Well just like with rock music, when Maiden, Rammstein and Metallica retires there will no be stadium metal bands. I dont think we can blame anybody for that.
I think that we can be happy with status of metal music today because just remember how it was in late 90's - early 00'. Metal was dead...
When I joined this chat and everybody is posting No More Lies I thought that they are playing it tonight at Wacken as suprise :D
Anyway, maybe they dont allowed live stream because of potential bad performance of some band members so they can do some mixing in replay stream after few days.
But what we could get for 50th?
15 songs set with hits will be just boring overplay set.
The best will be 2 night shows like Metallica is doing. They could book smaller venues and arenas in the biggest cities for 2 night with different set.
Other option maybe special shows with Blaze and...
He is not performing live with them since 2015. But he writes songs all whole GH universe stories are his idea.
He is very active on GH Reddit topic, and by his answers it seems that he is still much involved anything GH does.
I dont know could Bruce handle Hallowed anymore in this stage, it is not easy song to sing. Fear is much easier and more popular within causal audience. So I dont see too much connection between those two songs for rotation.
I think we underestimate popularity of NPFD and FOTD album songs among casual music fans.
Internet numbers on songs like Wasting Love are crazy high and songs like Tailgunner, Bring your..., Be quick, wasting love and from here to...are songs that you can find on a lot of random rock playlists...
Since I am spending 6-7 months per year on vessel and my internet is very limited I am staying away of news and media.
When I am back home I observe that media is overloading people with bad news and informations and it gives a lot of stress. I am feeling so relife when I am at sea and staying...
Steve is Iron Maiden it is not secret. Luckily he seems to be normal boss at least for last 24 yrs so people are not leaving :D
But before that...a lot of problems, but in 90's he realised if he dont change approach
I think we should be happy what we got this tour and last tour. Fantastic setlist with a lot of rare songs. Ok, last leg of Legacy tour was not so great in term of setlist.
For me the biggest problem were setlist from 2011 to 2017. It was rotation of SBiT tour songs plus songs from new album...
Also Trooper 2005 single have Prowler, Another Life and Rue Morgue live from 2005 tour with great quality.
So I belive band have a live audio files from every tour. I was hoping that in covid lockdown we will get some old tour live album but I guess they are planning that for retirement.