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Paul Di'anno Announces Retirement, Plans To Tour Until 2013

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Former Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di'anno has posted a short message online via his official Facebook page, in which he has bluntly announced that he will retire next year. His statement reads as follows:

"I am gonna be 'Pulling The Plug' next year 2013, and making it my 'Farewell Tour'...it was good whilst it lasted. Details will follow in the next few weeks/months."

Di'anno began his career with Iron Maiden, with whom he recorded two classic albums before being let go. He went on to front a number of other bands including Killers, Battlezone and Praying Mantis, as well as releasing solo records. For more information about his career, feel free to check out our Sunday Old School columns about Iron Maiden and Di'annos post-Maiden career.

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1. . writes:

good

# Jul 9, 2012 @ 9:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. spiral_architect writes:

THE ORIGINAL VOICE OF IRON MAIDEN! DI'ANNO JUST CAN'T SEEM TO KEEP OUT OF TROUBLE. BEST OF LUCK TO HIM IN HIS RETIREMENT.....

# Jul 9, 2012 @ 12:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. KREDD writes:

money grab

# Jul 9, 2012 @ 12:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. spiral_architect writes:

PROBABLY! LIKE KISS' "FINAL SESSIONS" IN THE 90'S, THE SCORPIONS' CURRENT RETIREMENT SCAM (NEW ALBUM DUE NEXT YEAR), OR THE EAGLES' NEVER ENDING TOUR.

# Jul 9, 2012 @ 12:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

cool story bro...

# Jul 9, 2012 @ 6:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

cool story bro...

# Jul 9, 2012 @ 6:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. wilco writes:

about time

# Jul 10, 2012 @ 8:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. hellrat writes:

mmmm, yeeeaahh....okay, buh-Bye now

NP---KILLERS

# Jul 10, 2012 @ 1:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. HE HE HE HE writes:

If he's cheating goverment for welfare checks while working off the books that usually means hes low on cash reserves.....retirement my ass

he will take 2 years off then anounce his yet another "farewell" tour LOL......

# Jul 10, 2012 @ 9:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. kic writes:

Who cares....honestly?

# Jul 11, 2012 @ 6:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. btbamfav20 writes:

Forgettable x1000

NP: The Aftermath - Bonded By Blood

# Jul 11, 2012 @ 8:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. duncan hills writes:

bit of a shame - sort of reminds you how old maiden are...

# Jul 20, 2012 @ 10:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. BlackNThrash writes:

that sucks...i guess you gotta move on at some. point

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