Blaze Bayley

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Blaze Bayley
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Blaze Bayley performing in Slovakia, March 2012
Background information
Birth name Bayley Alexander Cooke
Born (1963-05-29) 29 May 1963 (age 51)
Birmingham, England
Genres Heavy metal, hard rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician
Years active 1984–present
Labels Blaze Bayley Recording
Associated acts Blaze Bayley, Wolfsbane, Iron Maiden
Website Official band website

Blaze Bayley (born Bayley Alexander Cooke,[1] 29 May 1963) is an English singer, lyricist, and songwriter. He was the lead singer of Wolfsbane from 1984 to 1994, and currently from 2010 following reunions in 2007 and 2009. Blaze is best known for being the lead singer of British metal band Iron Maiden from 1994 to 1999. Since then, he has embarked on a solo career.[2]

Career[edit]

Wolfsbane (1984-1994, 2007-present)[edit]

Born in Birmingham, England, Blaze Bayley started his musical career as the lead vocalist of Tamworth heavy metal/hard rock band Wolfsbane, upon their formation in 1984. The first album, Live Fast, Die Fast, was released in 1989. Prior to this they had recorded three demos entitled Wolfsbane (1985), Dancin' Dirty (1987) and Wasted but Dangerous (1988). This last one, recorded at Square Dance Studios, Derby, U.K., illustrates the band in its youngest, rawest state[citation needed]. They were the supporting act for Iron Maiden's UK division of their No Prayer on the Road tour in 1990. Wolfsbane's second release, an EP titled All Hell's Breaking Loose Down at Little Kathy Wilson's Place, was released the same year. The band's second full studio album Down Fall the Good Guys, was released in 1991, giving them their only UK Chart entry with their single "Ezy" charting at No. 68.

Def American dropped Wolfsbane as they felt that the band were not selling well enough. This did not stop the band from being voted as the UK's best unsigned act in 1993. The same year, the band released a live album, Massive Noise Injection, through the Bronze Company label.

The band released their third studio album, often considered to be the band's best work, the self-titled Wolfsbane, in 1994, again on the Bronze Company label. A limited edition of this album included the EP Everything Else. When Bruce Dickinson departed fellow English heavy metal band Iron Maiden in 1993, Blaze Bayley was chosen between hundreds of auditions. Then Wolfsbane disbanded.

In 2007, Wolfsbane reformed for a one-off performance, with Bayley again taking up vocal and frontman duties. They supported The Wildhearts on a short UK tour in December 2007. Their next tour came in December 2009 supporting The Quireboys on their 'A Little Bit of What You Fancy 20th Anniversary Tour'.[3] Wolfsbane played a headline show at the Borderline in London on 9 April 2011.[4] This was followed by a tour supporting Saxon in April 2011.[5] A new album (Wolfsbane Save the World) followed an Ep called "Did it for the money" and a successful UK tour in 2011.[4]

Iron Maiden (1994-1999)[edit]

Bayley was chosen as Bruce Dickinson's replacement after hundreds of auditions. His departure from Wolfsbane led to their disbandment later that year. After a serious motorcycle accident put him out of commission for a year, Bayley was able to record vocals for Maiden's The X Factor, released in 1995. Bayley went on tour with the band in support of the album. Another Iron Maiden album with Bayley on vocals, Virtual XI was released in 1998.

The two Iron Maiden albums released during Bayley's tenure did not chart as well as the band had hoped. The X Factor peaked at No. 8 on the UK Albums Chart and Virtual XI hit only No. 16, both being the lowest-charting Iron Maiden studio albums since Killers was released in 1981, which peaked at No. 12.

In February 1999, Iron Maiden announced that vocalist Bruce Dickinson was returning to the band and Bayley departed by mutual consent. He remains on good terms with his former bandmates. Iron Maiden occasionally performed songs from the two Maiden albums featuring Bayley, including "Man on the Edge" and "Futureal", which he co-wrote, though no Bayley-era songs have been on the band's set list since 2004.[6] Likewise, Bayley has performed Iron Maiden songs originally recorded by the Dickinson and Paul Di'Anno led line-ups at some concerts.[7][8]

Blaze (1999-2007)[edit]

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Following Blaze Bayley's departure from Iron Maiden in 1999, he formed his own band, BLAZE, in March that year. Bayley recruited guitarist Steve Wray, guitarist John Slater, bassist Rob Naylor, and drummer Jeff Singer, and signed a deal with German label SPV, releasing the band's debut studio album in 2000, Silicon Messiah. The album was followed up by Tenth Dimension in 2002 and the band's first live album in 2003, As Live As It Gets. All those albums grabbed positive reviews, giving new blood to the career of the singer. But financial problems and some issues with the record company soon led to heavy changes in the band.

