In a recent interview with Total Rock Radio, former Iron Maiden singer Blaze Bayley spoke about Bruce Dickinson. He said:
“I’ve known Bruce a long, long time. And before [I joined] IRON MAIDEN, we were in New York with WOLFSBANE doing a gig, and Bruce turned up and Bruce bought us a beer and we kind of kept in touch.
And when I was in MAIDEN, Bruce was very supportive, and after [I was in] MAIDEN, Bruce was very supportive of my solo career. And he really supported me on the last album, because I wanted to make a video, ’cause the song is called ‘Escape Velocity’ and the chorus is ‘I will fly.’ And I said, ‘You know, it would be great if we could use a flight simulator. And who do I know? Hmmm.’ And I got in touch with Bruce, and he let me use one of the flight simulators at his company.
I mean, this would cost a fortune if you had to buy it, and he let me use that all day and film our video for my song ‘Escape Velocity’. It was incredible. It was fantastic. [He was] very supportive. Whenever we’re in a room together, we say hi.
There’s a moment and a look between us, and I think it’s an unspoken thing that we just connect and go, ‘There’s the other person that knows how difficult it is to be the singer of IRON MAIDEN.’ [Laughs]”
You can watch the entire interview from below.