Michael Kenney - the Man Behind the MaidenKeyboard Magazine has posted an interview with Maiden’s live keyboardist Michael Kenney:
If you donâ€™t know the name Michael Kenney, youâ€™re not alone. However, if youâ€™ve seen legendary heavy metal band Iron Maiden any time since the early â€™80s, youâ€™ve probably heard and even seen Kenney, sometimes known as â€œthe Count.â€ Heâ€™s been playing keyboards on their multi-platinum records and often grueling world tours. Keyboard caught up with Kenney out in San Bernardino, California, where he was about to face a large and unruly metal crowd. He clued us in to what â€œheavyâ€ used to mean and why ultimately, itâ€™s all about the job getting done, and done well.
Whatâ€™s your recording history with Iron Maiden?
As a player, Maiden was my first, and only, big-league recording situation. Steve Harris pretty much knows what he wants, so it was just my job to play it. I played on a few albums (No Prayer for the Dying, Fear of the Dark, X Factor and some of Virtual Xl). Around then Steve started feeling more comfortable with keys and began doing most of it. I’m still around to assist, and I handle it all live.
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