Friday, August 5, 2011

Iron Maiden to make at least one more album

Encouraged by the success of their 2010 release, “The Final Frontier,” Iron Maiden will make “at least one more album,” according to singer Bruce Dickinson.

Speaking with The Daily Star about the band’s current tour and future recording plans, Dickinson admitted songwriting can be difficult for the band.

“We go off on our own, scribble ideas into our notebooks and come back to throw everything into the melting pot,” says Bruce. “We know the boundaries of what we can do musically. We’re not the kind of band who could say: ‘Hey, let’s do an album with Kanye West’ because that wouldn’t interest Maiden fans at all.”

But the singer is aware of what fans are digging from the band these days and may play to those strengths moving forward.

“Things have been going a bit more prog-rock on our recent albums,”
noted Dickinson, “and the fans seem to love that.”

Even after three decades, communication while creating music remains a challenge for the band, despite all their success.

“We try to keep things on an even keel. Being English we still have some reserve when we’re communicating ideas to each other,” Bruce added. “If we hugged each other we’d have to go straight into rehab.”

Maiden wrap up their Final Frontier tour with two shows this weekend (Friday, Saturday) at the 02 Arena in London.

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