Former Iron Maiden Singer Paul Di’Anno Says His Wife Convinced Him Not to Retire
Earlier this summer, Paul Di'Anno told fans he'd had a change of heart about his previously announced farewell tour, explaining that he'd realized his bad knee didn't have much of an impact on his stage show. "I’m gonna get my knee fixed up at some point, because it’s absolutely an agony everyday with my bad knee as far as the concerts," he admitted. "But it’s OK, ’cause they don’t wanna f---ing see me, they want to hear the voice."
The former Iron Maiden singer went into further detail during a recent interview, joking that his wife canceled his retirement plans.
"I spoke to the wife and she said, ‘Oh my God -- if you stay home for two months, I'll probably murder you.’ So I decided in the end, ‘F--- it,'" he recalled. "I was going to retire because of a bad knee, and it was really pissing me off. I thought about quitting -- not because I wanted to, but I thought, ‘This could get worse; I’m doing more damage to it.’ Then I thought, ‘It doesn’t make a difference. It’s about the voice.’"
In the meantime, Di'Anno is seeking a new booking agent for a new round of dates while prepping the release of his latest DVD, 'The Beast Arises' (which is out in October), and working on new music. He also hinted at a slight change of direction for the future, adding, "Doing all these things is great, but I actually want to be part of a band."