IRON MAIDEN Singer In Cannes Promoting 'Chemical Wedding' Movie; Video Interview Available

According to metal god, actor, novelist, swordsman, pilot, DJ and now screenwriter IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson this weekend showed up in Cannes to show off a new film called "Chemical Wedding". Dickinson, a registered commercial airline pilot, flew himself to the south of France, along with a bunch of journalists, fans, and suitably attired hangers-on (they carried tote bags bearing the legend "Bruce Air Flight 666").

Watch video footage of Dickinson in Cannes promoting the "Chemical Wedding" movie courtesy of BBC News.

"Chemical Wedding" wrapped principal photography in September with Julian Doyle at the helm. The film stars Simon Callow as a reincarnation of Aleister Crowley, once dubbed "the most evil man in Britain." Callow's character, Haddo, is a shy, stuttering professor.

"My experience with stages is obviously IRON MAIDEN and that sort of stuff," Bruce said. "I've directed a few videos over the course of my rock 'n' roll past and I enjoyed them, I enjoyed directing videos. Writing movies a completely different thing. I wrote a couple of absurd comic novels that came out as well, and you know, they did OK actually. So, writing is something that's always sort of interested me, so this seemed like a good opportunity to learn the process, really."

Dickinson is not the first rocker to be inspired by Crowley, who died in 1947. LED ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page was a big collector of Crowley's writings and even bought his Scottish estate. OZZY OSBOURNE, meanwhile, eulogized him in the song "Mr. Crowley".

Reuters last year posted a five-minute interview with Bruce Dickinson about "Chemical Wedding". The video, which includes footage from the "Chemical Wedding" movie set, can be viewed at this location (click on "Iron Maiden front man's film gets underway" to launch video). The entire video can be downloaded at this location.

The official trailer for "Chemical Wedding" can be viewed below.

(Thanks: Agda Bavi Pain)


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