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BRUCE DICKINSON On NICKO MCBRAIN's Post-Stroke Recovery: 'How He Coped With That, It Was Just Amazing'

During a February 25 question-and-answer session at Bio Roy in Gothenburg, Sweden to promote his upcoming solo album, "The Mandrake Project", IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson spoke about the stroke his bandmate Nicko McBrain suffered in early 2023 and the drummer's ongoing recovery. Bruce said (as...
February 26, 2024

BLAZE BAYLEY On Still Performing IRON MAIDEN Songs 30 Years Later: 'It's Very Gratifying'

In a brand new interview with Metal Pilgrim, British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley, who is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his joining IRON MAIDEN, spoke about what it's like for him to still perform songs he wrote with the band such a long time ago. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.N...
February 12, 2024

DEE SNIDER Says He Was Inspired By 'IRON MAIDEN Gallop' While Writing TWISTED SISTER Classic 'I Wanna Rock'

In a recent interview with VRP Rocks, TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider spoke about the creation of the band's classic song "I Wanna Rock", which originally appeared on the 1984 album "Stay Hungry". He said in part (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I got in my mind that — this is 1983 I'm writ...
February 2, 2024

Watch: NICKO MCBRAIN And JOEY BELLADONNA Perform JOURNEY Classic At Benefit Concert For Florida's HomeSafe

IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain and his BAD COMPANY tribute band DODGY ENTERPRISE performed at a benefit concert for nonprofit HomeSafe at its annual Classic Rock & Roll Party on January 27 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The party brought together familiar face...
January 28, 2024

DENNIS STRATTON On Performing With IRON MAIDEN Again: 'It's Still On My Bucket List'

In a new interview with Scott Itter of Dr. Music, former IRON MAIDEN guitarist Dennis Stratton has once again commented on the band's nomination for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's class of 2021 and 2023. While MAIDEN has been eligible to join the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame since 2004, Stratton and...
January 9, 2024


Audiences at this year's 52nd Mountbatten Festival Of Music (MFM) at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England in March are in for an extra special treat when global drumming icon of IRON MAIDEN fame, Nicko McBrain, takes to the stage to join The Massed Bands of His Majesty's Royal Marines. The heavy...
January 4, 2024

Watch: Ex-IRON MAIDEN Guitarist DENNIS STRATTON Performs Band's Early Classics In Goiânia, Brazil

Video of ex-IRON MAIDEN guitarist Dennis Stratton's December 5 concert at Bolshoi Pub in Goiânia, Brazil can be seen below. Stratton was a member of MAIDEN for less than a year, but he nonetheless made a vital contribution to the band's classic first album, 1980's "Iron Maiden". In a March 2023 inte...
December 14, 2023

IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN Reflects On Ministroke: 'I Thought, 'This Is It. I'm Not Going To Be Able To Play.''

In the new issue of Metal Hammer magazine, IRON MAIDEN's Nicko McBrain discussed the effects of the ministroke he suffered earlier this year and his ongoing recovery. He said: "Well, it was very, very difficult. When it first happened, I thought, 'This is it. I'm not going to be able to play. I've g...
December 7, 2023

Watch NICKO MCBRAIN And JOEY BELLADONNA Perform JOURNEY Classics At Rock N Roll Ribs 14th-Anniversary Celebration

On Saturday, December 2, IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain performed a set of MAIDEN classics with TITANIUM TART at the 14th-anniversary celebration for Rock N Roll Ribs, the barbecue restaurant owned by McBrain and close friend Mitch Tanne, in Coral Springs, Florida. Also appearing at the event wer...
December 3, 2023

IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN: 'I'm 85 To 90 Percent Back To Strength' After Suffering Stroke In January

During an appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation Power Trip Special", IRON MAIDEN's Nicko McBrain discussed the band's ongoing "The Future Past Tour", which marks his first time hitting the road since he suffered a stroke earlier this year. Asked how the shows have been so far, Nicko said (as transc...
October 21, 2023

IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN Suffered Stroke In January

IRON MAIDEN's Nicko McBrain has revealed that he suffered a stroke earlier this year. The 71-year-old drummer shared the news of the health setback in a statement posted via MAIDEN's official web site, indicating that the episode left him "paralyzed" down one side of his body and "worried" that his...
August 3, 2023

Watch NICKO MCBRAIN Get Hit By Falling Gong After It Is Played By BRUCE DICKINSON

Nicko McBrain avoided serious injury when a 40-inch symphonic gong landed on his back during IRON MAIDEN's concert in Dublin, Ireland late last month. The incident happened during the performance of the song "Alexander The Great" on June 24 at 3Arena. Midway through the track, MAIDEN singer Bruce Di...
July 16, 2023

IRON MAIDEN Presented With Gold Disc For U.K. Sales Of 'Senjutsu' Album

British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN were presented with a gold disc by Tony Harlow, the head of Warner Music U.K., at the first of their two sold-out shows at London's O2 Arena last Friday in recognition of their critically acclaimed studio album "Senjutsu" selling over 100,000 physical copies i...
July 10, 2023

IRON MAIDEN Teams Up With THE OP GAMES For First-Ever 'Monopoly: Somewhere On Tour' Edition

Usaopoly (The Op Games),the board game and puzzle publisher behind iconic licensed games and best-selling party games Telestrations, Blank Slate and Hues And Cues, has teamed up with IRON MAIDEN, one of heavy metal's most prolific and influential bands of all time, and global leader in play Hasbro...
June 15, 2023

Watch: IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN Celebrates 71st Birthday Onstage In Finland

IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain, who turns 71 today (Monday, June 5),celebrated his birthday onstage with his bandmates during their concert last night (Sunday, June 4) at Nokia Arena in Tampere, Finland. An official video capturing the moment has been uploaded to MAIDEN's YouTube channel and can...
June 5, 2023