...And F*ck You Too


  • Axl Rosenberg


Boy, Paul Di’Anno sure is a forgiving guy. He thinks that Iron Maiden is “boring” and compared Steve Harris to Hitler, but earlier this year, he announced that he’ll be doing a set consisting entirely of songs from the first two Maiden albums at the Hard Rock Hell IV festival in the UK this December. Now he’s gearing up for a U.S. tour, and, hey, guess what? He’s going to play Maiden’s self-titled debut in its entirety on each and every date.

Looking at the liner notes of that album, it’s interesting to note that Di’Anno only got a songwriting credit on three of the record’s nine songs: “Remember Tomorrow,” “Running Free,” and “Sanctuary.” Guess who’s got a credit on every song save for one? Why, it’s Steve Hitler, of course!

Oh, wait. I didn’t read this thing carefully enough. He’s also gonna do some songs from Killers. Okay, well, let’s just break out those liner notes and… oh, no, never mind. Di’Anno’s only got one songwriting credit on that album, for the title track. All the other songs were, once again, written by Steve Hitler. Dave Murray co-wrote one song apparently.

Well, y’know… sometimes you have to play boring music that was written by a homicidal tyrant to make a buck! No biggie, right? It’s just a compromise of your ideals. Those aren’t really worth anything anyway, are they?


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