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joey in maiden 1993

Discussion in 'Anthrax' started by ballix, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. ballix

    ballix Member

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    does anyone know that maiden were looking at the possibility of recruiting joey when bruce left in 1993, a lot of people wanted to see it happen only steve harris said he wouldnt have anyone outside the uk in the band. could he have done the job? i personally dont think so:yuk:
     
  2. johnnieCzech

    johnnieCzech Your favourite Czech

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    I've read he was the 2nd choice after Bayley. I don't think he could have done it to be honest.
     
  3. MrF33n3y

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    I think he could have done it. Maybe not everything, but but would have suited Maiden better than Blaze. I look at it from the perspective that Blaze still wasn't a main part of the songwriting process on The X Factor and Virtual XI, so at the very least I think The X Factor could have been a much better album if Joey had been in the band (Nothing could save VXI as far as I'm concerned).

    The first time I saw Joey solo, there was a Maiden cover band on the bill, and Joey sang Flight Of Icarus and Hallowed Be Thy Name with them. Sounded great.
     
  4. Social Distortion

    Social Distortion The Voice of Reason

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    I've heard the story a couple of times and I don't see any reason why Joey couldn't have done it. At least better than Blaze.
     
  5. spacebeer

    spacebeer Thrash Bastard

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    he could have done it ten times better than Blaze did, and I would prefer him to Dickinson too but then again I never liked him. I prefer Di'Anno
     
  6. Mikey-Bong

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    I see no reason why he couldn't have done the job. Would have been different than Bruce, but I'm sure it would have been damn good!
     
  7. mrthrax

    mrthrax riffer madness

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    coulda have done it easily,i hear a little bit of bruce in his voice,especially on wm.
     
  8. IamMrFabiaro

    IamMrFabiaro MalaysiANTHRAXfan

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    wow..imagine Joey singing RUN TO THE HILL..complete with his CHIEF HEADGEAR!!
     
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    If Joey got this gig it would've been hilarious to hear the convo between Scott and Joey...

    Scott: Hey Joey we're firing you cuz thrash isn't cool anymore and we're trying to keep up with the times.

    Joey: Ok, I'll just go sing in IRON FUCKING MAIDEN....peace.
     
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    mrthrax riffer madness

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    haha thats gold jerry
     
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    I heard that Helloween's Michael Kiske was also in talks as one of the candidates (or maybe it was just media speculation).

    Now THAT I would have loved to see!!

    Glad that Bruce returned, though.
     
  12. johnnieCzech

    johnnieCzech Your favourite Czech

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    I actually think Kiske was the third option.
     
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    Social Distortion The Voice of Reason

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    My man!

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    I suppose that Marco Hietala of Nightwish and Tarot was also pretty close getting Bruce's job...he would have been perfect for Steve & co.

    T:)
     
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    spacebeer Thrash Bastard

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    I am shure Kiske was considdered but his German accent was too thick..
     
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    he would have been much better then Blaze and I think his voice would fit Maiden pretty well
     

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