‘I was spotty, wore an anorak, had biro-engraved flared blue jeans with “purple” and “Sabbath” written on the thighs, and rode an ear-splittingly uncool moped. Oh yes, and I wanted to be a drummer…' Bruce Dickinson – Iron Maiden's legendary front man – is one of the world's most iconic singers and songwriters. But there are many strings to Bruce's bow, of which larger-than-life lead vocalist is just one. He is also an airline captain, aviation entrepreneur, motivational speaker, beer brewer, novelist, radio presenter, film scriptwriter and an international fencer: truly one of the most unique and interesting men in the world.In What Does this Button Do? Bruce contemplates the rollercoaster of life. He recounts – in his uniquely anarchic voice – the explosive exploits of his eccentric British childhood, the meteoric rise of Maiden, summoning the powers of darkness, the philosophy of fencing, brutishly beautiful Boeings and firmly dismissing cancer like an uninvited guest.Bold, honest, intelligent and funny, this long-awaited memoir captures the life, heart and mind of a true rock icon, and is guaranteed to inspire curious souls and hard-core fans alike.
- Publication Date:
- 23 / 04 / 2018
- 129 x 198 x 24mm
The lead singer of Iron Maiden reveals how to stay sane as a metal god (fencing and getting a “real job” as a commercial jet pilot apparently) as well as the dynamics of a band that still sells out arena shows all around the world. A book too surreal to have been made up, the ups and downs are all candidly spoken about including his cancer treatment and the fear he'd never be able to sing again. All written with wit and humour from a man who's motto in life seems to have been, “I can do that, who's going to stop me?” - Caitlyn (QBD)