And I happen to agree with him. I mean, it kind of goes without saying, no? Iron Maiden have been around longer, and are known to a larger population. They’ve never changed their styles to win fans, only made minor adjustments commiserate with age.
But Bruce Dickinson says it better than I do.
He discusses in the new issue of U.K.’s Metal Hammer magazine the secret to Maiden’s success and explained why they’re revered as one of the greatest bands to ever take a stage.
“You’ve just got to have a sense of fearlessness,” says Bruce. “I got into trouble for saying that we’re better than Metallica… and, it’s true! They might be bigger than us and they might sell more tickets than us and they might get more gold-plated middle-class bourgeoisie turning up to their shows but they’re not Maiden. I did say it’s a bit of a wind-up. I thought, if I’m going to turn into an asshole, I might as well, you know, go for it!”
Plus, James Hetfield can’t pilot a jumbo jet. Bruce can — another reason why Maiden crush Metallica.
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