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Name: Janick Gers  
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Date of Birth: 27th January 1957
Place of Birth: Hartlepool, England, UK
Profession: Composer
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Janick Robert Gers (born January 27, 1957 in England, Hartlepool) is one of three guitarists in the heavy metal band Iron Maiden.

He was the lead guitarist of the band White Spirit before joining Gillan, a group formed by former Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan. After disbanding he played with various artists including Fish of Marillion and then, in 1990, played guitar in the first solo album of Iron Maiden's vocalist Bruce Dickinson, "Tattooed Millionaire". It was while he was recording this album that he was offered to join Iron Maiden, because of Adrian Smith quitting.

His solos are fast and furious, but he is a skilled composer. His main influence is Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple from whom he has got certain on-stage poses and soloing attacks.

Janick Gers was also in the band Gogmagog before Iron Maiden.

Iron Maiden
Bruce Dickinson | Dave Murray | Adrian Smith | Janick Gers | Steve Harris | Nicko McBrain

Paul Di'Anno | Dennis Stratton | Clive Burr | Blaze Bayley

Albums and EPs
Studio albums: Soundhouse Tapes | Iron Maiden | Killers | The Number of the Beast | Piece of Mind | Powerslave | Somewhere in Time | Seventh Son of a Seventh Son | No Prayer for the Dying | Fear of the Dark | The X Factor | Virtual XI | Brave New World | Dance of Death

Live albums: Maiden Japan | Live After Death | A Real Live One | A Real Dead One | Live at Donington | Rock in Rio | Death on the Road

Compilations: Best of the Beast | Ed Hunter | Edward the Great

Videos and DVDs
Live at the Rainbow | Video Pieces | Behind the Iron Curtain | Live After Death | 12 Wasted Years | Maiden England | Up the Irons - The First Ten Years | From There to Eternity | Donington Live 1992 | Raising Hell | Rock in Rio | Visions of the Beast | The Early Days | Death on the Road

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