“They’re my favorite heavy metal band. I loved Killers, and there wouldn’t be a Number Of The Beast without that album, but they made such a turn when they hired Bruce Dickinson. The music just got better with him.
“It’s an instant classic – the second you hear it, you know it’s enormous. I remember waiting for it to come out and knowing there was a new lead singer. The week that it came out, Ihad to make the trip to a record store in Santa Rosa – it was a big deal. I was a little bit concerned – How do you beat Paul Di’Anno? The guy was such a badass – but when I finally heard Dickinson, I was floored. The guy could really, really sing, and he could do all the operatic stuff – the only other singer who could do that was Dio.”