Matt & Lemmy = Rythym section for Motorhead tour.
Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum is set to deputise for Mikkey Dee on the Motörhead drumstoool – while Dee appears in the Swedish version of TV’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
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
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 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.
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.”
It seems rather strange, Mikkey missing the majority of a tour to be part of a reality TV show. Lemmy clarifies the situation:
“Well he already had it booked, you see. The tour came late. He didn’t tell anybody that he’d declared himself for this thing. Otherwise I would have insisted on him doing the tour, obviously. But seeing as it was a prior obligation, if you say you’ll be there… I think he’s already had the fucking shots, the anti-tropical disease shots.”