Scorpions Drummer Mikkey Dee to Receive Special Honor in Hometown

The 58-year-old rock drummer has been officially announced as a recipient of Gothenburger of the Year in his native Sweden for bringing pride to his hometown.

AceShowbiz - Rock legend Mikkey Dee is to be feted with a top honour in his native Sweden.

The former Motorhead star, who now bangs the drums for the Scorpions, has been named the 2021 recipient of Gothenburger of the Year.

He will accept the honour in his native Gothenburg on Saturday (27Nov21).

The title is awarded to a resident who brings great pride to the city.

As part of the festivities, Mikkey will get his name on his very own tram, which he will drive through the city before he is honoured.

Confirming the honour, Gothenburg City Council officials have released a statement, which reads, "We, the people of Gothenburg, feel an enormous pride that we have an artist of the world of this caliber in our city. For over 40 years, Mikkey has performed with an amazing passion in some of the biggest bands in the world. He is true inspiration for all of us as well as young musicians."

The Swedish star also drummed for King Diamond before joining Motorhead in 1991.

Scorpions recently released a new single called "Peacemaker", which was recorded for the band's next studio installment "Rock Believer" due February 2022.

It will mark the group's first LP with Mikkey Dee, who replaced James Kottak in 2016. It will also become their first studio album in seven years since 2015's record "Return to Forever".

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