Former IRON MAIDEN Guitarist DENNIS STRATTON Has 'No Regrets'

Barking and Dagenham Recorder reports: Canning Town-born former IRON MAIDEN guitarist Dennis Stratton hasn't stopped working since he left the legendary heavy metal band in 1980.

This week he looks forward to fronting a PINK FLOYD tribute gig at The Bridgehouse II, just around the corner from where he grew up in the 1950s.

The IRON MAIDEN lineup chopped and changed from when the band was first formed on Christmas Day 1975 by founder member Steve Harris, but Dennis was in place when the group landed their major record deal with EMI in 1979.

Dennis, 55, said: "There were disagreements and arguments and when you're young you make your choices, but I have no regrets. There were other guitarists before me and there have been several others since.

"When I left in 1980, I joined a band called LIONHEART. We signed to CBS and spent four years touring America. Later, in the '90s, I was in a band called PRAYING MANTIS and spent 15 years between the U.K. and Japan."

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