Mikkey Dee

Biography

Mikkey Dee (born 31 October 1963) is the drummer in the Rock 'n Roll band Motörhead. A Swede of Greek descent, he has been known for his speed and precision since his mid-80s stint with King Diamond.

After moving to Copenhagen to play with Geisha in 1985, Dee joined King Diamond, who were looking for additional members to complete their line-up. After their release of the "Conspiracy"album (1989), Dee decided to leave the band, as he felt he was becoming more of a back-up musician, rather than an equal contributing songwriter. Dee played on the King Diamond recordings "Abigail" (1987) and "THEM" which followed 1988, and continued to play as a session drummer for the recording sessions of the Conspiracy album (1989), after which he was replaced.

He joined Don Dokken for his solo album, Up from the Ashes (1990), with the music videos for the songs "Stay" and "Mirror Mirror" receiving airplay on MTV's Headbanger's Ball. The band headlined their own tour, as well as opened for Judas Priest. During this time, Dee also filled in a short time playing for World War Three (WWIII).

Lemmy had been repeatedly asking him to join Motörhead since 1985, and in 1992, when asked once again, Dee accepted the offer, replacing Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor. Dee's first gig with the band was on 30 August 1992 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. 

Mikkey is part of the SONOR family of artists since the early 1980s. In 2012, SONOR released the Mikkey Dee Signature Model Snare Drum.

Band

Motörhead