Nigel Glockler

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Nigel Glockler
Background information
Born (1953-01-24) 24 January 1953 (age 64)
Hove, East Sussex, England
Genres Heavy metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums, percussion, bass guitar, piano, keyboard, mellotron, talking drum
Years active 1980-present
Associated acts Saxon
Paul Di'Anno

Nigel Glockler (born 24 January 1953, Hove, East Sussex) is an English drummer for the heavy metal band, Saxon.[2]

His first professional musical experience was the UK band Krakatoa, followed by session work. He joined Toyah Willcox's band in late 1980. In 1981 Saxon's drummer, Pete Gill, damaged one of his hands and Glockler, an old friend of Saxon's manager (who played bass in Krakatoa) replaced him. He left the band in Spring of 1987 to join GTR, a supergroup project. He returned to the Saxon fold in late 1988.

In 1998 after tearing muscles in the neck and shoulder doctors advised him against playing drums and was substituted by German drummer Fritz Randow but he continued to write material with the band for subsequent albums. In 2001 he recorded a solo album with Saxon guitarist Doug Scarratt, Mad Men and English Dogs. After Jörg Michael left Saxon in order to rejoin Stratovarius, Glockler was welcomed back to Saxon in 2005.

In December 2014, while on tour Glockler suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm and was hospitalized for one month. He suffered no permanent damage and has since returned to the band, performing live and recording for the upcoming album, due to be released later in the year (2015).

Partial discography[edit]



Nigel Glockler and Doug Scarrat[edit]

  • (2001) Mad Men and English Dogs




Paul Di'Anno and Dennis Stratton[edit]

  • (1995) The Original Iron Men
  • (1996) The Original Iron Men 2

Paul Di'Anno[edit]

  • (1997) The World's First Iron Man
  • (1999) The Masters


  1. ^ "Nigel Glockler - Encyclopaedia Metallum". The Metal Archives. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  2. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Biography: Saxon". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 

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