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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Adrian Smith:" We don't sacrifice anything"
Australian website Faster Louder
recently conducted an interview with Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below:
Faster Louder: What, if any, are the differences between the festival shows and your own shows in terms of song choice or production? Especially with such an extravagant stage show such as Iron Maiden's, do you have enough time at a festival to get the whole thing up and running without sacrificing any of the show?
Adrian: We don't sacrifice anything. We've got a great crew and they get everything up and running the way it should be. I know a lot of people will be there to see us, so you got to make sure that you take care of all that. As far as song choice we do exactly the same as what we do on the rest of the tour. Because it's a full show so we can't really change too many songs anyway.
Faster Louder: Was there ever any tension caused by Janick [Gers, guitar] staying in the band after you rejoined?
Adrian: No, not really. I've known Janick for years anyway. Dave[Murray], Janick and I all get on really well. There's never been any problem. Potentially it's a nightmare, isn't it?! Three guitarists… You can just imagine backstage fights and onstage fights! But there's never been anything like that. I think in any band it's all about chemistry and it's about the band, not the individuals. Certainly with the three of us, we're really aware of that.