Over the course of their career, IRON MAIDEN have pulled from history, literature, movies, and TV for lyrical inspiration. But this is a new one:
Their upcoming album, “The Book of Souls”, will have a song dedicated to ROBIN WILLIAMS. It’s called “Tears of a Clown”, and we’re gonna go ahead and assume it’s NOT a cover of the old Smokey Robinson and the Miracles tune.
Singer BRUCE DICKINSON says it’s his favorite song on the album, even though he didn’t write it. He adds, quote, “I ask myself how could he be so depressed when he always seemed to be so happy?”
(“The Book of Souls” comes out September 4th.)