Kind of Blue-Collar

Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson on Huxley and the proletariat

"As you get a wee bit older and a bit wiser, you appreciate the differences and you actually kind of realize it's quite a good thing," he says. "And when you are younger and full of testosterone, all you want to do basically is fight, you know? So any disagreement it's like, 'Right, let's have a fight.' But by the time you get 'round about 35, it's like, 'If we have a fight, we'll just end up hurting each other and nothing will get fixed.'"

The grown men obsessed with goblins and monsters have figured ways to fix the problems.

Tattooed millionaires: Bruce Dickinson (foreground) 
and the men of Iron Maiden.
Tattooed millionaires: Bruce Dickinson (foreground) and the men of Iron Maiden.

"We always wind up compromising, which is kind of boring and grown up, really. It's not like we have touchy-feely sessions or therapy sessions or bullshit like that. It's far more likely to be conducted at McDonald's."

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