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What Does This Button Do?

Author : Bruce Dickinson
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2017-10-31
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780062468154

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New York Times Bestseller “Illuminating and very entertaining…a compelling read about someone who is much more than just the guy who sings for Iron Maiden.” —Loudwire A long-awaited memoir from the larger-than-life, multifaceted lead vocalist of Iron Maiden, one of the most successful, influential and enduring rock bands ever. Pioneers of Britain’s nascent Rock & Metal scene back in the late 1970s, Iron Maiden smashed its way to the top, thanks in no small part to the high-octane performances, operatic singing style, and stage presence of its second, but twice-longest-serving, lead singer, Bruce Dickinson. As Iron Maiden’s front man—first from 1981 to 1993, and then from 1999 to the present—Dickinson has been, and remains, a man of legend. But OTT front man is just one of the many hats Bruce wears. In addition to being one of the world’s most storied and well-respected singers and songwriters, he is an airline captain, aviation entrepreneur, motivational speaker, beer brewer, novelist, radio presenter, and film scriptwriter. He has also competed as a world-class level fencer. Often credited as a genuine polymath Bruce, in his own words (and handwritten script in the first instance!), sets forth many personal observations guaranteed to inspire curious souls and hard-core fans alike. Dickinson turns his unbridled creativity, passion, and anarchic humour to reveal some fascinating stories from his life, including his thirty years with Maiden, his solo career, his childhood within the eccentric British school system, his early bands, fatherhood and family, and his recent battle with cancer. Bold, honest, intelligent and very funny, his memoir is an up-close look inside the life, heart, and mind of one of the most unique and interesting men in the world; a true icon of rock.

Bruce Dickinson: Insights

Author : Brigitte Schön
Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
Page : 200 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2015-11-28
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781784625139

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Bruce Dickinson, best known as the lead vocalist of Iron Maiden, seems to have unbounded energy, ideas and imagination. He mesmerises thousands of fans with his integrity, vitality and wit. Wouldn’t it be great to know what makes him tick? Those who know Bruce Dickinson know: this man doesn’t do things by halves. Thus, he was voted a living example of a polymath by Intelligent Life magazine in 2009. Bruce has been recognised as a singer, a TV presenter, a record producer, a pilot and a fencer. Therefore, it should be no surprise that his lyrics also stand out. His subject matters are challenging ­­– he reflects on life and death, freedom and destiny, man and God, sex and religion. Asked about the complexity of his lyrics, Bruce said in an interview: “I ask myself, does it rock? And if it does, who gives a s**t what’s it’s about? All information’s there if people choose to dig for it.” The treasures you can find are absolutely worth the digging. Bruce also added: “And if they don’t then it doesn’t matter, so long as they enjoy it.” Bruce Dickinson is an undisputed master of heavy metal; his voice and music are a natural force. The subjects are extremely interesting and Bruce succeeds in artfully getting to the heart of them. This is why this book is dedicated to Bruce as a songwriter, as a poet of lyrics, some of which represent little masterpieces – even without music. They point beyond themselves by means of powerful imagery. Their ambiguity holds some surprises. The best way to get to know the real Bruce Dickinson probably is to have a beer with him. But he admitted that through his lyrics “you can certainly maybe get an idea of what is going {sic} on with myself,” and that’s why all fans of Bruce, and Iron Maiden, should read this book.

Bruce Dickinson - Maiden Voyage: The Biography

Author : Joe Shooman
Publisher : Bonnier Zaffre
Page : 348 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2016-08-04
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781786063038

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Bruce Dickinson is the instantly-recognisable frontman of heavy metal behemoths Iron Maiden. But there is so much more than a set of fine lungs to this hyperactive life-grabber, for whom it seems standing still is going backwards. The man once dubbed 'The Air Raid Siren' has also enjoyed hugely successful parallel careers as a fiction author, world-class fencing competitor, history expert, radio and TV presenter, movie maker, commercial pilot, inspirational speaker and entrepreneur. Since he re-joined Iron Maiden in 1999 they have continued to explore and develop, taking metal into ever more unchartered territories, as they blend a progressive outlook with a fearless approach that pushes at the very boundaries of the genre. In 2015, the voice, and the life, of Iron Maiden's singer were placed in the cruellest jeopardy as he was diagnosed with a golf-ball sized cancerous tumour on his tongue. Undaunted, Dickinson set to his recovery with the energy of one for whom a night's sleep is an irritant amidst the serious – and sometimes silly – matter of wringing every last drop out of life. There could only ever be one winner. Since his return to fitness, Iron Maiden have released an acclaimed sixteenth album, The Book of Souls, for which the singer changed hats between gigs, flying the band around the world as captain of Maiden's special airliner, Ed Force One. This first biography of Bruce Dickinson tells his story through exclusive interviews with those who know him best, including first accounts by ex-members of Iron Maiden including fellow one-time vocalists Paul Di'Anno and Blaze Bayley. From his formative days straddling the upsurge of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, through his solo years and up to his present day legendary status, this is the ultimate rock 'n' roll story.

