My recent conversation with Jed Parle who was the soundman for Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) and his solo band Skunkworks, when they played a concert in war-torn Sarajevo in 1994 during the Bosnian war.
We talk about all the craziness that went into pulling this off, how you mix a show knowing the venue could be bombed at any time, and more.
Be sure to check out my previous Blog where I talk to Chris Dale, who was Bruce's bass player at the time, about the film 'Scream for me Sarajevo' which recounts the events leading up to and following this very unlikely and incredible concert.
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!