Red Carpet Interview
Guitarist for Phantom Blue
Courtney Cox is an American guitarist and member of the all-female tribute band The Iron Maidens.
A native of Philadelphia, Courtney Cox first started playing guitar around the age of 13. When she turned 15, she enrolled at The Paul Green School of Rock Music. During her tenure there, she performed in various U.S tours with established acts such as Jon Anderson and Adrian Belew. She shared the stage with other performers such as George Lynch and Perry Farrell. During that time, Cox joined an all-female tribute band called Queen Diamond (tribute band to King Diamond).
At age 18, Cox continued playing guitar under the tutelage of virtuoso Chris Gordon in Wilmington, Delaware, before moving to Los Angeles, California. In December 2008, Cox was invited as a guest performer with The Iron Maidens, after which she officially became a member of that band. As a member of the Maidens, Cox’s stage name is “Adriana Smith”, a female version of Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith. She has also performed several national and international concert tours in the U.S. and in Japan.
Cox performed with members of Phantom Blue at the Michelle Meldrum Memorial Concert in May 2009 at the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood, CA. In 2010, she placed runner-up in Guitar World ’s Buyer’s Guide Model Search.
Metal Gathering Tour Live in Japan 2010 (2010)