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THE FINE PRINT - Welcome; 300 Covers; Iron Maiden

For me, I've always been partial to the Feb. 1992 cover of Slash. The Les Paul behind his back, the cig barely stuck to his lips, the Uncensored! line...this, to me, is the perfect cover in terms of composition and attitude. Go check out the gallery and see if you agree.

Looking forward to seeing Iron Maiden next Friday in New Jersey...I was lucky enough to see the band on the Powerslave tour in 1985 at Radio City Music Hall, so I'm extra excited about seeing the recreation of that awesome tour. Powerslave was actually the last great Iron Maiden record to me (I know many of you disagree), so I'll be in pure classic metal heaven as long as they stick to songs from the first five records. If I hear "The Clairvoyant" anywhere in there, I'm gone! :)

Until next time, up the irons...

  • Jeff Kitts
  • Managing Editor

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As a teenager, Jeff Kitts began his career in the mid ’80s as editor of an underground heavy metal fanzine in the bedroom of his parents’ house. From there he went on to write for countless rock and metal magazines around the world – including Circus, Hit Parader, Metal Maniacs, Rock Power and others – and in 1992 began working as an assistant editor at Guitar World. During his 27 years at Guitar World, Jeff served in multiple editorial capacities, including managing editor and executive editor before finally departing as editorial director in 2018. Jeff has authored several books and continues to write for Guitar World and other publications and teaches English full time in New Jersey. His first (and still favorite) guitar was a black Ibanez RG550.