BLAZE BAYLEY Keeps The Fire Burning

U.K.'s Express & Star reports: After finding fame with first WOLFSBANE and then IRON MAIDEN, British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley, who now lives in Dudley, found himself on his own again in 1999 when he was ousted from MAIDEN so that singer Bruce Dickinson could return.

Now touring again with his band, also called Blaze Bayley, the singer credits late wife Debbie with rescuing him after he had all but given up on his rock dreams and settled for a shop job.

"I wasn't a singer in a band who was in a job to keep me going. Suddenly I was just a shop assistant and I didn't have a band," he explains.

"I had a really bad time one day and I attacked one of the customers, who started giving me a load of aggro. The police came and arrested me and they took me to the police station in Steelhouse Lane.

"Debbie and I were engaged at the time. She came to pick me up from the police station and she laughed and she said: 'That's the last day that you ever work a day job. You're Blaze Bayley, that's it, get yourself together.'"

Read the entire report from Express & Star.


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).