On Saturday, December 4, IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain performed a set of MAIDEN classics — including the song “The Writing On The Wall” from this year’s “Senjutsu” album — with TITANIUM TART at the 12th-anniversary celebration for Rock N Roll Ribs, the barbecue restaurant owned by McBrain and close friend Mitch Tanne, in Coral Springs, Florida. Fan-filmed video footage of the entire show is available below. Also appearing at the event were MADE OF METAL, KINLIN, ANGELS OF WAR, CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE and SCHOOL OF ROCK.
A barbecue joint with a musical bent, Rock N Roll Ribs showcases its love for smokey Southern cooking with food like barbecued pork and chicken and clever takes on MAIDEN songs, like “Final Frontier” dog, “Moonchild Mahi” sandwich and “Aces High” fries.
“It’s not just MAIDEN fans that come in,” McBrain said about the restaurant in a 2010 interview. “We do get a lot of pilgrimages, people come in and look at all the stuff on the walls, but most people that come in always come out satisfied. And it’s not major expensive. A rack of ribs is [$20], and you get a pound and a quarter to a pound and a half of ribs.”
Asked if he has always been a BBQ fan, McBrain told Broward Palm Beach New Times back in 2013: “Yeah! You know, I’m a Brit, and we don’t have a very long summer, so it’s very few and far between people get out and do a barbie in the backyard. Touring around America, I always used to love buying a rack of baby backs and some cole slaw and French Fries, and that was my main BBQ experience, the baby backs. Then a friend of mine taught me how to make the ribs we make in the restaurant, and I started to make some sauce, and it was very successful and people liked it, and that’s where Rock N Roll Ribs was born, really. It was a dream we had and it finally came into fruition. I’ve got to be honest, it’s not a business that’s making a lot of money for us, but we make a lot of people smile and a lot of people happy. I’m very happy, it’s great! I love it when I meet people and they say things like, ‘these are the ribs I’ve ever had,’ or, ‘Your pulled pork is to die for,’ and it warms the cockles of me heart!”
Rock N Roll Ribs
4651 State Rd. 7 (US441)
Coral Springs, FL 33073