Summer’s over and now its time to start building your Fall reading list and lucky for the Metalheads of the world, there is a brand new release coming at us care of Harper Collins Publishing and Iron Maiden’s own Bruce Dickinson. Check out some press about the book and some special appearances for it.
The Press Release:
A long-awaited memoir from the larger-than-life, multifaceted lead vocalist of Iron Maiden, one of the most successful, influential and enduring rock bands ever.
Pioneers of Britain’s nascent Rock & Metal scene back in the late 1970s, Iron Maiden smashed its way to the top, thanks in no small part to the high-octane performances, operatic singing style, and stage presence of its second, but twice-longest-serving, lead singer, Bruce Dickinson. As Iron Maiden’s front man—first from 1981 to 1993, and then from 1999 to the present—Dickinson has been, and remains, a man of legend.
But OTT front man is just one of the many hats Bruce wears. In addition to being one of the world’s most storied and well-respected singers and songwriters, he is an airline captain, aviation entrepreneur, motivational speaker, beer brewer, novelist, radio presenter, and film scriptwriter. He has also competed as a world-class level fencer. Often credited as a genuine polymath Bruce, in his own words (and handwritten script in the first instance!), sets forth many personal observations guaranteed to inspire curious souls and hard-core fans alike.
Dickinson turns his unbridled creativity, passion, and anarchic humour to reveal some fascinating stories from his life, including his thirty years with Maiden, his solo career, his childhood within the eccentric British school system, his early bands, fatherhood and family, and his recent battle with cancer.
Bold, honest, intelligent and very funny, his memoir is an up-close look inside the life, heart, and mind of one of the most unique and interesting men in the world; a true icon of rock.
The Tour Dates:
October 30 – Huntington, NY @ Book Revue | 7:00 pm – http://bookrevue.com
October 31 – New York City @ Hudson Union Society | 12:00 pm – http://www.hudsonunionsociety.com
October 31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar, Hosted by WORD Bookstore | 7:30 pm – http://www.wordbookstores.com
November 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater, Hosted by Book Soup | 7:00 pm – http://www.booksoup.com
November 2 – Menlo Park, CA @ Kepler’s Books | 7:30 pm – http://www.keplers.com
November 3 – New York City @ Gramercy Theatre, Hosted the Strand Bookstore | 6: 00 pm – http://www.strandbooks.com
November 4 – Ridgewood, NJ @ Bookends Bookstore | 1:00 pm – http://www.book-ends.com
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: As an avid reader, I just love a good memoir and since I am a HUGE fan of Iron Maiden, this tome is a no-brainer for my reading pile. As you can see, there are three places in NYC alone for this book tour and I hope for his fans sake that he adds to them so everyone can get a chance to get a signed book. Some of these events are ticketed but in the price of that you will get a book and it’s a guaranteed chance to get it signed. Some other spaces will be a bracelet that is going to be in limited quantities or until supplies run out. If you can’t make any of these events you should still contact some of these retailers as they often have signed copies available for purchase after an event ends. My friend and I once found a signed Alice Cooper Band biography in The Strand long after the author’s signing event had passed so you never know. I am really looking forward to this book and wonder what you readers think about it. Chime in down in the comments to let us know your opinion.