Kaaos TV conducted an interview with MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee on May 21 at Hard Rock Café in Helsinki, Finland.
MOTÖRHEAD canceled a handful of shows on its European festival tour in August 2013 after the band’s frontman, Lemmy, suffered a haematoma (where blood collects outside of a blood vessel). The news of Lemmy‘s latest medical issue followed reports that he was also fitted with a defibrillator because of heart problems. The band also postponed a European headlining tour which was scheduled to kick off in November.
Asked how Lemmy is doing now, Mikkey said: “It’s much, much better. He’s been good for awhile. He’s working hard on his health. We just did three weeks in the U.S. He’s up and about. It’s more to get going again. It’s for the whole band. We’ve never been off eight months. But Lemmy‘s much better, and he played great when we did this U.S. leg, so I really hope that he can stay healthy. And he looks good, so that’s all I can say. And he’s working very, very hard on it, too, so all the best.”
MOTÖRHEAD‘s 21st studio album, “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.
MOTÖRHEAD‘s previous CD, 2011’s “The Wörld Is Yours”, opened with 7,000 units to enter the chart at No. 94. The band’s 2008 effort, “Motörizer”, premiered with 6,400 copies to debut at No. 82, while 2006’s “Kiss Of Death” registered a first-week tally of 3,500.
“Aftershock” was recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, California and is described in a press release as “a true leveler, a crushing confirmation of everything MOTÖRHEAD stands for, marching from the dust storm to deliver 14 belting statements which see MOTÖRHEAD in perhaps their best writing form for years.”