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Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain recently shared what he found to be difficult to work with on the band’s Legacy of the Beast tour.
The drummer noted that he had issues with the inflatable Spitfire warplane, one of the Eddie puppets, and singer Bruce Dickinson’s flamethrower pack.
When discussing the Spitfire, he said, “It’s blown up by air, and the way the propeller moves is the air escaping – we have to have a way of the air to come out at a certain pressure. It’s a stroke of genius.” He said that the inflatable sometimes came in the way, though. “This thing pops up behind me … [and] some nights, if the ceiling is a little bit too low, the tail is literally [on top of me] and I can push it.”