"The problem is that, when you're young, you find those girls and it's great, you're happy 'cause you've never fucked so much in your life. But after a while, you start thinking and you realise that you don't know anything about them, their names, or what they did before. So you reach the conclusion that life must be made of other relationships than these ones. So you have a clear choice: either you carry on, knowing perfectly well that these relationships are shallow, or you simply stop. [...] I stopped fucking groupies when I met someone I really loved."

Bruce Dickinson talking about the groupies, June 1992.