Metal Meltdown recently caught up with vocalist Henning Basse (ULI JON ROTH, SONS OF SEASONS, ex-METALIUM) to discuss a variety of subjects, including an aborted audition for SAVATAGE. During the interview Basse commented on meeting up with IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson in Los Angeles while on tour with Roth:
Basse: "Uli told me of course before, 'There might be a chance that Bruce Dickinson is coming up, and we have to jam with him, and you will be on stage with him singing his background vocals.' We wanted to do 'Mistreated' and 'Black Night,' and even maybe if he's in the mood for 'Run To The Hills'. So we were jamming that 'Run To The Hills' song the night before. It didn't work out, because he was working with Roy Z the whole day doing this solo record, and there wasn't any chance for him to sing live. I woke up, and I heard this really strong British accent in the back of the bus, so I came in and he was sitting there. He was really a gentleman, really down to earth, and we were chatting a bit and having a couple pictures."
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Watch for updates on Dickinson's current plans in the coming weeks.
On March 19th, Dickinson attended the TeliaSonera Connect2Business 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden as the event's keynote speaker. A short clip of Dickinson's speech can be veiwed below:
As previously reported, Dickinson has scheduled a speaking engagement for Monday, June 3rd at Humber Business Week in Hull, England. According to Hull Daily Mail, the serial entrepreneur will share his philosophies of business and enterprise with guests at the Humber Business Luncheon at the KC Stadium.
Organised by East Yorkshire and the Humber IoD, Bruce will give guests an insight into how he manages to combine diverse business and personal interests across sectors and continents.
IoD chairman Richard Tuplin said: "The Humber Luncheon is one of the highlights of our events calendar – we always aim to secure high-profile speakers and this year is no exception.Bruce Dickinson is the lead singer of one of the world's greatest rock bands, a commercial pilot, business angel, entrepreneur and creative business thinker. With his captivating style and humour he is sure to entertain and motivate."
Dickinson was a speaker at the Harstadkonferansen (Harstad Conference) on January 25th in Harstad, Norway. He talked about projects in entrepreneurship, creativity, and the parallels between his music and career in business. Video footage from the event can be seen below: