Bruce Dickinson

Paul Bruce Dickinson born 7th august 1958 in worksop Nottingham shire, England is the lead singer of the iconic British heavy metal band Iron Maiden

Dickinson is also an avid fencer,radio show host,song writer, author, he is a licensed pilot with Astraeus Airlines based in Crawley England.Dickinson is also flying his band members crew,technicians,media and fans for the Iron Maiden world tour which began on feb 1st in Mumbai India..The plane has been rightly dubbed “Edd force one”{named after the bands iconic mascot eddie},.imagine the lead vocalist of a band flying the band plane in captain’s uniform.The Maiden world tour somewhere back in time is a huge success.No other bands in the history have done this before.

Excerpts from Bruce

We had the idea last year of converting a jumbo jet into effectively what would be a flying 113 ton ‘splitter bus’ for touring and we have been working seriously on it ever since. It’s pretty complex but in the end we were able, with a lot of help from Astraeus Airlines, to overcome all the technicalities of customising the plane for our purposes. We are taking out the back 10 rows of seats to fit in a customised cargo hold that we can use again in the future if this jaunt works. This is in addition to all the standard storage holds. By taking band passions, music and personnel and equipment in one form of transport it makes all the touring so much easier and overcomes the logistical difficulty of people and equipment going in different planes. We can even work out exactly how big our carbon footprint is and take care of that responsibility! We will be packing as much of the show into the plane as we possibly can for this first leg and intend to give the fans something very special to remember. And it allows me to combine 2 of my greatest passions flying and music!{pics of the plane ,band members and equipment taken from fox news laura’s blog a special thanks to her.

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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.

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.

Bruce Dickinson is called the ‘Air raid Siren’ for his wide vocal range is considered to be one of the greatest metal vocalists of all time which includes The Metal God Rob Halford and Ronnie James Dio

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