Tag Archives: Nicko McBrain

Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain provides health update following a stroke in January

Posted by on August 3, 2023

      Legendary Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain has decided to come forward to his fans before the possibility of the media spreading rumors about his journey. McBrain revealed he had a stroke in January and decided to share his recovery process on social media.   In a video and written post, McBrain shared […]

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Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain says Bruce’s cancer got him sober

Posted by on April 5, 2016

Iron Maiden have been unstoppable lately, not letting their frontman’s brush with throat cancer or their plane getting damaged get in the way of continually kicking ass and taking names in support of The Book of Souls. But as unstoppable as they are, it’s easy to remember that they’re not invincible. That’s not a lesson lost […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Dance of Death’ by Iron Maiden turns 11 years old

Posted by on September 8, 2014

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am-Y0cuz0mw[/youtube] Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day. Although this album came out on September 2nd in Japan, it was released today everywhere else in the world. Before this calendar list, I didn’t listen to this album since I first went through Maiden’s […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Piece of Mind’ by Iron Maiden turns 31 years old

Posted by on May 16, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKLoJExWCJQ[/youtube] Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 31 years ago today, Iron Maiden released one of their most successful albums of all time, Piece of Mind. Another Maiden classic, and the sequel to their landmark Number of the Beast. […]

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Today in Metal: ‘The Number of the Beast’ by Iron Maiden turns 32

Posted by on March 22, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G90ngH2anxQ[/youtube] Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. Today, it’s Iron Maiden’s breakthrough album, The Number of the Beast. One of the true metal classics. This is another album that I can’t say much about that hasn’t already been said. Bruce […]

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Metal Insider’s top 20 stories of 2013

Posted by on January 3, 2014

As we close the books on the first Friday of 2014, we thought it might be fun to take a look back at the biggest stories on Metal Insider that ran in 2013. Sure, some of them are closely related to each other, others are huge and exclusive stories, others are gossipy and others, well, […]

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No, Paul Walker’s baby mama isn’t Iron Maiden drummer’s wife

Posted by on December 2, 2013

Like everyone else, we were shocked and surprised by the death of Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker in an accident this past weekend. You’re probably wondering why we’re even mentioning the actor on a metal website, however. Stick with us. Walker and his ex-girlfriend, Rebecca McBrain, had a child, Meadow Rain Walker, in 1998. A […]

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Iron Maiden Drummer Nicko McBrain’s Son Arrested For Attempted Burglary

Posted by on April 29, 2013

It hasn’t been a great year so far for Nicko McBrain’s family. Early Friday morning (April 26), the Iron Maiden drummer’s son Justin McBrain was reportedly arrested for allegedly burglarizing an occupied dwelling and 2nd degree petit theft. He is being held on $25,000 bond in the Palm Beach County Jail. According to BocaNewsNow.com, deputies […]

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Iron Maiden Drummer Nicko McBrain’s Wife Arrested For Attempted Stabbing

Posted by on April 17, 2013

It was revealed earlier today that Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain’s wife, Rebecca McBrain, had been arrested on February 24 and charged with battery. According to BocaNewsNow.com, Mrs. McBrain was arrested after allegedly trying to “stab someone in their home with a ‘decorative lance’” in their Boca Raton, FL home and then “threw logs” at […]

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Dave Lombardo Issues Statement As Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain Weighs In On Slayer Drum Situation

Posted by on March 4, 2013

Since drummer Dave Lombardo broke his silence about  being replaced for Slayer’s Australian tour, he’s come off as transparent about what goes on with Slayer’s finances, even if he doesn’t really know the extent of what’s happening. In a recent interview, Kerry King didn’t really shed much light on the situation, instead making it more […]

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