Iron Maiden Stamp: Royal Mail Immortalizes ‘Verifiable Rock Legend’ With Mascot Eddie

They are one of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time, with over 100 million albums sold and 2,500 live shows in 64 countries.

And now, Iron Maiden also has its own set of stamps.

The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Queen, rolling stoneDavid Bowie, Elton John, Paul McCartneya “bona fide rock legend” immortalized in the post by the Royal Mail.

Twelve Iron Maiden stamps were created, eight of which feature all current members of the band.

One of 12 new stamps depicting Dave Murray, Adrian Smith and Steve Harris in Pamplona, ​​September 1988.Honor British heavy metal band Iron Maiden

Guitarists Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Janick Garz, lead singer Bruce Dickinson, drummer Nico McBrain, and bassist Steve Harris all appear in the anniversary project.

There are also four stamps that pay tribute to the band’s mascot Eddie, including a samurai from their 17th album Senjutsu, which hit #2 on the UK charts in 2021. .

Harris said he and his bandmates were “very proud” to have been honored by the Royal Mail.

“We were all really surprised in a good way when we first heard about the commemoration, and were almost speechless as well when we first saw the stamp,” he said.

“It looks great and I think it really captures the essence and energy of Maiden.”

Four new stamps featuring Iron Maiden's mascot Eddie pay tribute to the British heavy metal band
Iron Maiden’s mascot, Eddie also appears

“A band that never played by someone else’s rules”

Formed by Harris in London in 1975, Iron Maiden have 35 songs in the Top 40, according to The Official Charts Company, including their #1 single, 1988’s “Bring Your Daughter. .. To The Slaughter”.

They also have five number one albums including Fear Of The Dark, The Book Of Souls, The Final Frontier, Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son and The Number Of The Beast.

The band’s manager, Rod Smallwood, said: “For over 40 years, as a band that has never played by someone else’s rules, it is very gratifying to see them honored in this way in their home country.

“We are proud that these six band members appeal to more and more fans each year with their music and legendary show, and we think these stamps capture that well. “

A photo of an undated handout issued by Royal Mail for a set of 12 new stamps featuring The Rolling Stones, which will go on sale January 20th. Publication date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022.
The Rolling Stones (pictured), Queen and The Beatles are among other British artists featured on Royal Mail stamps

The stamp also features a silhouette of the Queen, which was created before she moved to feature the King.

“It’s great that Eddie is also honored. Rest in peace, Her Majesty, but seeing these and lending them her iconic silhouette is unbelievable.” Smallwood added.

David Gold, Director of External Relations and Policy at Royal Mail, said:

Royal Mail stamps can be ordered from Thursday 5th January and will be available from 12th January.

Iron Maiden will embark on their Future Past Tour in May 2023, with dates in the UK and Ireland in June and July.

As with the music act, commemorative stamps were previously released celebrating everyone from COVID pandemic heroes and pride to Transformers and the FA Cup.

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