Rammstein? Really? Are they really that big in America today? I always thought that Rammstein is way more famous in Europe than America.And the biggest metal band is Metallica (sine 30 years!). Iron Maiden is on the same level as Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath - sometimes less or more but way behind the Metallica and even Rammstein. These two bands' fan base is still growing with hosts of young fans - we can't say the same about Maiden, particulary in US.
Please, don't put Maiden and Rammstein in the same sentence.And the biggest metal band is Metallica (sine 30 years!). Iron Maiden is on the same level as Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath - sometimes less or more but way behind the Metallica and even Rammstein. These two bands' fan base is still growing with hosts of young fans - we can't say the same about Maiden, particulary in US.
Obviously, I'm not spoken to here, but I still want to answer this for myself. Maiden is my favourite band, but I don't care how many records they sell or how big their venues are. I care even less how they compare to other bands. Most of my favourite artists usually play in front of a few hundred people and sell virtually no records. I don't see how this should affect my appreciation for their music. And as an objective question -not a passive-aggressive or rhetorical one, but a genuine "want-to-know" type - why should it?Is Maiden your favorite band, RLonger? Does it bother you that Metallica sold more records or has more Spotify hits or whatever?
Yeah, Metallica was more popular with the masses. So was Michael Jackson and Ariana Grande and whoever. I couldn't care less. Maiden is incredibly successful and popular in their own right. How many bands from the 80s still have their classic lineups intact and are still selling out stadiums and arenas worldwide and still regularly pumping out great new music? Only Maiden.Yeah I'm into Maiden, Black Sabbath, Saxon, Judas Priest, Motorhead and many more classic metal bands. If we talk about "which band is the biggest in metal world" we must obviously admit Metallica is (commercially) a way bigger. Classic heavy metal isn't the most popular genre of metal music particulary in the US. I'm the fan of IM but not blind and deaf. I wanna see some things clearly and believable, if the album or tour become a flop - I would tell it out loud, even when we talk about Maiden. I thing as the fans we should be frank and honest with our verdicts, loyal but not fanatically devoted - that's the lethal way to our personalities.