Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris said his band didn’t deserve its 2011 Grammy win for the track “El Dorado” from the group’s 15th album, The Final Frontier.
He argued that the three other songs that had been nominated over the years – “Fear of the Dark” in 1994, “The Wicker Man” in 2001 and “Blood Brothers” in 2013 – were better examples of the band’s writing abilities.
“To be honest with you, I think we ended up getting it for a song which I thought was not one of our best ones,” Harris told the Miami New Times in a new interview. “I didn’t think we really deserved it for that one but maybe one of the others. So it was a bit off, really.”