The Beast : Singing with "Iron Maiden" - the Drugs, the Groupies...the Whole Story, Paperback

The Beast : Singing with "Iron Maiden" - the Drugs, the Groupies...the Whole Story Paperback

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Paul Di'anno is one of rock's wildest figures. Now he reveals the shocking stories of his life on the road, including the moment he kicked out his own guitarist's teeth, chasing journalists from venues, shooting out car tyres with a rifle and the truth about his arrest for carrying a sub-machine gun.

His tale is one of drugs, guns, alcohol; of extended periods banged up in prison and his time fronting the mighty Iron Maiden. His controversial antics off-stage are even more shocking than his existence under the spotlights.

He has battled drug addicitions and tumbled from the heights of fame to the pit of bankruptcy.

This is a look into the dark and disturbing times of a man who had spent his whole life courting his demons.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages, black & white plates
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Rock & Pop music
  • ISBN: 9781844548842



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I was laughing out loud half-way through the opening chapter! Paul Di'anno contradicts himself constantly, and all the sex and drugs stories blur into one after a while, but large chunks of this book are brilliant! Not preachy, not whiny, limited mentions of God and Maiden-bashing. Well worth a read.