Rammstein's epic video for "Deutschland
" portrays various events from German history. The clip, which was voted the 2019 Video of the Year by the readers of Kerrang
magazine, confirmed the band as stadium headliners across the globe.
After watching the visual, Dickinson felt challenged to make something similarly larger-than-life. He told Iron Maiden's manager Rod Smallwood they should do something that would have the equivalent impact for them, so Dickinson wrote the storyboard for their version and gave it a happy ending.
"Well, kind of a happy ending," he said to Kerrang
. "Adam and Eve start again, but with Eddie going, 'I'll still get you in the end.'"