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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, …
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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 …
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Ok, where do I start? At the beginning I guess, so let me introduce myself. Born Steve Newhouse on May 1st 1957, in the London Borough of Hackney, I had the nickname of Loopy given to me some twenty years later by the same guy who introduced Paul Di’Anno to …
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Photo of the band Sky Valley Mistress

People go mad in the desert, the relentless heat attacking body and brain until both are reduced to a gloopy stew. Sky Valley Mistress know this only too well as they travelled from their home in Blackburn to the hot and unforgiving otherworld of Southern California. To mis-quote Dorothy in …
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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 …
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There are many Iron Maiden books out there now, both official and unofficial. Some are better than others. I’d put them into two categories. Firstly there are general histories of the band such as ’30 Years Of The Beast’ by Paul Stenning or the official ‘Run To The Hills’ by …
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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. …
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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 …
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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 …
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Blaze Bayley will headline Burr Fest 2020 which takes place at The Dome in London’s Tufnell Park on Saturday 7th March 2020. The former Iron Maiden frontman completes an incredibly strong six band line-up which also includes Elixir, Tytan, Airforce, Absolva and Kaine. The festival organisers made the following statement: …
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