Iron Maiden's Nicko McBrain hints at new album

Iron Maiden's Nicko McBrain hints at new album

Iron Maiden's Nicko McBrain hints at new album

Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain has hinted that the band are working on a new album.

The 67-year-old star refused to confirm a follow-up to 2015's 'Book of Souls', but he suggested fans of the 'Run to the Hills' rockers should pay close attention to their official website.

Keeping coy, he told BackstageAxxess: "Watch this space: That's all I've gotta say."

However, when he was pressed on whether something is coming out "soon", Nicko was quick to clarify his comments.

He ranted: "No, I didn't say something soon, and I didn't say 'possibly.' Watch this space, is what I said. Don't be putting words in their mouths."

Meanwhile, guitarist Adrian Smith - who completes the current lineup with Steve Harris, Dave Murray, Bruce Dickinson and Janick Gers - has admitted he was never influenced by Eddie Val Halen.

The legendary musician had a massive impact on heavy metal fans around the world, but while Adrian respects Eddie, he took inspiration from other stars.

He explained: "I'd already been playing for a few years before he came out, so your style gets kind of set, but he influenced a lot of people."

Instead, Adrian was inspired by the likes the Beatles, and other special British musicians.

"First bands I listened to, that got me into music, were [Deep Purple], 'Machine Head' era, Free, 'Free Live' [with Paul Kossoff], Humble Pie, going back a bit now.

"All sort of English raucous kind of bands. When [I] started out playing, [I] played The Rolling Stones and Beatles, 'cause they were a few chords; it was easy. And twelve-bar blues -- that's how we started."


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