The Metal Hall of Fame announced the induction of key members of the IRON MAIDEN family and history; Original Iron Maiden singer Paul Di’Anno, Blaze Bayley, and Iconic “Eddie” Mascot creator Derek Riggs.
Paul Di’Anno wrote and sang on MAIDEN’s first two legendary albums. They are still considered by many MAIDEN fans to be their favorites.
Blaze Bayley was hired following the departure of MAIDEN Vocalist Bruce Dickinson in the 1990’s. Bayley wrote and sang for IRON MAIDEN for 5 years, and recorded two albums with the band. Blaze era songs are still concert staples in the bands set list today.
Derek Riggs is the genius behind the visual side of IRON MAIDEN. He created the Iconic “Eddie” character, one of the most beloved mascots in history.