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DBD 4.4.13 The Many Faces of Eddie the Head

Eddie the Head is the band mascot for Iron Maiden. He has graced every album, single, and t-shirt since the band's inception more than 30 years ago. Most describe him as some sort of undead being; others, the devil incarnate.

From wiki:

Originally a papier-mâché mask used in Iron Maiden's stage backdrop, the band transferred the name "Eddie" from the mask to an illustration by Derek Riggs, which was used as the band's debut album cover. Although he is occasionally described as "zombie-like" in the press, Eddie assumes a different guise relating to the themes of individual albums and their corresponding world tours, and has appeared as a cyborg, an Egyptian mummy and a lobotomized mental patient amongst others.

Killers, 1981:

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Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1988:

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via 991.com

Fear of the Dark, 1992:

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via www.ironmaidencommentary.com

My personal favorite, Powerslave, 1984:

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Iron Maiden are known for their theatrics. On their World Slavery tour in '84-'85, giant mummified Eddie popped out from behind the facade of Pharaoh Eddie at the end of their show, hovering over drummer Nicko McBrain.

Before:

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After:

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During their live shows, a "walk-out" Eddie will appear on stage with the band. Here he is standing tall over the band. In order to give some perspective, lead singer Bruce Dickinson, front-center, arms crossed, is 5'6".

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And since I'm going all Powerslave on this DBD, here's their classic '2 Minutes to Midnight' from Rock in Rio.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21gYohM-Cz8

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