Drummer Mikkey Dee appeared on a video message requested by the Syncin’ Stanley YouTube channel, where he was asked to share his opinion on singers who lip-sync.
“Lip-syncing sucks big time. I hate it. That’s not fun at all. But when it comes to backing tracks, sometimes it’s not too bad, if you use it in a proper way. Let’s say, you could have a rhythm guitar as a backtrack in certain solos. We never had it with Motorhead, ever. And I know a lot of bands that wanna fill up certain parts of a song with some backing tracks, maybe a guitar, a rhythm guitar usually, or maybe some kind of keyboard or something, just to fill up spaces where it’s impossible to play.
”And if you recorded something and you dubbed something on there, some little theme or something, I think that’s okay; that’s not too bad. I can live with that, as long as the rest of the song is being played properly. But lip-syncing, absolutely no. And backing tracks, if you use them properly; if you use them, I would say the way they were intended. But a lot of bands might use backing tracks for the whole musical part of it. And trust me, I hate that, absolutely terrible.”