Just as the “Book of Souls” begins to close, a brand new book begins to open in the life of Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson. The legendary vocalist, pilot, brewmaster, and cancer survivor is putting it all on the page in his upcoming memoirs, “What Does This Button Do?” Despite being notoriously private about his personal life in the past, Dickinson is finally giving us an inside look into his thirty-year career with Maiden, exploring his dreams, what it’s like to fly jumbo jets and his recent bout with tongue cancer. In the past, Dickinson has always played his cards very close to the chest, keeping much of his personal life out many of the interviews he’s done.

Now, it seems the frontman is ready to open up and let fans and critics alike get an inside look at the cards he’s been holding for so long.

A history of metal with Maiden

Iron Maiden have been thrashing the masses since 1975 and achieved international success as one of the most iconic metal bands on the planet. Iron Maiden is considered one of the pioneers in the British new wave of heavy metal for their early success in the 1980s. Over the course of their career, Iron Maiden have melted faces across the globe and racked up awards for their efforts. The band has earned several U.S and UK platinum and gold certified albums, including “The Number of the Beast,” “Powerslave,” and “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.

The band recently concluded their “Book of Souls” tour in support of their eponymously titled album. The album was the band’s first in five years and the tour sold out at stops around the world. Fan from around the world got a chance to witness the spectacle that is an Iron Maiden for the first time in what felt like ages and the response and reviews from the tour have been phenomenal.

Now, as the tour winds to a close, Dickinson is preparing to release his memoirs and embark on an international book tour this Fall. He will be striking out on his own to introduce fans to the man behind the microphone.

The Book of Bruce

According to the press release, Dickinson wrote “What Does This Button Do?” long-hand instead of using a computer or even typewriter and using seven A4 notebooks in the process.

“What Does This Button Do?” is the story of a man who has led a fascinating life, to say the least. It is sure to be a recollection of road tales, personal struggle, and triumph, and an unprecedented glimpse into one of rock’s most interesting legends.

What Does This Button Do? is set for release October 31 via Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing.

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