The band who influenced everyone, from Slayer to Gaga, gets the In the Studio treatment
For the first time ever, the writing and recording of such iconic hits as "The Number of the Beast," "Flight of Icarus," "Two Minutes to Midnight," "Wasted Years," "Can I Play with Madness," and "Hallowed Be Thy Name" are explored in-depth. Iron Maiden's crossover to chart success showed many bands how it could be done, making them a key part of heavy metal's acceptance as a credible genre. With an impressive catalogue of 15 studio albums spread over 20 years including The Number of the Beast (1982), Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988), and The Final Frontier (2010), their influence speaks for itself. This book takes fans into the studio with a band who shows no sign of slowing down2011 saw them win their first Grammy and finish up a massive 101-date world tour in support of their 15th albumand whose influence can still be heard in a thousand metal bands today.