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Iron Maiden Guitarist Denies Rumours Of A Split

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Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith has denied that Iron Maiden will be calling it a day after they release their next studio album. Last year, bass player and founder Steve Harris stated: "We’ve always said we’re only going to do 15 albums; we’re coming up to it. There’s going to be an ending point."

However Adrian Smith has refuted this claim recently with the claim that: "We’ll carry on. The great thing is that there’s clearly a huge audience out there waiting to hear what we’re going to do right now; and in the real world that’s not a very common situation so you have to appreciate it."

Iron Maiden are expected to take a break after they finish their tour and then enter the studio to record their fifteenth studio album, which should be released in time for the bands 35th anniversary next year.

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

well, either way, Maiden is one of the greatest bands ever!!

# Mar 22, 2009 @ 11:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Jackrum writes:

LONG LIVE EDDIE THE ED

# Mar 22, 2009 @ 11:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Diamond Oz writes:

If the next album is like the last one then I don't want any more albums to be honest.

# Mar 22, 2009 @ 1:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Jackrum writes:

it took along time for me to get into AMOLAD, but after seeing them perform it in full at earls court that done it for me and i like it. dance of death is a sore point though

# Mar 22, 2009 @ 2:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Diamond Oz writes:

I liked Dance Of Death personally and I'll agree that AMOLAD was better live (also saw them at Earls Court) but as an album, I didn't really like it. There's two or three songs that I still listen to. Plus if they do the next album live in full I'm never paying to see them again.

# Mar 22, 2009 @ 8:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Rake writes:

Gotta agree with Oz here, when I saw Maiden on the matter of life and death tour it was my first time seeing the band, cuz I've lived in the Yukon my whole life and bands don't come here, so I was pretty excited to see them play the classics, as would be expected to any first-timer. Not being a big fan of the latest album at the time I felt pretty let down. All that money spent on the plane ticket to Toronto, hotel expences and not to mention the cost of the concert ticket it was a pretty dissapointing expereince. Mind you I don't wanna sound like I'm b****ing about it cuz it was still a pretty amazing show, can't really complain about seeing Maiden live.

# Mar 22, 2009 @ 9:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Jenny writes:

I'm with posts one and two; Maiden is awesome! \m/

# Mar 22, 2009 @ 9:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. DeathInEye writes:

Lucky me I saw them on Ozzfest so I got to hear all the classics. I felt blessed by Eddie himself.

Up the Irons \m/\m/

# Mar 22, 2009 @ 10:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. wilco writes:

yeah maiden one and still one of my fav bands
do think indeed they are a real live band there albums are good but not that good
would be smart of them to quit at there high point do one more tour and call it the end
so they dont turn into the r stones

but eddie will keep om roaming than

# Mar 23, 2009 @ 6:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Paul666 writes:

Iron Maiden.... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

# Mar 23, 2009 @ 9:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Angelripper93 writes:

f*** yeah,they better not break up.

# Mar 23, 2009 @ 1:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. dark666rage writes:

i still think they should tour with Queensryche b4 they hang it up, always wanted to see those guys together on tour.

# Mar 23, 2009 @ 10:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. brandedcfh420 writes:

yea dark i agree. im not a quessryche fan, but that would def sell out quick!!

# Mar 23, 2009 @ 10:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Robert Jones writes:

One word. Powerslave.

# Mar 29, 2009 @ 8:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. That_One_Guy writes:

I didn't think AMOLAD was too bad.. Dance of Death bored me terribly, though...

Regardless, I hope Iron Maiden keeps going strong.

# Mar 29, 2009 @ 8:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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