Chemical Wedding

Author : Bruce Dickinson,Julian Doyle
Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
Page : 241 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781906510909

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Jack Parsons was a brilliant chemist, member of Cal Tech propulsion unit that invented the rocket fuel used for the US space flight to the moon. He was also a fanatical believer in the Magyck of Aleister Crowley the aging occultist who considered himself 'The Beast' incarnate. In 1947 Jack Parsons and L. Ron Hubbard were performing Crowley's mystic rituals in a house in Pasadena, California.Parsons wrote excitedly to his occult leader, Crowley: 'I have had the most devastating experience of my life. I have been in direct touch with One who is most Holy and Beautiful as mentioned in your "Book of the Law". First instructions were received through Lafayette Ron Hubbard the seer. I have followed them to the letter. There was a desire for incarnation. I am to act as an instructor, guardian, guide for nine months; then it will be loosed on the world...' Crowley wrote despairingly to a disciple about Parsons: 'It appears that he has given away both his girl and his money to this writer of science fiction and is now invoking my ritual to produce a Moonchild. I am fairly frantic...' Nine months later while being visited by two students from Cambridge, Aleister Crowley died of cardiac degeneration. Missing from his personal possessions was his magical diaries and his pocket-watch. His funeral took place in the Chapel of the Brighton Crematorium. The final rites were performed by the novelist Louis Marlowe reading extracts from Crowley's "Book of the Law". "The Brighton Echo" denounced the whole ceremony as a Black Mass. In 1952 Jack Parsons was blown up in his laboratory in Pasadena. L. Ron Hubbard died on his yacht as leader of the Church of Scientology.But did the issue end with these three deaths? Would Crowley, as he claimed, ever return from death to rule the world? Why did US astronauts name a crater on the moon after Jack Parsons? Is L. Ron Hubbard really dead? What had been generated by the ceremony in California that seemed to signal Crowley's demise? And what happened to them missing pocket-watch? Unanswered questions till, late in the twentieth century, Dr. Joshua Mathers brought a 'state of the art 'Interactive Suit' from Cal Tech California to Cambridge in England to begin an experiment that, unknown to mankind, changed the course of our planet.

The Adventures of Lord Iffy Boatrace

Author : Bruce Dickinson
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 150 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 1990
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0330314440

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Bruce Dickinson

Author : Joe Shooman
Publisher : Music Press Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Rock groups
ISBN : 0955282241

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Bruce Dickinson is best known as frontman for the multi-million selling giants of heavy metal, Iron Maiden, with whom he has enjoyed worldwide success for 25 years.However, his story outside of Maiden is equally remarkable. Prior to joining that band Dickinson enjoyed stardom with Samson, while his post-Maiden solo career has brought much critical success. Further away from his day job, Dickinson is a true renaissance man. A member of the British Fencing team, he also hosts his own show on flagship digital radio station, BBC 6Music, is a best-selling fiction author, and TV presenter for the Discovery Channel and Sky One. Dickinson is also employed by the commercial airline Astreus as a first officer, and even participated in a mercy mission to rescue British residents from Beirut during the summer of 2006. This book tells his story for the first time, through exclusive interviews with those who know him best: from his formative days to all his time in Maiden, through his solo years, right up to the present day, where Iron Maiden are rightly considered legends of music worldwide.

The Missionary Position

Author : Bruce Dickinson
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 280 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 1992
Category : Evangelicalism
ISBN : UVA:X002335972

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Heavy Duty

Author : K. K. Downing
Publisher : Hachette UK
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2018-09-20
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781472128676

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'A must for fans and rock buffs' The Sun 'Fascinating read' Powerplay Judas Priest formed in Birmingham in 1969. With its distinctive twin-guitar sound, studs-and-leather image, and international sales of over 50 million records, Judas Priest became the archetypal heavy metal band in the 1980s. Iconic tracks like 'Breaking the Law', 'Living after Midnight', and 'You've Got Another Thing Coming' helped the band achieve extraordinary success, but no one from the band has stepped out to tell their or the band's story until now. As the band approaches its golden anniversary, fans will at last be able to delve backstage into the decades of shocking, hilarious, and haunting stories that surround the heavy metal institution. In Heavy Duty, guitarist K.K. Downing discusses the complex personality conflicts, the business screw-ups, the acrimonious relationship with fellow heavy metal band Iron Maiden, as well as how Judas Priest found itself at the epicentre of a storm of parental outrage that targeted heavy metal in the '80s. He also describes his role in cementing the band's trademark black leather and studs image that would not only become synonymous with the entire genre, but would also give singer Rob Halford a viable outlet by which to express his sexuality. Lastly, he recounts the life-changing moment when he looked at his bandmates on stage during a 2009 concert and thought, 'This is the last show'. Whatever the topic, whoever's involved, K.K. doesn't hold back. From the band at the very beginning until his retirement in 2011 (and even still as a member of the band's board of directors), Downing has seen it all and is now finally at a place in his life where he can also let it all go. Even if you're a lifelong fan, if you think you know the full story of Judas Priest, well, you've got another thing coming.

