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• Bruce Dickinson recorded a cover of Alice Cooper's "I Want To Be Elected" with Rowan Atkinson, under the band name Mr. Bean & The Smear Campaign.
• Iron Maiden's music and many references to the band were included in the computer game Ed Hunter, about a guy who travels through London and into Hell. The band later went on tour to promote the game.
• Brazilian Priest Marcos Motolo has 162 Iron Maiden tattoos, quotes their lyrics in his sermons, and calls himself the band's #1 fan in the world.
• Iron Maiden's Steve Harris performs without warming up.
[[accordion title=a Brief History of Iron Maiden]]
The heavy metal band from London, England that formed in 1975, Iron Maiden are one of the most successful and influential bands in the heavy metal genre, having sold more than 100 million albums world-wide.
Their work has inspired other sub-genres of heavy metal music, including power metal and speed metal. They are cited as major influences by bands like Slayer and Sum 41.
The band's mascot, Eddie, is a perennial fixture in the horror-influenced album cover art, as well as in live shows. Eddie also featured in a first-person shooter video game, Ed Hunter.