Bruce Dickinson (born Paul Bruce Dickinson, August 7, 1958 in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England) is the lead singer in the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. According to All Music Guide he was the most acclaimed and instantly recognizable vocalist to emerge from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement of the early-'80s.
Before Iron Maiden he was the singer in a similar band called Samson from 1979 until he joined Iron Maiden two years later. He made his recording debut with Iron Maiden on their Number of the Beast album in 1982. During previous years, he was in Styx (1976) (not to be confused with the American band of the same name), then went on to sing for Speed (1977 - 1978). When Speed split up, he joined Shots until the summer of 1979.
Bruce quit Iron Maiden in 1993 in order to pursue his solo career, but rejoined the band in 1999 along with guitarist Adrian Smith. Both are still in the band to date.
Other interests include literature, writing, fencing (at which he is considered expert), train technology and flying Boeing 757 charter jets for the UK charter airline Astraeus (which Iceland Express leases planes from)...