As expected, MOTÖRHEAD won’t go on following the passing of band’s iconic frontman Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee has confirmed.
“MOTÖRHEAD is over, of course,” Mikkey told Sweden’s Expressen newspaper. “Lemmy was MOTÖRHEAD. But the band will live on in the memories of many.”
He added: “We will not be doing any more tours or anything. And there will not be any more records. But the fire survives, and Lemmy lives on in the hearts of everyone.”
MOTÖRHEAD‘s final concert took place on December 11 in Berlin, Germany. Despite suffering from an “extremely aggressive” form of cancer, Kilmister battled his way through to the end of the group’s European tour.
”He was terribly gaunt, he spent all his energy on stage and afterwards he was very, very tired,” Mikkey Dee says. ”It’s incredible that he could even play, that he could finish the Europe tour. It was only 20 days ago. Unbelievable.”
”It feels fantastic that we were able to complete the tour with him. It’s heartening that we didn’t cancel because of Lemmy,” he says.
”I’m incredibly grateful over the years we had, and that we had such a good time together,” he adds.