Iron Maiden Now Fronted By Doctor

Bruce Dickinson has been awarded a doctorate by his old university.

Iron Maiden Now Fronted By Doctor
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Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson - or rather, Dr Bruce Dickinson - has received an Honorary Doctorate of Music degree from Queen Mary University in London on Tuesday, to honor his contribution to the music industry. It is not the first fling Dickinson has had with the university who awarded him the degree, as he first studied there in 1979 on a history course - in order to please his parents while he found other musicians to start a band with. "That was what [my parents] wanted to hear so that was my cover story," he said. "When I got down there, I started immediately finding and playing in bands." Being a doctor and frontman in a leading heavy metal band are only the tip of his qualifications. According to Henne Music, Bruce is also an author, film script writer and TV broadcaster, a champion fencer, entrepreneur and commercial airline pilot for his band's plane, lovingly titled "Ed Force One". Iron Maiden are currently on "The Final Frontier" tour, which at one point was visited by popstar Lady Gaga, as reported elsewhere on our site today.

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    killyerscene
    ron Maiden are currently on "The Final Frontier" tour, which at one point was visited by popstar Lady Gaga, as reported elsewhere on our site today.
    *facepalm*
    rapster998
    Why is it Lady f*cking garggle has to pop up in every story these days. She gets right on my t*ts.
    Holoogamooga
    Are honorary degrees really worth anything? A couple years ago all three members of Muse were given honorary doctorates of music from the University of Plymouth. Not comparing the two bands at all, mind you.
    Raizer Sabre
    EpiExplorer wrote: Skullivan wrote: Only thing he needs now is to serve in the armed forces. He would be Captain Dr. Lieutenant Dickinson. And force his obnoxious son to change his name to Bruce as well. Captain Dr. Lt Bruce Dickinson Snr.
    HRH Lord Captain Dr. Lt. Bruce Dickinson Snr. I
    paul1991
    hey hey just saw the doctor earlier on tonight good performance from Aberdeen in Scotland woo
    DisarmGoliath
    ^No joke, it is actually the first line (when writing this, before someone goes and edits it )... that man has done everything!
    Nemesis117
    Holoogamooga wrote: Are honorary degrees really worth anything? A couple years ago all three members of Muse were given honorary doctorates of music from the University of Plymouth. Not comparing the two bands at all, mind you.
    I was going to mention that but feared being epically flamed
    CWindow93
    This guy is a legend, is there anything he can't do? He can already fence at a championship level, he's an entrepreneur, marketing director, AND a singer/songwriter for one of the most successful metal bands ever! Up the Irons!
    Human371
    L2112Lif wrote: DaddyTwoFoot wrote: Hopefully that "defree" comes in handy. I dunno. Its a commonly held belief that a music 'Defree' is one of the most useless 'Defrees' on the market today. He should've gotten a Business Management 'Defree' IMHO.
    Business management is such a vague "defree" that no one hiring seems to really care about it. That's my experience. They want something specialized.
    nargoth
    Skullivan wrote: Only thing he needs now is to serve in the armed forces. He would be Captain Dr. Lieutenant Dickinson.
    He was in the T.A lol
    Ibeanez
    Holoogamooga wrote: Are honorary degrees really worth anything? A couple years ago all three members of Muse were given honorary doctorates of music from the University of Plymouth. Not comparing the two bands at all, mind you.
    Honorary degrees are completely worthless publicity B.S. An insult to people who got degrees legitimately.
    $hithappen$16
    next article: Bruce Dickinson Becomes President! Trades in the Ed Force One for the Air Force One! Seriously this man can do anything. is he even human?
    Sign of War
    lol Bruce is in danger of replacing Leonardo Da Vinci as the most multi talented man ever XD
    DisarmGoliath
    Emberwolf06 wrote: Because his head isn't already big enough...
