It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Iron Maiden

Known for such powerful hits as "Two Minutes to Midnight" and "The Trooper," Iron Maiden are one of heavy metal's most influential bands. They're also one of metal's most enduring and distinctive acts, thanks to their melodic guitars, ambitious songwriting, powerhouse vocalist Bruce Dickinson, and iconic mascot Eddie. One of the first groups to be classified as "British metal," Iron Maiden helped set the rock scene for the '80s and inspired generations of subsequent bands, including Metallica, Dream Theater, Slipknot, In Flames, and Avenged Sevenfold. Despite a lack of radio airplay or mainstream media support, early allegations of Satanism, and a revolving lineup, they have remained consistently popular throughout their career.

Iron Maiden were formed in 1975 in Leyton, East London by bassist Steve Harris, formerly of the band Smiler. The group's lineup was volatile during its early years, but eventually settled on drummer Doug Sampson, guitarist Dave Murray, and vocalist Paul Di'Anno in 1978. Late that year, this incarnation of the band recorded a four-song demo and circulated it to club owners and others involved in the London scene, including the group's soon-to-be manager Ron Smallwood. The demo's popularity led Iron Maiden to self-release it as 1979's The Soundhouse Tapes EP, which soon sold out its 5,000-copy run. After scoring a deal with EMI, the band enlisted a second guitarist, Dennis Stratton. Late in 1979, Sampson departed due to health issues and former Samson drummer Clive Burr took his place behind the kit. The band's self-titled debut arrived in 1980; though it was recorded in a hurry, it was nonetheless a U.K. hit due to the single "Running Free." Its 1981 follow-up, Killers, had a harder approach thanks in part to producer Martin Birch -- with whom the group worked until his 1992 retirement -- and also saw the replacement of Stratton with Murray's childhood friend Adrian Smith.

Due to substance abuse issues, Di'Anno was dismissed from Iron Maiden after the Killer World Tour in 1981. His replacement was Bruce Dickinson, another former Samson member who joined that September and made his recorded debut with the band on 1982's groundbreaking The Number of the Beast. Boasting songs such as the title track and "Hallowed Be Thy Name," it became known as one of the all-time great rock albums. Though it was the band's first chart-topping album in the U.K. and was a Top Ten seller in several other countries, Christian activists and conservative politicians in America claimed the band was Satanic (which Iron Maiden denied). Nevertheless, The Number of the Beast's success made Iron Maiden international superstars, and despite the replacement of Burr with former Trust drummer Nicko McBrain, they changed very little of their style on 1983's Piece of Mind. The band undertook two major tours before recording 1984's Powerslave, which would go on to be another cult hit and featured the 13-minute epic "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," which was inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem. The product of Powerslave's 11-month tour was 1985's Live After Death, a double live album featuring their biggest hit singles.

Now established as a powerful and unique metal band, Iron Maiden experimented on their long-awaited 1986 album, Somewhere in Time, incorporating synthesized bass and guitar and futuristic themes. They continued to expand their sound and subject matter with 1988's Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. Another concept album featuring the singles "The Evil That Men Do" and "The Clairvoyant" as well as the band's first use of keyboards, it was Maiden's most critically acclaimed album since The Number of the Beast. After that album's release, Smith and Dickinson worked on their own projects: Smith's album with his band ASAP arrived in 1989, while Dickinson's solo album Tattooed Millionaire appeared the following year.

When Iron Maiden reconvened to work on a new album, Smith left over creative differences; ex-Gillan guitarist Janick Gers, who played on Tattooed Millionaire, joined the fold for 1990's No Prayer for the Dying. A return to the band's stripped-down sound of the early '80s, it gave Iron Maiden their first number one U.K. single with "Bring Your Daughter...to the Slaughter." At the end of the band's 1991 tour, Dickinson expressed his desire to leave and work on his own music. However, he recorded another album, 1992's Fear of the Dark, and toured with the band, ultimately leaving in 1993. That year, two live albums were released: A Real Live One, which focused on their newer hit singles, and A Real Dead One, which featured Maiden's classic songs.

Iron Maiden took some time off after Dickinson's departure, returning with 1995's The X Factor, which featured new singer and ex-Wolfsbane member Blaze Bayley. While the record didn't perform as well commercially as some of its predecessors, it was still a success in England. Its follow-up, 1998's Virtual XI, was one of the band's lowest-selling albums; in addition, Bayley was having issues with his voice, and he left Iron Maiden early in 1999. Soon after, Dickinson and Smith returned to the group, who released the ambitious, Kevin Shirley-produced Brave New World the following year.

