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Post Thu May 01, 2008 7:02 am

I just looked at all the topics and i dont see Nicko in there. i like maiden but im not that big a fan but i think he is great.

i also sore his clinic on dvd Rhyham of the beast where he showed us how to play most of the songs and man some of them are pretty insane!

also how fast are his feet for a single pedal if u havent listen to face in the sand or dream of mirrors LISTEN.

what do u guys think of him
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Post Thu May 01, 2008 7:56 am

he's awesome. piece of mind and powerslave are two of the best metal albums ever. he plays a lot more ride cymbal than most metal players, utilizes all those toms in a really melodic way, and has freaking awesome time and feel.

I saw maiden on the somewhere in time tour in corpus christi way back. really good show, the whole band is so on point live. they had this huge eddie that walked around on stage. it fell over at one point, and bruce dickinson had to dive out of its way when it fell. they didn't even miss a step, kept playing their asses off. some roadies came out with ropes and got eddie back on his feet. good times.
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Post Thu May 01, 2008 2:22 pm

definately an awesome drummer. I think the song was either where eagles dare or 7th son of a 7th son but I loved it. talk about weird tom angles on his set though
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Post Thu May 01, 2008 2:24 pm

I know, his tom heads are almost vertical! I think my three favorite drum performances by him are The Trooper, Powerslave, and Aces High.
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Post Thu May 01, 2008 2:39 pm

Nicko is the man. what a drummer and a funny guy. he has the best attitude!

yeah you don't hear much about him, i wouldn't go as far as saying he was underrated but would definitely be cool to hear more about his drumming etc...
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Post Thu May 01, 2008 3:34 pm

If I'm not mistaken, doesn't he play a single kick?
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Post Thu May 01, 2008 5:27 pm

yes he does, and quite ferociously
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Post Fri May 02, 2008 8:30 am

iron maiden, the greatest metal band of all time.

nicko is an awesome drummer, I love his tom complexity.
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Post Fri May 02, 2008 8:49 am

Alan_ wrote:I know, his tom heads are almost vertical! I think my three favorite drum performances by him are The Trooper, Powerslave, and Aces High.

yeah he has his ride over the top of his toms as well witch is pretty wierd.

yeah i love all the early work he did on powerslave and Piece of mind, and the trooper is my fav song he has done.
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Post Fri May 02, 2008 8:51 am

kplante069 wrote:If I'm not mistaken, doesn't he play a single kick?


yeah he also plays a low end one that he has had for agers and its really nothing special pedal wise.
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Post Fri May 02, 2008 8:54 am

Manzo wrote:iron maiden, the greatest metal band of all time.

nicko is an awesome drummer, I love his tom complexity.


06” x 06” Maple Classic Tom
08” x 08” Maple Classic Tom
10” x 10” Maple Classic Tom
12” x 12” Maple Classic Tom
13” x 13” Maple Classic Tom
14” x 14” Maple Classic Tom
15” x 15” Maple Classic Tom
16” x 16” Maple Classic Tom
18” x 16” Maple Classic Floor Tom
24” x 18” Gen-X Bass Drum

i dont know about u but thats alot of drums to fit in and dont forget his cymbals

15" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash (custom)
19" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
16" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
20" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
18" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
14" Signature Heavy Hi-Hat (Reflector Finish) (custom)
13" Formula 602 Heavy Bell (discontinued)
22" Signature Reflector Bell Ride
17" RUDE Crash/Ride
20" Signature Crash (prototype)
22" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
20" Signature Reflector Heavy China (custom)
40" Symphonic Gong (Custom Brilliant Finish)


its like wow and to only fit it on one bass drum!!

up the irons!
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Post Fri May 02, 2008 8:57 am

Drumosaurus wrote:definately an awesome drummer. I think the song was either where eagles dare or 7th son of a 7th son but I loved it. talk about weird tom angles on his set though


where eagles dare is very insane if u ever get the chance to watch rhyme of the beast he tears it all apart and yeah so cool that drum line.
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Post Fri May 02, 2008 9:03 am

just going on what you guys are saying about favourite songs drum wise by maiden they would have to be.

the trooper
where eagles dare
Aces High
Powerslave

and i have to say from there newer stuff
Dream of mirrors
face in the sand
Reincarnation of Benjamin breeg (i know there nothing special about this but i think his beat is really powerful in this song)
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Post Fri May 02, 2008 6:05 pm

This topic made me throw in Live After Death. I can remember being 16, Driving around with this blasting in my 70 Buick Skylark.
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Post Sat May 03, 2008 6:01 pm

one of my favorite drummers,
and i didnt know he uses one pedal...
that makes me want stick with my single pedal now.