BRUCE DICKINSON AND RONNIE JAMES DIO ARE “BLOOD BROTHERS”
Call me a Maiden fanboy, but I really, really enjoyed this most recent Iron Maiden tour’s setlist of mostly newer stuff. Especially the material from Brave New World, an album I absolutely adore and much of which I’ll likely never get to hear again in a live setting.
Here’s some pro-shot live footage from the MSG show we attended of the band playing “Blood Brothers” from that album. Bruce’s pre-song dedication to Ronnie James Dio was one of the more touching moments of the night, and the manner in which he raises the horns and looks at his hand like it’s possessed by an insidious infection that he’d allow only for his blood brother Dio is highly hilarious and so Bruce.
Also note: the audience singing along to the chorus, loudly. Apparently I wasn’t the only one.