Motörhead Have Disbanded Following Lemmy’s Death, Band’s Drummer Confirms

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Following the sudden death of legendary Motörhead front man Lemmy Kilmister on Monday, the band decided to retire in his honor. Motörhead’s current drummer, Mikkey Dee, confirmed to Swedish press shortly after news of Lemmy’s death broke that they will not continue as a band without their founder: “Motörhead is over, of course. 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.” Motörhead recently wrapped up their final tour in Berlin, in support of their 22nd and final album, an end to the band’s long, loud career that Dee now says he’s surprised Lemmy was able to see. “He was terribly gaunt, he spent all his energy on stage and afterwards he was very, very tired,” he says. “It’s incredible that he could even play, that he could finish the Europe tour. It was only 20 days ago. Unbelievable.”

Motörhead Is ‘Over, of Course,’ Confirms Drummer