    First line of Bruce Dickinson's Wiki: "Paul Bruce Dickinson (born 7 August 1958) is an English singer, airline pilot, fencer, broadcaster, author, director, musician, screenwriter, actor, marketing director, entrepreneur and songwriter, best known as the vocalist of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden." First line of yours: Error 404! [Page may no longer exist]
    ExOblivione
    You know, he bears a slight resemblance to David Tennant, I was kinda hoping... But yeah, this is cool too
    Djura_YDKS
    funny thing he used to be called Conan The Librarian... anyway, congratulations Bruce! \m/
    sonicx2218
    Iron Maiden is just an amazing band..regardless of the award almost meaning nothing..this guy deserves the best.
    Gman400
    That is such bullcrap that, just because hes rich and famous, he gets a freakin defree!!! I worked my as off for 3 years only to get booted out of school for write-ups!!! I WANT MY DEFREE!!! And ya, eff off, flamer trolls -_-
    devilex121
    DanielN wrote: Ibeanez wrote: Holoogamooga wrote: Are honorary degrees really worth anything? A couple years ago all three members of Muse were given honorary doctorates of music from the University of Plymouth. Not comparing the two bands at all, mind you. Honorary degrees are completely worthless publicity B.S. An insult to people who got degrees legitimately. But defrees on the other hand...
    hahahahha +1
    DanielN
    Ibeanez wrote: Holoogamooga wrote: Are honorary degrees really worth anything? A couple years ago all three members of Muse were given honorary doctorates of music from the University of Plymouth. Not comparing the two bands at all, mind you. Honorary degrees are completely worthless publicity B.S. An insult to people who got degrees legitimately.
    But defrees on the other hand...
    DrumVillain
    The title scared the s*** out of me. I thought this meant they were gonna have some new lead vocalist with "doctor" in his stage name! D: Though the actual news (and that photo of Bruce) gave me great relief. And don't you all agree that lady gaga is so amazing for liking Iron Maiden? I just really love reading all these article about HOW MUCH SHE LOVES IRON MAIDEN! Now not only will she be popular among pop fans, but now all of us rock fans fall in love with her as well! I am so HAPPY!!
    TomWhaley
    L2112Lif wrote: DaddyTwoFoot wrote: Hopefully that "defree" comes in handy. I dunno. Its a commonly held belief that a music 'Defree' is one of the most useless 'Defrees' on the market today. He should've gotten a Business Management 'Defree' IMHO.
    I know! Hopefully he'll be able to find a music career with that degree!.....
    Jimmypageclone
    tntero wrote: l and why the hell does bruce need a degree anyway? he fronts one of the best and most successful bands ever! And i dont think you can choose the degree you want when its honorary... xD That would be like finding 20$ on the ground and go find the owner claiming you want a 50 instead... xD xD
    He's just reliving opportunities he missed out on while on tour. Brian May received his PHD in Astrophysics after Queen's touring halted after Wembley.
    Jimmyboba
    Now this is entirely misleading. I genuinly thought i'd see a picture of Tom Baker waving a flag with Eddie standing behind him.
    tntero
    DisarmGoliath wrote: Is there anything Bruce Dickinson doesn't/can't do? What a bloke, what a bloke...
    Indeed!
    tntero
    edgeyyz wrote: He earned a defree?
    Jon777 wrote: Where can I get one of these defree things? I'm interested.
    I though we already went through the defree thing... its a mistake, it happens, dont be flamer trolls!
    Andragon
    hildesaw wrote: A true renaissance man.
    Fencer, author, history connoisseur. I'd say: yes, he is.
    Scarface88
    Just another accolade for a legend and a genius! Up the Irons! Can't wait to see them on Saturday!
    tntero
    L2112Lif wrote: DaddyTwoFoot wrote: Hopefully that "defree" comes in handy. I dunno. Its a commonly held belief that a music 'Defree' is one of the most useless 'Defrees' on the market today. He should've gotten a Business Management 'Defree' IMHO.
    lol and why the hell does bruce need a degree anyway? he fronts one of the best and most successful bands ever! And i dont think you can choose the degree you want when its honorary... xD That would be like finding 20$ on the ground and go find the owner claiming you want a 50 instead... xD