After recording the live album, Jeff Singer announced he was leaving. Three months later, Rob Naylor was also leaving. Session drummer Phil Greenhouse and bassist Wayne Banks were hired for the rest of the Tenth Dimension tour until permanent replacements could be found.[citation needed] Guitarist Jason Banks was drafted in for a few gigs at the end of 2003 to cover for John Slater.

At the end of 2003, Blaze began writing material for their third studio album, Blood & Belief. Phil Greenhouse was replaced on drums by Jason Bowld for recording and Dave Knight for touring. The band began to tour for the album shortly after it was released in 2004, but were set back again by the news that John Slater could not perform a large section of the tour. Despite rejoining the band later in the year, Slater eventually left the band in September with Steve Wray to form the band Rise To Addiction. Bassist Wayne Banks and drummer Dave Knight left the band to join the Robin Gibb band in September 2004.

Blaze performed a number of shows in 2004 and 2005 with the lineup of Bayley, guitarist Oliver Palotai, guitarist Luca Princiotta, bassist Nick Douglas, and drummer Daniel Löble. The two guitarists were eventually kept on as full members. The band's lineup shifted once again when Löble quit to join German power metal band Helloween early in 2005 and when Douglas returned to another German heavy metal band, Doro. The two were replaced by unknown German musicians Daniel Schild and Christian Ammann respectively. With the new line up, Blaze began to work on a fourth studio album for a release in 2007, but in January that year it was announced the entire line-up had to part ways with Bayley due to serious financial matters. Following the lineup change, Bayley opted to rename the band under his name, Blaze Bayley.

Blaze Bayley Band (2007-2011)[edit]

In February 2007, Blaze Bayley Band (also known as BBB) added guitarists Nicolas Bermudez and Rich Newport, bassist Dave Bermudez, and drummer Rico Banderra and recorded the live DVD album Alive in Poland, released later on that year. Bayley announced that Rich Newport had left the band to pursue a career as a guitar teacher later on that year, and Jay Walsh would replace him onstage for the remainder of the tour. Jay was made a full member of the band in November 2007. Bayley also announced the addition of drummer Lawrence Paterson, formerly of British metal bands Chokehold and Shadowkeep at the same time.

In July 2008, Blaze Bayley Band (BBB) released their debut studio album, The Man Who Would Not Die. The album also contained the band's first single, "Robot", despite only being available digitally. It is sometimes regarded as a mini-compilation as it includes many bonus tracks. In September Debbie Hatlands, Blaze's wife and manager of the band, died of a stroke after some weeks of recovery. The singer and the band, although distraught by the loss, bravely continue to perform in honour of her love and committed work. The band recorded another DVD live at Z7, The Night That Will Not Die, which was released in March 2009. Blaze Bayley announced that the band had started recording for their new album on 28 September 2009. A contest was run on the band's forum: the first two people who correctly guessed the title of the new album would receive a free signed copy. The title was revealed to be Promise and Terror a few days later.

The second album Promise and Terror was released on 1 February 2010. Professional reviews have generally been very positive about the album. The album was produced by Jason Edwards.

On 6 February 2010 BBB started their 2010 world tour in Dudley UK. They spent the next months playing the UK, France, Italy, Germany before leaving for the South American leg of the tour. They then returned to Europe later in the year.

In May 2010 Lawrence Paterson, the drummer for the band left due to unspecified personal and professional reasons. Paterson was also the author of the book "At The End of the Day", a biography of the Blaze Bayley Band. Also their manager, Anna, announced her departure from the band. She claimed that the band's idea of where to go next and hers were not in the same direction. Following the departure of Lawrence Paterson the Blaze Bayley Band engaged Italian drummer Claudio Tirincanti to continue the Promise and Terror tour. On 10 July 2010 Blaze Blayley claimed live on stage that his current album was his best-selling as a solo-artist shedding some light on the recent changes in his line-up and management.

