Nicko McBrain

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
 

Alan_

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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.
 

Drumosaurus

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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
 

Alan_

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

sjoey1r

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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...
 

Manzo

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iron maiden, the greatest metal band of all time.

nicko is an awesome drummer, I love his tom complexity.
 
Alan_":mhynnvkt said:
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.
 
Manzo":9j060eed said:
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!
 
Drumosaurus":25ms4mu1 said:
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.
 
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)
 

kplante069

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This topic made me throw in Live After Death. I can remember being 16, Driving around with this blasting in my 70 Buick Skylark.
 

blink44

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

b b253

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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.
 

Devindrummer12

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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.
 
b b253":3av7bp8m said:
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
 

Alan_

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

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stump

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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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