Former Iron Maiden vocalist Blaze Bayley – who was a member of the fold between 1994 and 1999, performing on 1995’s “The X Factor” and 1998’s “Virtual XI” – shared a few interesting tidbits regarding the Maiden catalog during an interview with UG’s David Slavković. You can check out the chat below.
Which Iron Maiden songs were the most favorite for you to perform live? And which one of those were the most difficult to perform live?
“Technically difficult – ‘Heaven Can Wait.’ It’s got a very challenging verse in there. It’s a lot of words to fit in rhythmically.
“One of the great things about that song is – as difficult as it is, it taught me this wonderful lesson about phrasing. And I’ve been able to take that lesson and use it in my work since.
“So when I think of ‘Heaven Can Wait,’ there is a direct relationship between learning how to sing that song and [2016 solo song] ‘Infinite Entanglement.’
“There’s a direct relationship because the phrasing on ‘Infinite Entanglement’ – I learned how to do that kind of phrasing and how to put the lyrics and create a melody like that because of singing those songs with Iron Maiden.