Grantland – Bruce Dickinson Of Iron Maiden Q&A

Steven Hyden has interviewed Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson.

Here is an excerpt:

If the opportunity to interview Bruce Dickinson arises, you seize it. Otherwise, how do you confirm that the 57-year-old Iron Maiden singer/commercial pilot/competitive fencer/prodigious World War I reenactor is, in fact, a real person and not some kind of mythical hesher fever dream?

Along with Judas Priest’s Rob Halford and free-agent dragon slayer Ronnie James Dio, Dickinson is responsible for defining the look, style, and sound of an archetypal heavy-metal frontman — boundless energy, lethal levels of leather-bound swagger, and a sweepingly powerful voice that can shatter glass as well as an army of medieval demon skeletons. What Whitney and Mariah are to pop music, Rob, Ronnie, and Bruce represent in metal: the genre’s towering divas.

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