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Blaze Bayley Thinks Iron Maiden Should Do a Show Featuring All Three Singers


Last we heard from former Iron Maiden singer Blaze Bayley, he was releasing an album with a cover that looks like it was designed for twenty-eight dollars at the airbrush tent at the county fair. So it’s entirely unsurprising that now Bayley is saying he thinks Iron Maiden should do a one-off show featuring all three of the band’s singers–himself, original singer and classy gentleman Paul Di’Anno, and entirely unremarkable current singer Bruce Dickinson.

“What I really want to happen — and a lot of fans ask me about this — is a Maiden gig, like a one-off, where it’s the three singers [all going up on stage],” he said (see video below). “It’s never gonna happen in a million years, but all the fans I speak to about it go, ‘Yeah!’ And, man, can you imagine the arguments in the pub: ‘Oh, Paul’s the best’ ‘Oh, it’s Bruce.’ ‘Oh, it’s Blaze.’”

For the record, this argument has never happened, anywhere, ever. Anyway:

“Man, I would absolutely… I’d be there, man. I think it would be so much fun, because it would be purely… it would be really fan-orientated. You would have to know the whole spectrum of Iron Maiden; you can’t be a fairweather fan. You’d have to know the whole spectrum of what Iron Maiden’s history is to know the significance of Paul and of me and of Bruce. And I think it would be great to get the three of us together.”

Oh man, let’s take a look at this statement piece by piece:

  • I bet you would be there, Blaze. On that, we can agree.
  • Pretty sure most Maiden shows are “fan-oriented.”
  • “You can’t be a fairweather fan.” So, you’re basically acknowledging that your and Paul’s time in Maiden were the bad times, or at least just the not-as-good times. “You can’t just like the good stuff! What about all that mediocre material out there?”
  • “The whole spectrum of what Iron Maiden’s history is.” Basically, fans would get a reminder of just how good Dickinson is.
  • Love how Bruce is the last name mentioned, like a footnote.

Look, even if Bayley does mean well and isn’t just hoping for a one-night cash grab, he’s solidly off the mark here. We acknowledged that Bayley’s Maiden material was lackluster ages ago (look how primitive that post was!).

More so, Di’Anno has made it very clear that he doesn’t want to play Maiden material anymore! Sorry, Blaze, but we all know Paul is a man of principle and dignity. What, do you think he would just, I don’t know, go back on everything he’s said in the past for one night onstage in an arena and maybe a fraction of a percent of the merch sales? Why, that would only prove that he’s a massive fucking hypocrite.

What do you guys think–are any of you aching for a chance to see Iron Maiden with all three singers? Let us know in the comments section. Meanwhile, I’ve got to go pour some more porter in the bowl at the foot of my Bruce Dickinson shrine. Coming, master. I hear your call.

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