Bruce Dickinson a atacat din nou trupele care folosesc promterul pe scena pentru a-si aminti versurile. Atacul a fost direct asupra lui Rob Halford, care foloseste si el acest sistem pe scena.
Dickinson a vorbit despre acest subiect in conferinta sustinuta vineri, 6 martie, la CinemaxX Hamburg-Dammtor din Hamburg, Germania.
El a spus (a se vedea video de mai jos): “Nu folosesc un promter pe scenă. Mulți cântăreți m, au versurile acolo acolo: ‘Breaking the law, breaking the law, breaking the law, breaking the law, breaking the law, breaking the law, breaking the law.’ Breaking the what? ‘Breaking the law. Breaking the law.’ “
Nu este pentru prima oara cand Dickinson face atfel de declaratii la adresa trupelor. Intr-un interviu din anul 2014, pentru The Guardian, el a spus:
“I never realized that people were using autocues. What the fuck is that all about? People pay good money and you can’t even remember the sodding words.”
El a continuat: “The daftest one I ever saw was [JUDAS PRIEST’s] ‘Breaking The Law’. It’s on the fucking autocue. ‘Breaking the law, breaking the law/Breaking the law, breaking the law/Breaking the law, breaking the law/Breaking the law’ — guess what? — ‘breaking the law.’ It’s ludicrous.”
La cateva saptamani dupa interviul din The Guardian, Halford a fost intrebat intr-un inerviu pentru site-ul AndrewHaug.com despre aceste declaratii ale lui Dickinson.
Rob a declarat: “Well, the first thing I’ll say about that is Bruce Dickinson is a good mate of mine; I love him to death. I think he’s an incredible singer, he’s a great showman, he’s in a wonderful band, IRON MAIDEN, who are one of the biggest metal bands in the world. And as far as what people say about each other, I don’t think it really means that much, to be quite honest. We say whatever we say, depending on the day and the emotion that we’re at. I know Bruce’s heart is in the right place, and he just said what he said, and that’s all there is to it to comment, in that respect.”