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Former Iron Maiden Singer Attacked Onstage

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Just two days after the murder of Damageplan's Dimebag Darrel and three others during a concert in Ohio, it appears that another metal musician may have been attacked onstage.
Former Iron Maiden lead vocalist Paul Di'Anno was reportedly attacked by a crazed fan during his appearance Friday at the Heavy Metal Monsters melodic metal festival in Tel Aviv, Israel.

TotalRock.com reports that the fan jumped onstage during Di'Anno's performance and "lashed out" at the singer. Di'Anno reportedly only suffered minor injuries and was able to complete his set.

At press time antiMUSIC was unable to obtain an official confirmation of this incident. The second day of the festival (Dec 11, 2004) is expected to proceed as planned.

Paul Di'Anno was the lead singer of Iron Maiden from 1977 until late 1981 when he was replaced by Bruce Dickinson. Di'Anno appeared on the group's first two major label studio releases 1979's Iron Maiden and 1980's Killers as well as the 1981 live EP Maiden Japan and the group's self released "Soundhouse Tapes".

Source: antiMUSIC

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1. no-nato writes:

What the?...who the?...why would someone attack someone in a band? eventhough the musicians are up front and vaulnerable they chose this profession,now they need to plan on tighter security at the Shows,in turn SUCKS for the NORMAL Fans..........

# Dec 12, 2004 @ 8:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Rue writes:

Damn. I hope we don't see any more tragedies or violence at showplaces. It's just dumb. I know that music can be life for many people. But is killing someone or hurting someone the answer? NOOO. I wonder how Nathan Gale could feel so betrayed. There was a possibilty of a Pantera reunion, and now he destroyed that. And I hope people see that it's not the music to blame. After all, you there are millions who listen to metal, and none of them commit crimes, or try to hurt people. Except this guy who attacked the ex-Maiden singer, and Nathan Gale. Im sure there have been more tragic events in the metal world, but not many.

# Dec 12, 2004 @ 9:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Plan2Damage writes:

WHAT THE f***??? Why is this happening to musicians? You would think because of the loss of Dime that security just might be raised a little bit...I don't know, maybe Im just crazy...

# Dec 12, 2004 @ 12:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. sex writes:

why would u go to isreal to perform when u know theres a 75 percent chance that ull be attacked by a f***en crazy a$$ motherf***er

# Dec 12, 2004 @ 1:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. metdallisha07 writes:

I HOPE TO ALL OTHER METAL GODS TO HAVE A SAFE JOURNEY. WE DON't DESERVE TO HEAR ANOTHER TRAGIC LOSS OF THEM THAT REALLY IS BULLsh**.


WORLD'S GONE WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Dec 12, 2004 @ 4:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. tattoocreator writes:

f***ing aye metdallisha07. No need for sh** like this to happen.

# Dec 23, 2004 @ 1:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. The_Prisoner666 writes:

What a tw£t attacking d'iannio like that. Someone needs to sort the f£ucking attaker out before he strikes again. UP THE £MAIDEN£!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Dec 26, 2004 @ 8:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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