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Adrian Smith

Adrian Smith performing with Iron Maiden at Ottawa Bluesfest in 2010
Background information
Birth name Adrian Frederick Smith[1]
Born (1957-02-27) 27 February 1957 (age 59)
Hackney, London, England
Genres Heavy metal, progressive rock, hard rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1972–present
Labels EMI
Associated acts Urchin, Iron Maiden, The Entire Population of Hackney, ASAP, The Untouchables, Psycho Motel, Michael Kiske, Bruce Dickinson, Primal Rock Rebellion, Hear ‘n Aid
Notable instruments
Jackson Adrian Smith San Dimas, Gibson Les Paul, Fender Stratocaster

We are one of the last heavy metal bands. Iron Maiden has always been unique.
Adrian Smith
The band has always stayed close to its fans and not sold out. That's a very rare thing. I can see how rare that is having been outside of the band for eight years. Maiden has integrity. I think people appreciate that.
Adrian Smith
We try and stay out of the corporate side of it. The band has never compromised. At some point in our career we could have made a certain type of record and sold millions of units, as they are called.
Adrian Smith
A band is sort of like a star. It reaches a peak and burns out. To have five guys working in perfect harmony longer than a couple years is difficult.
Adrian Smith
I get to fish a lot of wild and wonderful places on tour.
I've never been much for theory and scales.
The room is the most important thing about recording.
To me, anyone with an Australian accent wielding a tennis racket is cool.
When you're used to seeing someone being coldly efficient on court and suddenly they go on stage and into your world – it's fascinating.
Adrian Smith