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Bruce Dickinson
Bruce Dickinson in pilot outfit.
Bruce Dickinson in pilot outfit.
Background information
Birth name Paul Bruce Dickinson
Born August 7, 1958 (1958-08-07) (age 49) Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England
Genre(s) Heavy metal
Occupation(s) Musician, Author, DJ, Pilot
Instrument(s) Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1976 – present
Label(s) EMI
PHANTOM
Associated acts Iron Maiden
Samson
Website http://www.screamforme.com/

Paul Bruce Dickinson (born August 7, 1958 in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England) is a British singer, airline pilot, radio show host, DJ, Historian, television presenter, fencer and songwriter, best known as the Lead singer in the iconic heavy metal band Iron Maiden. According to All Music Guide, Dickinson "was the most acclaimed and instantly recognizable vocalist to emerge from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement of the early-'80s".[1] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (616x782, 115 KB) Description: Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson during the filming of a five-part series for the Discovery Channel titled Flying Heavy Metal. Source: http://www. ... is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... , Worksop is a town in the Bassetlaw district of Nottinghamshire, England on the River Ryton at the northern edge of Sherwood Forest. ... Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is an English county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... For the popular-music magazine, see Musician (magazine). ... For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Aviator (disambiguation). ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making music. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Two different electric guitars. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from Leyton in the East End of London. ... Samson was a heavy metal band formed in 1977 by guitarrist and vocalist Paul Samson. ... SNL redirects here. ... Bruce Dickinson (Christopher Walken), right, gold record producer and self-proclaimed cock of the walk, speaks to Gene Frenkle and Blue Öyster Cult. ... is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... , Worksop is a town in the Bassetlaw district of Nottinghamshire, England on the River Ryton at the northern edge of Sherwood Forest. ... Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is an English county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... For other uses, see Aviator (disambiguation). ... DJ or dj may stand for Disc jockey, dinner jacket The DeadJournal website, or Djibouti. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from Leyton in the East End of London. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... The New Wave of British Heavy Metal (frequently abbreviated as NWOBHM or N.W.O.B.H.M.) emerged in the late 1970s and reached mainstream attention in the late 1970s, in the United Kingdom, as a reaction in part to the decline of early heavy metal bands such as...

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Brief summary

Before Iron Maiden, Dickinson was the singer in a similar band called Samson from 1979 until he joined Iron Maiden two years later in 1981. In Samson and previous bands, he went by the name of "Bruce Bruce". During previous years, he was in Styx (1976) (not to be confused with the American band of the same name), then went on to sing for Speed (1977 - 1978). When Speed split up, he joined Shots until the summer of 1979. He made his recording debut with Iron Maiden on their Number of the Beast album in 1982. Samson was a heavy metal band formed in 1977 by guitarrist and vocalist Paul Samson. ... Look up Styx in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Styx is an American rock band that has been popular since the 1970s, with such hits as Come Sail Away, Babe, Lady, Suite Madame Blue, Mr. ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from Leyton in the East End of London. ... The Number of the Beast is a heavy metal album released in 1982 (see 1982 in music) by Iron Maiden on EMI in the UK and originally Harvest Records/Capitol Records in the U.S. (now on Sanctuary Records/Columbia Records). ...


Dickinson quit Iron Maiden in 1993 in order to pursue his solo career and was replaced by Blaze Bayley, who had previously been the lead singer of the metal band Wolfsbane. Dickinson's solo work ranges from the Alternative Rock sound of 1996's Skunkworks, to the all out Metal style of Accident of Birth. Dickinson was releasing an artistic energy he felt was suppressed by Iron Maiden's strict progressive metal format, which he claimed could not accommodate emotional reflection as evidenced in the lyrics of "Tears of the Dragon." After releasing two traditional metal albums with former Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith (which were arguably more akin to the genre than Maiden's epic format), Dickinson rejoined the band in 1999 along with Smith. Both are still in the band to date. Since then, Dickinson has only released one more solo album (Tyranny of Souls) but says his solo career is not over. He has signed a contract with his label to do 3 more solo albums. Blaze Bayley Blaze Bayley (born Bayley Alexander Cook[1], 29 May 1963, Birmingham, England) is the lead singer for the heavy metal band, Blaze. ... Wolfsbane was a rock and roll band formed in Tamworth, England containing singer Blaze Bayley, who went on to join Iron Maiden in 1993. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... This article is about the Iron Maiden guitarist. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Tyranny of Souls is a heavy metal album and it was released on May 23, 2005 (see 2005 in music) by Bruce Dickinson. ...


Biography

Childhood

Dickinson (middle row, 2nd from left) at Oundle, 1974
Dickinson (middle row, 2nd from left) at Oundle, 1974

Paul Bruce Dickinson was born in the small mining town of Worksop, Nottinghamshire. His mother worked part-time in a shoe shop and his father was a mechanic in the army. Dickinson's birth hurried the young couple into marriage. Initially, he was brought up by his grandparents; his grandfather was a coal-face worker at the local colliery and his grandmother was a housewife. These pieces of information are actually referred to in his song 'Born In '58' from his solo album 'Tattooed Millionaire'. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 665 pixel, file size: 140 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Owned by Gavin Wilson, shot summer 1974 Bruce Dickinson (center, 2nd from left) at Oundle, 1974 Bruce Dickinson (środkowy rząd; drugi od lewej), wokalista Iron... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 665 pixel, file size: 140 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Owned by Gavin Wilson, shot summer 1974 Bruce Dickinson (center, 2nd from left) at Oundle, 1974 Bruce Dickinson (środkowy rząd; drugi od lewej), wokalista Iron... Statistics Population: 39,072 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SK585795 Administration District: Bassetlaw Shire county: Nottinghamshire Region: East Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Nottinghamshire Historic county: Nottinghamshire Services Police force: Nottinghamshire Police Ambulance service: East Midlands Post office and telephone Post town: WORKSOP Postal... Matrimony redirects here. ... Wyoming coal mine Coal mining is the mining of coal. ...


When Dickinson was about to start school his parents moved from Worksop to Sheffield. Dickinson's first school was Manton Primary. Of this period, he recalled "I grew up in an environment where it struck me that the world was never gonna do me any favours. And I had very few close friends, because we were always moving. I think that's partly why I grew up feeling like such an outsider. I didn't have an unhappy childhood, but it was unconventional, to say the least". For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ...


