Thursday, December 3, 2015

Bruce Dickinson recalls 'weird' experience of seeing female tribute band The Iron Maidens


Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson was recently interviewed by Classic Rock magazine, you can read some excerpts below.


He recalled the "weird" experience of seeing The Iron Maidens, the world's first female tribute to Iron Maiden, performing live. He said: "I've seen The Iron Maidens in Mexico. We all went. We were watching them and I said to Steve Harris, 'This is a really weird question, but looking at them, would you fuck yourself?' And he went, 'I don’t know, but we've all been thinking it.' It was very, very weird."

About the importance of making new music for a band like Iron Maiden, he said: "The only difference between us and and Iron Maiden cover bands is that we do new Iron Maiden albums. Funnily enough, while that's a joke, it's also a good point."

He continued: "Without doing new albums, you just become a karaoke band of yourself. And that's not a good enough reason for me to give up a big chunk of my life to go on tour. Hey, the money's great. It's not enough. There needs to be more than that, because this band is so important to so many people."