A recent article on BLABBERMOUTH.NET, revealed how Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson feels about his new solo album.
When he appeared as a guest on the “Break It Down Show With Pete A Turner” Bruce offered an update on progress with his long awaited new solo album that he’s working on with long time collaborator Roy “Z” Ramirez.
“It should have been done seven or eight years ago — we had a lot of material written — but then I got throat cancer,” Bruce said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). “And that was a year off. And then there was a year of doing Maiden stuff, catch-up. And then there was another year and then there was another year. And then there was a pandemic. And it was, like, ‘Ugh.’ But we’re going in to do drums and tracks and everything in June. We’ve got demos going. We’re — I hope — in pretty good shape. And it’s sounding really interesting.”
While back in March, Bruce had shared a progress update with Consequence on the song writing sessions for his upcoming solo LP:
“I’ve been working on it, on and off, since [2005’s] ‘Tyranny Of Souls’. But between lockdowns and albums and Maiden tours and everything else, I’m looking for a clear space to actually nail and say, ‘Okay, this is what it’s gonna be,’ and get Roy to put some backing tracks down. And then we can do it. So we’re at the point now where we’ve already got — I don’t know — anywhere between 50 and 70 percent of the material for the album, depend[ing] on what we pick, from things we’ve already got. And I think we’d like to tweak it a little bit. So I’ve got some time. When I finish this [U.S. spoken-word tour] in March, I’ve got three weeks in L.A. And so I’m gonna be tweaking a few things with Roy. And we’ll see where we get to. And if we get to the point where we can start putting backing tracks down, then I’ll be off touring with Maiden and he can be chipping away doing the backing tracks. And the technology exists now, of course, which didn’t exist back in the day, to just get on a Zoom call with him and take a listen. We were already going that way on ‘Tyranny Of Souls’. He actually sent me a CD of the backing tracks — just rough; no guitar solos; just rough — and I put a set of headphones on. I was in Japan on tour at the time, and I just walked the streets of Tokyo at, like, nine in the morning with a notepad, mentally writing words and melodies, and then just flew back to L.A. and did the vocals. And that worked out great; ‘Tyranny Of Souls’ is a great album.”
Read the full BLABBERMOUTH.NET article here: https://blabbermouth.net/news/iron-maidens-bruce-dickinson-says-his-in-the-works-new-solo-album-is-sounding-really-interesting