Bruce Dickinson picks hardest Iron Maiden song for him to sing

Author Flavia Andrade - 4.3.2024

Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson has recently revealed the Maiden song that pushes him to the limits of his vocal prowess during their live performances. In a recent interview with  SongFacts, the frontman spoke of the demanding aspects of his singing career, as well as talked about his new solo album, “The Madrake Project”. When asked about the most difficult Maiden song to perform live, he said:

The song I find the most challenging to sing in the Maiden repertoire would be ‘Aces High‘. That’s not just because I’m 60-something years old. Trust me, when I was 26, it was equally challenging. I always said, ‘If we’re going to do ‘Aces High,’ can we put it towards the front of the set please?’

But we still do all the songs in the original key. I’m sure it would be easier if we dropped the key, but then it wouldn’t sound as good. That’s the most challenging Maiden song to sing.

Solo-wise, I don’t know. Because I wrote the vocal parts, I’m pretty comfortable with it all. It’s not that the songs are necessarily difficult to sing. I think if you’ve got a good, decent sound, and decent monitors, then you can pretty much pull off all the solo catalog. If you’ve got crappy sound, you’ve got to be a little careful when you start doing things like “Darkside Of Aquarius” and “Book Of Thel” so you don’t blow your voice out if you’re not getting all the required feedback from the monitors.

You can check out a live performance of “Aces High” below: