New interview with Nicko:
“Senjutsu,” Iron Maiden’s 17th studio album, dropped today, and drummer Nicko McBrain returns to talk about the writing and recording of what’s sure to become another Maiden classic. He talks about recording just before the pandemic shutdown, sitting on the album during the pandemic, and the...
His favorite song from the album is ''The Parchment'' and he thinks the title track is spectacular. He loves the album cover. They recorded a lot of the songs in sections. They booked the studio for 2-3 months. According to him, bass and drums are the backbone of the band, without a doubt.
He has some incredible ideas for his drum kit for the album tour. He also is thinking of using a different drum kit for LOTB Pt. 3 next year.
About which songs he would like to play live from the album
: ''The Parchment'', ofc, he doesn't want to play ''Stratego'' (because this was the most difficult song for him to record, particularly the gallop), but admits that's not gonna happen. In the end he said that he would love to play the whole album live (even not in the order of the album). His favorite song to play live is HBTN.
He also said that he will do a club show (first live appearance since 2019) with his Maiden tribute band in October and they will play most of the songs from the SSOASS album... he is rehearsing OTGDY?