Iron Maiden Frontman says he wants to Fight Band’s Mascot in Light Saber Duel

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 27: Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden performs on stage at The Soundwave Music Festival at Olympic Park on 27th February 2011, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Martin Philbey/Redferns).

While Bruce Dickinson’s guitar playing skills are well known, fans might not know he’s equally adept with a sword, having participated in competitive fencing for years. And now he wants to bring both talents to the stage.

Dickinson says his dream is to battle Iron Maiden’s cartoon mascot, Eddie, onstage as part of the band’s show. But he doesn’t want to use just any swords for the duel; Dickinson says he wants to fight with Star Wars-style light sabers.

However, don’t expect to witness the battle at Iron Maiden’s next performance. Dickinson says technology has not yet advanced to a point where fighting a cartoon character in a live setting — using fictional sci fi weapons — is possible. At least not yet.

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