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

Tommy Lee vs. Nicko McBrain
Ethan Miller, Getty Images / Facebook: Nicko McBrain

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 legends still active in our Greatest Metal Drummer bracket.

Nicko McBrain may not be the original drummer for Iron Maiden, but the man atop the throne is one of the most beloved members of the iconic heavy metal act. McBrain, who took down Sevendust’s Morgan Rose in Round 1, has manned the kit for Maiden for over 30 years, making his studio debut on the phenomenal ‘Piece of Mind’ album in 1983. Does McBrain have the chops to make it all the way to the end?

Tommy Lee vs. Nicko McBrain? Cast your vote for the Greatest Metal Drummer in the poll below! Voting for this round closes on Monday, Sept. 2 at 11:59PM ET. Fans can vote once per hour, so keep coming back to make sure that your favorite metal musician wins!

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