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Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson says band will never retire

Posted by on March 18, 2019

It looks as if Iron Maiden isn’t going anywhere for a very long time.

During a recent interview with Spanish talk show Late Motiv, frontman Bruce Dickinson said that he doesn’t see a situation where the band would end.

“As far as I’m concerned anyway, I don’t see any reason why we should ever retire.”

Dickinson followed his answer with an anecdote from his days as an airplane pilot.

“As an airline captain, I was always told that nobody ever dies on an airplane. Even if the guy’s head is severed from his body, he’s not dead, because if the boss, the captain… If somebody says, ‘The guy’s head has fallen off.’ ‘Well, is he dead?’ ‘Well, he’s not dead until somebody legally says he’s dead.’ So, nobody dies until somebody stands up and says, ‘Yup. He’s definitely dead.’ ‘Ha! You’re responsible then. You killed him.’ So, it’s the same with rock and roll bands. We will never die. Even if we are actually dead, we will still never actually die.”

That seems to be true for Iron Maiden, as after 43 years, 33 of which Dickinson has been a member, Iron Maiden is still together touring and releasing music. Their latest studio album, The Book of Souls, was released in 2015. Currently, the band is in the middle of reissuing their entire catalog, with a second batch of LPs including Powerslave, Somewhere In Time, Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son and No Prayer For The Dying set to hit shelves on March 29.

The band is also slated to hit the road in North America this summer on the Legacy of the Beast Tour. Those dates kick off in Sunrise, Florida July 18 and wrap up with three shows in Mexico City, Mexico September 27, 29 and 30.

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