BRUCE DICKINSON BIOGRAPHY
Bruce Dickinson (born Paul Bruce Dickinson, August 7, 1958 in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England) is the lead singer of heavy metal band Iron Maiden. BRUCE DICKINSON GENRES
Previous to Iron Maiden he was a member of Styx (1976) (not to be confused with the American band of the same name), then went on to sing for Speed (1977 - 1978). When Speed split up, he joined Shots, leaving in the summer of 1979 to join Samson. In 1981 he was approached by Steve Harris and Rod Smallwood and asked to audition for Iron Maiden. In the audition, he sang the songs "Remember Tomorrow" and "Twilight Zone". His performance immediately gave him the job.
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, but rejoined the band in 1999 along with guitarist Adrian Smith. Both are still in the band to date.
In 2005 he decided to record one more solo album. Though Adrian Smith wasn't in the band, guitars were recorded by Roy Z. Also additional musicians were invited. The album released was called "A Tyranny Of Souls" and was in the spirit of the "Accident of Birth" album released in 1997.
BRUCE DICKINSON LYRICAL THEMES
Social/Personal (early) / Fantasy, Mythology (now)
BRUCE DICKINSON ORIGIN
United Kingdom (Worksop, Nottinghamshire (early), now London), formed in 1990
BRUCE DICKINSON CURRENT RECORD LABEL
Mayan Records / Sanctuary Records
BRUCE DICKINSON STATUS
BRUCE DICKINSON CURRENT LINE-UP
Bruce Dickinson - Vocals (Iron Maiden, ex-Samson (UK), ex-Speed, ex-Shots) (1990-)
Roy "Z." Ramirez - Guitars (Tribe of Gypsies, Halford, Driver, as guest in W.A.S.P., ex-MVP, Rob Rock) (1992-1995, 1997-)
BRUCE DICKINSON PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Janick Gers (Iron Maiden, ex-Gogmagog (UK), ex-Ian Gillan Band ex-White Spirit) (1990-1992)
Alex Dickson (ex-Midnight Blue, Gun) (1995-1997)
Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden, ex-Psycho Motel, Hear 'n Aid (Guest), ex-A.S.A.P., ex-Urchin) (1997-1999)
Andy Carr (1990-1992)
Chris Dale (ex-Atom Seed) (1995-1997)
Eddie Casillas (Tribe Of Gypsies) (1992-1995, 1997-1999)
Fabio DelRio (1990)
Alessandro "Alex" Elena (ex-Machine) (1995-1997)
Dickie Fliszar (1990-1992)
Dave Ingraham (Tribe Of Gypsies) (1992-1995, 1997-1999)
"Tyranny of Souls" session musicians:
Ray "Geezer" Burke - Bass (Rob Rock (session))
Juan Perez - Bass
David Moreno - Drums
Giuseppe "Maestro Mistheria" Iampieri - Keyboards