Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson will look back on his three decades with the band, as well as his childhood, in a memoir due later this year.

What Does This Button Do? is due Oct. 19 from HarperNonFiction. The publisher promises a "bold, honest, intelligent and very entertaining" read by the singer, who fronted Iron Maiden from 1981 to 1993 and again from 1999 to the present.

"A true polymath, Bruce is, or has been, an airline pilot and captain, an aviation entrepreneur, a beer brewer, motivational speaker, film scriptwriter, twice-published novelist, radio presenter, TV actor and a world-class fencer," notes the book's press release. "Bruce shares, for the first time, the most fascinating recollections, including his 30 years with Maiden, the early days, his childhood within the eccentric British school system, going solo and realizing his dream of flying jumbo jets."

Dickinson has been guarded about his personal life in the past, so What Does This Button Do?'s peek into parts of his childhood, as well as his role as a father, should shed some light on these lesser-known aspects of his life.

The book will also present Dickinson's account of fighting tongue cancer a few years ago, a battle that delayed the release of Iron Maiden's most recent album, 2015's The Book of Souls. The band recently wrapped a globe-spanning tour in support of the record. What Does This Button Do? is available for pre-order now.

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