Nicko McBrain

Final frontier? Not bleedin' likely, guv'nor!

If you didn't know Iron Maiden were coming back to Australia then you're probably reading the wrong webzine. Nicko McBrain wants to set the record straight about those 'final tour' rumours and a few other bits and pieces to boot - are you sitting comfortably?

Iron Maiden’s drummer Nicko McBrain is hacking away like a tubercular Badger when we are finally connected over the ol’ jellybone.

Take 2 of 4: Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier (EMI)

Since their dawn in the early of 1980s Iron Maiden have been detached from their countrymen of NWOBHM by doing an epic, complex metal music. Their new album is a proof of this victorious legacy for the history of Heavy Metal.

Finally, the long awaited The Final Frontier is out.

Take 1 of 4: Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier (EMI)

Given that this is has been such a highly anticipated release, we decided to run multiple reviews, to give you multiple perspectives. And they don't all agree. In this first one, Scott asks: Do Bruce and co. boldly go where no man has gone before? Do they even boldly go where no Iron Maiden album has gone before? Of course not. But this ain't half bad, much to your reviewer's surprise...