Eligible since: 2004 (The 2005 Induction Ceremony)
Previously Considered? Yes what's this?
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2010 (ranked #167) .
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|The Trooper (1983)||☆||♫||☊|
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Seeing that they were helpful in popularizing Heavy Metal, and that they are one of the principle influences for Metallica and a score of other bands (the pop band Wheatus went as far as to mention them prominently in the song 'Teenage Dirtbag'), it would make sense.
Posted by Robert on Tuesday, 07.18.06 @ 11:59am
How could Maiden not be in the Hall?? UP THE IRONS!
Posted by Stephen on Monday, 07.24.06 @ 22:00pm
If they don't, then the Hall of Fame should exclude the Rock part. Iron Maiden like Judas Priest repopularize the Metal genre. They also created one of the most iconic mascots in rocks history, Eddie. Not to mention that they've had great music over the years and have given us many rock anthems. So the Hall of Fame can run and deny the big influences of the Metal genre, but in the end they are going to accept it and METAL will prevail.
Posted by hellspawn007 on Saturday, 09.2.06 @ 15:31pm
Definately wouldn't mind seeing my favorite band in the Hall of fame. Iron maiden helped to structure metal, and quite frankley I think in the near future their chances of being in the Rock Hall of fame will increase.
Posted by on Sunday, 09.3.06 @ 22:14pm
there wouldnt be a metal genre if we didnt have this band
Posted by nirvana rulz on Tuesday, 09.19.06 @ 00:30am
the rock and roll hall of fame is a whole load of shit. it is only based on a few people's narrow minded opinions. No matter how narrow minded you are, you should at least put Iron Maiden in, because they were there with black sabbath, and better than them too, so this must be, as the sex pistols said, a piss stain.
Posted by Woo! Maiden! on Wednesday, 09.27.06 @ 13:19pm
Iron Maiden was, is and always will be a band that shows consistency in quality of music sounds. Their sound is always clean, crisp, articulate, well balanced and full of dynamics. From having one of the best technically bass players in the world (Steve Harris), to the very loyal team-work brought out from the rest of this highly advanced band shows integrity. Very under-rated (especially in the U.S.), but that is because the Marketing of Bands that are out there will bring out people to buy a product that may only last as a "1-Hit Wonder" , but Iron Maiden has proven to stay true to themselves, their fans and to the public as a whole.
Posted by Marc Frank on Saturday, 10.7.06 @ 00:41am
Fat chance. as much as I'd love to see my favorite band in there, it won't happen. The big-wigs in their suits up in Cleveland won't let them.
Posted by Keegan on Saturday, 10.21.06 @ 14:11pm
Iron Maiden is just too sickeningly awesome to NOT be in the rock'n'roll hall of fame!!!
Posted by Becca N. on Wednesday, 11.8.06 @ 17:51pm
iron maiden is one of the most popular and influencial rock/metal bands of all time. they need to be there, and so does priest.
Posted by mike on Monday, 12.11.06 @ 16:30pm
If Iron Maiden doesent get inducted soon i dont know what i will do because Iron Maiden is one of the greastest group of musicians.
Posted by mat on Tuesday, 01.16.07 @ 16:38pm
Iron Maiden is so opposite from the tastes of those that vote in the hall that it will take the death or retirement of the current pool of judges for them to get in.
Posted by Bruno on Wednesday, 01.24.07 @ 00:50am
I am biased with the fact that I am an Iron Maiden fan. That said, I believe they should be in for the following reasons: 1) They are an international band having sold 50 million plus records, and I believe they have won an award for being an international band. 2) They are technically the best performing heavy metal band. 3) Their new album is being praised by critics which shows they are still evolving as an act 4) They have kept doing what they do for almost 30 years despite what critics think which is basically sticking it to the man which is the heart of rock
Posted by Matt on Tuesday, 02.13.07 @ 13:22pm
for maiden not to get in would be a joke.
Posted by benn on Monday, 02.19.07 @ 21:03pm
If any band deserves to be in any kind of Rock/Heavy Metal Hall of fame,it's Maiden.
Posted by Pritish on Thursday, 02.22.07 @ 10:31am
Iron Maiden will go down in history as one of the greatest rock bands in history whether they get in or not. They are still putting out great music. That's more that can be said for for most the folks in the hall.
Posted by Ray on Wednesday, 02.28.07 @ 19:53pm
Let's face it guys, Iron Maiden is my favorite band too, but until Priest gets in, Maiden has NO shot whatsoever. Forget the fact that as a band, every guy in Maiden is a better technical musician in their sleep than anyone in the Clash, but the voters have their biases, and Maiden could not be further from their agenda. It's a shame, because they were definitely innovative and influential. And unlike a lot of their peers, who continue to tour on stuff they wrote 25 years ago, Maiden goes out and continues to put out new, meaningful material. The stuff on each of their last three records is every bit as good as stuff off Piece of Mind or Powerslave. Up the Irons!
I'd like to see them get in. But like it has been said, the only metal bands past Black Sabbath that will get in are Metallica and maybe Judas Priest...
Posted by jim on Thursday, 03.22.07 @ 18:23pm
Even Sum 41 said in the song Fat Lip "Heavy Metal and Mullets is how we were raised, Maiden & Priest were the gids that we priased"
Posted by KingAd on Tuesday, 04.3.07 @ 09:19am
Me thinks the hall will probably neglect them from induction...and it's quite sad. Let's just say metal would not exist at all without these guys. Metallica is going to get it's ticket next year (it's a shoe-in)...maybe Maiden could get in as well.
Posted by maplejet on Thursday, 04.5.07 @ 14:30pm
I don't know what to say....right in 2005 after the 25 mark they should have been put on the Hall. They have been making amazing music for 27 years now since the band was formally made in 1980. I can't think of one song any Heavy Metal fan does not respect, it may not be in their top 10 but is appreciated! Without any further discussion Maiden should be up their with Judas Priest!
Posted by Shane Vanier on Tuesday, 04.10.07 @ 18:37pm
THEY SHOULD CERTAINLY BE IN THERE. THEY HAV EINFLEUNCED METALLICA AND MEGADETH (AND COUNTLESS OTHERS) FOR STARTERS. THEY HAVE OVER 60 MILLION ALBUMS SOLD WORLDWIDE WITH NO AIR PLAY. THIS FACT PLACED THEM IN THE TOP 100 IS MUSIC HISTORY!!!!
Posted by JREMY on Sunday, 04.15.07 @ 13:00pm
Iron Maiden is the best band of all time...hands down. Nobody what has been inducted this year or in past years even come close to the magnitute of Maiden. Iron Maiden not being inducted is the most fucked up thing that has ever happened in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame history.
Posted by Hail Maiden on Friday, 05.18.07 @ 15:22pm
Maiden are the best
Posted by Maiden's Bitch on Saturday, 05.19.07 @ 12:42pm
they are the kings of heavy metal! they have influenced MILLIONS of metal bands!! and their innovation is notable as well! they cannot be excluded!
Posted by slask on Thursday, 05.24.07 @ 16:43pm
The fact they aren't in is a joke. How many Bass players have been influenced by Steven Harris? How many singers can hold a candle to Bruce's pipes? Maiden and Priest both deserve to get in
Posted by Eric on Friday, 06.15.07 @ 00:02am
they have sold 80 million : /
Posted by Gafan on Tuesday, 07.17.07 @ 09:57am
Posted by pturner on Friday, 07.27.07 @ 11:02am
WHAT NO MAIDEN WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON MAN...WE GOTO REMEMBER THEY HAVE BEEN GOING SINCE FOUNDATION MANY MANY BANDS WOULD NO EXIST IF IT WASENT FOR MAIDEN..THAT JUST SHOWS NO RESPECT..HAVING SOLD OVER 80 MILLION ALBUMS WORD WIDE, DAMM IM PISSSSED MAN
Posted by RAGAR on Wednesday, 08.8.07 @ 05:11am
Why is Maiden not in?? If there was no NWOBHM, metal would not exist. Not to mention they are much better than any metal band today. Think of a singer in one of today's popular metalcore/NuMetal bands. Bruce Dickinson is better than him. Maiden has to get in!
