Brian Blessed: “I Love Iron Maiden And Black Sabbath – ‘Vol. 4′ Is Sublime.” What A Dude!
Remember when Brian Blessed actually came to the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards to pick up the Spirit Of Hammer award? Pretty awesome, right? So anyway, we chatted to him at the show about some of his favourite metal bands…
Your approach to life is very metal, which is why people from the genre cherish you. Do you relate to the music?
“People say I’m larger than life but I don’t think you can be, life is so huge. But I have a great love of life and I love music of all kinds. Metal gets you out there, it’s not earthbound; it makes me want to travel. It makes me want to be Dan Dare, to go with Flash Gordon.”
Who are your favourite metal bands?
“I love Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath - Vol. 4 is absolutely sublime. Supernaut and Snowblind are absolutely sublime and I think Tony Iommi is probably the most important heavy metal guitarist of all.”
Are you a fan of Motörhead?
“Someone said that Motörhead are louder than me. I said, ‘Give me a microphone and I’ll do a great big roar and see if Motörhead can be louder!’ But they’re terrific, aren’t they?”
Yes, yes they are. To read more from Brian, Lemmy and many more legends, check out our now issue, out now.