Dickinson's first musical experience was dancing in his grandparents front room to Chubby Checker's "The Twist". The first record Dickinson recalls owning was The Beatles single "She Loves You" which he managed to persuade his granddad to buy him. "I was only four or five but I really loved that scene, The Beatles and Gerry & The Pacemakers. ... I noticed they had B-sides, and that sometimes I liked them even more than the A-sides. That was when I first began noticing the difference between 'good' music and 'bad'." He believes that this marked the beginning of him thinking like a musician. Chubby Checker is the stage name of Ernest Evans (born October 3, 1941), an American Rock and Roll singer best known for popularizing the dance The Twist with his 1960 song The Twist. He was born in Spring Gulley, South Carolina,[1] and raised in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and attended... The Twist is a 1960 and 1962 hit song performed by American singer Chubby Checker. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... She Loves You is a hit song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, originally recorded by the The Beatles for release as a single in 1963. ...


When Dickinson was six his family moved to Sheffield and set up a house and had regular jobs. He found it difficult to adapt himself to the environment. In his spare time he tried to play an acoustic guitar belonging to his parents, but it blistered his fingers. When moving to Sheffield, he had to change school. He was sent to Manor Top, which he disliked. After six months, his parents decided to move him out to a small private school called Sharrow Vale Junior. His parents earned a living from selling estate. A lot of Dickinson's childhood was spent living on a building site. His parents had reached the stage where they were making profit. Dickinson's parents bought a boarding house where his father sold second-hand cars off a forecourt.


This gave them the opportunity to give Dickinson—then 13 years old—a boarding school education and they chose Oundle, a public school in Northamptonshire. Dickinson enjoyed being away from home. "I didn't particularly enjoy being with my parents, so I saw it as an escape. I think it was because I hadn't built any real attachment to them when I was very, very young." Dickinson was picked on and routinely bullied by the older boys of Sidney House, the Oundle boarding house that he belonged to. Oundle School is a famous public school located in the ancient market town of Oundle in Northamptonshire, England. ... The term public school has three distinct meanings: In the USA and Canada, elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials. ...


Dickinson's interests at Oundle were often military. He co-founded the school wargames society, and he rose to a position of some power in the Combined Cadet Force. At fifteen he joined the school amateur dramatics society.


"I was 13 when I first heard Deep Purple's 'In Rock' album, and it just blew me away! I heard this thing coming out of someone's room one day, and I went in and said 'Whoa! What's that?' And they just looked at me disdainfully and went 'It's "Child in Time" by Deep Purple. Don't you know anything?' But I was too amazed to care. The first album I ever bought was Deep Purple In Rock, all scratched to fuck, but I thought it was great." This article is about the rock band. ... Deep Purple in Rock is a hard rock album by English rock band Deep Purple, released in 1970. ...


Dickinson obtained bongo drums from the music room and practiced. Dickinson remembers trying to learn Let It Be. In a recent episode of BBC2's Seven Ages of Rock, Bruce said in interview that, like Sinatra's My Way, Iron Maiden's Run to the Hills was based on "rising sixths". Whether or not his illustration was correct, it has to be said that Bruce knew nothing about rising sixths when he left Oundle. He never learned an instrument at school, and as far as his contemporaries can recall, he could not read music. Any technical musical skills that Bruce now possesses were acquired after his stay at Oundle. For other articles titled Bongo refer to the disambiguation page. ... Let It Be is a song written by Paul McCartney (although credited to Lennon/McCartney), and was released by The Beatles as a single in March 1970, and later the same year as the title track of their album, Let It Be. ...


Dickinson was later expelled from Oundle for urinating in the headmaster's dinner. Neil Ashford, his co-urinator, was rusticated; that is, sent home for the rest of the term rather than being permanently excluded from the school, on the grounds that the contribution to the headmaster's beans had been Dickinson's idea. Returning home to Sheffield in 1976, Dickinson enrolled at a local Catholic comprehensive school, although not a practising Catholic himself. In the summer of 1976, he joined his first band. He had overheard two other children talking about their band and that they needed a singer. Dickinson volunteered to do the vocals. They rehearsed in the drummer's father's garage and the band were impressed by Dickinson's singing. It was at this point Dickinson decided to buy a microphone. The first gig Dickinson's new band did was at the Broadfield Tavern pub in Sheffield. Originally called "Paradox," the band changed name upon Dickinson's suggestion, to "Styx", unaware of the American act with the same name. They made local newspaper headlines when a steel worker was awoken by their performance. Of the incident, it was said: "He bottled the guitarist and chucked the drums off-stage". Soon after, the band split up. Urination, also called micturition, is the process of disposing urine from the urinary bladder through the urethra to the outside of the body. ... Barry Maurice Waller Trapnell was born 18th May 1924 in Hampstead, London. ... Rustication is a term used at British universities, particularly Oxford University and Cambridge University, for a disciplinary action consisting of a temporary expulsion from the university. ... A comprehensive school is a secondary school that does not select children on the basis of academic attainment or aptitude. ... Styx is an American rock band that has been popular since the 1970s, with such hits as Come Sail Away, Babe, Lady, Suite Madame Blue, Mr. ...


University

After leaving school Dickinson didn't really know what he wanted to do. He joined the Territorial Army for six months, which he did not enjoy. As army life was not what he wanted, he applied for a place at University. He had met the minimum grades for getting in and read history at Queen Mary College, in London's East End. His parents wanted him in the army, but he told them that he wanted to get a degree first. "That was what they wanted to hear so that was my cover story. When I got down there I started immediately finding and playing in bands." The Territorial Army (TA) is the principal and Volunteer reserve force of the British Army, the land armed forces branch of the United Kingdom, and composed mostly of part-time soldiers paid at a similar rate, while engaged on military activities, as their Regular equivalents. ... Affiliations: University of London Association of Commonwealth Universities 1994 Group Website: http://www. ... The term East End is most commonly used to refer to the East End of London, England. ...


In college, Dickinson got involved in the Entertainments Committee. "One day you'd be a roadie for The Jam, the next you'd be putting up the Stonehenge backdrop for Hawkwind or whatever." In 1977, Dickinson met a guy called Paul "Noddy" White. He was a multi-instrumentalist and he had a PA and other equipment. Dickinson suggested that, along with drummer Steve Jones, they form a band together. This would eventually evolve into the band "Speed", described by Dickinson as sounding like a 'crossover between Judas Priest and The Stranglers with a Hammond organ on top of it.' Dickinson recalled: "It had nothing to do with taking speed, we were a completely drug-free band, we just used to play everything ridiculously fast. Like Speed Metal, but ten years too early." Dickinson was the vocalist and occasionally played guitar. "I got Noddy to give me guitar lessons and I ... started writing stuff straight away. He showed me three chords and I'd write stuff just from those three chords." The Jam were an English punk rock/mod revival band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For other uses, see Judas priest (curse). ... The Stranglers are an English rock music group, formed on September 11, 1974 in Guildford, Surrey. ... The Hammond organ is an electric organ which was invented by Laurens Hammond in 1934 and manufactured by the Hammond Organ Company until the 1970s. ... Speed metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal that spawned in the early 1980s and was the direct musical progenitor of thrash metal[1] [2]. When Speed metal first emerged as a genre, it innovatively increased the tempo of the music template set forth by Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin...


