Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson received the “all clear” on his most recent cancer screening after receiving treatment earlier this year for a tumor found on his tongue. Even though he’s still resting up, that’s not stopping him from taking part in a great cause.
Dickinson recently stopped by Nordoff Robbins in London to help out with their Music Therapy Week celebration, which leads into the organization’s annual luncheon fundraiser/award ceremony. This year, Iron Maiden will be receiving the O2 Silver Clef award given to artists for their “outstanding contribution to U.K. music.”
“I always thought of music therapy as something utterly brilliant,” says Dickinson in the clip below. “It crosses every boarder. It crosses every disability. People just like making a racket!”
Iron Maiden won’t be making much of a racket live any time soon, but the band are planning to tour again next year to allow Dickinson to rest. However, the band are currently working on a new album, but release details haven’t been unveiled.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.