I enjoy making solo albums because over the years it's evolved into more of a genuine personal expression of story-telling and day dreams, and I work in a way that has more control.
My aim as a frontman is always to try and shrink the venue, if you can, to turn that football stadium into the world's smallest club. At least you have to try.
Major labels blow all their money massively and blame it on the band.
A few of these interviews have gone slightly awry, because every now and again there has been the odd conflict of interest between interviews because of the Iron Maiden record, and I am a bit long-winded.
Iron Maiden is an institution, and I'm delighted that I'm involved in it, but there was a time that I wasn't delighted so I quit.
I was an accident - my mum was only 16 when she had me.
I do like Marylin Manson, actually. I think, he's very talented and he did make some great music.
I've been to the Reading festival twice before-as a punter, though I stayed backstage in the hospitality tent!
I find that fencing and training give me more stamina and help me deal with the craziness of being on the road so much.
South Wales is a hub of aviation.
A guy called Arthur Brown... was a big influence of mine... and also Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull.
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