McBrain, Drover, Mangini drum up golf initiative

Rock fans are being given the opportunity to win a round of golf with Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain, Act Of Defiance’s Shawn Drover and Dream Theater’s Mike Mangini.

The Golf Rocks event will be held at Southern Hills Plantation Club, Florida on May 23 and an auction has been set up for those looking to hit the fairway with one of the drummers.

Successful bidders will also be treated to lunch, dinner and pick up a selection of merchandise.

For more information and to enter, visit the Golf Rocks website.

Maiden have postponed plans to record their 16th album while frontman Bruce Dickinson recovers from cancer treatment, while Drover is working with his former Megadeth bandmate Chris Broderick on Act Of Defiance’s debut album.

Meanwhile, Mangini’s Dream Theater will play at this year’s TeamRock-sponsored Ramblin’ Man Fair on July 25 and 26.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.