Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson to publish memoir this fall

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson’s memoir, “What Does This Button Do?”, will be published on October 19 via HarperCollins.

Following a stint with UK rockers Samson, Dickinson joined Iron Maiden in 1981, and made his first appearance with the group on record with the release of their third album, 1982’s “The Number Of The Beast.”

35 years and more than a dozen studio albums and countless world tours later, Dickinson has emerged as rock’s true renaissance man, engaged in off stage activities as an airline pilot and captain, an aviation entrepreneur, a beer brewer, motivational speaker, film scriptwriter, twice-published novelist, radio presenter, TV actor and a world-class fencer.

In “What Does This Button Do?”, Dickinson – a man who famously never gives interviews about his personal life – shares, for the first time, the most fascinating recollections, including his years with Iron Maiden, the early days, his childhood within the eccentric British school system, going solo, realizing his dream of flying jumbo jets and his recent battle with tongue cancer.

Dickinson worked on the project extensively while on the road for the band’s world tour in support of 2015’s “The Book Of Souls”, which has covered 39 countries and 117 shows since February 2016. The rocker filled seven A4 notebooks by writing his story in longhand, in addition to his duties as a performer and as the pilot of Iron Maiden’s new 747 jumbo jet Ed Force One as he flew band, crew and 22 tons of equipment around the globe.

The group’s 2017 tour recently wrapped up with two dates at New York’s Barclays Center.

Since their formation in 1975, Iron Maiden have sold over 90 million albums and played more than 2000 shows in 63 countries.

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