Following the tragic passing of hard rock legend and Motörhead vocalist and bassist Lemmy Kilmister earlier this week, the band’s drummer, Mikkey Dee, has confirmed in a brief telephone interview with Swedish publication Expressen that the band will not be continuing. You can read the full statement from Dee below:
“Motörhead is over, of course. Lemmy was Motörhead. But the band will live on in the memories of many.
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.”
Along with the brief clarification above regarding the band’s future, Dee also wrote his own personal tribute towards the late frontman and his bandmate, which reads as follows:
My bandmate. My friend. My brother.
There are no words to describe the emotions running through my mind at this point but I could write thousands and thousands of words of all we created and experienced together.
It has been a true honor and a privilege to play with you and share all this time brother.
I celebrate every moment we shared… you bastard. I know I’ll see you sometime in the future and maybe I’ll join your band again… but this time, lets go a bit slower buddy.
There is a big black hole here now that no one can ever fill. No one…
P.S I am deeply moved by all the care and love that has come in from fans, friends and fellow band mates from all over the world. I appreciate each and every one of you. Now, let’s make Lemmy proud and carry on his legacy.”
The frontman was battling an aggressive form of cancer, which tragically took his life on December 28th 2015, just a few days after his 70th birthday. Despite his ill health, he and the band battled through a European run of their 40th anniversary tour, playing their final show in Berlin on December 11th 2015. You can watch some fan shot footage from that show below:
The band released their 22nd and final studio full-length album, titled ‘Bad Magic’, on August 28th 2015 via UDR.