Greg Prato of Songfacts has chatted with another ex-Iron Maiden singer. Paul Di’Anno spills the beans on writing Maiden classics and what he’s up to these days.
The original Maiden vocalist talks about his new band Architects of Chaoz and his new live DVD The Beast Arises. Inevitably there’s also lots of talk about his days as Maiden frontman in the early 1980s.
Di’Anno is still proud of his Maiden days and also claims to have written at least one classic tune pretty much on his own. “Running Free is basically my song. I asked Steve to play this certain bass line, he did, and I actually ended up getting a songwriting credit – I thought, ‘Oh… great!’ […] I had the idea for it all. I stole the idea off of Gary Glitter, with a drumbeat and stuff like that.”
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Thanks to Greg Prato!