IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson has revealed what he feels is the iconic band’s most underrated song.
Bruce took the stage Thursday night (January 20) in Tampa, Florida for his spoken-word tour and discussed numerous topics in depth, particularly, his fronting of IRON MAIDEN.
Eonmusic’s Eamon O’Neill reports that Dickinson was welcomed by a massive round of applause and dove right in, recalling his upbringing and eventual time with his pre-MAIDEN band SAMSON, saying: “We made every mistake it’s possible to make in the music industry — in a concentrated time.”
During the fan-submitted question and answer period of the evening, Bruce was asked what song he felt was IRON MAIDEN’s most underrated track. “I’m a really big fan of ‘Total Eclipse’, he said, referring to the B-side of 1982’s “Run To The Hills”. Bruce discussed how the song “Gangland” was originally supposed to appear on the flipside of the single, but the band changed their minds at the last minute. “That sounds great. This is so good that we can’t do it as the B-side,” he explained. Expanding on “Gangland”, which is the penultimate track on the “The Number Of The Beast’ album, Bruce divulged: “‘Gangland’ went on the album, and we actually forgot to mix the guitar solos. There’s a bit in there, and there’s no guitar solo. To this day, I think we forgot.”
You can read the entire Eonmusic report at this location.
Bruce Dickinson kicked off his two-month long North American spoken-word tour last Monday night (January 17) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.