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Bruce Dickinson

Formed: 1989
From: United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

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Sunday Old School: Bruce Dickinson

It’s usually a risk when the singer of a big name band decides to leave and go solo. Many doubted whether or not Ozzy Osbourne would be able to move on from Black Sabbath, though he went on to prove the naysayers wrong, while Judas Priest singer Rob Halford and Deep Purple’s, Ian Gillan found varying degrees of success after separating from their respective bands. Another metal legend who took the gamble was Bruce Dickinson, who made a name for himself as Paul Di'anno's successful replacement in Iron Maiden. The seeds of Dickinson’s foray into a solo career began in 1989 when he was approached to write a song for the movie, Nightmare on Elm Street Part 5: The Dream Child, an offer which he accepted and called upon the services of former Gillan and White Spirit guitarist, Janick Gers.

The duo composed the song, "Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter," which would later be included on the Iron Maiden album, "No Prayer For the Dying" and become the band’s first number one single in Britain. Given the popularity of the song, Dickinson and the same lineup returned to the studio to work on a full length album, which was completed in only two weeks and released in 1990 as a Bruce Dickinson solo album entitled, "Tattooed Millionaire." The album received positive reviews from many fans and critics and a tour in support of the record soon followed. More...

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Bruce Dickinson To Perform At Buddy Rich Show

Heavy metal singing legend, Bruce Dickinson, is confirmed to perform at the Buddy Rich 25th anniversary memorial concert on Monday April 2nd 2012 at the London Palladium. He will be singing while fellow heavy rock legend, Ian Paice of Deep Purple, plays drums alongside the full Buddy Rich Orchestra. The following press release was issued about the event:

"Bruce Dickinson, of multi-award-winning British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, has become one of the most acclaimed heavy metal vocalists, regularly appearing at the top of lists of the greatest singers/front men of all time. Deep Purple’s 'In Rock' was the first album he ever bought, so hearing him sing with the drumming legend of the very band that influenced his unique style will be a treat indeed.

"Bruce joins singer extraordinaire, Tony Christie, and other drummers Dave Weckl, Gregg Bissonette, John Blackwell and Gregg Potter from the USA with Ginger Baker, Gavin Harrison, Clem Cattini and Elliott Henshaw from the UK. The show will be hosted by Buddy’s daughter, Cathy Rich, and comedian John Thomson of The Fast Show and Cold Feet fame. The annual memorial concert is taking place for the first time in the UK celebrating the music of the late great Buddy Rich. Previous sellout shows have taken place in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Boston.

"Tickets are available from the Box Office on 0844 412 4657 or online at this location, priced from £25 to £60. There are a limited number of VIP tickets available, which represent the best seats in the house, an opportunity to meet the headline artists, admission to the after-show party and signed merchandise.

"This is one show not to be missed - the world’s greatest musicians in the world’s greatest theatre paying tribute to 'the world’s greatest drummer.' Be there!"

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Iron Maiden Singer Flies Liverpool F.C. To Naples

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, who is also a commercial pilot for Astraeus Airlines, will be flying English football team Liverpool F.C. to their match in Naples against Napoli, according to BBC News. The struggling English side will kick off against Napoli at 1800 BST on Thursday as part of the Europa League.

Although Dickinson said he does not follow any football team specifically, he is wishing the Reds luck and stated: "I was originally supposed to be going to Iceland and flying down to Las Palmas and Tenerife, but this looked a lot more interesting so I'm flying the team down to Naples."

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Bruce Dickinson Loses Radio Show

Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson's radio show "Masters Of Rock" is to be axed, according to the BBC. He will reportedly broadcast his last show at the end of April. Dickinson has been presenting shows for BBC 6 Music since it's launch in 2002 and his current show goes out at 9pm on fridays and finishes at midnight.

A 6 Music spokeswoman says, "6 Music is currently reviewing the way it reflects the Rock/Heavy Metal genres across the network and has decided to decommission the Friday Night Rock Show. The network, however, remains committed to reflecting both genres throughout the schedule as part of its core music offering. We would very much like to thank Bruce Dickinson for the hard work and commitment he has shown to 6 Music over the past eight years."

