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Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England

“Paul Bruce Dickinson” (born August 7, 1958 in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England) is a British singer, airline pilot, radio show host, fencer and songwriter, best-known as the lead singer in the iconic heavy metal band Iron Maiden. According to All Music Guide, Dickinson ‘was the most acclaimed and instantly recognizable vocalist to emerge from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement of the early-’80s’.

Before Iron Maiden, he was the singer in a similar band called Samson from 1979 until he joined Iron Maiden two years later in 1981. In Samson and previous bands, he went by the name of ‘Bruce Bruce’. He made his recording debut with Iron Maiden on their “Number of the Beast” album in 1982.

Dickinson quit Iron Maiden in 1993 in order to pursue his solo career and was replaced by Blaze Bayley, who had previously been the lead singer of the metal band Wolfsbane. Dickinson’s solo work ranges from the Alternative Rock sound of 1996’s Skunkworks, to the all out Metal style of Accident of Birth. Dickinson was releasing an artistic energy he felt was suppressed by Iron Maiden’s strict progressive metal format, which he claimed could not accommodate emotional reflection as evidenced in the lyrics of ‘Tears of the Dragon.’ After releasing two traditional metal albums with former Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith (which were arguably more akin to the genre than Maiden’s epic format), Dickinson rejoined the band in 1999 along with Smith.


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  • Janescorpion

    Bruce you are awesome ♥

    23 Apr 8:37am Reply
  • Omega_nothing

    The good side of Bruce left Iron Maiden, is the incredible band that he formed after. The knowledge behind the lyrics is just amazing. Thanks, Bruce!

    18 Apr 1:52pm Reply
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    26 Mar 3:45pm Reply
  • lapiark

    Get well! You are a wonderul person and great singer!

    20 Mar 8:59pm Reply
  • samiskywalker

    Get well soon, master. We all need you so much, please. We love you <3

    24 Feb 8:35pm Reply
  • PrincessPeach22

    Get well soon

    23 Feb 5:36pm Reply
  • pinkmanz

    It needs much more than cancer to beat our blood brother Bruce. \\\\m/ He's my hero. [4]

    21 Feb 4:16pm Reply
  • MetalRock1989

    t needs much more than cancer to beat our blood brother Bruce. \\\\m/ He's my hero. [3]

    21 Feb 2:57pm Reply
  • RunarPettersen

    Get well soon, Bruce! You are the best!

    20 Feb 11:59pm Reply
  • tntmk

    It needs much more than cancer to beat our blood brother Bruce. \\m/ He's my hero. [2]

    20 Feb 10:30pm Reply
  • nopuppet

    I wish him all the strength he needs to go through this difficult patch! He can cope with that, no doubt!

    20 Feb 10:37am Reply
  • tntmk

    He's gonna kick cancer's butt. Hang on legend!!

    19 Feb 7:59pm Reply
  • MetalRock1989

    Get well soon Bruce, heaven can wait!!

    19 Feb 7:37pm Reply
  • jaquedickinson

    Why Bruce? This news have made my heart hurts from sadness

    19 Feb 7:17pm Reply
  • JuniorArtista

    Bruce's got cancer! :'(

    19 Feb 5:39pm Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Bruce Dickinson

    18 Jan 7:21pm Reply
  • FjordSweetFjord

    would love another solo record, it's been a decade since Tyranny of Souls already :(

    5 Jan 7:16pm Reply
  • WordsComeBack

    Tears of the Dragon is really really good, bruce dickinson knows how to write lyrics

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Marcos_Arantes

    God of Metal! [7]

    22 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ImpotentGod

    Would not explicitly prefer a solo album to a new maiden record, but goddamn, how I wish bruce and roy wrote new songs!

    3 Dec 2014 Reply
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