EMI Music is proud to announce the release of Iron Maiden founder Steve Harris‘ debut solo/side project album next week, September 24. Entitled ‘British Lion’ the album features 10 songs that Steve and his collaborators have been working on for the past few years between Iron Maiden tours and releases.
“I’ve always been proud to be British,” says Steve, “I don’t see any reason why I shouldn’t be. It’s a massive part of being me. It’s not like I’m flag-waving or trying to preach, this is not a political statement at all. It’s like supporting your football team, where you come from. I just think it lends itself to some really strong imagery too, and to me it fits in with the sound.”
With Iron Maiden Steve Harrris has become one of the most recognised and successful ambassadors for British music on the world stage. Having released 15 studio albums, sold over 85 million records worldwide and played more than two thousand gigs in 58 countries in the band’s thirty-five year career, his appeal is truly global.