Editor’s Note:  Nigel Glockler of legendary British metal band Saxon joins the Madness To Creation Podcast for the 39th episode. In this episode, Nigel talks about the release of “Inspirations”, which provides “Saxon-ized” covers of famous classic rock songs such as “Stone Free” by Jimi Hendrix, “Paint It Black” by The Rolling Stones”, “Speed King” by Deep Purple and “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin. Nigel is a drummer that so many metalheads cite as a major influence in their drumming and the cool thing is that you wouldn’t hear Nigel talk about it at all. Nigel talks about his legacy, how Cream, Deep Purple and The Rolling Stones influenced him and coping with the Covid-19 pandemic. The light is at the end of the tunnel folks, we are almost there to hopefully make this pandemic subside. If you like British metal thrown into your favorite classic rock songs, then look no further than “Inspirations” by Saxon via Silver Lining Music. Check out Saxon on Facebook @Saxon and on Instagram @saxon.official, on Twitter @saxonofficial and their official website at
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Time Stamp Discussions
3:22- How Cream has influenced Nigel Stockler’s music and his drumming
4:08- How he responds to seeing a younger audience at a Saxon concert
4:41- How rock music is ignored at the Grammys
5:24- How Saxon got Fozzy off the ground and his friendship with Chris Jericho
6:18- How he feels about being an influential drummer in the rock and metal world
7:07- How music education played a role in his life
8:34- The drumming techniques he’s trying lately and session work
10:34- Were the Rolling Stones an influence on Saxon? They discuss the “Paint It Black” cover

13:23- How Nigel Glockler is coping with the Covid-19 pandemic being in the UK
14:20- Nigel and his affinity for Indian food
15:09- Touring memory with Judas Priest
19:37- “Speed King” and Deep Purple memories

20:22- How Nigel wants to be remembered
21:34- Who is Nigel’s favorite band and the soundtrack to his life
24:37- Final words on “Inspirations”

Fans can find this episode featuring Nigel Glocker of Saxon via SoundCloud below:

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