Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson has a rich history in the field of aviation, but the iconic singer has been accused of accepting a deal with the U.S. military to develop 'lighter-than-air' drones. Dickinson has since denied the accusations, but according to another news source, the alleged contract could be worth anything up to $500 million.
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson's love for flying is well-known, as he's piloted the band's Flight 666 plane on tours around the world. He's also the CEO of the airline supply and maintenance company Cardiff Aviation Limited. In addition, Dickinson is involved in the charity Flying Scholarships for Disabled People (FSDP).
Along with acting as the vocalist for one of heavy metal's greatest bands, Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson is an accomplished pilot. The man could probably kick some ass in a fighter jet ala 'Aces High,' but Dickinson instead chose to pilot commercial aircrafts, including Maiden's own Flight 666 jet. Dickinson recently started his own aircraft maintenance business, Cardiff Aviation Limited, and the singer has just secured a near $8 million investment to help his company soar to new heights.
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.'