Iron Maiden Slowing Down With Age

08/06/2012
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(Classic Rock) Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain admits the band aren't playing their old songs the way they used to, because they're not able to.

Maiden's current set includes songs they wrote 25 years ago, many of which they haven't played in nearly as long, including the Seventh Son title track. That involved a bit of homework for the band and a stark realisation for McBrain.

"I'd listen and go, 'Gosh, I can't believe we played that song that fast.' We still have a lot of energy, but as a player I've realised we couldn't play at that speed today and make it work," He says. "We were younger and it was a lot more crazy. We're a bit more refined with where we go with tempos now. There are still nights when I go a bit quick and the rest of the band moan."

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