10/79) Trust (w/ Nicko McBrain on drums) - (03/15/80) Humble Pie - (Jun '81) Whitesnake - (Jul '81) Blackfoot - (Mar-Apr '82) Girlschool - (Jul '82) Vandale - (06/09/83) Rock Goddess - June '84, Helsinki Ice Hall Fastway - (Jun-Jul '83) Saxon - (Jun-Jul '83) Coney Hatch - (Jul-Aug '83) Quiet Riot - (Sep-Oct '83) Michael Schenker - (Nov '83) Waysted - (09/11/84) Twisted Sister - (01/28/85) W.A.S.P. - (World Slavery Tour) Accept - (World Slavery Tour) Motley Crue - (World Slavery Tour) Queensryche - (World Slavery Tour) Warrior - (World Slavery Tour) Ratt - (World Slavery Tour) Mamas Boys - (World Slavery Tour) Yngwie Malmsteen - (01/08/87) Vinnie Vincent Invasion - (02/27/87) Waysted - (04/07/87) Killer Dwarfs - (8/7/88) Ace Frehley's Comet - (7/8/88) Meadowlands, Rutherford, NJ Wolfsbane - Intercity Express Tour 1990 (a series of about 30 UK night shows at venues of around 3-5 thousand and was billed as a thankyou tour. Helloween - 7th Tour Of A 7th Tour Guns 'n' Roses - 7th Tour Of A 7th Tour Megadeth - 7th Tour (for at least 1 gig at Alpine Valley, WI, replacing GnR 'cause Axl Rose was sick) L.A. Guns - 7th Tour Of A 7th Tour, Los Angeles King's X, Anthrax - (12/21/90) Anthrax - (Feb-Mar '91) Dream Theater - (May/June '92) - RITZ, New York City Testament - (08/27/92) Warrant - (09/02/92) The Almighty - (04/09/93, 05/17/93) Corrosion of Conformity - (07/11/92, Lakewood Amphitheater, Atlanta, GA) ============================================================== -->> 29 <<-- Various significant dates in IRON MAIDEN history ============================================================== 1972 - Steve Harris graduates from Leyton County High School, Leytonstone, London, England (on the East End). May 1976 - The words "Iron Maiden's...gonna get you...no matter how far" were first uttered at the Cart & Horses Tavern at Maryland Point, Stratford, England. The first true gig for IRON MAIDEN! :) '76/'77 - Maiden establishes themselves on the East End London heavy metal scene. Mid '77 - Den Wilcock quits right before a gig at the Green Man Plumstead, England. 78/12/30 - The first 4 songs EP was recorded at Spacewood Studios in Cambridge, England. The songs were: Prowler, Invasion, Iron Maiden, and Strange World. Once the band returned with more money to remix, etc., the studio had wiped the master clean, so the demo tape (which eventually became the Soundhouse Tapes) was put onto vinyl exactly as it was recorded that night. It cost them about $400 or so. They didn't even have a place to stay, and actually had to stay in the back of their van! 78/12/31 - Paul Di'Anno's debut with IRON MAIDEN, at the Ruskin Arms, High Street North, Manor Park, East London, England. Early 79 - First real press exposure for IRON MAIDEN. 79/02/02 - Maiden's equipment truck, equipment and all, were stolen, worth 12,000 pounds altogether. All of this was later recovered less than a month later, and the 4 perpetrators were later charged with stealing and burglary. The main guy was named Ilkay Bayram, and they were from Homerton, England. Early summer 79 - Rod Smallwood hooks up with Maiden as their manager. Summer '79 - Steve and rest of the band quit their regular jobs, since IRON MAIDEN was really starting to take off full-time. 79/09/03 - Charity benefit concert at the Music Machine, London, England, supporting Motorhead (Motorhead was billed as Iron Fist And The Hordes From Hell). 79/09/06 - Paul Di'Anno is arrested 5 minutes before Maiden goes on stage at The Swan, Hammersmith, London, England. He was charged with concealing a weapon (a knife), and forced Maiden to go on as a 3-piece (Steve Harris, Dave Murray, Doug Sampson), playing a largely instrumental set, with Steve Harris doing vocals. 79/10/03 - 79/10/04 - Free concerts played at The Swan, Hammersmith, London, England...trying to attract record labels. Chrysalis records turned up, but couldn't make up their mind whether or not they were interested (tough shit for them, eh?!). 79/10/19 - First headline concert at The Marquee, London, England, with Praying Mantis and Ian Flemming. 79/10/24 - IRON MAIDEN first signs with EMI records. (Paul Di'Anno of Ching- ford, London; David Michael Murray of Clapton, London; Steve Harris of Leytonstone, London; Doug Sampson of Walthamstow, London; and Tony Parsons of Hertfordshire). 79/10/27 - IRON MAIDEN's first appearance on the cover of SOUNDS magazine. 79/11/01 - First gig in Scotland, Ruffles, Aberdeen, Scotland. 79/11/05 - Heavy Metal Bonfire Night Explosion at The Music Machine, London, England. 79/11/07 - Sign contract for BBC's Radio One "Friday Night Rock Show", to be broadcast one week later. 79/11/09 - The Soundhouse Tapes EP was officially released (unmixed) on Rock Hard Records (Maiden's own label). Only 5,000 copies were ever made. 79/11/14 - IRON MAIDEN made their debut on the BBC's Radio One "Friday Night Rock Show." They played Iron Maiden, Sanctuary, Transylvania, and Running Free as a 4-piece (they had dropped guitarist Tony Parsons by this time). 79/12/15 - Official announcement of IRON MAIDEN signing with EMI (in the trade bible MUSIC WEEK). 79/12/19 - The IRON MAIDEN MEGABASH at The Music Machine, London, England. This gig was complete with amps covered in cotton wool snow and a headbanging Santa. End '79 - Maiden (Rod Smallwood) meets up with artist Derek Riggs. Early '80 - Recorded Running Free single (release in Feb '80), and the b-side Burning Ambition (which is the only album that features Doug Sampson on drums, and Dave Murray doing all the guitar work). 80/02/10 - Maiden meets up with famed photographer Ross Halfin, after he takes in their show in support of the Metal For Muthas album, at the London Lyceum, England. 80/02/15 - Metal For Muthas compilation released. 80/02/15 - First single, Running Free b/w Burning Ambition, is released. It goes to #44 in the first week of its release. It peaked at #34 (in the UK) at the beginning of March. Feb '80 - IRON MAIDEN first plays LIVE on Britain's TOP OF THE POPS, the first band ever to do so (at the time), other than THE WHO in 1972. 80/03/15 - First Headline Performance at the Hammersmith Odeon, England (on the Judas Priest tour). They got to play about a 45 minute set for each gig on the tour. 80/04/05 - Kotrijk Festival, Belgium. The IRON MAIDEN Head (the forerunner to Eddie) was blown off the stage and into the crowd (instead of just shooting smoke like it was supposed to have). One crazed fan gave up his job to follow Maiden around Europe for 2 months! Also, Maiden's first gig outside of the United Kingdom. 80/04/10 - Gig at Central Hall, Grimsby, England. Paul's voice was going out and was so rough, the band stormed through an instrumental set and told the audience they'd be back in October to do another concert (with vox) and they were! 80/04/11 - Debut album IRON MAIDEN is released, and smashes into the UK chart at #4, going silver within the first month of its release. The song "Sanctuary" also appeared on the US release. May '80 - Some people become irked at the cover of the upcoming single Sanctuary, as it depicts Eddie hovering with a knife over a dead Margaret Thatcher. 80/05/16 - Sanctuary single, b/w Drifter and I've Got The Fire (both live), is released. It eventually got to #29 on the UK charts. Summer '80 - First major headline tour (had to back out of a few dates, due to Paul Di'Anno's voice that kept going out). Summer '80 - Before one gig in Edinburgh, Scotland, Clive Burr had food poisoning real bad and wasn't supposed to play, but Vic Vella (the main driver/roadie guy) and others dragged him out of bed to play, whereupon he fainted at the end of the gig. What a trooper. 80/06/20 - First ever London concert hall headliner, London, Rainbow, England. 