It’s hardly a big surprise but Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee has confirmed that the band is over.
Lemmy had hinted in one of his final interviews in early December that the band may continue without him when he told Dave Ling in Classic Rock that if the band wanted to continue after his passing, he would not have a problem with it.
However, it is now official that ‘Bad Magic’, the 22nd Motörhead studio album which was was released on August 28th, will be the last one and there will be no more live appearances.
“Motörhead is over, of course,” Mikkey told Sweden’s Expressen newspaper. “Lemmy was Motörhead. But the band will live on in the memories of many.”
He added: “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.”
Motörhead’s final concert took place on December 11th in Berlin, Germany.
“He was terribly gaunt,” Mikkey said. “He spent all his energy on stage and afterwards he was very, very tired. It’s incredible that he could even play, that he could finish the Europe tour. It was only 20 days ago. Unbelievable.
“It feels fantastic that we were able to complete the tour with Lemmy. It’s heartening that we didn’t cancel because of Lemmy.
“I’m incredibly grateful over the years we’ve had, and that we had such a good time together.”