Janick Gers

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Janick Gers
Janick Gers @ Bluesfest July 6 2010.jpg
Gers at the Ottawa Bluesfest 2010 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Background information
Birth nameJanick Robert Gers
Born (1957-01-27) 27 January 1957 (age 62)
Hartlepool, England
GenresHeavy metal, progressive rock, hard rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active1975-present
LabelsEMI
Associated actsIron Maiden, White Spirit, Gillan, Gogmagog, Bruce Dickinson, Fish

Janick Robert Gers (born 27 January 1957 in Hartlepool, England) is an English guitarist. He currently plays for the heavy metal band Iron Maiden where he is one of three guitarist along with Dave Murray and Adrian Smith.

He uses the Fender Stratocaster and the Marshall JMP-1 preamp through a Marshall 9200 power amp.[1][2][3]

Career[change | change source]

He first started playing for the New Wave of British Heavy Metal band White Spirit. He then joined the band Gillan which was formed by Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan.[4] When Gillan broke up, Gers joined Gogmagog in 1985.[5] During the recording of the song "Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter", he was asked to join Iron Maiden in place of Adrian Smith.[6] Since then, he has remained with the band even when Smith rejoined the band in 1999.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Gallery: Iron Maiden's 2010 Touring Gear". Premier Guitar. Retrieved 2014-01-05.
  2. "Janick Gers' MIDI Foot Controller". Premier Guitar. Retrieved 2014-01-05.
  3. "Janick Gers' Rack". Premier Guitar. Retrieved 2014-01-05.
  4. Tobler, John. NME Rock 'N' Roll Years (1st ed.). p. 468.
  5. Wall, Mick. Iron Maiden: Run to the Hills, the Authorised Biography (third ed.). p. 280.
  6. Wall, Mick. Iron Maiden: Run to the Hills, the Authorised Biography (third ed.). p. 281.
  7. Wall, Mick. Iron Maiden: Run to the Hills, the Authorised Biography (third ed.). p. 331.