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Motörhead drummer says band will never reunite without Lemmy

Mikkey Dee says the idea of restarting the band without the legendary bassist is "impossible".

By Will Richards

Lemmy performing live with Motörhead in 2011. (Picture: Wiki Commons)

Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee has said the idea of the band reuniting without their legendary late bassist Lemmy would be “impossible”.

Lemmy Kilmister died in December 2015 at 70 years of age from prostate cancer, a diagnosis he revealed publicly just two days before his death.

Speaking to Chaoszine, Dee said that there is no chance of a future Motörhead reunion without Lemmy. “I said, ‘We will never, ever get back together and replace Lemmy. That’s impossible,’” he said, but left the door open to performing the band’s songs live again in the future with Campbell, or taking part in tribute events for the bassist.

“But I will never be a part of trying to put Motörhead as a band out there again with some other fucking idiot supposed to take Lemmy’s place,” he said. “So that’s all I said. But to do [Mikkey Dee with Friends] – fantastic. And, of course, we’d like to plan something bigger than this in the future, hopefully.”

Earlier this year, Lemmy’s ashes were scattered by Dee and guitarist Phil Campbell at a bar in German village Wacken, which had been named after the singer.

Some of his ashes were also scattered at the metal festival Wacken Open Air, held in the same location.