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Nicko McBrain vs. Vinnie Paul – Greatest Metal Drummer, Semifinals

Nicko McBrain vs. Vinnie Paul
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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.

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Bill Ward vs. Nicko McBrain – Greatest Metal Drummer, Quarterfinals

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A classic matchup starts out the quarterfinal round of our Greatest Metal Drummer tournament, with Black Sabbath legend Bill Ward taking on Iron Maiden mainstay Nicko McBrain.

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Tommy Lee vs. Nicko McBrain – Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 2

Tommy Lee vs. Nicko McBrain
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Our Round 1 battle between Motley Crue's Tommy Lee and Faith No More / Ozzy Osbourne's Mike Bordin made for some nail-biting competition, but in the end, Tommy Lee emerged victorious. The master of percussive showmanship advances to the next round to face one of two Iron Maiden leg

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Nicko McBrain vs. Morgan Rose – Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 1

Nicko McBrain vs. Morgan Rose
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Following Clive Burr’s departure from Iron Maiden, fans were skeptical about a new guy on the stool. Nicko McBrain dazzled fans in 1983 with ‘Where Eagles Dare’ off ‘Piece of Mind.’ His franti

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Iron Maiden Drummer Nicko McBrain’s Son Arrested for Alleged Burglary

Nicko McBrain
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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.

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Nicko McBrain’s Wife to Face Judge After Alleged Assault

Nicko McBrain Welcome Home Party at Rock and Roll Ribs

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.

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Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain Addresses Slayer + Black Sabbath Drummer Conflicts

Nicko McBrain
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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.

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Iron Maiden Drummer Nicko McBrain to Perform Charity Gig With Pat Travers Band

Nicko McBrain
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Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain is traveling way back in time to reunite with his former bandmates from the Pat Travers Band. The legendary Maiden drummer is set to play "four or five songs" with the hard rock / blues veterans, and it's all for charity.

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Iron Maiden Drummer Nicko McBrain Receives Award For … Best Ribs!

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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.

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