Speed didn't last long, but it encouraged Dickinson to continue to work to be a musician. Dickinson spotted an ad in Melody Maker with the caption "Singer wanted for recording project". Since he had never been near a recording studio he replied immediately. He "wailed, wolfed, hollered and made noises" onto a tape and with it went a note that read; "By the way, if you think the singing's crap, there's some John Cleese stuff recorded on the other side you might find amusing." They liked what they heard and Dickinson came down to the studio. The band was called "Shots" and were formed by two brothers, Phil and Doug Siviter. They were amazed by Dickinson's vocal abilities and they started talking about what music they liked. "I started saying Ian Gillan, Ian Anderson, Arthur Brown, and Doug goes, 'That's it! Fucking Arthur Brown, man! Sometimes your voice is a dead ringer for Arthur! We've got to form a band.' This guy's got a studio and he wants to form a band with me! I was like 'Yes'." A song "Dracula" from this session can be heard as the closing track on The Best of Bruce Dickinson, disc two. According to Dickinson this song is very first thing he ever recorded at all. This article is about the music newspaper. ... Cleese redirects here. ... Ian Gillan (born 19 August 1945 in Hounslow, London), is an English rock music vocalist best known as the lead singer for Deep Purple. ... This article is about the lead singer of Jethro Tull. ... For other persons of the same name, see Arthur Brown. ... The Best of Bruce Dickinson is a heavy metal album released in 2001 (see 2001 in music) by Bruce Dickinson. ...


Dickinson played pubs with Shots on a regular basis. One particular night, Dickinson suddenly stopped in the middle of a song and started interviewing a man in the audience, heckling for not paying enough attention. He got such a good response he started doing it every night until it became a regular routine. "Suddenly everybody was paying attention, cause they might be next. The first time I did it, afterwards the landlord of the pub was like 'Great show, lads, see you next week'. So we started sort of building this bit into the show. And that was when I first started to get the hang of, just not being a singer, but being a frontman, too."


The next step in Dickinson's career was taken in a pub called the Prince of Wales in Gravesend, Kent, where Shots were playing regularly. One night, Barry Graham ("Thunderstick") and Paul Samson paid a visit. The legend says that Thunderstick, who was there in his every day guise, became the victim of Dickinson's gimmick. "He looked a bit weird so I did a spiel on it". Obviously impressed with his stage-act, Thunderstick and Samson talked with Shots after the performance. A couple of weeks later, Samson called and asked him if he was willing to join their band, Samson. Dickinson was interested since this meant he could play larger gigs in London. Dickinson wanted to "do things with a bit of a weird edge to it". By then, Shots had almost become a heavy metal comedy act; the show had completely taken over the music. Details about one Barry Graham can be found at Thunderstick. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Samson was a heavy metal band formed in 1977 by guitarrist and vocalist Paul Samson. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


Samson

Formed by Sidcup-born guitarist Paul Samson in 1977, the band had already been established with their debut, "Survivors", released on an independent label. The band toured quite extensively in the UK. Dickinson finished his final exams in the morning and in the afternoon he went down to Wood Wharf Studios in Greenwich to rehearse with them. For the 8th Earl of Sidcup, a fictional character created by P. G. Wodehouse, see Roderick Spode. ... This article is about Greenwich in England. ...


Since he was not sure of what to expect from a professional rock band, he decided just to jump in and make the best of it. "In fact, the first rehearsals I went down to with Samson pretty much set the scene for my entire time in the band. I left my girlfriend who I had been with for three years at University. I told her I was gonna turn into a complete arsehole. I thought it was what I was gonna have to do, frankly. Because it was not at all what I expected. In my naivety I thought people who were in rock 'n' roll bands were great artists, and it was a huge shock to the system to realise that they weren't, that they didn't even aspire to be, really. Some of them did, maybe, but some of them, like Samson, were very frightened of the idea, some of them just wanted to have a good drink, a good shag and take some drugs, and I found that really, really difficult to relate to. I thought 'I've got to find out if I'm gonna work with these guys and we're gonna make music'. And as soon as I sort of accepted that, I thought 'Right, I'd better go down and find out what all this drug-taking and shagging's all about then'."


He did smoke a bit already and he had tried dope at college. And in Samson it was more of a habit. "I discovered quickly that if you were straight you couldn't actually communicate with anybody. It was impossible. So I just thought I'd have to smoke a joint, otherwise I wouldn't be able to write anything, and that's pretty much how it went. I more or less resigned myself to it. I thought it was just part of the price that had to be paid. To be honest, every single thing I ever did at that time, I believed it was just a step towards my goal, of just wanting to be a singer in a rock 'n' roll band." Dickinson nowadays refers to his time in the band as "a blur of chemicals".


During the first rehearsals they wrote songs that would be recorded and released on the album called 'Head on'. "I had loads of stuff kicking around and they had loads of bits so we just glued it all together." The songs were slipped into the live set on the coming tour, which was to promote the "Survivors" album. This was a step forward for Dickinson as his first real tour was third on the bill with Randy California and his all time hero Ian Gillan. During his time in Samson, Dickinson was billed as "Bruce Bruce" (derived from Monty Python's Bruces sketch ), a nickname that was forced upon him by their management. They insisted on making all the cheques out to "Bruce Bruce" which had the effect that Dickinson had to go through enormous trouble to cash them in. The management was one of Samson's recurring problems. They booked the band on rather ill-matched support tours, which saw them playing a venue, only to return one week later with another act. Eventually this chain of events culminated in high court leaving the band unable to play gigs and get paid. When the legal side of things were settled and the band left their management in 1981 they discovered that their record company was going bankrupt. "We made every mistake in the business" Dickinson acknowledges. Randy California (born Randy Craig Wolfe; February 20, 1951 - January 2, 1997) was a guitarist, singer and songwriter and one of the original members of the rock group Spirit, formed in 1967. ... Monty Python, or The Pythons,[2][3] is the collective name of the creators of Monty Pythons Flying Circus, a British television comedy sketch show that first aired on the BBC on 5 October 1969. ... The Bruces sketch is a famous sketch from the TV show Monty Pythons Flying Circus. ...


Frustrated with the fact that the band never seemed to get anywhere, Dickinson contacted guitarist Stuart Smith with the idea of forming a band. They had a few rehearsals and wrote some material together but then Samson seemed to get a better deal and the obvious thing for him to do was to stick with them. During the "Shock Tactics" tour, Thunderstick left the band and was replaced with Mel Gaynor, a black funk/rock drummer who was in the band very briefly and later ended up in Simple Minds. "When you took Thunderstick out of the equation and replaced him with Mel, this phenomenal drummer, there was no excitement in it there anymore. When he played, he played everything perfectly. Everything was in time, there was no mistakes, there was no danger anymore. So I got bored. I had time to think about the shopping list on stage and that's not good. And I realised that this was what Paul wanted. It enabled him to go into more ZZ Top, boogie sort of areas." Category: ... Simple Minds is a rock band from Scotland, which had its greatest worldwide popularity from the mid-1980s to the early-1990s. ... ZZ Top (pronounced ) is an American hard rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. ...


