Mick Brown (musician)

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Mick Brown
Dokken - Wacken Open Air 2018 23.jpg
Mick Brown at Wacken Open Air 2018
Background information
Birth nameMichael J. Brown
Also known as"Wild" Mick Brown
Born (1956-09-08) September 8, 1956 (age 62)
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresGlam metal, hard rock, heavy metal
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsDrums, percussion, vocals, maracas, tambourine, bongos, chimes
Years active1975–present
Associated actsDokken
Lynch Mob
Xciter
Ted Nugent
Hear 'n Aid
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.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Mick Brown was born in San Mateo County, California on September 8, 1956 and began playing drums at age 8 when on his birthday he took his first drum lesson from Mickey Hart (who two years later joined the rock band The Grateful Dead.)[1]

Career[edit]

Dokken[edit]

Mick Brown joined Dokken in 1981. He replaced Gary Holland, who left Dokken to join Dante Fox and later Great White. Before that Brown played drums in The Boyz (1975-1977) and then in Xciter (1977-1981). Both bands also featured future Dokken bandmate George Lynch. 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. Brown is credited on Broken Bones, but Jimmy Degrasso played on the record, not Brown.

Ted Nugent[edit]

Around 2003 in a conversation with Ted Nugent, former Nugent lighting designer Will Twork mentioned that Brown would be the perfect addition to Nugent's band, after Nugent had heard about Brown 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 Brown played drums for Nugent on Nugent's Unleash The Beast Tour, and in 2013 Brown played drums for Nugent on Nugent's Mid-west Rock-n-Roll Express 2013 Tour.[2]

Tooth And Nail[edit]

Brown is also a member of T&N (band), a band that features original Dokken members George Lynch and Jeff Pilson.[3] Their debut album "Slave To The Empire" was released October 31, 2012. The band has also been renamed T&N.

Discography[edit]

Arrest[edit]

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 driving under the influence (DUI), reckless driving, theft, and assault. He was released on $4,000 bail and was due back in court August 15, 2012. Having initially pleaded not guilty, on November 13 of that year he pleaded guilty to DUI with the other charges being dropped, was fined $1,000 and banned from driving for 90 days.[4] [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Drumheads, Aqarian. "About". Wild_Mick_Brown. Aquarian Drumheads. Archived from the original on 28 April 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  2. ^ Nugent, Ted. "Wild_Mick_Brown_The_Band". The_Band. www.TedNugent.com. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Current And Former DOKKEN Members Launch TOOTH AND NAIL". Blabbermouth.net. 15 December 2011. Archived from the original on 17 December 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
  4. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/481898/wild-mick-brown-of-ted-nugents-band-arrested-in-golf-cart-dui
  5. ^ http://bangordailynews.com/2012/11/13/news/bangor/ted-nugent-drummer-pleads-guilty-to-driving-golf-cart-drunk-fined-1000/