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Michael Lee

Born: 1969-11-19 - Died: 2008-11-25
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Death Summary: Michael Lee died from a seizure on November 25, 2008.

Who was Michael Lee : Lee was a drummer who recorded and toured with both Robert Plant and Jimmy Page.

Along with the famous twosome he also played with The Cult, Echo &The Bunnymen, and the reincarnation of Thin Lizzy.

Lee was known for his John Bonham-esque drum set, which included an oversized bass drum (26” in diameter), and his 14” x 14” brass snare drum shell.
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  1. Bender Says:

    He died of a seizure.

  2. Lloyd Croft Says:

    Didnt know the guy, would have loved to have a drink with him, bet he could tell some cool stories. Im a 22 yr old drummer, and live about 10mile from where he grew up, wish i could achieve what he did.
    rest in peace mate
    gone but not forgotten

  3. Patty Says:

    My husband played with him a couple years ago, with Jeff Martin. We had some great nights out with him. He was such a happy person with a sad background life and an amazing drummer. We had searched and searched for him to get in touch with him with no luck. We found out a couple nights ago and we’re devastated. So glad I have videos and pictures to remember him by. He was too young to die. We miss him and may he finally rest in peace.

  4. Kevin Lomas Says:

    I only ever saw the guy play on the Plant/Page dvd but recognised just how great a drummer he was. Like everyone, I was really shocked to hear of his passing. Reading Patty’s comments, I hope his journey now is happier one. RIP

  5. lee Says:

    i met micheal in dubai in 2003,he played the peppermint club,and i looked after him as i was security there, very sad life he had,but all the same he was a true get and he always asked for me when he was in town

    rip micheal,see you on the flipside

  6. Tereka Smith Says:

    Such a loss to lose someone so young and talented so early. At best he had some good years with some very well knowns!
    Hope you are in a better place Michael!

  7. george b Says:

    I had the pleasure of seeing michael play at the fox theatre in detroit with the cult, i was a drummer then and still am today , it was my first ever concert experience and it was seeing michael that i knew i wanted to continue playing, thanks for the motivation to keep going!

    RIP Michael

  8. Sandy Says:

    I watched the movie Page and Plant made and Michael was in it and he can really play, I loved the way he beat them drums…RIP Michael Lee

  9. Justin Lotz Says:

    He died the day i was born….not the same year but still



  11. nikki Says:

    r.i.p mike

  12. Nicky Dix Says:

    I had the pleasure of working with Michael when he was playing with The Little Angels and I worked for PolyGram, he was a lovely, lovely guy and one of the most talented drummers in the world. xx

  13. Jennifer Kennedy Says:

    Michael Lee was such a brilliant drummer/percussionist to which he applied quite similar style/techniques as to the late John’Bonzo’Bonham(Led Zeppelin).
    Rest In Peace.

  14. Ashley Jackson Says:

    We surely miss Michael Jackson so much.

  15. Alan Ennis Says:

    Growin up since I was 5 I watched Unledded about 300 times enjoyed your drumming Your my inspiration
    RIP Michael………..

  16. Bill Lewis Says:

    Had the pleasure of seeing Michael play with The Little Angels in Exeter about ’89 and The Cult in ’91 and ’92.Excellent drummer,talented way beyond his years (in his early 20’s then),and one of the best I have seen,(and I’ve seen a lot)!Rest in peace Michael,see you on the other side.

  17. Rob Rundle Says:

    I saw Micheal with The Cult in 1992 in Detroit, loved his drumming,also the Page/Plant stuff was very dynamic. Just heard about the passing very sad.

  18. Belinda LUna Says:

    I was fortunate enough to see and hear Michael Lee play four times with Page/Plant. Excellent young man and will and still is missed.

  19. Davy Says:

    Met Mike when he stayed up here in Inverness, a really nice guy and great drummer very polite & well mannered young man many happy memories spent in his company
    RIP Michael

  20. Kevin J Says:

    I saw Michael on the Fate of Nations tour and the Unleded tour. Even with the likes of Plant and also Page on stage, his drumming commanded a presence that drew your eyes to him constantly. Drummers like him are few and far between. You are missed. RIP brother.

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  22. william lee Says:

    u will be missed

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