It’s been a year since former DOKKEN drummer Mick Brown quit the band and basically retired.
In a new interview with Don Dokken, he was asked about his friendship with Mick.
“Honestly, I have not spoken to him since the day he left the band. We were friends for 40 years. He went off social media and shut all his social media down, and his web site. I heard, a week after he got home, he put his drums up for sale, and I hear that he’s just living in Arizona, riding his Harley and kicking back and playing PlayStation.
“But he kind of, for some reason, broke off contact with everybody. I know he did a video with [George] Lynch and [Jeff] Pilson and Robert Mason called THE END MACHINE, and he’s playing drums on that, in the video. But I did notice in the video of THE END MACHINE — I know Mick pretty well and I could see Mick in the shots and he’s playing a lot softer than he used to.
“But I have not spoken to Mick since the day he left the group, which is kind of sad, ’cause I always thought of us as really good friends. We grew up together… Mick sees it as his past and he just wants to let it go.”