Iron Maiden are pleased to be “dinosaurs”.
The heavy metallic legends have been narrowly overwhelmed to the primary spot on the album chart by Drake this 12 months and frontman Bruce Dickinson admitted he doesn’t actually “get” the ‘Hotline Bling’ hitmaker’s work.
He mentioned: “We went face to face with Drake the week the album was launched. I don’t actually get what he does, although lots of people do, however going face to face with him felt like, ‘No that is actual music performed by a bunch of previous geezers who make no concessions to the instances during which we reside.’
“Individuals say, ‘You’re dinosaurs.’ And we go, ‘Yeah and there aren’t too a lot of these left.’
“That is who we’re, it’s what we do.”
And Bruce is happy the band haven’t relied on social media to develop their fanbase.
He mentioned: “By and huge our viewers as moved on with us. Maiden’s viewers is sort of a desk product of plywood; yearly you simply add a brand new layer and the desk will get greater and larger.
“We’ve grown organically – not via social media or any of that stuff.
“We’ve grown by going out and doing it in entrance of individuals.”
The Run to the Hills’ hitmaker can’t wait to get on stage following an extended break because of the coronavirus pandemic.
He mentioned: “I can’t wait to get again on the market and play these songs.
“We’re nonetheless fired up and to get again collectively in a room with the blokes to simply play music is one thing I’m trying ahead to greater than you possibly can ever think about.”