80/07/03 - 80/07/05 - Maiden packs the Marquee, London, England. They are filmed by ITV for an edition of Twentieth Century Box that was screened on 08/17/80. This was a special "New Wave Metal" probe (only after a year on the music press), which majored on Maiden. 80/08/18 - Maiden signs contract with Kiss to open for them on concerts over the next 2 months. 80/08/17 - Marquee Club in London performance aired on Twentieth Century Box. 80/08/23 - First performance at the annual Reading Festival. 80/08/24 - First gig in Portugal (opening for Kiss), Cascais Hall, Lisbon, Portugal. 80/08/30 - First gig in Italy (opening for Kiss), Stadion Communale, Perugia, Italy. 80/09/11 - First gig in Germany (opening for Kiss), Hessehalle, Nuremberg, Germany. 80/09/23 - First gig in France (opening for Kiss), Parc Des Expositions, Avignon, France. 80/09/28 - First gig in Switzerland (opening for Kiss), St. Jacob's-Halle, Basel, Switzerland. 80/10/05 - First gig in Holland (opening for Kiss), Groenoordhalle, Lieden, Holland. 80/10/09 - First gig in Sweden (opening for Kiss), Stockholm, Sweden. 80/10/11 - First gig in Denmark (opening for Kiss), Broendbyhallen, Copenhagen, Denmark. 80/10/13 - First gig in Norway (opening for Kiss), Drammenshallen, Oslo, Norway. 80/10/27 - IRON MAIDEN featured in Geoff Barton's SOUNDS FEATURE (first photo session for the press). Oct' 80 - Dennis Stratton leaves the band, Adrian Smith joins. If Adrian Smith had said no (again), the band's 2nd choice believe it or not was none other than Phil Collen, now of Def Leppard fame. Oct '80 - Women In Uniform b/w Invasion single is released. It reached #35 on the UK charts. Because of the cover, the Margaret Thatcher one, this original cover was later issued as a covered sleeve, so the original one is much rarer now. Nov '80 - Maiden got offered TOP OF THE POPS again, and again did it live, but it turned out to backfire...the sound levels were really shitty, and they weren't allowed to play at full volume, and also weren't allowed to have Eddie on stage (due to the 'family programming nature of the show). :) Nov '80 - A video is made for Women In Uniform. This was before the MTV explosion (which began in summer 1981 I think, and MTV Europe even later). This was pretty much the first video made for a rock band ever at the time, except for Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. How's that for trend-setters?! Nov '80 - Maiden records KILLERS, with Martin Birch at the producing helm. 80/11/21 - Adrian Smith's first gig at Brunel University, Uxbridge (so that the new lineup wouldn't go into the studio to record KILLERS in a 'virginal' state). 80/12/21 - Gig taped at Rainbow Theatre, London, England. Due to technical difficulties, half of the set had to be played a *2nd* time! Actually, one of the sound lines went down about halfway through the show, so such classics as IRON MAIDEN and Phantom Of The Opera weren't gotten the first time around. 2+ hours of Maiden altogether though! This Delta Production directed by Dave Hillier came out as a half hour live EMI video in March 1981. 81/02/02 - 2nd album KILLERS is released. It reached #2 in the UK. Also, it reached the top 60 on the Billboard charts, and stayed in the chart for 17 weeks. It reached sales of 200,000 sales (four times the sales of IRON MAIDEN) at the time. The song "Women In Uniform" also appeared on the Australian release. 81/02/09 - Review in SOUNDS magazine deems Killers album as 'mediocre' and a definite flop...and that Maiden wouldn't go far. What suckers! 81/02/17 - Beginning of Killers tour in Ipswich, Gaumont, England. Maiden played 125 gigs in 6 months across Europe, Japan, Australia and North America, taking in 15 countries and headlining everywhere except the USA where, like Japan, the band was making their first visit ever. Feb '81 - All 3 concerts in Japan for May '81 were sold out in less than 2 hours. First week of Mar '81 - Twilight Zone b/w Wrathchild single released. It reached #31 on the UK charts. 81/05/21 - First gig in Japan (Killers Japan Tour), Kosei Nenkin Hall, Tokyo, Japan. 81/05/23 - Gig at Kosei Nenkin Hall, Nagoya, Japan. The MAIDEN JAPAN E.P. (aka "HEAVY METAL ARMY" E.P.) was recorded here. Mixed at Nimbus 9, Toronto. Produced and mixed by IRON MAIDEN and Doug Hall. 81/06/03 - First American gig (Killers US and Canada Tour), Aladdin Hotel, Las Vegas, NV. 81/06/15 - Purgatory b/w Genghis Khan single released. It eventually got to #52 on the UK charts, which was (at least until '88) the band's least sucessful British single ever. The original cover design for this signle was actually held over for a year, and eventually used as the cover for THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST album. 81/06/21 - First Canadian gig, first gig in Ontario (Killers US and Canada Tour), Concert Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They headlined the 1,500 seater here. 81/06/22 - First gig in Quebec (Killers US and Canada Tour), Le Club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 81/09/06 - First gig in Yugoslavia (Killers Europe Tour), Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Sep '81 - Paul Di'Anno quits Maiden, and in comes Bruce Bruce/Air Raid Siren Dickinson (from Samson). Steve Harris went right to Bruce for the audition. Bruce was to have learned 6 songs...instead he learned 15. Due to legal problems with the collapse of Samson's record label GEM Records, Bruce was actually supposedly prohibited by law in actually writing songs for Maiden for the first year. This is why the first songwriting credit Bruce gets is on PIECE OF MIND, 1983 with "Revelations", and shares credits on "Flight Of Icarus", "Die With Your Boots On", and "Sun And Steel". 81/10/26 - Bruce's first gig (the first in a series of "break-in" gigs in Italy over 5 days) in Palasport, Bologna, Italy. All the gigs were sold out. 81/11/15 - Bruce's first concert in the UK, at the Rainbow Theatre, London, England. Nov '81 - The MAIDEN JAPAN E.P. is released, and climbed as high as #43 on the UK charts. The US and Brazilian releases had an extra 5th track, "Wrathchild". 81/12/23 - Maiden plays at the Ruskin Arms, London, England, under the name Genghis Khan. This is also Dave Murray's birthday, so he gets the pies in the face (a tradition for the band) on stage. End '81 - KILLERS had crashed into every major album market in the world, going top 10 in the UK, France, Germany, Japan, Sweden, and Belgium, and going Top 80 in the USA. In the process it had gone gold in Britain, Canada, and Japan, and double-gold in France. Feb '82 - The NUMBER OF THE BEAST is recorded (having been written over Dec '81 and Jan '82). All kinds of weird shit started happening to them during these sessions: lights started going on and off in the studio of their own accord, the recording equipment myster- iously broke down, things were going 'bump' in the night, specif- ically the band's gear which began emitting creaks, groans, and other strange noises; Martin Birch (the albums's producer) crashed his car on the way to the studio one night, into another driver (a religious type), and the bill for damages was 666 pounds (he ended up paying 667). They originally gave themselves 6 weeks to record it, but it ended up only taking about 3 1/2. 82/02/25 - Beginning of the Beast On The Road tour, Dunstable, England. This tour upped teh ante to 18 countries and an incredible 180 shows. 82/03/16 - During the gig at City Hall, Newcastle, England, the video for the "Run To The Hills" single is filmed. 