Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden vocalist)

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Paul Bruce Dickinson (born 7 August 1958), known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is best known as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden.

Dickinson began his career in music fronting small pub bands at school and university, including Styx (not the American band of the same name) in 1976, Speed, (1977–1978), and Shots in early 1979. He then joined the band Samson later in 1979, where he gained some popularity under the stage name "Bruce Bruce". He left Samson in 1981 to join Iron Maiden, replacing Paul Di'Anno, and debuted on their 1982 album The Number of the Beast. During his first tenure in the band, they issued a series of US and UK platinum and gold albums in the 1980s, resulting in Dickinson gaining worldwide fame, and becoming one of the most acclaimed heavy metal vocalists of all time.

Dickinson quit Iron Maiden in 1993 (being replaced by Blaze Bayley) in order to pursue his solo career, which saw him experiment with a wide variety of heavy metal and rock styles. He rejoined the band in 1999, along with guitarist Adrian Smith, with whom he released four subsequent studio albums. Since his return to Iron Maiden, he issued one further solo record in 2005, Tyranny of Souls. He is the older cousin of Rob Dickinson, former lead singer of British alternative rock band Catherine Wheel. His son, Austin, is the lead singer in metalcore band Rise to Remain.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1990 Tattooed Millionaire 6
1994 Balls to Picasso 7
1996 Skunkworks 3
1997 Accident of Birth 3.5 4
1998 The Chemical Wedding 3 7
2005 Tyranny of Souls 2
Tattooed Millionaire 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
2001 The Best of Bruce Dickinson Compilation 2
2006 Anthology Compilation 3

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1995 Alive in Studio A Live 1
1999 Scream for Me Brazil Live 1
2005 Alive Live 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1990 Tattooed Millionaire 2
1990 All the Young Dudes 3
1990 Born in '58 1
1990 Dive! Dive! Dive! 2
1994 Shoot All the Clowns 2
1994 Tears of the Dragon 4
1996 Back From the Edge 2
1997 Accident of Birth 2
1997 Man of Sorrows 1
1998 Killing Floor 1

Single + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1996 Skunkworks Live Live 1

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