The only thing is Adrian is from London and Satch lived in Berkeley, CA at the time......
Also Adrian joined Iron Maiden - a very busy touring and recording band in late 1980 to record the album Killers (released '81) so I really doubt that a 24 year old Londoner in a massive band at the time (They promoted Killers by opening up for Kiss in 81
) would know about Satch who at the time was teaching at "Second Hand Guitars" in Berkeley, CA (this has nothing to do with Berklee which is in Boston, MA) and wasn't famous in any way, shape or form.
By the time Steve had the weight behind him to tell people about Satch (1986 after the Eat'em and Smile came out), Adrian had recorded on Killers '81, The Number of The Beast '82, Piece of Mind '83, Powerslave '84, been on an 11 month world tour to promote Powerslave (Called funnily enough "The Powerslave Tour" and later released as a live double album called "Live After Death") and Somewhere in Time '86.
There's absolutely no way that Adrian borrowed from Satch as these Iron Maiden albums were released years before Satch ever had anything out.
Also I didn't mean to jump on the Blackmore - YJM thing, I do listen to YJM enough and he is way more structured and melodic than Blackmore ever was.
In fact YJM sounds more like Jon Lord than like Blackmore and if you want to hear someone who was HEAVYLY influenced by Blackmore just get any Rory Gallagher record - he's practically copying Blackmore.
Doesn't matter - I know YJM lists Ritchie as a major influence but then again Satch lists Jimi as a major influence and I can hear more Jimi in Lenny Kravitz than in Satch but again.....who cares.........
Anyway, after listening to couple of Jeff Beck albums last night I couldn't hear anything similar so I'm still looking for the common "boogieman"
that influenced both Adrian and Satch.......