IRON MAIDEN Frontman BRUCE DICKINSON Ranked On Nottinghamshire Rich List 2015
June 10, 2016, 2 years ago
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, who'll be flying into East Midlands Airport on Saturday to prepare for the band's headline slot at the Download Festival on Sunday, is worth £75 million, reports Nottingham Post.
The Worksop-born, 57-year-old, is probably best known as the lead singer of one of the world's most successful rock bands, but he is also made his fortune as a businessman, a radio presenter, an international fencer, an author and a brewer.
He's also famously a fully-qualified commercial pilot, and will be captaining Iron Maiden's own Boeing 757, Ed Force One, as it arrives in the region. He was a pilot for the now-defunct UK charter airline Astraeus and even fronted a UK Civil Aviation Authority video on safe aircraft loading.
Take a rare look inside Iron Maiden's Boeing 747 plane Ed Force One, as introduced by the band's lead singer and chairman of Cardiff Aviation, Bruce Dickinson. The following video, courtesy of Wales Online, gives a glimpse of what goes on inside the aircraft, which transports the band around the world on their extensive international tours. It includes footage of Maiden taking off from Vancouver, Canada, and flying to Everett, Washington, with Bruce, a certified 747 pilot, at the helm.
Iron Maiden recently released an official live video for The Book Of Souls album track, “Death Or Glory”, performed live on the band’s The Book Of Souls World Tour. Check out the new clip below:
Iron Maiden's next show is this tonight, Friday, June 10th at Dowload Festival in Paris, France. Dates for The Book Of Souls World Tour can be found here (with ticket links).