Posted by Andy on Saturday, 08.18.07 @ 21:26pm
Though it was very influential, I am confident metal would still exist without the NWOBHM bands. I'm not trying to understate the movement's importance, but I think you might be overstating it a tad.
Posted by William on Saturday, 08.18.07 @ 22:57pm
The NWOBHM is important because it cut out the blues influences, sped up the tempo, and took more of a hardcore approach to music. Bands like Judas Priest and Maiden were part of this movement. These bands eventually influenced the thrash/speed metal bands of the 80's, who in turn influenced today's metal bands. I'm not overstating anything. Iron Maiden deserves to be in the Hall. They helped shape the metal genre as we know it. End of discussion.
Posted by Andy on Friday, 08.24.07 @ 13:04pm
Iron Maiden is one of those great, under-appreciated Rock Bands. Not many people know of them but they were one of the biggest bands in the 80's, and still are today.
Posted by MaulYoda on Tuesday, 09.18.07 @ 19:43pm
Not many people know of them? I admit I am not a big maiden fan, but if you have any basic knowledge of rock music, you have heard of Iron Maiden.
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, 09.18.07 @ 19:58pm
Come on. Van Halen is in the Hall. Van freakin' Halen. It's a travesty that they got in before Metallica, Maiden, Priest, and Purple, all of whom were FAR more influential than Van Halen. Show me a metal band today that doesn't count three of those four bands as influences and I'll show you a pretty crappy metal band. Of course, the powers that run the Hall are dead set against heavy metal as much as possible. AC/DC, Zep, and Sabbath are there very grudgingly. Much as Maiden deserves to get in, I don't see it happening as long as Madonna and the Beastie Boys are being nominated.
Posted by Isaac on Tuesday, 10.23.07 @ 21:23pm
"Show me a metal band today that doesn't count three of those four bands as influences and I'll show you a pretty crappy metal band."-Isaac
Posted by William on Tuesday, 10.23.07 @ 22:29pm
"Show me a metal band today that doesn't count three of those four bands as influences and I'll show you a pretty crappy metal band"
Posted by liam on Wednesday, 10.24.07 @ 07:02am
Iron Maiden deserves in because:
Posted by Scot Kaeff on Saturday, 11.3.07 @ 12:58pm
They really deserve to get in. Seventh Son is their best album imo, and they have other classics. And their influence is undeniable.
Posted by Tom on Sunday, 11.11.07 @ 10:29am
Iron Maiden are the greatest heavy metal band of all time...the first metal band msot people hear and one of the most influecial....how come they arent in there already?
Posted by ... on Monday, 02.18.08 @ 13:58pm
I totally agree that Maiden should be in the Hall, but remember, the hall has a HUGE anti-metal bias. Pretty much, if Rolling Stone doesn't like you, you won't get in, and RS has never been a fan of metal. Look how long it took to get Sabbath in! Pretty much, the sellouts at RS don't want to bother so many of the precious artists they grovel to by putting something as "undignified" as metal up in the rare air. Shame too, because metal is so diverse, I bet that if they all quit looking down their noses, they'd be shocked. Or in quite a few cases, realize how lame they are.
Posted by Diesel on Monday, 02.25.08 @ 23:06pm
Iron Maiden definitely needs to be inducted!!!!!!
Posted by Will on Thursday, 03.13.08 @ 08:50am
Who cares? Certainly not the band. What difference does it make? How does inclusion change anyone's life?
Posted by Joe Krozac on Friday, 03.14.08 @ 09:48am
By the way I love Maiden (and Motorhead and Rush and Accept and Deep Purple and Judas Priest and... well you get the idea, bands that are truly musically influential.) But the "Hall of Fame" is a joke. Debating it is a waste of time.
