Iron Maiden Singer Has No Desire To Compete With Younger Artists

(Classic Rock) Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson says experience has taught them how to harness the energy of their youth for maximum impact. But that doesn't mean the band, in their mid-50s, are trying to compete with younger outfits.

Dickinson, who defeated cancer earlier this year, accepts it's not possible for Maiden to write the way they did 20 years ago. But that's not a problem since he has no desire to compete with younger artists - including his son Austin's outfit As Lions.

He reflects: "You've done those kinds of songs back then, and now there are other bands that are having that same moment in their own way at that same point in their career. Let them carry the torch.

"It's like me going into competition with my kids. Why would I? Apart from the fact that I really like them, what's the big deal? I'm doing my own thing. I've already been on that journey - now it's up to them to go on their own journey through various stages of their life." Read more here.

Classic Rock Magazine is an official news provider for antiMusic.com.
Copyright Classic Rock Magazine- Excerpted here with permission.

Iron Maiden Music, DVDs, Books and more

Iron Maiden T-shirts and Posters

More Iron Maiden News

Share this article

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pin it Share on Reddit email this article

Related Stories

KISS and Iron Maiden To Headline Download 2022

Iron Maiden Offshoot Smith/Kotzen Release 'Scars' Video

Dee Snider Slams 'Elitist' Rock Hall Committee Members

Iron Maiden Classic Gets Wilderun Makeover In New Video

Dennis Stratton Shocked By Iron Maiden Rock Hall Nomination Inclusion

Iron Maiden, Foo Fighters Lead Rock Hall Nominations

Iron Maiden Singer To Host Online Powerslave Listening Party

Iron Maiden's Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen Announce Album

Anthrax's Charlie Benante Takes On Iron Maiden Classic

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched For Iron Maiden Icon Paul Di'Anno