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Mikkey Dee Recalls Rocky First Motorhead Gig

11/22/2016
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(Classic Rock) Former Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee has recalled how mainman Lemmy stood up for him in his earliest days with the band - while some people thought the Swedish sticksman was a "wanker."

Dee joined up in 1992, replacing classic-era member Philthy 'Animal' Taylor, and remained on board until the band ended with Lemmy's death last December.

He remembers his first show with Motorhead. Dee tells Music Radar: "If eyes could kill I would have been murdered right away. A lot of people didn't know me and they literally stood pointing at me going, 'How can you bring this wanker into the band?' I was the wrong guy completely. They hated me."

"But Lemmy stood up for me. He said, 'Get out of my dressing room. Mikkey's unbelievable, you wait and see!' After the show the same guys wanted to shake my hand - 'This was the best Motorhead show we've ever seen!' And I got accepted."" Read more here.

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