Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris leaves it all on the stage on July 14th, 2012 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. Currently in the States on his band’s Maiden England World Tour, Harris is preparing for the release of British Lion [Universal], his fi rst solo project since forming Iron Maiden in 1975. Look for an in-depth interview with the giant of metal bass in an upcoming issue of BASS PLAYER. In the meantime, Up the Irons!
Bill Wyman on Making The Rolling Stones' Exile On Main St.
“That the album ever came out at all was a complete miracle,” marvels Bill Wyman of the 1972 landmark Rolling Stones album Exile On Main St. Though critics initially overlooked the band’s provocative blend of American roots music with Brit-style rock (“Everybody slagged it off,” Wyman bitterly recalls), the album has since gained recognition as one of the Stones’ most potent statements. This year, Universal has re-mastered the seminal double album, reissuing it with a blistering batch of bonus tracks.