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  • The title track to Iron Maiden's second album, "Killers" was written by group leader Steve Harris and their original lead singer Paul Di'Anno, who was replaced by Bruce Dickinson for their next album.

    In our interview with Di'Anno, he explained: "It was about a psychotic killer, what he's thinking about while he's doing it."
  • The band performed this song at the Rainbow Theatre in London on December 21, 1980 during a show that would be released as the Live at the Rainbow home video. The band hadn't yet recorded the song, and Di'Anno hadn't written lyrics for it, but Harris was adamant about performing it, which made Di'Anno come up with some words in a hurry.

    "I had a rough idea, but I made up the words as we went along - live on stage, in front of all those bloody people," he told us. "They're different to how they are on the album."

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