Running Wild

Album: Killing Machine/Hell Bent for Leather (1978)

Songfacts®:

  • This song was written by guitarist Glenn Tipton, and was a live staple from its release up to 1980, and also during 2001-2002 (while "Ripper" Owens was still in the band) in addition to being sung by Rob Halford with his solo band.
  • Some have accused Iron Maiden of stealing the song's riff and using it for their own "The Wicker Man."
  • The German Heavy Metal band Running Wild took their name from this song. >>
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    Jon - Sweden, for above 3

Comments: 1

  • Trent from Edmonton, AbMaiden didn't steal the riff for "The Wicker Man". In fact, they inspired the riff from the song in their concert video Raising Hell where the woman gets her head drilled apart.
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