Morrissey's 'List of the Lost' may have made him a figure of fun right now, but here's some examples of rock stars writing books and succeeding.
Eagle-eyed indie fans will have seen the hilarious news that Morrissey has been nominated for the ‘Bad Sex Award’ by The Literary Review this week. His first fictional work ‘List of the Lost’, arriving two years after 2013’s notorious ‘Autobiography’, received wildly mixed reviews from most critics.
The nominated passage of ‘erotic’ prose contains the memorable phrase ‘bulbous salutation’. He may be lauded as the lead singer of The Smiths and as a solo artist, but it’s unlikely that his fiction will be remembered in quite the same way, if this is anything to go by.
However, success on the stage doesn’t necessarily preclude a rock star from enjoying successful pursuits as writers. Here are some other, more accomplished examples of rock stars writing prose instead of lyrics.
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The German metal band will close the opening night of the 2016 festival.
German metallers Rammstein have been named as the third and final headlining act for next year’s Download festival. The annual metal festival, which will take place June 10-12, 2016 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, will also be headlined by Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden.
Rammstein will headline next year’s Download Festival along with Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden.
Rammstein will headline on the Friday night, with Black Sabbath taking top billing on the Saturday. The festival will then be closed by Iron Maiden, making their third headlining appearance, on the Sunday evening.
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In true rock ’n’ roll style Bruce Dickinson will fly the band in on his Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet.
Iron Maiden have been announced as the first headliners for next year’s Download Festival to be held at Donington Park, Leicestershire. The festival appearance is their only confirmed UK gig during their 2016 world tour, which is set to begin in the US next February.
Iron Maiden will headline Download 2016.
The festival will take place from June 10th to 12th, with the band scheduled to take the main stage on the closing night. The band’s frontman Bruce Dickinson has recently been given the all clear from cancer, after undergoing a seven-week course of chemotherapy and radiotherapy for a cancerous tumour on his tongue.
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We're pretty sure that the Iron Maiden lead singer speaks for a great many people in the music industry.
In a new interview with Le Journal de Montréal, the rock veteran recalled an incident on May 16th, 1988 when the Gunners, then on the rise to their meteoric success with their debut album Appetite For Destruction, opened for the more established Iron Maiden in Quebec City in Canada.
Dickinson regrets not punching Axl Rose [above] in the face
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'The Book Of Souls’ will be available to buy in Tesco, alongside your milk and vegetables.
Tesco are moving with the times and joining the vinyl revival. The British supermarket chain has announced that 55 of their largest Tesco Extra stores will be selling a vinyl edition of British metal band Iron Maiden’s new album The Book of Souls.
'The Book Of Souls’ will be available to buy in 55 Tesco stores.
The triple LP will go on sale at 55 of the chain’s largest Tesco Extra stores when it is released on Friday (September 4th). The record is the legendary metal band’s sixteenth studio album and follows 2010’s The Final Frontier.
The new release is coming this September.
Heavy metal giants Iron Maiden are set to return with their first ever double album later this year, enticingly titled 'The Book Of Souls'. It's being released in time to celebrate the recovery of frontman Bruce Dickinson, who recently won his battle with tongue cancer.
Iron Maiden return with their first ever double album
Five years isn't the longest we've ever had to wait for an Iron Maiden album, but it's long enough. Fans can't complain though as they are due to be presented with a whopping 92 minutes worth of music from the metal legends as they unveil 'The Book Of Souls' this Autumn. The album was recorded in Guillame Tell Studios in Paris - where they did 2000's 'Brave New World - with their usual trusty producer Kevin 'Caveman' Shirley, and while it's been ready to go for a while, they held the project back a few months to allow Bruce to recover enough to join in the celebrations.
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The band's lead singer underwent a seven-week course of treatment after a cancerous growth was detected on his tongue during a routine check-up late in 2014.
Three months after revealing to the world that he was undergoing treatment for cancer, Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has announced that he has been given the all clear. Dickinson unveiled the happy news via a post on the band’s official website.
Having been diagnosed during a routine check-up in December last year, the seven-week course of radiotherapy and chemotherapy to eradicate a cancerous tumour on his tongue seems to have been successful.
Bruce Dickinson and his wife Paddy Bowden-Dickinson
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Iron Maiden's website announced that the singer had undergone treatment for a cancerous growth on his tongue during January and February.
Bruce Dickinson, the lead singer of legendary British metal band Iron Maiden, has recently finished a seven week course of cancer treatment. According to a statement made via the band’s official website on Thursday, Dickinson was found to have a cancerous tumour at the back of his tongue.
The tumour was discovered during a routine medical check-up in December last year, and the singer completed the course of radiology and chemotherapy on Wednesday.
Dickinson performing at Download 2013
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