IRON MAIDEN Drummer's Wife Arrested, Charged With Battery

April 17, 2013

According to, Rebecca McBrain — wife of IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain — was arrested on February 24 and charged with battery after she allegedly tried to stab two people in her home with a decorative lance. Although the stabbing attempt failed, Rebecca was allegedly successful in hitting the victims with logs that had been sitting in a firepit behind her home.

Rebecca McBrain, who is 50, was released on $3,000 bond.

A photo of Nicko and Rebecca attending the opening party for the Hard Rock Café in Boston, Massachusetts on August 7, 2007 can be found at

According to a 1994 article in the Sun Sentinel, Nicko and Rebecca met in 1984 at the Button South in Fort Lauderdale. They married five years later and have made a home in Boca Raton around their son, Justin, who is now 19 years old.

"It's very peaceful here. And there are great golf courses," Nicko said about living in Boca Raton.

He added: "This is a great community. After the humdrum life on the road, the last thing I want to come home to is craziness."

Rebecca comes from a big family in West Virginia and did some modeling while studying at Marshall University in Huntington. In 1985, she was a finalist in the Miss West Virginia Pageant.

Back in July 2003, Nicko McBrain was arrested for allegedly hitting a parking lot attendant — on purpose — with his black Jaguar after a disagreement over McBrain's VIP credentials before a concert at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, New York. "It's one of those things that happened that shouldn't have happened, but it did, and over time, you sort of look at it and go, 'Gosh, that was silly,'" Nicko said in an August 2004 interview. "And the other guy that was involved with it, I'm sure he's sitting there thinking [the same thing]."

Rebecca McBrain photo courtesy of Palm Beach County Jail

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