Mikkey Dee Performs Motorhead Classics With Members of Butcher Babies + Stone Sour
When Motorhead mainman Lemmy Kilmister passed away, the surviving members of the band released a statement concerning their fallen leader and asked for everyone to remember the icon by playing his music loud. More than two weeks later and there has been no letting up regarding tributes to the rock 'n' roll legend. The band's drummer, Mikkey Dee, joined an all-star cast of musicians onstage recently to jam some Motorhead classics. Loud.
Joining the manic Dee on "Ultimate Jam Night" at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood was Ira Black (Lizzy Borden), Jason Christopher (Prong, Corey Taylor), Todd Youth (Danzig, Motorhead live 2003) and, taking turns fronting the group, Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies) and Christian Martucci (Stone Sour). Kicking off the first song was an all too familiar bass line as the band ripped into the timeless "Ace of Spades" (video above). Harvey, known for her rapid vocal delivery, got plenty of Lemmy's gravelly grit behind her to make for a rousing and punishing version.
Making his way onstage to sing "Overkill" (seen below) was Martucci, who gave an impassioned performance of the devastating track. Like Harvey, he employed more of a screaming technique, but still dug up enough dirt to give the song its authenticity. Unlike Lemmy, who commanded the stage just by standing on it, Martucci is explosive, running back and forth with unbridled energy.
The rock world lost its most iconic figure on Dec. 28 when Lemmy passed away just two days after being diagnosed with terminal neck and brain cancer. He celebrated his 70th birthday only four days before his death and wrapped up a European tour less than three weeks beforehand.
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