I think it’d be sad if Iron Maiden were still trying to be rock stars in ten years. I’d probably shed a tear, but I wouldn’t fucking cry.
In a new interview, Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris (no relation, sadly) says the band’s on borrowed time.
When asked what would stop the Maiden dudes from doing the band for another ten years, Harris dropped the hammer.
“I don’t know about ten years, but I think we’ve certainly got another five years in us but it’s hard to say,” Harris offers.
“As you get older it gets doubly hard to keep yourself fit and in shape. We do work really hard on doing that. It’s important to us.”
I need to work out. I don’t. At all. I need to.
“We’d be selling ourselves and everyone else short if we didn’t, so we do look after ourselves. It does get tougher. I don’t play football much anymore, but I play a lot of tennis. Partly because I’ve had so many problems with my back that I can only play the odd match here or there. Unfortunately, it’s five years since I’ve played a full season of football and that’s something that I miss a lot, but I had to make a decision.”
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