Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson: Singer, Pilot and now Doctor
Dickinson has some familiarity with the University and vice versa: he earned a degree in history there back in 1979.
Turns out young Bruce was using college as a way to buy time while he pursued his real passion: music. While his parents wanted to see him in the army, Bruce told them that he wanted to get a degree first. "That was what they wanted to hear so that was my cover story," he later explained. "When I got down there, I started immediately finding and playing in bands."
Beyond his skills as a musician and song-writer, Dickinson is also an author, film script writer and TV broadcaster, a champion fencer, entrepreneur and commercial airline pilot. Bruce currently flies Maiden around the world in the band's customized Boeing 757 called Ed Force One. more on this story
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