We’re starting to get the feeling that Iron Maiden‘s Bruce Dickinson may be over the whole “always the bridesmaid, never the bride” feeling they’ve had lately regarding the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Despite being eligible since 2005 and only recently having been nominated twice, Iron Maiden has yet to pass the threshold needed to be inducted. And according to the iconic vocalist, he wants it to stay that way — at least until everyone in the band is dead and gone.
Dickinson made the distinction while speaking with The Telegraph, simply stating that they shouldn’t go in “because we’re not dead yet!”
Metal artists have long been ignored by the Rock Hall. Only big names like Black Sabbath, Metallica, and most recently Judas Priest have made the cut. Meanwhile, other insanely influential metal bands like Motörhead, Slayer, and yes — Iron Maiden — have been completely snubbed.
Hell, it was even a hard road for Judas Priest to get in, just barely missing out multiple times before finally getting in last year.
Dickinson suggested that a major reason why metal seems to get ignored by the Rock Hall is because of the genre’s “unsafe” nature.
“Some people feel almost actively threatened by metal. Not by the nature of the music. But by the fact that it doesn’t conform to their worldview of what pop music should be, which is: pop music is disposable, darling. Well: we don’t make disposable pop music.”
Iron Maiden are currently out on tour running the European summer festival circuit in support of their latest album Senjutsu. You can check out the full list of dates below.
JUN 17 HELLFEST, CLISSON FRANCE [Tickets]JUN 19 HALLENSTADION, ZURICH SWITZERLAND * [Tickets]JUN 21 ZAG ARENA, HANNOVER GERMANY * [Tickets]JUN 24 3 ARENA, DUBLIN IRELAND ** [Tickets]JUN 26 OVO HYDRO, GLASGOW SCOTLAND ** [Tickets]JUN 28 FIRST DIRECT ARENA, LEEDS ENGLAND ** [Tickets]JUN 30 AO ARENA, MANCHESTER ENGLAND ** [Tickets]JUL 03 MOTORPOINT ARENA, NOTTINGHAM ENGLAND ** [Tickets]JUL 04 UTILITA ARENA, BIRMINGHAM ENGLAND ** [Tickets]JUL 07 O2 ARENA, LONDON ENGLAND ** [Tickets]JUL 08 O2 ARENA, LONDON ENGLAND * [Tickets]JUL 11 ZIGGO DOME, AMSTERDAM THE NETHERLANDS * [Tickets]JUL 13 SPORTPALEIS, ANTWERP BELGIUM * [Tickets]JUL 15 THE RETURN OF THE GODS FESTIVAL, MILAN ITALY [Tickets]JUL 18 PALAU SANT JORDI, BARCELONA SPAIN * [Tickets]JUL 20 ESTADIO ENRIQUE ROCA, MURCIA SPAIN * [Tickets]JUL 22 BIZKAIA ARENA BEC, BILBAO SPAIN * [Tickets]JUL 25 WESTFALENHALLE, DORTMUND GERMANY * [Tickets]JUL 26 WESTFALENHALLE, DORTMUND GERMANY ** [Tickets]JUL 29 FESTHALLE, FRANKFURT GERMANY * [Tickets]JUL 31 OLYMPIAHALLE, MUNICH GERMANY * [Tickets]AUG 1 OLYMPIAHALLE, MUNICH GERMANY ** [Tickets]AUG 2-5 WACKEN OPEN AIR FESTIVAL GERMANY [Tickets]
- The Raven Age support
** Lord Of The Lost support
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