Yeah, it's curious. His initial idea for the LOTB tour was to have 3 different drum kits (design/art), if I'm not mistaken - that's quite a hard task to do. I doubt that this new drum kit will be used on the next (album) tour. It's too early for that.So will he be changing kits this year during the set? This kit looks like it's made for the later part of the LOTB set (Icarus onwards).
I almost feel like that's a bit of a missed opportunity, but then again I'm not surprised. Adding two more kits to the rotation would be a logistical nightmare. Tripling the space needed for Nicko's drums and requiring some serious efforts in the backline to even make switching kits mid-show possible. I'm not sure they even have the space required backstage for that.According to this, the kit will not be used with Maiden but will be mainly for personal use, drum clinics, etc.
Not really. 2 risers on wheels plus an UTP digital multi-core with two sets of mic's would make the switch between kits possible in a minute.I almost feel like that's a bit of a missed opportunity, but then again I'm not surprised. Adding two more kits to the rotation would be a logistical nightmare. Tripling the space needed for Nicko's drums and requiring some serious efforts in the backline to even make switching kits mid-show possible. I'm not sure they even have the space required backstage for that.
I've found where I read that:Fun fact: Nicko also wrote a song for the AMOLAD album:
''Nicko claims he also wrote a song for the album "A Matter of Life and Death," but since he met too late with the rest of the band, there was no room for his song.''
What is curious in the interview with Nicko and Janick from the link above is when they discussed why the AMOLAD album wasn't named by one of the songs in it..- The suggestions were ''The Pilgrim'' and ''The Legacy'' and they do not call it ''The Legacy'' (as Nicko has said), because they thought somebody else did an album called The Legacy (probably they had in mind the Testament debut album of the same name). It is a good title for a album. And then Janick has said: ''I think calling it The Legacy would have hinted at this being the last album, and we definitely didn't want that!'' - well, for the next album (TFF album) they definitely wanted that (as Bruce and Steve have said).
Janick: "Yeah but the thing is. If we brought Nicko down the front to sing, all the women would go like wow. He would then straight away become the focal point of the band….the band would fall to bits….Bruce would have to be put to the back and that wouldn't really work so….we let Bruce do all the live singing but Nicko really does it all in the studio!"