Often imitated - but never matched, Britain's greatest heavy metal group Iron Maiden are arguably the best rock outfit in the world. With over 25 years in the business, and a string of number one albums and singles under their belts, they are truly the stuff of legend. On 'Iron Maiden: The Legacy of the Beast' we go behind the music to discover what it took for this unlikely group of headbangers to remainKings of the Metal Scene for over two decades (and counting!). Packed with interviews, this documentary tells the story of how it allhappened. The complete and unauthorised biography of Iron Maiden. Over 60 minutes of in-depth interviews with past and present band members including Paul Di' Anno and Dennis Stratton. Rare band footage interspersed throughout the programme. Fascinating research reveals a side of Iron Maiden never seen before.
Bruce Dickinson, as always keeps it real and tells it like it is! This raw interview with the members of Iron Maiden proves the Band loves their fans and will keep on rocking! Originally Formed in London, England, in 1976, Iron Maiden was from the start the brainchild of Bass player Steve Harris. The Band was named after a medieval torture device, the music was suitably heavy and hard on the senses. There were several line-up changes in the Iron Maiden ranks in the very early days, and come the release of their debut EP, the band featured Bassist: Steve Harris, Guitarist: Dave Murray, Vocalist: Paul Di'Anno and Doug Sampson on the Drums. The release of "Number Of The Beast" was crucial the development of the band. It was also the debut of new vocalist Bruce Dickinson replacing Paul Di'Anno Bruce Dickinson made his live debut with Maiden on 15 November 1981. Without this change and Album release, Iron Maiden might never have gone on to be such a force in the Keaw metal arena. The album was a spectacular success, the sound of a band on the crest of a wave.
Iron Maiden's 1982 breakthrough, The Number of the Beast - its first with leather-lunged vocalist Bruce Dickinson - remains a heavy-metal watershed, and this Classic Albums program reunites the major players (including producer Martin Birch) for the undoubted pleasure of longtime Maiden fans. The interviews with band members and rock journalists in the 50-minute program touch on Maiden's early career, then delve into the creation of songs that have become hard-rock classics: the title song came about from a nightmare that bassist-songwriter Steve Harris couldn't shake, "The Prisoner" was inspired by the Patrick McGoohan television series, and the hit "Run to the Hills" made the sort of political statement (about white men's savage treatment of native peoples) that then-Capitol Records exec Don Zimmermann notes most American fans couldn't have cared less about while head-banging.
Special Multimedia Section:Special enhanced CD tor-use on your PC or macintosh featuring full length videos, band and tour history, biographies, exclusive photo galleries, internet web links and much more. 1. Iron Maiden 2. Phantom Of The OPERA