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Did they all have new significant others?
Bruce Dickinson, god amongst men, is going to solve the mystery of spontaneous human combustion. Pilot, author, abortion survivor, singer, prankster, composer, husband, father, fencer, drummer, guitarist, DJ, television host, wargamer, and upsetter of Sharon Osbourne. Is there anything this man can't do?

Financial ruin averted. Rent check cleared, replacement banking materials in hand, life goes on. Now I just have to change my form of payment for Vonage, Cablevision, my domain names, WoW, car insurance, and everything else in my life.

Current Location: Drew University
Feeling: happy happy
Listening to: Talking Heads, Girlfriend is Better

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metallian From: metallian Date: May 26th, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Bruce says 'I've always been fascinated by spontaneous human combustion and I jumped at the chance to find out why some people allegedly burst into flames.'

I don't know why I find that quote so entertaining, but I do.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: May 26th, 2006 11:47 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
There's so many great lines about fire from Maiden that I can't get out of my head.
hotbeatz From: hotbeatz Date: May 27th, 2006 06:54 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
"Abortion survivor" ?

"Drummer" ?
kingfox From: kingfox Date: May 28th, 2006 06:57 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Yeah, he also plays the drums. Just not well enough to be on any albums, really.

During the period after "Balls to Picaso", Dickinson was looking for inspiration for his next album. He broke up with the Tribe of Gypsies, as he was looking to do something more metal than the grungy stuff he was doing with them. He was raised by his grandparents ("Born in '58" is a tribute to his grandfather), as his parents had him fairly young and went off to live their lives and make money during his childhood. When his mother finally told him (at 39 years of age) that he was a failed abortion, "Accident of Birth" was created. Rejoined by Adrian Smith (who, entertainingly enough, he helped replace with Janick Gers), it was a much more Maiden album than what Maiden was spewing out at the time with Blaze Bayley. Hell, it's my second favorite of his solo albums, though I haven't given the most recent much time and "Chemical Wedding" only became my favorite after repeated recent listenings.

And I'm drunk and rambling. But yeah, he's an abortion survivor and I'm drunk.
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 27th, 2007 07:21 am (UTC) (Hard link)


1) Bruce didn't break up with the Tribe - they broke up with him when they got their own record deal with Mercury. Hence he was forced to find a new backing band which became Skunkworks.

2) What Bruce did with ToGypsies was not 'grungy'; what Bruce did with the Skunkworks band kinda was.

3) 'Accident of Birth' was recorded with the Tribe of Gypsies; Adrian was a mere afterthought and came in at the tail end contributing only 2 songs total.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: March 27th, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC) (Hard link)


  1. I'd only heard his side of things.
  2. I wouldn't call Skunkworks "grungy".
  3. Writing? Yeah, 2 songs. He played on all of them.
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