History Trivia / IronMaiden

31st Jul '16 8:16:34 AM AMNK
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** Song-wise, Steve Harris hates "Flight of Icarus", which is why it doesn't appear in most of the band's setlists.
17th May '16 5:08:46 PM SwimToTheMoon
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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny/EnforcedMethodActing: Both Janick and Steve revealed that for ''The Book of Souls'', rather than spending weeks in the studio writing stuff and laying it all down, then recording it in two weeks as done in the past, the majority of the work was done in-studio- most of the songs were written, rehearsed a few times and then recorded while they were still fresh, to provide a sense of immediacy and spontaniety, as well as a "live" feel.

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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny/EnforcedMethodActing: HarpoDoesSomethingFunny / EnforcedMethodActing: Both Janick and Steve revealed that for ''The Book of Souls'', rather than spending weeks in the studio writing stuff and laying it all down, then recording it in two weeks as done in the past, the majority of the work was done in-studio- most of the songs were written, rehearsed a few times and then recorded while they were still fresh, to provide a sense of immediacy and spontaniety, as well as a "live" feel.
17th May '16 5:07:59 PM SwimToTheMoon
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* EnforcedMethodActing: Both Janick and Steve revealed that for ''The Book of Souls'', rather than spending weeks in the studio writing stuff and laying it all down, then recording it in two weeks as done in the past, the majority of the work was done in-studio- most of the songs were written, rehearsed a few times and then recorded while they were still fresh, to provide a sense of immediacy and spontaniety, as well as a "live" feel.



* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny/EnforcedMethodActing: Both Janick and Steve revealed that for ''The Book of Souls'', rather than spending weeks in the studio writing stuff and laying it all down, then recording it in two weeks as done in the past, the majority of the work was done in-studio- most of the songs were written, rehearsed a few times and then recorded while they were still fresh, to provide a sense of immediacy and spontaniety, as well as a "live" feel.



** Janick Gers went on record to admit that the band perhaps shouldn't have tried pushing Blaze Bayley beyond his natural register, as they did during the Virtual XI World Tour, and that the band should've taken some responsibility rather than just fire him
15th May '16 10:25:20 AM igordebraga
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* ThrowItIn: "Mission from 'Arry", from the ''2 Minutes to Midnight'' single, is a recording of an argument between bassist Steve Harris and drummer Nicko McBrain, which took place after a show.

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* ThrowItIn: "Mission from 'Arry", from the ''2 Minutes to Midnight'' single, is a recording of an argument between bassist Steve Harris and drummer Nicko McBrain, [=McBrain=], which took place after a show.
11th Apr '16 2:33:00 PM Berrenta
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* TheMerch: They're known for their pretty damn awesome merchandise, which ranges from simple shirts and posters, to pens and binders, to tankards and various pieces of metalwork, to ''their own beer''. There are even some Eddie the Head action figures!



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19th Jan '16 3:12:36 PM TheDoctor1996
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11th Oct '15 6:56:15 PM AM_NK
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* ApprovalOfGod[=/=]MemeAcknowledgment: [[Creator/MidwayGames Ed]] [[Creator/NetherrealmStudios Boon]], creator of Franchise/MortalKombat, [[https://twitter.com/noobde/status/632229642473091074 acknowledged]] the nod to his series in the video for "Speed of Light".


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** "'Arry" for Steve Harris, first said to him by Nicko, then adopted by the fanbase.
11th Oct '15 6:23:41 PM AM_NK
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** The band wanted to include UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill's "We Shall Fight On The Beaches" speech as an introduction to "Aces High", from ''Powerslave''. It didn't made the cut for the album, though the intro is played every time the band opens a gig with the song.



** Before ''Ed Hunter'', there would have been another Maiden game, but it entered into DevelopmentHell and was eventually cancelled.



** Before ''Ed Hunter'', there would have been another Maiden game, but it entered into DevelopmentHell and was eventually cancelled.

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** Before ''Ed Hunter'', there would have been another Maiden game, "Journeyman" was going to appear in electric format in ''Dance of Death'', but it entered into DevelopmentHell and was the band eventually cancelled.released the acoustic version in the album, while this electric version appeared in the ''No More Lies'' EP.


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** "Can I Play with Madness" started as a ballad called "On the Wings of Eagles"
9th Oct '15 7:36:27 PM AM_NK
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* ThrowItIn: "Mission from 'Arry", from the ''2 Minutes to Midnight'' single, is a recording of an argument between bassist Steve Harris and drummer Nicko McBrain, which took place after a show.


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** "Wasted Years" had the original name of "Golden Years".
9th Oct '15 6:47:54 PM AM_NK
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** The song "Burning Ambition", from the ''Running Free'' single, dates from Gypsy's Kiss, Steve's former band.


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** "Twilight Zone" was originally intended to be the B-side of Wrathchild, but the band felt it was so strong that it deserved to be the A-side instead.
** "Purgatory" is a faster re-arrangement of one of the band's earlier songs, entitled "Floating".
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