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After eight years of fronting the Rock Show, Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson returns for one final show, playing music from bands that inspired him and bands he thinks are the future.

After eight years of fronting the Rock Show for 6 Music, Iron Maiden front-man Bruce Dickinson returns for one final show. And he promises a very personal selection of music; the usual format, like the proverbial hotel TV, goes out the window and he instead plays nothing but his favourite tracks and bands.

From the music that inspired him to become a musician - Deep Purple and Black Sabbath- to bands he's toured with - Judas Priest and Dream Theater - to new bands at the cutting edge, bands he thinks are the future of the music, like System Of A Down and Killswitch Engage. Plus there's some more obscure favourites, some classics past and present and from the BBC's archives, Iron Maiden from Reading Festival 1982, during Bruce's first whirlwind year with Maiden.

Aiming to go out with a bang and a belly laugh, Bruce will spin some top tunes and pepper it all with some choice observations and anecdotes from half a lifetime of fronting a rock band, and a quarter of a lifetime fronting a radio show for the BBC.

3 hours

Last on

Fri 28 May 2010 21:00

Music Played

  • Deep Purple

    Burn

  • Guns N' Roses - Welcome To The Jungle

  • Ac/Dc - Kicked In The Teeth

  • Love/Hate

    Why D'you Think They Call It Dope?

  • Bad Religion

    21st Century Digital Boy

  • The Offspring

    Gone Away

  • Saxon

    747

    • Strangers In The Night.
  • UFO

    Lights Out

  • Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction

    Prime Mover

  • Soundgarden

    Spoonman

  • Judas Priest

    The Green Manalishi (with the Two Pronged Crown)

    • With The Two Pronged Crown.
  • Deep Purple

    No One Came

  • Rainbow

    Temple Of The King

  • Rainbow - Stargazer

  • Rainbow - Tarot Woman

  • Black Sabbath

    Children Of The Sea

  • Black Sabbath

    Heaven And Hell

  • Dio

    Holy Diver

  • Roger Glover & The Butterfly Ball

    Love Is All

  • System of a Down

    B.Y.O.B.

  • Thin Lizzy

    Angel Of Death

  • Kansas

    Carry On Wayward Son

  • Ian Gillan

    Fighting Man

  • Bruce Dickinson

    Jerusalem

  • Iron Maiden

    The Prisoner

  • Iron Maiden

    Children Of The Damned

  • Iron Maiden

    The Number Of The Beast

  • Johnny Paycheck

    Take This Job And Shove It

  • Whitesnake

    We Wish You Well

Broadcast

  • Fri 28 May 2010 21:00