“We already have 50 to 70% of the material for the album”
The iron Young lady leader bruce Dickinson did a brand new interview with Consequences Greg Prato. When Greg asked if he was preparing for the new album, bruce replied that between 50 and 70% of his next solo album had already been written.
brucewho replaced Paul Di’Anno as singer of The iron Young lady in the early 80s, gained fame with The iron Young lady. Lead vocals on the band’s third studio album, The number of the beastwhich was his debut with the group, The iron young lady achieved great success with him. The album peaked at number 1 on the UK Albums Chart and number 40 on the US Billboard 200.
After joining the group, Dickinsonwho participated in 7 studio albums until he left the group in 1993 because he wanted to pursue his career as a solo musician, had returned to the group in the late 90s and participated in 13 more studio albums with The iron Young lady till today. 2021 and last release of the group senjutsu marked his recent contribution to the group.
Anyway, the legendary singer, who has released six solo albums so far, broke the good news to his fans. When Greg asked about the process of the new album, bruce said that the preparations for the next album are between 50 and 70% complete.
“I’ve been working on it, from time to time, since ‘Tyranny Of Souls’. But between confinements and albums and [Iron] Inaugural tours and everything, I’m looking for a free space to nail and say, “Okay, that’s what it’s gonna be”, and ask Roy to put on some backing tracks. And then we can do it.
“So we’re at the point where we already have 50-70% of the material on the album, depending on what we choose, of the stuff that we already have. And I think we’d like to tweak it a bit.
Bruce Dickinson says the album could be ready after a few tweaks
Stating that he has been preparing for the new album since 2005 and has just reached the completion stage due to the intense tempo, bruce says he will have three weeks for some adjustments for the album after the end of his current spoken word tour in the United States.
“So I have some time” bruce adds. “When I’m done with this [ongoing United States spoken-word tour] in March, I have three weeks in Los Angeles. And so I’m going to polish 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 in backing tracks, then I’ll go on tour with Maiden and he can work on the backing tracks.”
While on tour with The iron Young lady, bruce said that he will continue to progress in his solo album through technology and said that he had experienced a similar situation during the tyranny of souls album.
“And the technology exists now, of course, that didn’t exist then, to just have a Zoom call with him and listen. We were already going in this direction on ‘Tyranny Of Souls’. He actually sent me a CD of the backing tracks – just rough; no guitar solos; just rough – and I put on headphones.
“I was in Japan on tour at the time, and I walked the streets of Tokyo at, like, nine in the morning with a notepad, mentally writing down words and melodies, and then I’m just went back to LA and sang. And it worked really well; ‘Tyranny Of Souls’ is a great album.
When Bruce Dickinson got mad at Iron Maiden fans
In January 2022, Bruce Dickinson had revealed the thing that his group Iron Maiden decided to do during his concerts in 2022. According to him, Young lady fans would probably love what they’re up to. In the meantime he had expressed his anger at some Iron Maiden fans who would go to the shows to hear the band’s greatest hits.
“The plan we have — it’s not really a secret; I think everyone’s talked about it – we’re gonna, I hope, we’ve talked about doing all the [‘Senjutsu’] album from beginning to end, but not this time”, Dickinson said.
“And we all appreciate that it’s something that really diehard fans are probably going to love and other people are going to be like, ‘Hmmm, I’m not going to see that.’
“So the answer is you play in smaller venues so they only sell to your hardcore fans. Because it’s a musical thing to do – it’s a musical thing.
“Nobody needs to buy a ticket,” he says. “If you don’t want to leave [see us play an entire new album live], you do not buy a ticket. It’s gonna be as clear as the nose on your face.
“That’s what they’re going to do. So given that, don’t complain that they did what they said they were going to do.