bassist/founder Steve Harris
was interviewed on this past Wednesday's (October 3) edition of the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline"
with host Bob Coburn
. You can now listen to the program at RocklineRadio.com
' solo/side project album, "British Lion"
, sold around 3,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 3 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200."British Lion"
was released in the U.S. on September 25 via Universal Music Enterprises
). Mixed by Kevin Shirley
— whose credits include IRON MAIDEN
as well as Led ZEPPELIN
, among many others — the CD, which features Harris
alongside vocalist Richard Taylor
, guitarists Graham Leslie
and David Hawkins
and drummer Simon Dawson
, presents a different side of the bassist's musical visions."British Lion"
comprises ten songs that Steve
and his collaborators have been working on between IRON MAIDEN
tours and releases and is described by Harris
as "'70s-influenced, British-sounding hard rock." "I'd say it's more mainstream rock than metal... and quite commercial… but good commercial," he said. "There's all kinds of stuff going on, with nods to THE WHO
and some classic British rock bands, but it's not the progressive rock album some might be expecting.""British Lion"
01. This Is My God
02. Lost Worlds
03. Karma Killer
04. Us Against The World
05. The Chosen Ones
06. A World Without Heaven
08. Eyes Of The Young
09. These Are The Hands
10. The Lesson