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Old 04-10-2006, 06:20 PM
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I really wonder why...

What's that suppose to mean?

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Old 04-10-2006, 06:44 PM
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i love how he can use his right foot like a double bass pedal almost, its incredible in some songs. another good thing is im going to see them in december!! :)
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Old 04-10-2006, 07:29 PM
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im going to see them in december!! :)
Me too, plus my friend's uncle is one of Nicko's mate, so I may be getting backstage pass
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Old 04-10-2006, 08:21 PM
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Me too, plus my friend's uncle is one of Nicko's mate, so I may be getting backstage pass
man i hate you is there any chance i can kidnap you so i can ask for a ransom like let say i vip ticket for their concert
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Old 04-11-2006, 07:00 PM
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When I was young, I thought he was the best ever. Then I grew up and realized he wasn't. Now that I'm even older, I realize, I really prefer the simpler slower, less bass-drummy metal that he is so good at over the stuff today.

I saw him in concert in 1990 and he was upstaged big time by the drummer from Anthrax. Matter of fact, he was pretty bad. The fact that I remember that far back means it was insanely good, or not so good. It was bad, now that I think about it.

Other than the occassional Maiden release (a couple in the past 10 years) what does he play on?
We all get better with age, don't we?
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Old 04-12-2006, 12:04 PM
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I really wonder why...

What's that suppose to mean?

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First, we gotta know the difference between a gong (opera gong, thai gong etc...) and a tam-tam. Then we'll talk about using it in a drumset...
What he's using is not a gong.
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Old 04-12-2006, 04:53 PM
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What he's using is not a gong.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT''S NOT A GONG.

PERHAPS YOU WOULD LIKE TO EMAIL PAISTE AND TELL THEM THAT

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This is what Nicko has and It is called a Paiste Symphonic Gong
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Old 04-12-2006, 06:41 PM
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Default Re: Nicko McBrain

Nicko McBrain is a huge influence on me. I love his drumming, it's awesome, very heavy but can be very groovy. Aces High is the best Maiden song of all time!!!
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Old 04-12-2006, 08:40 PM
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Maiden have always been a huge influence on me.

I've been listening to them forever.

Where Eagles Dare has such a cool groove...

I have a drum video the Nicko put out many years back... with Maiden fan club members in attendance.. I must dig for it now.

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Old 04-12-2006, 11:19 PM
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WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT''S NOT A GONG.

PERHAPS YOU WOULD LIKE TO EMAIL PAISTE AND TELL THEM THAT
Maybe I should then!
A gong gives you a fundamental note. A tam doesn't...
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Old 04-29-2006, 01:18 AM
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Nicko is my fav drummer dammnit!! But has only been for 2 moths, so I dont know everything. But what I want to know is this. Does he trigger his bass drums when playing live?
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Old 04-29-2006, 02:15 AM
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Can you explain Trigger the bass drum?
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Old 04-29-2006, 03:25 AM
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hmm. i have lots of different opinions about nicko.. sometimes i really really like hes playing .. but i STILL think clive burr is better .. the sound from his toms on the latest ironmaiden live dvd is really really bad in my opinion btw. if any one got some pictures of clive burr's drum kits from the last tour he did, i would love to see them.. in the live cd's i got i dont get to hear his octobans being used.(though i doubt they will sound as great as stewart copelands octobans) and im really curius if they were only used in a solo.. and i really like his setup.. i also like nickos.. hell, i like all the huge drumkits.. even the odd one from dream theater.. where eagles dare is my favorite nicko track.. and also aces high....

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Old 04-29-2006, 05:24 AM
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Can you explain Trigger the bass drum?
as far as i know.. Ddrum makes them.. it makes the sound of the drums "bigger". so they apparently dont have to hit them so hard.
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Old 05-04-2006, 11:08 PM
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No I don't think he does use triggers. He is an old fashoned drummer, that's why he doesn't play double kick.
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Old 05-08-2006, 05:12 PM
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I think this guy really grooves woth his ride and bass drum, nice fills also. He's got a sweet a touch on his hi hat and ride bell also.

I would've liked to hear him in other ventures than Maiden to see how creative he can get in another context
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Old 05-08-2006, 08:00 PM
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I saw Nicko this weekend at the Guitar show 2006 in London.

Nicko only played one Maiden song Run to the hills and Bruce Dickinson sang it.

The other songs he played were classic Rock, Deep Purple,Jimmy Hendrix,Queen, and a song called all the Young dudes which I don't know who did it. Nicko was very good, showing off where he could with triplets and accents, and trying to play all the kit in every song. Although I didn't like his version of Tie your mother down, he didn't stop where Taylor did and played Cymbals crashed where there weren't any.

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P.s Sonor fans will be pleased to know that although his kit was a Premier, the Snare he was using was one or his old Phonic snare drums. Nicko said that he had got it out of retirement to use it for the new album, and had just recorded the first 5 tracks on it.

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Old 06-06-2006, 11:03 PM
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Default Nicko McBrain

Hey, I really want to know what people think about this guy! He's incredibly underated and I believe of is one of the pionners modern metal drumming, even though he uses a single pedal! His rhythm work with Iron Maiden's bassist, Steve Harris is outstanding!

Tracks to check out:
The Wicker Man
Where Eagles Dare
The Trooper

All of Rock In Rio Live album! wow!!

http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Nicko_McBrain.html
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Old 06-06-2006, 11:09 PM
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Hey, I really want to know what people think about this guy! He's incredibly underated and I believe of is one of the pionners modern metal drumming, even though he uses a single pedal! His rhythm work with Iron Maiden's bassist, Steve Harris is outstanding!

