IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson recently discussed his upcoming solo album, saying he is “very proud” of the project thus far
During the question-and-answer portion of Dickinson’s January 19 spoken-word appearance in Helsinki, Finland, Bruce was asked when he will be releasing his long-awaited solo album. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Soon. Obviously, there’s gonna be a MAIDEN tour in between me finishing the album and then you hearing it later. I won’t tell you when. It’ll be a surprise. Not really. But there’s been a lot of things around this particular record; it’s been a long time.”
He continued: “The record itself is, I think… I’m very proud of it. I think it’s gonna be quite special. I think you’ll really dig it. There’s some other stuff that I’m doing around it that’s hopefully gonna be quite interesting as well. So I’ve got a lot of things I’m gonna be doing and be busy doing this year preparing it all. That’s all I can tell you at the moment. And there will be a tour. And we will be coming, I hope, to Helsinki.”
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Bruce previously discussed his upcoming solo effort with Consequence last March, saying: “I’ve been working on it, on and off, since [2005’s] ‘Tyranny Of Souls‘. But between lockdowns and albums and MAIDEN tours and everything else, I’m looking for a clear space to actually nail and say, ‘Okay, this is what it’s gonna be,’ and get [Bruce’s longtime collaborator Roy [‘Z’ Ramirez] to put some backing tracks down. And then we can do it. So we’re at the point now where we’ve already got — I don’t know — anywhere between 50 and 70 percent of the material for the album, depend[ing] on what we pick, from things we’ve already got. And I think we’d like to tweak it a little bit.”