Iron Maiden: 'We'll Make At Least One More Album'

Vocalist Bruce Dickinson has told Daily Star that the band will make "at least one more album" to follow last year's acclaimed "The Final Frontier".

Iron Maiden: 'We'll Make At Least One More Album'
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According to Blabbermouth.net, vocalist Bruce Dickinson of British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden has told Daily Star that the band will make "at least one more album" to follow last year's acclaimed "the Final Frontier". Dickinson revealed that the bandmembers often struggle during the songwriting process, explaining: "We try to keep things on an even keel. Being English, we still have some reserve when we're communicating ideas to each other." "[In the old days] we'd have a stand-up knock-down fight about anything. But we know each other better now and people do mellow." He added, "[When it's time to write an album] we go off on our own, scribble ideas into our notebooks and come back to throw everything into the melting pot." "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." "Things have been going a bit more prog-rock on our recent albums and the fans seem to love that." In other news, Iron Maiden did not perform its classic song "The Trooper" during the band's headlining concert last night (Wednesday, August 3) in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Although no official explanation was given by the group for its decision to omit the track from the setlist, Maiden fans are speculating that this is because the band's mascot, Eddie, has been an inspiration for several Irish loyalist paramilitaries who have used its image from "The Trooper" single on wall murals throughout the North of Ireland (Photo#1, Photo#2, Photo#3). Back in 2003, Maiden's Irish fans erupted in fury when Dickinson provocatively waved two giant Union Jacks during the band's first concert in Ireland in almost 10 years. In addition to Dickinson, 52, Maiden features guitarists Adrian Smith, Janick Gers and Dave Murray, all 54, plus bassist Steve Harris, 55, and drummer Nicko Mcbrain, 57.

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    SGofawesome
    My friend saw them last summer and said that they played mostly new material. Which is by no means bad, but when your friend is 16 and wants to see Maiden before they die out, he will want to hear classic songs like The Trooper and 2 Minutes to Midnight. Balance is nice in a set.
    Randomrings
    they didn't play any songs off the piece of mind album when i saw them last year... on the same tour... with my piece of mind shirt on... anyways even if it is slightly disappointing its not really news, and they still destroy. They were amazing when i saw them Well I think The Final Frontier was one sexy album, and there's only 2 of the 15 LPs I don't like so I will be awaiting the potential new album
    Dardar1989
    This pleases Gaga! Anyway, most bands that don't break up get to the stage of not producing new albulms but they usually still continue to tour. It will probably happen to Maiden as well
    theotherguy7145
    You can't beat Maiden. They can still sell out Arenas and stadiums playing their new material. Ignoring the old stuff. Most classic bands, much as I love 'em, kinda become a heritage act. Up the Irons!
    Fenderexpx50
    It's just a weird thought to me that all these bands I grew up listening to and learning from are going to call it quits in my lifetime.
    theotherguy7145
    Double post sorry, but the words in the three comments above this one that have been highlighted as adverts spell 'sexy summer love' Nice. xD
    irishboy17
    when I saw Maiden at Soundwave Festival in Melbourne, Australia they played all the classics plus some cool new songs, the only songs I would have liked them to play that they didn't were; Aces High, Run to the Hills and No More Lies
    Exactly the same, cept I was in Perth,m right at the front! Dave Murray waved at me! Only songs they didn;t play that I'd like were Aces High, Revelations, Run to the Hills, Rime of the Ancient Mariner (understandable why they didn't play it though) and some songs from a Matter of Life and Death. Great performance over all though, best band ever!
    phantom_lord586
    when I saw Maiden at Soundwave Festival in Melbourne, Australia they played all the classics plus some cool new songs, the only songs I would have liked them to play that they didn't were; Aces High, Run to the Hills and No More Lies
    FearOfTheDuck
    I saw them for the 4th time last night, and took my little brother, it was his very first gig! So proud!
    Oixord
    In other news, Iron Maiden did not perform its classic song "The Trooper" during the band's headlining concert last night Well what do you expect, they have like 15 classics. They can't possibly play all their classics at every show cause there wouldn't be any time for new songs.
    Renegabe
    I say yes, but damn, take time in production and creativity. Even if it means taking a long break to map out good ideas and bad ideas. Not producing bad ideas into a quick album on a whim (Final Frontier).
    Jesus_Dean
    I recently saw Maiden and they kicked ass, but I would still rather see them hang up their hats before they start slowing down; possibly toning down the show because it's too strenuating to go out night after night. If they bring out another CD, I'll gladly buy it. If they decide to call it a day, then I'll just be thankful for the past 25+ years I've been enjoying them.
    SuicidalFreak
    How many more bands are gonna retire, break up or go on hiatus? First the Scorpions, then Judas Priest and now Iron Maiden? Even though many of the members of Iron Maiden are now in their 50s, I don't think they should retire too soon.
    Superperfex
    You have to understand how draining it is to be a part of the beast that is Iron Maiden. They should stop whenever they want. They gave us 15 albums. Enough Said.
    nnb
    SuicidalFreak : How many more bands are gonna retire, break up or go on hiatus? First the Scorpions, then Judas Priest and now Iron Maiden? Even though many of the members of Iron Maiden are now in their 50s, I don't think they should retire too soon./quote] Considering Maiden released on album a year ago, it makes sense they won't be doing anything for awhile.Not to mention that after the release of The Final Frontier the band said this wasn't going to be their last album. Thus this isn't really "news". [quote]If they decide to call it a day, then I'll just be thankful for the past 25+ years I've been enjoying them.
    This. With exception that they have A LOT of younger fans who've never had the chance to see them live and I think thats part of what keeps them going.
    Rimfrost
    I think they could make atleast one more, Final Frontier was awesome, and it would be a shame if it was the last. But then again, atleast they would end on a very high note (where the wild wind blows).