IRON MAIDEN vocalist Bruce Dickinson recently admitted that he doesn’t “really get” the music of Drake.
Four months ago, after IRON MAIDEN released their latest album “Sejutsu”, the band were narrowly beaten for the No. 1 spot on the U.K. album charts by the Toronto-born rapper.
Speaking to this, Dickinson said: “We went head to head with Drake the week the album was released. I don’t really get what he does, though a lot of people do, but going head to head with him felt like, ‘No this is real music played by a bunch of old geezers who make no concessions to the times in which we live.’
“People say, ‘You’re dinosaurs.’ And we go, ‘Yeah and there aren’t too many of those left.’ This is who we are, it’s what we do.”
Bruce went on to say that he is pleased IRON MAIDEN haven’t relied on social media to grow their fanbase.
“By and large our audience as moved on with us,” he said. “MAIDEN’s audience is like a table made of plywood; every year you just add a new layer and the table gets bigger and bigger. We’ve grown organically — not through social media or any of that stuff. We’ve grown by going out and doing it in front of people.”
“Senjutsu” was recorded in 2019 in Paris, France with producer Kevin Shirley and co-produced by Steve Harris.