Bruce is obviously wrong and is an out of touch grandpa but does it really matter? He's also made statements in the past that contradict what he's said recently. He clearly isn't an anti-vaxxer. These are some fairly off-hand comments and we're probably giving them too much thought.
Changing they key of a song to accommodate a singer's voice is very common. It has nothing to do with making it "heavier". If Bruce sang in a more natural register it would really help to preserve his voice and he wouldn't sound strained.
I couldn't give less of a shit about collector's box sets and endless live releases of the same songs over and over again. What do Metallica fans get out of hearing progressively worse versions of Enter Sandman time and time again? If anything it's a lazy cash grab that cheapens the music. I'm...
I'd say it's my second favorite "reunion era" album. The song arrangements and lyrics are on different level than TBOS with maybe one or two exceptions. I think it's Maiden's most mature album and I'm excited to see what else they can do on the next one.