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Iron Maiden Share Eerie Number Of The Beast Story

10/15/2015
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(Classic Rock) Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris has recalled how their producer was so affected by strange goings-on during sessions for The Number Of The Beast that he refused to pay a garage bill which totaled 666 British pounds.

He says producer Martin Birch was so spooked when a car repair bill came to 666 that he insisted on paying an extra pound. It was just one of a series of eerie coincidences which followed the band during the recording of their iconic album, with Clive Burr and Bruce Dickinson also weighing in with their own memories from the time in the latest issue of Metal Hammer magazine.

Harris says: "One weird thing that happened was that Martin went to get his car repaired after it had been in an accident, and the bill came to 666. He was so freaked out that he insisted the garage charged him 667. It must have been the first time that garage had ever come across someone who demanded to pay more." Read more here.

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