82/03/22 - THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST album is released. The album smashed into the UK charts at #1 (and stayed there for the 2nd week as well), and went on to surpass the sales of KILLERS everywhere. It also reached #33 on the Billboard charts, strutting around the Top 100 for over 8 months, and clocking up sales of well over 350,000 in the process (which meant worldwide the band had over-taken '81's impressive sales of over one million as early as summer of '82!) It also went top ten in Canada, going platinum in the process. British fans also voted it the #2 Metal LP of all time in KERRANG magazine less than 2 years later (PIECE OF MIND was #1). The Japanese also included the song "Total Eclipse". Mar '82 - Run To The Hills b/w Total Eclipse single released. It eventually reached #7 on the UK charts, their first ever top ten single (despite their lack of radio air play). The video the band did for it with David Mallett featured Maiden live footage inter- spersed with comic extracts from an old Buster Keaton movie, though Buster himself couldn't be shown for copyright reasons. It made TOP OF THE POPS when the single went top ten, and the newly emergent MTV (which began June? 1981) showed it, too. Mar? '82 - During the middle of the Beast On The Road tour, and with Run To The Hills in the top ten, Maiden appears on TISWAS, the classic Saturday morning TV slapstick show for kids of all ages - where not even the threat of Eddie could deter the kids from throwing creme pies at Maiden. 82/03/24 - Maiden re-visits Paris, France. 5,000 fans decided that wrecking the Metro was the best way of celebrating a Maiden night out, and that venue (which one?) has been closed to rock ever since. 82/04/02 - First gig in Spain (Beast On The Road Tour), Barcelona, Spain. Though these were the first gigs in Spain, it didn't stop them from selling out all 3 of the 8,000 capacity gigs they played. Apr '82 - Another first, following THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST's triumphant reign at the top of the charts - the NME asked for an inteview. The NME was and remains completely anti-rock, so Maiden agreed to do the interview as long as it was solely on their terms, i.e., printed in a question and answer format (so as to stop them from mis-quoting and misleading), and that they got the front page. NME eventually reluctantly agreed, and sent forth their most notorious interviewer Paul Morley to interview them (he got pretty drunk during the interview as well). Morley didn't give Harris and Dickinson credit for being brighter than he though, so he couldn't really 'take them down' in the interview, and eventually Eddie himself appeared on the front page. Mid Apr '82 - During the European leg of the Beast On The Road Tour, Bruce picks up a chest infection, and 3 dates on the French Riveria had to be pulled. Spring '82 - (The Beast On The Road Tour) - this is the tour that Maiden decided to do something to curb the pirate merchandisers who habitually plagued rodck gigs. They actually got pretty firm about this stuff, even getting a few people arrested and charged, since their phony merchandise was always of a pretty cheesy quality. 82/05/10 - The Number Of The Beast b/w Remember Tomorrow single is released in the UK. It went top 20, and the video featured ballroom dancers waltzing merrily with '666' on their backs. The big Eddie (the 12 foot tall one) made his first appearnce on the Beast On The Road tour, but even though Eddie made an appearance in the video, he was edited out by MTV after viewers complained that he was scaring them too much. 82/05/11 - First American Performance for Beast On The Road Tour, Flint, MI (supporting Rainbow for 3 weeks, then .38 Special in the south for several gigs). Bruce bangs his head around so much here that for another month or so afterwards he has to sport a movement- restricting surgical collar. After the injury time passed in agony with Bruce passing through the mitts of various US quacks who prescribed a frightening array of downers (one even prescribed horse tranquilizers) to deaden the pain, while one who charged $150 for a 20 minute consultation recommended surgery! He eventually got everything taken care of at a chiropractor's office. 82/06/11 - Maiden opens for .38 Special in Memphis, TN, on Donnie Van Zant's birthday (supposedly one of the more memorable gigs/nights on the tour). 82/06/19 - First gig in Norman, OK. This was the last night of that stretch of the Beast On The Road Tour (they continued on in Canada a few days later), and Adrian Smith got drunk as a skunk (hence, the apperance of his drunk alter-ego "Melvin") and barely made the plane, thanks to Dave Murray and a full bottle of Chivas Regal liquor! 82/06/25 - First Canadian Headline Performance in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 9,000 people showed up! 82/06/29 - First American Headline Performance (Beast On The Road Tour), The Palladium, New York, NY. It was a sell-out performance, marred only by one asshole 'fan' hurling a firework on stage, hitting Dave Murray's guitar roadie Bill Barclay in head and almost blinding him. Apparently the kid who did it was given a severe kicking by other fans after the gig, so justice was done! The advertisements for the Palladium show included a picture of Eddie holding aloft the bitten-off head of Ozzy Osbourne (who the year before had outraged most of America by biting off the head of a dove, followed closely by biting the wing off a pigeion and then by chewing on a bat's head.). The press release at the time explained that Eddie was a great friends of bats in general, and had decided to avenge Ozzy's latest outrage. Unbelievably Ozzy's label boss Don Arden called up Rod Smallwood and said he thought the Maiden ad was in "bad taste", and asked them to withdraw the picture, so they did. 82/07/20 - First gig in British Columbia (Beast On The Road Tour), Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. 82/07/23 - First gig in Alberta (Beast On The Road Tour), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 82/07/26 - First gig in Saskatchewan (Beast On The Road Tour), Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. 82/07/27 - First gig in Manitoba (Beast On The Road Tour), Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Jul '82 - Eddie-fever really starts catching on in the US. In New York he was swinging off the Empire State building with a conquered King Kong in his mitts. In California he was rinding a shark surf- board style. In Texas he was depicted gnawing on an armadillo in the desert. Jul '82 - Maiden were special guests of the Scorpions. Summer '82 - Maiden becomes a focus of people like the Moral Majority and the God Squad in Arkansas, who wanted the album to carry stickers warning of their eveil satanic nature. This was only the first... 82/08/10 - Gig in Beaumont, TX. The night before, Bruce walks into a bar with some pretty short shorts, showing off his stocky hairball legs and red and white socks. The bar manager deemed them "offensive" (even though he had worn them the night before), so Bruce left and came back a few minutes later with a T-shirt that said "FUCK" on the front of it, and jean cut-offs, cut off just under the bottoms of those same shorts. Nobody said a thing. 82/08/11 - Gig at Corpus Christi, TX, a very solid set. They drag Ross Halfin (photographer) up on stage and strip him naked in front of 8,000+ people who count to 30. The rest band gets him backstage and get some naked photos of him taking a shower (revenge), and get them distributed to record companies all over London. 