He was the successor of the band after Paul Di'anno, left after the "Fear of the Dark" album and Blaze Bailey stepped in and Bruce came back on the 2000 album "Brave New World" and has been there ever since
Before Iron Maiden, he was the singer in a similar band called Samson from 1979 until he joined Iron Maiden two years later. In Samson and previous bands, he went by the name of "Bruce Bruce". He made his recording debut with Iron Maiden on their Number of the Beast album in 1982. During previous years, he was in Styx (1976) (not to be confused with the American band of the same name), then went on to sing for Speed (1977 - 1978). When Speed split up, he joined Shots until the summer of 1979.
Dickinson quit Iron Maiden in 1993 in order to pursue his solo career and was replaced by Blaze Bayley, who had previously been the lead singer of punk-metal band Wolfsbane. Dickinson's solo work ranges from the Alternative Rock sound of 1996's Skunkworks, to the all out Metal style of Accident of Birth. To many, Dickinson was releasing an artistic energy he felt was suppressed by Iron Maiden's strict progressive metal format, which he claimed could not accommodate emotional reflection as evidenced in the lyrics of "Tears of the Dragon." After releasing two traditional metal albums with fo...
2. A man who makes gold records once his pants are on.
3. A man you should never question.
Bruce departed from the band pending a solo career after the release of Fear of the Dark. His first album, Tatooed Millionare didn't recieve much acclaim, but when he partnered with Roy Z and made the album Balls to Picasso. Bruce's albums occasionally featured the guitarists of Maiden including Janick Gers and Adrian Smith. Among the most popular of his solo albums are Balls to Picasso, Accident of Birth, The Chemical Wedding(a pseudo-concept album using many of the works of William Blake, and the recent Tyranny of Souls.
In 2000 Bruce returned to Maiden and recorded Brave New World, and later Dance of Death. Bruce hosts a BBC radio show and flys Boeing charter jets for British Airways. He commonly sports the slog...