Motorhead is Over, Says Drummer

2015-12-30

Story by Anne Erickson

Motorhead won’t go on following frontman Lemmy Kilmister’s death

It was pretty much a given, but now it’s official that Motorhead is completely “over” after the passing of frontman and founding member Lemmy Kilmister. This comes from the band’s drummer, Mikkey Dee.

Speaking with the Swedish newspaper Expressen, Dee stated, “Motorhead is over, of course. Lemmy was Motörhead. But the band will live on in the memories of many.”

He continued, “We won’t be doing any more tours or anything. And there won’t be any more records. But the brand survives, and Lemmy lives on in the hearts of everyone.”

Motörhead wrapped up a European run in early December. Dee said that Kilmister was “terribly gaunt, he spent all his energy on stage and afterwards he was very, very tired.”

He added, “It’s incredible that he could even play, that he could finish the Europe tour. It was only 20 days ago. Unbelievable.”

Motorhead announced Kilmister’s passing Monday (Dec. 28) on the band’s Facebook page: “There is no easy way to say this…our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer. He had learnt of the disease on December 26th, and was at home, sitting in front of his favorite video game from The Rainbow which had recently made its way down the street, with his family.”

Photo by Anne Erickson

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