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Bruce Dickinson flies a Lancaster

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 go on some flights on tour. You can’t swim to America. There’s no ferries to Japan. That …

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 Dale How are they made? Why are some thick and some thin? What gauge strings do AC/DC use? Can I …

This is one that’s bugged me for a while. How many drummers auditioned for KISS when Peter Criss departed the band in 1980 and who were they? © This article is copyright MetalTalk.net 2015 and is not to be reproduced in part or full without prior written permission. Updated September …

‘Scream For Me Sarajevo’, the movie about the unlikeliest music concert ever, when Bruce Dickinson took his band into the war-torn Bosnian capital in 1994, was screened in London last night with a special Q&A session with Bruce also taking place. The movie, inspired by bassist Chris Dale’s MetalTalk writings …

A Mission To Play Heavy Metal In The Bosnian War, December 1994.  Re-Cap: In Part 1 of this feature I was telling the rambling tale of the time I went to Bosnia with the Bruce Dickinson band during the Siege of Sarajevo. In Part 2 we pick up at dawn …

‘Scream For Me Sarajevo’, the movie about the unlikeliest music concert ever, when Bruce Dickinson took his band into the war-torn Bosnian capital in 1994, will be released on DVD in June, along with the film’s soundtrack. This must-see documentary, inspired by bassist Chris Dale’s MetalTalk writings of 2012 includes …

A Mission To Play Heavy Metal In The Bosnian War, December 1994 Back when I was in Bruce Dickinson’s band, I woke up way too early one day with the phone ringing. It was Bruce. “Morning!” he said chirpily. I looked through the curtains. He was right. “Yeah, morning!” I agreed. …

In parts 1 and 2 I’d been going on about the time I went to Sarajevo during the Bosnian War with the Bruce Dickinson band. We pick up the tale with a day off in the besieged city after the gig… Your Humble Narrator So, what do we do on …

Back in December 1994, Bruce Dickinson and his Skunkworks band played the most unlikeliest of gigs when they performed in Sarajevo in the midst of the Bosnian war. The concert, and all that surrounded it, has now been immortalised in possibly the greatest rock movie ever, ‘Scream For Me Sarajevo’, …

Chris Dale, MetalTalk columnist, bass player for Bruce Dickinson, Tank, Atom Seed and many others is holding an eBay sale of much of his personal rock trivia collection. “I’ve been a hoarder of rock memorabilia over the years as a bass player, backline technician and fan,” says Chris. “I’ve been …