Hayley Leggs of Total Rock Radio conducted an interview with British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) at this year’s edition of Hammerfest, which was held this past weekend in Pwllheli, Wales, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below.
On the supportive comments made by IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson about Blaze’s time in the band:
Blaze: “I’ve known Bruce a long, long time. And before [I joined] IRON MAIDEN, we were in New York with WOLFSBANE doing a gig, and Bruce turned up and Bruce bought us a beer and we kind of kept in touch. And when I was in MAIDEN, Bruce was very supportive, and after [I was in] MAIDEN, Bruce was very supportive of my solo career. And he really supported me on the last album, because I wanted to make a video, ’cause the song is called ‘Escape Velocity’ and the chorus is ‘I will fly.’ And I said, ‘You know, it would be great if we could use a flight simulator. And who do I know? Hmmm.’ And I got in touch with Bruce, and he let me use one of the flight simulators at his company. I mean, this would cost a fortune if you had to buy it, and he let me use that all day and film our video for my song ‘Escape Velocity’. It was incredible. It was fantastic. [He was] very supportive. Whenever we’re in a room together, we say hi. There’s a moment and a look between us, and I think it’s an unspoken thing that we just connect and go, ‘There’s the other person that knows how difficult it is to be the singer of IRON MAIDEN.’ [Laughs]”