Nicko McBrain - An evening with Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain
An evening with Nicko McBrain behind the drums is always special. But when you put him together with British comedian and pub-landlord Al Murray you...
An evening with Nicko McBrain behind the drums is always special. But when you put him together with British comedian and pub-landlord Al Murray you are guaranteed a unique and incredibly fun evening. Here is one hour and fifteen minutes with drum solos, jokes, a little guest drummer and spectacular stories filled with McBrainiacs from the icon himself, Nicko McBrain.
An evening with Iron Maiden's iconic drummer Nicko McBrain, together with British comedian and pub-landlord Al Murray, is a guaranteed unique and incredibly fun evening. Here is one hour and fifteen minutes with drum solos, so many jokes, little guest drummer Aidan and many spectacular stories from the icon himself: Nicko McBrain. A show filled with McBrainiacs: great nerdy drummer knowledge about Nicko!
? The Opening
00:00 Introduction & Nicko's first beer
00:35 Nicko McBrain Opening Drumsolo
16:55 A few words from Nicko
? Talking with Nicko
18:54 Joe Morello made Nicko start playing drums
22:46 The '5-minute wonder' his dad thought he was
23:55 Nicko's determination to play the drums
25:13 When and how Nicko became a professional drummer - while his mother told him to learn a trade!
32:30 Nicko's influences [spoiler: Ringo Starr is Nicko's nr 1.]
34:40 Talking the greatness of John Bonham
38:18 The true story behind Nicko's drumset [and the history of Nicko's drumsets]
41:41 Pat Travers made Nicko start playing double bass - and then fired him
47:26 Nicko explains why he plays two bass drums - and why he is not a double pedal player
- with a 'Facing the Sand' Iron Maiden recording story
55:38 Al Murray asks and Nicko explains his angled setup and his playing style
? Let's play some more
01:02:05 Nicko and Al Murray jamming
01:07:19 Little Aiden gets to play Nicko's kit - and rocks the place
01:10:26 Nicko plays Iron Maiden's 'Where Eagles Dare' [Piece of Mind (1983)]