Most of the world know Adrian Smith as the lead guitarist of Iron Maiden, one of the most successful bands in history. Those in Maiden’s inner circle also know him as a die-hard fisherman. Smith is set to release his memoir on September 3rd via Virgin Books. ‘Monsters of River & Rock: My Life as Iron Maiden’s Compulsive Angler’ will delve into both worlds.
Smith got hooked on fishing as a youngster in East London and never looked back. He’s managed to catch fish in ponds, rivers, lakes and oceans all across world as he relentlessly traversed the globe with Maiden. ‘Monsters’ is part extremely personal biography, and part armchair fishing fantasy. Ultimately. it’s the story of a rock star who found peace at the water’s edge.