Mick Brown (musician)
Mick Brown live in 2007
|Birth name||Michael J. Brown|
|Also known as||"Wild" Mick Brown|
|Born||September 8, 1956|
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Genres||Glam metal, hard rock, heavy metal|
|Instruments||Drums, percussion, vocals, maracas, tambourine, bongos, chimes|
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T & N
Michael J. Brown, a.k.a. "Wild" Mick Brown (born September 8, 1956) is a drummer who has played in the bands Dokken, Ted Nugent, Lynch Mob, and Xciter. He is a co-founder of Dokken and is known by many Dokken fans as "Wild" Mick Brown.
Mick Brown was born in San Mateo County, California on September 8, 1956 and began playing Drums at aged 8 when on his birthday he took his first drum lesson from Mickey Hart (who two years later would join the rock band The Grateful Dead.) Mick Brown joined his first Rock & Roll Band at the age of 10 but it wasn't until he left high school in 1974 that he met future Dokken Bandmates Don Dokken and George Lynch.
Dokken was founded by Mick Brown and Don Dokken in 1978 as The Boyz and changed their name to Dokken in 1981 as Don had obtained a solo record deal with Carrie Records. He sang vocals on the track "Tooth and Nail" on Dokken's live acoustic album, released in 1995, entitled One Live Night. Apart from Don Dokken, Brown is the only person to appear on every Dokken album. Mick is credited on Broken Bones but Jimmy Degrasso played on the record not Brown.
Around 2005 in a conversation with Ted, former Nugent lighting designer Will Twork mentioned that Brown would be the perfect addition to his band, after Ted had heard about Mick from then bass player Barry Sparks. Twork had worked with Brown on the first Lynch Mob tour, as well as on the 1995 Dokken "Reunion Tour" in Japan. "Mick is an awesome drummer and personality and perfect for Nugent" said Twork in 2015. In 2006 Mick played drums for Ted Nugent on his Unleash The Beast Tour and is currently drumming for Ted Nugent on his "Mid-west Rock-n-Roll Express 2013 Tour".
Tooth And Nail
Brown is also a member of Tooth and Nail, a band that features original Dokken members George Lynch and Jeff Pilson. Their debut album "Slave To The Empire" was released October 31, 2012. The band has also been renamed T&N.
On July 8, 2012 Brown was arrested in Bangor, Maine after he reportedly stole a golf cart and drove it down a Bangor street drunk after performing with Ted Nugent. Brown was charged with DUI, reckless driving, theft, and assault. He was released on $4,000 bail and was due back in court August 15, 2012.
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