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brockenspectre
29th May 2012, 01:02
Hi all

Just caught the tailend of our favourite Proon singer being interviewed on BBC News (Hard Talk)... it is available on BBC iPlayer here:

BBC iPlayer - Hardtalk: Bruce Dickinson - Singer, Iron Maiden (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00s5p42/Hardtalk_Bruce_Dickinson_Singer_Iron_Maiden/)

Iron Maiden is one of the most successful heavy metal bands ever.

They have sold more than 80 million albums and are renowned for their live shows - tickets for which they say sell faster now than at any point in their 30 years as a band.

Sarah Montague speaks to the band's lead singer, Bruce Dickinson, the only member of the band who has lopped off the long, 'hard rocking' hair.

And that is because of his dual life.

For when he is not on stage performing in front of thousands he can often be found in a cockpit.

He is a commercial pilot who has now set up his own aviation business.

So how can you mix the hard rock lifestyle of a metal-head with the clean living required of a pilot and entrepreneur? :ok:

Loose rivets
29th May 2012, 05:03
Yey, Skipper.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v703/walnaze/PpruNe/bruce-dickinson.jpg

redsnail
29th May 2012, 11:59
I might send that pic to our uniform committee. :ok:

Loose rivets
29th May 2012, 20:50
I don't know why pop stars have to point. Must be something genetic.


Mick Jagger leaped about in front of the President here on one of the in-house entertainment nights. They usually have some real talent, but Mick just charged up and down making shouty noises and pointing. Dunno what at...just staring wildly at something and stabbing his finger at it.

G-CPTN
29th May 2012, 21:10
Mick just charged up and down making shouty noises and pointing. That's what he seemed to do most of the time - strutting his stuff . . .

gingernut
29th May 2012, 22:03
Once saw this film of him & the guy's travelling to far out places on a boeing, singing devil songs to all their fans.

Think he flew the tour bus, got the film at me'van so shall report back after forthcomin' surfin' trip.:)

ShyTorque
30th May 2012, 00:00
Hi all

Just caught the tailend of our favourite Proon singer

Sounds painful for him... :eek:

I thought Whirlygig was our favourite PPRuNe singer? ;)

birrddog
30th May 2012, 03:12
Shy, would that not be, favourite banjo player?

B Fraser
30th May 2012, 08:47
Nobody mention the accordion !

MagnusP
30th May 2012, 09:00
Don't diss the Laird of Auchtermuchty, the splendid Jimmy Shand.

Alloa Akbar
30th May 2012, 09:07
I know a song.. Can I be Pprune's favourite non-singer..?? :p

She's small, she's bright
she plays banjo every night
whirlygig, whirlygig

she'll play
she'll sing
she flies a rotor wing
whirlygig whirlygig

So Near, So far
she canny park a car
whirlygig whirlygig

B Fraser
30th May 2012, 09:18
With a banjo
A folk song axe
She'll file your income tax
Whirlygig Whirlygig

With her finger
In her ear
She'll down a pint of beer
Whirlygig Whirlygig

Whirly's super
Whirly's great
She's my singing flying mate
Whirlygig Whirlygig

B Fraser
30th May 2012, 09:59
With huge apologies the The Who and to the tune of Squeeze Box. The good lady in question will probably beat the crap out of me.


Whirly's got a squeeze box
She wears on her chest
She flys and counts beans
She never gets no rest

'Cause she's playing all night
And the music's all right
Whirly's got a squeeze box
Berkshire never sleeps at night

Well the pilots don’t eat
And the dog can't sleep
She’s building crazy spreadsheets
So her figures are neat

'Cause she's playing all night
And the music's all right
Whirly's got a squeeze box
Berkshire never sleeps at night

She hovers up and down and up and down and up and down and up and down

'Cause she won’t stop squawking
When she’s hovering and talking
Whirly's got a squeeze box
Berkshire never sleeps at night

She goes, file me, come on and file me
Come on and file me like you do
To the Inland Revenue
Whirly's got a squeeze box
Berkshire never sleeps at night

She hovers up and down and up and down and up and down and up and down

'Cause in IFR flight
Our mate Whirly’s all right
Whirly's got a squeeze box
Berkshire never sleeps at night

Alloa Akbar
30th May 2012, 10:07
The peoples poet strikes again..

ps- Beef is dead, from a banjo round the head, whirlygig... ;)

Tankertrashnav
30th May 2012, 10:26
I don't know why pop stars have to point. Must be something genetic.



Now much copied by US politicians. Watch Mitt Romney enter a convention and on his way to the podium he will invariably point at an indeterminate point in the crowd, smile and wave. The idea of course is to show that he actually knows someone in Hicksville, Iowa (or wherever) which is pointless as everyone knows it's a fake.

Oh and what's this silly holding up a finger each time each time Stuart Broad takes a wicket? That's the umpire's job :*

Sorry for the thread drift but I've never heard of Bruce Dickinson :O

btw B Fraser - Berkshire?

MagnusP
30th May 2012, 10:30
Ah, Squeeze Box and Cherry Gillespie dancing solo to it on TOTP. Sigh.

Alloa Akbar
30th May 2012, 10:38
Pointy fingers.. Don't get me started on Sebastian Vettel..

B Fraser
30th May 2012, 10:46
TTN, Berkshire indeed and close to a source of NAAFI tea.

MagnusP, The thought of Cherry Gillespie and her Squeeze Box. :\

MagnusP
30th May 2012, 10:55
It WAS about an accordian, wasn't it? . . . . :E

Whirlygig
30th May 2012, 12:46
Once I'd picked mesel' up from the floor from laughing, I have managed to garner all my strength to wallop Beef and Alloa severely with diverse, heavy (and now out of tune) musical instruments. :ok: :}

Cheers

Whirls

gingernut
30th May 2012, 22:59
always had the utmost respect for Ronny'Maiden, but had a nagging feeling that they could have gone further if they'd included such classics as I am a cider drinker in their repertoire.

If he's ever passing EGDG, I'd be more than happy for him to support me and Adam...

tee hee, sh*t sunbathing weather this weekend, but surfs up dudes !! Don't you jost love low pressure systems and all the lines together on the weather maps :)

Dave & Adam Singing! Watergate Bay - YouTube

Loose rivets
31st May 2012, 07:06
Me:

"I don't know why pop stars have to point. Must be something genetic."



Tank:

Now much copied by US politicians. Watch Mitt Romney enter a convention and on his way to the podium he will invariably point at an indeterminate point in the crowd, smile and wave. The idea of course is to show that he actually knows someone in Hicksville, Iowa (or wherever) which is pointless


But . . . but, you just said he was pointing, Tank.