During the interview, Bruce said that he had one condition for the group in order to return to the fold – no nostalgia.
“All I needed to know was that we were not gonna come back as some sort of a reunion-type thing. I didn’t want to go back to the past.
This was gonna be about putting a band together that was looking ahead to the future – to do a great new album and to really restart the whole impetus and direction of the band.”
“And Steve [Harris, bassist/bandleader] said that’s what he wanted to do, and I was, like, ‘Okay. Let’s do it.’
And, of course, the first album we came out with after that was ‘Brave New World’ – I think one of the best Maiden albums that we’ve ever done.”