SOLD OUT! Book Soup & Spaceland Present Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson discussing and signing What Does This Button Do?: An Autobiography


What Does This Button Do? is the long-awaited memoir from the larger-than-life, multifaceted lead vocalist of Iron Maiden, one of the most successful, influential and enduring rock bands ever.

Pioneers of Britain's nascent Rock & Metal scene back in the late 1970s, Iron Maiden smashed its way to the top, thanks in no small part to the high-octane performances, operatic singing style, and stage presence of its second, but twice-longest-serving, lead singer, Bruce Dickinson. As Iron Maiden's front man--first from 1981 to 1993, and then from 1999 to the present--Dickinson has been, and remains, a man of legend.  But OTT front man is just one of the many hats Bruce wears. In addition to being one of the world's most storied and well-respected singers and songwriters, he is an airline captain, aviation entrepreneur, motivational speaker, beer brewer, novelist, radio presenter, international fencer, and film scriptwriter. Often credited as a genuine polymath Bruce, in his own words (and handwritten script in the first instance!), sets forth many personal observations guaranteed to inspire curious souls and hard-core fans alike.  Dickinson turns his unbridled creativity, passion, and anarchic humour to reveal some fascinating stories from his life, including his thirty years with Maiden, his solo career, his childhood within the eccentric British school system, his early bands, and his recent battle with cancer. 

Bold, honest, intelligent and very funny, his memoir (which he wrote long-hand across 7 notebooks) is an up-close look inside the life, heart, and mind of one of the most unique and interesting men in the world; a true icon of rock. (Dey Street Books)

Bruce Dickinson Event Guidelines:

  • Bruce Dickinson will sign copies of What Does This Button Do? only.
  • He will not sign memorabilia or merchandise.
  • Signatures only, no personalizations.
  • No posed photos or selfies with Bruce, but photos from the line are ok.
  • No photos or video will be permitted anytime during the talk and Q&A.


We will be collecting questions for Bruce on note cards before the start of the event. Keep a look out for a Book Soup employee with the note cards!



 This event will take place at the Regent Theatre DTLA located at 448 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013. Doors open at 6:00pm, event starts at 7:00pm. Book signing to follow the talk.


Tickets are general admission and seating is available on first-come, first-served basis.

 Tickets: $38.00 (includes one entry and one copy of What Does This Button Do?: An Autobiography)



Event date: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Regent Theater
448 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90013