Dave Murray Want Iron Maiden To Retire, New Report Suggests

New report suggests that Iron Maiden guitarist Dave Murray is ready for British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden to call it a day.

Report comes from Brazilian music critic Regis Tadeu, who said in a recent video on his YouTube channel that if it had been up to Murray, Maiden would have already finished touring.

He said (via Whiplash and Metal Addicts): “I have no doubt that when Iron Maiden says it’s going to end, they’ll keep their word. I’ve said it and I’ll say it again: there is an Iron Maiden member who, if it was up to him exclusively, the band would already have stopped touring.

“It’s Dave Murray. He’s the guy who misses the family the most. He has a granddaughter, that’s information I know from inside people who work with Iron Maiden. Now, without a doubt, when it stops it will stop. It’s not the same as Kiss, who does a lot of farewell tours and when it’s the real farewell, nobody will believe it.”

Earlier this year, Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson discussed the band’s longevity and if the band has plans to retire in following years.

“We’re not planning to retire at all, really,” Dickinson said during an appearance on Full Metal Jackie. “I think we’ll probably drop dead onstage. I can think of worse places to drop dead. But no, we’re not planning on retiring. We’re all still firing away [with] loads of energy and loads of enthusiasm, so I can’t wait to get back together [with the other guys to start rehearsing for the upcoming tour].

“With respect to our fans, we’ve got generations of fans now,” Bruce continued. “Even at [my] spoken-word shows, I can crack jokes about the age of the audience only because half the audience is, like, my age, but the other half of the audience is often way, way younger. So it’s brilliant.

“We’ve got this whole intergenerational thing going. And, obviously, at the MAIDEN shows, it’s even bigger, the emphasis on that. And huge numbers of women. It’s fantastic. ‘Cause it always used to be cliché, back when I was starting in the early ’80s, that heavy metal was just, like, misogynist, male-dominated stuff… But no, it’s not true. There’s loads and loads of heavy metal fans who are girls.”