Watch: Scorpions, Motörhead Drummer Breaks Record with 40-Foot-High Drum Solo

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Swedish drummer Mikkey Dee has an unreal drumming resume. From a brief stint in Helloween, to a jaunt in King Diamond, to being Motörhead‘s drummer at the time of Lemmy’s passing, to now being a permanent member of Scorpions- I mean, dude is clearly an absolute bad ass.

Recently, Mikkey Dee teamed up with Volvo trucks on a marketing stunt/campaign for the new Volvo FH Electric, which is the first all-electric semi-truck.

While the partnership might seem a bit random at first, Mikkey actually has a passion for trucks and has had a truck driver’s license since 1981!

While high-flying drum solos are not a new idea (hat tip to Tommy Lee), we’ll admit that ripping one dangling 40-feet in the air is nothing to scoff at. It’s being billed as the highest drum solo in the history of metal, which is pretty cool. Kudos to Mikkey on the accomplishment!

Watch it all go down below:

While he likely won’t be swinging from the air for any of these gigs, you can catch Mikkey Dee rip it up for Scorpions this summer and fall at the tour dates below.

Scorpions tour dates 2022:

8/21 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
8/24 – Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
8/27 – Montreal, QC – Bell Center
8/30 – Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
9/1 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
9/5 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Casino
9/7 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
9/9 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Casino
9/12 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
9/14 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
9/17 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
9/19 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
9/21 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Arena
9/24 – San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
9/27 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
9/29 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
10/1 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
10/4 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
10/7 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
10/9 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
10/13 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
10/15 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
10/18 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Coliseum
10/21 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay