Again in 2011, Iron Maiden gained their first and solely Grammy, taking dwelling Greatest Metallic Efficiency for the observe “El Dorado” from the 2010 album The Last Frontier. Nonetheless, bassist and founding member Steve Harris feels the award was undeserved — a minimum of for that track.
In an interview with Miami New Occasions forward of the band’s upcoming “Legacy of the Beast” North American tour, Harris stated that the win was an honor — the band beat out songs by Korn, Megadeth, Lamb of God, and Slayer — however that they most likely ought to have gained in one of many different years they had been nominated, versus that specific 12 months.
“To be trustworthy with you, I believe we ended up getting it for a track which I assumed was not certainly one of our greatest ones,” Harris stated within the interview. “I didn’t suppose we actually deserved it for that one, however possibly one of many others. So it was a bit off, actually.”
To recount the band’s Grammy historical past, Iron Maiden have been nominated 4 instances within the Greatest Metallic Efficiency class, first in 1994 for a dwell model of “Worry of the Darkish”; in 2001 for Courageous New World spotlight “Wicker Man”; successful in 2011 for “El Dorado”; and once more in 2013 for “Blood Brothers” off the En Vivo! dwell album. In 1994, they misplaced to Ozzy Osbourne’s No Extra Tears anthem “I Don’t Need to Change the World”; in 2001, to Deftones for “Elite”; and lastly, in 2013 to Halestorm for “Love Bites (So Do I)”.
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Elsewhere within the interview, Harris talked about his distinctive method to songwriting, explaining, “I discover it pure to write down on the bass, and lots of people discover that actually odd. It’s not the same old method, and it takes [the other members] out of their consolation zone. However that’s not a nasty factor.”
Iron Maiden have touted their upcoming North American tour as their “greatest manufacturing but”. The trek kicks off subsequent week on July 18th in Dawn, Florida, and runs by means of late September.