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Page and Plant drummer Michael Lee dies, aged 39

Michael Lee, former drummer for Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, has died at the age of 39.

Lee started work with Plant on his 1993 album Fate of Nations. As a member of Plant´s band, he got to play the drum solo for ‘Whole Lotta Love´ at the end of each set. When Plant regrouped with Jimmy Page in the mid '90s, Plant brought Lee into that band. He played on Unledded and the No Quarter album and toured the world playing wide range of Zeppelin hits.

Throughout his career Lee also played with Lenny Kravitz, The Cult, Echo & The Bunnymen and the reformed Thin Lizzy.

A cause of death is yet to be established.


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