Loopyworld

Loopy World - Recording the first Iron Maiden Heavy Metal album

With Steve and Rod constantly pushing everyone to get things moving at breakneck speed, gigs were getting organised before the crew were ready. Then we got told, and I mean GOT told, that we were going into a studio in Holborn, Central London, to record an album. EMI had stumped …
Adrian Smith, guitarist with Iron Maiden

Home! Home again, I like to be here when I can. I felt like shit. My girlfriend had left me and I had nothing to do. Even the idea of a jigsaw puzzle wasn’t fun. Paul came over and we would go to the Green Man for a few beers, …

Rehearsals were kept at a relentless pace even without a drummer. Steve had a whole bunch of new songs he wanted to work on and the rest of the band were eager to get things going again. I sat there twiddling my thumbs most days, having nothing better to do. …

After a few shows at the Music Machine and countless gigs elsewhere and everywhere, Steve was introduced to a guy called Rod Smallwood. Rod, from what I remember, had a few contacts in the music industry and had been part of the management team for IQ, Paul Young’s band before …

My first memories of the Music Machine are getting there before anyone else, along with the rest of the crew, and surveying the place. It was enormous compared to some of the other venue’s we’d played at. The stage was about seven feet above floor level but luckily the load …

I met up with another ex-Killer Krew member, Chris Lang, at Manor Park station for Clive Burr’s funeral. I hadn’t seen Chris for quite a few years, but we found each other on Facebook and he hadn’t changed a bit, although he was slightly chubbier. Working outside the music business …

Just over a month ago I posted a little blog about Iron Maiden recording the Spaceward Demo, which as we all now know, became ‘The Soundhouse Tapes’. And of course, if it hadn’t been for the success of the Soundhouse Tapes, then where would Iron Maiden be now? With the …

Just over a month ago I posted a little blog about Iron Maiden recording the Spaceward Demo, which as we all now know, became ‘The Soundhouse Tapes’. And of course, if it hadn’t been for the success of the Soundhouse Tapes, then where would Iron Maiden be now? Ultimately, the …

When I quit Stage Miracles in 1995, I somehow forgot all about Iron Maiden. I knew there had been various changes, as Bruce left to be replaced by Blaze and Adrian by Janick, but in reality I lost track of what was going on in the music business. My new …

With Steve and Rod constantly pushing everyone to get things moving at breakneck speed, gigs were getting organised before the crew were ready. Then we got told, and I mean GOT told, that we were going into a studio in Holborn, Central London, to record an album. EMI had stumped …