Thanks for your answer, exactly my thoughts. I'm a fan of their music, I love to go to their concerts and when reading one of their interviews my main interest is when they talk about music and sometimes about some of their passions (football, planes, golf) but the rest. Well, for sure as I said before, they have their opinions about what is going on and about a lot of other topics. Why should they speak about it and more important why should we care about it like it's the holy grail??? As an example, I always thought Gene Simmons should have kept his mouth shut more than once throughtout his career but if I was a fan of Kiss, would it make me love their music less ??? No, I don't think so. So the same goes for MAiden in the present situation. Why make such a big deal about it??? Well I'll stop here, already spent too much time in this topic.So what?
I still come back my previous point, why does it matter what Maiden do or don’t say about the Russia/Ukraine conflict? For that matter so what if they called it a situation.
Honestly it just comes back to what I said about how some fans have made being a fan of Maiden a big part of their lives and because they have strong opinions on what is happening they can’t understand why their favourite band doesn’t share their opinions and voice them.
what if Maiden all came out and said they supported putin, ever thought of that. What if they are all pro Russia, would that stop you or anyone else being a fan?
Maiden are a band who write and release music and play concerts. If anyone bigs them up to be a bigger and more significant part of their lives then that’s on them.
As a fan I have no idea what the actual people involved in the band and management are like outside of interviews I’ve read and watched. For all I know they could all be a bunch of pricks in real life and may all have opinions and and thoughts that wildly vary from my own. That’s why I don’t care if Maiden release any statement about anything going on in the world ever to be honest. I don’t want my thoughts about them as people to cloud my opinion of their music.
I’m a fan of their music and their concerts and that’s it. If you want them to be more than this in your life then prepare to be disappointed.