If the surviving members of Motörhead were to hit the road together and tour under the name “Motörhead,” but would have a new artist standing in as their bassist and singer, would you attend such a show?
Recently, Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee was asked by the folks over at The Metal Voice if he and Phil Campbell would be open to such an idea.
Here is what Dee said in regard to that concept (as transcribed by Blabbermouth):
“No. I really don’t think [the fans] want us to do that. That, to me, is stepping over the line. We will never, ever, ever tour with Motörhead as a name ever and bring someone else in [to play Lemmy’s parts]. That will never happen.
“But what we are doing is doing some shows here and there…
“I just did two shows Saturday and Sunday here in Sweden with two younger guys and did 10 Motörhead songs. And this show sold out in less than two weeks. We had to add that Sunday. And it’s so great to play the old classics again and perform.
“But it has nothing to do with trying to be Motörhead. And this is not advertised as Motörhead; it’s advertised [as] ‘Mikkey Dee With Friends’, for instance. So there’s definitely a line there.”
There you have it, as far as Dee is concerned, he does not want someone filling in for Lemmy‘s parts and he will never tour under the name “Motörhead” ever again.
If you are a fan of the band, do you agree with Dee’s stance? Or, would you really like to see a Motörhead tour where the band found someone to step in for the role of bassist and singer?
If you are interested in checking out the full interview involving Dee, you can do so below.