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I'm alright with that to be honest. The ones he did have weren't that great. Except Talisman was pretty cool.
I wonder if some people ever paid attention to Janick's playing if they are so sure.
Adrian hardly plays such high melodies, honestly. Janick does.
More important: Adrian presses the strings differently. He'd never finish such a run with such a thick flat (almost ugly) note, played that way. Janick does.
You're correct. This shows that people can play the same technique but they do it with different approach (own personal style).
It's Janick, with one "n".
Live, the BNW tour was the only tour where Adrian clearly had less solos. Before and after that, the difference was always little. So this problem didn't exist in the last 7 years. Look at the 2008-2009 tours, Adrian had a way bigger share in the solos. That's fair but still you're complaining?
It doesn't look like you want to even it out. It rather looks like you want Janick to play only one or two solos, namely the ones in Fear of the Dark and BNW or something. Very unreasonable.
For the rest, I don't believe that an album is written, and that the solos are divided, with the sole purpose of sharing them live.
Yet, I still feel H should do his original solos, since Janick so clearly shows that he doesn't care about them anyway.
I don't find it that humble, if you rather diminish Janick's role. I find it intolerant and against the principle that Janick is around, is a lead guitarist and should be able to be creative and perform as much as the others.(I don't mean to attack Janick or anything like that, but I know a lot of people feel this way.) Just to clarify again, I do think JAnick has done a lot of great stuff with Maiden and I like a lot of his work, but I think he should stick to what he knows (his own work) and stay out of Adrian's original. (again, this is just my humble opinion.)
Adrian does a lot of his original solos. Most of them in fact. That handful (or less) Janick did isn't that much to complain about. Why be so strong about the few breadcrumbs Janick was allowed to eat?
By the way: DO NOT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THE CURRENT TOUR.
I don't want to know what happens in 2016, before I have seen a concert.
Janick indeed does not care too much about Adrian's solos. Even though he did some worse sounding solos (in people their ears), I am still glad that he didn't always do his best to imitate what Adrian did. It may sound less good, but still I rather have that, then have someone forced to act like some copy cat against his own will. Janick didn't get much to do solo wise, in some tours, most notably in the history tours, so I am not surprised that he wanted to give certain things his own touch.
I am sorry you don't like it but we can't expect an individual (like Janick) to do exactly the same as someone else. I know that happens in some other bands, but not here. Don't forget: Adrian did entirely different solos in Transylvania and Strange World. I especially had a problem with his take on Transylvania. Later I understood that Adrian wanted to do his own thing with it, and now I can appreciate it more. (Janick's solo in Transylvania is again very different).
By the way, I quite like some of Janick's solos in the old tracks, played in the nineties when Adrian was not around. E.g. I dig The Evil (the best live version of this song in my opinion, because of its speed and energy, and tremendous drumming) on A Real Live One and there are more original takes on that album and A Real Dead One.
I don't find it that humble, if you rather diminish Janick's role. I find it intolerant and against the principle that Janick is around, is a lead guitarist and should be able to be creative and perform as much as the others.