Sunday, November 12, 2017

Iron Maiden singer’s memoir hits New York Times Best Sellers List

Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson's new memoir, “What Does This Button Do?,” has debuted at No. 10 on the New York Times Hardcover Non-Fiction Best-Seller list.

The US chart debut follows a recent No. 1 entry on the UK’s Sunday Times Bestsellers List, an achievement to which the singer remarked: “A few beers were had here at Maiden Towers... A big thank you to everyone who bought the book, whether it was by pre-order, in the shops, at a signing or at an event!”

Dickinson launched the project with a series of in-store book signings in both the US and his native UK.

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.

The rocker 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 covered 39 countries and 117 shows since February 2016.

Dickinson 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.

On November 11, Iron Maiden hosted a live YouTube premiere of their forthcoming set, “The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter.”

Due November 17, the concert film and audio project recreates the band’s setlist from songs filmed on their 2017 world tour, which wrapped up with two dates at New York’s Barclays Center in July.

See also:

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