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Gers Admission: "I Never Played A Lick...My Guitar Cord Isn't Even Plugged In"

In an epic exclusive interview to appear on Metal Underground, Iron Maiden reveals some of the most shocking information about the band's past, present and future. The interview involving all band members past and present is a collaborative effort from the entire Metal Underground staff and was conducted in secret over the course of six months from July 2011 to December 2011 and was spearheaded by Metal Underground owner Doug Gibson. Now, after an additional three months of editing, the interview will be released as a 42 part series beginning tomorrow at some time between the hours of 2:00am to 8:00pm, with another successive part each day as a celebration of the band's upcoming North American Tour.

In part one of the massive undertaking, guitarist Janick Gers makes the shocking admission to MU Staff writer Michael "OverkillExposure" Smith that he actually has never played a note both in the studio or live. The following is an excerpt from the interview:

Michael Smith: Now I have been watching closely to many of the bands performances over the years. How is it possible that you can swing your guitar fight off a towering Eddie monster with it and still actually play?

Janick Gers: It's funny because I get this all the time. Honestly, if you pulled my guitar cord all the way out, it actually isn't plugged in.

Michael Smith: Come again? Are you saying that you aren't actually playing? Just one show or all of them?

Janick Gers: All of them. Frankly, I never played a lick since Adrian re-joined the band, both in the studio or at gigs. The band said 'thanks Janick, but Adrian is back.' I asked them if I could stick around so long as I don't interfere with the rest of the band.

Michael Smith: So who's idea was it to agree to have a third guitarist that doesn't play?

Janick Gers: We all agreed that it would be cool to be known as a band with three guitarists. Originally, we had an idea of me playing rhythm live while Dave and Adrian played dueling solos. That idea didn't last as Dave and Adrian wanted to showcase their talents separately. So at that point I said, well I'll just provide the entertainment. Send Eddie after me and I'll play along.

Michael Smith: So, wouldn't this just be a version of air guitaring?

Janick Gers: Well....no - I have a guitar on. Occasionally, I pluck a string.

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13 Comments on "Janick Gers Admits He Never Played In Iron Maiden"

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1. Andymaiden writes:

What a load of balls of course he plays his f***ing it.tar this f***ing website is a sham

# Apr 1, 2012 @ 6:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. maidenmaddness666 writes:

this is bull cause janick plays the acoustic intros and solos all the tim who ever wrote this is brain dead

# Apr 1, 2012 @ 8:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. I'm not Jesus Christ writes:

This is an April Fools joke. I know it.

# Apr 1, 2012 @ 8:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. duncan hills writes:

my god #1 and #2 are f***ing morons. look at the f***ing date. ever heard of april fools' day?

i just found this hilarious

# Apr 1, 2012 @ 10:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. maidenmaddness666 writes:

Duncan hills is a homo fa**ot don't talk sh** you f***in prick

# Apr 1, 2012 @ 10:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Necrovomit writes:

butt hurt much? fa**ot

# Apr 2, 2012 @ 12:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. hellrat writes:

for sure my favorite...its so in line with Janick's classic style

'Nah, I was Unplugged!! Been doing it for years, MTV gave me the idea actually...I tried it and its great! I can fight with the 'Ead all I want and play me guitar behind me head and you'll never hear a bad squawk from my end, that sure! Slickest job in the world, highly recommended! Run to the Hills, Aye!!"

# Apr 2, 2012 @ 1:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. jzeus writes:

bullsh**

# Apr 2, 2012 @ 5:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. duncan hills writes:

cheers maidenmadness666, i myself am a massive maiden fan but you've just made me ashamed to call myself one. learn to read the date, boy.

# Apr 4, 2012 @ 12:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Andrew k writes:

I find this artical out of order to be honest. not only is it not funny but it is basically another way around being called a janick hater, only instead of actually straight facing; insulting him, you choose to post a joking article slagging him off instead. Whether you say this is a joke or not makes no diffrence becaue i bet there is a 90% chance that this was actually writting by someone who either dislikes or does not favour janick. He is in IRON MAIDEN your not, do one and stop critisizing him.

# Apr 4, 2012 @ 12:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. hellrat writes:

^Get the fvck outta here you bleak, humorless, hypersensitive and presumtuous, half-witted, blithering, fvcking BLOODY IMBECILE :)

AYE Janick!! UP THE FVCKING IRONS!! \m/

NP---INVADERS---6-Three Score-6

# Apr 4, 2012 @ 2:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. obscured_by_clouds writes:

wow i thought this was true, i am so glad its not

# Apr 6, 2012 @ 3:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. me..... writes:

I only wish this was true......... :(

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