Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Teams Up With Filmmaker Sacha Gervasi To Script Story Of Sarajevo Siege Concert

According to Deadline, Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson has joined forces with filmmaker Sacha Gervasi (“Anvil: The Story Of Anvil!”) to write a narrative screenplay focusing on the 1994 show he played in Sarajevo during the Bosnian War as the city was under siege. This news comes after a documentary focusing on the concert was previously released and after Dickinson was officially named an “an honorary citizen of Sarajevo.”

Dickinson commented:

“The few incredible days I spent in Sarajevo with my solo band pre-Christmas in 1994 were some of the most intense of my life. Crafting a story to bring the emotions, madness, tragedy and triumph to the screen is no easy task. My own journey was as a long-haired heavy metal singer driving through firefights into a city that had been under siege longer than Stalingrad. Mine was not, of course, the only journey taken on that day, and afterwards, at home in London, I left behind in Sarajevo travelling companions on the road of life. This movie is actually dedicated to their story, not mine.”

Gervasi added:

“I first met Bruce Dickinson as a 15-year-old Maiden fan in London in 1982. Now, nearly 40 years later, to be co-writing this extraordinarily intense and personal story with Bruce himself is a genuine and unexpected honor. The real story of the kids and local musicians who attended that show is as poignant as it is inspiring. Many of them didn’t make it. As Bruce has already said, we hope this film will be a tribute to them.”

A clip of Dickinson and Gervasi discussing the project on Alex Ferrari’s podcast “Next Level Soul” can also be found over at Deadline.

Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) Announces UK Spoken Word Tour

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson has announced a UK spoken word tour. Tickets will go on sale on April 29 at 10am GMT.

Tour Dates:

08/01 Brighton, UK – Theatre Royal
08/04 Salford, UK – The Lowry
08/05 Bradford, UK – St. George’s Hall
08/08 Nottingham, UK – Theatre Royal
08/09 Birmingham, UK – The Alexandra
08/10 London, UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

The following was said about the shows:

“Split into two parts, the first section of the show sees Bruce taking a humorous and often satirical look at the world from his own very personal perspective, treating the audience to private insights into his drive and ambition, peppered with plenty of Maiden anecdotes, and a myriad of other experiences encompassing not just the giddy heights but also the extreme lows, as told first-hand in his inimitable anarchic style, punctuated with photographs, videos and sometimes even erupting into song a-capella, to illustrate a point.

The final section of the evening is devoted entirely to a Q&A session, with the opportunity to pose questions on any subject whatsoever. As Bruce’s answers will all be completely improvised – the more left-field and quirky the question, the more interesting and compelling the response is likely to be!”

1996 Rehearsal Recordings And Demos From Bruce Dickinson’s “Skunkworks” Surface Online

According to Blabbermouth, Chris Dale, who previously played bass for Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), has uploaded some rare “Skunkworks” rehearsal recordings and demos from 1996. This includes an unreleased song titled “Falling,” one unnamed track, and early versions of various other songs. You can check those out below:

Estranged Wife Of Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Passes Away

Paddy Bowden, the estranged wife of Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson, has sadly passed away. Her body was found in a London home that the couple shared prior to their 2018 split. Dickinson and Bowden got married in 1990 and had three children together including Griffin Dickinson (SHVPES), Austin Dickinson (As Lions, ex-Rise To Remain), and Kia Dickinson. Bruce told The Sun the following:

“This is a terrible tragedy which appears to be a tragic accident. Our children Austin, Griffin and Kia and I are devastated. Out of respect for Paddy we won’t be making any further comment at this hugely difficult and painful time for our family.”

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Becomes Honorary Group Captain In Royal Air Force

According to the Forces Network, Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson has been attested into the UK’s Royal Air Force as an Honorary Group Captain. The singer may compete in fencing at the RAF Championships in May and could attend the Royal Air Force Fencing Open in June. Depending on his performance, he might also be selected to represent the RAF at the Inter Service Championships in July.

Watch Bruce Dickinson Sing An A Capella Version Of “Chemical Wedding” In Lisbon, Portugal

During his December 8 spoken-word event in Libson, Portugal, Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) wrapped things up by singing an a capella version of “Chemical Wedding.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Footage Of Iron Maiden Frontman Bruce Dickinson Performing At 50th Anniversary Celebration For Late Deep Purple Keyboardist Jon Lord’s “Concerto For Group And Orchestra”

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson was among the musicians that performed at the 50th anniversary celebration for late Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord’s “Concerto For Group And Orchestra.” That event took place at Palais Montcalm in Quebec City, QC last night (November 21) and footage from it can be seen below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Announces Fall 2019 European Spoken Word Tour

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson has announced the dates for his “What Does This Button Do? An Evening With Bruce Dickinson” European spoken word tour. Here’s where you can catch him:

10/26 Zagreb, Croatia – Lisinski
10/27 Vienna, Austria – Vienna Stadhalle F
11/02 Budapest, Hungary – Congress Centre
11/04 Athens, Greece – Pallas Theatre
11/13 Oulu, Finland – Madetoja Hall
11/29 Seville, Spain – Cartuja Centre
12/01 Barcelona, Spain – Hotel Catalonia
12/07 Alicante, Spain – Teatro Principal
12/08 Lisbon, Portugal – Alua Magna
12/13 Dublin, Ireland – National Stadium

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Named “Honorary Citizen Of Sarajevo”

The Sarajevo City Council unanimously voted to make Iron Maiden legend Bruce Dickinson a “honorary citizen of Sarajevo.” The singer was recognized due to his willingness to play in Sarajevo back in 1994 during the Bosnian War as the city was under siege. That concert was later documented for the film “Scream For Me Sarajevo.” According to Blabbermouth, as part of the Council’s decision, they said Dickinson “contributed significantly to the development and affirmation of Sarajevo, as well as to the relations among people based on solidarity, democracy and human rights.”

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Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Discusses His 1994 Show In War-Torn Sarajevo

Kerrang! have shared a new five minute video in which Iron Maiden legend Bruce Dickinson discusses the 1994 show he played in Sarajevo during the Bosnian War as the city was under siege. That concert was the focus of Dickinson’s “Scream For Me Sarajevo” documentary, which received a home release last month.