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Iron Maidens Nita Strauss and Courtney Cox Play Iron Maiden's "The Trooper" — Video presents a playthrough video of Iron Maiden's "The Trooper," as performed by Iron Maidens guitarists Nita Strauss, left, and Courtney Cox.

The video, which you can check out below, features some extremely up-close fret- and camerawork.

"We know there's a lot of Iron Maiden instructional videos out there, showing you exactly what the guys do on the albums," Strauss says in the clip. "But today we're gonna be showing you a little bit of what we do live with the Iron Maidens."

Consider this a pro-shot version of a hugely popular fan-filmed video of Strauss and Cox playing "The Trooper" at the BOSS/Roland booth at the 2012 Winter NAMM Show.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.