Tag Archives: Nicko McBrain

1
Oct

Want to play drums like Iron Maiden?

Forget everything you heard from musicians. Screw practicing for hours and learning rudiments, all you really need to do to be in a band like Iron Maiden is to buy the new Iron Maiden signature drumkit!

Fo’ realz, yo.

Premier have launched the ‘Spirit of Maiden’ drumkit, which was designed in collaboration with Nicko McBrain. But if you own your own ‘McBrain,’ and want to use it, you should realize that most of the money spent on this kit will go towards its name…

Make the jump for two photos of the full kit, and some specs. I’m not gonna lie, it looks pretty badass, I wouldn’t mind owning one… But signature instruments are always overpriced, because they’re designed as ‘collector’s items.’ You’re better off spending the same amount on a regular kit, you’ll probably get more bang for the buck — literally. Get it? Got it? Good.

Don’t let me stop you if you want to get one, though. Iron Maiden rules, and anything about them is flawless, so \m fucking /


15
Oct

Newsted got a job

At least a job that doesn’t involve flipping burgers…

I kid, I kid, I love Jason… Well, loved him more when he was relevant, but… Ok, enough hasbeen jokes. He’s made an appearance ‘all-star’ band (we told you about earlier) whose name pretty much sums up how we feel about it.

“Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and Mikko “Linde” Lindström, guitarist for the Finnish “love metal” band HIM, have recorded guest appearances on the track “Out Of My Mind” from the all-star charity project Whocares — featuring Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan alongside keyboardist Jon Lord (Deep Purple, Whitesnake ) and drummer Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden).”

IDONTREALLYCARE, but to be honest, it doesn’t sound as bad as other ‘all-star bands’ like let’s say Velvet Revolver. Will probably have to check out their song(s) anyway when I’ll post about them in the future, so color me mildly interested.  If you’re a skinny Asian chick with huge tits, color me green and do me like I’m Godzilla.

Source: Blabbermouth


29
Sep

Black & Purple Maiden

Tony Iommi (Guitars, Black Sabbath), Ian Gillan (Vocals, Deep Purple), Nicko McBrain (Drums, Iron Maiden) and Jon Lord (Keyboard, Deep Purple) are going to record a charity song to raise money to rebuild the Armenian Music School.

Iommi and Gillan were already involved in a charity re-recording of Deep Purple’s biggest hit ‘Smoke on the Water’ to raise money for something something* in Armenia in 1989.

* If you really want to know what they raised money for, read the Blabbermouth article.

My thoughts: Deep Purple are still doing music? And Nicko McBrain still has a weird shaped nose.


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