Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith explores the final frontier of fishing in Monsters of River & Rock memoir

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Sure, Iron Maiden front man Bruce Dickinson can pilot a plane and compete as a fencer, but how handy is he with a fishing rod?

Probably not nearly as skilled as Maiden electric guitar player Adrian Smith, who has just penned a fishing memoir, Monsters of River & Rock: My Life as Iron Maiden’s Compulsive Angler.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.