Originally Posted by Nicko Fan
I know how Nicko plays that riff. I can play it myself to a certain degree. The pattern on dream of mirrors is an old riff I first heard it on Caught somewhere in time and Evil that men do. He simply speeded it up abit you can also here it in the Trooper recently in the Guitar solo section. It is an old Bonham trick where on a rock beat you play double kick in between the Hihat or ride and the snare. When you do it fast with it sounds like the Bass drum is playing with the ride as well and doing a triplet but it isn't.
Hope this helps you.
Yes, a good example of the technique your talking about would be Bonham on Achillies Last Stand. Only not as fast as on the Maiden tunes.