Friday, October 22, 2010

Bruce Dickinson gives Liverpool a lift

Not that we all didn't know this already, but Bruce Dickinson is arguably the coolest, most accomplished dude on earth. Iron Maiden singer. Amazing solo artist. Former world-class fencer. Author. His latest love is flying, and today Dickinson, a licensed airline pilot, agreed to fly the Liverpool soccer team to Napoli for a Europa League match.

Here's the story as reported by ESPN and the British newspaper The Guardian.

Rock on Bruce.

That reminds me, I've got to do a review of Maiden's latest album The Final Frontier.


Taranaich said...

Bruce is an awesome human being in general. I remember during a natural disaster (Katrina maybe) he lent his plain and services in the rescue operation.

I think his solo albums are the single best argument for intellectual heavy metal out there. He did a concept album on William Blake, fercryinoutloud!

Scott said...


Bruce does seem to be an extremely cool guy...and I actually like his solo stuff better than a lot of Maiden's output.

Brian Murphy said...

Yeah, Bruce's solo albums are amazing (though I've never come around to Skunkworks). The Chemical Wedding is in the top 5 heavy metal albums of the 1990s.

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