Chris Dale

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Chris Dale is a proud Welshman with many talents. Known predominantly as a monster bass player with Atom Seed, Bruce Dickinson, Tank and Balance Of Power, Chris has graced many an international stage.


Chris is also a published author of two books on German military history and the wonderful Inside The Skunkworks Machine about his time in Bruce Dickinson's band. His three-part MetalTalk article about Bruce Dickinson's famous gig in war-torn Sarajevo became the basis of the award-winning Scream For Me Sarajevo documentary.

He is also very well-versed in Belgian beer and Kiss. His unique articles for MetalTalk are both informative and very funny. Chris can be found these days on the side of many stages as a working roadie. If you see him, buy him any Belgian beer, and he will be most grateful.

Bruce Dickinson returns to Sarajevo for Jon Lord Concerto

Bruce Dickinson - He first return to a concert stage in Sarajevo was highly anticipated. Chris Dale returns for Jon Lord's Concerto For Group And Orchestra Photo: Chris Dale @brucedickinsonofficial @ironmaiden @ironmaiden

Chris Dale / New book details Bruce Dickinson post-Iron Maiden Skunkworks project

Chris Dale had released the new book Inside The Skunkworks Machine, the fascinating and detailed story of how Bruce Dickinson and his band formed the Skunkworks project, the tours they made and the life-changing experiences they enjoyed. @brucedickinsonofficial @ironmaiden

KISS Keyboardist Gary Corbett needs our help

Gary Corbett, KISS Keyboardist, needs our help (and the funny story of how I met him and joined his dream band).Words: Chris DaleGary Corbett was the offstage keyboard player for KISS during...

Atom Seed / London Records and the unreleased album – Part Two

You may have read in the first part of this article that I was part of a band called the Atom Seed that was caught up in the hype of the music...

The Atom Seed and Music Industry in the Early 1990s (Part One)

Someone recently asked me how I thought the music industry had changed in the UK for young musicians since the 1990s. Unfortunately, I haven't been a young musician since the 1990s, so...

Paul Cunningham / Atom Seed Singer Passes away

Paul Cunningham, best known as the vocalist with early 90's Rockers Atom Seed, has passed away.Atom Seed formed in London in 1989, storming the scene with energetic live performances and a 5K...

Chris Date / Myth De-busting the Day Kiss were kidnapped for ransom

Were KISS kidnapped in Belgrade in 1997?Ultimate Guitar website ran an article a little while back in 2017, where they labelled a tale about KISS getting almost kidnapped in Serbia on the...

Chris Dale / Myth-busting the Van Halen brown M&M Story

I love a good Rock and Roll legend as much as anyone else, it is just that I have my doubts about the accuracy of many of them. One of those tales...

Chris Dale’s Metal Meltdown: Bruce Air, The Early Day

Shortly before I joined Bruce Dickinson's solo band he asked me, "Are you afraid of flying?". I said "No". Neither of us was fully explaining ourselves.I assumed that he meant we might...

GUITAR STRINGS EXPLAINED BY NEIL SILVERMAN FROM NEWTONE STRINGS

Strings. It's all a big mystery isn't it? Every guitar hero and bass god has them, they make the sound that we rock to but what are strings?Words: Chris DaleHow are they...

Chris Dale

WRITER
Chris Dale is a proud Welshman with many talents. Known predominantly as a monster bass player with Atom Seed, Bruce Dickinson, Tank and Balance Of Power, Chris has graced many an international stage.


Chris is also a published author of two books on German military history and the wonderful Inside The Skunkworks Machine about his time in Bruce Dickinson's band. His three-part MetalTalk article about Bruce Dickinson's famous gig in war-torn Sarajevo became the basis of the award-winning Scream For Me Sarajevo documentary.

He is also very well-versed in Belgian beer and Kiss. His unique articles for MetalTalk are both informative and very funny. Chris can be found these days on the side of many stages as a working roadie. If you see him, buy him any Belgian beer, and he will be most grateful.

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