Flashback Interview With BRUCE DICKINSON (1996): “We Were Writing Kind Of To A Formula Whether Or Not The Guys In [IRON] MAIDEN Agree With That”

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Bruce Dickinson

In 1996, three years after his departure from Iron Maiden, the legendary vocalist Bruce Dickinson launched the band Skunkworks. Their debut album looked like another solo album on the cover, so Metal Express Radio had to catch up with Bruce during their subsequent tour to address the confusion surrounding whether it’s the band or the album that bears the name Skunkworks.

Amidst the balancing act of creativity, where does the pressure weigh heavier? In an established domain like Iron Maiden or within the realm of a budding band striving to make their mark? And just how involved is Bruce in managing the esteemed Iron Maiden back catalogue? For the answers to all these questions and more, stay tuned!!


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    Stig is the founder and the president of Metal Express Radio, based out of Oslo, Norway. He has been around doing Metal radio since the mid-eighties. In fact, running Metal Express Radio takes almost all of his time. Is it worth it...? "Most times, yes," Stig says. "My philosophy is to try to give all Metal releases a fair chance to get promoted in one way or another. As you can imagine, it can be an arduous task to listen through about 20 albums every week! Still, I know we have the best METAL dedicated radio on this planet, and that is a reward in and of itself. I hope one day the whole Metal community can and will make listening to Metal Express Radio part of their daily rituals! Yeah, right..."

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