Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson says the band is entertaining the idea of opening an interactive museum. Speaking with the Daily Star newspaper, Dickinson said, “We've got loads of gear kicking around. I don’t want it to end up in some po-faced museum, with people in white suits saying, 'Don't touch this.'"
"I donated a jacket to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and it was locked away in a glass cabinet miles away from your eyes,” he added, laughing, “Eddie's not that sensitive," referencing Iron Maiden’s beloved mascot.
Iron Maiden has been on the road for three years and wrapped up their world tour with a headlining stint last Saturday (July 5) at the U.K. edition of the Sonisphere at Knebworth Park in Hertfordshire.
Dickinson says it’s refreshing to look into the crowd at these shows and see metal fans of all ages, especially the young ones.
“We were playing to 60,000 people four years ago and now we get 80,000 in South America,” he said. “And these are not fans of my age coming to see us. I would say over 50% are in the 15-25 bracket. To get that many they have to be kids. Forty-somethings don’t go out much, they’ve got their own kids, jobs and stop going to gigs.”