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Loopyworld. And Then… Part Two

5th August 2019In August 2013, Maiden did two shows at the O2 in London, so it was a simple case of "Hi Vic. I need me plus one for the first night...

9. THE BEGINNING OF THE REST

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...

8. ENTER SMALLWOOD

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...

7. THE MUSIC MACHINE

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...

6. THE FUN BEGINS

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...

5A. RECORDING DEMOS AT MINUS 20 DEGREES REVISITED

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...

5. RECORDING DEMOS AT MINUS 20 DEGREES

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...

4. THE EARTH IS GETTING GREENER

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...

3. WHEN FIVE BECAME EIGHT

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...

2. THE BIRTH OF THE BEAST

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...

Metalwave 2013: Original Iron Maiden Crew Reunites For Dennis Stratton’s Iron Maiden Years

I went along as a friend and a punter, like we all do, and got asked to help out. I already knew that I was likely to help Den out, but then Jeff...

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