MOTÖRHEAD - New Video Interview With Drummer Mikkey Dee Online
May 19, 2011, 3 years ago
MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee is featured in a new video interview with Dani Buarque at the Lokaos Rock Show, conducted on April 16th in São Paulo, Brazil. Check it out below:
Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister recently spoke with Atlantic City Weekly. An excerpt from the story is available below.
For Motörhead, which will perform Friday, March 4, at the House of Blues at Showboat in Atlantic City, two words sum up the sonic experience: loud and fast.
There’s never been much subtlety with the act, which formed in 1975 after Kilmister was kicked out of British prog-rockers HAWKWIND. Motörhead combined the muscularity of metal with the speed of punk rock.
“It just felt natural for me to do so,” Kilmister says. “It was different from Hawkwind. It was a much better fit and that’s the way it’s stayed all of these years.”
However, it’s not as if Motörhead, which also includes guitarist Phil Campbell and drummer Mikkey Dee, is a British version of America’s RAMONES. There is some variety in the vulgar display of power offered by Kilmister and company.
Another Perfect Day, which dropped in 1983, is perhaps the most menacing Motörhead album to date. 1916, which was released in 1993, possesses the band’s most witty set of lyrics and then there is 1993’s Bastards, which is filled with unrelenting thrash-rock.
“There is a certain style of Motörhead,” Kilmister explains. “But there are differences from album to album. Each song stands on its own. But the thing is that we go all out with each song. We give as much energy as we can.”
That’s not just in the studio or onstage. The magnetic Kilmister gives maximum effort whether performing or partying. It’s not surprising that he’s bored during this politically correct era in rock.
“It kills me how bland this period is,” Kilmister says bluntly. “You go backstage these days and you see 20 bottles of Perrier and a bag of nuts. What’s wrong with this fucking picture? Everything is so healthy today and it’s terrible. I don’t get it.”
Nor does Kilmister, who claims that he has done every drug except heroin and morphine, get today’s rock and pop stars.
“What the fuck is it about John Mayer?” Kilmister asks. “Someone should explain him to me. And the same goes for Justin Bieber. They’re all such boring people. They’re so fucking serious. I’m not interested in people as boring as that. It’s a shame these people are popular entertainers.”
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