Iron Maiden frontman Dickinson signs with Harper

Iron Maiden frontman Dickinson signs with Harper

HarperNonFiction is to publish What Does This Button Do?, the "hugely anticipated" memoir from Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, this autumn.

The publisher said the memoir was "bold, honest, intelligent and very entertaining" and would provide a "long-awaited window into the life, heart and mind of one of our most adventurous and multifaceted sons".

Formed in 1975, rock band Iron Maiden has sold over 90 million albums and played over 2000 shows in 63 countries. Dickinson has been the band’s lead singer for more than 30 years, and has lived an "extraordinary" off-stage existence too as an airline pilot and captain, an aviation entrepreneur, a beer brewer, motivational speaker, film scriptwriter, twice-published novelist, radio presenter, TV actor and a world-class fencer.

Over the last couple of years, and throughout Iron Maiden’s The Book Of Souls World Tour, Dickinson has turned his creativity to writing his memoir, the publisher revealed. In What Does This Button Do?, Dickinson will share his "most fascinating" recollections, including from his childhood within the "eccentric" British school system, going solo, realising his dream of flying jumbo jets and his recent battle with tongue cancer.

The publisher said: "Dickinson is so much more than the frontman of one of the biggest bands on the planet. A rock icon, a true renaissance man, Bruce has been, and remains, a man of legend. Bold, honest, intelligent and very entertaining, What Does This Button Do? is the long-awaited window into the life, heart and mind of one of our most adventurous and multifaceted sons."

The global publication on 19th October will be accompanied with an international book tour.