Iron Maiden Honour Robin Williams In New Song ‘Tears Of A Clown’

Metal heroes Iron Maiden have dedicated Tears Of A Clown — a new track taken from their forthcoming 16th album — to the late, great comedic genius Robin Williams.

Speaking with Corriere Della Sera (Via The Independent), Maiden’s frontman Bruce Dickinson revealed that his favourite song on the band’s soon-to-be-released album The Book Of Souls stems from the death of Williams, who committed suicide in August 2014

“My favourite song is one I didn’t write,” Dickinson says. “It’s Tears Of A Clown, which talks about Robin Williams. I ask myself, ‘How could he be so depressed when he always seemed to be so happy?'”

Tears Of A Clown was written by Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith and bassist Steve Harris, who created the song as a tribute to Williams. The track will feature on Iron Maiden’s latest studio album, The Book Of Souls, which will be released worldwide on 4th September.

Catch The Book Of Souls‘ debut single, Speed Of Light, below, alongside a brilliant Robin Williams tribute released on the first anniversary of his death.

Watch: Iron Maiden – Speed Of Light

Watch: Robin Williams Tribute

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