During Bruce Dickinson‘s one-man speaking show on February 8 at Sala Radio in Bucharest, Romania, IRON MAIDEN frontman was asked by one fan what will happen to IRON MAIDEN after the current members retire.
“I like that. There’s always hope,” Dickinson responded. “‘After the current members retire,’ there’ll be a whole load of IRON members. We won’t even have to f*cking holograms.
“You know what I mean? You can actually have real IRON MAIDEN members that kind of look like us but are not us. That’s good. I like that. It’s not a bad idea. Then we can just sit back and [collect] royalties and do no work. Good idea! It’ll never happen, because we’re never going to f*cking retire.”
IRON MAIDEN is rumored to have completed work on a new studio album.
MAIDEN‘s last album, The Book Of Souls, was recorded in late 2014 in Paris, France with longtime producer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley.
Last month, Shirley offered a recap of 2019 on social media and alluded to a renewed MAIDEN collaboration, saying that he spent three months in Paris earlier this year “working very hard on an unnamed but not-very-secret project.”
“I finished with a loud ringing in my ears,” he added.
In May, Italian website, Maiden Concerts, speculated that IRON MAIDEN has already recorded their new album and is in the final stages of finalization.
Kevin Shirley has been signing all of the band’s records since 2000 and will be the sixth album since the group became a sextet with the return of Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith twenty years ago in February 1999.
There is no further information on the musical direction of the work, on the topics, covered and other aspects. What is known is that all the musicians, their wives, and the producer are at the same time in Paris, where Guillaume Tell Studios is located, where MAIDEN recorded Brave New World (2000) and The Book of Souls.