Posted by Joe Krozac on Friday, 03.14.08 @ 10:00am
why arnt they in already
Posted by jason on Friday, 03.14.08 @ 11:57am
iron maiden are not anything more than an imitation of Kiss.Of course they shouldnt be already in and of course they ll never get in.
Posted by Scorpion on Tuesday, 03.25.08 @ 13:11pm
The hall of fame jury is completely biased against anythng metal. they'll only induct popstarz and stupid celebrity artists....as far as maiden or even priest go.....since they r not "celebs" and not as big in the US as maybe van halen, i dnt c them being inducted 4 another decade
Posted by saurabh zutshi on Monday, 03.31.08 @ 13:43pm
Iron Maiden has been around since about 1975. They played gigs untill getting their big chance in '80. After that they dominated the metal genre getting better and better every year, with a few small dropps in 95 and 98, but all in all they rule and kick all the crap band's (ex. any crappy pop/punk band from 90's) asses. It is now 2008 and they are on their somewhere back in time world tour of 08. It is huge and i hope to see a show here in atlantic canada, If they get one here of course! UP THE IRONS!!
Posted by James on Monday, 03.31.08 @ 15:42pm
Iron Maiden will rock if they are in or if they are not in. I almost dont want them in, who whould want them in the same catagory as a band like prince or the police.
Posted by DUPY on Tuesday, 04.15.08 @ 08:22am
I can honestly say that Iron Maiden are the greatest rock band of all time. Yes that is what I just said. As far as talent, intelligent lyrics, and just great rock no other band has ever been as good or will ever be as great as the mighty Iron Maiden.
Posted by skull on Tuesday, 05.20.08 @ 21:44pm
They aren't my favourite band, but objectively I would have to agree that no other band can approach the talent for poetry and musicianship that Iron Maiden possess.
Posted by Metalsmith on Wednesday, 05.21.08 @ 13:01pm
iron maiden is number 1
Posted by freddy on Monday, 06.9.08 @ 22:29pm
AS FOR ME I THINK THAT MAIDEN IS THE BEST BAND AF ALL AGES BUT THIS IS JUST AN OPINION. AS ITS SAID THE SCORPIONS ARE BIGGER BAND THAN MAIDEN AND THIS IS CRAZY CAUSE THE SCORPIONS ARE GOOD BUT THE PEOPLE
Posted by BRUCE on Sunday, 06.29.08 @ 15:51pm
As one of the best metal bands of all time, I think Iron Maiden will eventually get their due. They are too good to be ignored forever.
Posted by Lenny on Monday, 06.30.08 @ 14:13pm
As long as bands better than maiden are ignored for
Posted by LAKIS on Tuesday, 07.1.08 @ 08:09am
Iron Maiden RAWKS!
Posted by V on Thursday, 08.14.08 @ 09:51am
three influential bands are Kiss,Scorpions and Guns n Roses if you cant accept it the problem is yours
Posted by Lakis on Thursday, 08.21.08 @ 10:12am
iron maiden gets pushed to the side by too many people, their influence goes beyond the music. their most recent treks around the world all to sold out crowds should indicate that even though the united states may not accept what is fact, maiden due rule the metal world. metallica, gnr all got to share in the greatest music ever created, and maiden are the reason why.
Posted by david valdez on Tuesday, 09.9.08 @ 15:16pm
Its a tragedy that they arent in the HOF yet. They have influenced more bands than most in the HOF actually have. And they have been phenomenally successful, too, not some 'underground band who has been influential'. Hopefully theyll get in. But I doubt Bruce, Steve and co. care.
Posted by Brian on Thursday, 09.11.08 @ 18:02pm
without a doubt....they deserve it. Number of the Beast is a Metal Masterpiece!!......Quintessential metal band. Too bad the Hall does not recognize Metal or progressive music.....they just don't get it.
