Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Steve Harris about Iron Maiden plans: "At least one more album"

Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris was recently interviewed by Vorterix, you can read some excerpts below.

About a possible new album before retiring, he said: "We still want to make at least one more album, and we want to do some more touring. We’re enjoying ourselves at the moment. We’re just happy to be here after what happened with Bruce. It’s a privilege to play and be here, because a year ago we didn’t even know if we were going to be able to tour any more."

He said that Iron Maiden would have come to an end if Bruce Dickinson hadn't been able to return: "At this stage of our career I don’t think we would have looked to another singer. There’s no point. We can’t really replace Bruce anyway. But, thank God, we didn’t need to. The main thing is that he’s okay, but the second thing is, now we can tour and make albums."

Harris has had to accept he can't play football as often as he'd like any more, he said: "It took me a long while to to realise that I wasn’t going to play on a regular basis. I still play once in a while, but that took me a long while to adjust. Obviously, with the band, it’s going to be even worse, so I’m not looking forward to that. You just have to focus and do other things, so you have your mind on something else."

He continued: "I’d like to write more songs, and write more songs on my own. I’ve still got loads of ideas. Too many, probably, but that’s a nice problem to have. I’d rather have that problem than run out of ideas. We’ve had a fantastic career. If it ended tomorrow, it’s been amazing, and I can live with that. But obviously we’d like to carry on longer. Hopefully we can carry on a bit more."

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