Interviewer : And that happened in Christmas of 1975?
Iron Maiden : That's right.
Interviewer: You left 'Smiler' and formed your own band called 'Iron Maiden' which you designed the logo for as well.
Iron Maiden: Yeah
Interviewer: Why did you pick the name 'Iron Maiden', was it do do with Margaret Thatcher?
Iron Maiden: Nah, I don't think I'd heard of her then! It was, er, you know only linked up later on, she wasn't even in power then I don't think, and er, so really it was a torture instrument thing, you know I was watching this film, Man in the Iron Mask, and all that, and er. It was, although that's not actually in the film, erm, basic talkin' about the name exists before I was even thinking about them, I was thinking about names for a band. And, erm, That just came up and I thought, 'oh yeah, that'd be great'.
It was hard as the person used a lot of 'ums' and 'errs'. It's also difficult to capture the flow of the conversation in writing, I've tried to use punctuation, however, it doesn't compare to hearing the real thing.