This Day In Music’s Guide to Iron Maiden


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No.1 best seller on Amazon Heavy Metal Music chart!

With 100 Million album sales under their belt, Iron Maiden are undoubtedly the kings of heavy metal. The record-breaking Grammy winners, in their fifth decade as a group, are rightly adored worldwide.

This book draws on over 70 exclusive interviews with key characters in that incredible history, all telling their stories first-hand. Interviewees include legendary singers Blaze Bayley, Paul Di’Anno and Dennis Willcock plus thirteen other ex-members of Iron Maiden.

Add to this countless household names from associated bands (Gypsy’s Kiss, Urchin, Rainbow, Deep Purple, Praying Mantis), Killer Krew heroes, recording engineers, PR officers, fan club legends and even a one-time walking Eddie, and you have something special in your hands.

Forget the myths and the wikis, the publicity stunts and the white lies: read about how it really happened in the company of the people who were actually there.

Forewords by the reclusive first ever Maiden singer Paul Mario Day and Maiden mega-fan Michael Kiske of Helloween.

This is Maiden’s story how it has never been told before. Up the Irons!

About the Author

Music journalist Joe Shooman has written for some of the most famous magazines and newspapers worldwide over the last 15 years including Metal Hammer Special Editions, Bass Guitar Magazine, Record Collector, Mixmag, Daily Star and The Fly, where he was also live reviews editor. He has written eight books on music and culture. All of them have been published worldwide and include the best-selling biography of Bruce Dickinson, Maiden Voyage, plus books on Blink-182, Kasabian, Trivium, All Time Low and even MySpace (remember that?) Over the years he has worked in many different jobs within the music industry, from sound engineer to press officer, performer, manager and radio DJ. Shooman lives and works in the UK and also has a vibrant background as an award-winning travel journalist.



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Weight 0.561 kg
Dimensions 22.9 × 15.2 × 1.5 cm


The author, Joe Shooman, who incidentally previously wrote the unofficial Bruce Dickinson biography 'Maiden Voyage', has done a ton of research and interviewed dozens of people connected with Maiden to come up with something genuinely new for the fans. This is trivia central. In short, even the most diehard of fans will learn something from this book and as such I think it's essential reading for the hardcore 'First To The Barrier' gang and fans of rock trivia everywhere. Very highly recommended!
-Metal Talk
I bought this for my friend who is a huge Iron Maiden fan - it's literally the A-Z of everything you would want/need to know! They are thrilled.
-Amazon Review
A great read for any iron maiden fan.
-Amazon Review