Can any golf blogger out there other than me find a way of combining golf and Iron Maiden? I doubt it.
I’m a BIG Iron Maiden fan. When I was an aspiring rock & roll drummer I used to jam to their tunes back in the 80’s. I was in attendance for the ORIGINAL Number Of The Beast tour, when the album came out. That’s before all you Playstation Rock Band guitar wannabes were even born.
I’ve had the pleasure of seeing “Maiden” live three times and their shows are always awesome. We don’t get to see Iron Maiden’s drummer Nicko McBrain much because his kit is so big and the drums are all at steep angles.
When Nicko McBrain (pictured right) isn’t playing heavy metal drums or winning beauty contests, he plays some golf. How did I know? I was watching the new Maiden movie, which documents their 666 tour.
In the video below, we see some back stage footage after Mr. McBrain was beaned by a golf ball. Apparently it came close to hitting the McBrain McJewels. Mr. McBrain’s ability to spread his highly aesthetically gifted genes across our planet was almost compromised. The good news is that he was able to play the gig, since the ball was a “low compression Maxfli” and didn’t do too much damage.
I once played through Nicko when I belonged to a club outside Atlantic City. Really nice guy in the 30 seconds I spent talking to him. To be honest I wouldn’t have recognized him if not for the staff bag embroidered with his name and the Iron Maiden logo.