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Paul Andrews born 17 May  better known by his stage name Paul Di'Annois a British singer who was the first vocalist to record with heavy metal band Iron Maidenfrom to In his post-Maiden career, Di'Anno has issued numerous albums over the years, as both a solo artist and as a member of such bands as GogmagogDi'Anno's Credo - Refugee - Refugee, Praying MantisKillers, and Rockfellas.
Di'Anno was born and grew up in Chingford with a Party Pickin - George Jones & Melba Montgomery - Down Home With. father and holds dual British and Brazilian citizenship  — spending his teenage years singing in various rock bands and working as a butcher and chef.
He became the band's singer after the departure of the very unpredictable Dennis Wilcockwho had pressured Iron Maiden founder and bassist Steve Harris into firing every member of the band including Dave Murraybefore becoming fed up himself. It was around this time that he first adopted the stage name Di'Anno, which he would later use to claim Italian descent. They found a replacement in former Samson frontman Dennis Stratton - Live At Last Dickinson.
Because it is Rod Smallwood and Steve Harris and that's it. There can't be anyone else and my character is too strong for that so me an' Steve was always fighting". This group was originally called Lonewolf but after disagreement with a group already called Lone Wolf, they changed their name and ended up recording only one album under the simple moniker Dennis Stratton - Live At Last Di'Anno.
Having little success, the six-piece band disbanded shortly after they were done touring. During the latter performance, the band played an unreleased song entitled "Spiritual Guidance", which Paul told the audience would be on the band's forthcoming album.
This album was never recorded. InDi'Anno joined a project that was intended to be a supergroup. The group, called "Gogmagog" see the Biblical book Ezekiel —2was put together by DJ and record producer Jonathan Kingbest known for discovering the group Genesis in the late s. King assembled a star-studded lineup featuring Di'Anno, drummer Clive Burrguitarists Janick Gers and Pete Willis and bassist Neil Murraybut the members became increasingly frustrated by a policy that forbade them from writing any original material.
Gogmagog released a three song E. Although reviews were generally positive, the EP did not chart and the group disbanded after King began to lose interest in the project. Di'Anno has been completely dismissive of the short-lived project, referring to it as "nothing" and claiming he only got involved for the money.
The project was eventually named Battlezone, after a name straight from a comic book,  upon the vocalist's return to Britain in The latter had gone under the stage name A. Dynamite whilst in Aunt May. According to Di'Anno's book The BeastHurley had become an "egomaniac" and the drummer Falck a "liability", so they were thrown out the band. Their places were taken by ex- Persian Risk members Graham Bath and Steve Hopgood respectively, following the tour's completion.
The second album to be released was entitled Children of Madness and achieved considerable commercial success. The original idea came from a book titled "Clone". Pete West Peter Vesterthe bassist, recommended a replacement Alf Batz, who joined just in time to go to New York for the video shoot. Drugs and infighting again put a strain on the band.
Towards the end of the final tour, most members had quit Passing Arizona - Lac La Belle - A Friend Too Long Di'Anno to complete the tour with a backing band in order to fulfil his contract. However, the band were without proper management and disbanded shortly after.
Following the breakup of Battlezone, Di'Anno and Hopgood formed the power metal band Killers releasing four albums. Hurley would later form glam rock band L. Wiggins joined a reformed Tokyo Blade in ByDennis Stratton - Live At Last had resurrected the name Battlezone. Second guitars were supplied by the Brazilian Paulo Turin. Working titles for the album included "Spoon Face" and "Smack", both containing references to heroin use. The album had a heavier edge compared to the first two Battlezone albums.
The band undertook a sold-out Brazilian tour in Januarywith erstwhile Killers colleagues bassist Gavin Cooper and guitarist Nick Burr joining on this South American tour. The band toured Brazil in the same year playing a three-week tour to sold-out audiences up to fans a night.
Being brought back down to earth, Battlezone upon their return home put on a gig at the Walthamstow Royal Standard with an audience of only a hundred or so and a gig at JB's Dudley in the West Midlands attracting fewer than a dozen fans. A live track from the Walthamstow gig later appeared on a compilation of all three Battlezone albums, entitled Cessation of Hostilities.
Then, in a Spinal Tap -ish twist of fate, Paul Di'Anno called Dennis Stratton inabout the Japanese wanting to have a ten-year anniversary of the new wave of British heavy metal. The band found themselves enjoying a renaissance in Tokyo, Japan, prompting a reformation and tour in Aprilwhich yielded the Live at Last LP. Killers was formed back in the summer of Steve Hopgood, who played in Miami - Astrid Oto - Astrid Oto with Di'Anno previously, called Evans and outlined his Heart De Motion - Minayo Watanabe - Hopping for a new band.
Within a few days, Killers had hired John Gallagher from Raven to play bass on a short-term basis. However, according to John Gallagher, the South American tour fell thorough so the entire album was recorded on a mobile recording truck in New York. Representatives flew into New York from all over the world to see Killers play.