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Porcupine Tree Announces New Album Chart Position

Porcupine Tree has issued the following announcement about their new album "The Incident" entering the Dutch charts:

"The word in from our pals in Holland is that The Incident has entered the Dutch charts at #5. Good news indeed, especially when you consider that FOABP came into the same charts back in 2007 at #13. Meanwhile back in the UK, the mid-week charts have PT at #12.

"Elsewhere, Bruce Dickinson's Friday Rock Show on BBC -6 Music will be featuring PT. The show runs at 9.00 p.m. - 12.00 p.m. and will be available for seven days on the BBC iPlayer. Check out the Friday Rock Show page here."

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Lineup Announced For NE Metal And Hardcore Fest

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will enter its second decade this April with an eclectic mixture of bands from the metal and hardcore genres. Returning to the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., the event will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with a an extra special pre-party on Thursday, April 16.

Headlining Friday will be All That Remains, one of the many bands that got its start at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Saturday will be headlined by metal giants Lamb of God as part of their No Fear Energy Music Tour along with As I Lay Dying, Children Of Bodom, God Forbid and Municipal Waste. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage.

Other bands schedule to perform on Friday are: August Burns Red, Suffocation, The Acacia Strain, The Haunted, Napalm Death, WhiteChapel, Kataklysm, Cattle Decapitation, Veil of Maya, Abigail Williams, Decrepit Birth, Psycroptic, Intronaut, Withered, Left to Vanish, Lazarus A.D., Kylesa, XAFBX, Trap Them, Aggressive Dogs, Toxic Holocaust, XWarX, Psyopus, Woe of Tyrants, Rose Funeral and more to be announced. Doors open at 12 noon. More...

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King, Hegg To Guest on Bruce Dickinson Radio Show

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King and AMON AMARTH frontman Johan Hegg will be IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guests on Friday, October 3 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio program, dubbed "The Bruce lDickinson Friday Rock Show." You can listen to the broadcast live via the Internet between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight) U.K. time at bbc.co.uk.

SLAYER, TRIVIUM, MASTODON and AMON AMARTH will team up for "The Unholy Alliance: Chapter III" European tour in the fall.

AMON AMARTH will be playing after Mastodon and before Trivium and Slayer in Germany and Sweden. AMON AMARTH will play before Mastodon in all other territories.

AMON AMARTH's latest album "Twilight Of The Thunder God" is in stores all over Europe now.

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Bruce Dickinson Calls Out Pot Smoker During Show

Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson was filmed shouting at a pot smoker "Would you please put that fucking shit out?" by a fan during the "Somewhere Back In Time - World Tour 08". Bruce identifies the person in the crowd and also states "I really hate the stink of that" and "My lungs are trying to work up here, dude". The full video can be viewed below. More...

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Devildriver To Appear On Bruce Dickinson Show

On May 16th, Devildriver will be the featured guests on Bruce Dickinson's weekly radio show. You can check out the show here.

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Bruce Dickinson Movie Sets UK Release Date

As previously reported, Chemical Wedding is a feature film written by IRON MAIDEN frontman, BRUCE DICKINSON and long term Monty Python editor, Julian Doyle, who also directed the film. The film is a gothic sci-fi extravaganza set in Trinity College Cambridge, where a scientific experiment goes awry resulting in the resurrection of the infamous Edwardian Occultist Aleister Crowley, who was immortalised into pop culture by the likes of THE BEATLES, JIMMY PAGE and OZZY OSBORNE. Produced by London-based Focus Films, the movie stars Simon Callow (Amadeus, Shakespeare In Love and The Phantom Of The Opera) who plays the reincarnated Crowley, whilst John Shrapnel plays Crowley in flashback.

Chemical Wedding premieres:

Worldwide Premiere - London Sci-Fi Festival on May 4th
Cannes Film Festival - May 17th
Released Nationwide in the UK - May 23rd More...

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Bruce Dickinsons Movie To Be Unveiled In Cannes

The UKs BBC has filed the following report:

"IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson has co-written a horror film, which is to be unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Supernatural thriller Chemical Wedding will then be released in British cinemas in the summer.

