Iron Maiden

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Drummer and Artist John Douglas

Talking About His Customizations and Artistic Endeavors A drummer and artist for his entire life, Douglas merged the two passions, ultimately becoming the premier drum customizer for international superstars including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bon Jovi, Maná, Van Halen,…

Modern Drummer
Oct 3, 2019

Premier Spirit of Maiden Drumset

The Spirit of Maiden drumset was designed exclusively by Premier and Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain. The artwork of the kit depicts the band’s iconic mascot, Eddie, from the Piece of Mind album, the first to feature McBrain on drums.…

Modern Drummer
Apr 12, 2012

Bob Pantella of Riotgod, Monster Magnet, and Atomic Bitchwax

Hello, brothers and sisters. It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog for MD Online. Last time, I was playing in four different bands and ran a recording studio. Well, I’m glad to say the same is still true.…

Modern Drummer
Jan 9, 2012

Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden

We managed to track down Nicko McBrain in Madrid, Spain while in the midst of Iron Maiden's successful world tour. "Who'd have thought even ten years ago that we'd still be going strong," the drummer says. "With Bruce and Adrian…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004