Iron Maiden

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Download festival review – monster metal weekend roars back to full volume
At capacity again after two years of Covid, jubilant crowds greet showstopping turns from full-glam Kiss to musically flashy Iron Maiden and the fury of Bleed from Within

Matt Mills

13, Jun, 2022 @1:19 PM

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Iron Maiden’s 30 greatest songs – ranked!
As The Number of the Beast turns 40 – and is set to crash back into the charts – we appraise the best of the band who brought epic, bloody storytelling to heavy metal

Alexis Petridis

25, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Iron Maiden: Senjutsu review – an ambitious, eccentric masterpiece
Maiden’s creative renaissance continues in style with this playfully bombastic metal epic

Harry Sword

03, Sep, 2021 @7:30 AM

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‘I’ve missed the crowdsurfers’: readers on the gigs they can’t wait to see
As Blossoms restart live music this weekend with a pilot event in Liverpool, readers tell us the bands they’ve been missing, from hardcore punk to jazz

Guardian readers

01, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Run to the gills: how Iron Maiden's Adrian Smith got hooked on fishing
The metal band’s resident angler sleeps on riverbanks and has nearly missed gigs thanks to his hobby – but it also saved him from depression and debauchery

Dave Simpson

03, Sep, 2020 @1:27 PM

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Martin Birch, producer for Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and more, dies aged 71
Hard rock ‘genius’ helmed nine classic Iron Maiden albums and worked with Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac and others

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

10, Aug, 2020 @9:26 AM

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Finale risk: Rolling Stones, Lennox and McCartney among stars seeking music aid
Performers warn UK culture secretary of mass insolvencies as £4.5bn live music industry falters under Covid-19

Rupert Neate

01, Jul, 2020 @11:01 PM

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Heavy by Dan Franklin review – metal gets serious
More than just guitar power chords ... a weighty discussion of metal, for both passionate fans and neophytes

Keith Kahn-Harris

11, Mar, 2020 @11:58 AM

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Run for the balls: West Ham team up with Iron Maiden for new kit
New shirt – presumably with the number of the beast on the back – launched by bassist Steve Harris and defender Pablo Zabaleta

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

29, Nov, 2019 @12:53 PM

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Iron Maiden sue video game company for $2m over Ion Maiden game
Band argue that game ‘is attempting to trade off on Iron Maiden’s notoriety’ and is confusing customers

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

30, May, 2019 @8:48 AM

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Wheatus: how we made Teenage Dirtbag
‘A lot of bullies were homophobic, so I wanted to irritate them by putting on a female voice’

Interviews by Henry Yates

22, May, 2019 @9:04 AM

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'It had to be raw and dangerous' – Def Leppard, Saxon and Venom on 80s British metal
Inspired by punk’s energy, the new wave of British heavy metal helped put the ‘snot and piss’ back into rock music. Forty years on, its leading players tell the story

Michael Hann

16, May, 2019 @1:35 PM

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