The BBB embarked on a short European tour in early 2011 and were supposed to follow that up in May 2011 with more dates in the UK. But surprisingly, on 29 March via his official channels, Blaze Bayley stated that he had to part ways with the band due to both health and financial reasons. Later emerged that a great problem has been the fact that the Bermudez brothers were frequently due to be bought flights back home to Colombia to renew their visas. The matter was heavy not only from the financial and burocratical point of view, but also musically: the BBB had often to find last minute substitutes, in the likes of Luke and Chris Appleton from the band Fury Uk or Dave Andrews that later will enter in the live band of the singer.

Solo career (2011 - present)[edit]

On 31 March 2011, Blaze announced that he would continue as a solo performer working with different musicians.

Alongside the reunion and new recordings of Wolfsbane, Bayley has played a two-week acoustic solo tour in the UK in Sept 2011 with fellow Wolfsbane guitarist Jase Edwards plus a few unplugged gigs in Italy with Andrea Neri on guitar. Footage of the acoustic shows with Jase Edwards can be seen on the Official Blaze Bayley YouTube Page.[9]

In 2011 Blaze presents the first new song with the renewed line-up, called "Black Country". In February 2012 Bayley toured Russia with Paul Di'Anno, starting a partnership between the two ex Iron Maiden singers who hit the road as "Blaze VS Paul" and "Double Trouble Tour" in 2012 and 2013.

The singer hit the stages of some summer festivals and after that has been travelling to the USA in October/November 2011 for his first full US Headline tour since his days with Iron Maiden, supported by North-American musicians of the Canadian band Man the Destroyer plus American guitarist/producer Rick Plester, of international fame, who will work with Bayley in the future.

On 26 December 2011 in a personal Christmas message on his website Blaze announced that his new album The King of Metal would be released on 8 March 2012. On the same day Blaze officially announced the first two legs of the King of Metal world tour on the official Blaze Bayley Facebook Page.[10] The King of Metal album is recorded between Italy and Holland, mixed by Tony Newton at Steve Harris home studio, Rick Plester in the Usa and Raoul Soentken in The Netherlands).

New line-up consists of 3 Italians (the confirmed drummer Claudio Tirincanti, bassist Lehmann, guitarist Andrea Neri and Dutch youngster Thomas Zwijsen, a talented classic guitarist who became a cult-musician on YouTube for his acoustic arrangements of Iron Maiden's classics. Zwijsen co-wrote most of the music of the new Bayley's cd. The same line-up recorded the album and backed Blaze Bayley in the King of Metal European Tour, which counted more than 60 gigs.

On 26 May 2012, after a concert in Como-Italy, Blaze Bayley attacked Raffaele Guarino, the bassplayer of the supportband Hideweaver. Guarino was rushed to hospital. This resulted in a legal complaint against Bayley [11]

The busy schedule of 2012 has seen also an acoustic tour with Zwijsen (July), some appearances with Czech band Seven, a few gigs with Wolfsbane (October), a second co-headlining tour with Paul Di'Anno in Eastern Europe, Australia and New Zealand (November), and the prosecution of the successful unplugged tour that will touch also Brazil and Europe, with Zwijsen on classical guitar and Dutch violinist Anne Bakker.[12]

In 2013 the intense acoustic experience becomes also an official release in the catalogue of the singer: in partnership with Thomas Zwijsen, Blaze in fact released and EP ("Russian Holiday") of classically arranged tunes, working with Yellowdog Creative Project Management for the release. The artwork of the album was created by Akirant.es. Blaze then hits the USA for a special tour with an all-star band named The Foundry, with guitarist Rick Plester (Black Symphony), bass player John Moyer (Adrenaline Mob, Disturbed, Queensryche) and Scorpions drummer James Kottak, plus vocalist Shawn Austin. Later in the year the singer reached Canada for some acoustic gigs and then toured again with Di'Anno in Finland, Russia and Ukraine.

Blaze Bayley announced "Soundtracks of my life", a double-cd best of, as a tribute to his 30th anniversary as a singer, released November 2013, and followed by an extensive world tour the following year. The album presents also two new tracks: "Hatred" and "Eating Children", written and performed by Blaze Bayley and Rick Plester. For both songs two promotional videoclips have been shot. In December the singer presents the new live band for European gigs. They are the musicians of Manchester-based band Absolva: Chris Appleton (guitars, already seen live with Bayley), Dan Bate (bass, then temporarily replaced by Luke Appleton, brother of Chris and bass player of world known act Iced Earth) and Martin McNee (drums).[13] According to Blaze, a new metal album could see the light in 2015.

