Those are uglyI had found these pieces back when it happened and thought they were enlightening.
Apparently, he had been “Tokin’ abou’ it wif Keif, evah seence die wawn.”
Legendary metal drummer Nicko McBrain has made one of the biggest moves in the drum industry in decades. Back on a British drum brand, he now plays British Drum Co drums. Not only is this gear switch so special because it... - Pete Cater,Salle de Jonge,Mike Dolbear,Joe Donovan,Ilse Hofma,Jim...drummerszone.com
You know, I’ve never followed a lick of Iron Maiden’s music, yet I’ve somehow discovered how much I enjoy Nicko whenever news of him surfaces. While their music isn’t my thing, I can't help thinking how much fun it must be for the fans having someone like him representing their favorite band.Those are ugly
I’ve heard some great sounding drums from BDC and I’ve seen some beautiful ones too... but these are fugly.You know, I’ve never followed a lick of Iron Maiden’s music, yet I’ve somehow discovered how much I enjoy Nicko whenever news of him surfaces. While their music isn’t my thing, I can't help thinking how much fun it must be for the fans having someone like him representing their favorite band.
And as for British Drum Company, given their pedigree, I’m always rooting for them as well. I think when you see how competitive their sounds, finishes and construction all are, it’s as if somebody told them the drumming world is theirs for the taking, because they’re sure acting like it.
I’m excited for both of them.
To be fair to Sonor, he probably still would’ve taken a tumble and injured himself in a pile of drums, cymbals, and hardware if it were an 18” floor Tom with the signature kit lol.From Reverb:
“The story of Nicko and Sonor started back in the late '70s when he was playing for Pat Travers, who insisted he get a "big, f-off drum kit." Nicko landed on a monstrous 12-piece Phonic XK-9212, which Travers kept when Nicko left. The kit made such an impression on Nicko that he got the same when he joined Maiden in '83 and signed with Sonor.
The relationship turned south in 1993 when, according to Nicko, Sonor "forgot" to send him an 11-piece Signature kit for Iron Maiden's Australia tour, instead sending a Force 3000 in the wrong configuration. While playing at Christchurch, New Zealand, Nicko stood up on the 16" floor tom (he uses an 18") during "Hallowed Be Thy Name," and the drum gave way, causing Nicko to take a tumble and injure himself in a pile of drums, cymbals, and hardware.
In addition, Sonor was sold to Hohner at the time, so Nicko broke ties and linked up with Premier, where he stayed until the company stopped manufacturing in the UK in 2014.”