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.
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...
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 frantic drumwork opened the album and dashed any doubts about a new drummer...
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.
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.