The room is the most important thing about recording.
We are one of the last heavy metal bands. Iron Maiden has always been unique.
The band has always stayed close to its fans and not sold out. That's a very rare thing. I can see how rare that is having been outside of the band for eight years. Maiden has integrity. I think people appreciate that.
A band is sort of like a star. It reaches a peak and burns out. To have five guys working in perfect harmony longer than a couple years is difficult.
To me, anyone with an Australian accent wielding a tennis racket is cool.