History Music / BruceDickinson

7th Aug '17 7:32:05 AM AM_NK
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He was born in 1958, in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, from an Army mechanic and a shopkeeper; since both of them were teenagers, his birth hurried them into marriage. He fronted several small pub bands until he joined ''Music/{{Samson}}'' in 1979 under the {{stage name|s}} of "[[Film/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Bruce Bruce]]"; he released two albums with this band before leaving in order to replace Paul Di'Anno as the lead singer of ''Music/IronMaiden''.

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He was born in 1958, in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, from an Army mechanic and a shopkeeper; since both of them were teenagers, his birth hurried them into marriage. He fronted several small pub bands until he joined ''Music/{{Samson}}'' in 1979 under the {{stage name|s}} of "[[Film/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus "[[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Bruce Bruce]]"; he released two albums with this band before leaving in order to replace Paul Di'Anno as the lead singer of ''Music/IronMaiden''.
7th Aug '17 7:31:16 AM AM_NK
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Full name: Paul Bruce Dickinson. He's possibly the biggest example of the {{workaholic}} you'll ever find. Dickinson is known as the singer of Music/IronMaiden, yet he's also an [[UniversalDriversLicense airline pilot, fencer, broadcaster, author, director, screenwriter,]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot actor, marketing director, entrepreneur and songwriter]]. Phew... Has a voice so powerful, he's been nicknamed the "Air Raid Siren".

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Full name: Paul Bruce Dickinson. He's possibly the biggest example of the {{workaholic}} you'll ever find. Dickinson is known as the singer of Music/IronMaiden, yet he's also an [[UniversalDriversLicense airline pilot, fencer, broadcaster, author, director, screenwriter,]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot [[TheWorkaholic actor, marketing director, entrepreneur and songwriter]]. Phew... Has a voice so powerful, he's been nicknamed the "Air Raid Siren".
Siren".

He was born in 1958, in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, from an Army mechanic and a shopkeeper; since both of them were teenagers, his birth hurried them into marriage. He fronted several small pub bands until he joined ''Music/{{Samson}}'' in 1979 under the {{stage name|s}} of "[[Film/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Bruce Bruce]]"; he released two albums with this band before leaving in order to replace Paul Di'Anno as the lead singer of ''Music/IronMaiden''.

With the Irons, [[GrowingTheBeard he gained world-level fame]] with the release of Maiden's Music/TheNumberOfTheBeast in 1982 and the five following albums since then, all of them considered [[UsefulNotes/TraditionalHeavyMetal heavy metal]] classics. Then Maiden's DorkAge of TheNineties (started with the departure of guitar player Adrian Smith) saw him singing in two more albums before leaving them in order to focus on his solo career.

Said career started with 1988's "Tattooed Millionaire" and this album was followed with Bruce's first solo album since departing from Maiden, 1994's "Balls to Picasso". Then, after the release of the [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly experimental]], grunge-sounding "Skunkworks" in 1996, fellow Maiden mate Adrian Smith joined Dickinson's solo band, with him he recorded the acclaimed "Accident of Birth" (1997) and "The Chemical Wedding" (1998) before both Dickinson and Smith rejoined the 'Irons in 2000, where they kept playing since then. He later released another solo album in 2005, "Tyranny of Souls", which, as of 2017, it's still his latest record.



Not ''[[SpellMyNameWithAThe The]]'' [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Bruce Dickinson]], so hold your cowbell jokes.

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Not related to ''[[SpellMyNameWithAThe The]]'' [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Bruce Dickinson]], so hold your cowbell jokes.



* TakeThat: "Tattooed Millionaire", the song, seems to be directed at [[Music/MotleyCrue Nikki Sixx]].
** "Thousand Points of Light", a jab at UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush. Bonus points for ripping the title from Bush's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thousand_points_of_light speech on promoting volunteer work and charity.]]