82/08/28 - Another performance at the annual Reading Festival. For this Maiden had to make a round trip of about 12,000 miles (from El Paso, TX to London to Los Angeles, CA), all for one gig! They had a couple of warm-up gigs a few days before the big night, but Bruce was still "petrified with fear" right before the Reading gig. They almost didn't make it on the flight there okay, since Bruce and Dave Lights opted to take 3 of those horse tranquilizers and didn't wake up properly for days. Also, Bruce was so nervous 36 hours before the gig, he actually had lost his voice totally, and was worried about the gig going on at all! The gig for the band wasn't without incident either. At first all the band could hear was Steve's bass, then that cut out completely so Steve panicked. Dave Murray was playing with one ear stuck inside his guitar cabinets; Adrian Smith was wandering around looking bewildered. But apparently the crowd really didn't notice, and all was cool. Bruce was said to have al his usual leaps on and off the amps, the Number Of The Beast came complete with horror clips on the video screen, and the show ended with a series of protracted encores, witnessing both the time-honored 'yo yo yo' routine (half stolen from the Police, from which it was stolen originally by Paul Di'Anno) with the audience, and the arrival on-stage of Ricky Medlocke from Blackfoot to jam with them. Incidentally, they supposedly always (to this day) get *really* nervous before special gigs like this, and huge ones like Monsters Of Rock, etc. Aug/Sep '82 - Maiden opened 2 festival bills with Foreigner, Loverboy and the Scorpions, the Oakland gig and the Anaheim one saw them playing to 57,000 and 75,000 people respectively! 82/09/11 - 82/09/12 - Maiden opens for the Scorpions in Portland, OR. It was apparently pretty wild and wacky. The Scorpions struck first, handcuffing Bruce's hands behind his back during Drifter, which left him trying to get the crowd clapping without the use of his hands. At the end of the Scorpions' set, they go to leave the stage, at which point Maiden comes out dressed up with towels on their heads, and forks over their eyes in the manner of the Scorpions "Blackout" LP sleeve. 82/09/21 - Dave Murray throws his guitar into the crowd at a free festival in Chicago, IL. Of course, he forgot to take his lead out, and it hit a guy in the back and it cost $50 to make sure he was okay. 82/10/02 - Sold out gig at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, as special guests of Judas Priest. This occurred 3 years to the very date of their gig at the Hammersmith Swan in London where they first invited record company A&R men along. End of Oct '80 - Maiden vacations in Honolulu for 8 days, and freeze their asses off in the rain. 82/11/07 - First gig in Australia (Beast On The Road Tour), Sydney, Australia. Maiden was the first big foreign rock band to play there down under since Rainbow in 1976. THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST album went top ten, selling 80,000 copies in the process (which was 27 times as many as KILLERS had sold there) and went platinum. Nov/Dec '82 - Sold out concerts in Japan (their return). They got another gold album there. Dec '82 - Clive Burr quits IRON MAIDEN. 83/01/08 - IRON MAIDEN begins recording Piece Of Mind in Jersey in the Chanel Islands (they took over a hotel called Le Chalet for 5 weeks). 83/04/11 - Flight Of Icarus b/w I've Got The Fire single is released. Not too successful in America (it was Maiden's first single released there). It was thereafter pretty much viewed as a mistake to release it there. It was the first single released in Britain in over a year, and reached #11 on the UK charts. The video for this single was recorded at Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas (Nicko is the 'hooded character' in the video, with a mouth full of strawberry jam that dribbles out of his mouth). As he was doing it, there was a huge electric storm, and they tried to catch it on film with lightning in the background, and jam dripping down his mouth for half an hour (but of course it didn't work!). 83/05/16 - PIECE OF MIND was released. Maybe because of fears that the band was 'softening up', the album entered the UK charts at #3 (instead of #1). British fans voted it Number One Metal LP of all time in KERRANG magazine less than a year later. PIECE OF MIND was USA's biggest release by a long shot (at the time) - it entered the Billboard charts at #127 on 06/02/83, and leaped an incredible 92 positions to #35. By its 8th week of release it had reached #15, where it stayed for 5 weeks, and 3 months into the tour, it had made #14. It went gold after 10 weeks, stayed in the charts for an incredible 43 weeks, and even got THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST back into the charts and also going gold, getting as high as #79 on its 2nd lease on life. In the US, a picture disc was also released, which contained "Cross-Eyed Mary" as a bonus track. 83/05/25 - 83/05/28 - IRON MAIDEN plays at the Odeon, Hammersmith, London, England for 4 straight powerful nights, the first time they had done multiple nights there! By this time, Adrian Smith's trousers has still only been washed once since the beginning of the tour (since May 2nd)! 83/06/01 - First gig in Finland (World Piece Tour), Helsinki Ice Hall (Jaahalli), Helsinki, Finland. The Ice Hall is incorrectly called "Ishallen" in some places. I am told that "Ishallen" is Swedish, whereas "Jaahalli" is the proper Finnish name :) 83/06/10 - First gig in Luxembourg (World Piece Tour), Schifflance Luxemburg Hall Polyvalent, Luxembourg. 83/06/20 - The Trooper b/w Cross-Eyed Mary single is released. It made the British top 20 once again 83/06/21 - The USA/Canada leg of the World Piece Tour begin in Casper, WY. This was their first full headline tour of the USA and Canada. 83/08/15 - Concert at Memorial Stadium in Buffalo, NY. A lawsuit stemmed from this concert where some girl was doing sensual dancing on stage. I'm not sure of the outcome of this (somebody wanna check?!). See section 9 of the FAQ for more on this. 83/08/18 - Maiden plays Allentown, PA. The song "Mission From 'Arry" was recorded post-gig this night. Seems that during the beginning of Nicko's drum solo, Steve's bass quit, so he told a roadie ("Bill"), to go and tell Nicko to try and extend his solo. Trouble was, the guy wasn't his drum roadie and didn't really know how to go about telling him, so he ended up waving his arms like a demented windmill and trying to yell over the noise. All that happened was that Nicko missed the message but got distracted enough to mess up his solo. After the gig, he clocked the guy, which prompted a huge 1/2 hour long argument between him and Steve. After most of that was over, Bruce went in with his Walkman, and started stirring it up again. Steve spotted the Walkman and said "some cunt's recording this", whereupon Nicko went to jump on the Walkman and smash it. Fine, except Bruce had a bunch of ideas and lyrics on the other side of the cassette for Powerslave, so he intercepted and clocked Nicko one. Now you'll see this as a b-side to 2 Minutes To Midnight, with writing credits to "Harris/McBrain, and engineered by Bruce Dickinson." 83/09/05 - Concert at Kingswood Music Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Rod was in his hotel room the night before and heard on the radio that there was gonna be an Italian wine-tasting festival in the park, and that IRON MAIDEN fans had to go through the back door and miss out on the chance to use the fun fair beforehand (a ben- efit which is normally included in the ticket price). Fuming that their fans were being treated as 2nd class citizens (it turned out that Culture Club fans the day before had been allowed to go through the front despite the wine festival being on then, too) - Rod got his record company guy out of bed, and by 3am they had tracked down the promoter, who was told in no uncertain terms that if Maiden fans had to go through the back door, the band wouldn't play. Of course, the promoter hastily changed his tune quickly thereafter. 