British rock/metal icons Motörhead have announced that, following the death of lead singer/bassist Lemmy yesterday, they have split up after 40 years of recording and performing. Drummer Mikkey Dee states:
“Motörhead is over, of course. Lemmy was Motörhead. But the band will live on in the memories of many.
We will not be doing any more tours or anything. And there will not be any more records. But the fire survives, and Lemmy lives on in the hearts of everyone.”
Lemmy, who was the only remaining original member left in Motörhead, died of cancer at the age of 70 in his home in Los Angeles. The band’s last album, Bad Magic, was released four months before Lemmy’s passing.