Private Collection: Bob ‘Angelo’ Sawyer

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The former Iron Maiden guitarist is a veteran blues-rock player who has been in a plethora of bands. Lars Mullen takes a look at his collection… Sawyer with his collection of guitars, amps and pedals “There have been a few,” laughs former Iron Maiden guitarist Bob Sawyer when asked how many bands he’s been in. “I’ve just finished compiling More...

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