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5th August 2019 In 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 and me plus four for the second night. Will that be okay?” “Leave it with me,” said …

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 …

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 …

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 …