The film stars Simon Callow as Professor Haddo, the reincarnation of occultist Aleister Crowley, once described as Britain's most evil man. The film is directed by Julian Doyle, who co-wrote the script with Dickinson. Doyle directed the video for the band's 1988 single 'Can I Play with Madness'.

Dickinson is currently on the road with the band on a world tour."

According to the report, Dickinson will fly guests to the event personally.

If you would like to read the full report, click here

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Metal Legends To Be On Bruce Dickinson Show

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will air a MAIDEN "tour special" during the March 7 edition of his weekly BBC 6 Music radio show, aptly named "The Bruce Dickinson Friday Rock Show". The show will feature interviews with Steve Harris (IRON MAIDEN), Lars Ulrich (METALLICA), Ronnie James Dio and Kerry King (SLAYER), along with extracts from Bruce's own audio diary. Listen to the program live via the Internet between 10:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. U.K. time at BBC.co.uk.

IRON MAIDEN has announced it is coming back for more major USA concerts this summer which will take it to a number of cities it has not played in many years along with a return to the Los Angeles area with two nights at the 16,000-capacity Verizon Amphitheatre on Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31. Tickets for the majority of these shows will go on sale to the public on Saturday, March 1. A special pre-sale will be made available exclusively to members of the IRON MAIDEN fan club, who will also be eligible to enter to be "First to the stage barrier."

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Manowar And Iron Maiden Singer Make Air History

According to Sofiaecho.com, Joey DeMaio and Eric Adams from the heavy metal band MANOWAR arrived in Bulgaria to take part in the New Year concert in the coastal town of Kavarna, the town municipality announced.

IRON MAIDEN lead singer Bruce Dickinson himself flew the two to Varna Airport by the Iron Maiden jet, Dnevnik daily reported.

Kavarna mayor Tsonko Tsonev said that it was the first time in history for the lead singer of one legendary band to fly another legendary band to Kavarna.

DeMaio will be anchor of the concert. At 12pm, Adams will sing Bulgaria’s national anthems in Bulgarian.

It would be the second time Adams performs the anthem in 2007. He sang it for the first time at the concert of the band in the summer, also in Kavarna.

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Turbonegro Guest On Bruce Dickinson's Radio Show

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will be joined on his BBC 6 Music Rock Show radio program by Norwegian punk-metallers TURBONEGRO on Friday, January 4th.

You can listen to the weekly BBC 6 Music rock show live via the internet Fridays between 9 PM and Midnight UK Time (3 PM and 6 PM EST) here.

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Poster For Bruce Dickinson Movie Revealed

A poster for IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's upcoming supernatural horror-thriller inspired by noted occultist Aleister Crowley called "Chemical Wedding" can be found at this location.

As previously reported, "Chemical Wedding" wrapped principal photography in September with Julian Doyle at the helm. The film stars Simon Callow as a reincarnation of Crowley, once dubbed "the most evil man in Britain." Callow's character, Haddo, is a shy, stuttering professor.

The film will be released in Britain and Ireland by Warner Bros. The studio also has a first-look option on other territories.

"My experience with stages is obviously IRON MAIDEN and that sort of stuff," Bruce said. "I've directed a few videos over the course of my rock 'n' roll past and I enjoyed them, I enjoyed directing videos. Writing movies a completely different thing. I wrote a couple of absurd comic novels — that came out as well, and you know, they did OK actually. So, writing is something that's always sort of interested me, so this seemed like a good opportunity to learn the process, really."

Dickinson is not the first rocker to be inspired by Crowley, who died in 1947. LED ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page was a big collector of Crowley's writings and even bought his Scottish estate. OZZY OSBOURNE, meanwhile, eulogized him in the song "Mr. Crowley".

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Audio Of A7X On Bruce Dickinson Show Posted

Members AVENGED SEVENFOLD were IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guests on Friday, November 9 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio show, aptly named "The Bruce Dickinson Friday Rock Show". Listen to a replay of the program here.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD guitarist Zacky Vengeance has issued a statement on the band's No. 4 debut on this week's Billboard album chart. Writing at the group's official web site, Vengeance commented, "It's kind of funny to wake up and see the words AVENGED SEVENFOLD at the No. 4 spot on the Billboard top 200. Right next to THE EAGLES and a BRITNEY/CARRIE UNDERWOOD threesome. I don't know about you, but it puts a smirk on my face just knowing that our fans tattooed it right on the foreheads of everyone who would quickly disregard the name AVENGED SEVENFOLD (like we aren't a fucking force to be reckoned with). So once again thank you from the bottom of our hearts."

