Literally the most interesting man in the world
Bruce Dickinson is assuredly not most men. And his autobiography shows you, in considerable detail, exactly why.
The "Air Raid Siren" has a list of hobbies, pastimes, and achievements that simply boggle the mind. On top of being an effin' legend of a singer, Bruce Dickinson also is or has been, in no particular order:
- A published author
- A highly qualified pilot who has logged thousands of flight hours in many different aircraft
- A collector of rare aircraft
- A professional airline captain
- Very nearly an Olympic-level fencer for Great Britain
- An entrepreneur, several times over- with his own fencing equipment business and an aircraft maintenance outfit
- A motivational/business event speaker
- A longtime broadcast radio presenter
- A TV documentary presenter
- A scriptwriter
- A film actor (in cameo roles)
- A beer connoisseur
- A beer brewer and developer (sort of)
- A prolific songwriter
- A highly accomplished solo artist with several amazing albums to his name
- A proud father of three children who have turned out rather well in their own right
There are not many men, alive or dead, who truly deserve the accolade of "polymath". Paul Bruce Dickinson is one of those who assuredly do.
There in front of us, by the grace of the Lord, was the greatest band ever, performing a song that spoke to us all about brotherhood, honour, loss, grief, and respect- and one that, just two years earlier, might never have happened if the Grim Reaper had claimed the life of a much-beloved man.