Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson says the band have dedicated a song on their forthcoming album, “The Book Of Souls”, to the late Robin Williams.
"My favorite song is one I didn't write,” Dickinson tells Corriere Della Sera. “It's 'Tears of a Clown,' which talks about Robin Williams. I ask myself how could he be so depressed when he always seemed to be so happy."
Williams committed suicide at his California home on August 11, 2014 after a long history of depression and health problems.
Co-written by guitarist Adrian Smith and bassist Steve Harris, “Tears Of A Clown” will appear on Iron Maiden’s first-ever double studio album.
Due September 4, “The Book Of Souls” was produced by Kevin Shirley and recorded in Paris in 2014.
The album is being previewed with the lead track “Speed Of Light.”
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