Former Iron Maiden
vocalist Paul Di'Anno
officially scrapped his retirement plans and is set to return with a new band called Architects of Chaoz
reports, the band will feature members of Di'Anno's longtime German touring group The Phantomz
. The release of a studio album is also expected in the near future."I was gonna retire because of a bad knee,"
the singer told Metal Voice
. "And it was really p-ssing me off. What it is, I've got a knee replacement, 'cause it's all damaged; I've had a couple of motorcycle accidents."I thought about quitting - not because I wanted to, but I thought, 'This could get worse. I'm doing more damage to it.' But then I thought, it doesn't make a difference; it's about the voice."
Getting down to the real reason, Paul added, "And I spoke to the wife and she said, 'Oh, my God. If you stay home for two months, I'll probably murder you.' So I decided in the end, 'F--k it.' Doing all these things is great, but I actually wanna be part of a band."
Prior to knee issues, Di'Anno already announced a retirement, but soon pointed out that "it's not an actual retirement retirement."
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