Following Monday’s death of Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister, Motörhead’s Mikkey Dee told the press that the legendary band has died, as well. “Motörhead is over, of course,” Dee told Expressen of Sweden, via the Daily Mail. “Lemmy was Motörhead. We won’t be doing any more tours or anything. And there won’t be any more records. But the brand survives, and Lemmy lives on in the hearts of everyone.”
That means the last Motörhead show after a 40-year career happened December 11 in Berlin, the last stop on the latest leg of their anniversary tour that was scheduled to resume in Europe next month. In the video below, from the Berlin gig, the band tears through fan favorite “Overkill.”
But it’s clear Lemmy was struggling, and two weeks later he was diagnosed with “an extremely aggressive cancer”. He died two days later, less than a week after his 70th birthday.