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Album cover parody of Stranger In A Strange Land [7 by Iron Maiden
Parody album cover
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Jokes:

Why did Nicko NcBrain go christian? Because god doesn't judge his nose.
Submitted by: Harvey Blackwelle
Q: What did Iron Maiden learn to paint in art school? A: Still Life.
Submitted by: THomas
There are additional music jokes available.

Band Name Origins:

  • Hey, Bruce Dickensen is from Manor Park, East London, and a avid West Ham fan. They chose the name because West Ham Utd are known as the IRONS (also the hammers) and IRON MAIDEN sounded like a good metal name, incorporating "the Irons". Submitted by: Geforce
  • Although there was a torturing device kown as the iron maiden, the band's name was more directly taken from the 1939 movie "The Man In The Iron Mask." (Source: alt.rock-n-roll.metal.ironmaiden FAQ) Submitted by: Bill M.

Stupid Band Names:

  • I wouldn't want to be known as a medieval torture device Submitted by: Rychendroll

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Iron Maiden"and the album it was on was named "Iron Maiden" too! No fooling. - Chandi

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"The Prisoner"The word "prisoner" is mentioned several times throughout the song. However, even though the word "prisoner" is preceded by "the" in the title, in the song it is preceded by "a." - Isac
"Dance of Death"'Dance of the dead' is said once. 'Dance of death' is said 0 times. - Evan

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Women In Unicorn""Women In Uniform"D. Melody Dole, MD
"Revolutions""Revelations"Marlene L. Ram
"Run To The Pills""Run To The Hills"heavy metal
"Jenkins Barn""Genghis Khan"Ollie
"The Neighbour of the Beast""The Number of the Beast"Martin

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"The Number Of The Beast,"Beasts aren't given numbers.Peter
"Dance Of Death,"If you are dead you don't dance. Peter
"Remember Tomorrow,"You can't remember something that hasn't happenedStephen Harris

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Feel Like a Number," Bob Seger"The Prisoner," Iron Maiden
"Watching TV," Roger Waters"The Prisoner," Iron Maiden
"Warrior," Wishbone Ash"Genghis Khan," Iron Maiden
"Movies," Alien Ant Farm"The Wicker Man," Iron Maiden
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Fear Of The Ark" originally "Fear Of The Dark"
Yvette Bristle
"Can I Lay With Madness" originally "Can I Play With Madness"
Kevin
"Can I Ply With Madness" originally "Can I Play With Madness"
Kevin
"Can I Pay With Madness" originally "Can I Play With Madness"
Kevin
"Run To The Ills" originally "Run To The Hills"
Dr. Who Am I

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Stranger In A Strangle Land" originally "Stranger In A Strange Land"
Iris Green
"The Wicker Moan" originally "The Wicker Man"
Peter
"Run To The Chills" originally "Run To The Hills"
Mitch
"Runt To The Hills" originally "Run To The Hills"
Dobbs
"Rung To The Hills" originally "Run To The Hills"
Dobbs

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"The Wicket Man" originally "The Wicker Man"
Does he play croquet?
Jen
"Hallowed Be Thy Fame" originally "Hallowed Be Thy Name"
Peter
"Hallowed Be Thy Game" originally "Hallowed Be Thy Name"
Peter
"Hollowed Be Thy Name" originally "Hallowed Be Thy Name"
Peter
"Stronger In A Strange Land" originally "Stranger In A Strange Land"
Lydia Helton

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner""I'm Losing Out To A Mud Wrestling Bimbo"Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd
"Run To The Hills""Clean Up The Hill"CryHavoc
"Run To The Hills""King of the Hill"Danny Mew
"These Colours Don't Run""This Country Ain't Garth"Edward Genereux
"Powerslave""Bibleman"Edward Genereux
"Hallowed Be Thy Name""Rebecca Black Is to Blame"Edward Genereux
"2 Minutes to Midnight""2 Minutes to Seven (16 July 1988--Penultimate Solid Gold)"Edward Genereux
"Aces High""Solid Gold"Edward Genereux
"Run to the Hills""A Different View Pt. 13: The Killer Rabbit"Dylan Baranski
"Seventh Son of the Seventh Son""Sixth Man of the Phoenix Suns"Tokusou Sentai Blessranger

