• BLAZE BAYLEY: 'When I Was In IRON MAIDEN, We Were At War With Grunge'

    1 month ago - By Blabber Mouth

    British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley, who fronted IRON MAIDEN more than 20 years ago, spoke to the Crowcast about how the rise of grunge in the early 1990s forced most hard rock bands off the radio and MTV, with album and tour sales plummeting.
    "When I was in MAIDEN, we were at war with grunge, man," he said. "Grunge was trying to kill us. The U.K. press, they thought the sun shone out of various bands' bottoms, and they wanted MAIDEN to die. We went into the heartland of death - we played Seattle at the height of grunge, man, and it was one of the most awful gigs I've ever done...
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