Mikkey Dee: Motörhead Was Chaos When I Joined | Cassius Morris Clips

  • Опубліковано 13 кві 2021
  • Mikkey Dee is a Swedish drummer currently playing in 'Scorpions'. Mikkey has also performed with the likes of #Motorhead​, King Diamond​, #DonDokken​, Helloween and more. #MikkeyDee
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  • Christer Vainio
    Christer Vainio 4 місяці тому +57

    Not just a great drummer, also a great human being.❤

    • turtleneck ferret
      turtleneck ferret 3 місяці тому +1

      How do you know? Do you know in personally?

    • Christer Vainio
      Christer Vainio 3 місяці тому +2

      @turtleneck ferret Actually I do.

    • turtleneck ferret
      turtleneck ferret 3 місяці тому +4

      @Christer Vainio me too. What a coincidence. He's my next door neighbor. How do you know him?

    • Halia Eetus
      Halia Eetus 3 місяці тому

      @Christer Vainio Så du är svensk? Ditt namn indikerar så.

    • Christer Vainio
      Christer Vainio 2 місяці тому

      @Halia Eetus Finsk född i Sverige.

  • Shane Molloy
    Shane Molloy Рік тому +61

    We all loved Phil Taylor, but Mickey was like a fucking machine behind the kit. He was perfect for Motorhead and I think his stability behind the kit unleashed Phil Campbell to be more experimental. Lemmy was very fond of Mickey too. Us fans will always have a soft spot, or is that a hard spot, for the D man!! ♠️♠️♠️♠️♠️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

    • Andrew Van Halen
      Andrew Van Halen 5 місяців тому +4

      Phil was definitely great all throughout Motorhead, but it was definitely time for him to go for good. Besides, he played the best when Fast Eddie was still in the band.

    • Mario G.
      Mario G. 4 місяці тому +5

      nothing is like Phil Taylor the best in Motorhead as a drummer, but Mickey is very good

    • Larz Gustafsson
      Larz Gustafsson 4 місяці тому +10

      I prefer the original line up. The "Ace of Spades" set.

    • SteLi400
      SteLi400 11 днів тому

      @Larz Gustafsson That set up is not the original. In fact it 's the third one.

  • Ariel Kars
    Ariel Kars 3 місяці тому +6

    Alot of musicians hate dealing with the industry, money, contracts and the stuff around it. It's great to have people like Mikkey who know how to deal with this stuff - which is really important if you want to get your band going

  • Douglas Anderson
    Douglas Anderson 4 місяці тому +12

    I saw Motorhead in Spain in 2010 and this guy,s drumming was brilliant. Great swing and feel. Seriously impressive...and I,m not even a hard rock fan!

  • hugolafhugolaf
    hugolafhugolaf 3 місяці тому +12

    On top of being a great, energetic drummer, Mikkey Dee always came across as a level-headed guy with a no-nonsense approach to both the entertainment side of the music business, but the serious side as well. Great interview. When you have someone like Mikkey over, you let him talk, like you did.

  • Jean-Luc Lezede
    Jean-Luc Lezede 9 місяців тому +13

    Great guy and iconic band ! Lemmy IS a legend !

  • Donald Cady
    Donald Cady 3 місяці тому +2

    I met him on the Abigail tour and he was a cool cat. He went on to be a legendary drummer. Cheers brother 🔥

  • MinestroneOfSound
    MinestroneOfSound 3 місяці тому +5

    Love Mikkey. Glad I got to see Motorhead a few times. No nonsense rock n roll that attracted an interesting and eclectic crowd - rock, punk, metal and the curious

  • tbone011
    tbone011 Рік тому +26

    Mikkey is a great musician with an awsome original style from way back to the time he was with King.
    He didn't sound like anyone and nobody sounded like him.A monster creative player on doublebass.A lot if people know him from Motorhead but
    If your a drummer be sure to check out Abigail Them and Conspiracy as well as Don Dokkens great solo record
    Up from the ashes
    Great drumming!
    Keep Rockin Mikkey!

  • Lemmys Flem
    Lemmys Flem 4 місяці тому +7

    Met him after a show in Toronto. Absolute gentleman

  • Thomas Hillier
    Thomas Hillier 4 місяці тому +12

    Mikkey is a legend. Just seen him with Scorpions. Flamin’ legend.