Dickinson's last gig with the band was at the Reading Festival in 1981, a gig which was immortalised by the BBC and subsequently released on the album "Live at Reading 81". "Listening to some of these old tracks they stand up really well" says Dickinson. "Certainly all the stuff on 'Shock tactics' does. When you hear the Reading Live album the band was really cooking. And the songs don't sound dated at all." Around that time, Iron Maiden had began considering change of vocalist due to increasing problems with Paul Di'Anno. Steve Harris and manager Rod Smallwood came to Reading to check Dickinson out for the job. Dickinson was asked to come down to auditions for the band Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from Leyton in the East End of London. ... Paul Andrews (born 17 May 1958, in Chingford, Essex), better known as Paul DiAnno, was the first prominent vocalist in the band Iron Maiden from 1978 to 1981. ... Stephen Percy Harris (born March 12, 1956 in Leytonstone, London, England) is the bassist and primary composer of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... Rod Smallwood, co-manager of heavy metal band, Iron Maiden and co-founder in 1976 of Sanctuary Records, now the worlds largest music management company. ...


Iron Maiden

After accepting the invitation to audition for Iron Maiden, Dickinson spent a week rehearsing with the band, and recorded some demos, and was convinced that they were the band for him. "When I first heard Maiden I got the same buzz of them I did when I heard Deep Purple In Rock. It was like a steam train coming at you and none of the other bands did that anymore". Dickinson discovered that the routines in Maiden were very strict and regimented. Where Samson would just fool around aimlessly, Maiden were working with a very clear idea of the result. "The intention behind that changed after the first couple of records for me, because it became obvious that Maiden worked to a time table. A table that wasn't absolute but it had to be stuck to. 'Now you'll write for six weeks, now you'll make a record for three months, now you're rehearsing for two weeks, now you'll tour for eight months'. It was organized like that and that seemed to suit the style of writing of the band." Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from Leyton in the East End of London. ... Routine may be a reference to one of the following: Patterns of living among people are studied in Ethnomethodology. ...


After a few gigs in Italy to 'break him in', the band started writing new material for their third album. This was the first time the band had decided to write an entire new album; The two released previously basically consisted of songs the band had been playing for years, with a couple of exceptions, on Killers. The album The Number of the Beast, was put together in five weeks. In the wake of Samson's contractual problems, Dickinson could not be credited on the songs to which he had contributed. "I think you could say I had a very big moral contribution to certain songs, like 'Children of the Damned', 'Run to the Hills' and 'The Prisoner' Those three songs were the songs in which I had the biggest moral contribution." "Moral contribution" refers to the fact that the contribution that he had made was equal to those of the other band members. The Number of the Beast is a heavy metal album released in 1982 (see 1982 in music) by Iron Maiden on EMI in the UK and originally Harvest Records/Capitol Records in the U.S. (now on Sanctuary Records/Columbia Records). ... Run to the Hills is Iron Maidens sixth single and first single from Iron Maidens 1982 album The Number of the Beast. ...


"Run to the Hills" was a huge hit in the UK peaking at #7 in the UK singles chart and the album and the following world tour was the band's most successful to date. During the "Beast" tour, Dickinson had fitted well into the role as the band's frontman, and the next two albums, Piece of Mind and Powerslave, showed a very tight and creative band. With Smith and Dickinson contributing half of the songs on the albums, Harris's monopoly of the song writing would be pushed aside in favour for the other members' ideas. "It wasn't always easy, we didn't always agree... In fact we fought like cat and dog at various stages, but we made great music." British Hit Singles redirects here. ... Piece of Mind is the fourth studio album by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... Powerslave is a studio album by the heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released in 1984. ...


On the "Powerslave" tour, Dickinson was sporting a feathered, supposedly Egyptian-inspired, mask during the title track. This was an attempt to introduce more theatrical elements into the stage show. In terms of sales and popularity, the band was peaking. The tour lasted for over a year, as dates kept being added all the time. "It got to the point where me and Harris said 'If they add another week's shows to this tour, we're both going home.'" Dickinson continues, "I thought of leaving. If it's gonna carry on like this, if I'm gonna feel bad all the time, this imprisoned, then I don't really want to go on tour."


After a six month break, of which Dickinson spent a great deal indulging in his favourite sport, fencing, Maiden were about to start writing for a new album. "When it came to writing for a new album, whenever I started to write very heavy metal things, I found I was thinking along these lines, you know, 'I should do one of these, one of those.' So I ended up writing a lot of different things instead for bagpipes, folk things, stuff like Jethro Tull. Bang went my royalties." Though Somewhere in Time marked a departure for the band, introducing a cleaner Progressive Rock influenced sound, Dickinson was unhappy with the effort, and has no writing credits. It was during this tour that Dickinson started writing what would become his first published novel, The Adventures of Lord Iffy Boatrace. "Plotting it out was the doddle. It came from a series of mad conversations, actually, that all gestated together along with some Sherlock Holmes, some Biggles and Penthouse, and out it came." It was released in 1990 and due to the loyalty of Maiden's fanbase, 40,000 copies were sold, on the strength of which he produced a sequel, titled The Missionary Position, in 1992. Fencing advertisement for the 1900 Summer Olympic Games This article is about the sport, which is distinguished from stage fencing and academic fencing (mensur). ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ...


When the Somewhere in Time tour was finished, Iron Maiden was looking forward to the next album. This was also unexplored territory for the band as it was a concept album. Harris had written the song "The Clairvoyant". Dickinson really liked the idea and the band was quite keen on producing the entire album based around this character with the gift of clairvoyance. When the recordings were finished in December 1987, Dickinson moved to Bonn, so that he could be close to the West Germany training centre for fencing. At the end of the '80s Dickinson was at the peak of his fencing career, eventually ranked as high as 7th in Great Britain in the men's foil discipline, while his club side, the Hemel Hempstead Fencing Club, represented Great Britain in the European Cup of 1989. Somewhere in Time can refer to different things: Somewhere in Time was a 1980 movie starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. ... Bonn is the 19th largest city in Germany. ... Parts of a foil A foil is a type of weapon used in fencing. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


After the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son tour in 1988, which climaxed when Maiden headlined the Donington festival in front of 107,000 people, the band decided to take a year off. Rumours were floating around that the band was splitting up, as various members were seen pursuing various solo projects. In 1989, Zomba was looking for someone to do a track to the movie Nightmare on Elm Street Part 5 and Dickinson was asked to contribute. There was a budget, a studio and a producer, Chris Tsangarides. Dickinson was delighted to take up this opportunity and immediately phoned up an old friend of his, Janick Gers. A short time after meeting up they had the track "Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter" ready for the studio. This article is about the folklore concept. ... A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child is an American slasher film. ... Chris Tsangarides is a Greek-British music producer, sound engineer, and mixer. ... Janick Robert Gers (born January 27, 1957 in Hartlepool, England) is one of three current guitarists in the heavy metal band Iron Maiden and a songwriter for the band. ...


