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Bruce Dickinson says what he thinks about Blaze Bayley

Bruce Dickinson and Blaze Bayley

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Bruce Dickinson says what he thinks about Blaze Bayley

Bruce Dickinson talked with Blabbermouth’s Jack Antonio, and shared his opinion on ex-Iron Maiden singer Blaze Bayley, that joined the band after Bruce quit in 1994 and served as the band’s vocalist until his return in 1999


Read what he said below (via Blabbermouth):

“I really like Blaze. I like him just as a human being. He’s a lovely guy.

“I remember going to the management offices and there was a guy, he doesn’t work for management anymore, but he was telling me how great this whole thing was and how brilliant it was going to be.

Blaze Bayley and Iron Maiden

“I said, ‘Look, he’s got this great gig. Of course, he’s going to take the job. He’s been offered the job. Of course, he’s going to take it.’ I said, ‘Has anybody given any thought to where he’s going to go with the old stuff? Has anyone given any thought to how he is going to manage it? Not just singing, but how are you going to deal with the fan reaction?’

“Because I was surprised it was Blaze. I was delighted for Blaze, but there was a whole bunch of other really good singers out there [Rumored candidates also included Angra’s André Matos and Michael Kiske of Helloween].

Blaze Bayley singing

“I thought ‘Wow, they could have picked somebody with a voice that could do what my voice did.’ But they picked Blaze. Obviously, they picked somebody different, but that came with its own set of challenges. I just wondered whether anybody in the management was really giving anybody any serious words of truth on how hard this could be.”

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