Blaze Bayley musicians[edit]

Main band[edit]

  • Blaze Bayley - vocals (1999–present)
  • Chris Appleton - guitars, backing vocals (2014–present)
  • Luke Appleton - bass, backing vocals (2014-present)
  • Martin McNee - drums (2014–present)

Former line-ups[edit]

B L A Z E
(March 1999 - January 2003)
  • Blaze Bayley - vocals
  • John Slater - guitar
  • Steve Wray - guitar
  • Rob Naylor - bass
  • Jeff Singer - drums
B L A Z E
(January - April 2003)
  • Blaze Bayley - vocals
  • John Slater - guitar
  • Steve Wray - guitar
  • Rob Naylor - bass
  • Phil Greenhouse - drums
B L A Z E
(April 2003 - December 2003)
  • Blaze Bayley - vocals
  • John Slater - guitar
  • Steve Wray- guitar
  • Wayne Banks- bass
  • Phil Greenhouse- drums
B L A Z E
(January 2004 - September 2004)
  • Blaze Bayley - vocals
  • John Slater - guitar
  • Steve Wray- guitar
  • Wayne Banks- bass
  • Jason Bowld- drums
B L A Z E
(October 2004 - December 2005)
  • Blaze Bayley - vocals
  • Oliver Palotai - guitar
  • Luca Princiotta- guitar
  • Nick Douglas- bass
  • Daniel Löble- drums
B L A Z E
(December 2005 - January 2007)
  • Blaze Bayley - vocals
  • Oliver Palotai - guitar
  • Luca Princiotta- guitar
  • Christian Ammann- bass
  • Daniel Schild- drums
Blaze Bayley band
(March 2007 - October 2007)
  • Blaze Bayley - vocals
  • Rich Newport- guitar
  • Nicolas Bermudez - guitar
  • David Bermudez- bass
  • Rico Banderra- drums
Blaze Bayley band
(November 2007 - March 2011)
  • Blaze Bayley - vocals
  • Jay Walsh - guitar
  • Nicolas Bermudez - guitar
  • David Bermudez- bass
  • Lawrence Paterson - drums
Blaze Bayley band
(April 2010 - March 2011)
  • Blaze Bayley - vocals
  • Jay Walsh - guitar
  • Nicolas Bermudez - guitar
  • David Bermudez- bass
  • Claudio Tirincanti - drums
Blaze Bayley
(March 2011 - December 2011)
  • Blaze Bayley - vocals
  • Dave Andrews - guitar
  • Steve Deleu - guitar
  • Nick Meganck- bass
  • Claudio Tirincanti - drums
Blaze Bayley
(January 2012 - December 2012)
  • Blaze Bayley - vocals
  • Thomas Zwijsen - guitar
  • Andrea Neri - guitar
  • Lehmann - bass
  • Claudio Tirincanti - drums
Blaze Bayley
(December 2013 - August 2014)
  • Blaze Bayley - vocals
  • Chris Appleton - guitar
  • Dan Bate - bass
  • Martin McNee - drums

Bayley vs Di'Anno[edit]

Starting from 2012, former Iron Maiden singers Blaze Bayley and Paul Di'Anno started a partnership doing some co-headlining tours and sharing the same roster of musicians.

  • Blaze Bayley - Vocals
  • Andrey Smirnov
  • Vladimir Litsov - Guitar
  • Ilya Mamontov - Guitar
  • Nikolay Korshunov - Bass
  • Andrey Ischenko - Drums
  • Sergey Serbrennikov - Drums

- for their Australia/New Zealand tour Bayley and Di'Anno shared Australian musicians:

- for the Scandinavian gigs and occasionally Great Britain:

- for the Italian gigs of 2013 and French ones in 2014 the two singers have been backed by official Iron Maiden tribute band Children of the Damned from Italy:

  • Blaze Bayley - Vocals
  • Carlo Micheletti - guitar
  • Francesco Bevini - guitar
  • Matteo Panzavolta - bass
  • Gianluca Calanca - drums

North America[edit]

-in June 2013 Bayley hit the stage for a brief US tour with an all star line-up named The Foundry:

-in Canadian tour of October 2014 he was backed by Maiden Québec:

  • Blaze Bayley - Vocals
  • Steven Bergeron (Lead Guitars)
  • Leandro Alves (Lead Guitars)
  • Math Gagnon (Bass)
  • Jef Rastoldo (Drums)