83/10/04 - Maiden plays at Baltimore, MD (15,000 sell-out). 83/10/08 - Maiden plays in Madison Square Garden, New York, NY (sells out 18,000 seats in less than a week). The T-shirt for this was pretty cool apparently, with a lobotomized Statue of Liberty on the front with the Trooper design looming in the background, and a lobotomized Madison Square Garden on the back, with the brain peeking out from the Gardens top. 83/10/15 - 83/10/16 - Maiden's first gigs in Florida, in Jacksonville and Lakeland. But they still sold out both of them! 83/12/18 - Maiden kills Eddie on stage at the Westfalenhalle, Dortmund ZDF Festival, Dortmund, Germany (with other metal greats Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, the Scorpions, Def Leppard, Quiet Riot, MSG, and Krokus). 83/12/29 - Steve marries his longtime girlfriend Lorraine (His first kid, Lauren, was born very shortly after their marriage (can we say "shotgun wedding?!" I think). He now has (at least) 3 girls altogether, that I know of). Summer '84 - Rehearsals for the World Slavery Tour in Hanover. 84/08/06 - 2 Minutes To Midnight b/w Rainbow's Gold (another good Nicko drum feature!) single is released. It got in the top ten on the UK charts. 84/08/09 - 84/08/19 - Behind The Iron Curtain/World Slavery Tour. 84/08/09 - First gig in Poland (World Slavery Tour), Torwar Sports Hall, Warsaw, Poland. No Western band had ever done a full show there before. At this gig there were 14,000 frantic fans inside, and another 5,000 locked out! The World Slavery Tour ended up going through 24 different countries in about 11 1/2 months. 84/08/16 - First gig in Austria (World Slavery Tour), Aichfeldhall Sportzentrum, Vienna, Austria. 84/08/17 - First gig in Hungary (World Slavery Tour), Budapest Sports Hall, Budapest, Hungary. This was a 38,000-strong festival - the biggest show Maiden had ever headlined alone (at the time). 84/09/03 - POWERSLAVE is released (yes, right after the tour had begun!). The Japanese release contained a poster and lyric sheet. They also played a concert in Madrid, Spain this day. 84/10/08 - 84/10/12 - Maiden's 4 sold out performances at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England (84/10/08, 84/10/09, 84/10/10, 84/10/12). (World Slavery Tour). Some of the LIVE AFTER DEATH album was recorded here (side 4 only). 84/10/22 - Aces High b/w King of Twilight single is released. It got to #20 in the UK charts. The Japanese release contained the songs "Aces High", "King Of Twilight", and "Rainbow's Gold", and included a lyric sheet. 84/11/24 - First gig in Nova Scotia (World Slavery Tour), Metro Center, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Dec '84 - Bruce Dickinson marries longtime girlfriend Jane. 85/01/11 - First gig in South America, Brazil (World Slavery Tour), Rock 'N' Rio, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. 85/01/17 - First of 7 shows at Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY (World Slavery Tour). These 7 shows sold out in about 2 hours, a record for Radio City Music Hall at the time. The last 2 of these (85/01/23, 85/01/24), as well as the concert the following day in Bethlehem, PA (85/01/25) were cancelled due to the post-Rio de Janeiro flu (some members of the band were sleeping 23 hours a day by this time)! 85/03/01 - Maiden plays Waco! (World Slavery Tour), Convention Center, Waco, TX. 85/03/14 - 85/3/17 - Maiden's 4 sold out performances at Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles, CA (85/03/14, 85/03/15, 85/03/16, 85/03/17). (World Slavery Tour). Most of the LIVE AFTER DEATH album and and ALL of the video were shot here. 85/03/31 - First gig in Hawaii (World Slavery Tour), NBC Arena, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. 85/04/02 - Dave Murray marries his girlfriend Tamar in Honolulu, Hawaii. 85/10/14 - LIVE AFTER DEATH is released, IRON MAIDEN's first (full-length, if you include the 1981 'MAIDEN JAPAN E.P., which happened because the Japanese wanted a live product) live album. The CD released cuts out what should be side 4 (thereby excluding about 25 minutes of music...some classics are missed here!). The double-LP had a nice gatefold format, and the cassette version was also a double. Sides 1, 2, and 3 were recorded here in Long Beach, CA. 85/12/19 - Secret concert at The Marquee Club, London, England. Most of IRON MAIDEN showed up and played under an assumed name (THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF HACKNEY), and played mainly cover versions, along with a few Maiden originals. Anybody know the significance of the band name HACKNEY, etc.?! 86/09/26 - SOMEWHERE IN TIME is released. 86/11/09 - Gig at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England - a charity concert for the prevention of cruelty to children. 87/03/22 - IRON MAIDEN are awarded platinum disks for the sales of the SOMEWHERE IN TIME album in Canada. 88/04/11 - SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON is released, the last album with Adrian Smith. 88/08/20 - First appearance of Maiden at Donington. Other bands on the ticket were GnR, Megadeth, David Lee Roth and Kiss. 88/09/13 - First ever gig in Greece, AEK Stadium, Athens, Greece :) 1989 - IRON MAIDEN takes their first official 'sabbatical'/vacation from the band, for about 1 full year. :(! Feb '90 - Mar '90 - IRON MAIDEN releases The First Ten Years set, which was pretty much a reissue (CD) of a single with b-sides, each with a small excerpt of Nicko talking at the end. If you were lucky enough, a special box was available to hold the full set of 10, complete with Eddie on the cover, and the special 'First Ten Years' logo. Nov '90 - THE FIRST TEN YEARS - THE VIDEOS is released. This video contains all the videos Maiden have done up to and including Holy Smoke. 90/10/09 - NO PRAYER FOR THE DYING is released. This is Janick Gers' debut album with IRON MAIDEN. 92/05/05 - The BE QUICK OR BE DEAD single is released 92/05/12 - FEAR OF THE DARK is released. 12 songs...almost 1 hour!...The band's longest album yet! The band apparently had a big handful of like 17 songs or so before they even went into the studio, and just kinda picked which ones they wanted, figuring 12 would be enough. No! We want more! :) 92/08/22 - IRON MAIDEN headlines the Monsters Of Rock Festival at Castle Donington, England for the 2nd time (first time was in 1988). Other bands on the bill were Slayer, etc. Concert gets recorded and is released as an album and a 120-minute video later on. 93/03/22 - A REAL LIVE ONE is released, IRON MAIDEN's first live album in about 7 1/2 years. Mar '93 - Official announcement that Bruce Dickinson will be leaving IRON MAIDEN after the current tour (which was ONLY in Europe)! :( 93/08/28 - Bruce Dickinson's last concert with IRON MAIDEN. Broadcast live Pay-Per-View worldwide, with master illusionist Simon Drake. Filmed at Pinewood Studios - Buck, UK (Raising Hell video). 