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Post Sun May 04, 2008 2:05 pm

after a concert i went to tuesday i talked to the drummer. and he told me to pick up the powerslave album and play all the drum beats in it and then ill be able to do a ton of stuff. but ya maiden is a awsome band and nicko is really awsome.
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Post Wed May 07, 2008 9:15 am

I love Nicko especially since he uses one bass and a single pedal and that is still metal! sometimes people forget what real metal is.
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Post Thu May 08, 2008 8:02 am

b b253 wrote:after a concert i went to tuesday i talked to the drummer. and he told me to pick up the powerslave album and play all the drum beats in it and then ill be able to do a ton of stuff. but ya maiden is a awsome band and nicko is really awsome.


haha yeah well if u can play
aces high 2
minutes to midnight
rime of the ancient mariner
powerslave
and even flash of the blade that covers many diffrent speeds, beats and fills
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Post Fri May 09, 2008 12:22 pm

check out this powerslave live shot, from Live After Death:

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Post Fri May 09, 2008 1:20 pm

Love Maiden and Nicko is very under estimated as a drummer. He is a great metal drummer and in my opinion is one the the greats that paved the way for metal drumming. P.O.Y!
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Post Fri May 09, 2008 1:48 pm

he plays really stylin' parts. That whole band is on a really high level performance and musicianship-wise. Steve Harris is one of the greats as well.

the thing that's always struck me about him is how humble he is about his talents.
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Post Fri May 09, 2008 2:35 pm

Man nicko is the man. I saw Maiden at ozzfest 2 years ago (2nd best concert i've ever seen) nicko's kit was soo massive you couldn't even see him behind it. I mean literally I saw him once on the jumbo screens they had in a 2 hour period.

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Post Sun May 11, 2008 6:33 pm

yeah its pretty big

i sore maiden in perth early this year it was the first time they have been here since the number of the beast tour and it was awse :lol:
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Post Mon May 12, 2008 9:23 am

FYI - here's an interview I did with him a little while back.

http://www.mikedolbear.com/story.asp?StoryID=1214

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Post Mon May 12, 2008 11:54 am

He has and always will be a big influence of mine.
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Post Tue May 13, 2008 7:54 pm

Bong wrote:He has and always will be a big influence of mine.

just got the powerslave album, i already know most of 2 minutes to midnight/
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Post Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:12 pm

face in the sand uses a double pedal, he says it was the hardest thing hes ever recorded. and also look on youtube for a lars urlich/nicko video and you can watch him play double bass, hes pretty good for a non player.
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Post Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:02 am

Nicko's amazing. :D
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Post Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:12 pm

his playing is just so interesting - so much groove and feel!.
An old friend of mine supported maiden in his band last year and has a photo of himself sitting behind Nicko's kit. On a smaller guy it looks freakishly huge and looks pretty hard but a lot of fun to play!
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Post Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:33 pm

Nicko's right foot is pretty much the most underrated aspect of his playing.

Clive Burr, however, still reigns as my favorite Maiden drummer, despite their similarities.
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