Ceritanya begini. Bruce Dickinson ditanya mengenai setlist tour akan datang dan beliau dengan 'berlagaknya' mengatakan bahawa peminat-peminat muda maukan lagu-lagu baru.
Dalam official forum IRON MAIDEN hangat bincang pasal ni. Peminat otai pun ada yang terasa la sebab seolah-olah IRON MAIDEN dah tak kisah kat mereka.
Sejak dari Somewhere Back On Tour dulu memang ramai budak-budak datang tengok konsert depa dan sales album pun boleh tahan. Tu yang Bruce keluar statement macam tu.
To be fair, otai pun perlu diberi perhatian. Yang die-hard, beli semua barangan IRON MAIDEN walau sebijik plectrum pun, otai-otai ni la.
Seperti yang dilaporkan oleh blabbermouth:
Singer Bruce Dickinson, drummer Nicko McBrain and guitarist Adrian Smith of British heavy metal legends were interviewed for an episode of "Hard" on the AUX music channel out of Canada when the band played in Toronto, Ontario on July 3, 2010. The segment can now be viewed below.
Rod Smallwood, IRON MAIDEN's longtime manager, told The New York Times that more than 800,000 copies of the band's latest album, "The Final Frontier", had been shipped to retailers around the world by the end of August, with the group having sold about 85 million records in its 30-year career.
"A lot of bands could learn a lot from MAIDEN," Smallwood said. "MAIDEN is essentially about the relationship with the fans, and nothing comes between that. They don't want to be rock stars. They just enjoy playing for the fans."
According to David Kassler, chief operating officer of EMI for Europe, digital tracking services showed only small levels of illegal downloading of "The Final Frontier", which is attributable in part to the fact that IRON MAIDEN's songs do not fit the mold of a radio single — three of them, on the newest release, are more than nine minutes long.
"You'd expect some people to be pirating, but they don't," Kassler told The New York Times. "They want the physical album. They love the artwork, the lyrics. It's something they want to show their friends and family."