“Iron Maiden” is a song by Iron Maiden on their debut album Iron Maiden. It was written by Steve Harris and had been featured before on The Soundhouse Tapes. The original recording featured Dennis Stratton and Dave Murray on guitars. The song is now well known as the band’s signature song to the general public and is usually played as one of the last songs of any given show. During live performance, the song is characterized by a live giant like version of Eddie, the band’s mascot, featured according to the tour’s theme. The song has been a concert staple since the day it was released.

A live video was the 16th video played during the launch of MTV, making it the first heavy metal video ever played on MTV (although this is somewhat debatable, as 2 videos before that, April Wine’s Just Between You And Me was played, that band has also been listed as by some sources such as allmusic).

The song was covered in 2008 by Trivium on the tribute CD Maiden Heaven: A Tribute to Iron Maiden released by Kerrang! magazine.

Edited by Derithos on 6 Apr 2009, 10:26

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