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Nicko McBrain and Premier to launch 'smashing' new kits

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Excited by the news that Premier are rolling out Nicko McBrain signature kits? Us too. Take a look below to see what the Iron Maiden drummer has to say about them.

At last week's Frankfurt Musikesse Premier announced production of the Maiden man's kits, with a host of Nicko inspired sets and snares to launch in September.

On the kits, Nicko had this to say: "On many occasions we have talked about making available replicas of my touring kits, following a host of requests from many people and fans as to how they get their hands on one. We have also talked about designing and manufacturing a line of starter kits for all you up-and-coming, young or old stars in the making, whether you're into Maiden or not.

"So, it is with immense pride and passion that I can announce this has finally come to fruition. We have a smashing new selection of custom kits, custom snare drums and spare parts that I hope all you drummers (or budding drummers) will like, regardless of how long you've been playing. Just remember, hit 'em hard!"

Rich is a teacher, one time Rhythm staff writer and experienced freelance journalist who has interviewed countless revered musicians, engineers, producers and stars for the our world-leading music making portfolio, including such titles as Rhythm, Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, and MusicRadar. His victims include such luminaries as Ice T, Mark Guilani and Jamie Oliver (the drumming one).