Motörhead Drummer Discusses How Lemmy Would Handle Today’s “Political Correctness” 

Motörhead Drummer Discusses How Lemmy Would Handle Today’s “Political Correctness” 
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The rock and metal world sadly lost iconic Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister back in 2015 shortly after the singer learned he had been diagnosed with cancer. 

Known almost as much for his hard living lifestyle as he was his unmistakable music, Lemmy often discussed politics, world views, drugs, military history and any number of different subjects with an incomparable wit and wisdom.

Recently, longtime Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee was asked to share a crazy story of his time with the band in an interview with Metal Pilgrim.

“That’s the hardest question you can ask me, because like Lemmy used to say, ‘We are ‘Spinal Tap’ with no script.’” Dee said.

“Because there was sh*t happening — funny stuff — every single day. But I can’t just take one [incident]; it’s too hard because we had so much fun together, and there was so much craziness happening that today sometimes if I’m lying in bed thinking back on certain tours or whatever, I go, ‘I can’t believe that happened.’ Today it’s almost impossible to think because the world has changed so much with acceptance of everything. One thing I’m glad Lemmy [doesn’t] have to experience is this f*cking political correctness that I can’t stand.”

Dee was asked if Motörhead would be “canceled” in today’s social climate. 

“We would be so off the scale,” he said. “I mean, to play a joke on someone and then to take a joke from someone, that is life; that’s the way it should be. But today you can’t say anything, really, before people freak out over absolutely nothing. And no sense of humor at all.”

“So, I’m glad Lemmy doesn’t have to experience this because he would be going f*cking crazy,” he added. “‘Cause he was a jokester, and with Motörhead we played jokes on each other all the time, and with other people. And we were good sports, and we could take any kind of joke back. So that’s how we were. That’s why a lot of craziness happened in a very funny way. But thinking about some of this sh*t, I go, ‘Oh my God. If we would do this now, we would be in jail. We would be off this planet. They’d put us on the moon, for sure.'”

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