|Bruce Dickinson Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||August 7, 1958|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Bruce Dickinson is an English singer, songwriter, and actor who is best known for being the lead singer of the heavy metal band, Iron Maiden, with which he has worked on a number of musical projects including Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, No Prayer for the Dying, The Number of the Beast, Somewhere in Time, The Book of Souls, Powerslave, A Matter of Life and Death, Fear of the Dark, and The Final Frontier. In addition to that, he has also worked as a solo artist and has released albums like The Chemical Wedding, Skunkworks, Tyranny of Souls, Tattooed Millionaire, and Balls to Picasso.
Paul Bruce Dickinson
Bruce, Bruce-Bruce, The Air Raid Siren
Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Bruce Dickinson studied at King Edward VII School located in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, as well as at Oundle School in Northamptonshire. He has also attended the University of London.
Singer, Songwriter, Actor
- Father – Bruce Dickinson (Mechanic in the British Army)
- Mother – Sonia (Worked part-time in a shoe shop)
- Sibling – Helena Stormanns (Younger Sister) (Show Jumper)
- Others – Maurice Dickinson (Paternal Grandfather), Ethel May Chandlen (Paternal Grandmother), Austin Hartley (Maternal Grandfather), Lily May Booker (Maternal Grandmother)
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Tambourine, Drums
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
68 kg or 150 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Bruce Dickinson has dated –
- Erica “Jane” Barnett (1982-1987) – In 1982, he started dating Erica “Jane” Barnett and the duo eventually got married in 1984. However, they divorced in 1987 following a few years of marriage.
- Alycen Rowse (1987) – It was RUMORed that he had a fling with Alycen Rowse in 1987.
- Patrice “Paddy” Bowden (1990-2018) – Bruce and his 2nd wife psychotherapist Patrice “Paddy” Bowden were together for almost 30 years. They were blessed with 3 children – sons Austin Dickinson (b. 1990) and Griffin Dickinson (b. 1992) and daughter Kia Michelle Dickinson (b. 1994). After their separation, Bowden died in an accident at her home in May 2020.
- Leana Dolci (2018-Present) – In 2018, he started going out with French personality Leana Dolci and they have also lived together in Paris.
Race / Ethnicity
Dickinson is of English descent.
Salt and Pepper
- High pitched singing voice (the reason behind his nickname “The Air Raid Siren”)
- Song-specific trademarks such as holding a Union Jack and wearing a 19th-century British cavalry uniform for “The Trooper”
- Saying “Scream for Me” in concerts to the audience
Bruce Dickinson Facts
- On May 8, 1990, he released his debut solo album, Tattooed Millionaire, which was ranked at number #100 on the Billboard 200 (US) chart.
- His musical influences include Arthur Brown, Peter Hammill of Van der Graaf Generator, Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, and Ian Gillan of Deep Purple.
- Bruce Dickinson described himself as a conservative and a eurosceptic in an interview with Sarah Montague for BBC’s HARDtalk in 2012.
- After a cancerous tumor was found at the back of his tongue, he underwent 7 weeks of chemotherapy and radiation therapy in 2015.
- He has authored the book titled The Adventures of Lord Iffy Boatrace.
- Dickinson enjoys professional fencing.
- He has collaborated with Robinsons Brewery in Stockport to create Trooper, a 4.8% cask/4.7% bottled ale.
Featured Image by United States Air Force / U.S. Federal Government / Public Domain