The band who influenced everyone, from Slayer to Gaga, gets the In the Studio treatment.
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 down — 2011 saw them win their first Grammy and finish up a massive 101-date world tour in support of their 15th album — and whose influence can still be heard in a thousand metal bands today.
Jake Brown is the author of many books, including authorized In the Studio titles such as Heart: In the Studio, Kanye West: In the Studio, Motorhead: In the Studio, and Rick Rubin: In the Studio. He is also the owner of hard rock label Versailles Records, distributed in the United States by Big Daddy Music/MVD Distribution, and was recently nominated alongside Lemmy Kilmister for the 2010 Association for Record Sound Collections Awards in the category of Excellence in Historical Record Sound Research. He lives in Nashville.
©2011, 236 pages