LOS ANGELES – Heavy metal rock band Iron Maiden (search) have put their mark in cement — along with the bony hand of its album cover skeleton mascot, "Eddie."
Band members added their handprints — with a fake skeleton hand to stand in for Eddie's — to the Hollywood Rockwalk (search) on Friday. The sidewalk gallery is outside the Guitar Center on Sunset Boulevard.
Iron Maiden was 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 UK sales.
The rockers have been on tour this summer with Ozzfest in the United States and have gained favorable reviews from critics.
The current lineup includes Harris and original guitarist Dave Murray along with returning singer Bruce Dickinson, guitarist Adrian Smith, guitarist Janick Gers and drummer Nicko McBrain.