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Bruce Dickinson

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

Latest Bruce Dickinson News

Below is our complete Bruce Dickinson news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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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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Korn To Be On Bruce Dickinson Show

KORN will be IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guests on Friday, September 14 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio show, aptly named "The Bruce Dickinson Friday Rock Show". 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.

KORN's new, untitled album sold 123,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 2 on The Billboard chart. This is slightly more than half of the 221,000 first-week tally achieved by its predecessor, "See You on the Other Side", which landed at No. 3 back in December 2005.

KORN guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer recently told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette why the band chose not to continue working with veteran drummer Terry Bozzio, who played on the band's new album. Shaffer explained, "There were certain demands that he made. We weren't ready to meet those demands...He was a great guy and a phenomenal drummer. But the demands that he made were offensive. He wanted to be a member of the band, and that included ownership. We were like, 'What? You want to have 25 percent of everything?' We can't just sign away the rights to music on a whim."

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Whitesnake Frontman To Appear On Dickinson Show

A new series of BBC Radio Two's Masters Of Rock begins on August 23rd at 10 pm (GMT}. According to the Beeb:
"IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson returns with another series devoted to classic, contemporary and obscure hard rock and metal. He kicks off the series with David Coverdale who, in the mid-70s, replaced DEEP PURPLE lead singer Ian Gillan before settling into a long-standing on-and-off career with WHITESNAKE. Coverdale discusses his colourful career."

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Arch Enemy To Appear On Bruce Dickinson Show

Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY will be IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guests on Friday, September 7 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio show, aptly named "The Bruce Dickinson Friday Rock Show". 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.

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Bruce Dickinson Biography Now Available

An unofficial biography of IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson, titled "Bruce Dickinson: Flashing Metal with Maiden and Flying Solo" (cover), was published in early June via Independent Music Press. A synopsis of the book reads as follows:

"Bruce Dickinson is best known as frontman for the multi-million selling giants of heavy metal, IRON MAIDEN, with whom he has enjoyed worldwide success for 25 years. However, his story outside of MAIDEN is equally remarkable. Prior to joining that band Dickinson enjoyed stardom with SAMSON, while his post-MAIDEN solo career has brought much critical success. Further away from his day job, Dickinson is a true renaissance man. A member of the British fencing team, he also hosts his own show on flagship digital radio station, BBC 6 Music, is a best-selling fiction author, and TV presenter for the Discovery Channel and Sky One. Dickinson is also employed by the commercial airline Astreus as a first officer, and even participated in a mercy mission to rescue British residents from Beirut during the summer of 2006. This book tells his story for the first time, through exclusive interviews with those who know him best: from his formative days to all his time in MAIDEN, through his solo years, right up to the present day, where IRON MAIDEN are rightly considered legends of music worldwide."

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Akercocke To Guest On Bruce Dickinson's Rock Show

UK black metallers AKERCOCKE will be IRON MAIDEN frontman BRUCE DICKINSON’s special guests on his BBC 6 Music Rock Show radio program on Saturday, July 7th. You can listen to Bruce’s weekly BBC 6 Music rock show live via the internet between 9 PM and Midnight (UK Time) (between 3 PM and 6 PM - EST) here.

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All-Star Metalcore Band Doom Day Releases Debut

DOOM DAY is an "all-star" metalcore band with members from London, Sofia and Berlin. The quartet consists of guitarist Gizz Butt (ex-THE PRODIGY, ENGLISH DOGS), drummer Robin Guy (ex-BRUCE DICKINSON, THE BUSINESS), bass player Volcan "Audiocleaner" Tuereli (JAYLAN), and Bulgarian frontman Alexander "Shutta" Parvanov (BROTHERS IN BLOOD, SHE WAS ASKING FOR IT, ex-VENDETTA).

DOOM DAY was formed in December 2005. During the next year they recorded a demo and worked on their full-length debut album, "Count Your Useless Hours", which is being released February 23 via Swell Creek/Superhero Records. The CD was mastered by Andy Sneap and features guest appearances by Kid D (RYKER'S), Sal (SWORN ENEMY), Bruce (100 DEMONS), Rick (25 TA LIFE) and Burkhard (HATE SQUAD).

You can check out some audio samples on the band's MySpace page.

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Bruce Dickinson Banned From His Son's Gigs

Rocker Bruce Dickinson has been banned from watching his 16-year-old son's gigs, because he gets put off when he sees his dad in the audience.

The Iron Maiden frontman has agreed to his son Austin's request, but only because he remembers the embarrassment he felt when his own father used to come and watch him play as a young man.

Dickinson says, "He (Austin) said to me, 'I know you want to come but when you do, I panic.' I understand. I don't want to be a stage dad.

