Legendary Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Robert Gers, is in Dubrovnik, having a great time with his family and gladly posing for his fans today in Cavtat. Janick is one of the three Maiden guitarists (with Dave Murray and Adrian Smith), but he is well known for his work with Ian Gillan and White Spirit as well.
Actually, Gers began his career as the lead guitarist of the new wave of British heavy metal band White Spirit, before joining Gillan, a group formed by then-former Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan, and later he became a part of Gogmagog which included former Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di’Anno and drummer Clive Burr.
After recording a song ‘Bring Your Daughter… to the Slaughter’ with Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, the project which expanded into an album, Tattooed Millionaire, Gers became a part of the Iron Maiden, at that time replacing Adrian Smith (who rejoined the band in 1999).
Gers is well known for being inseparable with his Fender Stratocaster and his energetic stage presence and tricks with the guitar.