Posted by bquest on Friday, 09.26.08 @ 11:55am
I don't think I like to meet an Iron Maiden. She sounds like a bitch. I prefer nice maidens.
Posted by Joker on Saturday, 10.25.08 @ 21:40pm
Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 11.11.08 @ 09:51am
Do you honestly want iron maiden to be in the hall if they're looking to induct people such as Madonna. MADONNA A ROCK STAR!??! Am i the only one who is completely confused. I don't even know what rock is anymore. Maybe when Madonna picks up a guitar and starts shredding it to flaming bits i'll agree that Iron Maiden should be on the rock and roll hall of fame. As an Iron Maiden fan myself i hope they never get in. Can you imagine seeing Eddy next to a picture of Madonna?
Posted by Dr_Funkenstein on Monday, 11.24.08 @ 07:43am
God bless you, Dr. Funkenstein. I couldn't agree more. Although don't let yourself get confused. It's the Hall of Fame judges who don't know what rock and roll is anymore. If they ever did.
Posted by Metalsmith on Monday, 11.24.08 @ 22:44pm
If you're looking for a Hall that celebrates the acts that RAWWWK the most, you're in the wrong place. That's not what this is all about. It may sound strange, but the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is not a Rock Hall of Fame. Don't lose your faith in humanity, Madonna is still considered to be dancepop, not hardrock.
Posted by The_Claw on Tuesday, 11.25.08 @ 03:57am
None of us would have a problem w/any of this if it wasn't for those plaques sitting at the upper levels. Without those plaques this would be just a music museum w/some neat exhibits. Just give me a wrecking ball and let me knock the top level off, and I'll be a happy camper.
Posted by Cheesecrop on Tuesday, 11.25.08 @ 05:23am
So far the rock hall brings Madana in and keeps such bands as Boston, Deeep Purple, Skyliners, Iron Maiden, and Jeff Beck. That doesn't make any sense but it is what it is.
Posted by Mike on Friday, 11.28.08 @ 05:50am
Judas Priest and Manowar are better.
Posted by Child in Time 27 on Thursday, 12.18.08 @ 21:43pm
Watch your mouth, new kid.
Posted by Metalsmith on Thursday, 12.18.08 @ 23:46pm
I did not say they were bad. It's just I think Priest should be inducted before them.
Posted by Child in Time 27 on Friday, 12.19.08 @ 03:57am
It's okay, newbie, just initiation. Looks like you got some pretty good musical tastes dude. Keep it up.
Posted by Metalsmith on Friday, 12.19.08 @ 16:13pm
Thanks man! Just one thing, I'm Italian, and the only time i ve heard the word 'newbie' it was in Scrubs tv series, in not really nice way!:) so yeah I know i'm new here, but still...:)
Posted by Child in Time 27 on Friday, 12.19.08 @ 16:16pm
Yes for Maiden. But I agree that Priest, Helloween, and Manowar should probably go before them.
Posted by Hairbandsarethebest on Friday, 12.19.08 @ 16:23pm
Manowar wouldn't have existed if not for Judas Priest and Helloween wouldn't be here without Iron Maiden. Priest and Maiden are Hall of Fame material, but the newer bands not so much.
Posted by Metalsmith on Friday, 12.19.08 @ 18:50pm
Yep. Priest and Maiden should go first. Then Helloween and Manowar, they are hugely influencial too.
Posted by Child in Time 27 on Friday, 12.19.08 @ 21:10pm
Slipknot; Avenged Angel? Truly, youth is wasted on the young!
Posted by Blah-blah-blah on Friday, 12.26.08 @ 06:02am
iron maiden best band in the world up the irons
Posted by jhon freddy on Friday, 04.24.09 @ 16:25pm
hall of fame show respect for iron maiden up the irons
Posted by john freddy on Friday, 04.24.09 @ 16:28pm
I think Maiden should be in there for sure, so I think I will make a YT video asking some subs to pass, download then upload, share, make their own and feature the videos. Maiden really deserve to be in there.
