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Early Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr dead at 56

NEW YORK, March 13 (UPI) -- London-born Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr has died from health complications due to multiple sclerosis, his family said Wednesday. He was 56.

Dickinson flying high since Iron Maiden

LONDON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson says he is enjoying his new career as a pilot, even managing to help a group of stranded passengers reach Egypt.

Iron Maiden manager berates Ozzfest

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Iron Maiden's manager says he knows who sabotaged the band's Ozzfest finale in San Bernadino, Calif., during the weekend.

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Terrapin will kick off its 2003 Summer Concert Series with Summit On the Hudson Festival, slated for May 31 and June 1 at the majestic Croton Point Park in Westchester County, N.Y.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

(Aug. 7)
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

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By United Press International

Paul Bruce Dickinson (born 7 August 1958) is an English singer, airline pilot, fencer, broadcaster, author, director, screenwriter, actor, marketing director, entrepreneur and songwriter best known as the vocalist of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden.

Dickinson performed for some local bands including Styx (not the American band of the same name) in 1976, Speed, (1977–1978), and Shots in early 1979. He then joined hard rock band Samson later in 1979, where he gained some popularity. In this band he went by the name of "Bruce Bruce." He left Samson in 1981, citing musical differences. Shortly afterwards, in 1981, Dickinson was hired as Iron Maiden's new vocalist, replacing Paul Dianno, and debuting for that band with the 1982 album The Number of the Beast. During his time in that band, they issued a series of high impact releases, resulting in Dickinson gaining worldwide fame, and becoming one of the most acclaimed heavy metal vocalists of all time.

Dickinson quit Iron Maiden in 1993 in order to pursue his solo career, being replaced by Blaze Bayley. Dickinson's solo work ranged across a wide variety of heavy metal and rock styles. Dickinson rejoined Maiden in 1999 along with guitarist Adrian Smith. Since then, Dickinson has only released one more solo album, Tyranny of Souls. He is the older cousin of Rob Dickinson, lead singer of British alternative rock band Catherine Wheel.

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