- Performer Iron Maiden
- Title Interview with Steve Harris
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Stephen Percy Harris (born 12 March 1956) is an English musician, songwriter, bassist, occasional keyboardist, backing vocalist, primary songwriter and founder of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. He has been the band's only constant member since their inception in 1975 and one of only two to have appeared on all of their albums, the other being guitarist Dave Murray.
British Lion is the debut solo album from Steve Harris, best known as the bassist and primary songwriter for the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. The album was announced on 18 July 2012 and released on 24 September. Following the initial announcement of the album's release in July 2012, Classic Rock revealed that the project originated with a band, named British Lion, which Harris had been mentoring in the early 1990s.
When Iron Maiden announced The Final Frontier would be the title of their new record in 2010, it sent headbangers into a frenzy, trimming their fingernails with their teeth as they recalled an old interview where Steve Harris expressed a desire for the group to author 15 albums. One album later (2015's The Book of Souls) and a massive European leg of their already storied "Legacy of the Beast" almost completed, the bassist confirms there should be more new music still to come.
Iron Maiden leader and bassist Steve Harris spoke in an interview with Metal Hammer and explained his thoughts about possibility of new Iron Maiden album. He said: We’ve got this cycle going on. I’m pretty damn sure we will do another album, and then all well and good, we’ll go out on tour to back that up. How long that will go on for, I don’t know. In another interview Steve Harris was asked by Louder Sound if he sees a future for metal on the big stage, he said: It’s not easy these days, especially for new bands. It’s harder than ever to make a crust out of this. It’s different for us, because we’ve taken a long, long time to build up to this kind of level, but some bands will never even get to this level, or any level. They don’t get out of the pubs.
Steve Harris is Maiden's principal composer and lyricist. His songwriting typically showcases his trademark galloping bass patterns (see below) and features long songs with epic lyrics that feature many tempo changes, influenced by 1970's progressive rock bands like Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, and Emerson, Lake, and Palmer. Harris frequently writes lyrics about mythology, history or topics inspired from books and movies. He plays a specially-painted bass guitar which has been featured on every Iron Maiden album. The guitar has gone through three colour changes since construction. Originally black, it was then changed to blue, then white. Steve Harris has been seen with different bass guitars during his career, mostly Fender P-Basses.
Bassist Steve Harris of the British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN was recently interviewed by Andrew Haug of Triple J's "Full Metal Racket" (based in Australia). Listen to the interview in streaming audio at the Triple J web site: Windows Media, Real Media (NOTE: The Steve Harris interview begins at around the 48-minute mark). Check out the show's entire playlist at this location. IRON MAIDEN's year got off to a roaring start with the February 4 international release of the band's long-awaited DVD "Live After Death" smashing straight into the UK music.
Back in 2011, Iron Maiden won their first and only Grammy, taking home Best Metal Performance for the track El Dorado from the 2010 album The Final Frontier. However, bassist and founding member Steve Harris feels the award was undeserved - at least for that song. To be honest with you, I think we ended up getting it for a song which I thought was not one of our best ones, Harris said in the interview. I didn’t think we really deserved it for that one, but maybe one of the others. So it was a bit off, really. To recount the band’s Grammy history, Iron Maiden have been nominated four times in the Best Metal Performance category, first in 1994 for a live version of Fear of the Dark ; in 2001 for Brave New World highlight Wicker Man ; winning in 2011 for El Dorado ; and again in 2013 for Blood Brothers off the En Vivo! live album.
Iron Maiden mainman Steve Harris wants the band to record at least one more album and keep touring before it’s time to wind down. And the 60-year-old is certain he’ll keep writing music after the NWOBHM icons go their separate ways. They’re currently touring the world in support of latest album The Book Of Souls, which was released last year following a delay caused by frontman Bruce Dickinson’s cancer battle. Harris tells Vorterix (via Blabbermouth): We still want to make at least one more album, and we want to do some more touring. We’re enjoying ourselves at the moment
Steve Harris said Iron Maiden didn't deserve their 2011 Grammy win for El Dorado in July 2019. Listen to Iron Maiden's ‘El Dorado’. Reflecting on the career that brought Maiden to the level of Grammy nominations, he said it was down to years and years on the road. When we started off, we weren’t even thinking of being a global band. We just ended up becoming that. That wasn’t the goal to start with. You just try different things, and here we are. Harris remains one of the band’s chief songwriters, and mainly composes on the bass, which he admitted was unusual. I find it natura. nd a lot of people find that really odd, he explained