  • Joe Gibson
    Joe Gibson 3 місяці тому +2

    We saw you in your last stop in Reno. We flipped off Lemmy from the balcony when the lights turned up and he laughed, then the whole crowd started flipping him off. You were laughing too. A great memory. A great show. Take care, Mikkey.

  • WillWilsonII
    WillWilsonII 3 місяці тому +2

    I saw them in Portland Oregon in like 97. Lemmy would run offstage after the last note in the song and Mickey often had to talk to the crowd. You could see Lemmy partying offstage. Sometimes he came back with his drink or a joint in his mouth. It was one of the best shoes I ever saw despite all that. Saw them 3 times ultimately and they played the best that night.

  • Kip Mcbride
    Kip Mcbride 4 місяці тому +7

    Dude is a badass drummer

  • Mimi
    Mimi Рік тому +11

    100% Mikkey was that engine that came in at the right time and brought that Wellington bomber (so to speak) nose dive up and leveled it out. And slowly and gently started pulling the stick back to again to raise the planes to what Motörhead became and was and still is.

  • Mark Levy
    Mark Levy 4 місяці тому +5

    Just an amazing drummer and now continuing on with the Scorpions.

  • monmixer
    monmixer 3 місяці тому +1

    Great drummer and seems like a nice fellow.

  • lemmy
    lemmy 4 місяці тому +7

    Awesome drummer as was Phil..so underestimated the both of them ❤

  • TucoBlondy
    TucoBlondy 3 місяці тому +2

    I seen him play with the scorpions last year . Good show !

  • Robert Miller
    Robert Miller 6 місяців тому +10

    Solid guy brilliant drummer ! 👍🎸🎸🎸

  • Northern Southerner Beer Reviews Est. 2015
    Northern Southerner Beer Reviews Est. 2015 3 місяці тому +5

    Love Mikkey Dee a great guy and a fantastic drummer, Dee saved the band

  • Julio Ocasio Albino
    Julio Ocasio Albino 2 роки тому +22

    Damn he is fucking badass drummer

  • Leonardo Kalinci
    Leonardo Kalinci 4 місяці тому +9

    Mikkey is a legend 🤘🏼

  • Thomas Quigley
    Thomas Quigley 4 дні тому

    Mikkey Dee YeaY!! I remember reading about him in Modern Drummer Magazine in the 90's (?). Knew of Motorhead, of coarse. Thought it was for biker bars. Years later with Mister Dee playing live I am a stone fan. This guy is a fantastic song playing drummer.

  • mukhumor
    mukhumor 3 місяці тому +3

    Lemmy was formed in the acid driven crucible of the Free Festival UK and Hawkwind. He fell in with the amphetamine biker crowd... leathers, and all night partying. He was what we used to call a 'Speed freak'. Speed freaks are hard to get along with unless you are a speed freak.

  • frank blunt
    frank blunt 2 роки тому +96

    Mikkey drove Motorhead in more ways than one. They would have crashed without him.

    • Antti Huttunen
      Antti Huttunen 4 місяці тому +1


    • Matthew McDonald
      Matthew McDonald 4 місяці тому +13

      No they wouldn't, Lemmy would have never given up!

    • Mr Majestyk
      Mr Majestyk 4 місяці тому +7

      @Matthew McDonald Mikk did take care of business..

    • MarkVL
      MarkVL 3 місяці тому +2


    • Matthew McDonald
      Matthew McDonald 3 місяці тому +2

      @Mr Majestyk What's your point?, You think Motorhead would have crashed if Mikkey wasn't taking care of the business? That seems ridiculous doesn't it?

  • scottbos68
    scottbos68 3 місяці тому +1

    I saw him with King Diamond on the Them tour - Flotsam and Jetsam opened
    amazing concert

  • lemmy
    lemmy 4 місяці тому +4

    Phil was awesome .as is mikkey ..phil WAS a animal ..couldn't of asked for a better dummer to take over xx

  • lemmy
    lemmy 4 місяці тому +2

    Lmfoa..nobody could do what you did ....you were awesome mate ...what a drummer you are ❤😊

  • Mark T
    Mark T 4 місяці тому +3

    A true team player.

