Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson spoke in an interview with Eddie Trunk during the recent episode of his podcast called “Trunk Nation”.

He mentioned about his recent book, and revealed the little-known truth about that. He said:

“It is what people say when they get into an airplane cockpit or they get into a flight simulator or whatever, and the first thing, like, people have never been in one before, they go, ‘What all these buttons do?’, you know. And so pilots always make a joke out of it, like, you know, ‘I don’t know, let’s see, hmm, what does this button do?’.

And I thought that was kind of a metaphor for my life because, basically, I’ve lived my life by the philosophy of, ‘Oh, I wonder what happens if I do this,’ you know. In a bizarre way, the book almost looks like there was an intention behind everything, but actually, it’s kind of random.”

He also talked about the reason of why he wrote a book. He said:

“The last time I was here, I’ve just gotten over this whole, like, throat-cancer thing. So I was on the big tour to talk about the new album and basically – not to be too dark about it – to persuade people that I was not checking out, you know.

So, that seemed to me to be a good end point for a book. Not that I’m thinking of ending anything, but you know, the whole cancer thing struck me as being a good way to end a book and a good way to start the rest of your life.

I know that sport-stars write autobiographies when they’re 25, and then subsequently when they’re 26 and then when they’re 27 and then whenever they develop some new life skill or do a reality show.

I didn’t want to do that, I thought that, ‘Well, let’s just do one,’ and this kind of provoked it, the whole thing about the throat cancer scare. I thought, ‘I should probably get on with this. You never know, just in case.’ So, that’s why now.”

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