Mikkey Dee: “We will never tour with Motörhead as our name”

Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee has bluntly stated that the band will “never, ever tour again” under that name.

Dee, who took over the reins from the British heavy metal icons in 1992, said the band stopped performing live following the death of Lemmy Kilmister in 2015. However, he said this would not prevent the members from that was left from covering songs with Motorhead live. .

“I really don’t think so [los fans] We want to do that,” Dee told The Metal Voice podcast – watch the full interview below – “That, I think, is crossing the line. We will never tour with Motörhead as our name and we will never bring in someone else. That will never happen. But what we’re doing is playing a few shows here and there.”

When asked that the Swedish drummer himself has been playing Motörhead songs live with other musicians since Lemmy’s death, Dee simply said it was “great to play the old classics again”.

However, he said: “It has nothing to do with wanting to be Motörhead, and this is not billed as Motörhead; he billed himself as Motörhead. [como] ‘Mikkey Dee With Friends’, for example. So there’s definitely a line.”

Addressing calls for the groups to continue touring, with or without original or core members, Dee gave his take on the controversial issue of “posthumous” reunions: “I don’t get it,” he said. when asked about thinking. of a group going on tour after the death of the main members, “because that’s all they have to do [los fans]If they have such a problem with it, stop listening and stop following.”

“But there are people out there who still want to hear these songs. That said, you have to do it with respect and in good taste. And, I’m not going to mention any bands or names here, but not all do that’s a person, and they’re kind of an outreach, where it becomes so obvious that it’s just money they come from [sic] “.

Although Motörhead ceased to be a live band following Lemmy’s death in 2015, the surviving members of the band and camp continued to bring music from the archive to fans in the form of live albums and previously unreleased studio tracks.

Two studio tracks from the Bad Magic sessions were recently revealed for a wider reissue of that LP. One of the outtakes from the recording of their twenty second album was “Greedy Bastards”.

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