Iron Maiden

Number of the Beast [Video/DVD]

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Along with Judas Priest and Def Leppard, Iron Maiden was one of the most successful heavy metal bands to emerge from Britain in the '80s, and the 2001 video/DVD documentary |The Number of the Beast examines the quintet's breakthrough 1982 album. Although the album was the group's third overall, it was the first with singer Bruce Dickinson, who is interviewed, as well as bassist Steve Harris, guitarists Adrian Smith and Dave Murray, and Clive Burr, the latter the group's original drummer who would quit shortly after the album's ensuing tour, and the album's producer, Martin Birch. In addition to concert footage from an English show from the fall of 1982, the bandmembers chat about the state of their career at the time of the album (they were on the edge of worldwide success), why the group was incorrectly labeled as satanic, and how each track took shape.