In a recent interview with Finland’s Chaoszine, Mikkey Dee explored the potential of a Motörhead reunion without the late Lemmy Kilmister, especially in light of his recent performances of Motörhead songs as part of the ‘Mikkey Dee With Friends’ project.
When asked about playing Motörhead songs alongside Phil Campbell, with someone else filling Lemmy’s role, Dee clarified his stance:
“I stated clearly that we would never, under any circumstances, reunite and attempt to replace Lemmy. That’s an impossible feat. What I did express support for was creating smaller collaborations and paying tribute, which is an entirely different concept. There was some confusion, and I think the headlines misrepresented my words when they read, ‘Mikkey will never play Motörhead again.’ That’s not what I meant at all.”
He then shared his future plans concerning Motörhead’s material:
“Of course, I will play Motörhead. But I will never be a part of trying to put Motörhead as a band out there again with some other f*cking idiot supposed to take Lemmy’s place. So that’s all I said. But to do this [‘Mikkey Dee With Friends’ thing], [it’s] fantastic. And, of course, we’d like to plan something bigger than this in the future, hopefully.”
Mikkey Dee’s recent comments come after a similar discussion in February during an interview with Canada’s The Metal Voice, where he felt his intentions were misconstrued in the media. When asked about the possibility of a Motörhead reunion, Mikkey responded:
“No, I genuinely don’t believe the fans want us to pursue that path. To me, that would cross a line we should never cross. We will never, under any circumstances, tour as Motörhead with someone else attempting to take Lemmy’s place. That will never happen. What we are open to is performing occasional shows here and there.”
Notably, the drummer recently took the stage in Finland for two shows under the banner of ‘Mikkey Dee With Friends,’ where he was joined by Viktor Skatt and Stig William Rickard from the Drippiers. Viktor handled bass and vocals, while Stig William played the guitar.