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Last night, Wednesday, June 21st, IRON MAIDEN kicked off their North American Maiden England Tour in Charlotte, NC at The Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre; their set list was as follows:
Eddie , also known as Eddie the Head , is the mascot for the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden . He is a perennial fixture of the group's artwork, appearing in all of their album covers (as well as most of their singles) and in their merchandise, which includes t-shirts, posters and action figures. On top of this, Eddie features in all of the band's concerts, as well as in the first-person shooter video game , Ed Hunter , [ 3 ] and as an unlockable character in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 . [ 4 ] Originally a papier-mâché mask used in Iron Maiden's stage backdrop, the band transferred the name "Eddie" from the mask to an illustration by Derek Riggs , which was used as the band's debut album cover.
Derek Riggs (born 13 February 1958 in Portsmouth , England ) [ 1 ] is a contemporary British artist best known for creating the heavy metal music band Iron Maiden 's mascot, " Eddie the Head ". [ edit ] Career
Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from Leyton in east London that were formed in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter, Steve Harris . Since their inception, the band's discography has grown to include a total of thirty-seven albums: fifteen studio albums; eleven live albums; four EPs ; and seven compilations . Pioneers of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal , Iron Maiden achieved success during the early 1980s.
Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Iron Maiden est un groupe de heavy metal britannique formé en 1975 à Londres au Royaume-Uni par le bassiste Steve Harris et rejoint très rapidement par Dave Murray . Ils furent parmi les pionniers de ce qui fut appelé la New Wave of British Heavy Metal (souvent abrégé en NWOBHM) avec les groupes Saxon , Def Leppard , Tygers of Pan Tang , etc. L'« ancienne vague » était représentée par Black Sabbath , Judas Priest et Motörhead .