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Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Finally Got a Smart Phone


Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has been many things in his 62 years on Earth: a commercial airline pilot, a good samaritan, a cancer survivor, a published author, part-cyborg, and, of course, one of the best metal frontmen to ever do it.

One thing he hasn’t been until recently: a smart phone user. But someone at the band’s headquarters gave him one a year ago for the Heavy Metal Truants charity cycle ride and he’s finally gotten around to using it, although it’s not clear he has any clue what he’s doing other than saying “SIM card” a whole lot.

Speaking to Planet Rock, he explained:

“Almost a year ago now, I got this smartphone from the Maiden office. They said, ‘Here’s your smartphone.’ And there’s a SIM card with it and everything. And I thought, ‘That’s very nice.’ So I put it away and never touched it again — until Truants.

“And they said, ‘You need to do this stuff — download your every move on this app.’ And I put the SIM card in. So this whole process, actually, has encouraged me to put in the SIM card, and I now have a smartphone. So, basically, my life is going to suck from now on. I’ll be living my life vicariously. But it does do interesting things.”

By “interesting things” Dickinson obviously means the capability of unlocking access to the world’s greatest porn stash house, aka the internet. Prove me wrong.

Maiden’s next slate of touring begins in June 2022 so he’s got plenty of time to learn the wonders of Candy Crush and Helix Jump.

[via Metal Injection]

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