Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith Jams With Former Anthrax Singer Neil Turbin at California Pub
Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith recently gave Malibu, Calif., a treat when he led a jam session with former Anthrax vocalist Neil Turbin and members of Made N' America. The performance took place at Ollie's Duck and Dive pub and saw Smith covering a bunch of classic tunes.
When's the last time you saw a member of Iron Maiden play outside a stadium? Adrian Smith's Christmas Jam was far from a Maiden concert. The guitar titan actually stuck mostly to soul and rock 'n' roll's early years. As for Neil Turbin, he jumped in for a few tracks, showing off his pipes which remain impressive to this day.
Any rock fan will recognize some of the tracks Smith integrated into his setlist, like Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" and Deep Purple's "Highway Star," the latter of which brought Neil Turbin onto the mic. The makeshift band's jam of the Impressions' "People Get Ready" is especially good, so if you're a fan of soul, make sure to check that one out below.
Adrian Smith sang a few songs himself during the set, so fans who always look forward to Adrian's backing on Maiden classics like "Can I Play With Madness" or "Wasted Years" should be pumped to check out Smith's voice in a lead role.
Watch footage of Adrian Smith's Christmas concert in the clips above and below!
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