Black Sabbath may have invented heavy metal but Iron Maiden helped define it for decades. Over 16 studio albums, 12 live albums, and seven compilation albums, the British metal gods have delivered scorching metal riffs and an ongoing list of metal classics.
That half a century of shredding includes numerous tales of hard partying, epic concerts and general mayhem. There was the time when a teenaged Bruce Dickinson relieved himself in the headmaster of his school's dinner. Or when drummer Nicko McBrain had a drum-off against a puppet. With such a sprawling career, there are almost certainly a few things you didn't know about the members of Iron Maiden.
Iron Maiden Held A Concert In Sarajevo At The Height Of The Bosnian War
The Band Once Stopped To Play An Impromptu Gig At A Wedding In Poland
Eddie The Head Is Based On A Photo Of A Dead Soldier’s Head Displayed On A Tank
Bruce Dickinson Was Expelled From A Prestigious Boarding School For Urinating In The Headmaster’s Dinner
While Recording 'Number Of The Beast,' Iron Maiden's Producer Got Into A Car Wreck, And The Repair Bill Was £666
Nicko McBrain Got Into A Drum Battle With A Puppet