Ex-IRON MAIDEN vocalist Paul Di’Anno recently joined us on THE LOADED RADIO PODCAST and discussed GHOST’s recent cover of the MAIDEN classic “Phantom Of The Opera”
Paul Di’Anno, former singer for British heavy metal icons IRON MAIDEN, recently joined us on an all new edition of THE LOADED RADIO PODCAST and discussed his true feelings about GHOST’s recent cover of the song “Phantom Of The Opera”.
GHOST‘s rendition of “Phantom Of The Opera” was made available last week as a preview of the band’s “Phantomime” EP, which sees the band covering tracks like GENESIS‘s “Jesus He Knows Me”, TELEVISION‘s “See No Evil”, THE STRANGLERS‘ “Hanging Around” and Tina Turner‘s “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)”, alongside the aforementioned IRON MAIDEN cover.
Back on May 16, the same day that GHOST‘s version of “Phantom Of The Opera” was made available, Di’Anno — who sang on the original recording of the song posted a since-deleted post which read: “Everyone asking my opinion on the ghost cover of phantom well not that it matters but it fkn sucks”. Paul went on to add a series of vomit emojis, as can be seen in the screenshot below, courtesy of The Metal Voice.
We decided to ask Paul about this in our latest talk to which he explained his comments in a little more detail, even taking back some of the original disdain he seemed to carry toward the tune.
The full episode of THE LOADED RADIO PODCAST publishes next week, but in the meantime check out a sample from our talk below.