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Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson names his favorite female singer

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Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson names his favorite female singer

Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson revealed when asked during his spoken-word tour at Riffe Center Theatre Complex in Columbus, Ohio his favorite female singer of all time and explained why she is so good.


Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson names his favorite female singer

“The one that rolls off the tip of my tongue is Ann Wilson from Heart. Although she didn’t have the kind of — not charisma; notoriety or whatever of somebody like a Janis Joplin, an equally great voice and things like that, she’s just a complete all-arounder.”

The most amazing voice… A beautiful folk singer, fantastic metal singer with a lovely edge to it, flawless technique. Honestly, not worthy. Amazing.”

Ann Wilson

Born in San Diego, California back in 1950, Ann Wilson it’s Heart’s vocalist since the early 70s, that is the first Hard Rock band fronted by a woman. They have sold more than 35 millions records worldwide and relased classic songs like “Barracuda”, “Magic Man”, “Alone” and “Crazy On You”.

The singer also is recalled for the amazing Led Zeppelin cover she made with her sister and Hear guitarist Nancy Wilson back in 2012 when the British band received the Kennedy Center Honors. The Wilson sisters and John Bonham’s son Jason performed the classic “Stairway To Heaven” for an audience that had John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, president Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey.

Dickinson’s 2022 Spoken Word tour dates


  • 05 Feb – Boston, Schubert Theatre at the Boch Center
  • 07 Feb – Philadelphia, The Fillmore
  • 08 Feb – Washington DC, Warner Theatre
  • 10 Feb – Cleveland, MGM Northfield Park
  • 11 Feb – Chicago, Vic Theatre
  • 13 Feb – Minneapolis, Pantages Theatre
  • 14 Feb – Milwaukee-Racine, Pabst Theater
  • 16 Feb – Des Moines, Hoyt Sherman Place Theatre
  • 17 Feb – Oklahoma City, Rose State College Hudiberg Chevrolet Center
  • 19 Feb – Kansas City, Uptown Theater
  • 20 Feb – Denver, Paramount Theatre
  • 22 Feb – Dallas, Majestic Theatre
  • 23 Feb – Houston, Stafford Centre
  • 24 Feb – Austin, Paramount Theatre
  • 26 Feb – Phoenix, Mesa Arts Center
  • 28 Feb – San Diego, Balboa Theatre


  • 01 Mar – Los Angeles, Orpheum Theatre
  • 03 Mar – San Francisco, Palace of Fine Arts
  • 04 Mar – Portland (OR), Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
  • 06 Mar – Seattle, The Moore Theatre
  • 12 Mar – Las Vegas, House Of Blues
  • 14 Mar – Vancouver (New Westminster), Massey Theatre
  • 16 Mar – Victoria, Royal Theatre
  • 18 Mar – Edmonton, Winspear Centre
  • 20 Mar – Winnipeg, Burton Cummings Theatre
  • 21 Mar – Calgary, Jack Singer Concert Hall
  • 23 Mar – Montreal, MTELUS
  • 26 Mar – Ottawa, Algonquin Commons Theatre
  • 27 Mar – Quebec City, Palais Montcalm
  • 29 Mar – Hamilton, FirstOntario Concert Hall
  • 30 Mar – Kitchener, Centre in the Square

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