In a recent interview, the former member of Motörhead and the current drummer of Scorpions, Mikkey Dee talked about the absence of Motörhead’s late vocalist Lemmy Kilmister referring to The Rolling Stones and Mick Jagger.
As you might remember, Motörhead‘s founder and lead singer Lemmy Kilmister passed away in his house on December 28, 2015, only four days after his 70th birthday. Kilmister had suffered from many diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, and prostate cancer, up until his death.
Recently, ex-Motörhead member and the current Scorpions drummer Mikkey Dee joined an interview with Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon. During the conversation, Mikkey talked about what he was thinking about the future of Motörhead following the death of Lemmy Kilmister.
The talented drummer stated that he was not against the idea of doing a proper tribute to Kilmister, however, Dee reminded that Motörhead and Lemmy Kilmister was inseparable just like The Rolling Stones and Mick Jagger.
Here’s what Mikkey Dee stated:
“There was panic in the hall, basically – from all angles, people are like, ‘Well, they need to put something together and they need a new tour, to write some more songs anyway…’ And me and Phil said, ‘Absolutely not!’
But after a certain time has passed, we have no problem to do a couple of great shows as a tribute to Lemmy. No one or nothing can ever replace Lemmy or Lemmy with Motorhead. It’s like The Rolling Stones without Mick Jagger – it just doesn’t work.
And that’s not the deal at all that we want to do. But to go out with some great musicians maybe, they’d really like to do a tribute to Motorhead and to play a Motorhead set… It would be fantastic to do that.”
“And then we give fans a choice. There’s always going to be people going, ‘That sucks, they can’t do Motorhead without Lemmy.’ No, of course not! But that’s not what we’re going to be doing. This is not a continuation of Motorhead in any way, shape, or form.
“This is a tribute, a respectful tribute to Lemmy, the day we would do that. So I have absolutely no problem with doing that and it will be great to do that. But some time needs to pass before you even think about doing these kinds of things.
Sometimes an artist might pass away and then the next year the band is out cranking out their songs. It’s just not right, it should be some time in between there. And when the time is right, you can do it right, and then it’s great, and you give fans a choice.”
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