Longtime Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee is now a member of the Scorpions. In a new interview with BackstageAxxess.com that you can watch above, he talked about the band's upcoming plans, reflected on the passing of Lemmy Kilmister and other topics.

Dee talked about that fact that it has been over a year since the 2015 passing of his bandmate Lemmy Kilmister (transcription via Blabbermouth). "That's really weird," he says. "That is weird. And just the other day I was thinking, it's been so long since I've talked to him. Because even if we had a break here and there with Motorhead, we always spoke to each other. Maybe not every week — he was in L.A. and I was in Sweden — but every other week at least. He'd call me, or I'd call him, and he'd go, 'What the hell's happening, Mik? Are we getting out there?' You know, we always had something."

"So it's unbelievable — a full year," states Dee. "Well, he's up there, or down there, or wherever he is. And hopefully he enjoys what I'm doing. I know he loved Scorpions. He respected that band tremendously. He kept saying, 'Oh, they played longer than us.' It's a real band. As I said in a lot of interviews, every snare hit I do from now on will be a small tribute to my friend Lemmy. And that's how I feel."

As to what the Scorpions have planned, Dee says, "It's gonna be touring. Scorpions, a while back, wanted to have a bit of a break, and that's where we are right now. So it'll be several months now where we're just relaxing. They've been touring so hard, and so did I. So it feels pretty good."

Dee continues, "But by spring now, we're gonna get together and then we're gonna tour our asses off, really. And then hopefully maybe next year we'll get together and we can produce an album. I don't know. It's a little up to the guys, and we'll see what happens."

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