According to BocaNewsNow.com, Rebecca McBrain — wife of IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain — is due in court on May 3 to defend herself against allegations that she attempted to stab a man, then threw logs at him at her Boca Raton, Florida home. It is unclear if the man was Nicko.
**UPDATE**: After initially reporting that Nicko was the alleged victim in the incident, the BocaNewsNow.com web site has now been updated to indicate that the identity of the man involved in the attack has not been revealed.
As reported on BLABBERMOUTH.NET earlier today, Rebecca McBrain, 50, was arrested on February 24 and charged with battery after she allegedly tried to stab the man with a decorative lance. Although the stabbing attempt failed, Rebecca was allegedly successful in hitting the man with logs that had been sitting in a firepit behind the house, causing minor injuries. She was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail and later released on bond.
She has entered a plea of “not guilty.”
On March 2, Nicko McBrain performed at The Classic Rock Roll Party at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Proceeds from the event went to HomeSafe, a non-profit organization helping society’s most vulnerable residents — victims of severe child abuse and domestic violence in Palm Beach County and South Florida.
According to a 1994 article in the Sun Sentinel, Nicko and Rebecca met in 1984 at the Button South in Fort Lauderdale. They married five years later and have made a home in Boca Raton around their son, Justin, who is now 19 years old.
“It’s very peaceful here. And there are great golf courses,” Nicko said about living in Boca Raton.
He added: “This is a great community. After the humdrum life on the road, the last thing I want to come home to is craziness.”
Rebecca comes from a big family in West Virginia and did some modeling while studying at Marshall University in Huntington. In 1985, she was a finalist in the Miss West Virginia Pageant.
Back in July 2003, Nicko McBrain was arrested for allegedly hitting a parking lot attendant — on purpose — with his black Jaguar after a disagreement over McBrain‘s VIP credentials before a concert at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, New York. “It’s one of those things that happened that shouldn’t have happened, but it did, and over time, you sort of look at it and go, ‘Gosh, that was silly,'” Nicko said in an August 2004 interview. “And the other guy that was involved with it, I’m sure he’s sitting there thinking [the same thing].”