I always found it amazing how can someone play different rhythm with each of his extremity. Still amazes me, that's why I love watching drummers performing. This video doesn't do justice to Nicko I suppose, since he's playing to a playback vocals and guitars so he's not setting up a rhythm like he's used to but rather following it. Still one of the best drummers and such a great guy. Long live Nicko and long live Iron Maiden!
|Posted by Matjaz Plotajs at 02:27 PM on May 24, 2010||Comment #4|
Nicko explaining how he jumped into the swimming pool to cool himslef... during the song... and came back like nothing happened. He so funny to listen to... especially when he's explaining how he could hear other guys playing as he was under the water :D:D
|Posted by Bob Fay at 01:01 AM on May 22, 2010||Comment #3|
I met Iron Maiden in the 80s one night here in CT at a nightclub named the Agora Ballroom in New Haven, where Twisted Sister and my friend's band named Obsession were opening up for Quiet Riot. Maiden were doing a show at the local arena, where they were the opener for Judas Priest. After their show, Maiden shows up at the Agora in their tour bus, parked it in the alley next to the club, and just walked right in. They sat next to us at stage-side, and we got aquainted very quickly as my friend already knew them and introduced us. Ill never forget Nicko that night. The club was known for serving watered down drinks, so he kept going out to their bus and coming back with huge drinks, which he of course tells us were a "proper cocktail". The management was getting pretty pissed off at him, which he promptly told them to fuck off. Pretty funny. A night I will never forget. Good times man. Great video too, although IMO, Maiden's first drummer, Clive Burr, was a better drummer. Thanks Mat!
|Posted by Michael Virt at 10:51 PM on May 21, 2010||Comment #2|
Great drummer, great song, great music!
|Posted by Nick Phillips at 10:45 PM on May 21, 2010||Comment #1|
Makes my attempts on Metallica Guitar Hero look truly feeble...