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“Motörhead Is Over” Says Drummer After Lemmy Kilmister’s Death

Written by Tom Williams on December 30, 2015

As the music world mourns the death of Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister, who died yesterday aged 70, the band’s drummer Mikkey Dee (pictured left) has said the group is now officially “over”.

Speaking with Expressen, Dee says Kilmister, who was Motörhead’s sole original member, is the only source of the band’s identity.

“Motörhead is over, of course. Lemmy was Motörhead. But the band will live on in the memories of many,” Dee says.

Dee, who joined Motörhead in 1992, says the band will cease touring and won’t record any more music.

“We won’t be doing any more tours or anything. And there won’t be any more records. But the brand survives, and Lemmy lives on in the hearts of everyone,” he says.

Motörhead played their last show in Berlin earlier this year, when Kilmister was already ill. “He was terribly gaunt, he spent all his energy on stage and afterwards he was very, very tired,” Dee says.

“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 him. It’s heartening that we didn’t cancel because of Lemmy.

“I’m incredibly grateful over the years we had, and that we had such a good time together.”

Motörhead issued a statement following Kilmister’s death, saying the frontman died of an aggressive form of cancer after being diagnosed on Boxing Day.

Motörhead’s longtime manager Todd Singerman has told Sky News (Via Independent) that Kilmister was given “two to six months to live” when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer on Saturday, two days before his death.

Singerman says Kilmister went to hospital two days after a star-studded birthday party at Los Angeles’ Whisky A Go Go club on 13th December because he was feeling unwell, and tests later showed terminal cancer in his brain and neck.

Since Kilmister’s passing, tributes have been flooding in, with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl going so far as to get an Ace Of Spades tattoo in the singer’s memory, according to this Instagram post:

Tattooed #davegrohl from the #foofighters last night hella cool dude

A photo posted by royaltattooz (@royaltattooist) on

Catch a series of 13 badass Lemmy photos, below.

Gallery: 13 Photos Of Lemmy Kilmister At His Most Badass

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