IRON MAIDEN's Nicko McBrain has apparently parted ways with Sonor and landed at British Drum Co. British Drum Co. has been around since 2015, launched by drum builder Keith Keough four years after ...
Actually, not really the case with Neil.Any bets on the fact that British gave Nicko what he wanted no questions asked?
I site Neil Peart and Sabian: He was with Zidjian for most of his career and when he wanted his own line of cymbals, Zildjian wouldn't play ball.
Sabian saw that golden opportunity and jumped!
Seems celebrity brand loyalty isn't all that to some & everything to others.
Good for Nicko. I hope he keeps on rockin'!
It goes with the theme of the tour, "Legacy of the Beast" and matches the stage set. His kits usually do.That is one of the ugliest drum kits I have ever set eyes upon. I realize he is Nikko, and a bad ass, and can do what he wants, but geez his idea of style is just obnoxious.
Oh yeah, I'm fully aware of his themed kits. This one just happens to look like a peacock, a stained glass window, and a paisley shirt had an orgy. It's pretty hideous.It goes with the theme of the tour, "Legacy of the Beast" and matches the stage set. His kits usually do.
Now I know more than I did before. You rock!!Actually, not really the case with Neil.
Lennie Demuzio was a long time Zildjian executive and Armand Zildjian's right-hand man. When Armand passed away Armand's daughters let Demuzio go. Sabian hired him. Neil, Weckl, and many others followed Demuzio to Sabian. (see this article http://viemagazine.com/article/hes-got-the-beat/)
Numerous other Zildjian endorser left around the time same time because they were loyal to Armand and Lennie, not the brand.
It had little to do with the product and much more to do with the people behind the products (which is often the main reason people switch endorsements).
As for Nicko, he had previously left Sonar to play Premier. He only went back to Sonar when Premier had financial issues.
I would guess Nicko is more in love with the concept of playing a British owned brand (as Premier was) than a German-owned brand.
What a view! Some of that just seems to be awkward or unreachable.The guy has the craziest way of setting stuff up from an ergonomic perspective. Super low sitting with wall of nearly vertical drum heads. Kind of the opposite of the flat table of drums approach currently in fashion.