I´m Adrian Frederick Smith, best known as “Adrian Smith”, one of the three guitarists in the british heavy metal band, iron maiden. Where I usually write the lyrics, next to the bassist steve harris. I was born on 27 February 1957, and I grew up in camedon, London. I am the youngest of three siblings, my older brother Patrick and my sister Katleen- I gained an interest in rock music at 15. On that time, I met a friend called Dave Murray with whom I would form a band called stone free, where I was the vocalist and Murray the guitarist of the band. After that, I was inspired to take up the guitar, so I purchased an old one for £5. My original inspiration were Jony winter and pat Travers, which have inspired me to be a “melodic player”. I have always been inspired by Blues rock, rather than metal. When I was 16, I left school, and I formed my own band, Evil ways, and there was still with my friend Dave Murray; then, the band was renamed Urchin. In this band, I began writing my own songs, and my band Urchin had gained fame,and we signed with a famous music industry. Some months later, in 1979 Iron maiden offered me a place to play with them, but I turned them down. That was a decision I would later regret, because my band Urchin split up in 1980. After that, without a band, I was wondering what to do next, because I rejected Iron Maiden, fortunately, they asked me to reconsider joining them, and I accepted, so, after a successful audition, I got into the band. I have co-written many songs of the band, next to The singer bruce Dickinson, and the bassist Steve Harris. Since that time, we have been one of the most recognized british heavy metal band of the world. Also, Dave Murray and I, combined playing dual guitars, created what all music calls “ the most formidable twin guitar attack in heavy metal” Some years later, Iron maiden took a time off, but I, and also, for many reasons, I left the band. And I would not play guitar again for some years. On...
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