Is Iron Maiden Really Better Than Metallica?
We don't necessarily agree, but that was the contention made by Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson in a recent interview with UK magazine Metal Hammer.
"You've just got to have a sense of fearlessness," the singer said, according to a posting on NME. "I got into trouble for saying that we're better than Metallica ... and it's true!"
"They might be bigger than us," said the 52-year-old frontman, "and they might sell more tickets than us and they might get more gold-plated middle-class bourgeoisie turning up to their shows, but they're not Maiden."
Iron Maiden, with Dickinson at left.
Agreed -- Metallica is not Maiden. But is that a liability? Leave your thoughts in the comments.