Paul Di’Anno Understands Why Iron Maiden Fired Him

Paul Di’Anno Understands Why Iron Maiden Fired Him

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Former Iron Maiden singer Paul Di’Anno reflected on being fired by the band back in 1981 – and said he didn’t blame them.

Ahead of his last-ever concert, the musician recently told Metal Hammer that he wishes he could’ve contributed more to the band.

“I don’t blame them for getting rid of me,” he said. “Obviously, the band was Steve [Harris]’ baby, but I wish I’d been able to contribute more. After a while that got me down. In the end, I couldn’t give 100 percent to Maiden anymore and it wasn’t fair to the band, the fans or to myself.”

Di’Anno was the singer on the first two Iron Maiden albums before he was replaced by Bruce Dickinson due to his partying habits.

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