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Nicko McBrain

Nicko McBrain

Real/full name:
Michael Henry McBrain
70 (born Jun 5th, 1952)
Place of birth:
United Kingdom (Hackney, London, England)


Nicko McBrain is an English musician who now resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US, who is best known for playing in Iron Maiden, which he joined in 1982.


The McBrainiacs are an Iron Maiden tribute band Nicko is playing with during his downtime from the real thing. They also play some AC/DC, Deep Purple and Jimi Hendrix songs.

McBrain has also appeared as a guest on the children's television show Sooty and Sweep, where Sooty "wondered if Nicko could play something funky." In reference to his appearance on the show, McBrain's drum kit is ...

Iron Maiden

Drums (1982-present)

1983 Flight of Icarus (Single) Drums
1983 Piece of Mind Drums
1983 The Trooper (Single) Drums
1983 Video Pieces (Video) Drums (tracks 3, 4)
1984 2 Minutes to Midnight (Single) Drums
1984 Powerslave Drums
1984 Aces High (Single) Drums
1984 Behind the Iron Curtain (Video) Drums
1985 Running Free / Sanctuary (Single) Drums
1985 Live After Death (Live album) Drums
1985 Live After Death (World Slavery Tour '85) (Video) Drums
1985 Run to the Hills / Phantom of the Opera (Single) Drums
1986 Wasted Years (Single) Drums
1986 Somewhere in Time Drums
1986 Stranger in a Strange Land (Single) Drums
1987 12 Wasted Years (Video) Drums
1988 Can I Play with Madness (Single) Drums
1988 Seventh Son of a Seventh Son Drums
1988 The Evil That Men Do (Single) Drums
1988 The Clairvoyant (Single) Drums
1989 Infinite Dreams (Single) Drums
1989 Maiden England (Video) Drums
1990 Flight of Icarus / The Trooper (EP) Drums
1990 2 Minutes to Midnight / Aces High (EP) Drums
1990 Running Free / Run to the Hills (EP) Drums
1990 Wasted Years / Stranger in a Strange Land (EP) Drums
1990 Can I Play with Madness / The Evil That Men Do (EP) Drums
1990 The Clairvoyant / Infinite Dreams (EP) Drums
1990 Holy Smoke (Single) Drums
1990 No Prayer for the Dying Drums
1990 The First Ten Years (Video) Drums
1990 Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter (Single) Drums
1992 Be Quick or Be Dead (Single) Drums
1992 Fear of the Dark Drums
1992 From Here to Eternity (Single) Drums
1992 Wasting Love (Single) Drums
1992 From There to Eternity (Video) Drums
1993 Fear of the Dark Live (Single) Drums
1993 A Real Live One (Live album) Drums
1993 Hallowed Be Thy Name (Single) Drums
1993 A Real Dead One (Live album) Drums
1993 Live at Donington (Live album) Drums
1993 Donington Live 1992 (Video) Drums
1994 Raising Hell (Video) Drums
1995 Man on the Edge (Single) Drums
1995 The X Factor Drums
1996 Lord of the Flies (Single) Drums
1996 Virus (Single) Drums
1996 Best of the Beast (Compilation) Drums (tracks 2, 3, 5-15)
1998 A Real Live Dead One (Compilation) Drums
1998 The Angel and the Gambler (Single) Drums
1998 Virtual XI Drums
1998 Futureal (Single) Drums
2000 The Wicker Man (Single) Drums
2000 Brave New World Drums
2000 Out of the Silent Planet (Single) Drums
2002 Run to the Hills (Single) Drums (track 1)
2002 Rock in Rio (Live album) Drums
2002 Rock in Rio (Video) Drums
2002 Edward the Great - The Greatest Hits (Compilation) Drums
2003 Wildest Dreams (Single) Drums
2003 Dance of Death Drums
2003 Rainmaker (Single) Drums
2004 No More Lies (EP) Drums
2004 The History of Iron Maiden Part 1: The Early Days (Video) Drums
2005 The Number of the Beast (Single) Drums (track 2)
2005 The Essential Iron Maiden (Compilation) Drums
2005 Death on the Road (Live album) Drums
2006 Death on the Road (Video) Drums
2006 The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg (Single) Drums
2006 A Matter of Life and Death Drums
2006 Different World (Single) Drums
2008 Somewhere Back in Time - The Best Of: 1980-1989 (Compilation) Drums
2009 Flight 666: The Original Soundtrack (Live album) Drums
2009 Flight 666 (Video) Drums
2010 El Dorado (Single) Drums
2010 The Final Frontier Drums
2011 From Fear to Eternity - The Best of 1990-2010 (Compilation) Drums
2012 En vivo! (Live album) Drums
2012 En vivo! (Video) Drums
2013 Maiden England '88 (Live album) Drums
2015 Speed of Light (Single) Drums
2015 The Book of Souls Drums
2016 Empire of the Clouds (Single) Drums
2017 The Book of Souls: Live Chapter (Live album) Drums
2020 Nights of the Dead, Legacy of the Beast: Live in Mexico City (Live album) Drums
2021 The Writing on the Wall (Single) Drums
2021 Stratego (Single) Drums
2021 Senjutsu Drums
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Nicko McBrain

Drums (1991-?)

1991 Rhythm of the Beast (Single) Drums
2010 Rhythms of the Beast (Video) Drums

The McBrainiacs





Drums (1971)




Drums (1981)



Pat Travers Band

Drums (1977-?)


Drums, Percussion (1975-1977)


Drums (1978-1979)

The Entire Population of Hackney / The Sherman Tankers

Drums (1985)


Drums (1980, 1981-1982)

1981 Certitude... Solitude... (Single) Drums
1981 Ton dernier acte (Single) Drums
1981 Marche ou crève Drums
1982 Savage Drums
2009 Trust à l'Olympia (Video) Drums (Bonus DVD)
2011 Rockpalast (Live album) Drums


Drums (2011-2012)

2011 Out of My Mind (Single) Drums

Iron Maiden

1983 Piece of Mind Sleeve conception, Design
1990 Running Free / Sanctuary (EP) Producer (track 6)
1990 Purgatory / Maiden Japan (EP) Producer (track 7)
1990 Run to the Hills / The Number of the Beast (EP) Producer (track 5)
1990 Flight of Icarus / The Trooper (EP) Producer (track 5)
1990 2 Minutes to Midnight / Aces High (EP) Producer (track 7)
1990 Running Free / Run to the Hills (EP) Producer (track 7)
1990 Wasted Years / Stranger in a Strange Land (EP) Producer (track 7)
1990 Can I Play with Madness / The Evil That Men Do (EP) Producer (track 7)
1990 The Clairvoyant / Infinite Dreams (EP) Producer (track 7)
2001 Classic Albums: The Number of the Beast (Video) Interviewee
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Added by: Morrigan Modified by: joecubbie
Added on: 2011-04-09 03:07:15 Last modified on: 2022-08-11 09:13:49
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