"I remember my dad coming to one of my first gigs and marching to the front in his suit and putting his elbows on the stage. Embarrassing."

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Just For Fun

"More Cowbell" Video

Reading my daily round of blogs today, there was an obscure reference to a "cowbell" which linked to this site, which contains a classic video of Saturday Night Live. The SNL skit revolves around the Blue Oyster Cult and features Christopher Walken as Bruce Dickinson and Will Ferrell as Gene Frenkle - a fictional character in charge of the cow bell (actually handled by BOC singer Eric Bloom).

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Bruce Dickinson In Tribuzy Project In Brazil

Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson is travelling to Brazil this week to play with friends in a special Tribuzy project. He met Renato Tribuzy a few years back and was very impressed with his music. They became friends and Bruce contributed the vocal on a song on his album. On this trip Bruce will sing on this song backed by his mates Roy Z and Chris Dale, both of whom he has played a lot with in the past.

Also involved in the project are Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween), Mat Sinner (Sinner, Primal Fear), Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Kiko Loureiro (Angra), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura).

The set will consist of Tribuzy songs, but it is likely that Bruce will pull on his own repertoire a little too at some stage...

Dates are as follows:

Nov. 12 São Paulo - Credicard Hall
1ov. 13 Belo Horizonte - Chevrolet Hall

The support act for the concerts will be Jeff Scot Sotto.

For ticket information visit www.tribuzy.com.

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Ozzy Osbourne Speaks About Iron Maiden Sabotage

In reference to the incident occurred on August 20 in San Bernardino, California, Launch Radio Networks reports that Ozzy wasn't exactly sure what happened that night, and wanted nothing to do with it either way. "I had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with what went down, because I do not condone any of that kind of crap," he said. "Even though the singer was saying bad things, so I heard, I never heard it 'cause I'd never went and seen them. But that very night, the bass player (Steve Harris) comes into my dressing room and said to me, 'I'd like to apologize for our singer.' I was absolutely confused what this guy was on about."

Sharon Osbourne messed with MAIDEN's sound and had the band pelted with eggs onstage after claiming that lead singer Bruce Dickinson had made disparaging remarks about her husband throughout the tour. Sharon is apparently unrepentant about her attempt to sabotage IRON MAIDEN's last appearance on this past summer's edition of the festival.

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Sharon Osbourne Talks More Trash About Dickinson

ContactMusic.com is reporting that music matriarch Sharon Osbourne is a fan of heavy rockers IRON MAIDEN despite sabotaging the band's performance at the climax of her husband Ozzy's Ozzfest tour this summer.

MAIDEN were pelted with debris by fans when Sharon allowed sound problems to wreck their set in California on August 20. The group's manager, Rod Smallwood, then lashed out at the unprofessional conduct of Sharon and her fellow Ozzfest organisers.

Despite admitting she hates Dickinson, Sharon insists she still has plenty of respect for his bandmates Steve Harris, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Janick Gers and Nicko McBrain.

Sharon tells British gay magazine Attitude for its November 2005 issue, "The band are actually really nice guys, but the singer has a chip on his shoulder.

"The bottom line is, it's not my fault that his solo records are shit. Don't be jealous of what Ozzy does.

"He never once thanked us for the tour. People don't behave like that.

"I tell you, though. This guy got the singer with a fucking egg right in the middle of his brow — what a star!"

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Ozzfest 2005 Summer Sampler Track Listing Revealed

The track listing has been finalized for the Ozzfest 2005 summer sampler. The CD will be available at the Ozzfest Summer Sampler tent for free, and as a consolation prize in the Village of the Damned at any of the game booths.

Ozzfest 2005 summer sampler track listing:

OZZY OSBOURNE – "21st Century Schizoid Man"
TONY IOMMI – "Dopamine"
GZR - "Pardon My Depression"
A DOZEN FURIES – "The Everlasting Grudge"
THE HAUNTED – "No Compromise"
IT DIES TODAY – "Freak Gasoline Fight Accident"
SOILWORK – "Stabbing The Drama"
ARCH ENEMY – "Nemesis" (Rough Mix)
BRUCE DICKINSON – "Tyranny of Souls"
GIZMACHI – "The Answer"
BURY YOUR DEAD - 'The Color of Money'
IN FLAMES – "My Sweet Shadow"
TRIVIUM – "A Gunshot To The Head of Trepidation"
WICKED WISDOM – "Something Inside of Me"

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Chat Online With Bruce Dickinson

On the 6th day of the 6th month on 6 Music, darkness descends. Throughout the day 6 Music will be playing your best suggestions of tracks from the dark side. The Iron Maiden frontman and more importantly our very own Rock Show presenter, Bruce Dickinson, will be chatting live online to fans around the world straight after the Hour of Darkness. Go here to submit your questions ahead of time.

