Iron Maiden lead singer since 1981, Bruce Dickinson, was recently interviewed by BBC’s ‘The Rock Show With Johnnie Walker’ this week and revealed his Rock God while celebrating the 100th episode of Radio 2 Rock Show podcast.
As you might already know, after fronting Samson for two years from 1979 to 1981, Bruce joined Iron Maiden in 1982 and became one of the most successful vocalists of the century. He contributed to more than 10 studio albums with Iron Maiden, 4 albums with Samson and as a solo musician, he released 6 different records including ‘Tyranny of Souls’ and ‘Accident Of Birth.’
In his latest interview with BBC, Bruce talked about meeting his ‘Rock God’ Ian Gillan of Deep Purple and shared the story of how he felt a sudden urge to vomit after he got great compliments from Ian in the recording session of his album.
Here is Bruce’s statement:
“So there I was as a young spotty teenager — just a teenager, I should hasten to add — and there was this noise coming through somebody’s door. And I opened it, and I [went], ‘What on earth is that?’ And it was ‘Speed King’ by Deep Purple off ‘Deep Purple In Rock’. And that was what got me started. Having said all that, I met Ian Gillan. Not only did I meet him, I actually went on tour with him when I was in a band called Samson.”
“I’m in a studio. We’ve done an album in Ian Gillan’s studio. We’ve all been at the pub and had a few pints. In walks my god Ian Gillan and goes, ‘Hey, what a great vocalist. Who’s the singer?’ At that moment, I felt the sudden urge to vomit.
I ran out of the room, puked up for about 45 minutes in the toilet when in comes my idol, kicks the door, and goes, ‘C’mon, mate. Out you come. Let’s get you wiped down with a towel.‘ He put me in a taxi and sent me home. I’ve never forgotten that, and he’s never let me forget it either.”
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