Paul Di’Anno Plays 30th Anniversary Maiden Gig

Paul Di'Anno at The Stone Pony

Paul Di'Anno at The Stone Pony - Iron Maiden 30th Anniversary

Well, this might make some of us feel a bit old, but recently Paul Di’Anno played at the Stone Pony in New Jersey to celebrate 30 years since the first Iron Maiden album!

I love Bruce Dickison, but at the same time, when Paul left the band, it lost that punk/metal cross-over which made them so unique.  I still think Killers is the best maiden album, although probably few would agree with me.

Paul still bashed out classics like Killer, Wrathchild, Phantom of The Opera and more.  However, he struggled to finish the set due to a dodgy throat.  Apparently a few shots of Jack D got him through the last part…what a legend.

I bought a live DVD of Di’Anno’s a couple of years ago called “The beast in The East” – it’s pretty good mixing the classics with his more recent solo material, but bear in mind that his voice is quite different to how it was in the maiden days.

Paul played a massive part in influencing many other metal bands, not just those from the UK, but from Scandinavia, and the world over.

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