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Michael Kenney - the Man Behind the Maiden

on October 4, 2010 @ 22:54

Keyboard Magazine has posted an interview with Maiden's live keyboardist Michael Kenney:

If you don’t know the name Michael Kenney, you’re not alone. However, if you’ve seen legendary heavy metal band Iron Maiden any time since the early ’80s, you’ve probably heard and even seen Kenney, sometimes known as “the Count.” He’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 “heavy” used to mean and why ultimately, it’s all about the job getting done, and done well.


What’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.

Read the full article here.
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