In a new interview, former Iron Maiden singer Paul Di’Anno reveals how close he came to dying back in 2016. The musician came down with sepsis while performing in Argentina, and after flying back home to England for treatment, was told he had 45 minutes to receive antibiotics or he was a goner.
Why did the original singer leave Iron Maiden?
After cancelling gigs due to Di’Anno’s lack of desire and inability to perform (from cocaine/amphetamine abuse and heavy drinking), Iron Maiden decided that to progress they would have to find a singer capable of withstanding the rigours of being on tour.
What is Paul Di’Anno doing now?
He is currently receiving physiotherapy and lymphatic drainage treatments in Croatia to prepare for upcoming knee surgery, and he performed in a wheelchair on Saturday. Earlier this year, Di’Anno also revealed that he had a near-fatal bout of sepsis in 2015, which hospitalized him for eight months.
Does Iron Maiden fly their own plane?
The singer has jetted Iron Maiden, their crew and equipment around the world on their own Boeing 747 passenger jet for more than a decade – thanks to his second job as a commercial airline pilot.
Is Iron Maiden going to make a new album?
Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson has announced that he is working on a new solo album. The frontman said he has already made a start on the follow up to 2005’s ‘Tyranny Of Souls’ with long term collaborater Roy ‘Z’ Ramirez but he is still some way off completing the record.
Who is Iron Maiden’s manager?
Roderick Charles Smallwood (born 17 February 1950) is an English music manager, best known as the co-manager of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden.
What was Iron Maiden’s first album?
Iron Maiden is the debut studio album by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on 14 April 1980 by EMI Records in the UK and Harvest and Capitol Records in the US.
When did Iron Maiden Form?
Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from East London. Formed in 1975 by bassist Steve Harris, previously of Gypsy’s Kiss and Smiler, Maiden have sold over 70 million albums world-wide.
Are there any original Iron Maiden members left?
Harris founded the band in December 1975 and is the group’s only constant member. After Harris expressed his dissatisfaction with the abilities of then guitarists Dave Sullivan and Terry Rance, Murray auditioned for the band in late 1976 at the suggestion of then vocalist Wilcock.
Why is it called Iron Maiden?
Iron Maiden were formed on Christmas Day, 25 December 1975 by bassist Steve Harris shortly after he left his previous group, Smiler. Harris attributed the band’s name to a film adaptation of The Man in the Iron Mask from the novel by Alexandre Dumas, the title of which reminded him of the iron maiden torture device.
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