My favorite song [on the new record] is one I didn’t write,” Dickinson, 57, said. “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?”
Williams’s widow, Susan Schneider, and his children (Zachary, Zelda and Cody) are embroiled in a legal battle over the late actor’s estate. Schneider is seeking additional funds for the cost of her primary home; Williams’s children’s filing allege that Schneider is “manipulating” language in the actor’s estate’s documents to “enhance her financial position at the expense of the Williams children.”
RELATED: The Fight over Robin Williams’s Estate: Who Will Keep His Oscar?
The Book of Souls is set for a Sept. 4 release. It is Iron Maiden’s first double album ever.