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* TakeThat: "Tattooed Millionaire", the song, seems to be directed at [[Music/MotleyCrue Nikki Sixx]].
** "Thousand
"1000 Points of Light", a jab at UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush. Bonus points for ripping the title from Bush's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thousand_points_of_light speech on promoting volunteer work and charity.]]]]
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22nd Jun '17 9:33:45 PM SventheCrusader
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* CoolOldGuy: Now that he's pushing 60, Bruce qualifies among the coolest of the cool.
24th Feb '17 4:56:39 PM MysticEclectic
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----** "Thousand Points of Light", a jab at UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush. Bonus points for ripping the title from Bush's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thousand_points_of_light speech on promoting volunteer work and charity.]]
2nd Jan '17 4:18:34 PM robertpercy
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* LikeFatherLikeSon: His oldest son, Austin Dickinson is the vocalist for the {{Metalcore}} band Rise to Remain.

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* LikeFatherLikeSon: His oldest son, Both his sons Austin Dickinson and Griffin are vocalists. Austin is the former vocalist of Rise To Remain and current vocalist of As Lions, whilst Griffin is the vocalist for the {{Metalcore}} band Rise to Remain.of Shvpes.


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** He seems to have passed this trait down to his sons too, although Austin has averted it since starting As Lions.
20th Jun '16 10:43:20 PM gewunomox
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* HonorBeforeReason: When Bruce found out his then-wife had slept with a member of MotleyCrue, he challenged MotleyCrue guitarist Mick Mars to a ''fencing duel''. Mars was confused, as he had not, in fact, been the one who slept with Bruce Dickinson's wife. That was bassist Nikki Sixx.

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* HonorBeforeReason: When Bruce found out his then-wife had slept with a member of MotleyCrue, Music/MotleyCrue, he challenged MotleyCrue Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars to a ''fencing duel''. Mars was confused, as he had not, in fact, been the one who slept with Bruce Dickinson's wife. That was bassist Nikki Sixx.
28th Apr '16 3:17:04 PM bt8257
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[[caption-width-right:200:SCREAM FOR ME, TVTROPES!]]

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[[caption-width-right:200:SCREAM FOR ME, TVTROPES!]]
TV TROPES!]]



Full name: Paul Bruce Dickinson. He's possibly the biggest example of the {{Workaholic}} you'll ever find. Dickinson is known as the singer of Music/IronMaiden, yet he's also an [[UniversalDriversLicense airline pilot, fencer, broadcaster, author, director, screenwriter,]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot actor, marketing director, entrepreneur and songwriter]]. Phew... Has a voice so powerful, he's been nicknamed the "Air Raid Siren".

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Full name: Paul Bruce Dickinson. He's possibly the biggest example of the {{Workaholic}} {{workaholic}} you'll ever find. Dickinson is known as the singer of Music/IronMaiden, yet he's also an [[UniversalDriversLicense airline pilot, fencer, broadcaster, author, director, screenwriter,]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot actor, marketing director, entrepreneur and songwriter]]. Phew... Has a voice so powerful, he's been nicknamed the "Air Raid Siren".



* 1982 - ''The Number Of The Beast''
* 1983 - ''Piece Of Mind''

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* 1982 - ''The Number Of The Beast''
''Music/TheNumberOfTheBeast''
* 1983 - ''Piece Of of Mind''



* 1986 - ''Somewhere In Time''
* 1988 - ''Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son''
* 1990 - ''No Prayer For The Dying''
* 1992 - ''Fear Of The Dark''

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* 1986 - ''Somewhere In in Time''
* 1988 - ''Seventh Son Of A of a Seventh Son''
* 1990 - ''No Prayer For The for the Dying''
* 1992 - ''Fear Of The of the Dark''



* 2003 - ''Dance Of Death''
* 2006 - ''A Matter Of Life And Death''

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* 2003 - ''Dance Of of Death''
* 2006 - ''A Matter Of of Life And and Death''



* 1994 - ''Balls To Picasso''

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* 1994 - ''Balls To to Picasso''



* 1997 - ''Accident Of Birth''

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* 1997 - ''Accident Of of Birth''



* 2005 - ''Tyranny Of Souls''

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* 2005 - ''Tyranny Of of Souls''



* BalladOfX: "Ballad Of Mutt", from the ''Tattooed Millionaire'' single.