  • Paul Leger
    Paul Leger 4 місяці тому +2

    Mikkey steared those guys in the right direction 🙏🙏

  • travis crockett
    travis crockett 19 днів тому +1

    Love mikkey. And his drumming. Philthy was great but yea. Motorhead would have collapsed without mikkey

  • Tim Sacco6g
    Tim Sacco6g 4 місяці тому +2

    Best drummer I ever saw in my life!

  • Ed Drummerhands
    Ed Drummerhands 4 місяці тому +1

    Mikkey Dee is one of many influences that shaped my sound!

  • Howie S
    Howie S 2 роки тому +5

    Living Legend 🤟🥁🤟

  • flesh cork
    flesh cork 4 місяці тому +1

    amazing drummer


    😲😲 Motorhead was my first concert for me at 13 1980 NYC paid $5 for it. Have 5tats of Lemmy KILMISTER SNAGGLETOOTH UNDER MY NECK AND MOTORHEAD NAME ON RIGHT SIDE OF MY FOREARM REST IN POWER LEMMY KILMISTER Motorhead

  • J L
    J L 3 місяці тому

    Mikkey!!! First time hearing you speak , long time inspired by your wonder work with KD , thanks for rocking my head

  • BDJ M
    BDJ M 4 місяці тому +1

    What a great guy!!!

  • Andrew Grey
    Andrew Grey 4 місяці тому +3

    I saw Mik with Diamond three times (Abigail/Them era) but never with Motorhead. One of the best drummers of all time, imo.

    • TheMadMattster
      TheMadMattster 4 місяці тому

      I have his signed drumsticks from a Motorhead show i saw but I wish I could've seen him with King

    • Elvin Posey
      Elvin Posey 4 місяці тому

      you saw K Diamond once and went back 2 more times? wow.

  • Udo Matthias drums
    Udo Matthias drums 4 місяці тому +1

    still love your work!!!

  • Alex Nelson
    Alex Nelson 3 місяці тому +1

    *_I never knew that Mikkey Dee was American!_*

  • Mike Wiest
    Mike Wiest Рік тому +1

    That was very interesting-thank you!

  • Ari Järvinen
    Ari Järvinen 3 місяці тому +1

    Motörhead best trio Rock'n'roll Band . Absolutely!

  • RabidGerry
    RabidGerry 3 місяці тому +1

    Irony here as it was Pete Gill who first attempted to do that and Lemmy considered him trying to steal his band jist by getting themto be a little more professional. May be by '92 they realised they needed someone to help with that side if things.

  • dave h
    dave h 3 місяці тому +1

    Once saw him a few years ago window shopping in Sheffield

  • Butt Neked
    Butt Neked 3 місяці тому

    Mickey Dee best drummer alive today

  • Robert Thorn
    Robert Thorn 4 місяці тому +1

    So much love and respect to Mikkey.X

  • Railroad Mike
    Railroad Mike 3 місяці тому

    “The best drummer in the world! Mickie Dee!”

  • crypttonite
    crypttonite 3 місяці тому +1

    why is Lemmy’s estate in the hands of non family. why didn’t Mikkey take care of that?

  • Al Bondigas
    Al Bondigas 2 роки тому +11

    If I understand things correctly Lemmys son has had a very difficult time with Todd Singerman since lemmy has passed away.
    Rumor has it that Lemmys property is kept under lock and key by Todd and the son has had no luck obtaining his dads property
    Such a bummer if that is true

  • Mustafa Demir
    Mustafa Demir 11 місяців тому +2

    Wow thanks alot for the work

  • Mr Majestyk
    Mr Majestyk 4 місяці тому +1

    Best phone call Lemmy ever did. To Mikk. After Taylor past away.. Taylor in my book nr1

  • Jim Banda
    Jim Banda 4 місяці тому +1

    Where did Lemmys money go?? Good thing Mikkey came on the scene to at least keep one eye on the Snake's.

  • DinMamma
    DinMamma 4 місяці тому +1

    A more honest band is hard to find, Motörhead.

