The Iron Maidens Name Their 8 Favorite Iron Maiden Guitar Solos

Guitarists Courtney Cox and Nikki Stringfield name their top picks.

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The Iron Maidens Name Their 8 Favorite Iron Maiden Guitar Solos
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Courtney Cox and Nikki Stringfield - the guitarists of notable Iron Maiden tribute act The Iron Maidens - recently sat down with Total Guitar to single out their 10 favorite guitar solos by the almighty Maiden.

You can check out the picks below, consult the source for full commentary.

1. Caught Somewhere in Time (Somewhere in Time, 1986)

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2. Flight of Icarus (Piece of Mind, 1983)

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3. Powerslave (Powerslave, 1984)

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4. Fear of the Dark (Fear of the Dark, 1992)

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5. Still Life (Piece of Mind, 1983)

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6. Moonchild (Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1988)

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7. Alexander the Great (Somewhere in Time, 1986)

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8. Sea Of Madness (Somewhere in Time, 1986)

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19 comments sorted by best / new / date

    scottymoe
    my band opened for these awesome ladies last month at the Alrosa, Columbus Ohio! Was great meeting them, they put on a helluva show! UP THE IRONS!!!!!
    acglee
    Excellent choices of Caught Somewhere in Time - one of my favourites to play (or 2 solos back to back really) and Powerslave. I'd have to put 2 Minutes to Midnight, Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Infinite Dreams, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, Aces High and Wasted Years in there too.
    Marsukoira
    Kinda new to iron maiden. Can someone recomend where to start?
    njustice4all
    Start w/ Number of the beast then Powerslave, peice of mind, killers, Iron Maiden, Somewhere in time, 7th son, A Mattet of life and death, brave new world, Dance of Death, them 90s stuff
    Spinnerweb
    You cant go wrong with simply any of their Bruce Dickinson albums. I recommend Number of The Beast. The opening track isn't the best thing ever but the rest of the album is stellar.
    Marsukoira
    Ty!!
    d.floresumana
    I think the best album to start is Brave New World, then jump back to Powerslave and then The Number of the Beast. Then there's no way back, you'll love'em all... except those weird 90s albums hahaha! JK
    SWIFTERS
    "to single out their 10 favorite guitar solos by the almighty Maiden" 8 or 10? 
    andyjohnston
    Good counting.  top 10 solos, only 8 there. My fav has always been Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner.
    HimitsuUK
    Cool list, I think From Here To Eternity and Holy Smoke have underrated solos.
    jobe13
    I'm happy my favorite Iron Maiden album (Somewhere In Time) is well represented here. But once again, my favorite song (Stranger In A Strange Land) is neglected.