Former Iron Maiden singer Blaze Bayley has reacted to the band’s nomination for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s class of 2021. The top vote-getters will be confirmed in May and inducted in a Cleveland, Ohio, event in the fall of 2021.
Bayley told Heavy Culture, “Well, it’s not the decision of the band. It’s nothing to do with Iron Maiden, and it’s nothing to do with Iron Maiden management. So it’s all the people who run the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.”
“The most important thing to me is my friendship with the guys in Iron Maiden, and still being friends after so many years,” he continued.
“I don’t really care if I’m in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame or I’m not in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame,” Blaze said. “For me, I’m famous, and I don’t have to be any more famous. I have wonderful fans in Brazil and Portugal and around the world, and that is enough for me, man.
My fans support me and make this life possible. I live my dream because of my fans and their support — not because of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.”
Foo Fighters and Rage Against The Machine have also been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.