Eligible Since: 2004
Years Nominated: None
Why They Deserve It: Maiden were pioneers of the second, less bluesy wave of British heavy metal. In their 30-year career they’ve sold 85 million albums and served as a blueprint for both the music and the career path of countless bands, from Metallica to Slayer to Anthrax. —Jeff Royer
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