Iron Man

Author : Tony Iommi
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 400 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2012-11-08
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781471112430

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The name 'Tony Iommi' sends shivers down the spines of guitarists around the world. As lead guitarist and songwriter of Black Sabbath, Tony Iommi is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of the past four decades and the inventor of heavy metal. From working class, Midlands roots, his unique playing style - a result of a disfiguring hand injury he suffered working in a sheet metal factory - created a dark and gothic sound unlike anything that had been heard before and which captured the mood of its time. Sabbath went on to become a superband, playing to massive audiences around the world and selling millions of records, and Iommi led the life of a rockstar to the fullest - with the scars from all the drug-fuelled nights of excess and wildness to show for it. Iron Manis the exclusive account of the life and adventures of one of rock's greatest heroes.

Motorhead - In The Studio

Author : Jake Brown
Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
Page : 188 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2011-07-04
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781843587651

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Iron Maiden are without one of heavy metal's most successful indie bands. From their first album in 1980 they have led the way in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal with Billboard pointing out they have 'always been an underground attraction'. Though other pioneering peers like Metallica have been around on the scene just as long provided their own innovations metal and advanced the genre to a mainstream level, it was Iron Maiden who have been the fans' favourites. Their crossover to chart success showed many bands how it could be done. They were key in getting heavy metal to be accepted as a credible genre. With an impressive catalogue of 15 studio albums spread over 20 years including Iron Maiden (1980), The Number of the Beast (1982), Seventh Son of a Seventh Son and The Final Frontier (2010), their influence speaks for itself. For the first time ever, the writing and recording of such iconic hits as 'The Number of the Beast', 'Flight of Icarus', 'Two Minutes to Midnight', 'Wasted Years', 'Can I Play with Madness' and 'Hallowed Be Thy Name' are explored in-depth. This book takes you into the studio with a band who show no sign of slowing down and whose influence can still be heard in a thousand metal bands today.

Magnificent Vibration

Author : Rick Springfield
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2014-05-06
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781476758909

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A debut novel by the Grammy Award-winning music artist chronicles a man's unlikely spiritual quest in the aftermath of an unexpected cellphone conversation with a God who enjoys setting humorous challenges for him.

Iron Maiden

Author : Mick Wall
Publisher : Sanctuary Publishing
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2004
Category : Heavy metal (Music)
ISBN : 1860745423

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This official biography is an accurate and unflinching account of the highs and lows that have accompanied the rise to fame of Britain's hardest rocking band. It demonstrates the artistic validity of Iron Maiden as much as their commercial impact.


Author : Bruce Dickinson,Julian Doyle
Publisher : Troubador Pub
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2009-01-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1848761333

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Crowley by Bruce Dickinson,Julian Doyle Pdf

In 1918, Aleister Crowley announced that he was leaving New York to go on a 'Magical Retirement'. With his last cent he bought fifty gallons of paint, a large rope and a ticket on a boat going up the Hudson to Oesopus Island. What are you going to eat? asked his friends as he embarked. My children replied Crowley in his most pontifical manner. Oesopus Island has dangerous cliffs on both sides and passengers of passing river-boats were amazed to find, written on the cliffs in red letters ten foot tall: DO WHAT THOU WILT SHALL BE THE LAW Above on the cliffs in meditation sat the tiny figure of Aleister Crowley. His head was shaved except for one forelock which was kept in honour of the phallus. During these meditations he acquired a magical memory to recall his previous lives. The earliest in time was Ko Hsuen, a Chinese sage who had been a disciple of Lao Tse, the great figure of Taoism. Immediately before his present life he had been the French magician Eliphas Levi. On the day of his return to New York, thinner and with a sun tan, he was treated by a friend to lunch at the Plaza Grill. He had whitebait, steak tartare and cream cake, followed by a cigar and Napoleon Brandy. He ate the meal in the secure knowledge that after his death he would return again! Now a CONTROVERSIAL motion picture

Monsters of River and Rock

Author : Adrian Smith
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2021-07-20
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9780753554081

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Come to the riverbank with Adrian Smith and cast a line on the wild side. 'Beautifully written account' Dave Simpson, The Guardian 'Writes beautifully' The Sun Welcome to the world of Adrian Smith, playing his Jackson guitar onstage to millions - while behind the scenes he explores far-flung rivers, seas and lakes, waterways and weirs, in a fearless quest for fishing nirvana. Hooked on the angling adrenaline rush since first catching perch from East London canals on outings with his father, Adrian grew up to be in one of Rock's most iconic bands. On tour, his gear went with him. The fish got bigger. The adventures more extreme. In Monsters of River and Rock you'll hear about his first sturgeon: a whopping 100-pounder from the roaring rapids of Canada's Fraser River that nearly wiped him out mid-Maiden tour. Then there's the close shave with a shark off the Virgin Islands whilst wading waist-deep for bonefish. Not to mention an enviable list of specimen coarse fish from the UK.

Agamben's Coming Philosophy

Author : Colby Dickinson,Adam Kotsko
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Page : 279 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2015-05-21
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 9781783484034

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In this book, Dickson and Kotso examine Agamben’s more recent theologically-focused writing and its implications for philosophical thought.