Lemmy ‘Rejected’ Big Names For Motorhead Tour

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Motorhead’s Mikkey Day revealed that Lemmy turned down a classic Motorhead lineup reunion in a new Waste Some Time with Jason Green interview.

“I remember Motorhead being asked that same question years and years back. Lemmy was asked if wanted to do one tour with [classic ‘Ace of Spades’ era members] ‘Philthy’ [Phil Taylor, drums] and Eddie [Clarke, guitar], and he said, ‘Why on Earth would I do that? I’m playing with the best band I ever had.’

“I actually told him, ‘Look, maybe you should do it, it would be a fun thing for our fans.’ But he wasn’t interested in that. Sometimes, it’s not good to look back the whole time, you should look forward.

“I still think King Diamond is a great band, and I’m very proud to have played with that band, and created something, not only for the band, but for myself because I created a great backbone, and I earned some serious stress on my shoulder over the years that we were touring.

“And I learned a lot from those days. I’m totally grateful for that. But I think every band should look forward, not looking back trying to grasp what was there once. We came at the right time with the right band – we were at the right place at the right time, if you will.

“And I believe that you can never create that again. It would be a fun thing to do, don’t get me wrong, and I will be totally up for it, it would be great fun to play with King and Andy, and maybe [bassist] Hal Patino, [guitarist] Pete Blakk, Michael Denner…

“But that’s not what I’m looking for. That’s King Diamond’s decision if he feels like it. And if I would be off! We are touring so much with Scorpions normally that I barely have time to take Swedish tobacco in my mouth.” Ultimate-Guitar transcribed his comments.