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Iron Maiden News, Links, and Interviews

Discussion in 'Maiden Chat' started by Hottysmiff, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    Perhaps it is songs that work especially well with their name-bearing product. But even allowing for that, it's not what you might think of as an overly marketing-led selection from Maiden's back catalogue. Whatever his reasoning, he doesn't appear to have gone for an easier-listening selection to appeal for newer fans.
     
  2. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

    Steve was asked whether hearing The Iron Maidens play the song live made him want to play it live with Maiden and his answer was "No". This was part of a Metal Hammer interview done back during some Latin American dates on the Somewhere Back in Time tour if I remember correctly. :)
     
  3. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    I'm afraid I haven't seen it. Or better: I'm glad I didn't see that. That answer hurt.
     
  4. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Nicko clearly wants to play it though. I'd guess if he could persuade Steve then it could probably happen.
     
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  5. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

    Neither Steve nor Bruce particularly want to play the song live and they are the ones who decide/agree on what gets played.
     
  6. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    My point was clear: if Nicko, who wants to play it, can persuade Steve (the rhythm section), then I think it's possible. I think Steve wanting something & Bruce not can still lead to Maiden playing it.
     
  7. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

    That might have been the case 25 years ago, but not anymore and even less probable after Bruce's cancer. In the end, he is the one who has to sing the (challenging) songs every night on tour.
     
  8. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Is AtG more challenging than some of the stuff currently in the set?
     
  9. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    It could be on par with
    TRATB
    , at least memory-wise (gazillion of different parts).
     
  10. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

    Not sure, but Bruce might rather play a new challenging song than an old one he is not too fond of.
     
  11. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    It's not that vocally complicated.
    When did he say he wasn't fond of it?
     
  12. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

    It is no secret that he is not too fond of Somewhere in Time and I know he has made fun of the lyrics in the past (to be fair, he has a point as they read like a GCSE factual history essay more than anything else).
     
  13. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Yeh, granted the lyrics are pants. I think he's probably totally indifferent to it; but I reckon he could be persuaded.
     
  14. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Yacht Rock

    They already played it guys...I thought you knew...

     
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  15. Welsh Phantom

    Welsh Phantom Educated Fool

    This ..... is ..... ACE

     
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  16. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Just saw the Steve Harris spotify playlist. Pretty cool, surprising amount of songs that never/rarely get played live. Honestly I thought Steve/the band just forgot about some of those.
     
  17. Lampwick 43

    Lampwick 43 Arriving Somewhere But Not Here

    Holy shit that's awesome!
     
  18. jazz from hell

    jazz from hell Ancient Mariner

    The orchestra sucks (attitude and rhythm). And it's exactly the kind of stuff that almost always sucks ass
    (Berlin-Philharmonic-plays-Scorpions type).
     
  19. Niall Kielt

    Niall Kielt Pulled Her At The Bottle Top

    Nicko is doin a New Years Eve show on Planet Rock radio 10pm til midnight GMT. Should be a few funny stories, boys and girls....
     
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  20. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    Will be nice to see/hear some Maiden activity. It's been quiet for a little while, other than a video on FB, courtesy of Bruce's son, of Bruce shovelling blazing cardboard around in his back garden.
     
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