Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson has promised fans that the band are "never going to retire".
The 61-year-old rocker conducted a one-man performance, entitled What Does This Button Do?, in Bucharest, Romania, on Saturday, when one fan asked him what will happen to the band when its current members retire.
"I like that. There's always hope. 'After the current members retire,' there'll be a whole load of Iron members," he laughed. "We won't even have to f**king holograms. You know what I mean? You can actually have real Iron Maiden members that kind of look like us but are not us.
"That's good. I like that. It's not a bad idea. Then we can just sit back and (collect) royalties and do no work. Good idea! It'll never happen, because we're never going to f**king retire."
Dickinson's remarks echo the sentiments of bassist Steve Harris, who told SiriusXM's Trunk Nation last July (19) that none of the group have any plans to retire – despite the fact they're all in their 60s.
"We all feel that if we feel we're not cutting it anymore, then we'll discuss it and that will probably be the end of it," he said. "But at the moment, we don't feel like that. We feel that we definitely still are pulling our weight, so to speak. We're just doing well. So far so good. I don't wanna tempt fate, but we are doing good."