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Mikkey Dee Affirms He Won’t Revive Motörhead: ‘I’m Exhausted by It’

In a recent conversation with TellUs Rock in Sweden, Mikkey Dee made it clear that there are no intentions to resurrect Motörhead for a global tour. Addressing his recent series of performances titled ‘Mikkey Dee With Friends,’ where he showcased iconic Motörhead tracks, the drummer explained:

“It’s not a tour, just a few shows. It’s purely a tribute thing. I do miss playing Motörhead songs. I enjoy playing my own songs [Laughs]. Having written 12 albums with Phil [Campbell, Motörhead guitarist] and Lem [Motörhead frontman Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister], it’s fantastic to go out and perform some of these tracks. The audience response has been incredible — they express a range of emotions, from tears to sheer excitement.”

Dee’s Discontent with Reunion Speculations

Dee continued, expressing his frustration with the persistent misconception of it being a Motörhead reunion: “It’s crucial to emphasize that we’re not presenting ourselves as Motörhead. I’ve been misquoted so many times; it’s become tiresome. What’s challenging to grasp is that it’s essentially a tribute arrangement. We take a break in the middle of the set. I engage in some storytelling, answer questions from the audience. It’s in these intimate venues, really cool spaces. So, it’s been a fantastic experience, and the guys I play with are true rock and roll enthusiasts.”

Prior Conversations About Carrying On Motörhead’s Musical Legacy

This isn’t the first instance where Mikkey has addressed this matter. In a September discussion with Finland’s Chaoszine, the musician shared his perspective on performing Motörhead music alongside Phil Campbell and having someone else step into Lemmy’s shoes:

“I made it clear, ‘We will never, ever reunite and replace Lemmy. That’s impossible.’ I stated, ‘But forming smaller constellations, doing tribute stuff, that’s great.’ It’s a very, very different scenario. I think they twisted it, ‘Mikkey will never play Motörhead again.’ That became the main headline on Blabbermouth. I clarified that’s not what I said.”

In the remainder of the conversation, Dee reiterated his commitment to playing Motörhead songs but firmly ruled out the idea of reuniting Motörhead with a Lemmy replacement. He finds joy in his ‘Mikkey Dee With Friends’ project and envisions its expansion in the future. You can catch the drummer’s recent interview in the video below.

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