93/10/18 - A REAL DEAD ONE is released, the last (live) album with Bruce Dickinson as singer. Oct '93 - The "Hallowed Be Thy Name" single is released, getting as far as #9 in the UK on the Billboard charts, before dropping down. Nov '93 - The "Live In Donington '92" video is released, also with a limited edition 3-LP format (only 5,000 copies issued), and 2-CD format. Jan '94 - The new singer is announced, he is Blaze Bayley, formerly of Wolfsbane. Maiden start recording their next album, at Steve Harris's studio which is in his home. Late '94 - The Fan Club announces that the new album will be a bit late and will come out in early 1995. In the meantime, Blaze has had an accident with his new Triumph bike which might delay things even more. June '95 - The album is just starting to be mixed by Steve Harris and Nigel Green (the producer). A few UK tour dates are announce but they are all in November. Meanwhile, an album title and release date have not been announced yet. Oct '95 - THE X FACTOR is released and the band start touring once again! ================================================= -->> 30 <<-- The Concert In Buffalo & The Lawsuit ================================================= This stemmed from a concert on August 15th, 1983 on the Piece Of Mind tour at Memorial Stadium in Buffalo, NY. A lawsuit stemmed from this concert where some girl was doing sensual dancing on stage. The original article reads like this: "Title: MODEL FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST ROCK GROUP." "A 22-year old Buffalo model who claims a member of the heavy-metal rock group IRON MAIDEN ripped off the top of her bathing suit when she appeared on stage at a recent concert filed a $350,000 lawsuit Wednesday against the band, its singer and its management firm. Attorney Arnold Lieberman, who filed the suit on behalf of model Suzzette Kolaga, said the incident occured during Iron Maiden's concert before about 7,000 fans in Memorial Auditorium on Aug. 15. He said legal papers will be served on the band when it appears in Rochester today [09/01/83] for a scheduled concert. The suit, filed in State Supreme Court, seeks $150,000 in general damages against the English band, singer Bruce Dickenson and the management firm, American Talent International of New York, plus $200,000 in punitive damages against Dickenson. Ms. Kolaga, a professional fashion model, won a local "Ms. Heavy Metal" contest, and because of that was invited onstage during the performance to crack a whip and dance around Dickenson. The suit alleges that Dickenson, without consent, warning or provocation, pushed and assualted her and tore the top of her bathing suit. Dickenson "willfully, wantonly and shamelessly" exposed her to the crowd attending the concert, the suit contends, thereby holding her up to "scorn, shame and extreme embarrassment" and seriously damaging her "personal and professional reputation." Ms. Kolaga wore a one-piece bathing suit with a plunging neck-line, thigh- high leather boots and leather gloves, with a chain and handcuffs dangling from a leather belt. Mr. Lieberman said she has asked not to talk to reporters because she is "still mildly hysterical" over the incident. Mr. Lieberman said she is only working part-time because she is still upset." (Note: the picture with this article shows her on stage...she looks like a total tramp... :) ). Also note it was the paper that spelled Bruce's last name "Dickenson", not me. :) Apparently the matter was eventually settled out of court. ======================================================================= -->> 31 <<-- Bruce's Final Concert - Raising Hell, 08/28/93 - Promo Ad ======================================================================= ---------------------- Side 1 --------------------------------------------- S T O P P R E S S ............... TO HELL AND BACK... ...WITH IRON MAIDEN AND SIMON DRAKE SPECIAL DRAW FOR I.M.F.C. MEMBERS On 28th August, Iron Maiden play their last gig with Bruce Dickinson at a secret venue just outside London. This is a special TV programme entitled "Raising Hell", which will be beamed out live by satellite worldwide. Co-starring with Iron Maiden is "Master of the Macabre" illusionist Simon Drake. The band will play a 90 minute set before an invited audience, the set being augmented by chilling illusions by Simon. 100 I.M.F.C. members, plus one guest each, have the opportunity to attend this historic gig as guests of the band. All winners will be picked up by coach at 6.30pm at Victoria Bus Station, London, taken to the show and returned to Victoria before 2 minutes to midnight. To enter the draw, send a postcard to: Maiden Hell c/o Sanctuary Music (Overseas) Limited The Colonnades 82 Bishops Bridge Road London W2 6BB Remember to include your name, address and membership number (we will check). All entries must be in by 10th August and the draw will take place that afternoon. The band will send the invitations and relevant information to the 100 winners. Each winner may bring one guest. ------------- Side 2 ------------------------------------------------------ IRON MAIDEN AND SIMON DRAKE RAISE HELL What happens when the Madness of Metal meets the insanity of illusion? "Raising Hell", the most macabre musical event of all time, will take place at a secret London venue on 28th August, when metal monsters Iron Maiden and horror illusionist Simon Drake will combine for a very unique 90-minute TV extravaganza. "Raising Hell" will be beamed live on satellite to pay-per-view cable in the USA and will also be broadcast on TV in most parts of the world. Full details of the worldwide broadcast schedule will be announced shortly, but will include England, Europe, Japan, Mexico and Brazil. The studio audience will consist of contest winners from various parts of the world, combined with members of the Iron Maiden Fan Club. The concert marks the last Maiden appearance of Bruce Dickinson, the band vocalist for the last eleven years. To allow Bruce to go out in style, Maiden have teamed up with master illusionist Simon Drake to put together the most vibrant and horrifying rock show ever staged. Appearing on specially designed staging reminiscent of a cross between Blade Runner and Dante's inferno, Maiden will pound out a set featuring classic cuts from their illustrious history, from "Number of the Beast", "The Trooper" and "Run to the Hills", through to current classics like "Fear of the Dark" and "Be Quick or Be Dead". Integrated into the live set will be horrifying illusions of Simon Drake. Renowned for his past work with the cult programme "Secret Cabaret", Simon is at the cutting edge of modern-day illusions and the dark magic arts. Very much in the vein of metal and horror, Simon combines the extremes of gruesome illusion with anarchic, highly individual magical skills. Besides appearing during the band's set, Simon also threatens to implicate the band in some of his most extreme concepts. He especially promises a fitting finale for Bruce-possibly with the aid of Eddie-at the end of the gig. If anyone survives the mayhem, the new Maiden line-up will tour next year. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ======================================== -->> 32 <<-- IRON MAIDEN Equipment Info ======================================== This list is from the Real Live One album with some stuff from earlier albums and other sources. As always, any corrections are more than welcome! Steve Harris - 4 Fender Precision bass guitars with mirrored scratchplates, bad ass 11 bridges and Seymour Duncan custom SPB1 pick-ups 4 Sony WRT 27 wireless transmitters 2 Raycom/Sony WRR 37 receivers Peter Cornish custom switching system Trace Elliot GP12X pre-amps 1 DBX 160 compressor 2 C-1 audio FR707 amplifiers 8 Custom Marshall 4x12" cabinets fitted with EVM 12L speakers 3 Korg WT-12 tuners Rotosound jazz bass flat wound strings Spares: Electronic preamps, Carver PM 1-5 and PM1200 power amps Dave Murray - 2 custom Jackson Stratocasters 2 custom Fender Stratocasters 1 Gibson Chet Atkins acoustic guitar 3 Marshall JCM 900 amplifiers 1 Mesa Boogie Mk IV 1 Gallien Krueger 2100 6 Marshall 4x12 cabinets with Celestion speakers 2 Marshall 4x12 cabinets with Electrovoice speakers TC electronic effects processor 1 pair of red fluffy dice Korg Chromatic Guitar Tuners WT-12 All guitars are