Posted by - on Saturday, 04.25.09 @ 13:25pm
Does anyone here know any heavy metal band of today that has not been influenced by Iron Maiden? These guys paved the way for basically the next few decades of that rock subgenre. Honestly, Iron Maiden can still fill arenas world-wide and have such dedicated fans. How many rock bands can still get top 10 albums in the U.S. almost 30 years later? They were one of the most well-known and successful acts of the NWOBHM. They started out as a mix of punk(Paul Di'anno) and metal. Then when Bruce Dickinson joined the band they sealed thier metal legacy. Bruce had and still does have a great operatic vocal style. Always great guitar work in this band and if you don't believe me listen to the solos in "The Trooper", "2 Minutes to Midnight", "Number of the Beast". Steve Harris is most likely one of the greatest bass guitarists in rock history. The bassline in "Run to the Hills" is really fast. Really an influencial band that the hall will not let in because of thier own stuck up opinions.
Posted by Dude Man on Saturday, 05.2.09 @ 14:21pm
God, I hate Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Posted by eccles on Friday, 05.15.09 @ 14:07pm
I had heard recently that there was a '60s band by the name of Iron Maiden as well. Can anybody confirm this?
Posted by Dude Man on Monday, 09.21.09 @ 21:57pm
Yes Dudeman, there was a band from the late 60's called Iron Maiden. They released one album called Maiden Voyage. I have it.. here is a track from that LP
Posted by A.R. on Monday, 09.21.09 @ 22:20pm
I am not a big Metal fan, but Iron Maiden is fantastic. Bruce is one of the best singers ever.
Posted by Robin on Monday, 12.28.09 @ 15:06pm
I just don't understand why they are not looking more into Iron Maiden as inductees, to me metal or not, they to me seem to be a shoe-in for the hall of fame. I don't get it. Is it the genre as a whole that is being snubbed by the hall? I know Metallica made it in last year, but this is a band that pre-dates Metallica and is heavily noted as one of their biggest influences. Not to mention the crowd attendance they still pull at their shows with little to no radio or video airplay. These guys are too much an influence in rock, inside and outside of the metal genre not to be added to the hall of fame.
Posted by Keith on Tuesday, 12.29.09 @ 17:01pm
Absolutely they should be in. They're all really talented. Their influence is undeniable. "Phantom of the Opera" might have been the beginning of prog-metal, and how many bands could fuse punk, prog and metal together (the first album)? Plus, check out the "Somewhere Back In Time" documentary. They're still as good as ever live, and they were the first metal band to have a mascot. Even though they're not that big in the U.S. now they're still huge everywhere else. However, even if they manage to get in Deep Purple, Judas Priest and Thin Lizzy, it'll only increase their chances a bit. A shame, really, because they're much more deserving than Guns 'n' Roses, who I guarantee will be inducted.
Posted by Sam on Saturday, 02.6.10 @ 16:57pm
"Phantom of the Opera" might have been the beginning of prog-metal, and how many bands could fuse punk, prog and metal together (the first album)?
Posted by Cheesecrop on Saturday, 02.6.10 @ 18:57pm
It was mentioned by someone in the VH1 documentary Heavy: The Story of Metal how Maiden had the energy of punk but also the chops of Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Genesis. "Phantom of the Opera" is an example of that, as it's very technical and has several different switches in time signatures, which is what defined prog (see "Echoes" or "Karn Evil 9") but it's also very agressive, and I think that's something that rubbed off on Metallica. Also, Maiden has at times flirted with full-on prog (see the songs "Stranger In A Strangeland" and "Caught Somewhere In Time" and "Infinite Dreams"). I was looking at it from a musical perspective, of them succesfully fusing metal, punk and prog into their sound.
Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 02.9.10 @ 20:04pm
What's "Previously Considered" by the way, FRL? Does that mean somebody on the Commitee proposed nominating them, or that the metal commitee manged to get their name onto the shortlist for nomination?
