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Nicko McBrain Drummer, Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Stroke, Net Worth

Nicko McBrain Biography

Nicko McBrain is an English professional musician, vastly known for music groups such as Iron Maiden’s heavy metal band since 1982. Likewise, he has served as the drummer of several other bands including Trust, WhoCares, Streetwalkers, Pat Travers Band, and Stretch.

At the start of his musical journey, McBrain’s first venture was with the “Peyton Bond” pub band, previously known as “The 18th Fairfield Walk.” Afterward, he joined “The Wells Street Blues Band,” ultimately rebranded as “The Axe.”

Yet, discord among the band members led to a split, propelling McBrain into collaborations with talents like Billy Day and Michael “Mickey” Lesley. His rhythmic prowess extended beyond bands, as he lent his drumming skills to the hit single “Nice One Cyril” by Cockerel Chorus under the Young Blood label.

His collaborations continued with a self-titled album by renowned guitarist Gordon Giltrap, before weaving his beats with the likes of Streetwalkers and eventually joining forces with Pat Travers. Later, he found his rhythm within the acclaimed French band, Trust.

Wiki and Facts

Full Name Michael Henry McBrain
Age 71 years old
Birthday 5th June 
Nationality British / English
Relationship Status Married
Height 6 feet 0½ inches (1.84 m)
Known For Iron Maiden Band
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Net Worth $30 Million

Nicko McBrain Age

McBrain is 71 years of age, being born on June 5, 1952, in Hackney, London, United Kingdom. His birthday occurs every year on the 5th of June.

McBrain’s Height

Nicko has a height stature of 6 feet 0 inches (1.84 m).

Family – Father, Mother, and Siblings

McBrain was born in Hackney, London, United Kingdom, where he also grew up. He revealed that his passion for music was highly influenced by his father’s love of traditional jazz. He holds a degree in engineering from Southgate Technical College. Further details citing his father’s and mother’s identities are still unclear. Likewise, we are keeping tabs on whether he has any siblings or not.

Nicko McBrain Wife | Married

Nicko has been married to his gorgeous wife Rebecca McBrain since 1989. She is a former model who finished as a finalist in the 1985 Miss West Virginia Pageant. She is also a businesswoman who runs her lingerie and dress boutique known as Anticipation. The couple met at the Button South in Fort Lauderdale in 1984.

Presently, they reside in Boca Raton, Florida. It is known that the wife of Iron Maiden’s heavy metal band drummer has records of being arrested for battery charges. It was reported that she allegedly tried to stab two people with a decorative lance in her home.

Nicko McBrain Sons

The Iron Maiden’s drummer is a proud father of two sons from his previous marriage. They are Nicholas, who was born in 1983, and Justin who was born in 1992). Likewise, it is known that Justin is an aspiring drummer.

Nicko McBrain Health – Stroke

Nicko suffered a mini-stroke known as a TIA (transient ischaemic attack. As a result, he was left paralyzed on his right side from the shoulder down. Fortunately, he gracefully recovered after undergoing intense therapy for 10 weeks.

Nicko McBrain’s Net Worth

Citing his music career, McBrain sits at a net worth of $30 Million as of 2023.

Drumming Career

McBrain’s notable journey took a significant turn when he made a memorable debut with Iron Maiden on German television, taking on the persona of Eddie in a masked appearance. His synergy with bassist Steve Harris birthed a string of blockbuster albums, garnishing the music industry with multiple gold and platinum releases.

Amidst his endeavors with Iron Maiden, McBrain often indulged in side projects, including the Iron Maiden cover band, “McBrain Damage.” In a vibrant display of his musical versatility, he graced the stage as a guest drummer with the 8G Band on Late Night with Seth Meyers in March 2017.

His drumming style prominently features the effective use of the back end of his left-hand drumstick, enabling him to deliver impactful “snare hits” with remarkable power. Notably, he has abstained from using a double bass pedal. His only exception was during “Face in the Sand” from the Dance of Death album.

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