Loopyworld

After several months of touring all over the country as a four piece Steve decided that a new addition was required. He wanted a second guitarist to make the harmonies work so he put an advertisement in Melody Maker, along the lines that Iron Maiden were seeking a second guitarist …

Back in those days Steve Harris used to store all the band’s gear in his Nan’s front room in a house in Leytonstone, in the good old East End of London. But feeling that things were moving quickly, Steve managed to arrange a loan of about £3,000 and used the …

Rehearsals went on week after week, backwards and forwards to Bromley By Bow and eventually déjà vu kicked in. I was thinking one day about how Paul and I had done pretty much the same thing eighteen months before with Rock Candy. It’s funny how it affects you. Same ol’, …

Paul got the job, which is history now, but let me expand that a little. So off he went to rehearsals, on his own for a while, but it soon became obvious that Paul wanted me to tag along. And I have to admit, I couldn’t wait to meet these …
Loopy World - Recording the first Iron Maiden Heavy Metal album

Who am I? 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 …