Words matter. These are the best Steve Harris Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Sure, some tracks are not as good as others, but we’ve written some really strong, classic stuff, like ‘The Number of the Beast,’ ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name,’ and ‘Rime of the Ancient Mariner.’
If you see a credit with just my name on it, that means I write absolutely everything: rhythm guitar parts, guitar melodies, vocal melodies… absolutely everything, really.
I respect religion and all people’s ideas of it. I think everyone should be able to do whatever they want to do with their own life. I just don’t particularly like it when people try and force their ideas on others.
The negative reactions to ‘The Number of the Beast’ were strange. When we wrote it, we never expected anything like that.
I tend not to look too much back; I tend to look forward. So, I suppose, I know, I’ve had probably most of my life, and there’s less going forwards than there is going back, but I prefer to look in the future.
So when I started writing my own stuff, it was with a lot of combinations and time changes and power.
When you’re trying to create imagery, you’re trying to create a feeling or a mood.
I have respect for anybody that has to go and do whatever they have to do to protect their country.
As you get older it gets doubly hard to keep yourself fit and in shape.
Some of the newer bands I like include Queensryche and Marillion, and I was glad when Yes reformed. Also, Kingdom Come; I was laughing when I first heard it and going ‘This is outrageous,’ but it’s a really album. I went to see them play and enjoyed it.
The Fender Precision is my instrument, my beloved Precisions.
Once you start out, you are kind of finding out who you are, and then by the time you get to the second album or you’ve been touring a lot, doing live shows or whatever, the sound starts to shift slightly to something that is more the true essence of what the band really is.
People get into metal and they don’t drift away from it. They might have families and move away a little, but they certainly don’t forget about it.
Whenever we play new material, eventually some of the songs become classics themselves. They can’t become that unless you play them. Any new song is not going to go down as well as some of the old stuff, because obviously the old stuff the fans know inside out.
When we started off, we weren’t even thinking of being a global band. We just ended up becoming that.
You know, we never really know what we’re going to write next. Which is part of the excitement when we go in and do a new album. No battle plan, we just go in and do it and what comes out, comes out.
The thing that annoys me is that I hate it when people charge bands to play with them. I hate that.
I may not expect every single show to sell out and I never take everything for granted, but you still know you’re going to get a certain amount of people.
I mean, it took me a long while to realize that I wasn’t gonna play football on a regular basis anymore. I still play once in a while, but that took me a long while to adjust.
I find it natural to write on the bass, and a lot of people find that really odd.
I still do get a little bit nervous at the beginning of Maiden tours but that’s mainly because of the new material.
Obviously, Iron Maiden is on a way bigger scale to British Lion, but as a musician playing live, it’s just the adrenaline rush of playing in front of an audience that gives you that rush.