I recently caught up with my friend Chris Dale who was the Bass Player for Bruce Dickinson (lead singer for Iron Maiden) in the mid 1990s. During that time, Bruce was asked to do a concert with his band Skunkworks for the people of Sarajevo while the city was under siege during the Bosnian war.
Chris recounted the whole experience to me when we were on tour together in 2009. Since then, a documentary has been made about the whole event- Bruce and his band making this impossible journey to Sarajevo, the concert, and what it meant to the people living in the city during the siege. You'll find our conversation in the video above.
Scream for me Sarajevo is an intense and eye-opening film. I encourage you to see it if you haven't already.
In my next blog, I'll be talking with Jed Parle who was the soundman for Skunkworks at the time. We'll get his version of events.
See you there!