Iron Maiden's "To Tame a Land" question

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In summary, Iron Maiden's song "To Tame a Land" was originally intended to be titled "Dune" after the novel. However, author Frank Herbert did not give his permission as he was not a fan of their type of music. This information is documented in Mick Wall's biography of the band, "Iron Maiden: Run to the Hills."
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I heard somewhere that Iron Maiden originally wanted to name their song "To Tame a Land" Dune but Frank Herbert did not give his permission as he was not a fan of their type of music. Has anyone else heard this before? Is this documented anywhere?

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piece_of_Mind#Composition said:
"To Tame a Land" was meant to be entitled "Dune" after the novel, but after seeking permission from Frank Herbert's agents, the band received a message which stated, "Frank Herbert doesn't like rock bands, particularly heavy rock bands, and especially bands like Iron Maiden" and were forced to change the name.[6]

[6] Wall, Mick (2004), p.244. Iron Maiden: Run to the Hills, the Authorised Biography (third ed.). Sanctuary Publishing. ISBN 1-86074-542-3.
 

1. Who wrote the song "To Tame a Land" by Iron Maiden?

The song "To Tame a Land" was written by Iron Maiden's bassist, Steve Harris.

2. What is the meaning behind the lyrics of "To Tame a Land"?

The lyrics of "To Tame a Land" are based on the science fiction novel "Dune" by Frank Herbert. The song tells the story of the main character, Paul Atreides, and his journey to become a leader and conqueror on the desert planet Arrakis.

3. When was "To Tame a Land" released and on which album?

"To Tame a Land" was released in 1983 on Iron Maiden's fifth studio album, "Piece of Mind".

4. Is "To Tame a Land" considered one of Iron Maiden's popular songs?

While "To Tame a Land" may not be as well-known as some of Iron Maiden's other hits, it is still a fan favorite and often played live during their concerts.

5. Has "To Tame a Land" ever been covered by other artists?

Yes, "To Tame a Land" has been covered by several artists, including Dream Theater and Children of Bodom.

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