On the one-year anniversary of the release of Motörizer, and the day prior to embarking on a North American tour, MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister spoke exclusively with Aaron Small from BraveWords.com.
It was recently announced that Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee will only partake in the first and final dates of this 29 city trek. Reason being, he’ll be filming season one of Kändisdjungeln, Sweden's version of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Of Here! “I can’t wait to see that,” chuckles Lemmy. “He’s in the Malaysian jungle, and he doesn’t like bugs. And I think they have to be parachuted into the fucking thing – and he doesn’t like heights either. So it’s definitely going to be worth watching.”
The question beckons, who will Mikkey’s temporary replacement be? Lemmy answers, “Matt Sorum” of THE CULT, GUNS N’ ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER and CAMP FREDDY. Despite Sorum’s impressive resume, he wasn’t Lemmy’s first choice. “No. I asked Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS, NIRVANA) first, but he couldn’t do it cause he’s doing that thing with McCARTNEY.” Although Matt is only a couple of weeks away from joining Motörhead on stage, surprisingly he hasn’t rehearsed with the band. “No, not yet. He’s going to have to learn some bits of it from the live DVDs. He’ll come out for a couple of days before he starts to watch Mikkey to get the idea. He’ll be alright, he’s a professional.”