Well, not THAT Led Zeppelin, of course -- but the world’s newly unveiled longest aircraft certainly bears more than a passing resemblance to the hydrogen-filled airships of old, and counts Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson among its primary champions and private investors — as well as test pilot.
The heavy metal community was virtually celebrating in the streets on Feb. 10, 1999 when it learned that British legends Iron Maiden would be welcoming fan-favored vocalist Bruce Dickinson back into the fold after a six-year absence (and guitarist Adrian Smith after a decade).
When heavy metal titans Iron Maiden welcomed vocalist Bruce Dickinson and guitarist Adrian Smith back into the fold after an extended absence, there were certainly no guarantees that they would once again dominate the genre as they had throughout much of the '80s. Now, 15 years after the official announcement of said reunion, there’s no longer any doubt: Maiden rules once again. And it is
On August 28, 1993, Bruce Dickinson gave his last performance with Iron Maiden until he rejoined the band in 1999. The 1993 show was filmed by the BBC at Pinewood Studios in London and broadcast on MTV and pay-per-view in the U.K. Later, it was released as 'Raising Hell' on home video.
No one can ever accuse Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson of not pursuing his passions outside of rock music. In addition to being a pilot and brewer, Dickinson has also shown a love of fencing throughout his life. He recently participated in a warm-up session against Bartosz Piasecki, who won the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
If ever a musician could be accused of "suffering" from a positive version of the famous Napolean complex, it would have to be five-foot-six inch tall Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, who we consider rock's true renaissance man.
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