Lead singer of Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson, has said in no uncertain terms wheat he thinks about the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame members who decide who should and shouldn’t be included on the ballot every year.
As well as bands like Judas Priest, Deep Purple and Motorhead, Maiden are amongst the Rock Hall’s most notably overlooked bands.
Dickinson was asked by a fan at a resent spoken word date in Melbourne, Australia, whether Maiden should be in the Rock Hall, Dickinson took no time in replying: “Absolutely!”
Going one step further he added: : “I actually think the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is an utter, complete load of bollocks to be honest with you.
“It’s run by a bunch of sanctimonious bloody Americans who wouldn’t know rock’n’roll if it hit them in the face. They need to stop taking Prozac and start drinking fucking beer!”
So, who is nominated for the Class Of 2019? Def Leppard, Todd Rundgren, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, The Cure, Rage Against The Machine, Roxy Music, Devo, Kraftwerk, the Zombies, MC5, John Prine, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, LL Cool J and Janet Jackson.
Obviously Maiden are out of the picture, but he winners will be announced in December of this year.