With assistance from the same musicians as on the previous single - Andy Carr on bass, Fabio del Rio on drums and Gers on guitar - Dickinson's intention was to do something he wouldn't normally do in Maiden and the album was written and recorded in two weeks. Dickinson regarded this album as a follow up from where he left off with Shock Tactics in Samson.


Around this time, Dickinson appeared in one episode of the TV-series Paradise Club, playing the part of a rock guitarist wanting to break free from the dictatorship of his record company. Some tracks were recorded by Dickinson to be used in the episode, mainly cover tracks, with exception of "Ballad of Mutt" which Dickinson played solo on an acoustic guitar. The Paradise Club may be: Venue The Paradise, a club in Boston [1] Paradise Theater (Chicago) The Paradise Theater in Bronx, New York In music: Paradise Theatre Category: ...


The album, Tattooed Millionaire, was released in May 1990. By this time, Gers had replaced Adrian Smith in Iron Maiden and the mini world club tour that Maiden embarked upon during the summer introduced his audience to the new Maiden guitarist. The same band was used as in the studio except for Fabio del Rio who was replaced by Dicki Fliszar. With Gers in the league, Maiden was flooded with energy and enthusiasm. Dickinson says, "There were several ways the band could have gone at that point but as it turned out, the next one, No Prayer for the Dying, was a huge backward-step, I thought." Tattooed Millionaire is a heavy metal album released in 1990 (see 1990 in music) by Bruce Dickinson. ... Alternate cover Original cover No Prayer for the Dying is the eighth studio album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ...


When it came to making a new album in 1992, Dickinson felt that Dream Theater's demos sounded better than No Prayer. He was determined to make sure the over all sound of the album would be given a good treatment. By now, Harris had set up a studio of his own and it was a foregone conclusion that the new album, Fear of the Dark, would be recorded there. "I think it was the first album where we were attempting to recapture something of the past. In many ways I think that we were looking backwards to other albums that we've done in the past while other bands are looking forward to something new." Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band formed in 1985 under the name Majesty by John Myung, John Petrucci and Mike Portnoy while they attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, before they dropped out to support the band. ... Fear of the Dark can refer to: 1992 album named Fear of the Dark by Iron Maiden. ...


Dickinson always thought of himself as more than a singer in Iron Maiden. He had been a top fencer, written two novels, done some acting and was doing an increasing amount of guest DJ-ing on various radio-stations. His US label, Sony, asked him if he could do another solo album. Dickinson felt it would offer a welcome "break" for him. The Fear of the Dark tour was divided into two parts and in the gap between Dickinson entered the studio to record his second solo album, backed by the band Skin, again with Chris Tsangarides at the technical helm. Manager Rod Smallwood emphasized that if Dickinson was to make a solo record, it had better be a good one. This had the effect that Dickinson went full-stop and canned the whole thing on the merit that it sounded too much like average metal. "I realized I was just going along with the flow, making my solo album in the same way we were motoring on with Maiden." ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


This was when Dickinson first started questioning his ambitions. He wanted to break out of the routine and do something "really out there." So off he went to America to record with producer Keith Olsen. "The recording was basically put together electronically, written on computers and keyboards," Dickinson explains. "I wanted to do something quite unusual and quite mad." With the feeling of being tossed between two camps, Dickinson started thinking of leaving the band. "I wore a groove in the kitchen floor for that one." Bruce played his last show with Iron Maiden on 28 August 1993.


Solo career

Bruce Dickinson's career outside Iron Maiden started with the recording of "Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter" which appears on the A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child soundtrack and Disc Two of The Best of Bruce Dickinson album. A different version of the song was recorded by Iron Maiden for the No Prayer for the Dying album. The original version got him a studio deal for a full album. Along with friend and soon-to-be Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers, Dickinson wrote the Tattooed Millionaire album within two weeks. The result was a rather poppy rock album. It was, however, far away from Iron Maiden's heavy metal sound and fantasy lyricism - the bawdy sexual innuendos of "Dive, Dive, Dive!" would never find themselves on one of Iron Maiden's releases. The Best of Bruce Dickinson is a heavy metal album released in 2001 (see 2001 in music) by Bruce Dickinson. ... Alternate cover Original cover No Prayer for the Dying is the eighth studio album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... Human sexuality is the expression of sexual feelings. ...


Before the release of his second effort, Balls to Picasso, Dickinson left Iron Maiden and went through two different efforts with two sets of different collaborators. The first was with Myke Gray of the band Skin, and the second with the producer Keith Olsen. Of the second, a few songs surfaced as B-sides and one, "No Way Out... Continued" appears on the 2-disc The Best of Bruce Dickinson collection. Dickinson was not happy with the majority of the material on these efforts. Salvation came at last in the form of Tribe of Gypsies guitarist Roy Z. He agreed to work with Dickinson to improve the Keith Olsen album and ended replacing all of it except "Tears of the Dragon". Balls to Picasso was recorded with the Tribe of Gypsies and was a far more mature record than Tattooed Millionaire, with some very well-crafted songs, spurred along with the melodic and shredding leads of Roy Z. Balls to Picasso is a heavy metal album released in 1994 (see 1994 in music) by Bruce Dickinson. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Keith Olsen is a record producer who co-produced the Fleetwood Mac album Fleetwood Mac, which was released in 1975. ... Roy Z, 1999 Roy Z is a guitarist, composer and producer known for his work with Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), Rob Halford and Judas Priest. ... Balls to Picasso is a heavy metal album released in 1994 and is the second solo effort in Bruce Dickinson´s career (see 1994 in music). ...


The Tribe departed to tour and record under their own steam, leaving Dickinson to track down another band. Dickinson's new writing partner was Alex Dickson, and after touring his current song catalog (documented on Alive in Studio A) with him and the rest of the new band, sat down to write Skunkworks. The idea was that the band would be called that, but the record company insisted Dickinson's name be on the release. Dickinson likened that to David Bowie attempting to do the same with Tin Machine and how it did not work for him either. Alexander John Wallace Dickson was born on April 5th 1970 in East Kilbride, South of Glasgow, in Scotland. ... Alive in Studio A is a heavy metal album released in 1995 (see 1995 in music) by Bruce Dickinson. ... Skunkworks is a heavy metal album released in 1996 (see 1996 in music) by Bruce Dickinson. ... David Bowie (pronounced ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English musician, actor, producer, arranger, and audio engineer. ... Tin Machine was a band, formed in 1989 and fronted by David Bowie. ...


