Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, on Christmas Day, 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris (born Leytonstone, Essex on March 12, 1956). Iron Maiden’s line-up currently consists of guitarist David Michael "Dave" Murray (born Edmonton, Middlesex, December 23, 1956), guitarist Adrian Frederick "H" Smith (born Hackney, London, February 27, 1957), lead singer Paul Bruce Dickinson (born Worksop, Nottinghamshire, August 7, 1958), Michael Henry "Nicko" McBrain (born Hackney, London June 5, 1952) and third guitarist Janick Robert Gers (born Hartlepool, England January 27, 1957) as well as long-time ‘mascot’ Eddie, who has been with the band since they formed. Iron Maiden have sold over 100 million albums worldwide, and released 16 studio albums including five UK Official Album Chart Number 1s such as 1982’s The Number Of The Beast, 1988’s Seventh Son of A Seventh Son, 1992’s Fear of The Dark, 2010’s The Final Frontier and 2015’s The Book of Souls. Iron Maiden have only had one UK Official Singles Chart Number 1 with 1992’s Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter. Iron Maiden won Best British Live Act at the 2009 BRIT Awards.