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IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN Presented With PREMIER Commemorative Snare Drum (Video)

Celebrating a relationship that spans two decades, Premier presented Nicko McBrain of IRON MAIDEN with a special one-off snare drum at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, a massive music-products convention that took place January 24-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Check out video footage of the presentation below. ...

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IRON MAIDEN: New Video Interview With NICKO MCBRAIN

Vintage Rock's Junkman conducted an interview with drummer Nicko McBrain of British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN on January 25 at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, a massive music-products convention that is taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below. MAIDEN's 15th ...

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Video: IRON MAIDEN, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, KORN, Ex-DREAM THEATER Drummers Pay Tribute To JOHN BONHAM

Nicko McBrain (IRON MAIDEN), Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Dave Lombardo (SLAYER), Ray Luzier (KORN), Steven Adler (GUNS N' ROSES), Mike Portnoy (ADRENALINE MOB, DREAM THEATER) are among the drummers who took part in the Bonzo Bash NAMM Jamm 2013, the ultimate tribute to late LED ZEPPELIN drummer John Henry "Bonzo" Bonham, which took over Anaheim, California ...

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WhoCares - IAN GILLAN AND TONY IOMMI

This release may be a few months old already, but in the season of giving, it's perhaps prudent to shine the light on a benefit project if for nothing else, to serve as a reminder that music does serve a higher purpose when it wants to. Last year, Ian Gillan and Tony Iommi joined audile ...

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IRON MAIDEN Drummer Buys Jaguar XKR-S

According to AutoEvolution, IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain, who is a Jaguar enthusiast, took delivery of a Jaguar XKR-S on Friday, November 9. The car is said to be the fastest XK model ever built, with its 5.0-liter supercharged V8 enabling the Jag to sprint from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds. "Since I ...

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IRON MAIDEN, MOTÖRHEAD, SLAYER, SLIPKNOT Members Perform At MARSHALL 50th-Anniversary Event

Global rock royalty from such bands as IRON MAIDEN, SLIPKNOT, WHITESNAKE, CHICKENFOOT, THE CULT, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEEP PURPLE, JUDAS PRIEST, SLAYER and BLACK SABBATH took part in last night's (Saturday, September 22) Marshall 50th-anniversary event at Wembley Arena in London, England. The luminaries celebrated the life and work of revolutionary amp pioneer Jim Marshall ...

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IAN GILLAN & TONY IOMMI: 'WhoCares' First-Week Sales Revealed

"WhoCares", the two-disc set of rarities and recordings culled from the careers of DEEP PURPLE's Ian Gillan and BLACK SABBATH's Tony Iommi, sold 700 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The set landed at position No. 52 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums ...

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KERRY KING, MIKE PORTNOY Added To MARSHALL 50th-Anniversary Event

The lineup for Marshall's 50th-anniversary event just got louder with the addition of more names to the already storming lineup. Former DREAM THEATER drummer and progressive metal legend Mike Portnoy joins hit songwriter and founding member of FREE, Andy Fraser, and all-round thrash metal superstar and co-founder of SLAYER, Kerry King, for this rock and ...

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IRON MAIDEN Drummer To Guest On 'Eddie Trunk Live'

IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain will guest on "Eddie Trunk Live" on SiriusXM satellite radio (channel 39 Hair Nation) this coming Monday, June 25 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Close to 14,000 fans turned out in force this past Thursday night, June 21 for the opening show of IRON MAIDEN's "Maiden England North American Tour" in ...

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SACRED GATE: Debut Album Out Now

Mönchengladbach, Germany-based traditional heavy metal band SACRED GATE released its full-length debut, "When Eternity Ends", on April 27 via Metal On Metal Records. Formed in 2008, SACRED GATE's founding members, guitarist and composer Nicko Nikolaidis and vocalist Jim Over (both of Greek origin), have mastered their craft in other bands prior to SACRED GATE. They ...

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ZAKK WYLDE, SLASH Talk About Passing Of JIM MARSHALL (Video)

Artisan News spoke to Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) and Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES) at the fourth annual Revolver Golden Gods awards about the passing of revolutionary amp pioneer Jim Marshall OBE. You can watch the report below. As previously reported, rock and roll's biggest stars will join forces to celebrate ...

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IAN GILLAN, TONY IOMMI To Release New WHOCARES Album In July

DEEP PURPLE's Ian Gillan and BLACK SABBATH's Tony Iommi took everybody by surprise in 2011 by releasing a charity single, "Out Of My Mind", renewing the collaboration that led the pair to record an album in 1984, "Born Again", under the BLACK SABBATH moniker. For the occasion, the two rock legends called a few friends ...

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Metal Superstars To Pay Tribute To JIM MARSHALL

Rock and roll's biggest stars are to join forces to celebrate the life and work of revolutionary amp pioneer Jim Marshall OBE. Following the sad news of Jim's death earlier this month, the event, which was already planned to commemorate Marshall's 50th anniversary, will now be held in honour of the legendary man and his ...

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PORTNOY, SHEEHAN, MACALPINE, SHERINIAN At 'Drum Off Grand Finals'; Pro-Shot Footage Available

Drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD), bassist Billy Sheehan (STEVE VAI, DAVID LEE ROTH), guitarist Tony MacAlpine (neo classical-metal style, STEVE VAI) and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, PLANET X, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) performed on January 14, 2012 at the twenty-third annual Guitar Center's Drum-Off, the nationwide search for the next great undiscovered drummer, ...

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IRON MAIDEN, CHICKENFOOT, SLIPKNOT Members To Appear At Marshall Amps' 50-Year Anniversary

Iconic British brand Marshall, the world's most famous and revolutionary amp producer, celebrates its Golden Anniversary year cementing its place in musical history. To celebrate 50 legendary years of musical innovation, Marshall is taking over Wembley Arena for a full-on rock and roll riot on Saturday, September 22. The groundbreaking artist lineup is as pioneering ...

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