The Skunkworks entity ceased to be after the touring due to musical differences (Dickinson wanted the next album to be more metal), and after a period of inactivity Dickinson once again teamed up with Roy Z to record Accident Of Birth. Adrian Smith was asked to guest, and played on the whole album and tour. The album marked a return to heavy metal for Dickinson; in fact the album is much heavier than Iron Maiden, with a less progressive influence. It was a big success and for the first time, a follow up was inevitable. The Chemical Wedding, a semi-concept album on alchemy and the writings of William Blake followed. This record proved to be even more successful, with engaging lyrics and powerful songs. Scream for Me Brazil was a live album that documented a show of the Chemical Wedding tour, and featured songs from the last two albums and two from Balls to Picasso. Accident of Birth is a heavy metal album released in 1997 (see 1997 in music) by Bruce Dickinson. ... The Chemical Wedding is a heavy metal album released in 1998 (see 1998 in music) by Bruce Dickinson. ... In popular music, a concept album is an album which is unified by a theme, which can be instrumental, compositional, narrative, or lyrical (Shuker 2002, p. ... For other uses, see Alchemy (disambiguation). ... For other persons named William Blake, see William Blake (disambiguation). ... Scream For Me Brazil is a heavy metal album released in 1999 (see 1999 in music) by Bruce Dickinson. ...


The Best of Bruce Dickinson album with two new Roy Z songs and a limited edition disc of rarities was released in 2001. Dickinson is said to have wanted to record another album with Roy Z, but he was busy with Judas Priest vocalist, Rob Halford, and the window of opportunity was missed. Tyranny of Souls was finally released in May 2005. This time the songwriting was all split between Roy Z and Dickinson, with Roy playing all guitars and even bass on some songs. Much of the writing was done by Roy sending recordings of riffs to Dickinson which he wrote lyrics and melodies for while on tour. With the release of Tyranny of Souls, Dickinson's back catalog was reissued with a bonus disc of extra tracks for each album except The Chemical Wedding which included 3 bonus tracks on the same disc as the original track listing. The two live albums, "Alive in Studio A" and "Scream For Me Brazil" were packaged together in a three-disc set. For other uses, see Judas priest (curse). ... Robert John Arthur Halford (born August 25, 1951) is an English singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist for the heavy metal band Judas Priest. ... Tyranny of Souls is a heavy metal album and it was released on May 23, 2005 (see 2005 in music) by Bruce Dickinson. ...


A three-disc DVD package, named simply Anthology, was released June 2006 and contains three concerts from his career, promo videos and footage from his Samson days. Anthology is a 3 disc compilation DVD by Bruce Dickinson, the lead singer of Iron Maiden. ...


Return to Iron Maiden

Along with Adrian Smith, Dickinson rejoined Iron Maiden in 1999. As a 6-piece (Janick Gers remained in the band as well) they embarked on a small tour. Afterwards they set about recording the first Iron Maiden album with Bruce on vocals since 1993, Brave New World. The Brave New World tour culminated with a performance at the huge Rock in Rio festival, which was captured on DVD. This article is about the Iron Maiden guitarist. ... Brave New World is the twelfth studio album by Iron Maiden released on the 30th of May, 2000 (see 2000 in music). ... Queen at Rock in Rio (1985) Rock in Rio is a series of rock festivals held in Brazil and later in Portugal. ...


Dickinson along with Adrian Smith have continued on as full members of the 6-piece band, recording the follow up Dance of Death album, Death on the Road live album and DVD, and most recently their newest studio album A Matter of Life and Death while also pursuing his solo musical and airline pilot careers. Dance of Death is Iron Maidens 13th studio album, released first in Japan on September 2 and rest of the world on September 8, 2003. ... Death on the Road is a live CD, LP, and DVD released by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden on August 30, 2005 (CD & LP version), respectively on February 6, 2006 (DVD version). ... A Matter of Life and Death is the 14th studio album by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ...


Recent life

Dickinson's interests include literature, writing, fencing (at which he has competed internationally, and he also founded a fencing equipment company under the brand name "Duellist" [2]), train technology and flying Boeing 757 charter jets for the UK charter airline Astraeus where he is employed as a Captain.[3] He was taught to fly by British Airways commercial pilot Captain Phil Dales. This article is about (usually written) works. ... For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). ... Fencing advertisement for the 1900 Summer Olympic Games This article is about the sport, which is distinguished from stage fencing and academic fencing (mensur). ... For other uses, see Train (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Aviator (disambiguation). ... The Boeing 757 is an American short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... Astraeus Boeing 737-300 landing at Bristol Airport, Bristol, England. ... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ...



In the summer of 2006, Dickinson flew about 200 UK citizens home from Lebanon during the Israel/Hezbollah conflict[4]. On 12 February 2007, Dickinson was given permission to fly Rangers F.C. to Israel for their UEFA cup game against Hapoel Tel Aviv. Dickinson asked if he could pilot this flight as soon as he found Astraeus had the contract for it. is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see Rangers F.C. (disambiguation). ... Hapoel Tel Aviv (‎) is an Israeli football club that competes in Ligat haAl, the primary Israeli football league. ...


Television and radio presenting

Dickinson currently presents the Friday evening "rock show" on BBC radio station 6 Music. He has recently taken the helm of BBC Radio 2 serial 'Masters of Rock'. He also presented the 5-part historical TV series about aviation; Flying Heavy Metal was shown on the Discovery Channel, which is now shown on the replacement for Discovery Wings, Discovery Turbo in the UK. He was also a guest on a Discovery Channel show where he shared his enthusiasm for trains. He was also a guest on the Tanks episode, where he drove a Russian T-34 tank. The most recent television programme he has presented was a show on spontaneous human combustion for Sky One called Inside Spontaneous Human Combustion with Bruce Dickinson, in which he investigates the phenomenon of this occurrence by enlisting the help of several experts and performing various experiments to determine its possible cause. This article is about the genre. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... BBC 6 Music is one of the BBCs newest radio stations, launched on March 11, 2002 and originally codenamed Network Y. It is only available via digital media - DAB radio, the Internet and the various forms of digital television. ... BBC Radio 2 is one of the BBCs national radio stations and the most popular station in the UK. As well as having most listeners nationally, it ranks first in all regions above local radio stations. ... Aviation encompasses all the activities relating to airborne devices created by human ingenuity, generally known as aircraft. ... Bruce Dickinson during the filming of Flying Heavy Metal Flying Heavy metal is a 5-part television series produced by the Discovery Channel and broadcast (in the UK) on the Discovery Wings channel. ... Discovery Channel is a cable and satellite TV channel founded by John Hendricks which is distributed by Discovery Communications. ... Discovery Wings is a TV channel devoted to documentaries regarding aircraft. ... See also Discovery Channel Discovery Communications Inc. ... The T-34 is a Soviet medium tank first produced in 1940. ... Spontaneous human combustion (SHC) refers to the belief that the human body sometimes burns without an external source of ignition. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...


