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Iron Maiden

The Ultimate Unauthorized History of the Beast

Iron Maiden The Ultimate Unauthorized History of the Beast
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Author:

Neil Daniels

Format: Hardcover, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9780760342213
Publisher: Voyageur Press
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Illustrations: 421 color & 39 b/w photos
Size: 9.5 x 11.125
Weight: 3 lb.
Edition: First
Published: Jul. 1, 2012
DC: AP
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Formed in east London in 1975, Iron Maiden went on to become one of the most successful rock acts in history. With more than 85 million album sales to their credit, the legendary metal band remains hugely popular worldwide: Their 2010 album, The Final Frontier, debuted at No. 1 in 30 countries and received unanimous critical praise.
 
In this, the first complete illustrated treatment of Iron Maiden, a roster of respected heavy metal journalists including Ian Christe, Martin Popoff, Mick Wall, Daniel Bukszpan, and more relate the band’s history, analyze their recordings, and provide a complete discography. The stories behind the band’s formation, recordings, and tours, are complemented with more than 400 images, including live performance and candid off-stage photographs, as well as memorabilia, gig posters, T-shirts, backstage passes, buttons, and tickets. Exclusive cover art was created by Derek Riggs, the man behind Iron Maiden's iconic mascot, Eddie.

 

Neil Daniels (London, England) has written about classic rock and heavy metal for a wide range of magazines, newspapers, fanzines, and websites. He is also the author of more than ten books about artists including Judas Priest, Robert Plant, Bon Jovi, Linkin Park, and Journey. For more information, please visit www.neildaniels.com.

"If you are a fan of Iron Maiden, then The Ultimate Unauthorized History Of The Beast is a must own book for your collection. If you are a casual fan wanting to learn more about Iron Maiden and their amazing history, then consider this your Bible." - Rio Vie
www.hardrockhideout.com
"Iron Maiden fans are definitely going to want to make space on their bookshelves for this title, which tells the definitive, complete history of one of metal's most legendary bands through words, photos and the biggest visual collection of 'Eddie'-related merchandise you've ever imagined." - Ultimate Classic Rock
www.UltimateClassicRock.com

"In all, Daniels has crafted a very high-level and easy read with Iron Maiden - The Ultimate Unauthorized History of the Beast, and top it all off, it's packaged expertly, prime for your coffee table, where Eddie's piercing eyes await." - David E. Gehlke
www.blistering.com
"Iron Maiden: The Ultimate Unauthorized History of the Beast I believe is that book, the best, most comprehensive look at the band so far. Every Maiden fan should have this in their library." - Metal-Rules.com
"This is definitely a must-own for any Maiden fan or any fan of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal scene. For metal-merch fanatics like me, it's like porn. I would do bad things for the Maiden baseball tee on page 81. Be sure to check out Nathan Smith's look at Maiden fashion today on Rocks off, too." - Craig Hlavaty, Houston Press
www.blogs.HoustonPress.com
"The book successfully brings together the graphic reproductions in a high-quality format with a hard-cover binding, heavy paper, and a die-cut cover that draws attention and closer scrutiny." - Eric C. Shoaf
Vintage Guitar Magazine
"...Voyageur Press is a fantastic publisher I recently discovered with an incredible series of "unauthorized" books. The Iron Maiden title mentioned in this blurb has an "Eddie" cut-out in the cover, is coffee-table-sized, and over 200 pages...The Green Day book I also picked up does not have a cut-out in the cover, but is chock full of rare images up through 2012. Plenty of great-looking non-music titles from this publisher I hope to check out as well." - Darren Paltrowitz
www.northjersey.com
"This is quite possibly the most definitive tome on these British godfathers to date, which means you shouldn't let the 'unauthorized' tag throw you. All band interviews have been painstakingly culled from old press and media, compiling a well-rounded history from all involved, from the Di'Anno days of yore, through to the misguided Blaze Bayley era. Additionally, set lists, photos, minutia and a list of every single show (yes, every single show) the band has played through to the time of publication, and the input of several, prominent metal guest writers (Ian Christie, Martin Popoff, Mick Wall, Gavin Baddeley, etc.) mean this book is exhaustive in its completeness and obsessively deep. Leaving nothing to be desired, metallic-bashers of all makes will be quite hard-pressed to find anything more lovingly comprehensive on Maiden and their history. -Dylan Chadwick
Slug Magazine

"If you are a fan of Iron Maiden, then The Ultimate Unauthorized History Of The Beast is a must own book for your collection. If you are a casual fan wanting to learn more about Iron Maiden and their amazing history, then consider this your Bible." - hardrockhideout.com

“This is quite possibly the most definitive tome on these British godfathers to date, which means you shouldn’t let the “unauthorized” tag throw you.” - slugmag.com

“In all, Daniels has crafted a very high-level and easy read with Iron Maiden - The Ultimate Unauthorized History of the Beast, and top it all off, it's packaged expertly, prime for your coffee table, where Eddie's piercing eyes await.” - Blistering.com

 

“…when it comes to a combination of biographical information, great photos and useful information, ‘Iron Maiden: The Ultimate Unauthorized History of the Beast’ can’t be topped.” - Loudwire.com

“IRON MAIDEN: THE ULTIMATE UNAUTHORIZED HISTORY OF THE BEAST I believe is that book, the best, most comprehensive look at the band so far. Every Maiden fan should have this in their library.” - Metal-Rules.com

“This is definitely a must-own for any Maiden fan or any fan of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal scene. For metal-merch fanatics like me, it's like porn. I would do bad things for the Maiden baseball tee on page 81.” - Houston Press

“The book successfully brings together the graphic reproductions in a high-quality format with a hard-cover binding, heavy paper, and a die-cut cover that draws attention and closer scrutiny.” - Vintage Guitar

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INTRODUCTION: MAIDEN ENGLAND
1 BEGINNINGS OF THE BEAST: The Early Years, 1975–1978
2 RUNNING FREE: Flight to Success and the NWOBHM, 1979–1980
3 666: The Number of Iron Maiden, 1981–1982
4 CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED: World Domination, 1983–1985
5 SOMEWHERE IN TIME: A New Sound, 1986–1989
6 BE QUICK OR BE DEAD: The End of the Road, 1990–1993
7 MEN ON THE EDGE: The Beginnings of the Blaze Bayley Years, 1994–1996
8 LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE: The Release of Virtual XI, 1997–1998
9 WICKER MEN: The Return of Bruce Dickinson, 1999–2002
10 JOURNEYMEN: Dancing Near Death, 2003–2005
11 FLIGHT 666: The Beast Will Not Die, 2006–2009
12 THE 15TH BEAST: The Final Frontier and Maiden’s Enduring Legacy, 2010–2011
Selected Discography
Tourography Methodology
Where Are They Now?
Bibliography & Sources
Acknowledgments
Contributors
About the author
Index

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