Q. He’s a first-rate prog-rock guitarist who plays second fiddle to a flute. But what Guitar World readers really want to know is...Have you ever heard Iron Maiden’s rendition of the Tull classic “Cross-Eyed Mary”?
A. I’ve heard it, and I like it. I met the guys in Maiden when they came to one of our concerts. They told me they are very big Tull fans. I said to them, “Please don’t do another Tull track without asking me to play on it.” They were quite surprised I said that. So many famous bands and musicians love Tull, which is a great honor to me.—Guitar World
Touring worldwide with his own band playing Jethro Tull classics, Martin Barre also performs material from his solo releases. His instantly recognizable fretwork can be heard in "Locomotive Breath," "Minstrel In The Gallery," "Songs From The Wood" and "Aqualung" which was voted one of best solos according to Guitar Player and Guitar World Magazines plus Martin's playing on 'Crest of a Knave' earned a Grammy. Tull also racked up a dozen gold and pair of platinum albums with sales exceeding 60 million. Barre worked with many other artists including Paul McCartney, Phil Collins and Jo Bonamassa plus shared the stage with Hendrix, Floyd, Zeppelin and Fleetwood Mac.