Mike Dimkich

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Mike Dimkich
Birth name Michael John Dimkich
Born (1968-02-15) February 15, 1968 (age 49)
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Punk rock, alternative rock, hard rock, heavy metal
Occupation(s) Musician, guitarist
Instruments guitar
Years active 1986–present
Associated acts The Cult, Channel 3, Suckerpunch, Bad Religion, Steve Jones

Mike Dimkich (born February 15, 1968[1]) is an American guitarist who is currently a member of the punk rock band Bad Religion. He has also played for The Cult, Channel 3, Suckerpunch, and Steve Jones.

Musical career[edit]

Dimkich started playing in the California punk rock band Channel 3 in 1986. In 1989 he played guitar with Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols, and opened with Jones for The Cult. The Cult would ask Dimkich to join them on rhythm guitar in 1993, and he remained a member until 2013, when he joined Bad Religion to replace Greg Hetson.[2][3] James Stevenson would replace Dimkich as The Cult's guitarist.

He has also recorded a 1995 album with Suckerpunch, and played on the 2009 Cheap Trick album The Latest.

Personal life[edit]

Dimkich is of Serbian descent (Serbian surname: Димкић, Dimkić), hence his nickname The Serb. He is an ultra-marathon runner and a competitive road cyclist.


  1. ^ "Michael J. Dimkich, Born 02/15/1968 in California". CaliforniaBirthIndex.org. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "True North as Team Coco web exclusive". The Bad Religion Page. 8 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Does this make it official? It seems so". The Bad Religion Page. 16 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.