I love Nicko, but JP is way more of an inspiration to me.
Of course Nicko is the shining example that you can be Metal without double bass, but JP proves that John Bonham still exists in the form of Clutch and The Bakerton Group.
It might also have to do with the fact that I grew up with Clutch in my system before I really discovered Maiden. I do love both bands almost equally but for me. Jean-Paul Gaster is the fucking best single bass drummer around!
Originally Posted by Dissimulate
Kollias also frequently uses a single kick pedal.
Yes he does, and he is also the reason for when I do blast beats, I do not play them with double bass. Sounds so much better with single bass blasts.