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Tag Archives: Paul Di’Anno

Listen to Bruce Dickinson’s 1981 audition tape for Iron Maiden

Posted by on April 16, 2019

  Iron Maiden has gone through quite a few chapters since their formation in 1975. The group started out with Paul Di’Anno behind the microphone as he left the band shortly after the release of 1981’s Killers. Despite the speculations and rumors on whether Di’Anno quit or got fired, the band were still in need […]

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Metal Insider en Español: Resumen semanal 6/17

Posted by on June 17, 2016

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest headlines – In Spanish. Cada semana, muchos hechos y acontecimientos suceden en el mundo del rock y metal los cuales reportamos diariamente y queremos dar un resumen de lo que paso a nuestros lectores de habla Española. Estas son las noticias que mas resonaron esta semana: Despues del […]

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Headbangers Brawl: Would you attend an Iron Maiden concert featuring all three vocalists?

Posted by on June 14, 2016

Throughout Iron Maiden’s legendary 40 year career, they have had three vocalists that have all left their impact on the band. Paul Di’Anno who was on the first first two albums, Iron Maiden and Killers, Blaze Bayley who performed on The X Factor and Virtual XI, which get way more flak than they deserve, and […]

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Former Iron Maiden singer Paul Di’Anno hospitalized

Posted by on May 17, 2016

There hasn’t been much to report about former Iron Maiden frontman Paul Di’Anno in recent years, aside from the fact that he’s been performing despite the retirement he hinted back in 2012. In the past year, Di’Anno has been performing in a wheelchair due to a knee injury and it may seem like the problem […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10: Unsuccessful replacements in metal and hard rock

Posted by on May 4, 2016

AC/DC defied the odds 36 years ago when they recorded one of the most iconic rock albums of all time, Back In Black, with the late (and very beloved) Bon Scott’s replacement Brian Johnson. Now they’re taking a similar gamble by bringing in Axl Rose to fill in for a sidelined Johnson on the road. […]

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Today in Metal: Killers by Iron Maiden was released in 1981

Posted by on February 2, 2015

The New Wave of British Heavy Metal was just starting to pick up steam in 1981, and Iron Maiden was a large part of why. In April of 1980, the band released their self-titled debut, an instant classic. Just ten months later, they released Killers, their sophomore album. The band’s last album with Paul Di’Anno on […]

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‘Louder Than Hell’ Authors Discuss Tackling Entire Metal Genre In One Book

Posted by on June 27, 2013

Both respected journalists in their own right, Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman combined forces to write “The Definitive Oral History Of Metal.” Louder Than Hell was released last month, and the gargantuan book (736 pages) sums up the beginnings, past and present of an entire genre with plenty of stories, anecdotes and remembrances from the artists […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Replacements

Posted by on January 8, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Last week, the metal world was thrown for a loop when Anthrax guitarist Rob Caggiano left the band to concentrate on his production work. Actually, it was the second time Caggiano had left the band, as Dan Spitz had a […]

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Former Iron Maiden Singer Di’Anno “Pulling The Plug” Next Year

Posted by on July 9, 2012

Paul Di’Anno will be retiring from the music business in 2013. The former Iron Maiden singer announced earlier today that due to a number of health issues, the next year will mark his last year on stage, saying: “I am gonna be ‘pulling the plug’ next year 2013, and making it my ‘farewell tour’… It […]

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New & Noteworthy, May 8th – Piano Lessons

Posted by on May 8, 2012

Some side projects, collaborations, and supergroups are basically inevitable. Friends from different groups coming together to create a new band, longtime producers joining the musicians they’ve worked with for years, and bandmates starting a new project based on mutual interests are some of the most common ways that these new ventures come about. What makes […]

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