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* BalladOfX: "Ballad Of of Mutt", from the ''Tattooed Millionaire'' single.



* DarkerAndEdgier: His solo albums are this compared to his albums with Iron Maiden. He sings them in a more gravely and less operatic style, the lyrical themes are grimmer ("Man Of Sorrows," for example, is about the tragic life of Creator/AleisterCrowley), and the guitar sound is more razor-sharp.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: His solo albums are this compared to his albums with Iron Maiden. He sings them in a more gravely and less operatic style, the lyrical themes are grimmer ("Man Of Sorrows," for example, of Sorrows" is about the tragic life of Creator/AleisterCrowley), and the guitar sound is more razor-sharp.



* GreatestHitsAlbum: ''The Best Of Bruce Dickinson''.

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* GreatestHitsAlbum: ''The Best Of of Bruce Dickinson''.



* ThePowerOfTheSun: The eponymous sun, from ''Tyranny Of Souls''.

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* ThePowerOfTheSun: The eponymous sun, from ''Tyranny Of of Souls''.



** In a heartwarming moment, in tribute to deceased RonnieJamesDio, "You are the fucking rainbow in the dark!"

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** In a heartwarming moment, in tribute to deceased RonnieJamesDio, Music/RonnieJamesDio, "You are the fucking rainbow in the dark!"
4th Jan '16 12:35:09 AM RisefromYourGrave
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->-- '''MusicRadar, "[[http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/10-reasons-why-iron-maiden-deserved-their-brit-award-197372/ 10 reasons why Iron Maiden deserved their Brit Award]]"'''

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->-- '''MusicRadar, ->--'''[=MusicRadar=], "[[http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/10-reasons-why-iron-maiden-deserved-their-brit-award-197372/ 10 reasons why Iron Maiden deserved their Brit Award]]"'''



Full name: Paul Bruce Dickinson. He's possibly the biggest example of [[{{Workaholic}} the Workaholic]] you'll ever find. Dickinson is known as the singer of Music/IronMaiden, yet he's also an [[UniversalDriversLicense airline pilot, fencer, broadcaster, author, director, screenwriter,]][[NinjaPirateZombieRobot actor, marketing director, entrepreneur and songwriter]]. Phew... Has a voice so powerful, he's been nicknamed the "Air Raid Siren".

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Full name: Paul Bruce Dickinson. He's possibly the biggest example of [[{{Workaholic}} the Workaholic]] {{Workaholic}} you'll ever find. Dickinson is known as the singer of Music/IronMaiden, yet he's also an [[UniversalDriversLicense airline pilot, fencer, broadcaster, author, director, screenwriter,]][[NinjaPirateZombieRobot screenwriter,]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot actor, marketing director, entrepreneur and songwriter]]. Phew... Has a voice so powerful, he's been nicknamed the "Air Raid Siren".Siren".
22nd Oct '15 4:03:12 PM Akriloth2160
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As of 2015, he has been diagnosed with tongue cancer and is undergoing treatment.

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\nAs of In 2015, he has was been diagnosed with tongue cancer and is undergoing underwent treatment.



* 2015 - ''The Book of Souls'' (upcoming)

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* 2015 - ''The Book of Souls'' (upcoming)
Souls''
11th Aug '15 5:13:21 PM AndyLA
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* 2015 - ''The Book of Souls'' (upcoming)



* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: He's the lead singer for Music/IronMaiden and has played some pretty nasty characters during his career, but he is a good man.
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