  • Banana Split Cream Buns
    Banana Split Cream Buns 3 місяці тому

    Has anyone heard about the big drinking/drug-taking/partying feats of Mickey Dee? The answer is *no* because it didn't happen (or if it did, he always had control over it.)
    The drummer in a rock n' roll band must be the most professional, hardest working member of the band. He is the conductor of the band and with Mickey Dee as skipper, Motörhead ran a tight ship, often blowing away bands less than half their age as well as much bigger bands that they opened for. (I had no idea who Motörhead was when I first saw them... they were supporting Motley Crue in 2006 and my mate told me to make sure to come to the gig early and with respect to the Crue, Motörhead blew them out of the water. When Lemmy said "we are Motörhead and we are here to kick your arse", he was not lying. The only song they played that I knew of was "Ace of Spades" but I was going off my head to each and every song they played. The whole band was awesome. The loudest 3 piece band ever. And I had never seen a drummer like Mickey. Not before and not since.)
    There is no way that Lemmy would've been playing solid sets with Phil Campbell to arenas right up until he was "Killed by Death" without Mickey Dee holding it down. You could see a Motörhead concert in the 80s, 90s, 00s or the first half of the 2010s and you'd still get the authentic and complete Motörhead experience. I have seen many bands and very few have that longevity of consistently awesome live performances. ZZ Top and the Alice Cooper (solo) band are the only other ones I can think of. Not even Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, AC/DC, Sabbath, Aerosmith, Kiss or The Stones had/have that.
    So if you were like me, and were fortunate to see them, even as late as 2006, 2008 and 2011 (all in Sydney, Australia in my case), you can thank Mickey Dee for that.

  • TheBlueskyson
    TheBlueskyson 2 місяці тому

    gr8 interview boys. ty

  • Expat Wealth Asia
    Expat Wealth Asia 3 місяці тому +1

    Cool interview

  • Jeff Crampton
    Jeff Crampton 4 місяці тому +1


  • Sam Guy
    Sam Guy 2 роки тому +6

    Awesome post, thanks

  • sergio melia marti
    sergio melia marti 4 місяці тому +1

    Lemmy rules...

  • BlueTitan7
    BlueTitan7 3 місяці тому +1

    Mickey is Greek, not Swedish ;)

    • Kim Hoffmann Andersen
      Kim Hoffmann Andersen 2 місяці тому +1

      Nope. He is Swedish. Born in Gothenburg. His father is Greek, mother Swedish.

  • DinMamma
    DinMamma 4 місяці тому +1

    Mikkey Dee; ”they thought that the music industry was a blood sucking…” industry. It’s a fact, ”the world is a vampire” /Smashing Pumpkins
    Mikkey Dee 🇸🇪

  • Maximo Martinez
    Maximo Martinez Місяць тому

    Lemmy ,lo ke keria era tocar , divertirse , sin dolores de cabezas y sobre el dinero ke lo atendiera otra gente jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj

  • Janne Planman
    Janne Planman 3 місяці тому

    Motörhead chaotic!? Noooo😗🤭🤘

  • Doug The Viking
    Doug The Viking 3 місяці тому

    Mikkey's Greek. , So nobody is going to F- me.

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  • watever
    watever 4 місяці тому

    zero cooler as phil

  • C. D.
    C. D. 3 місяці тому

    BJ Zampa rules💪

  • Pro Fun Dity
    Pro Fun Dity 3 місяці тому +1

    Old man wearing a wig, yeah great

  • Marcel Müller
    Marcel Müller 4 місяці тому +1

    666 thumbs up. Now 667, sorry

  • Lemón deRangello
    Lemón deRangello 3 місяці тому

    learn to be quiet and not insert yourself as an interviewer. don't fill in when your interviewee is trying to formulate a thought. we're here for them, not you. good luck.

  • crypttonite
    crypttonite 3 місяці тому +1

    a boring drummer

  • Larz Gustafsson
    Larz Gustafsson 4 місяці тому +1

    I hate King Diamond.

  • Robert Fisher
    Robert Fisher 3 місяці тому +1

    I remember when Mikky left King Diamond a d joined Moorhead.. they had many members Iin and out.

  • cal nelson
    cal nelson 3 місяці тому

    Mikkey made the band even better.