Dickinson has also turned his hand to scriptwriting, having written a film script entitled "Chemical Wedding" which is currently being made into a film starring Simon Callow. Dickinson will play a small cameo role and has composed the soundtrack. Simon Philip Hugh Callow, CBE (born June 15, 1949 in London, England) is a highly-regarded British actor of stage, film and television, and a biographer of Orson Welles and Charles Laughton. ... Since its first use in 1851, a cameo role or cameo appearance has been a brief appearance in a play (or later, a movie) that stands out against the general context for its éclat or dramatic punch. ...


Singing style

Like singers such as Robert Plant, Steve Perry, Sebastian Bach, Joe Elliot, Freddie Mercury, Ronnie James Dio, Rob Halford, and many others, Bruce is known for a tenor (high range) singing voice. Dickinson, always noted for his broad range as a singer in comparison to other Iron Maiden front-men, was nicknamed, "The Air Raid Siren,"[5] for much of the 1980s. In the early 1990s he altered his singing style, becoming more guttural and raw presumably to fit the stripped-down rock sound of albums like No Prayer for the Dying and Fear of the Dark. After leaving Iron Maiden, he varied his singing style, from the theatrical style of "Tears of the Dragon," to the raw bluesy style of "Inertia." Robert Anthony Plant (born August 20, 1948, West Bromwich, West Midlands, England), is an English rock singer and songwriter, famous for his membership in the rock band Led Zeppelin as the lead vocalist, as well as for his successful solo career. ... The name Steve Perry might refer to any of the following: Steve Perry (musician), the former lead singer of the band Journey. ... This article is about the rock singer. ... Joe Elliot (born August 1, 1959) is the lead singer of the heavy metal band Def Leppard. ... -1... Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona on July 10, 1942 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA), is an American heavy metal vocalist who has performed with Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and his own band Dio. ... Robert John Arthur Halford (born August 25, 1951) is an English singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist for the heavy metal band Judas Priest. ...


Since returning to Iron Maiden, Dickinson has experimented with his voice, adopting a soft reflective sound for songs such as "Journeyman, " and "For the Greater Good of God," a raw rock style for songs like "Wildest Dreams," and a style much like Genesis era Peter Gabriel on "The Legacy". However, he mostly uses the high-pitched, melodic vocals that he used in the 1980s. Genesis are an English rock band formed in 1967. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950, in Cobham,[1] Surrey, England) is an English musician. ...


Discography

Speed

  • Man In The Street 7" (1980)
  • Balls Deep Dallas (1976)

Samson

  • Survivors (1979) (Bruce joined after this album was recorded, and appears only on the re-issued import)
  • Head On (1980)
  • Shock Tactics (1981)
  • Live at Reading 1981 (1990)

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Iron Maiden

The Number of the Beast is a heavy metal album released in 1982 (see 1982 in music) by Iron Maiden on EMI in the UK and originally Harvest Records/Capitol Records in the U.S. (now on Sanctuary Records/Columbia Records). ... Piece of Mind is the fourth studio album by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... Powerslave is the fifth studio album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on 3 September 1984. ... Live After Death is a live album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on October 14, 1985. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the folklore concept. ... Alternate cover Original cover No Prayer for the Dying is the eighth studio album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... Fear of the Dark is the ninth studio album released by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... A Real Live One is a live album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released in March 1993. ... A Real Dead One is a live album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, recorded in 1992/93 at concerts across Europe, and released on October 25, 1993. ... 1998 reissue 1998 reissue cover Live at Donington was the recording of the Iron Maidens second headlining appearance at the Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington on August 22, 1992 during the Fear of the Dark Tour in front of a crowd of almost 70,000. ... Brave New World is the twelfth studio album by Iron Maiden released on the 30th of May, 2000 (see 2000 in music). ... Rock in Rio is a live album recorded in Brazil by Iron Maiden in 2001. ... Dance of Death is Iron Maidens 13th studio album, released first in Japan on September 2 and rest of the world on September 8, 2003. ... Death on the Road is a live CD, LP, and DVD released by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden on August 30, 2005 (CD & LP version), respectively on February 6, 2006 (DVD version). ... A Matter of Life and Death is the 14th studio album by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ...

Bruce Dickinson

Tattooed Millionaire is a heavy metal album released in 1990 (see 1990 in music) by Bruce Dickinson. ... Balls to Picasso is a heavy metal album released in 1994 and is the second solo effort in Bruce Dickinson´s career (see 1994 in music). ... Alive in Studio A is a heavy metal album released in 1995 (see 1995 in music) by Bruce Dickinson. ... Skunkworks is a heavy metal album released in 1996 (see 1996 in music) by Bruce Dickinson. ... Accident of birth is a phrase pointing out that no one has any control of, or responsibility for, the circumstances of their birth or parentage. ... The Chemical Wedding is a heavy metal album released in 1998 (see 1998 in music) by Bruce Dickinson in collaboration with guitarist and producer Roy Z. It draws some inspiration from the works of William Blake, although the name of the album and its title track derives from the Rosicrucian... Scream For Me Brazil is a live heavy metal album released in 1999 (see 1999 in music) by Bruce Dickinson. ... The Best of Bruce Dickinson is a heavy metal album released in 2001 (see 2001 in music) by Bruce Dickinson. ... Tyranny of Souls is a heavy metal album and it was released on May 23, 2005 (see 2005 in music) by Bruce Dickinson. ...

