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By Anonym 13 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

If it all just happens like this for the rest of my life, it's going to be one endless Groundhog Day. I determined that I was not prepared to submit to this regime, so I thought I had to do something about it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

I'm trying to be as green as I can. As an airline pilot, I have a carbon footprint that's a size 10, so it's pretty hard.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

Rock music should be gross: that's the fun of it. It gets up and drops its trousers.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

One of my earliest ventures was when I was nine years old. I realized there was a shortage of pencils at school, so I started Rent-a-Pencil. But I made a fundamental mistake. Everybody stole my pencils.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

I was an accident - my mum was only 16 when she had me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

Major labels blow all their money massively and blame it on the band.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

I don't like being recognised, I have no interest in being famous at all, I just do what I do. If I could be like Captain Kirk and beam myself up and then beam myself down, I would!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

Some of Eminem's rap songs kind of have the teenage love songs like the fifties love songs. It's kind of like domestic drama set to music. He is really good storyteller.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

Tyranny of freedom is do what you like. There's a world gone crazy, cause it can't say no.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

When I write with Maiden, then I write only with the guys in Maiden, we don't do songs from outside people.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

In my teenage years I was put off the idea of a career in flying, because I'd convinced myself that you had to be a boffin with degrees in maths and physics, which were my weakest subjects.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

I do like Marylin Manson, actually. I think, he's very talented and he did make some great music.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

Best two rock voices I've heard in a last few years both have been from grunge bands: it's Eddie Vedder and the other one is Chris Cornell from Soundgarden.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

We wrote this song called 'Flight of Icarus'. It's a Fable... It's about this bloke named Icarus, right, and one day he goes "'Ello, I think I'm gonna fly about!", so he builds some wings out of wax and feathers, right, and he goes flying about like a cunt through the air, right, and he goes up to this ball of fire called 'the sun' that hides obscured by the clouds over the UK, right... So he goes up to the ball of fire and the wings melt, 'cause they're made out of wax, right, so he goes plummetin', plummetin' down to the earth, and he fuckin' dies, right... alright, so we wrote this song called 'Flight of Icarus', right, and it's basically sayin' "Hey man, wake up! Don't go flyin' about near the sun unless you're in an airplane," right, 'cause the wings are metal, right, and they won't melt, right... So, here's a song that's workin' on two different levels at once, right... 'cause the wings of the plane are made out of metal, right... and we play Metal music, right... two dimensional, see? So Maiden's always thinking... Always thinking.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

Engineering stimulates the mind.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

My aim as a frontman is always to try and shrink the venue, if you can, to turn that football stadium into the world's smallest club. At least you have to try.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

I think the best way to find out about something is to try to do it to the max. A lot of people take up a hobby or sport and then find an excuse not to carry on with it. Once I start something, I won't stop until I'm as good at it as I'll ever be.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

The mystical poetry of William Blake's artwork also forms the basis for the album cover.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

I guess it was the first time I really thought about leaving. I don't just mean Iron Maiden, I mean quitting music altogether. I just thought, 'Nothing is worth feeling like this for.' I began to feel like I was a piece of machinery, like I was part of the lighting rig.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

I find that fencing and training give me more stamina and help me deal with the craziness of being on the road so much.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

Anybody auditions for X-Factor it's because they want to be famous, not because they are artists.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

Fly, on your way, like an eagle / Fly as high as the Sun.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

If you really want to annoy me, ask me when I'm going to retire from rock n' roll.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

Apart from death and taxes, the one thing that's certain in this life is that I'll never be a fashion icon.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

I enjoy making solo albums because over the years it's evolved into more of a genuine personal expression of story-telling and day dreams, and I work in a way that has more control.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

My dad always told me, 'I don't care what you do. Just aim to be the best at it. Even if it's the world's best window cleaner.'

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

With the Internet, bands can come and go every five minutes and the music looks disposable.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

King in Crimson is actually an alchemical term. King Crimson is a metaphor for Devil or Satan, but at the same time it's also a metaphor for one of the statures in the purification of man and the purification of mankind soul towards union with God and with Infinite, which is the philosophical aim of alchemists.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

My son is in a band, and he’s a singer, and his vocals … they’re screaming-growling stuff … and he’s got a pretty reasonable voice. Yet he practices really hard to get the screaming-growling thing without losing that voice every five minutes. So I’m, like, “Hats off to you.”

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

I've been to the Reading festival twice before-as a punter, though I stayed backstage in the hospitality tent!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

Nothing lasts forever but the certainty of change

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

Business is just about enabling human beings, nothing more, nothing less. Businesses need to recognize this fundamental fact.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

I guess that the salary that they get when they are working with me is, like, it beats working at McDonalds, so it has got some things going for it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

I'm not going to do any more solo touring.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

There are basically two categories of music: Metal and bullshit.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

A guy called Arthur Brown... was a big influence of mine... and also Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

Iron Maiden is an institution, and I'm delighted that I'm involved in it, but there was a time that I wasn't delighted so I quit.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

Engineering stimulates the mind. Kids get bored easily. They have got to get out and get their hands dirty: make things, dismantle things, fix things. When the schools can offer that, you'll have an engineer for life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

In the days when Glastonbury was an alternative festival, it was quite interesting. Now it is the most bourgeois thing on the planet ... we'll leave the middle classes to do Glastonbury and the rest of the great unwashed will decamp to Knebworth and drink a lot of beer and have fun.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

If heavy metal bands ruled the world, we'd be a lot better off.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

Don't ask me to put up a shelf, but I love engineering.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

We're better than Metallica. We're better musicians, better players. Put it this way, they can try to walk onstage after an Iron Maiden show if they want.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

When you cut human beings down to size, we're really quite simple creatures; food, shelter, warmth, light, heat and you build it up from there really until you finally go Gucci shoes or whatever it is or whatever your consumer desires are. All those desires are ultimately, they're about gratification.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

I'm very good at daydreaming. Ask any of my schoolteachers.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

Well, yeah, sometimes I get a little too creative.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

Life is too short to do the things you don't love doing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

In my naïvety, I thought people who were in rock 'n' roll bands were great artists, and it was a huge shock to the system to realise that they weren't, that they didn't even aspire to be, really. Some of them did, maybe, but some of them, like Samson, were very frightened of the idea.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

I never intended to become a professional pilot. But, as I became more curious about aircraft, and, well, not being John Travolta, I realized that the only way I was ever going to fly a jet is if I got a job.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

A few of these interviews have gone slightly awry, because every now and again there has been the odd conflict of interest between interviews because of the Iron Maiden record, and I am a bit long-winded.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bruce Dickinson

South Wales is a hub of aviation.