Iron Maiden remained reinvigorated throughout the 2000s, touring and recording almost as consistently as they did in the '80s. They reunited with Shirley for 2003's critically acclaimed Dance of Death, which was inspired by battles ranging from the conquering of a 13th century Cathar stronghold ("Montségur") to a notable World War I campaign ("Paschendale"). The Rainmaker EP, as well as the live DVDs History of Iron Maiden, Pt. 1: The Early Days and Raising Hell, followed in 2004. Sanctuary put out the two-disc The Essential Iron Maiden in 2005 to coincide with their gig co-headlining an Ozzfest tour with Black Sabbath, which the band left due to a series of confrontations with Ozzy's wife/manager, Sharon Osbourne. Another live set, Death on the Road, appeared in September of 2005, shortly before Iron Maiden returned to the studio to work on their 14th album. The results were 2006's A Matter of Life and Death, the band's first album to enter the Top Ten of the Billboard 200. Three years later, Iron Maiden released the soundtrack for the film Flight 666, a documentary/concert film recorded in 16 different cities during Maiden's first leg of their 2008 Somewhere Back in Time World Tour, which saw the band traveling in a customized Boeing 747 (called Ed Force One) flown by Dickinson, who is also a licensed pilot.

Iron Maiden worked with Shirley once again on 2010's The Final Frontier, which reached the top of the charts in 28 countries and earned the band a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for the single "El Dorado." It was followed in 2012 by En Vivo!, a live video/album filmed at Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile in April 2011. In 2013, the band began work on its 16th studio album, with plans to release it in 2015. Though the album was completed, the discovery of a cancerous tumor on Dickinson's tongue in late 2014 and his subsequent treatment delayed its release. ~ Barry Weber & Heather Phares, Rovi
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg

x

Track List: El Dorado (Radio Single)

Comments

Report as inappropriate
Bruce Dickinson cancer free. New album next year.
Report as inappropriate
call me windy
Report as inappropriate
Hotmouthwind quit muddling and mucking
Report as inappropriate
my dad cleans our car. for me and my mom.
Report as inappropriate
Waxing car,Jamming
Report as inappropriate
What was that movie ? Oh yeah : lords of dog town
Report as inappropriate
\^^| Where's my board ? ⚡️❤️⚡️
Report as inappropriate
up the irons
Report as inappropriate
Revelations (live) .. Bad a**.. Classic Maiden. UP THE IRONS! !Rock On Everyone
Report as inappropriate
we dont want comedy club on rock and metal stations. including iori maiden.
Report as inappropriate
someone delete all the comedy club on the megadeth station. please.
Report as inappropriate
nicko252008
Blood Brothers!!
Report as inappropriate
Flash Of the Blade, , Killer Maiden, , Up The Irons! !Rock On Everyone
Report as inappropriate
TROTAM !
Report as inappropriate
Rime of the ancient mariner
Report as inappropriate
stranger in a strangeland
Report as inappropriate
the prisoner, sounds like maynard from tool
Report as inappropriate
the evil that men do
Report as inappropriate
up the irons
Report as inappropriate
mrtj97
Maiden forever!
Report as inappropriate
brave new world
Report as inappropriate
Adrian Smith is cool too
Report as inappropriate
Dave Murray is cool
Report as inappropriate
Seriously pandora! you don't even f**king mention Dave Murray. WTF?
Find someone who knows what the f**k they are talking about.
Report as inappropriate
the prophecy is unnoticed.
Report as inappropriate
The Clairvoyant, quite underrated
Report as inappropriate
Invaders, , Up The Irons! !Rock On Everyone
Report as inappropriate
some people say so. rip nicko mcbrain
Report as inappropriate
alabastervil l i s 0
is it wrong that i like clive better as their drummer?
Report as inappropriate
2:48 am In Whittier April and maiden is cranking
Metal maniac
Report as inappropriate
Phantom rips
Report as inappropriate
Alex Webster is the best bass player ever.
Report as inappropriate
Rip Clive burr
Report as inappropriate
Paul dianno version better
Report as inappropriate
Killers is my number 1 metal music record.
Report as inappropriate
The Number of The Beast. .F**kin-A . Nice way 2 start out a Friday morning. ROCK ON EVERYONE
Report as inappropriate
sure, don;t forget battleaxe and tokyo blade
Report as inappropriate
nicko252008
Can I play with madness?
Report as inappropriate
We need Samurai from the nwobhm
Report as inappropriate
2 Minutes til Midnight now that's the way 2 start out a Wed morning. UP THE IRONS! !Rock On Everyone
Report as inappropriate
Who's the girl running for president along with clinton ?
Report as inappropriate
Run To The Hills, , Classic Maiden. UP THE IRONS! Rock On Everyone
Report as inappropriate
Sun and Steel, Up The Irons! !Rock On Everyone
Report as inappropriate
The Trooper F**kin-A wat a killer tune. Johnheater75 I know u play this one on the guitar. One of my favorite Maiden songs. Luv the solo. UP THE IRONS! Rock On Everyone
Report as inappropriate
for lots of pics
Report as inappropriate
haohmaru of wind on youtube
Report as inappropriate
And judas priest too
Report as inappropriate
Iron maiden should be in the rock n roll hall of fame
Report as inappropriate
HERE LIES

