Bruce Dickinson Bruce Dickinson is best known as frontman for the multi-million selling giants of heavy metal, Iron Maiden. This book presents his story through exclusive interviews with those who know him best: from his formative days to all his time in Maiden, through his solo years. Full description
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Broché: 240 pages
Editeur : Independent Music Press; Édition : 1st Paperback Edition (7 juin 2007)
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5.0 étoiles sur 5The story of the NWOBHM Vocal God!!!14 septembre 2009
Par D. SCHROEDER - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Excellent read, about the living legend Bruce (Bruce) Dickinson. The voice that gave birth to thousands of imitators but no duplicators. Joe Shooman's book does a wonderful job of covering the life and times of Dickinson and even if you're a hardcore fan there's going to be something scattered through the many pages that will make you say "I didn't know that". Even if you do know it all (which I doubt) it's still a great bio which pulls from so many sources and voices to help tell the story of one of the most down to earth icons that has graced the music world.
From Bruce's singing days pre Samson, with Samson, Iron Maiden, his illustrious solo career, side projects, and his return back into Maiden, Shooman covers all the bases and then some. His busy personal life, hobbies, interests, ideas, you name, you'll read about.
As a fan from the first time I heard the "Air raid siren" voice, I've certainly amassed an impressive collection of all things Dickinson, and this bio is now among the treasure collection.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Love this Man!!2 novembre 2007
Par P. Oshel - Publié sur Amazon.com
This is a must for any Iron Maiden fan. Bruce is a very intelligent man & seems to have no plan to slow down any time soon which is great for the world. I enjoyed reading this book and will read it over to make sure I have not missed anything. Up the Irons!!
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1.0 étoiles sur 5Like reading a farmers almanac19 octobre 2010
Par Lars - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I have read dozens of bio's on musicians. For the most part all are entertaining and personal. This book I struggled to get through the first chapter. Read like a minute by minute timeline. A book of facts and listings. Nothing creative or imaginative.
Yes the author did his research, but the book is like reading a Wikipedia entry.
Maybe I will try reading it again but as of now it's a very boring book with no personality in it.
Looking at the cover one would think it was written or a least authorised by Bruce. But this is neither.
Should have know by the first chapter on world wars and politics. What's that have to do with Bruce? Yes he may have been born around that time but 4 pages on it?
Last time I buy a Unofficial and Unauthorised bio.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Maiden England!18 septembre 2010
Par Krusher - Publié sur Amazon.com
Good book, very well written and well researched. As an American I find the "English" nature of this book a little difficult to fully understand, but not really. By that I mean the English have a different sense of humor and wit than us Americans, a much drier humor, and a droll wit. It makes a few phrases hard to comprehend, but nothing too much that takes away from the overall read.
If you are an Iron Maiden fanatic, especially a Bruce fanatic, this book is for you. It goes into great detail of his time in Samson and his time as a solo artist after Bruce left Maiden, and the flaws that led to the failure of some of the albums recorded by both.
Overall I found it to be an interesting read, filling in many of the questions and gaps I had about the whole history of Iron Maiden. It also shows what a truly energetic and passionate man Bruce is, not only about music but about his other pursuits like fencing, writing and flying. I highly recommend it to any heavy metal fans.
3.0 étoiles sur 5Author clearly an enthusiastic fan...24 février 2014
Par M. Fonseca - Publié sur Amazon.com
This is an unofficial biography so, of course, there is absolutely no interview or quote made by Bruce or the guys from Maiden specifically for this book.
However, there are direct interviews by producers and musicians who were at sometims closely realted to Dickinson, like Chris Tsangarides, Kevin Olsen, drummer Thunderstick, and the musicians from the Skunkworks period.
The thing that annoyed me sometimes during the reading of the book, is the fact that the writer is clearly an unapologetic fan of all things Bruce and Maiden, no quarter given or taken. Other than pissing at some people's meal while a boy in school, it seems that the author is sure that Bruce was a role model for his whole life...
The book also does not mention at all why Dickinson started taking flying lessons, what was the desire and motivation behind it. And, of course, the book says that Janick Gers is a very talented and majestic guitarist...