12 Daves Of Christmas: 8 - Dave Murray of Iron Maiden

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Dave's first love is the music of Jeff Beck, not that you'd know from the way he flails about his fretboard. His inventive use of neck pickup has always given his solos a unique edge and he remains amongst rock's best-loved players

Did You Know?

Dave's famous black 1957 Strat was once owned by none other than Paul Kossoff - it was originally white.