-in the USA tour of 2011 the singer performed with the following band:

  • Blaze Bayley - Vocals
  • Rick Plester - Guitar
  • M.G. Jones - Guitar
  • Matt Maclean - Bass
  • Bill Legue - Drums
  • (Chris Declercq - guest on guitar)

South America[edit]

- in the Brazilian and Paraguay tours of 2013-2014 Blaze (initially with Zwijsen) has been backed by musicians of "The Best Maiden Tribute" and Tailgunners from Brazil:

  • Blaze Bayley - Vocals
  • Thomas Zwijsen - Guitars
  • Lely Biscasse - Guitars
  • Raphael Gazal - Guitars
  • Lennon Biscasse - Bass
  • Guto Franceschet - Drums

Unplugged[edit]

- for acoustic touring Blaze recently involved those musicians:

  • Thomas Zwijsen - Guitar - acoustic tours 2012-2013-2014
  • Anne Bakker - Violin - acoustic tour 2013-2014
  • Olivier Arpin and Stephan Laroche - Guitar - Canada 2013
  • Michelle Sciarrotta - Guitar - acoustic gigs Italy and UK 2013
  • Andrea Neri - Guitar - acoustic tour Italy 2011
  • Jase Edwards - Guitar - acoustic tour Uk 2011

Occasional[edit]

- in Istanbul 2011, in the first gig played just after the split of BBB, the singer has been supported by Turkish band Apsent.

- for the sequent Italian summer tour of 2011 the singer has occasionally performed with the following lineup:

- in Czech Republic the singer performed with local act Seven of international fame:

  • Blaze Bayley - Vocals
  • Honza "Kirk" Běhunek - Guitar
  • Tomáš "Thomas" Kuchta - Bass
  • Lukáš Kuneš - Drums

- in one festival in France of 2012 Neil, bandmate of Lehmann in Neurasthenia, has performed on guitar as stand-in for Andrea Neri

- in March 2013 for a charity gig in Redhill (Uk) the line-up has been:

- in September 2014, celebrating 20 years after joining Iron Maiden, he toured with a special set with this band from Slowakia:

  • Blaze Bayley - vocals
  • Juro Gasinec - guitars
  • Tibor Buso - guitars
  • Jan Kicin - bass
  • Lubo Franek - drums

Discography[edit]

Wolfsbane[edit]

Iron Maiden[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

Compilation Albums[edit]

Video Games[edit]

Blaze[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

Live Albums[edit]

Blaze Bayley[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Best of (2008, available only through the band's official website)
  • Soundtracks of my life (2013)

Singles[edit]

  • "Robot" (2008, available only through the band's official website)

DVDs[edit]

Blaze Bayley & Thomas Zwijsen[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Russian Holiday (2013)

Videoclips[edit]

Promotional videos were released for the Blood and Belief song "Hollow Head" and the Silicon Messiah song "Ghost in the Machine", but these were originally only made available to fan club members. Later on, the video for "Silicon Messiah" was put on to the second disc of a limited edition of Tenth Dimension along with an EPK titled Inside the Tenth Dimension. The video of "Hollow Head" was only made available worldwide in 2007 and can be found on the Alive in Poland DVD under the "Extras" menu. The video of "Robot" was also released in February 2009. An official video of "Russian Holyday" has been published on YouTube in 2013. In late 2013 two videos have been published via YouTube for the upcoming Best Of "Soundtracks of my life": "Hatred" and "Eating Children".

Unreleased songs[edit]

"Death of a Singer" and "Sin by Sin" were songs that were played live during the Blaze-era. While "Death of a Singer" contains elements that were later used on the Blaze Bayley-song "Dimebag", "Sin by Sin" remains unreleased and has probably never been recorded in studio.

