Blaze Bayley Issues Statement on Break-Up“Dear friends and fans,
“Some of you may be worried about rumours that I am dead. I am not dead. Some of you may have heard that BLAZE the band is finished. It is just beginning.
“There are inevitable changes in life. We have all been subjected to and endured changes that we didn’t want but most of us know that without change there cannot be growth. For things to grow they need strong roots to keep them in the ground so that when the big storms of life come they can survive and are not taken by the wind. A tall building must have a strong foundations so it can stand and be unaffected by the changing seasons of this world, so it is with everything and so it is with my band.
“My roots have been metal music. My foundations have been the loyal fans and friends and family that have stood by me and made me keep believing in the dream I started with, no man could ask for better support.
“I will see some of you in Poland at the Metalmania Festival on 24th March. There I will be with the greatest BLAZE band ever, there I will play the greatest show of my life. All is written.”
i think blaze bayley is the worst thing that ever happened to iron maiden. he's a tool. i wish he would just accept the fact the Wolfsbane was the only acceptable thing he's ever done and get on with his life. otherwise he's only basking in maiden's shadow...which is a little pathetic, really. although i understand that blaze bayley was in iron maiden for a short time, it irks me that i have to be reminded of those failed years for one of the greatest bands on earth.
The Blaze era is NOT a failed era. The two albums that Blaze did were very good, and they contain some of Iron Maiden's best songs.
Anyone who hasn't heard Blaze's solo albums after Maiden should give them a chance, they're much better than his stuff with Maiden. It just seemed that after Adrian, and particularly Bruce left Maiden there seemed to be no quality control over the songs that appeared on the album. Sign Of The Cross and Man On The Edge are still classics though!
..he's a tool. i wish he would just accept the fact the Wolfsbane was the only acceptable thing he's ever done and get on with his life...
It's that kind of narrow minded pathetic viewpoint that shames the rest of us Maiden fans.
Blaze wasn't bad, his vocals in Wolfsbane were much better. I don't know why his voiced sounded so muffled with Maiden.
Anyways X-Factor was awesome. Virtual XI was ok. But I don't mind Blaze. Stop dissing him. Harris could've pulled the plug once Bruce left.
Hell my favorite Maiden song has Di'Anno in it. It's Phantom of the Opera btw.