ROCK HALL Is ‘Thrilled’ To Have IRON MAIDEN On The Ballot Again

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During an interview with Audacy‘s Taryn Daly, Greg Harris, the president and CEO of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Foundation, addressed the fact that IRON MAIDEN is one of the nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s 2023 induction class.

“We talked about Warren Zevon [being nominated], a piano-playing, songwriting guy, and then the triple guitar assault of IRON MAIDEN in the same class. It’s really exciting and really fun now,” he said. “MAIDEN was nominated once before, but we’re hopeful that after the success that JUDAS PRIEST [had] last year that MAIDEN is inducted as well… We’re thrilled that they’re on the ballot.”

Even though artists are eligible for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 25 years after the release of their first album or single, iconic hard rock and metal groups like MAIDEN and MOTÖRHEAD have yet to be recognized by the institution, which inducted GUNS N’ ROSES in that band’s first year of eligibility.

In 2018, MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson described Rock Hall as “an utter and complete load of bollocks run by a bunch of sanctimonious bloody Americans who wouldn’t know rock and roll if it hit them in the face.”

MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris previously told Rolling Stone that he doesn’t care that his band has yet to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame despite the fact that it has been eligible since 2004.

“I don’t mind that we’re not in things like that. I don’t think about things like that,” Harris said. “It’s very nice if people give you awards or accolades, but we didn’t get into the business for that sort of thing. I’m certainly not going to lose sleep if we don’t get any sort of award, not just that one, any award. I don’t think we deserve to have this or that necessarily. With what we do, whatever comes of it is great. Whatever doesn’t come of it is great, too.”