Adrian Smith was born February 27 1957 in Hackney, East London, England. As a young lad in school, he befriended Dave Murray and joined his band, Urchin as lead singer. After Murray left to join Iron Maiden, Adrian kept running the band until 1980 when he joined Iron Maiden himself as a guitarist for the Killers album. Adrian left in 1989 because he didn't feel comfortable with the new type music they were playing. (See Seventh Son of a Seventh Son and Somewhere in Time). After leaving he recorded a solo album and then formed Psycho Motel in 1996. He rejoined Maiden for the Ed Hunter Tour in 1999 and has been with them ever since.
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