Mikkey Dee feels it would be “stepping over the line” to replace Lemmy and tour as Motörhead
Scorpions and former Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee was recently interviewed by Jimmy Kay along with a co-host for Canada’s The Metal Voice. Dee was promoting Motörhead‘s album Bad Magic: Seriously Bad Magic, which was just released via Silver Lining Music on February 24, 2023. The record Bad Magic: Seriously Bad Magic, is essentially the band’s Bad Magic album from 2015 with previously unreleased bonus tracks and a bonus live record.
Dee was asked if he and guitarist Phil Campbell would ever tour as Motörhead with a replacement for Lemmy Kilmister (who passed away at the age of 70 back on December 28, 2015) like so many other bands do these days to which he replied (as provided by The Metal Voice with slight edits):
“I really don’t think they [the fans] want us to do that. That’s to me is stepping over the the line. We will never ever ever tour with Motörhead as a name ever and bring someone else in. That will never happen. But what we are doing is some shows here and there. I just did two shows Saturday and Sunday here in Sweden with two younger guys and did ten Motörhead songs and this show sold out in less than two weeks. I mean “Bam Bam” [and] we have to add that Sunday and it’s so great to play the old classics again and and perform. But it has nothing to do with trying to be Motörhead and this is not advertised as Motörhead. It’s advertised “Mikkey Dee with friends” yeah for instance, so there’s a definitely a line there.”
You can listen to the interview with Mikkey Dee on The Metal Voice below:
Motörhead‘s “Greedy Bastards” video: