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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Is Iron Maiden Really Better Than Metallica?

Posted By on Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 9:03 AM

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Iron Maiden is better than Metallica.

We don't necessarily agree, but that was the contention made by Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson in a recent interview with UK magazine Metal Hammer.

"You've just got to have a sense of fearlessness," the singer said, according to a posting on NME. "I got into trouble for saying that we're better than Metallica ... and it's true!"

click to enlarge Iron Maiden, with Dickinson at left.
  • Iron Maiden, with Dickinson at left.
"They might be bigger than us," said the 52-year-old frontman, "and they might sell more tickets than us and they might get more gold-plated middle-class bourgeoisie turning up to their shows, but they're not Maiden."
 

Agreed -- Metallica is not Maiden. But is that a liability? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

[Metal Hammer / NME / Daily Swarm]

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