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Saxon’s Glockler is going home

Saxon drummer Nigel Glockler will be allowed to go home from hospital tomorrow, following emergency brain surgery last month.

He was diagnosed with an aneurysm after collapsing during the band’s winter UK tour. He underwent two procedures after the first failed to fully address the problem.

Glockler’s wife Gina tells Classic Rock: “A 100% recovery is expected. He’ll be back to play on the album when Saxon start work later this year, and he’ll play all future dates excluding the ones next month. Thank you all for your support!”

The NWOBHM icons yesterday confirmed that Sven Dirkschneider – son of former Accept singer Udo – will play drums during the band’s February shows, which were rescheduled as a result of Glockler’s illness.

But the veteran sticksman will be at every show to meet and greet fans:

Feb 03: Newcastle Academy

Feb 04: Nottingham Rock City

Feb 05: Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall

Feb 06: Oxford Academy

Feb 07: London Shepherds Bush Empire

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.