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New Bruce Dickinson Video Available Now

www.screamforme.com is the first to show Bruce Dickinson's new video "Abduction." Go there now to catch the action, and hear sound clips from other album tracks.

Bruce's new solo album "Tyranny of Souls" will be released on Sanctuary Records on May 23 (24 May 24 in the USA).

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Bruce Dickinson Announce Album Tracklisting

Sanctuary Records have issued this press release regarding Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson's forthcoming new solo album, "Tyranny Of Souls", scheduled for release on May 24:

Bruce Dickinson is an artist who has influenced thousands of singers, musicians and fans alike in his outstanding role as the front man of legendary band Iron Maiden. He has achieved great success as a solo artist, and is also acclaimed as a Radio DJ, TV presenter, pilot, author and voice of modern music.

It has been seven years since Dickinson released his last solo album, "The Chemical Wedding," which received massive critical acclaim while exploring intriguing and dark themes. The intervening years have seen him make a highly successful return to Iron Maiden, with two huge albums and record breaking live shows and tours.

"Tyranny Of Souls," Bruce's new solo venture, sees him return once again to collaborate with guitarist/producer/writer Roy Z. The album's cover is adorned with a 15th century depiction of Hell by Hans Hemling and the music continues along this path to explore dark, apocalyptic themes. Delving into science, theology and of course, his love of flight, with thought provoking, intelligent and menacing lyrics that are sure to leave the listener's mind unsettled, "Tyranny Of Souls" is pure Dickinson. Heavy riff-laden songs and explosive virtuoso guitar work from Roy joined with the definitive Dickinson soaring vocals, makes this ground breaking album a tour de force of modern Metal. It was following on from the end of the last Maiden tour that Bruce saw an opportunity to work alongside Roy again.

Dickinson says, "With Maiden, once the band has finished up on the tours, we all tend to go our separate ways and do our own thing for a while until it's time to saddle up again for the next album. I knew I could seize the chance to work with Roy in between his work on the new Judas Priest album. We both work quickly together which I like and the recording is very organic so it came together quite easily. I'm very proud of it."

"Tyranny Of Souls" track listing:

01. Mars Within (Intro)
02. Abduction
03. Soul Intruders
04. Kill Devil Hill
05. Navigate The Seas Of The Sun
06. River Of No Return
07. Power Of the Sun
08. Devil On A Hog
09. Believil
10. A Tyranny Of Souls

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Bruce: Maiden Popular Because We Never Sold Out

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson is convinced the veteran heavy metal band are now more popular than ever for one reason - they've never pandered to fashion.

The "Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter" rockers have stuck to the same formula of piercing vocals and heavy riffs for a quarter of a century, and recently sold out a Swedish stadium in record time.

Dickinson says, "We sold 55,000 tickets in Gothenburg in two hours flat. We're bigger now than we were 10 years ago. Don't ask me why.

"Maybe it's because we don't spend all out time trying to hang out with fashionistas - we just get on with it."

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Bruce Dickinson: Pilot Of The Airwaves

Metal legend Bruce Dickinson has more talents than you might expect. Not only does he front one of the most successful heavy-metals bands of all time — Iron Maiden — but he's also an author of two books (on a cross-dressing 18th century toff, as it happens), a competing fencer who was once rated fourth in Britain, and a pilot.

Now he's added yet another string to his bow — or should that be electric guitar? — by becoming a radio DJ for digital station 6Music.

"I love doing the show and it's turned out really successful for us," he enthuses. "We can play whatever the hell we want and mix everything from Alice Cooper to more modern bands like Viking Skull."

Bizarrely, Bruce manages to fit his radio show in between touring the world with Maiden (selling 60m records in the process) and flying passengers around the globe as a pilot for a commercial airline.

"At the moment I'm flying planes full-time and it's now my proper day job until the Maiden tour next year.

"A few months ago I was flying overnight for seven hours to Africa. It was around midnight when the captain leaned over to me and quite unexpectedly showered me with vomit — so I had to spend the next five hours covered in it.

"It was then that I thought to myself, not even in my worst days in rock 'n' roll has anyone ever been sick on me. Sometimes flying airplanes is actually more rock 'n' roll than being in a band."

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Bruce Dickinson To Write New Solo Material

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will get together with guitarist Roy Z in January/February 2004 for a songwriting session for a possible new Dickinson solo album, the singer revealed (Windows Media) during a Dec. 2 signing session aboard a specially chartered Dublin-London flight filled with MAIDEN fans. Dickinson's last solo album, "The Chemical Wedding", was released in 1998. A two-disc "best of" set followed in 2001.

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