Album: Red Dragon Cartel (2014)


  • Former Iron Maiden leader Paul Di'Anno lent his vocal chops to this track. Jake E. Lee recalled to Classic Rock Revisited: "To me, the first Iron Maiden album was it. They were more punky then and they were more 'F--k you!'"

    "We were in the studio and we were trying to decide who should sing on that song and Brent Fitz, who is the drummer in Slash's band, and played a couple of songs on the record, listened to it and we were wracking our brains on who would sound good on that," Lee continued. "Brent goes, 'How about Paul Di'Anno?' I said, 'Paul Di'Anno? I haven't heard that name in like thirty years. Where did that come from?' He said, 'I was just listening to some early Maiden today.' I thought that could be awesome. He recorded in England and I've never met the guy."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Matthew Wilder - "Break My Stride"

Matthew Wilder - "Break My Stride"They're Playing My Song

Wilder's hit "Break My Stride" had an unlikely inspiration: a famous record mogul who rejected it.

Subversive Songs Used To Sell

Subversive Songs Used To SellSong Writing

Songs about drugs, revolution and greed that have been used in commercials for sneakers, jeans, fast food, cruises and cars.

Marvin Gaye

Marvin GayeFact or Fiction

Did Marvin try out with the Detroit Lions? Did he fake crazy to get out of military service? And what about the cross-dressing?

Gary Numan

Gary NumanSongwriter Interviews

An Electronic music pioneer with Asperger's Syndrome. This could be interesting.

Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear: Teddy Bears and Teddy Boys in Songs

Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear: Teddy Bears and Teddy Boys in SongsSong Writing

Elvis, Little Richard and Cheryl Cole have all sung about Teddy Bears, but there is also a terrifying Teddy song from 1932 and a touching trucker Teddy tune from 1976.

Tony Banks of Genesis

Tony Banks of GenesisSongwriter Interviews

Genesis' key-man re-examines his solo career and the early days of music video.