One of the biggest disappointments in my life was that before his passing, we never got to see a legitimate autobiography from Ronnie James Dio.  When Dio passed, my thoughts were, I hope that Alice Cooper, Rob Halford, and Bruce Dickinson are getting to work on their stories because as we have been so many times shown, you don’t live forever.

I was absolutely ecstatic when I received an official press release announcing that Bruce Dickinson’s autobiography will be released and we will finally, after all these years, get to know more about the man that has been such a huge part of my life for over 30 years.  What Does This Button Do?  Will tell us all that we have ever wanted to know plus so much more than we ever knew we wanted to know I’m sure:


One of the world’s most storied musicians, Bruce Dickinson has been the band’s internationally acclaimed lead singer for more than 30 years, and quite aside from the decades spent delivering high octane  performances  with  his  larger than life  persona,  Bruce  has  lived  an  extraordinary  off stage existence too.

A true polymath, Bruce is, or has been, an airline pilot and captain, an aviation entrepreneur, a beer brewer,  motivational  speaker,  film  scriptwriter,  twice published  novelist,  radio  presenter,  TV  actor and a world class fencer.

Over the last couple of years, and throughout Iron Maiden’s The Book Of Souls World Tour, which has covered 39 countries and 117 shows since February 2016, Bruce has turned his unbridled creativity to writing his memoirs, longhand (in seven A4 notebooks no less).

In What Does This Button Do?, Bruce (a  man  who  famously never  gives  interviews  about  his  personal  life)  shares, for  the  first  time, the most  fascinating  recollections, including  his  thirty  years  with Maiden,  the  early  days,  his  childhood within the eccentric British school system, going solo, realizing his dream of flying jumbo jets and his recent battle with tongue cancer.

Bruce Dickinson is so much more than the frontman of one of the biggest bands on the planet. A rock icon, a true renaissance man, Bruce has been, and remains, a man of legend. Bold, honest, intelligent and very entertaining,

What Does This Button Do? is the long awaited window into the life, heart and mind of one of our most adventurous and multifaceted sons.

The first print run of the UK hardback will have black sprayed edges and will be available to pre order ahead of publication.

The global publication on 19th October will be accompanied with a commensurate international book tour.  More  details  to  come  soon  on including  dates  for  markets publishing local language translations.


About Don de Leaumont

Don (aka. The Brainfart) has been a heavy metal fan since hearing it for the first time in 1983. Don is also repsonsible for all of the typos, shitty grammar, and kick ass content on this site. Don likes cheap beer, whiskey, Coca Cola Icees, going to shows, and hanging with his kick ass wife, two cats and dog. He originally wanted to name his dog Shandi but his wife said, "No fucking way."

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