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Member of the holy trinity that are the axemen of the great Iron Maiden. Smith's style greatly differs from his fellow counterparts, (Murray, Gers) for his legato playing is quick yet smoother and arranged to correlate to the given chord structure. His fast passages are closely complementary to his melodic solos which often are more influenced by blues scales.

With all technicalities aside, he is a bloody amazing guitarist and has had an indescribable impact on heavy metal culture.
A small sample of Adrian Smith's great solo/riff material include: Aces High, Flight of Icarus, Hallowed Be Thy Name, Wasted Years, Stranger in a Strange Land, Brighter Than a Thousand Suns
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Guitarist of Iron Maiden from 1981-1990, 1999-current. His rhythmic picking style, heavy metal-type tone, and blazing vibratos and solos have established him as one of classic metal's gods on the guitar. He also has a skill for writing songs, which is evident in "The Evil That Men Do," "2 Minutes to Midnight," and "Wasted Years."
Adrian Smith's solo in "Stranger in a Strange Land" suits the song incredibly well.
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Mark Adrian Smith: A Batty that loves poppers/snappers/anything that makes his arse gape. Not a pleasure to work with Mark is such a bitch. If you ever have the pleasure of meeting this guy be sure to throw eggs att him.

Mark Adrian Smith: also very bad at racing stock cars and anything involved with racing, the only time he is quick from the start is when he hears the juicy lucy van
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