Bruce Dickinson To Release His Memoir, “What Does This Button Do?”, In October

If there’s anyone who has some stories to tell, it is Bruce Dickinson. Apart from being the legendary vocalist of Iron Maiden, Bruce is, or has been, an airline pilot and captain, beer brewer, film scriptwriter, twice-published novelist, actor, world-class fencer, and more throughout his life, and now his story will finally be told in his long awaited memoir. What Does This Button Do?” will be released on October 19th via HarperNonFiction, and it’s going to be quite the read.

Here’s the official synopsis: “In “What Does This Button Do?”, Bruce (a man who famously never gives interviews about his personal life) shares, for the first time, the most fascinating recollections, including his thirty years with Iron Maiden, the early days, his childhood within the eccentric British school system, going solo, realising his dream of flying jumbo jets and his recent battle with tongue cancer. Dickinson is so much more than the frontman of one of the biggest bands on the planet. A rock icon, a true renaissance man, Bruce has been, and remains, a man of legend.

Bruce said this on the memoir: “It was flattering to be approached to write a book about my experiences and it seems an appropriate time to do this.

Publishing director Jack Fogg added: “There’s no one like Bruce. Which other rock musician can fly a 747, or fence at an international level? He’s a total one-off; engaging, funny, warm, self-deprecating — a British eccentric in its very best form. His book will be outstanding and I am so delighted we get to publish it and work with him.

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