Our first matchup in the semifinals of our Greatest Metal Drummer tournament brings two veteran skin bashers together. Both of these men are renowned for bringing a tremendous amount of character to their music, earning them legions of fans in the process.
These have not been the best of times for Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain. Earlier this month, the musician's wife was arrested for allegedly assaulting a man (who may or may not have been Nicko) at the couple's West Boca, Fla., home, and now McBrain's son has been arrested for second-degree petit theft.
The wife of Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain was arrested on domestic battery charges back in February after apparently attempting to stab the heavy metal stickman, in addition to throwing logs at him, at their Boca Raton, Fla., home. Rebecca McBrain is now set to face a judge on May 3 to defend herself against the charges.
Iron Maiden's Nicko McBrain has the experience of surviving in a popular metal band for decades, and he took a moment during a recent interview with the Broward-Palm Beach New Times to share his hopes that Slayer and Black Sabbath can work out their issues with their respective drummers -- Dave Lombardo and Bill Ward.
In the world of heavy metal, when you hear the words "bitchin' rack," our dirty minds tend to kick into high gear. However, Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain may be the only rock star on Earth whose mind goes directly to food. In fact, the drummer was just honored with the 'Best Ribs' award by the Broward/Palm Beach New Times for the racks McBrain serves at his restaurant, Rock N' Roll Ribs.