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
The Wicker ManBasket Weavingtictacs941
Run To The HillsSport ShoesWorawat
Aces HighAny CasinoBig Mark
No More Lies/No More LiceBug RepellantDr. Angelo
The Number Of The BeastOccult Storedried flowers
There are additional commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Run to the HillsNative American Reservationweathergirl123
Fear Of The DarkLighting Repairbrainstem
Number of the BeastChurchnightrain express
Run To The HillsTeletubbiesMewtwo
VirusMicrosoftAnna Buehnenheim
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Keep On Running
   Journey
Run To The Hills
   Iron Maiden
Keep On Running To The Hills
G
Spice Up Your Life
   Spice Girls
Aces High
   Iron Maiden
Spice Up Your Aces High
British dance pop + British heavy metal - A match!
Scotty Dangerously
Born To Run
   Bruce Springsteen
Run To The Hills
   Iron Maiden
Born To Run To The Hills
Mark
I'll Follow The Sun
   The Beatles
Flight Of Icarus
   Iron Maiden
I'll Follow The Sun Flight Of Icarus
Famous last words.
Lynne O'Leahy-Cassid
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Iron Butterfly Maiden
Iron Butterfly combined with Iron Maiden
Submitted By: Donna Gelpigi
Iron Wine and a Maiden
Iron and Wine combined with Iron Maiden
Instant fun!
Submitted By: Damian
Five Iron Maiden Frenzy
Five Iron Frenzy combined with Iron Maiden
Submitted By: Chris Caldwell
Molly Maiden
Molly Hatchet combined with Iron Maiden
Heavy metal housekeepers.
Submitted By: Rob

There are additional Iron Maiden Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Twilight Zone"
Misheard Lyrics:
Because, I see, I take no s**t gone wrong.
Original Lyrics:
Because, you see, I can't take no shape or form.
"Caught somewhere in time"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cat somewhere in time
Original Lyrics:
Caught somewhere in time
"Phantom of the Opera"
Misheard Lyrics:
You stand there till Wednesday. There you wait for the current to fall.
Original Lyrics:
You stand there in the wing, there you wait for the curtain to fall
"The Evil That Men Do"
Misheard Lyrics:
The evil that men do is all I know
Original Lyrics:
The evil that men do lives on and on.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Caught somewhere in time"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cat somewhere in time
Original Lyrics:
Caught somewhere in time

Story about this misheard lyric by: Bob

The British accent always throws me off

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"22 Acacia Avenue"
The Funny Lyrics:
Stop all this screwing!
Why They're Funny:
Basically this whole song is directed at Charlotte the Harlot, a prostitute and trying to get her to 'mend her ways', so to speak. It's just a very funny line.
Submitted by: Metalgirl162002
 

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Run to the Hills"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Run to the Hills, Run for your lives
Why They're Repetitive:
For the first, last, and ONLY time, this is not a damn Megadeth song!!!!!
Submitted by: ironman
"Out Of The Silent Planet"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Out of the silent planet
Why They're Repetitive:
Fair enough it's a good song, but it has surely the king of all repetitive lyrics. In the space of 6 and a half minutes, Bruce manages to sing 'Out of the silent planet' at least 34 times...
Submitted by: Will Garner
There are additional repetitive lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Can I Play With Madness"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
You're blind, too blind to see
Why They're Nonsensical:
Being unable to see is sort of covered by blind
Submitted by: scrumpton
"Wasted Years"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Ain't it funny how it is,
you never miss it 'til it's one away
Why They're Nonsensical:
It's not funny at all - of course you don't miss things before they go away. Do you miss things you still have??
Submitted by: Will Garner

