Thursday, July 2, 2015

Iron Maiden's Steve Harris: "Bruce Dickinson is singing better than ever on new album The Book Of Souls"


Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris recently talked with Kerrang about Bruce Dickinson, you can read some excerpts below.


Steve said: "Well, it didn't at all, because Bruce didn't know and none of us knew anything about... There was no inkling of any of it. He'd finished all his vocal bits completely anyway, and then there were some other bits and pieces we were doing. Really, we didn't know anything, he didn't show any signs at all. I mean, his singing, when you hear it... He's singing better than ever."

He continued: "It didn't cause any problems in that department at all. He wasn't showing any signs of being ill. I didn't even know until a few weeks afterwards, when he got his results back. It was such a shock to him and everybody else, because it just wasn't expected at all."

"It's such a personal matter for Bruce and the band that I don't think now is the time to talk about it. It's Bruce's story to tell when he feels the time is right. The one thing I can say is that Bruce is a trooper and more than ready for the next chapter of Iron Maiden. What matters now is that we've got an album coming out that I think our fans are going to love and we're all excited to share with them."

About the tour cycle in support of "The Book Of Souls" Steve said: "Whenever we do a new album, we always go out with a new stage show; that's exciting in itself. We always feel like every show is sacred these days anyway, and I suppose even more so now after the scare with what's happened with Bruce. It makes everything more important to us."

He continued: "'The Book Of Souls' is a really powerful album, we're really proud of it, and we can't wait to come out and play new songs on the tour. We're really looking forward to it."