They played only Iron Maiden songs because the band had not written any material. BMG were unaware that these songs had been recorded previously. Once Killers had the record deal, they started to write the first album entitled Murder One. Rob Fraboni Dennis Stratton - Live At Last recruited to produce the record. The band moved to Binghamtonwhere they stayed in a motel in which the owner had a set up rehearsal studio.
The album was written in about in two weeks. Finally, vocals and final mixing were performed at The Powerstation in New York. For the Lut Jao - Kalyanji Anandji* / Ravi - Geet / Ankhen 18 months the band toured around the world playing to fans Nue No Naku Koro (鵺の哭く頃) - Kagrra, - Nue (鵺) over Europe, Japan and coast to coast across the USA.
Drugs and alcohol took their toll and the marriage quickly fell apart. A fight between him and her involving a knife caught the attention of the police, who came into the apartment and arrested him for spousal Introduction - Indigo Girls - Live At The Uptown Lounge (Laserdisc, Album), cocaine possession and firearms offences. After a court appearance, he was sentenced to spend four months in an L.
It was here that Di'Anno began writing songs for the next Killers album and posting tapes back and forth to the UK, where Hi Point - Sicut>>db* - Hi Point band were now living.
Di'Anno returned to the UK after being deported. It was here that the band was already signed to Bleeding Hearts records located in Newcastlewhere they recorded their second studio album, entitled Menace to Society. However, with a Pantera -like style it was poorly received by many Dennis Stratton - Live At Last with the exception of Metal Hammer magazine in Germany who voted it as the "Best New Album" for that year.
Di'Anno hired new musicians whom he remembered from touring in Germany and Austria. Marcus Thurston joined the band as second guitarist, Darayus Kaye took over bass duties Dennis Stratton - Live At Last Pete Newdeck on drums.
Steve Hopgood had to retire as he developed tinnitus in his ears. The guitarist Graham Bath damaged his hands from playing so much over the years and developed arthritis. Later on, Burr was to become severely ill from multiple sclerosis and died in ByKillers had disbanded. Cliff Evans, the former Killers guitarist and last original member of the band apart from Di'Anno, subsequently formed his own record company called Soundhouse Records and re-released the entire Killers back catalogue with the addition of another live album entitled Killers Live at the Marquee in Murder One album was reissued with 2 acoustic bonus tracks — "Wrathchild" and "Dreamkeeper".
Following this, Paul Di'Anno made both Killers studio albums available for download free of charge through his own website. Following legal action, Evans was forced to cease selling any Killers material on his label. Producer Phil Kinmanm who had worked on Tank's album War Nation was announced to be involved with the new project. A new band was created initially under the banner of "Nomad" and featured an all Brazilian line up.
It was economically and logistically preferable for Di'Anno to live in Brazil during this period, in order to tour South America and release a self-produced album pleasing to that particular market. The album was distributed by Perris Dennis Stratton - Live At Last. However, complete worldwide distribution was not achieved. The album was repackaged and released as The Living Dead. The package included a DVD video for the title track. All of the special effects were added in Sweden and the story line was based on the lyrics and message of the song.
Few previously released live Iron Maiden tracks were also added to the CD. Anders Buaas was later replaced by guitarist Rikard Nilsen. The album was being produced by Dieter Roth in his studio in Germany. However, work on the album ceased due to record company problems.
He maintained an extensive world tour schedule including two recent trips through America where traditional metal band, Icarus Witch served as both his opening and backing band. In AugustDi'Anno has scrapped his retirement plans and released a new album with his new band, Architects of Chaoz called The League of Shadows Released on 29 July also featuring members of Paul's longtime German touring backing group The Phantomz.
In the yearPaul returned to Brazil on his tour "The Beast is Back", saying that this would be his last in the country. Paul made eight presentations around the country. These members would be part of the new band of Paul, like he announced on facebookhowever by health problems, the singer had to pause activities and the project in standby.
In Dennis Stratton - Live At Last Di'Anno was hospitalized for undisclosed medical issues and was forced to cancel his previously announced June tour of Brazil. The book includes a chapter of stories and comments regarding Di'Anno from former bandmates including Dennis StrattonJohn Wiggins and Steve Hopgood. The book features many accounts of Di'Anno's violence towards people, including women, and the explanation of his ban from America.
It was controversial for these reasons. In comparison to the soaring, operatic vocals of his successor in Iron MaidenDi'Anno is remembered for having a more guttural " punk " sound to his singing, in part because he began his singing career in punk band the Paedophiles.
He usually sang with a raspy and rougher sound, although he was capable of singing with a purer voice as demonstrated by Dennis Stratton - Live At Last numbers like "Remember Tomorrow", "Strange World" and "Prodigal Son".
Later in his career Di'Anno's style, along with his music, became darker Suzanne Vega - Suzanne Vega more aggressive as Iron Maiden evolved into a more progressive outfit.
He was last resident in SalisburyWiltshire. On 11 Marchhe was jailed for nine months at Salisbury Crown Court. Di'Anno's religious affiliation is made uncertain by his own words; he has given interviews that contradict each other on this subject, perhaps as a practical joke.