Paul Di'Anno's Autobiography to be Released in PaperbackPaul Di’Anno’s autobiography, “The Beast: Singing With Iron Maiden - The Drugs, The Groupies… The Whole Story”, will be released on paperback by John Blake Publishing Ltd. on February 1, 2010.
A description of the book reads as follows: “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 tires 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 addictions 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.”
In an interview with PyroMusic.net, Di’Anno stated about “The Beast”, which originally came out several years ago, “Well, I thought if I am gonna write an autobiography, then I had better go for it with nothing held back. I didn’t want it to be just another one of those poncy, pampering-my-ego autobiography rock books, where I would spend the whole time trying to fucking congratulate myself like so many others, so I just told it like it was. Also I was fucking sick and tired of every other fucker writing whatever they felt like writing about me, so this was a way of shutting them all up and telling them all to fuck off. After it was released, I got some mixed reactions, but generally it has worked for me as putting my life out there as it was.”