Curveballs 9th January 2019 (with original Iron Maiden singer Paul Day & ex-IM roadie Steve ‘Loopy’ Newhouse)

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For my first guests of 2019, I was joined in the studio by Paul Day, the very first vocalist for Iron Maiden when they originally formed in the mid-1970s, and Steve ‘Loopy’ Newhouse, who was roadie for the metal legends when they toured between 1978-1984. Steve recently published a book about life on tour in that era, entitled Loopyworld: The Iron Maiden Years, while Paul is currently gearing up for playing live at Cart Day, an all-day event taking place at the Cart & Horses in Stratford on January 20th. Given that the Stratford venue is where the band originally formed and played some of their first ever gigs there, the event is set to be a real celebration of all things Iron Maiden!

Click above to listen back to some of Steve’s tour stories and Paul discusses meeting up with three of the original IM line-up for the first time in a few decades! Steve’s book can be ordered from

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Bob Mould – What Do You want Me to Do?

Kenickie – In Your Car

Mr Happy Chainsaw – Safe

Tom Hughes – Roundabout

Carousel – Don’t Let It Die



Porcupine Trees – Even Less

Rush – The Trees

Iron Maiden – Wrathchild

Motorhead – Ace of Spades

Judas Priest – Breaking the Law

Judas Priest – The Ripper

Van Halen – Happy Trails


Zero 7 – In the Waiting Line

Dave Livings – Scrub No.9

Bob Collum – Hey Blue

Whoremoan – Killer Gorilla

Lady Grey & the Earls – Smiling Out of Key

Shooty & the Bang Bang – Dazed

Concrete Natives – Tightrope

Nush – U Girls (Look So Sexy)

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