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Nicko McBrain

Discussion in 'Solo/Side Project Discussion' started by Forostar, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

  2. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Re: Nicko McBrain - side projects / pre-Maiden stuff

    Your wish is my command.
  3. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Re: Nicko McBrain - side projects / pre-Maiden stuff

    Thanks!  :ok:
  4. Thosta_maiden

    Thosta_maiden Prowler

    guys my dream is to be like nicko:p:p:p:pbecause i am a drummer for 5 months and i see that one day i will be like him :innocent: :innocent:
  5. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Over the years there always was discussion about Nicko's age. For intance, myself, I always thought he was from 1954, and never understoond where that 1952 came from, but now I've finally found a source in which Nicko tells his own age:

    http://link.brightcove.com/services/pla ... 1684377612

    This 2nd part of an excellent documentary (recommended by forum member Smalahove), was recorded in 2006.
    In it, Nicko says he's 54, so I guess 1952 must be the correct birth year. He'll be 60(!) in 2012.

    Perhaps this has become a non-issue, and I could be one of the last unbelievers, but now I am converted as well. ;)


    I thought some more pre-Maiden live footage might be nice:

    Pat Travers
    Hooked On Music
    You Don't Love Me
    This member has more of this gig -> http://www.youtube.com/user/BloozeRockJunky

    I guess this is (unfortunately) the only vid with Trust:
    Les Brutes
  6. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    He was in Pat Travers? How did I not know that?[hr][/hr]P.S. Nice hat Nicko  :lol:
  7. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

  8. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Didn't know he drummed. Not bad! He's left handed.

    Yep. On two albums, which both came out in the same year. I have them both on LP.

    1977 Makin' Magic
    1977 Putting It Straight
  9. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

  10. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Cheers!  The two albums he made with Travers came out in 1977. Some pretty good songs on them. Haven't heard this 1976 gig yet but I wonder which songs are on the setlist. :)
  11. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    I don't know any of the songs but I enjoyed the concert thoroughly.
  12. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Very cool this. To bad not in Holland, but still a cool idea to see such an evening one day:

    Premier Proudly Presents An Evening With Nicko
    Published: September 12, 2011

    Premier, the world’s leading manufacturer of drums and percussion, is proud to present ‘An evening with Nicko – a night of drums, drumming and entertainment with Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain’.

    Nicko McBrain hardly requires an introduction. Having joined Iron Maiden in 1982, Nicko has become an established and charismatic figure within the music fraternity, renowned for his humour, showmanship and live performances. He has influenced many modern drummers over a wide range of styles.

    Nicko first endorsed Premier back in 1993 choosing the company’s Signia kit, mounted upon a custom-built Falicon rack from America. Since then, Premier has supplied Nicko with a number of iconic custom kits to support Maiden’s world tours, most recently for ‘He Final Frontier World Tour’ which took the band across five continents playing to over two million fans right around the globe.

    He evening promises entertainment from start to finish, appealing to players of all abilities and ages. Nicko will provide an insight into drumming for one of the world’s greatest rock bands, showcasing his technique and driven along by his larger than life personality. He will also be launching a series of Premier products, officially licensed by Iron Maiden and designed in collaboration with Nicko himself including drumsets, snare drums and authentic replicas of his tour kits. More information on this to follow.

    Commencing in Burghausen, Germany on the 31st October, the tour runs through until the 18th November where Nicko will play at the Bush Hall, London and is presented in association with Paiste, Remo and Rhythm magazine.

    Nicko comments: “When Premier asked me to get involved with some design aspects on a new range of products, I was only too happy to oblige as I have the greatest respect for their workmanship and expertise. Collaborating with Premier has been a tremendous experience and we hope you’ll like the new ideas we’ve come up with! It’s been some time since I’ve been out doing any drum clinics so I’m really looking forward to these German and UK dates. It’ll be great to see some familiar faces again, and hopefully meet some new ones too. If you’ve never been before, come down and see for yourself what the evening’s all about. I promise you it’s a lot of fun and a great night out!”

    ‘An evening with Nicko’ – tour dates and contacts:

    31st Oct | Burghausen | Musik Meisinger | 08677 875 660
    2nd Nov | München | Just Music München | 089 383884 15
    3rd Nov | Karlsruhe | Rock Shop Karlsruhe | 0721 97855 500
    4th Nov | Ludwigsburg | Vogelmann’s Trommelladen | 07141 913 800
    5th Nov | Frankfurt | Session Music Frankfurt | 069 / 29 70 29 -70
    6th Nov | Laggenbeck | Musik Produktiv Ibbenbüren | 05451 909 440
    7th Nov | Köln | Music Store Cologne | 0221 8884 1580

    10th Nov | Newcastle-Upon-Tyne | Drumshop UK | 0191 495 0201
    13th Nov | Derby | Rattle and Drum | 01332 341 414
    14th Nov | Manchester | Manchester Drum Centre | 0161 789 4415
    15th Nov | Wolverhampton | Birmingham Drum Centre | 0121 766 5077
    16th Nov | Swansea | Drumnutt | 01792 301 010
    17th Nov | Reading | Drumwright | 0118 944 1418
    18th Nov | London | Premier (Bush Hall) | www.bushhallmusic.co.uk

    For further information visit the official Premier website www.premier-percussion.com
  13. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Full Trust (1982, Germany) concert featuring Nicko!

    When Nicko left Trust he was replaced by Clive Burr. Iron Maiden and Trust pretty much switched drummers.


    1) Grande Illusion
    2) Solitude
    3) Savage
    4) Repression
    5) Death Instinct
    6) La Junte
    7) Paris Is Still Burning
    8 ) Les Brutes
    9) In The Name Of The Race
    10) Les Templiers
    11) The Sects
    12) Your Final Gig
    13) Get Out Your Claws
    14) Mr. Comedy
    15) Antisocial
    16) L'Elite
    17) Pick Me Up Put Me Down
  14. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

  15. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Wow. What a powerful and tight bass drum handling. Cool.
    Never seen this ancient footage (I estimate it to be 1989)!
    Great sound and image.


    Not sure if this following stuff was posted before:

    Nicko doing The Trooper (with band on tape in background) at Guitar Center's Drum Off 2008 Grand Finals.
    http://youtu.be/3rDA-zBGTJc (check his bass drum during Dave's solo!)

    From the same performance: drum solo
  16. mtmccox

    mtmccox Ancient Mariner

  17. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

  18. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    Germany, 1987.
  19. tripplewood

    tripplewood Prowler

    I was very interested and restless to know about it. awesome article.
    LA web design
  20. Dityn DJ James

    Dityn DJ James A coma stole my name.

    So it begins.

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