Adrian Frederick "H" Smith is an English guitarist, best known as a member of Iron Maiden, for whom he writes songs and performs live backing vocals on some tracks.
Smith grew up in Camden, London and became interested in rock music at 15. source
To me anyone with an Australian accent wielding a tennis racket is cool.
Many Japanese painters and calligraphers would change their names intentionally to keep their relationship to the art always fresh. This way others' expectations can be avoided.