Tracks to check out:
The Wicker Man
Where Eagles Dare
The Trooper

All of Rock In Rio Live album! wow!!

http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Nicko_McBrain.html
haha!
I'm sorry but that statement just makes me laugh. To be able to play like he does, with only one pedal, deserves nothing less then a whole lot of credit, imo.
Nicko is one of my fav drummers, and I really like the drumming on "run to the hills".
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Old 06-07-2006, 12:31 AM
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nicko didn't play on run to the hills or on the entire number of the beast album. that was clive burr.
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Old 06-07-2006, 08:33 AM
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He plays better now than lars ulrich can! It wasnt Nicko on Run to The Hills!!But he does play a cracking version on the live albums.
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Old 06-07-2006, 08:41 AM
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He plays double bass on the wicker man, watch the music video.
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Old 06-07-2006, 05:36 PM
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He plays double bass on the wicker man, watch the music video.
not true! iv seen him in clinic and he played that song with one pedal and says the only time he used double bass was on face in the sand.
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Old 06-08-2006, 12:09 PM
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not true! iv seen him in clinic and he played that song with one pedal and says the only time he used double bass was on face in the sand.
yep thats true, the one only song he used double bass, however they used protools to make it smooth as Nicko admits he is no good a double bass plus the only reason he used a double pedal was due to lenght of the song, he can play it with 1 foot but no for very long..
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Old 06-10-2006, 03:47 AM
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its absolutely rediculous that he does all that with his right foot


if i could do that, it would have saved me 250$
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Old 08-20-2006, 11:01 PM
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Nicko McBrain is my favourite drummer, I have never seen anything like him in rock/metal. Clive Burr is also pretty amazing, he plays so fast!!! Check out "Another Life" live at Beast Over Hammersmith!!! But Nicko is still better I think, I started playing to music, and I have always loved playing to Maiden, 'cos Nicko makes everything so interesting to play, and the way he plays to Steve Harris is just amazing. One thing I have always wondered is: is it four or five 32th notes he plays as a fill on the Piece Of Mind album, he uses it quite a lot.
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Old 08-23-2006, 10:44 PM
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my dreams came true.. found a old concert from sun plaza tokyo 1981
KICK ass drumming from clive ! amazing. nicko is fast with single bass drum, But so is clive

songs like genghis khan, innoncent exile and so on .. all the good old stuff.. and here. a solo with CLIVE :) and all though it isnt with his 82 kit (with the octobans) its still pretty good .. but the concert as a whole.. wow .. POWER :D

get the song another life including solo here : http://www.uploading.com/?get=UL9OW9FD

choose "free" if u wish to download
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Old 08-27-2006, 10:10 PM
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a godly rock drummer and a funny guy
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Old 08-31-2006, 01:09 AM
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Anybody know of a good dvd concert w/Nico? Looked, there are a few but dont know which has most drumming or is best.
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Old 08-31-2006, 03:10 PM
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Anybody know of a good dvd concert w/Nico? Looked, there are a few but dont know which has most drumming or is best.
dont know if its out in dvd form yet.. but i would say live after death is the best.. with nicko.. stunning drum sound. (got it on vhs and cd)
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Old 08-31-2006, 06:06 PM
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dont know if its out in dvd form yet.. but i would say live after death is the best.. with nicko.. stunning drum sound. (got it on vhs and cd)
Thanks. I will look into it. I found a two dvd set that has 4 -5 different concerts on it. stuff from the 80's and 90's. Its 4-5 hours long. Tower records has it.
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Old 09-01-2006, 09:08 AM
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Yep, this guys the reason I picked up a pair of sticks. My older brother was into Maiden and he thought of himself as a drummer(which he's not hahaha) so I thought I'd impress him by playing air drums to a maiden song with sticks I made from an old chair. I remember the song, it was Aces High. Needless to say my arms were buggered after that but the whole maiden vibe took me from that day on. I'm still a MASSIVE maiden fan and probably always will be Thanks Nicko, you're the greatest.
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Old 09-04-2006, 06:21 PM
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Ive seen Nicko up close at a guitar fest a while back. Amazing player. ill also see maiden in December! Whos got the new album? What are your thoughts??
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Old 09-05-2006, 06:40 PM
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I found Rock in Rio. It was really good. Nicos drums sound great. Snare in particular.
I think it was done in 2001.
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Old 09-06-2006, 06:22 PM
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I found Rock in Rio. It was really good. Nicos drums sound great. Snare in particular.
I think it was done in 2001.
yeah its a okay dvd :)
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Old 09-06-2006, 06:24 PM
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Ive seen Nicko up close at a guitar fest a while back. Amazing player. ill also see maiden in December! Whos got the new album? What are your thoughts??
well i like it..
its not better than the previus one though, if i should compare only those two..
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Old 09-06-2006, 06:53 PM
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My fav is still brave new world, its got that epic feel to it. I thing matter of L and D has got that feel back after dance of death. They are selling more tickets if you want to go, get there fast though!!
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Old 09-06-2006, 08:00 PM
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Ive got AMOLAD and to be honest, it doesnt stand out. My favourite song is the legacy, its a bit zeppelin ish once you get into the main song

Nicko is in this months edition of Rhythm, but he's endorsed by Drummer magazine :| (UK Magazines)
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Old 09-11-2006, 04:32 PM
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Just bought the new Iron Maiden Album.

Its breaking my heart to say this but I'm really not impressed with Nicko on this Album, I love his snare sound but the toms sound horrid, also the drumming seems to not have the energy it once used to, same fills in a lot of the songs, slows down, doesn't seem to flow, maybe its jsut me though..

Wheres Nicko gone, come back please...

What does everyone else make of the Album?
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Old 12-17-2006, 11:37 PM
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Hello!
I've made a site about Nicko McBrain from Iron Maiden.
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