Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Reflects On His Retirement Plans
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson shared his ideas about a possible retirement in the future during his recent appearance on the Break It Down Show with Pete A Turner. Also, the famous musician revealed his way of looking to stop creating, performing, and working on other projects.
Dickinson has pursued a very prolific and successful career as a professional musician for decades, starting with Samson, a British new wave heavy metal band. However, the highest popularity came when he became Iron Maiden’s lead singer replacing Paul Di’Anno in 1981. His first and the band’s third album, entitled ‘The Number of the Beast,’ drew significant attention, and many fans appreciated Dickinson’s vocal performance.
Even though he left the band in 1993 to focus on his solo career, Dickinson decided to return a few years later. Since then, they have been creating and playing together. Iron Maiden released their latest record, ‘Senjutsu’ on September 3, 2021, and they will continue their The Legacy of the Beast World Tour on May 22, 2022, in Zagreb. Along with his career in the band, Dickinson’s solo works became very popular, and his fans enjoyed his latest spoken word events very much.
Therefore, it’s not surprising that a productive and passionate person like the Iron Maiden frontman didn’t have a positive perspective toward retirement. According to Dickinson, if a rocker loves making music and the works are still good, none of them shouldn’t end their careers. The singer defied retiring as giving up when there were many projects he could do, and Dickinson added that ‘Senjustsu’ gave them a new approach to music and life.
In his interview, Dickinson said:
“The new album we’ve done. I’ll say it’s new, it’s a couple of years old, but ‘Senjutsu’ has loads of that stuff. Of course, it’s given us this huge artistic new lease of life. The ability to do that, along with the other stuff that we’ve got as well, is brilliant. I’m firmly in the belief people say, ‘When are you going to retire?’ It’s you, nuts, as long as you can. If you are still doing it and doing good stuff, what’s retirement? That’s just giving up.“
You can check out the interview and listen to ‘Senjutsu’ below.