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BRUCE DICKINSON Discusses Why IRON MAIDEN Use ‘Doctor Doctor’ By UFO As Entrance Music At Live Shows

Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson was recently asked why the iconic British metal band always use UFO's "Doctor Doctor" as their "entrance music.

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson was recently asked, at one of his spoken-word shows, why the iconic metal band always use UFO’s “Doctor Doctor” as their “entrance music” at their concerts.

Dickinson responded to the question during his February 11 spoken-word show at The Vic Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, saying: “It has the added advantage that everybody knows we play ‘Doctor Doctor’ before we go on stage. So, before the intro tape, there’s five minutes of ‘Doctor Doctor’. It’s brilliant, so people go, ‘Oh, quick.’ Stop having a piss, drink the last pint, get to your seats. ‘Doctor Doctor’ is playing. They’ll be on in a minute. And for the road crew, it’s also brilliant. It’s, like, ‘Stop masturbating in the toilet. Wipe your ass.'”

Last year, IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris said that the UFO song “Love To Love”, from the 1979 studio album “Strangers In The Night” was one of the eight songs that changed his life. He said in a talk with Metal Hammer: “UFO have loads of great songs, and loads of great albums, but this version in particular, on ‘Strangers In The Night’, really struck a nerve with me. It’s the light and shade and the dynamic build-up which does it for me.

“I used to listen to ‘Strangers In The Night’ when I was driving the kids to school in the morning and it gets you fired up for the day.

“UFO always had fantastic guitar players — Michael Schenker and Paul Chapman were brilliant — and Phil Mogg is a great singer.

“MAIDEN played two gigs supporting UFO in 1981, in Long Beach and San Bernardino in California, and we’d have loved to have them out with us, but for some reason it never happened.”

Bruce Dickinson’s two-month North American spoken-word tour commenced on January 17 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and continues through to the end of March.