Some recent comments from Nicko:
What is more interesting, is the following from the comments section, setting the record straight as Blabbermouth keeps on repeating the...
Coverdale has been a disgrace for a significant number of years and even the substantial backing vocals from his band cannot hide it. Bernie Marsden sings the classic Whitesnake songs much better than David Coverdale nowadays.
So am I. We are really lucky as Maiden fans, aren't we?
That is indeed a good solo. Nevertheless, the main problem is that when Janick plays Adrian's solos and things go well, they go well, but when they don't, they can go terribly wrong.
I'd say let Adrian play his solos and given some of Dave's to Janick. :D
He did co-write some great stuff on that album :D and the bass lines are great too. I think I prefer them on Powerslave though.
I much prefer his busy bass lines than the open chords. I think this could be one of the reasons why I do not like The X Factor that much.