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Thunderstick talks to Totally Driven Radio about Samson, Iron Maiden & Something Wicked This Way Comes

Totally Driven Radio, the weekly radio podcast heard live every Thursday night from 8 – 11 pm Est time on the Totally Driven Entertainment Radio Network, hosted by Bay Ragni, Nick Wilkinson and Jimmy Jannetty covers the world of sports and entertainment each week, as well as bringing you celebrity guests interviews,

This week we talked to Legendary NWOBHM Drummer Barry Graham Purkis aka Thunderstick formerly of the band Samson

Thunderstick discussed…….

**How the Thunderstick character came to be

**How did Steve Harris react to Barry painting his face in early versions of Iron Maiden

**If the Thunderstick character become like KISS, and people trying to unmask him

**How Thunderstick character started to take over Barry

**He talked about an interview that Kerrang did with Bruce Dickinson & Paul Samson did, which he felt lead to the nail in the coffin with him and the band Samson

**How he had the chance to rejoin Iron Maiden in 1980 and chose not to

**If he felt the Thunderstick character influenced Iron Maiden’s Eddie character

**If his love of Thunderstick or Samson was the reason he chose not to rejoin Maiden in 1980

**Was he approached again after Maiden parted ways with Clive Burr

**working with vocalist and his wife at the time Jodee Valentine

**the reason for him doing his first album in 33 years “Something Wicked This Way Comes”

**The new singer he is working with and is on the new album Lucy V

**if he was scared to do the Pledge Music Campaign

**Any plans to write a book

Thunderstick hangs out for almost 45 minutes and talks all this and much more!!


You can listen to the full interview here


For more info on Thunderstick, go to his Official Facebook page


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