"Did you hear about the guy who had his name changed to Iron Maiden? We actually got the geezer down to our record release party. At first I didn't think anybody was that crazy to do that, but he loved the band that much he changed his name to Iron Maiden. I talked to 'im and he didn't seem to be a nutter or stupid, he seemed like a nice, quiet, normal bloke. That sort of thing can be a little frightening, to know you have influence like that. I can relate to the fanaticism but I wouldn't change my name to West Ham or anything."

Steve Harris talking about extreme fans, May 1992.