Friday, September 29, 2006

Iron Maiden’s Iron Man Guitarist

NEWCASTLE, England (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers may be getting older, but he’s not getting any slower on stage.

Gers is pushing 50 but he admits that he “has to run around the stage and get some of the violence and shite out” during concerts.

Amazingly, Iron Maiden has been playing heavy rock for 27 years, but Gers admits the band’s cartoon skeleton mascot, “Eddie,” is more recognizable than the band members.

That’s fine by him.

He claims that PLAYING music, rather than being a famous musician, is what moves him, literally.

In his words: “Every night before the show, I tell myself, ‘I’m standing still tonight.’ Never works; I’m going nuts before I know it.”

He adds: “So, really, age means f-all: We HAVE TO do this.”

Iron Maiden’s latest release is called A Matter Of Life And Death and a North American tour kicks off next Wednesday (Oct. 4) in Hartford, Connecticut.

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