fitted with Seymour Duncan, Jeff Beck or Di Marzio super distortion pickups and Floyd Rose tremolo systems. Ernie Ball strings (9, 11, 15, 24, 32, 36 gauge) Ernie Ball Tortoise shell medium picks Peter Cornish Custom Effects Board: Flanger, MXR Distortion, MXR Phase 90, Cry Baby Wah-Wah, ADT Chorus, Graphic EQ. Adrian Smith - Ibanez Destroyer Gibson Les Paul Gibson SG Lado 2003 Earth With Rocking Tremolo Lado 2001 Earth With Floyd Rose Tremolo Dean Baby ML Charvel With Floyd Rose Tremolo Hamer Scarab With Kahler Tremolo 50 watt Marshall heads with Celestion speakers in 4x12" bottom Dean Markley Strings (9, 10, 15, 24, 38, 44 gauge) Peter Cornish Relay Switching Control Unit Ibanez DDL DM 2000 Lexicorn PCM 60 Reverb Unit Furman Parametric Equalizer PQ-3 Boss CE-3 Stereo Chorus Boss DD-2 DDL Korg WT-12 Tuners Nicko McBrain - Sonor custom kit: 24" x 18" Bass drum with Ludwig Speed King foot pedal, 18" x 19" floor tom, 6.5" x 14" Bell Bronze custom snare, 6", 8", 12", 13", 14", 15" and 16" hanging toms, 9-ply beechwood custom shelves Paiste Signature series cymbals: 13" heavy bell, 16", 17", 19" and 20" power crash, 20" full crash, 22" crash, two 18" heavy china, 22" power ride, 1 pair 15" Sound Edge hi-hats Nicko McBrain Signature Series sticks by Shawstix Beyer Dynamic mics Janick Gers - 4 Fender Stratocasters with Seymour Duncan Hot Rails pickups 1 Gibson Chet Atkins acoustic guitar Ernie Ball heavy picks and customised strings (.10-.46 hybrids) Peter Cornish effects rack inc. Boss graphic equalizer Peter Cornish custom treble booster 1 Ibanez tube screamer 8 Marshall amps and 4x12 cabinets with Celestion speakers Gallien Krueger amps Korg tuners Microphones - Drums: Beyer dynamic Instruments: Beyer dynamic, Shure, AKG Vocals: Shure Beta 58 Monitors - 10 Turbosound bi-radial wedges 6 Turbosound TMS 3 boxes 4 Tasco/Community sidefill frames 2 Turbosound McBrain specials for drumfill 1 pair P.R.S. personal monitoring headphones 14 channels controlled by Soundcraft series-4 monitor board Klark Technic and Court equalizers Effects by Drawmer, DBX and Yamaha QSC and Carver amplifiers Power systems by MGM transformers and Claude-Lyons stabilisers PA system - 96 Turbosound TMS 3 boxes 24 Turbosound sub-lows, in some festivals (e.g. Donington) augmented with Turbosound "Flashlight" boxes All are powered by QSC and BSS amplifiers and controlled by a Soundcraft series-4 mixing desk. BSS crossovers and Klark Technik equalisers. Front of house effects by Aphex, Urie, AMS, Eventide, Audio Design, Yamaha, BSS and DBX compression ======================================================== -->> 33 <<-- Getting IRON MAIDEN music from music clubs ======================================================== BMG Music Club ============== 101419 (B) A Real Live One 263257 (B) Life After Death 101496 (A) Number Of The Beast 101497 (A) Piece Of Mind 101498 (A) Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son 125188 (A) A Real Dead One 105714 (B) Bruce Dickinson's Balls to Picasso Columbia House CD Club ====================== 457754 A Real Live One 450841 Fear Of The Dark 410555 Killers 410563 Live After Death 411835 No Prayer For The Dying 410571 The Number Of The Beast 334201 Piece Of Mind 333773 Powerslave 410522 Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son 353599 Somewhere In Time * I guess IRON MAIDEN (the debut album) isn't available from these clubs... :( But it's out there! ============================================ -->> 34 << IRON MAIDEN Music Transcriptions ============================================ * "Iron Maiden" (includes IRON MAIDEN, KILLERS, THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST, and PIECE OF MIND) - transcribed by Ray Donato. Has a picture of "The Trooper" on the front. Includes a biography for the band to that date. The transcriptions are ok. There is both standard notation and tab, but no solos. You might have to do some interpolating in spots. Hal Leonard # HL00693095, original ISBN # 0-89524-190-0 (originally published by Cherry Lane Music Company, Inc.), retail $19.95. (About $30 canadian in Canada.) * "Powerslave/Somewhere In Time" - Guitar Recorded version. Transcribed by Wolf Marshall. Has a picture of "Stranger In A Strange Land" on the cover. Very good and very accurate and also include solos. Couple of cool photos of the band too. Hal Leonard # HL00693096, ISBN 0-88188-777-3, retail $17.95 (or $19.95 I think). (Around $30 canadian in Canada.) * "Powerslave/Somewhere In Time" - Bass recorded version. Transcribed by Mike Duclos. This also has the bass parts during the guitar solos. Hal Leonard # HL00660130, ISBN 0-7935-3081-4, retail $17.95. (Around $30 canadian.) * "Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son" - Guitar recorded version, transcribed by Larry Giannechini. Hal Leonard # HL00693097, retail $16.95. * "Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son" - Melody Line, Lyrics, Chords. Hal Leonard # HL00356985, retail $9.95. * "No Prayer For The Dying" - transcribed by Jim Quinn. Hal Leonard # 00694761, ISBN #0-7935-0394-9, retail $18.95. * "Fear Of The Dark" - transcribed by Barnes Music Engraving. Hal Leonard # HL00694850, ISBN #0-7935-1845-8, retail $19.95. * "Powerslave" - includes cassette or CD pack. Hal Leonard # HL00674100 (Cassette pack), # HL00699340 (CD pack), retail $17.95 (Cassette pack), $19.95 (CD pack). * "Rock Score" - includes 5 songs: "Innocent Exile", "Killers", "Phantom Of The Opera", "Remember Tomorrow", and "Running Free". Hal Leonard # HL00660053, retail $16.95 (or is it $18.95?). This book does NOT have TAB notation (like it advertisements *say* it do!), and it is also kinda cheesy for lyrics...but supposedly the solos are pretty decently transcribed (if you can read the music, that is). But it includes both guitar parts, vocals, bass, and drums as well. Pretty detailed. * "A Real Live One" - transcribed by Danny Begelman, guitar editor Aaron Stang. includes all songs off of the album A REAL LIVE ONE. Published by CPP/Belwin Inc., 15800 N.W. 48th Avenue, Miami, FL 33014 (# P0994GTX - no ISBN). Retail $21.95 (#19.95 in the UK) * "The best of IRON MAIDEN" - really it's the singles. ISBN #0-7119-2577-1, cost around #12 (that's UK pounds). The song list is as follows: + Without solos (and with a pretty dodgy or just plain wrong transcription): Running Free, Sanctuary, Women in Uniform, Twilight Zone, Wrathchild, Run to the Hills, Purgatory, The Number of the Beast, Flight of Icarus, The Trooper. + With solos (but some are incomplete, e.g. the verse riffs for Infinite Dreams are left `as an exercise'): 2 Minutes to Midnight, Aces High, Wasted Years, Stranger in a Strange Land, Can I Play With Madness, The Evil that Men Do, The Clairvoyant, Infinite Dreams, Bring Your Daughter...to the Slaughter, Holy Smoke. Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation's address is 7777 West Bluemound Road, P.O. Box 13819, Milwaukee, WI 53213, USA. All books are in TAB form, with notes, except for the "Rock Score" book, which is notes only (no TAB)! This specific book also has some pretty incorrect lyrics unfortunately...Really screwed up! All other books are for the most part VERY accurate and complete, with the exception of the very first book, which includes the first 4 albums (damn!): this book only gives a moderately-okay transcription of main rhythms, but starts to get worse for bridges and complex riffs, and contains virtually nothing on solos. The "Powerslave/Somewhere In Time" book is probably the best (IMHO) - very accurate and readable, and done by Wolf Marshall. "The best of IRON MAIDEN" is good value for money as long as you're prepared to work quite hard correcting some of the transcriptions. These books are usually available at your local music store. For the USA and Canada, Cherry Lane Music/Music Dispatch has a pretty decent mail-order thing going on for these TAB books, along with all kinds of other stuff (other TAB books, videos, study books, etc.). The information for getting in contact with Music Dispatch is: Mail Box Music/Music Dispatch 960 East Eleventh Street P.O. Box 227 Winona, MN 55987 1-(800)-637-2852 * NOTE: In their latest catalog, Music Dispatch also lists that they DO have the IRON MAIDEN biography ("Running Free") in stock, for only $9.95. As mentioned later in this FAQ, this is a GREAT book and a GREAT source of information (especially for this FAQ), and I HIGHLY recommend it (espec- ially at only $9.95, plus shipping)! The order number for this book is: 02578013. This is the 1st edition of the book, not the 2nd edition (it is out of print). This is still very good... The 2nd edition just contains about 15 extra pages, photos and such from the World Slavery Tour, and the cover of the book is the same as the cover of the SOMEWHERE IN TIME album. Iron Maiden songs transcribed in magazines ========================================== Guitar For The Practicing Musician: Song Issue ------------------------------------ Aces High Nov 1985 Can I Play With Madness Jan 1989 Run To The Hills Dec 1986 The Trooper Jan 1985 Wasted Years Jun 1987 Guitar School: Song Issue ------------------------------------ The Number of The Beast Nov 1992 (vol. 4 num. 6) ================================================== -->> 35 <<-- Books somehow related to IRON MAIDEN ================================================== * "The Adventures Of Lord Iffy Boatrace", by Bruce Dickinson. Published by Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd, 18-21 Cavaye Place, LONDON SW10 9PG, UK. Price is #6.99. It is about a rich transvestite and his strange adventures. It is very British style humour. * "The Missionary Position, The Further Adventures of Lord Iffy Boatrace" by Bruce Dickinson. Published by Sidgwick & Jackson, 18-21 Cavaye Place, LONDON SW10 9PG, UK. Price is #8.99. This is the sequel. * "Iron Maiden - Running Free: The Official Story Of IRON MAIDEN." by Garry Bushell and Ross Halfin, 1984, 1985. Published by Zomba Books. Zomba House, 165 - 167 Willesden High Road, London, NW10 2SG, UK. (This is a GREAT book...and a great source of information for this FAQ!) (See Section 27 on Music Transcriptions for info on how to get this book (in North America only I assume) from "Music Dispatch". There is also a second edition but it's currently out of print). * "Iron Maiden: A Photographic History ("WHAT Are We Doing This For?") by Ross Halfin. Zomba Books, 1988. Zomba House, 165 - 167 High Road, London, England, NW10 2SG. 128 pages all full color pictures from the beginning of IRON MAIDEN to the SOMEWHERE IN TIME era, and a little bit of history. ================================== -->> 36 <<-- General Bootleg Info ================================== IRON MAIDEN bootlegs are readily available...you just gotta look. Many people on this very net have a literal abundance of concerts on tape, CD, or even video. Another place is to check local record dealers, especially the 'college-type' ones, ones with imports, etc. Then go to specific bootleg dealers, like Goldmine, etc. Via internet there are a few things you might want to check out. The first is a Bootleg Music server, which will tell you all kinds of information, from 'what is a bootleg' and other bootleg FAQs, to what the music server has available, and will even allow you to add yours to the list. E-mail: Sid's Music Server <mwilkenf@silver.ucs.indiana.edu> Using keywords like 'send BOOTLIST', 'send BOOTHELP', etc. This should get you started in this direction. A 2nd source for more info on boots is a big compiled list of boot dealers, and names and addresses and numbers of where to get catalogs, etc. This file (about 18K) is also available via ftp from ftp.uwp.edu (I can't remember offhand exactly which directory). E-mail: Ethan Evan Prater <prater@minerva.cis.yale.edu> =================================== -->> 37 <<-- IRON MAIDEN ftp sites =================================== If you have a WWW browser, you can access the OFFICIAL Iron Maiden web site which is: http://www.ironmaiden.co.uk/maiden You can email the fan club and the band at: maiden@pncl.co.uk This FAQ can be accessed with the following URL http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/music/ /iron-maiden-faq/top.html America Online maintains an ftp site for music-related items. This is a mirror of the University of Wisconsin Parkside archive (ftp.uwp.edu). The UWP archive is no more because it was "contacted" (read: threatened) by the bastard "representatives of the music industry". Thankfully, AOL still has the mirror available for general access (thanks AOL!): ftp://mirrors.aol.com/pub/music/artists/i/iron.maiden/ You will also find a wealth of info under /pub/music. The following ftp site has more than 40 Maiden song transcriptions: ftp://ftp.uu.net/doc/music/guitar/i/iron_maiden/ If you are new to Iron Maiden, Alan Stratton <stratton@cs.tufts.edu> has written an excellent introduction: http://www.cs.tufts.edu/~stratton/maiden/maiden.html Brad Buikema <babuike@rt66.com> also has a good set of pages at: http://www.rt66.com/babuike/maiden/maiden.html The latest version of this FAQ is available via anonymous FTP from ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/music/iron-maiden-faq/ ftp://ftp.uwp.edu/pub/music/faqs/iron-maiden-faq/ In Europe, try the extremely fast ftp://sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk/pub/usenet/news.answers/news.answers/music/ /iron-maiden-faq ===================== -->> 38 <<-- Credits ===================== We are eternally grateful :) to Steve Payne <Sirpapa@aol.com> for taking the initiative of starting the FAQ and putting the first version together. He did all of the initial work and it wouldn't have been done without him! I and Steve would like to thank the following people for all the help, text and other stuff we have gotten over the past few months and without whom the FAQ wouldn't exist! Steven Garcia steveg@engin.umich.edu Vartan Narinian vsn@pobox.com Philip Wang pw15@cunixa.cc.columbia.edu Tapio Keihanen dio@cs.tut.fi The Stangmeister stang@acca.nmsu.edu Tor Iver Wilhelmsen toriver@pvv.unit.no Roger Sabanegh cvads025@vmsb.is.csupomona.edu Brian Lance ap920@ctc.cummins.com Drifter schandr@eos.ncsu.edu Death (Johnny Tullner) jbt7s@watt.seas.virginia.edu Suaron TJK115@psuvm.psu.edu Ric Wilson rwilson@boi.hp.com Walker Aumann walkera@gg.caltech.edu Jon Moury jmoury@wam.umd.edu Marcus Hand M.N.Hand@newcastle.ac.uk Timo Haanpaa tijuha@freenet.hut.fi Rob Prikanowski rpr@oce.nl Slayer (Steve & Keith) schadsey@slate.Mines.Colorado.EDU Shoko Hamada hamada@meis.sony.co.jp Lee Davey davey@amisk.cs.ualberta.ca Luc Jalbert ljalbert@gel.ulaval.ca Carsten INCHO@ibm.rz.tu-clausthal.de Alex Gitlin agitlin@splinter.coe.neu.edu Francisco towwang@engin.umich.edu Chris Oates aspect@cats.ucsc.edu Trond J. Strom t.j.strom@ub.uio.no Mark Wooding strylght@dcs.warwick.ac.uk Jan Gustafsson jgustafsson@finabo.abo.fi Aaron Cooper abcoo1@nellads.cc.monash.edu.au Martin Jarvis mjr2@decb.aber.ac.uk Jim Cook cook0038@gold.tc.umn.edu Andrew Godley godley@tartarus.uwa.edu.au Dmitry Zagorodnov fsdvz@aurora.alaska.edu Olaf Greve O.J.Greve@cs.utwente.nl "Hell Guapo" valis@kaiwan.com (Anyone else?) Thanks VERY much everybody!!! This FAQ couldn't have been written without you, and you know who you are! Keep up the good work...and, oh yeah... UP THE IRONS! ============================================================================= (end of FAQ, part 2)