Iron Maiden Videos/DVDs

Video Pieces Video Pieces is a video release by the heavy metal band, Iron Maiden. ... Behind the Iron Curtain is a discontinued VHS video by the English metal band Iron Maiden. ... BRUCE DICKENSON HAS A HUGE PENIS ... 12 Wasted Years is a video documentary of heavy metal band Iron Maiden, focusing on the history of the band from 1975-1987. ... Maiden England is a music album by the band Iron Maiden during their Seventh Son of a Seventh Son world tour. ... From There to Eternity From There to Eternity is a US music video released by the heavy metal band, Iron Maiden. ... Iron Maiden - Donnington Live 1992 Released November 1993 in VHS and double CD format. ... Raising Hell is the name of a video released by the heavy metal band Iron Maiden, filmed in England and broadcast on television live. ... Classic Albums is a documentary series about pop and rock albums that are considered the best or most distinctive of a well known band or musician or that exemplify a stage in the history of pop and rock music. ... Rock in Rio Rock in Rio is a double DVD set (also available on VHS) of heavy metal band, Iron Maiden. ... Visions of the Beast was released by Iron Maiden on June 2, 2003 and contains every video the band has ever made - 31 in total - and also includes never-before-seen Camp Chaos animated versions of six classic tracks, interactive menus and discographies, and some special hidden extras. ... The Early Days DVD set features an exhaustive, thoroughly complete history of the early years of Iron Maiden, from their humble beginnings in Londons East End in 1975 through their triumphant Piece of Mind album and tour in 1983. ... Death on the Road is a live CD, LP, and DVD released by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden on August 30, 2005 (CD & LP version), respectively on February 6, 2006 (DVD version). ...

Bruce Dickinson Videos/DVDs

  • Dive! Dive! Live! (1991)
  • Skunkworks Live Video (1997)
  • Anthology (2006)

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Miscellaneous appearances

  • Oh baby EP (1981) by Xero — "Lone Wolf" secret track
  • The Nightmare on Elmstreet Part 5 Soundtrack (1989) —"Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter"
  • Rock aid Armenia: The Earthquake Album (1989) —"Smoke on the Water" cover
  • Comic Relief - Smear campaign (1992) —"Elected" cover
  • Nativity In Black: A Tribute to Black Sabbath (1994) —"Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" cover, with Godspeed
  • Friends for life (1997) by Montserrat Caballé —"Bohemian Rhapsody" cover
  • Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie Soundtrack (1997) —"Elected" cover
  • Extreme Championship Wrestling Compilation - Extreme Music (1998) —"The Zoo" cover
  • The Bride of Chucky Soundtrack (1998)
  • Humanary Stew: A tribute to Alice Cooper (1998) —"Black Widow" cover
  • Los Angeles, California 5/18/1998 (live, Official Bootleg) (1998) by Dream Theater -"Perfect strangers, The trooper, Where eagles dare, Killers"
  • Universal Migrator Part 2: Flight of the Migrator (2000) by Ayreon —"Into the Black Hole"
  • Rock Hard Dynamit Vol. 22 (2000) (German magazine sampler) - "Into the Black Hole (Edit)" by Ayreon
  • Resurrection (2000) by Halford —"The One You Love to Hate"
  • Live Insurrection (2001) by Halford —"The One You Love to Hate (live)"
  • Sheep in Kiss Make Up (2004) by Sack Trick —"Shout it Out Loud" cover
  • Execution (2005) by Tribuzy —"Beast in the Light"
  • Execution Live Reunion (2007) by Tribuzy - "Beast in the Light (live)"
  • Metal: A Headbanger's Journey (2006) - as himself
  • Presenting Flying Heavy Metal (2006)

Nativity in Black is the name of a series of Black Sabbath tribute albums that came out in the 1990s and 2000s. ... Godspeed were an American Heavy metal band formed in 1994 . ... Montserrat Caballé Maria de Montserrat Viviana Concepción Caballé i Folc, better known as Montserrat Caballé (born April 12, 1933), is a Catalan Spanish operatic soprano renowned for her bel canto technique and her interpretations of the roles of Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti. ... Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band formed in 1985 under the name Majesty by John Myung, John Petrucci and Mike Portnoy while they attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, before they dropped out to support the band. ... Ayreon ( ) is a project by Dutch composer and musician Arjen Anthony Lucassen. ... Ayreon ( ) is a project by Dutch composer and musician Arjen Anthony Lucassen. ... Halford was formed in 1999 by then ex-lead Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford and is an attempt to return back to his old heavy metal roots after ending two previous projects: the street metal experience known as Fight, and the Industrial Metal experiment known as 2wo. ... Halford was formed in 1999 by then ex-lead Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford and is an attempt to return back to his old heavy metal roots after ending two previous projects: the street metal experience known as Fight, and the Industrial Metal experiment known as 2wo. ... Sheep in KISS Make Up is a KISS tribute album by Sack Trick. ... Sack Trick are an eccentric British music collective who have been compared to the humour of Monty Python and musical madness of Frank Zappa. ... Tibuzy is a Brazilian heavy metal band fronted by Renato Tribuzy. ... Tibuzy is a Brazilian heavy metal band fronted by Renato Tribuzy. ...

Current members of solo band

  • Roy Z - guitars(1992–1995, 1997–current)
  • Agustín Marciani - bass (1997–current)
  • Federico Plazibat - drums (1995–current)

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Former/session members of solo band

  • Adrian Smith – guitars (1997–1999)
  • Eddie Casillas – bass (1992–1995, 1997–1999)
  • Dave Ingraham – drums (1992–1995, 1997–1999)
  • Doug Van Booven – percussions (1992–1995)
  • Alex Dickson – guitars (1995–1997)
  • Janick Gers – guitars (1989–1992)
  • Andy Carr – bass (1989–1992)
  • Chris Dale – bass (1995–1997)
  • Fabio Del Rio – drums (1989–1990, on the Tattooed Millionnaire album)
  • Dicki Fliszar – drums (1990, on the Tattooed Millionnaire tour, drums on "Tears Of A Dragon", "Broken" and "Silver Wings")
  • Alessandro Elena – drums (1995–1997)
  • Ray "Geezer" Burke – session bass on Tyranny of Souls
  • Agustín Marciani – session bass on Tyranny of Souls
  • David Moreno – session drums on Tyranny of Souls
  • Giuseppe "Maestro Mistheria" Iampieri – session keyboards on Tyranny of Souls

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Bibliography

  • The Adventures of Lord Iffy Boatrace (1990), ISBN 0-283-06043-3
  • The Missionary Position (1992), ISBN 0-283-06092-1
  • Gamba, Marco; Visintini, Nicola (2000). Iron Maiden Companion (1st ed.). Moving Media & Arts. ISBN 8860630282). 

Audio

Run to the Hills is Iron Maidens sixth single and first single from Iron Maidens 1982 album The Number of the Beast. ... Image File history File links IronMaidenRTTH.oggIron Maiden - Run To The Hills - 30 second clip. ... Image File history File links IronMaidenBNW.oggIron Maiden - Brave New World. ...

References

  1. ^ Prato, Greg. Bruce Dickinson. Allmusic.com. Retrieved on 2007-01-30.
  2. ^ The Duellist History (HTML). Retrieved on 2007-04-09.
  3. ^ Warwick, Graham (2007-12-23). Astraeus unveils 'heavy metal' 757 for Iron Maiden tour. Flight Global. Retrieved on 2007-12-24.
  4. ^ Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) flying Britons out of Lebanon - Democratic Underground
  5. ^ Greg Prato, All Music Guide

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