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Iron Maiden Singer Has No Desire To Compete With Younger Artists

10/06/2015
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(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.

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