Interview By Sandy and Bobby HQ Storm
This year’s National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) event took place in Anaheim, California from January 21st – 24th. Metal Shock Finland freelancers Sandy and Bobby HQ Storm attended, providing coverage for us.
Who better to catch up with than one of the best drummers in the business, IRON MAIDEN‘s Nicko McBrain! Nicko discusses his reunion with Sonor Drums as well as the band’s latest album “The Book Of Souls” and even his Rock n Roll Ribs restaurant. A couple of excerpts from Nicko‘s chat with Sandy can be read below and the full interview is available on the video:
On his new drum kit to be revealed, Nicko enthused:
“There’s something very very special that they’ve done for me on this drum kit, which I can’t really tell you about cos it’s gonna be revealed at the first show. It’s an absolute splendid, spectacular drum set and I think it’s probably gonna top the Somewhere In Time kit and that’s thirty years ago.”
Talking about “The Book Of Souls”, Nicko stated:
“Every album we’ve made is the best album we’ve ever made. If not in people’s interpretation of the music, it was in terms of the way we made it and the bond that we had after all these years. We had the best fun in William Tell Studios in Paris – we wrote in the studio, which is the first time we’ve ever actually done it. The whole album was written in the studio.”