Posted by Sam on Thursday, 02.25.10 @ 14:14pm
Both, I suspect. They were brought up, but didn't make the final cut.
Posted by Philip on Thursday, 02.25.10 @ 14:25pm
Cleveland SUX! Just ask Lebron James. Up The Irons.
Posted by fatmex on Friday, 07.9.10 @ 18:00pm
Lebron James is an egotistical wanker. Talented athlete, but how desperate for attention are you when you stage an hour long press conference? Lebron is a diva, and ESPN has ass-kissing phonies. Just ask Cleveland. Up the Irons!
Posted by Sam on Friday, 07.9.10 @ 21:21pm
I can seem them being inducted eventually (and most certainly deservingly), unfortunately it won't be for a while probably (Maybe another five to ten years), which is what really stinks.
Posted by Mister Mister Mister on Monday, 08.2.10 @ 11:36am
Oh, and the people bashing the 'Hall of Fame' are kinda ignorant (adjust. VERY ignorant).
Posted by Mister Misster of Mister Land on Monday, 08.2.10 @ 11:53am
Are we now? Are you even aware of the massive amount of omissions?
Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 08.3.10 @ 16:03pm
Considering the halls stance on metal in general, I'm shocked that Iron Maiden has been considered by the committee.
Posted by Jimbo on Friday, 09.3.10 @ 21:03pm
I say yes based on their history and the many bands they've influenced. On top of that..the success of their latest album should be the icing on the cake. It's #1 in 21 countries. When a band is still relevant and popular after 30 years, they should definitely get in.
Posted by LDF on Saturday, 09.4.10 @ 23:55pm
By my count, it actually hit #1 in 30 countries, including the UK and Canada. #2 in Argentina, Austrialia, the Netherlands and Russia. #3 in Ireland, Poland and Turkey, #4 in the US, #5 in Singapore and #6 in Belgium. This after 30 years, despite little to no airplay and not fitting in with any current mainstream trends. They can still play arenas in the US, though nobody would guess that. On the tour so far, they've played both Madison Square Garden and the AT&T Center in San Antonio. They're scheduled to play many arenas and stadiums on the rest of the tour (through June of next year), including two nights at the O2 Arena in London (the site of the Led Zeppelin reunion), 5 days at the Soundwave Festival in Australia, and Arenas all across the UK, plus an arena in Japan. They can fill stadiums (filling up to 100-200,000) in Mexico and South America. Sales are secondary, yes, but this continued popularity is on top of the rest of their credentials.
Posted by Sam on Friday, 12.17.10 @ 12:46pm
IRON MAIDEN IS STILL NOT IN THE ROCK N ROLL
Posted by JOE on Friday, 02.25.11 @ 08:49am
IRON MAIDEN , UP THE IRONS , DUDE ! !
Posted by JOE on Friday, 02.25.11 @ 08:56am
Iron Maiden have been a pillar of the music industry for 35 years, which is a feat many bands can only dream of accomplishing. Most bands and "artists" are now disposable and don't last for more than a few years; Maiden have stood the test of time, have faced their critics, have not given in to the temptations of "commercial" success, and have continued in their path of making music their fans want to hear.
Posted by Dee on Saturday, 02.26.11 @ 06:56am
Was going to comment on how awesome Iron Maiden was but had to be sure no douche named Kit was here trying to push really horrible music on everyone and then claiming that legendary bands, like Iron Maiden, were horrible.
Posted by Minoru on Thursday, 07.7.11 @ 15:12pm
While I agree with what you say 100%, I must dig up something from the Rush page:
Posted by Sam on Thursday, 07.7.11 @ 15:54pm
Although I like some heavy metal bands better, I can still respect this one. They were one of the greats of the early days of metal, and still continue to be one of the greats today. It is tiresome that the Hall obviously and purposely ignores these bands.
Posted by Bob on Monday, 07.18.11 @ 15:11pm
If Metallica is in then Iron Maiden should be in. Therre is probably an issue with heavy metal not getting enough critical respect, but their music was really something. And their posters scared the crap out of your parents.