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Hallowed Be Thy Name"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
As The Guards March Me out To The Courtyard
Somebody Cries From A Cell 'God Be With You'
Why They're Misrhymed:
it doesnt rhyme
Submitted by: AMiRONG8
 

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Holy Smoke"
The Lyrics:
Think they'll have a Lincoln for their bed
Product Brand Name:
Licoln
Submitted by: Mihir
 

Song Title Space Change:

"Bring Your Daughter Tot -- He's Laughter" originally "Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter"
Submitted by: Iris Green
"Die With Your Boot, Son" originally "Die With Your Boots On"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Bring Your Daughter Tot -- He Slaughter" originally "Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter"
Submitted by: Ruby Spinel
"Runt O' The Hills" originally "Run To The Hills"
Submitted by: Natasha Bly

Band Name Anagrams:

Do Nine, Irma Submitted by: Joanna
Ned Moran II Submitted by: Alexis
The second in a lineage of guys named Ned Moran
Ron Medina I Submitted by: Alexis
The first in a lineage of guys named Ron Medina
Marnie Dion Submitted by: Valerie Cameron
I Mar Donnie Submitted by: Valerie Cameron

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"The Numbers Of The Beat" originally "The Number Of The Beast"
Submitted by: Quyjibo
"Noise Travel" originally "Revelations"
Submitted by: James D
"Saw Yard Tees" originally "Wasted Years"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Sad Wet Years" originally "Wasted Years"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"A Strawy Seed" originally "Wasted Years"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"22 Acacia Avenue"
The Lyrics:
If you're feeling down, depressed and lonely, I know a place that we can go, 22 Acacia Avenue, Meet a lady that I know.
Why:
Acacia Avenue/Road/Street etc. is a term used to describe a typical London suburb (e.g. Bananaman lived at 29 Acacia Road.) The person in the song was a friend of Bruce Dickinson, Maiden's lead singer, and a, er, prostitute.
Submitted by: Jakko Wakko
 

Songs That Are Banned:

"Sanctuary (single)"
The original cover art showed the band's mascot, Eddie, attacking Margaret Thatcher. The artwork was quickly edited to have Thatcher's eyes censored by a black bar, by request of record label, EMI.
Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord

Super Long Pop Songs:

"The Red and the Black" Length: 13:34
Submitted by: Evan
"Rime of the Ancient Mariner" Length: 13:36
One of those typically long songs from an old-school metal band.
Submitted by: Sean Smith

Song Title Acrostics:

POM: "Piece Of Mind"
Submitted by: Hardrock

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Thine Of Sea Cross" originally "Sign Of The Cross"
Submitted by: Janis Ian Fleming

Names as a Word Bank:

I ran in a Maids Diamond Den Submitted by: Chazm
Mean mad red midair demon moaned in inane manner in one reindeer ear; made eerie din. Submitted by: Meredith Corpening
I earn maiden Submitted by: Jonathan S.
See, they attract girls and "I earn" sounds like..

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Iron Damon originally "Iron Maiden"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
Iron Damon originally "Iron Maiden"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger

Hidden Messages:

"The Number of the Beast"
Another Derek Riggs addition on the cover. Look very closely at the people dancing in the flames--Not all are dancing. There are quite a few there in various sexual positions.
Submitted by: Heather Loeffler
"Powerslave"
The old Derek Riggs Maiden covers always have something hidden. The Powerslave cover has Mickey Mouse in the hieroglyphs. You have to look very closely and carefully for it. It is located in the bottom right corner just above the sphinx on the left and beneath the first jackal. Either check it out on the original vinyl or on the cd cover (you'll need good eyes or a magnifying glass). You might see it on a very good scan on the web.
Submitted by: Heather Loeffler

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Being a punchline in a movie."
In "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure", the titular pair are in medieval England when they're captured by the King's men. The king orders that they be put in the iron maiden. Thinking he means the band, Bill and Ted yell "Excellent!"
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Irons or Maid Service
Submitted by: Hardrock

Missing Parts:

"22 Acacia Avenue"
No mention of other addresses
Submitted by: Rychendroll

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