Iron Maiden with Blaze Bayley (1994-1998)
Bruce Dickinson wasn't the first lead singer of Iron Maiden. That honor goes to the long-forgotten Paul Day, who split the band in 1976, long before they cut their first album. He was replaced by Paul Di'Anno, who logged three years in the band and split after the release of their 1981 album Killers. Then came the beloved Bruce Dickinson. His soaring voice won the band a huge following and he carried them through their initial stadium era, but he left for a solo career in 1993. So the band brought in former Wolfsbane singer Blaze Bayley. They cut two albums with the guy, but he didn't sound much like Dickinson and fans never really warmed up to him. Dickinson came back in 1999 and he's been there ever since. Blaze now tours on his own, sometimes with Paul Di'Anno. They do an Iron Maiden-heavy set and sell a fair amount of tickets in Europe.