Steve Harris open to playing more obscure Iron Maiden songs live in new project with Blaze Bayley
Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris was recently interviewed by eonmusic with his side project British Lion starting a tour right after Iron Maiden just completed their The Book Of Souls World Tour.
In terms of playing more obscure Iron Maiden songs such as “Burning Ambition” with British Lion, Harris stated:
“No, I mean, I think it would be all too easy to do that, and maybe even songs from the Blaze years which may never see the light of day with Maiden again. People ask me that question, and yeah, on one hand, but I think, if I did that, I’d have to do a third project. I wouldn’t want to do it with this, because this is a totally different thing, and it’s more rock and roll than metal anyway, and I think those songs, if I did it, maybe I’d get Blaze or someone to do it with; I don’t know, it’s not something I particularly have the time to do, or have the inclination right now anyway! But if you’re thinking about it, I think that would be the way to go, rather than doing it with this, because this is a totally separate entity; I don’t think it really would be right to do it with this anyway.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Harris at eonmusic.
Bayley was the lead vocalist on two Iron Maiden albums, The X Factor (1995) and Virtual XI (1998), before Bruce Dickinson rejoined the group in 1999.
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