"At times, Nicko opens his mouth before he gets his brain into gear. The journalist who wrote that paper had spend three days interviewing all five of us and trying to dig some dirt. And he couldn't. In the end, he got Nicko a few drinks and, after about five hours, he finally got three sentences out that made that bloke's day. I didn't mind, I've known Nicko for too long. He's the one who looked stupid in the whole story."

Bruce Dickinson talking about Nicko McBrain's comments on his departure from Iron Maiden, November 1993.