Posted by astrodog on Tuesday, 08.2.11 @ 23:22pm
If Iron Maiden will be inducted into the rrhf(soon i hope), this would be the inductees:
Posted by L.A on Wednesday, 02.1.12 @ 10:33am
So this year we elect Guns & Roses...who were talented and influential...
Posted by MetalliBear on Friday, 04.20.12 @ 03:10am
Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills (1982)
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 08.1.12 @ 08:01am
This is one of those Discrediting Caliber bands where people ask when Iron Maiden was inducted and you say they've never even been nominated, people just get disgusted and dismiss the Hall.
Posted by Neckbeard on Wednesday, 02.27.13 @ 10:14am
This is one of those Discrediting Caliber bands where people ask when Iron Maiden was inducted and you say they've never even been nominated, people just get disgusted and dismiss the Hall.
Posted by Neckbeard on Wednesday, 02.27.13 @ 10:49am
this is the biggest slight! appearantly the british heavy metal movement was not Influential to all current crops of hard rock bands---you choose to induct bands like metallica but pass on bands like MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST,AND MOTORHEAD, whose rock and roll presence birthed the very bands you choose to induct?? I'm pretty sure most true music fans could make a list of bands you've omitted for god knows why that would rival those already in.
Posted by arthur jones on Tuesday, 03.5.13 @ 18:25pm
RIP, Clive Burr
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Wednesday, 03.13.13 @ 18:58pm
They had a lot of short lived members
Posted by Roy on Thursday, 08.15.13 @ 04:34am
This is a hard one. I don't know which short lived members will be inducted, if any.
Posted by Roy on Thursday, 08.15.13 @ 04:36am
Posted by Roy on Thursday, 08.15.13 @ 05:18am
Literally the only band who can bring me to my knees. Their music is of the highest technical quality, songwriting is unsurpassed, and NOBODY can bring it live like Maiden...if you've seen a Maiden show you might as well stop going to concerts because you will never see anything like it ever again...you've seen the best there is. That said, will they get into the Hall? I guess the answer is that it probably matters very little to this group of fine gentlemen who seem hell-bent on staying true to their music, themselves, and above all else - their long-time, fiercely loyal, and rabid fan base. If they are eventually inducted, I will be front and center in Cleveland giving them the applause they deserve for their impeccable integrity and righteous path they have never deviated from to arrive there. Up the irons!
Posted by Gary on Tuesday, 11.12.13 @ 12:20pm
Iron Maiden was one of the greatest 80's Metal bands.They picked up steam after replacing their singer with Bruce Dickinson which was one of the best moves in the history of music.Stevie Nicks & Lindsay Buckingham joining Fleetwood Mac too.
Posted by KING on Tuesday, 02.25.14 @ 16:57pm
They should have been inducted a long time ago... wait, they're british.
Posted by BulmaPunkRocker on Sunday, 07.6.14 @ 23:15pm
IRON MAIDEN should be the type of band RRHOF enjoys and inducts. With little radio airplay on major stations and few Top 40 hits, Iron Maiden let their music do the talking. Awesome live shows and outstanding musicianship. Think my ears are still ringing from that Seventh Son concert years ago. They have influenced 100's of metal bands and rock bands since. Their smartest decision was hiring Bruce Dickinson as singer in early 80's. His soaring voice to the already excellent music made Iron Maiden unbeatable. It would be difficult to say my FAV Iron Maiden song but my Top 3 would be Flight of Icaraus, Wasted Years, The Trooper in some order. I'm hoping Deep Purple gets inducted in 2016 and Judas Priest in 2017. Iron Maiden might receive nomination in 2018, 2019, or 2020. KING
Posted by KING on Saturday, 09.12.15 @ 19:53pm
IMO, a future Iron Maiden HOF induction will include only the following members:
Posted by Joseph on Tuesday, 03.14.17 @ 23:28pm
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