MIKKEY DEE Says He 'Wasn't Ready For MOTÖRHEAD' The First Time He Was Asked To Join The Band

MIKKEY DEE Says He 'Wasn't Ready For MOTÖRHEAD' The First Time He Was Asked To Join The Band

MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee says has no regrets about turning down the opportunity to join the band the first time he was asked, saying that he simply "wasn't ready" to be in a band with Lemmy and Co. nearly 30 years ago.

During a recent interview with Finland's Radio Rock, the Swedish musician — who officially joined MOTÖRHEAD at the end of 1991 after a lengthy stint with KING DIAMOND — stated about the first time he was approached about becoming a member of MOTÖRHEAD (see video below): "That must have been 1986, I believe…

"It's hard to explain, but they had… They asked me in '86 or the beginning of '87, but we were doing really good with KING DIAMOND. And I'd never really been flying between bands, because it's a bigger band asking me or if there is more money, or whatever it could be. But we were a bunch of friends that really enjoyed what we were doing, with KING, and I'm glad that I stayed and did not join MOTÖRHEAD at that point, because I would have been long gone. [laughs] I wasn't ready for MOTÖRHEAD in 1986. No, I just said, 'Thanks very much, I guess, and I'm gonna stay with KING,' or 'our own band,' as we called it."

Due to a production error, the release date of the reissue of MOTÖRHEAD's 21st studio album, "Aftershock", originally scheduled for July 29 via UDR/Motörhead Music, has been pushed back to August 26. The CD was helmed by longtime producer Cameron Webb (MEGADETH, DISTURBED). The expanded edition will contain a bonus live CD — also recorded by Webb — consisting of live material comprised from the band's historic appearances in early 2014.

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"Aftershock" sold 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 22 on The Billboard 200 chart.


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