Vengeance added, "I'll be honest with you: When I roll out of bed every morning my goal in life isn't to be alongside pop stars or actors and actresses or on the cover of the National Enquirer. It sure does feel good, though, to surprise all those people that don't even know what 'an A7X' is..."

AVENGED SEVENFOLD's self-titled fourth album sold 94,000 copies in its first week of release, nearly three times what its 2005 effort, "City of Evil", sold in its biggest week on the chart.

The group's current 30-date tour is slated to wrap up on December 16 in Seattle.

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Iced Earth To Appear On Bruce Dickinson Radio Show

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will be joined on his BBC 6 Music Rock Show radio program by ICED EARTH on November 30th.

According to a recent update, Iced Earth plan to hit the USA in March/April of 2008, and will then be on the road worldwide for the rest of 2008, including stops in Australia, Canada, Japan, Russia, and other countries. Iced Earth's new CD, Framing Armageddon - Something Wicked Part I, is out now via SPV.

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Bruce Dickinson To Be In Cyber Flight Marathon

According to ThisIsNottingham.co.uk, IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson is preparing to embark on a marathon non-stop "cyber flight" around the world in seven days with a group of flight simulator enthusiasts.

Dickinson, who holds an airline pilot's licence, will be part of a 17-strong British flight team on a virtual round-the-globe adventure called Simfest.

Departing from a virtual Sydney International Airport in Australia on Sunday November 4, the journey will take the team seven days and seven nights.

Simfest is part of World-Flight, an annual event in which teams from around the world use home-built flight simulators to fly around the world and raise money for a chosen charity.

This year the British cyber pilot team is supporting Cancer Research UK.

Gary Oliver and Mark Hastings custom-built their own Boeing 777 flight simulator in Gary's garage, and are masterminding the British effort, and hope to raise £5,000 for the charity.

The pilots will fly under as many real-world rules and regulations as possible and will be guided by teams of virtual air traffic controllers using VATSIM, the free global virtual air traffic controller network.

Supporters of the mission can follow the flights on web cams and online tracking.

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Maiden Singers Film Finishes Principal Photography

As previously reported, IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson has written a supernatural horror-thriller inspired by noted occultist Aleister Crowley. Chemical Wedding stars Simon Callow as a reincarnation of Crowley, once dubbed "the most evil man in Britain." Callow's character, Haddo, is a shy, stuttering professor.

The film, which wrapped principal photography Tuesday with Julian Doyle at the helm, will be released in Britain and Ireland by Warner Bros. The studio also has a first-look option on other territories.

Dickinson is not the first rocker to be inspired by Crowley, who died in 1947. LED ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page was a big collector of Crowley's writings and even bought his Scottish estate. OZZY OSBOURNE, meanwhile, eulogized him in the song 'Mr. Crowley'.

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Bruce Dickinson's Movie "Well Under Way"

According to an IRON MAIDEN update, filming of the supernatural horror thriller Chemical Wedding is well underway. Based on an original screenplay by (singer) Bruce Dickinson, the film directed by Julian Doyle, veteran second unit director and editor of Terry Gilliam's Brazil, Time Bandits and Monty Python's The Life of Brian. Julian wrote and directed Maiden's partially animated promotional video 'Can I Play With Madness'.

Chemical Wedding stars Simon Callow as a reincarnation of Aleister Crowley, dubbed 'the most evil man in Britain.'

Crowley was a major Edwardian figure and a scandalous character. A Cambridge graduate, he became an infamous mystic and occult scholar and although he died in 1947, his books are still in print and he remains a major focus for the occult world. In the film, Crowley's spirit is re-animated by a superconductor mainframe, transforming the shy and stuttering Professor Haddo (Callow) into the charismatic but sexually depraved Crowley who wreaks havoc with the students and faculty of today's Cambridge campus. The cast will be rounded out with cameos from Dickinson and other Python regulars.

The film should be released sometime in 2008 with Bruce supervising the soundtrack.

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