Steve Harris Is Unsure Of Iron Maiden’s Willingness For Rock Hall Induction

Steve Harris, the bassist of Iron Maiden, recently stated in an interview with Metal Hammer that he is not concerned about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He stated:

“I’ve never been worried about it. I’m not one way or the other. I’m not really against it or anything like that, but, you know, if people get recognized there, that’s fine. But I’ve never been bothered with it.”

Harris, apparently, thinks that not getting inducted into the Rock Hall is not a big deal. He said:

“We’ve never done music to be in some Hall Of Fame or whatever. And also, if it was a thing that was voted by fans, that’d be ok, but the way it works, it doesn’t matter how many fans vote; it only counts as one vote. So it doesn’t really represent anything. I don’t know how I’d feel about it if we did actually get [inducted].”

The statement made by the bassist is similar to what he mentioned in an interview four years ago. He said:

“I don’t mind that we’re not in things like that. I don’t think about things like that. It’s very nice if people give you awards or accolades, but we didn’t get into the business for that sort of thing. I’m certainly not going to lose sleep if we don’t get any sort of award, not just that one, any award. I don’t think we deserve to have this or that necessarily. With what we do, whatever comes of it is great. Whatever doesn’t come of it is great, too.”

In contrast to Harris, Bruce Dickinson slammed Rock Hall earlier this week. The frontman stated his anger:

“We don’t give a monkey’s [ass] because the people that get us are not the people that run the music business establishment, whatever that is, because that is largely run by people that can’t make a living doing anything else.”

Similarly, in 2018, Dickinson was asked for his opinion on whether the band should be inducted into the Rock Hall. The lead singer responded:

“I actually think the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is an utter and complete load of bollocks, to be honest with you. It’s run by a bunch of sanctimonious bloody Americans who wouldn’t know rock ‘n’ roll if it hit them in the face. They need to stop taking Prozac and start drinking f*cking beer.”

Iron Maiden has been eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2004, yet they have only received two nominations, in 2021 and 2023.

Musicians like Rage Against The Machine, Kate Bush, Sheryl Crow, and Willie Nelson will be included in the Class of 2023, as well as names like Link Wray getting in on the Musical Influence Award.