Glenn Tipton says:
“As good an album closer as I can imagine. It relates to the album title, but it also says a lot about us as a band, as well, that we came from Birmingham, a rough town but one that was built, literally, from the British steel industry.
“I myself worked in the steel factory for a time; it’s where I apprenticed before I became a professional musician. I have tremendous respect for steel workers, but I guess it's true that I dreamed of getting out and seeing the world, doing my own thing. Steeler is a song that speaks to that desire.”
KK Downing says:
“Go out as you come in - that was our motto. We started off with a bang with Rapid Fire and went out pounding away.
“Plus, there’s the end part with me and Glenn trading off on guitars and having a good time. It’s very much a Black Country song. The steel workers were called Steelers, and we felt as though we were one of them, taking heavy metal - steel, if you will - and creating something with it. A beautiful way to end an album.”
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