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Cerebral Fix - Bastards (1991, vocals on "Smash It Up")
  • The Almighty - Powertrippin' (1993, background vocals on "Jesus Loves You ... But I Don't")
  • Armageddon over Wacken Live 2004 (CD/DVD, 2005, with Doro)
  • Doro - Classic Diamonds - The DVD (2004, lead vocals on "Fear of the Dark")
  • Doro - 20 Years A Warrior Soul (2006, sharing vocals on "Bad Blood" and "All We Are")
  • Dragonsclaw - Prophecy (2011) (vocals on "Prophecy is a Lie")
  • Lonewolf - Army of the Damned (2012) (vocals on "The One You Never See")
  • Trooper - Mercy Killer (2012) (lead vocals with Alin 'Coiotu' Dinca on "Mercy Killer")
  • Sinnergod - It's A Wonderful Life (Single) (2012)
  • SoulSpell - Hollow's Gathering (2012)
  • Ouijabeard - Die and let live (2012)
  • Thomas Zwijsen - Nylon Maiden (2012, vocals on "The Clansman")
  • Vessel - Introspective (2012, vocals on five tracks)[15]
  • Chris Declercq - A Miracle away (Digital single) (2012)
  • A Sound of Thunder - Time's Arrow (2013) (vocals on "My Disease")
  • Ghostshift - Is My Enemy (2013) (vocals on "Short Days Ago")
  • Grimskull - Grimskull (2013) (vocals on "Iron Eyes")
  • John Steel & Blaze Bayley - Nightmare (2013) (Single)
  • John Steel & Blaze Bayley - Evil Sky (2013) (Single)
  • Wolfpakk - Cry Wolf (2013)
  • Genghis Khan - Genghis Khan was a rocker (2013, vocals on "Revenge in the Shadows")
  • Lehmann - Lehmanized (2013) (vocals on "Laid so low")
  • Alekseyevskaya Ploshchad - "Hero" (2013)
  • Black Horizon - tba
  • Shadow Legacy - You're Going Straight To Hell (2014) (vocals on "Hate Within")
  • Thomas Zwijsen - Nylonized (2014)
  • Pino Scotto - Vuoti di memoria (2014)
  • Vin Sinners - "Open The Box" (2014)
  • Zix - "Tides Of The Final War" (2014)
  • Savage Wizdom - "Let It Go" (2014)
  • SoulSpell - "We Got The Right" (Helloween tribute) (2014)
  • Thundermaker - "Judgement and Order" (2014)
  • Steve Foglia - "Steve in Wonderland" (2014)

Audio/Video samples[edit]

Wasted Years with Heroage [16] Heaven Hell Sabbath Cover Dio era [17] Wrathchild Maiden Live in studio [18] The Evil That Men Do The Eternal Flame [19] The Number of the Beast VXI Tour Bootleg [20] Wasted Years and The Trooper Acoustic [21] Man on the Edge & Fear of the Dark played with the band Trooper [22]

Personal life[edit]

On 14 February 2007, Bayley married Debbie Hartland, his long-time girlfriend, on the island of Gran Canaria.[23] On 6 July 2008, Hartland suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and was hospitalised.[24] She died on 27 September 2008, after having suffered a stroke two days before.[25]

Bayley Cooke got engaged on Christmas Day 2010 to his girlfriend Eline.[26] In September 2011, he became father of Alice. Blaze and Eline got married in August 2013.

Bayley in 2011 has announced that he has parted ways with his previous musicians due to financial and medical reasons.[27] One year later the old bandmembers & 2 former managers admitted that the split came after various discussions with Bayley's girlfriend Eline who wanted full control over the finances of the band.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Newton, Todd (2007-04-02). "BlastingZone.com: Interview with Blaze Bayley". Archived from the original on 2007-04-08. Retrieved 2007-04-10. 
  2. ^ Saulnier, Jason (30 April 2010). "Blaze Bayley Interview". Music Legends. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
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  10. ^ "Photos of Official Blaze Bayley". Facebook. 2011-12-24. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  11. ^ https://www.facebook.com/hideweaver/posts/10150907356793991
  12. ^ "Blaze Bayley Interview". Music Legends. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  13. ^ https://www.facebook.com/officialblazebayley?fref=ts
  14. ^ http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/iron-maiden-guitarist-admits-band-used-leftover-ideas/
  15. ^ http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Vessel/Introspective/360476
  16. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh8nCJbtElQ
  17. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVNv7CsTOuo
  18. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_tx2JmAnrU
  19. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od1jWMPzj9o
  20. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuOlx7aRF1g
  21. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPuxEHPfRE0
  22. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj01jAwKTyY
  23. ^ Planetblaze.com
  24. ^ Blabbermouth.net - BLAZE BAYLEY Says His Wife Is 'In A Coma That Could Last Days, Weeks Or Even Months' - 24 July 2008
  25. ^ Planet Blaze - News
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  27. ^ [3][dead link]

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