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- Posted on Apr 18th 2010 10:40AM by Joshua Ostroff
"I wore my Rush 'Caress of Steel' shirt because I thought Rush were going to win," Dunn said backstage after their win, noting the duo's next documentary is the upcoming Rush film 'Beyond the Lighted Stage.'
"We spent seven weeks on the road with Iron Maiden, and there were about 100 soccer hooligans on board the plane asking why were the colonists making a movie about Iron Maiden," he said, adding that band's singer Bruce Dickenson was also the tour's airplane pilot.
The pair got the assignment after having interviewed Dickenson for their debut film 'Metal: A Headbanger's Journey.'
"It was the hardest thing we've ever done," McFadyen said, "but those guys are much less chaotic than you think. They're professionals. We played tennis together."
Though Iron Maiden commissioned the film, they were apparently hands-off as far as what Dunn and McFadyen could film, though in at least one case the drama still didn't make it on screen.
"I was filming backstage in the change room and they got in a huge argument," McFadyen recalls, "and it was really dramatic and they just left me like a fly on the wall. Then I left and realized I didn't have the mic on."
Ironically, the band was arguing about the sound for that night's show.
After their Rush doc is complete, the duo's next project is 'Metal Evolution,' "a 16-part series on how heavy metal and hard rock music has changed over the years," Dunn reveals. "We are going to be talking to the Who, Deep Purple and other British bands, too, because it did really come out of the UK."