Paul Andrews (born 17 May 1958, in Chingford, London), better known as Paul Di'Anno, is an English singer best known as the first vocalist to record with the iconic heavy metal band Iron Maiden, from 1978 to 1981.
In his post-Maiden career, Di'Anno has issued numerous albums over the years, as both a solo artist and as a member of such bands as Gogmagog, Di'Anno's Battlezone, Praying Mantis, and Killers. In the mid-1990s, rumours began to surface that Di'Anno might be rejoining Iron Maiden (after the exit of Bruce Dickinson in 1993), but the speculation proved to be false, with former Wolfsbane vocalist Blaze Bayley joining Iron Maiden, before reuniting with Dickinson in 1999. In 2001, Di'Anno moved to São Paulo, Brazil. As of that time he was still playing music. He released his solo album, Living Dead, in 2006.
Paul has had several businesses outside of the music industry including an internet cafe and a hotel/restaurant in England, which he has now sold.
He currently lives ...