When he's not on the road touring, Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson is running his Wales-based business Cardiff Aviation, Ltd., an aircraft maintenance company he launched last year. Now, Dickinson is starting the new year with a solid base for his new operation with hopes for a prosperous future.
Although Bruce Dickinson is widely regarded as the definitive vocalist of Iron Maiden, fans of the band still hold much respect for Paul Di'Anno, who sang on the albums 'Iron Maiden' (1980) and 'Killers' (1981). However, at Di'Anno's recent tour stop in Ukraine, the vocalist got into an altercation after being heckled by an audience member.
Not only is Iron Maiden one of most popular metal bands in the world, they are also a global business. Not to mention, frontman Bruce Dickinson is doing pretty well for himself as a pilot and aviation entrepreneur. The singer spoke with Your Business Channel (in the videos posted below) about the challenges of starting a new business.
Metal's established king of all things horror, Rob Zombie, would surely make some long overdue changes to the world as the President of Heavy Metal. As the one-time frontman of White Zombie and as a successful solo artist, Zombie has put his own unique spin on heavy metal. But, best of all, if he's elected, every day would be Halloween and more importantly, we would have Sheri Moon Zombie as our First Lady. Oh, what a wonderful world it would be.
Cover your eyes degenerate Iron Maiden fans! Our beloved heavy metal deity is wearing a suit! Okay, it's not that big of a deal, as Bruce Dickinson spoke at the IBM Smarter Business event in Stockholm, Sweden, on Oct. 10 to draw parallels between music and business. Dickinson's address included his own experiences as a successful musician and even revealed one of his super-secret compositional strategy behind the classic Maiden track 'Run to the Hills.'
Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson is one of the most legendary metal vocalists in history, and as many fans know, Dickinson's passions don't stop at music. Dickinson is also a respected airline pilot, and fans of the human 'Air Raid Siren' now have an opportunity to be the heavy metal icon's co-pilot (sort of) as part of a record-breaking attempt to raise money for charity.
Is there anything Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson can't or won't do? Front a heavy metal band? Check. Pilot commercial planes? Check. Fly band to and from tour destinations? Check. Run a race during a wedding weekend? Check. Dickinson, along with Maiden guitarist Dave Murray, was in Grasmere, England, for the wedding of Louise, the daughter of manager Andy Taylor, this past weekend. He spent his Sunday by running the Grasmere Sport's Guides Race.
Leading one of metal's most iconic and legendary outfits, Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson has managed to effectively split his time between the band and his career as a commercial airline pilot for several years. Now, he hopes to turn his passion for flying into hundreds of new jobs in Wales.