In a recent conversation with Andreu Buenafuente during the new episode of Late Motive talk show, Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has shared his thoughts on possible retirement for Iron Maiden.

Here’s the statement:

“As far as I’m concerned anyway, I don’t see any reason why we should ever retire. As an airline captain, I was always told that nobody ever dies on an airplane. Even if the guy’s head is severed from his body, he’s not dead, because if the boss, the captain… If somebody says, ‘The guy’s head has fallen off.’ ‘Well, is he dead?’ ‘Well, he’s not dead until somebody legally says he’s dead.’

So, nobody dies until somebody stands up and says, ‘Yup. He’s definitely dead.’ ‘Ha! You’re responsible then. You killed him.’ So, it’s the same with rock and roll bands. We will never die. Even if we are actually dead, we will still never actually die.”

He also clarified the reason of why he refused British Olympic, and said:

“When you’re a pop star, rock star, whatever, people like to make up stories about you that are not a hundred percent true. I was okay as a fencer. If you want the reality of it, I was No. 7 in the country.

The Olympic team is No. 1, 2 and 3. No. 7 is not No. 3. So to say that I was gonna be on the Olympic team — no. It’s not gonna happen. Would I like to be on the Olympic team? Yeah. Sure. The blazers look really nice. The tracksuit is pretty cool.”

See the entire conversation below. Click here for the source. (Blabbermouth)