Iron Maiden‘s frontman Bruce Dickinson has once again let his thoughts on the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame be known, sharing that he’s “really happy” Iron Maiden haven’t been inducted.
The newfound revelation follows Dickinson’s comments from last month, where he called the Rock Hall “an utter, complete load of bollocks,” per Louder Sound.
Fast forward to day, Dickinson sat down with The Jerusalem Post, who asked the vocalist if he felt that the band has been “overlooked” from the Rock Hall, to which he said: “I was so annoyed with that coverage because they took my statement out of context to make it seem like I was upset that we weren’t in the Hall Of Fame.”
The frontman then clarified his statement, saying that he’s actually “really happy” that the band haven’t been inducted to the Rock Hall, and that if they ever were, he’d refuse the invite.
“I’m really happy we’re not there, and I would never want to be there. If we’re ever inducted I will refuse—they won’t bloody be having my corpse in there…Rock ‘n’ roll music does not belong in a mausoleum in Cleveland,” he added. “It’s a living, breathing thing, and if you put it in a museum, then it’s dead. It’s worse than horrible; it’s vulgar.”
Iron Maiden have been eligible to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame since 2005, which marked the 25th anniversary of the release, Iron Maiden, their self-titled album which dropped in 1980.
As Blabbermouth notes, the Rock Hall rules state that a band will only become eligible to be inducted into the Hall Of Fame once the release of their first album hits its 25th anniversary.
Iron Maiden recently announced a summer North American tour set for 2019. The Legacy Of The Beast Tour will kick off in Sunrise, Florida, in July, and it will have support coming from the Raven Age.
Check out the list of cities and dates below!
Legacy of the Beast Tour 2019 Dates Announced!https://t.co/x2fBON9kzj
On-sale: Nov 16th
Pre-sale: Nov 12th
No further countries will be added to above touring schedule
— Iron Maiden (@IronMaiden) November 9, 2018
Iron Maiden 2019 North American Tour Dates:
07/18 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
07/20 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
07/22 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
07/24 – Washington DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
07/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
08/01 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
08/03 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
08/05 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
08/07 – Quebec, QC @ Videotron Centre
08/09 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
08/10 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
08/13 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
08/15 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
08/17 – Pittsburgh, PA, @ PPG Paints Arena
08/19 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
08/22 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/24 – Indianapolis, IL @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
08/26 – St Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
08/28 – Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place
08/30 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
08/31 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
09/03 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
09/05 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
09/06 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
09/09 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
09/10 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
09/13 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
09/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Banc of California Stadium
09/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
09/19 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
09/21 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
09/22 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/25 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
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