Dennis Stratton

Black Wizard

Pleb Hunter
Dennis' band Lionheart are releasing an album early next year:


I didn't realize that Dennis had a career outside of being the guy who used to be in Iron Maiden.
 

Black Wizard

Pleb Hunter
Dennis' band Lionheart are releasing an album early next year:
It will actually be released on 31st July, called 'The Reality of Miracles'.

The band members are:

Dennis Stratton - former guitarist with IRON MAIDEN
Steve Mann - current guitarist and keyboardist with MICHAEL SCHENKER
Rocky Newton - former bass player and backing vocalist with MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP
Clive Edwards - former drummer with UFO, WILD HORSES and ULI ROTH
Lee Small - former lead vocalist with SHY and PHENOMENA

 

MindRuler

Ancient Mariner
I read an interview with Dennis Stratton in this months RockTribune magazine about the new Lionheart album.
He said one of the reasons why he had to leave Maiden was because he liked The Eagles. :oops:
He also didn't want to speak about Di'Anno so I guess the two didn't get along either.
 

Black Bart

Ancient Mariner
wasn't there a short-lived Stratton project with Pete Willis (who was sacked from Def Leppard during the same time period?)
Actually, Pete Willis was fired in July 1982 but in his case, it was because of alcohol-related problems.
Apart from Gogmagog (still kicking myself for losing the unreleased LP in a computer crash!), Pete Willis also played in a band named Roadhouse:
 
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MindRuler

Ancient Mariner
Actually, Pete Willis was fired in July 1982 but in his case, it was because of alcohol-related problems.
Apart from Gogmagog (still kicking myself for losing the unreleased LP in a computer crash!), Pete Willis also played in a band named Roadhouse:
I have a soft spot for this kind of smoothly produced wellcrafted melodic hardrock (or AOR)
 

The_7th_one

Ancient Mariner
I think Pete Willis wasn't as drunk as the rest of the band at that time.
I think the idea could be from the management to recruit maybe a better guitar player and a guy who had the standards of beauty that the management wanted to make a kind of semi naked Beatles of rock and sell millions and have groupies and reach to women…or maybe Pete Willis didn't want to be a blond guy.
 

SixesAlltheway

Ancient Mariner
New Dennis Stratton interview on radio show/podcast Heavy Metal Sewing Circle

"An unsung guitar hero, Dennis Stratton played alongside Dave Murray on the first Iron Maiden album. He brought guitar harmonies into the Maiden equation, and introduced the band to drummer Clive Burr.
My feature interview with Stratton about his bands RDB, Lionheart, Praying Mantis, and all things Maiden '79-'80 airs on tonight's Heavy Metal Sewïng Cïrcle radio show. Tune in 10pm PST on 91.1, 107.1, or online at XRAY. FM \m/"



Listen: https://xray.fm/broadcasts/36049

The Dennis Stratton interview starts at about 15:20
 
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