Bruce Dickinson Shares The Difference Between Ann Wilson And Janis Joplin
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson was asked about his favorite female vocalist of all time during the Q&A session of his spoken word tour. According to the singer, the first person that came to his mind was Ann Wilson, although she doesn’t have the same notoriety as Janis Joplin.
Dickinson recently embarked on his spoken-word U.S. tour, which includes him speaking about his life, being a rock star, and more. The musician had previously opened up about his tour, saying that he doesn’t use a script on stage. Instead, he reflects on his personal life and experiences as a musician, a pilot, and a person.
During one of his shows on January 27, at Riffe Center Theatre Complex in Columbus, Ohio, Bruce Dickinson was asked about his favorite female singer of all time. While many would name musicians with the classic rockstar appeal, the Iron Maiden frontman came with Heart lead singer Ann Wilson.
According to Dickinson, Wilson doesn’t have the same reputation as other female rockers, such as Janis Joplin. However, she has a great voice as a folk singer and a metal singer, thanks to her flawless technique. Bruce Dickinson ended his words by saying that the Heart frontwoman is just amazing.
About his favorite female singer, Dickinson said:
“The one that rolls off the tip of my tongue is Ann Wilson from Heart. Although she didn’t have the kind of — not charisma; notoriety or whatever of somebody like a Janis Joplin, an equally great voice, and things like that, she’s just a complete all-arounder. They have the most amazing voice… A beautiful folk singer, fantastic metal singer with a lovely edge to it, flawless technique. Honestly, not worthy. Amazing.”
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