EDWARD T. HEAD

R.I.P
Report as inappropriate
I think pandora dislikes fear of the dark
Show more

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[113, 107, 70, 69, 126, 84, 115, 122, 80, 72, 121, 110, 113, 99, 111, 91, 81, 83, 78, 95, 78, 77, 77, 119, 72, 123, 114, 79, 68, 98, 89, 75, 70, 107, 91, 65, 81, 93, 70, 97, 82, 67, 125, 67, 96, 100, 71, 81, 78, 81, 77, 85, 70, 95, 76, 115, 113, 69, 106, 70, 96, 94, 100, 66, 75, 100, 105, 105, 120, 110, 101, 77, 81, 74, 120, 97, 124, 81, 84, 71, 89, 71, 100, 78, 70, 96, 89, 89, 64, 83, 69, 88, 98, 84, 79, 84, 78, 107, 80, 88, 116, 118, 103, 76, 104, 70, 66, 86, 88, 113, 85, 69, 126, 75, 125, 96, 104, 80, 86, 87, 121, 106, 109, 121, 119, 114, 109, 107, 92, 93, 76, 100, 121, 126, 125, 126, 81, 121, 103, 98, 82, 68, 70, 126, 94, 118, 85, 114, 78, 95, 118, 124, 98, 87, 69, 66, 107, 101, 67, 65, 94, 76, 81, 114, 115, 82, 70, 84, 87, 74, 99, 65, 123, 102, 103, 85, 89, 101, 68, 90, 91, 125, 122, 69, 68, 114, 104, 71, 64, 81, 86, 109, 126, 81, 113, 108, 107, 76, 105, 113, 76, 118, 96, 101, 66, 95, 112, 71, 101, 88, 117, 64, 105, 95, 74, 78, 114, 68, 70, 70, 94, 120, 110, 107, 70, 77, 127, 79, 115, 85, 84, 124, 78, 126, 70, 80, 89, 113, 83, 79, 87, 99, 86, 96, 85, 80, 74, 82, 127, 71, 94, 113, 71, 124, 66, 104, 79, 72, 65, 111, 116, 72, 71, 74, 73, 121, 82, 99, 87, 77, 112, 108, 89, 68, 115, 81, 126, 101, 127, 71, 116, 79, 71, 76, 100, 78, 91, 66, 90, 70, 87, 73, 71, 76, 126, 122, 86, 100, 123, 79, 87, 74, 90, 97, 93, 124, 82, 110, 86, 71, 107, 67, 119, 71, 103, 115, 76, 120, 92, 87, 68, 117, 112, 69, 109, 77, 112, 110, 78, 82, 92, 119, 91, 69, 66, 83, 108, 88, 110, 123, 113, 103, 74, 78, 120, 98, 118, 106, 112, 85, 70, 126, 104, 79, 123, 80, 84, 115, 102, 118, 120, 91, 118, 117, 93, 127, 127, 109, 69, 126, 125, 120, 93, 125, 122, 112, 72, 80, 99, 84, 126, 97, 93, 82, 75, 94, 98, 102, 117, 113, 98, 81, 111, 113, 109, 80, 114, 101, 122, 88, 74, 99, 83, 107, 126, 111, 67, 108, 121, 115, 81, 125, 101, 126, 75, 106, 70, 109, 66, 110, 70, 86, 108, 102, 105, 111, 96, 87, 83, 85, 108, 120, 126, 73, 74, 84, 113, 79, 80, 65, 104, 87, 119, 66, 83, 73, 100, 92, 118, 90, 108, 67, 71, 114, 104, 84, 102, 75, 126, 109, 124, 83, 80, 68, 93, 102, 78, 94, 109, 122, 71, 79, 76, 98, 77, 77, 83, 105, 102, 116, 100, 92, 96, 92, 85, 127, 75, 115, 80, 70, 116, 117, 112, 117, 95, 94, 116, 82, 109, 117, 122, 75, 77, 126, 121, 83, 102, 121, 104, 108, 93, 120]