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Bruce Dickinson, Subbuteo Confession, Top Sleeping Tips

Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson talks to Simon about his forthcoming autobiography 'What Does This Button Do'.

Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson talks to Simon about his forthcoming autobiography 'What Does This Button Do'.

In the new book Bruce (a man who famously never gives interviews about his personal life) shares, for the first time, the most fascinating recollections, including his thirty years with Maiden, the early days, his childhood within the eccentric British school system, going solo, realising his dream of flying jumbo jets and his recent battle with tongue cancer.

Heavy metal pioneers since their formation in 1975, Iron Maiden have sold over 90 million albums and played over 2000 shows in 63 countries, making them one of the most successful and globally influential bands of all time.

One of the world's most storied musicians, Bruce Dickinson has been the band's internationally-acclaimed lead singer for more than 30 years, and quite aside from the decades spent delivering high-octane performances with his larger-than-life persona, Bruce has lived an extraordinary off-stage existence too.

A true polymath, Bruce is, or has been, 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.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Music Played

  • New Order

    True Faith '94

    • (CD Single).
    • London.
  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

    Holy Mountain

    • Who Built The Moon?.
    • Sour Mash Records.
  • Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

    I Love Rock 'n' Roll

    • Joan Jett - I Love Rock 'n' Roll.
    • Blackheart.
  • Iron Maiden

    Can I Play With Madness

    • Edward The Great: Iron Maiden's Greatest Hits.
    • Music Factory Mastermix.
  • Paul McCartney & Wings

    Jet

    • Pure McCartney.
    • Virgin EMI Records.
    • 2.
  • Tom Chaplin

    Under A Million Lights

    • Twelve Tales Of Christmas.
    • Island.
  • Sugababes

    Push The Button

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
  • Chris Rea

    The Road To Hell

    • The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ....
    • Columbia.
  • U2

    Get Out Of Your Own Way

    • Songs Of Experience.
    • Island.
  • Deep Purple

    Speed King

  • The Fizz

    Amen

    • The F-Z Of Pop.
    • MPG.
  • Propaganda

    Duel

    • A Secret Wish - Propaganda.
    • ZTT.
    • 12.
  • Queen

    Another One Bites The Dust

    • The Game.
    • Island.
    • 3.
  • Stormzy

    Blinded By Your Grace, Pt. 2 (feat. MNEK)

    • Gang Sings & Prayer.
    • Merky Records.
  • Gregory Porter

    L-O-V-E

    • Nat King Cole &Me.
    • Decca.
    • 4.

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