IRON MAIDEN were officially inducted into Guitar Center's Hollywood RockWalk Friday evening (August 19). Band members added their handprints — with a fake skeleton hand to stand in for their album cover skeleton mascot, "Eddie" — to the sidewalk gallery outside the Guitar Center on Sunset Boulevard, according to the Associated Press. Check out pictures of the induction: Wire Image, Film Magic, Yahoo! News.
IRON MAIDEN were formed in 1975 by bassist Steve Harris, 49, in the East End of London and went on to become one of rock's most influential heavy metal bands. Their 1982 album "The Number of the Beast" featured the single "Run to the Hills" that reached the Top 10 in U.K. sales.
MAIDEN have been on tour this summer with Ozzfest in the United States and have gained favorable reviews from critics.
Hollywood's RockWalk is the only sidewalk gallery dedicated to honoring those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution to the growth and evolution rock 'n' roll, blues and R&B. Their hand prints and signatures will reside alongside other equally accomplished musicians and innovators such as ERIC CLAPTON, JIMI HENDRIX, LOU REED, JOHNNY CASH, AEROSMITH, B.B. KING, VAN HALEN, JAMES BROWN, GEORGE MARTIN, STEVE MILLER, SONIC YOUTH, BRIAN WILSON, CARLOS SANTANA, CARL PERKINS, JOHN LEE HOOKER, THE RAMONES, BONNIE RAITT and HOLLAND-DOZIER-HOLLAND, among others.
For more information, visit www.rockwalk.com.