Nicko McBrain

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Nicko McBrain

Nicko McBrain in 2008
Background information
Birth name Michael Henry McBrain
Born 5 June 1952 (1952-06-05) (age 61)
Hackney, London, England
Genres Heavy metal, blues rock, hard rock
Occupations Musician
Instruments Drums, percussion
Years active 1971–present
Associated acts Iron Maiden, Pat Travers, Streetwalkers, Trust, The Entire Population of Hackney

Michael Henry "Nicko" McBrain (born 5 June 1952) is an English heavy metal musician. He is the drummer of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden.

During his early year, McBrain played for a few small pub bands and paid his bills with session work he did when he left school. He has also played in Streetwalkers, Trust and with Pat Travers. He joined Iron Maiden in 1982 and debuted on their fourth studio album, Piece of Mind.

He currently uses Premier drums and Paiste cymbals.[1] He converted to Christianity in 1999 after he had an experience in the Spanish River Church.[2]

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