“When I was young and got into Maiden and I was inspired to play bass and learn it well.
"I’ve been influenced by all kinds of guys. I have always listened to all kinds of music and kept my mind open but it terms of bass playing it all started with Steve Harris. He is a driver of that band, he has a really strong business sense and is in on the whole writing process - he wrote a lot of the stuff.
"I like bass players that do more than just lay back in the background, I like guys that want to bring something to the table. I try to be that guy myself.
"I love Maiden’s early stuff the best. I love the Di’Anno days, they seemed a lot more punk rock driven back then. I used to sit down and learn all of those songs, that got my chops up and made me better as a player. Those parts are a lot more challenging than people think.”