In Conversation With The Multi-Faceted ROY Z Page 3
by Tim Henderson

Any thought of you working with Maiden?

"You know what man, I don't know. And that's the kind of subject where I go (makes a raspberry-like noise)."

Let me rephrase that - would you like to work with Maiden?

"At this point I don't know if it's a good idea. I think now, working with Priest, I like to stay with one in each genre. You know what I mean? It's hard to not work with Rob (Halford) and with Bruce, 'cause they are the top singers in their style. I'm trying to keep it one in each style. Now that I've worked for Priest - I'm not saying I'll never work with anybody, I'm just saying it's harder to be doing those. To work on those mammoth records like that it takes a lot out of me."

And besides, bassist/founder Steve Harris guides the Maiden ship in the studio.

"I think he's doing a great job and personally, I don't even think I'd want to get in there because I think what they are doing is great. They don't need me."

Next up, Z takes us into the inner-workings of Priest's newie Angel Of Retribution. Watch for a major feature on Roy Z in BW&BK #88, due out in April.