Bruce Dickinson on The Rock Hall: ‘Some People Feel Almost Actively Threatened By Metal’

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While some bands and artists consider it a tremendous honor to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson could not care any less when it comes to the idea of being inducted.

At the beginning of 2023, news came out that Iron Maiden had been nominated for a potential Rock Hall induction; unfortunately, though, the band did not make the cut.

During a recent chat with The Telegraph, the Iron Maiden frontman shared what he thinks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the idea of being inducted.

Ultimately, when it comes to being acknowledged by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Dickinson does not give much of a shit.

Specifically, when it comes to entering the Rock Hall, the singer says:

“I don’t want to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Because we’re not dead yet!”

The Iron Maiden frontman continues, saying that he feels some folks are “almost actively threatened by metal”; he goes on to elaborate, saying that metal doesn’t “conform to their worldview of what pop music should be.”

Per Dickinson: “Some people feel almost actively threatened by metal. Not by the nature of the music. But by the fact that it doesn’t conform to their worldview of what pop music should be, which is: pop music is disposable, darling. Well: we don’t make disposable pop music.”

When it comes to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which artists and bands are you surprised have yet to be acknowledged and inducted by the organization? Another metal vocalist who shares similar sentiments with Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson when it comes to the Rock Hall is Slipknot singer Corey Taylor. Among the frontman’s comments about the institution, Corey Taylor says that he too “couldn’t care less” about being inducted.